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Anti Semitism

Joe Biden Apologizes For Using Term Some Deem Offensive Toward Jews

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for using the term "Shylocks," which some Jews deem offensive, in a Tuesday speech for the Legal Serv...

Are the NFL's Woes Good for Soccer?

Michael J. Agovino | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports
Michael J. Agovino

It goes without saying that this has been a bad couple of weeks for the NFL, so much so that a tweet -- post-Ray Rice, pre-Adrian Peterson -- came my way that read, "Let's all start watching soccer instead!"

Ayelet Waldman's New Book Is More Than a Holocaust Novel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

It would be a mistake to call Love and Treasure a Holocaust novel, although it is that, too. More than anything, this is a tale of hope and the unbreakable spirit of a people, the transformative power of love and the miracle of the birth of Eretz Israel.

Stoking the Fire: Anti-Semitism and Intellectuals in Today's Turkey

Umut Özkırımlı | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Umut Özkırımlı

The Turkish government and its "organic intellectuals" have been stoking the fire of polarization and exclusion for quite some time now. Yet the fire of anti-semitism, and more generally racism, bears few resemblances to other fires.

Reckless Policies, Dire Consequences

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.04.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Netanyahu-led government's announcement of its decision to annex nearly 1,000 acres of Palestinian land in the West Bank between the Etzion settlement block and Jerusalem amounts to nothing less than a reckless and offensive act that only further undermines Israel's moral international standing and has dire future consequences.

Rallies Protesting Anti-Semitism Held Across Europe

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion

Accounts of anti-Semitism have risen throughout Europe in the wake of the ongoing Gaza conflict, illustrating a disturbing trend that some say is the ...

Sophia Jones

Jewish Corset-Shop Owner Fights Eviction To Keep His Slice Of Istanbul History

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Three generations of men in Ilya Avramoglu’s family have devoted their lives to women’s undergarments. But after 78 years in busine...

London Rally Will Push Zero-Tolerance Of Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Leaders of Britain’s small but vocal Jewish community will call on the government, police and public to show zero toleranc...

Boycotting University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jonathan Judaken | Posted 08.29.2014 | College
Jonathan Judaken

The grounds of the academic war zone that surrounds Israel/Palestine are booby-trapped and they are shifting.

History Repeats Itself and the World Remains Silent

Jonathan Biron | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Jonathan Biron

The battle against anti-Semitism is a human and moral one. It should unite all those who seek peace and equality in the world. The battle against anti-Semitism is about human rights and democracy.

Zara Apologizes For Pajamas That Look Just Like A Concentration Camp Uniform

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business

Fashion giant Zara pulled a children’s shirt from its stores after customers complained that the striped pajama top with a yellow star resembled Hol...

Globalization of Hatred

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

While it has never been easier to create a web of hatred online and off, it is still possible to harness the power of the Internet, and our network of communities offline, to create a counter insurgency.

Images of Jesus as Christian, Jew, Criminal, and Divine: Conception Drives Perception

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Like my students, Jews have shunned Jesus and failed to recognize his dedicated commitment to Judaism -- a recognition that does not require accepting him as the Messiah.

End the 'Jew Tax'

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Michael L. Millenson

My family and many others pay what I've dubbed the "Jew Tax;" that is, the portion of our suburban Chicago synagogue dues that goes for surveillance cameras, alarms and a security guard on duty during services and when kids are in Hebrew school.

Here's How You Can Fight Anti-Semitic Hate Speech Online

Religion News Service | Lugi Serenelli | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion

BERLIN (RNS) It’s been 17 years since Suzette Bronkhorst co-founded the Dutch Complaints Bureau for Discrimination on the Internet, but she said she...

How The Mideast Conflict Nourishes Anti-Semitism

Tahar ben Jelloun | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Tahar ben Jelloun

The Jews are caught in a contradiction between protection of memory and the intolerable nature of the massacres committed by the Jewish state.

Idealism + Self-Interest = US Support for Israel

Gil Troy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Gil Troy

In fact, Americans' ability to tell right from wrong and democrat from dictator best explains America's pro-Israel policy, which advances America's interests while expressing liberal values.

Still Correct to Not Hire Anti-Israel Prof

Nathaniel Zelinsky | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Nathaniel Zelinsky

Yesterday, Stanford professor David Palumbo-Liu wrote a response to my piece, in which he claims that I am either willfully ignorant or distort facts. Readers can sort much of this controversy for themselves. However, I would like to briefly address several of Palumbo-Liu's assertions.

Israel Doesn't Get a Free Pass, but Anti-Semitism Doesn't Either

Holly Dagres | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Holly Dagres

While criticizing Israel certainly isn't anti-Semitic, it is important to note there is a fine line to cross when some begin equating Zionism with Judaism in an effort to show support for Palestine during this politically charged time.

Will Zionism and Hamas Ideology Be Criminalized?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains one of few options for the "State of Palestine," but it's one with profound implications for Zionism and Hamas.

9 Disgusting Anti-Semitic Attacks Worldwide In Wake Of Gaza Conflict

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.07.2014 | Religion

The violent conflict in Gaza has provoked passionate reactions from people around the world, due to the horrific scenes of death and destruction and t...

The Butcher's Bill in Gaza: Far Greater than Casualty Figures

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

In the widely-praised naval series by Patrick O'Brian, following each engagement, Captain Jack Aubrey would ask ship doctor Stephen Maturin "What is the butcher's bill"? The fictional hero wanted a casualty count.

Prime Minister Tries To Rope U.S. Congress Into Blaming Israel For Anti-Semitism

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Israeli actions in Gaza ‘surpassed what Hitler did to them.’ Now he’s digging in deeper in a letter sent on his be...

Italy's Interior Minister Expels Iman For Anti-Semitism

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Italian officials on Tuesday (Aug. 5) moved to expel a Moroccan imam who was caught on video inciting violence against Jews during Israel...

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.