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Naftali, Eyal, Gilad and the Palestinian Culture of Hate

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.03.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

These three young men were killed by hateful people who had no regard for humanity or the values of life treasured by most. Until the world truly understands this evil and acts to combat it, cultures of hate like those responsible for taking the lives of Naftali, Eyal and Gilad will sadly continue to flourish.

Almost Half The World Has Never Heard Or Denies The Holocaust, Survey

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The first-ever global study of anti-Semitic attitudes shows that more than a quarter of the world’s population harbors intense anti-Jewish sen...

Anti-Semitic Incidents In U.S. Declined By 19 Percent This Year

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Continuing a decade-long drop, anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. declined by 19 percent, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s most recen...

Son of God Is the Anti-Gibson

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ was a passion of hate. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's new film, Son of God, slated to arrive in theaters nationwide on February 28, is the true anti-Gibson. From start to finish, theirs is a much more sensitive effort.

Every Word Of This Holocaust Book Is A Punch In The Gut

Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion

Phil Chernofsky brutally depicts the death toll of the Holocaust in stark black-and-white in his book, And Every Single One Was Someone. The 1...

Sports Teams: Why Majority Doesn't Make the Rules

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Abraham H. Foxman

Today, offensive caricatures are no longer prevalent, public figures cannot utter ethnic slurs without repercussions, and numerous college sports teams have moved away from names that evoke negative stereotypes. And yet, a vestige of that insensitive tradition remains.

Abbas at the UN -- Progress, But a Long Way to Go

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 12.04.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Each September, Mahmoud Abbas stands before the UN General Assembly and in fiery, confrontational language, gives a speech almost fully comprised of allegations of Israel's crimes and misdeeds against the Palestinian people.

An Open Letter to Roger Waters

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment
Abraham H. Foxman

If you wanted to sincerely address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, you could express your support for a two-state solution, and encourage your fellow musicians to embrace the notion of Israel living in peace and security with a Palestinian state.

Jewish Group Slams 'SNL' Over Hagel Sketch

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.13.2013 | Comedy

The Anti-Defamation League has penned an open letter to "Saturday Night Live" executive producer Lorne Michaels condemning an unaired sketch that they...

Israeli-Palestinian Textbook Study Overlooks Core Issue

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

It is clear that however well-meaning the sponsors and researchers of the textbook study may have been, the lack of sufficient historical, social and geopolitical context distort the findings and render this study distorted and counterproductive.

Remembering Those Who Had Courage to Care

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Aside from Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, which in 1993 so greatly elevated public awareness of one rescuer in particular, the stories of the righteous gentiles who stepped up to make a profound, life-altering choice have been largely forgotten to history.

The Next Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theory

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 12.20.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

It is incumbent upon all good people who reject hateful conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism to stand up and speak out, so that these unacceptable views remain marginalized and relegated to the far fringes of society and the darkest corners of cyberspace.

California's Shameful Spot On Hate Crimes Report

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Reports of anti-Semitic hate crimes declined by 13 percent nationwide in 2011, but California continues to lead in vandalism, harassment, and assault ...

Amanda Terkel

Leading Jewish Group Condemns Michele Bachmann's Anti-Muslim Allegations

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading Jewish organization on Friday forcefully condemned the allegations made by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and four other memb...

Convergence and Divergence in U.S. and Israel Policy on Iran

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Both Americans and Israelis must question the likelihood of success of an attack on Iran, and the potential for dire consequences. But the conclusion each reaches may once again differ significantly because of divergent starting points.

Wannsee at 70: The Lessons of Hatred Endure

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

As we commemorate the anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, that infamous meeting where the Nazis formally adopted the "Final Solution", let us focus on what was unique about the Holocaust amid the other atrocities of the modern era.

Michael Calderone

Will Pat Buchanan Return To MSNBC After Book Tour?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.08.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Pat Buchanan, the longtime conservative pundit, has been making the TV rounds in recent weeks promoting his latest book, "Suicide of a Sup...

Arizona's Attorney General Says Ethnic/Mexican American Studies "Must Be Destroyed," Quoting Cato's Call for War

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.12.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

Speaking on a public panel in Phoenix on Saturday, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne invoked the infamous words of warfare by Roman statesman Cato and called for the destruction of Tucson's Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies Program.

Joy Resmovits

Lawsuit: Florida Voucher Measure Misleads By Using Language Of Religious Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

Florida's largest teachers' union joined the American Civil Liberties Union and several rabbis and ministers seeking to halt a 2012 ballot measure the...

Six Words That Could Change History

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 08.14.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Israel, if it stands for anything in the Arab mind, is an assertion of Jewish equality. This is difficult for Arabs and Muslims to swallow under any circumstances, but particularly so because that assertion is being made in the heartland of the Arab world. But they must.

Abu Mazen: Man of Peace?

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Abu Mazen's case for going to the U.N. for support of a Palestinian state because there is no other way is a gross distortion of events, which again raises questions about his intent.

Europe's Contradictions on Iran Sanctions

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

"Sanctionable" is one of a few English words to have two contrary meanings: legally punishable and ethically approvable. The contradiction appears to translate well into three European languages: German, Italian and Spanish.

Miral's Rula Jebreal: The Palestinian Woman who wrote the Book that Started this Big Screening War

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

This week, days before Miral's release, I talked to Rula Jebreal about her life, her story, the film, violence, and her optimism for a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

ADL Condemns Beck For Comments About Branch Of Judaism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Anti-Defamation League condemned Glenn Beck on Wednesday for comments he made about Reform Judaism. Speaking on his Tuesday radio show, Beck br...

Conspiracy Theories, Anti-Semitism, and the Delegitimization of Israel

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

We are living at a time when conspiracy theories are flourishing. And when conspiracy theories are broadly popular they almost inevitably end up focusing on Jews.