Fighting Anti-Semitism

September 15, 2020

“Systemic” also describes antisemitism on college campuses

by Sarah Stern (JNS) — The summer of 2020 is officially over. It will always be remembered as the summer of COVID-19 and of a painful period of national introspection about whether or not there is a problem of systemic […]
September 11, 2020

Tulane Webinar: When is Criticism of Israel Antisemitic?

Antisemitic French cartoon depicting Israeli soldiers as bloodthirsty and Zionism as a murderous ideology. (ADL) by Richard Friedman  Not all criticism of Israel is antisemitic. But some of it is. Recognizing the difference is crucial in this day and age to […]
September 10, 2020

CUFI: Not Silent and Not Still Regarding Antisemitism

by Shari Dollinger (JNS) — This week’s Torah portion is Deuteronomy 29:20-30:9, which calls upon Israel to be faithful to the covenant in the land God has given them. God promises that even if Israel is scattered among the nations […]
September 5, 2020

Takes one: CAIR’s criticism of Nation of Islam’s antisemitism rings hollow

by Leonard Getz (JNS) — In a rare move, the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined a chorus of criticism aimed at a local black Muslim leader who posted anti-Semitic tropes to his social media. Rodney […]
September 1, 2020

Israel on her mind as Christian woman combats antisemitism for Jewish organization

by Richard Friedman Criticism of Israeli policies is fair game — it can be expected of a robust democracy. What is not fair game, however, are antisemitic attacks against Israel, in which the world’s only majority Jewish state is demonized and delegitimized. […]
August 26, 2020

Fight against antisemitism faces new foe: QAnon

A QAnon supporter at a rally for U.S. President Donald Trump. Source: YouTube. by Jackson Richman (JNS) — The word QAnon — and the conspiracy theories behind it — keep making headlines of late. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican congressional […]
August 24, 2020

Birmingham Holocaust Center Program Reflects Need for a Strong Israel

by Richard Friedman  Powerful words from former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the Holocaust, coupled with an emotional reference to Israel from Auburn University’s Jewish basketball coach, Bruce Pearl, highlighted the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center’s annual fundraiser August 23, […]
August 14, 2020

Florida State adopts IHRA antisemitism definition — after contentious summer on campus

Photo: Ahmad Daraldik While many groups are praising Florida State University for adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism, the move comes after a contentious summer that saw the student senate refuse to act against a president who […]
June 10, 2020

Groups on far left, far right co-opt Black Lives Matter movement to target Israel, Jews

A poster from a protest in London linking Black Lives Matter movement to the situation facing the Palestinians. Source: Apartheid Off Campus via Facebook by Sean Savage (JNS) — Groups on the far-right and far-left, including pro-Palestinian organizations with links […]