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 By Jacob Gurvis    News    April 5, 2024 

Steven Spielberg decries 'machinery of extremism' on campus

LOS ANGELES (JTA) - Steven Spielberg warned that "the machinery of extremism is being used on college campuses" and lamented those killed in Israel and Gaza while being honored for his Holocaust...

 
 By Luke Tress    News    April 5, 2024 

To evade pro-Palestinian protests, some Jewish and Israeli events are keeping their locations low-profile

(New York Jewish Week) – When event producer Erez Safar announced a Valentine’s Day comedy show to raise funds for survivors of the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, the flier included a date, time and photo of headliner Daniel Ryan Spaulding, the non...

 
 News    April 5, 2024 

The Borscht Belt is burning: In the Catskills, abandoned resorts keep catching fire

By Luke Tress (New York Jewish Week) — On a cold night last week, Barbara Hoff, the owner of an antique store in the Catskills, heard from a friend in the local fire department that the Nevele Grand Hotel was burning. Hoff, who lives in the town o...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    April 5, 2024 

School district will let students opt out of Holocaust lesson

(JTA) – A school district in suburban Virginia is drawing backlash for announcing that middle school students could opt out of a talk by a Holocaust survivor on Monday. Critics of the school connected the announcement with widespread reports of s...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    April 5, 2024 

Police in Newton, Massachusetts, investigating string of vandalism targeting pro-Israel homes as hate crimes

(JTA) – Authorities in Newton, Massachusetts, said they are investigating a string of seven recent instances of vandalism targeting homes with pro-Israel signs as individual hate crimes. In one incident this week, more than 100 posters displaying Isr...

 
 News    April 5, 2024 

NFL player clarifies remark about Jews

(JNS) - Ahmad ("Sauce") Gardner, an American football cornerback for the New York Jets, has clarified that he didn't mean to suggest any antisemitic conspiracies in comments he made on a livestream br...

 

Many JCCs 'quietly' stripping Israel from their missions

(JNS) — The pro-Israel writer who uses the pseudonym “Elder of Ziyon,” had the sense that Jewish community centers were downplaying Israel programming compared to what they had done in the past. So, he started looking at JCC websites at random to se...

 

1200-plus Jews in entertainment industry pen letter condemning Glazer speech

(JNS) — More than 450 Jewish executives and Hollywood professionals have signed an open letter denouncing the speech film director Jonathan Glazer gave at the Academy Awards ceremony on March 10 when accepting his Oscar for Best International F...

 

Jewish org presents Trump with menorah

(JNS) — Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday received an award from the Israel Heritage Foundation in appreciation of his efforts to forge normalization agreements between the Jewish state and four Arab nations under the guise of the Abraham...

 
 By Luke Tress    News    March 8, 2024

One third of Americans are reluctant to vote for a pro-Israel politician, ADL survey finds

(JTA) – More than a third of Americans would be reluctant to vote for a pro-Israel politician. One fifth are uncomfortable buying products from Israel. More than 40 percent at least somewhat agreed that Israel intends to cause as much Palestinian s...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 1, 2024

'Uncommitted' campaign protesting Biden's Israel support nets 100,000+ votes in Michigan primary

(JTA) — A campaign to protest President Joe Biden’s support of Israel by voting “Uncommitted” in the Michigan Democratic presidential primary declared victory on Tuesday night, as returns showed the movement garnering more than 10 percent of the vot...

 
 By Jason Shvili    News    March 1, 2024

Biden courts pro-terror voters in desperate re-election bid

(FLAME via JNS) — If members of the Ku Klux Klan vote overwhelmingly Republican, should Republican politicians adopt policies that curry favor with white supremacists? Certainly not. It would not only be wrong, it would also offend the vast m...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    February 23, 2024

Jewish billionaire David Rubenstein buys his hometown Baltimore Orioles

(JTA) - Jewish billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein has reportedly agreed to purchase the MLB's Baltimore Orioles. Rubenstein, a Baltimore native who is best known as the...

 

Hollywood stars join new campaign against Jew-hatred

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — In the wake of the global rise of antisemitism, a new campaign against Jew-hatred launched Tuesday with the participation of influential Jewish and non-Jewish celebrities, athletes and opinion makers. The project, named ...

 

2 Matisyahu concerts in the Southwest are canceled after pro-Palestinian activists protest

(JTA) — Two concerts by Matisyahu, the American Jewish singer famous for his peace anthem “One Day,” have been canceled after pro-Palestinian protesters targeted venues where he was set to perform. Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico, canceled one c...

 

Crime-ridden Chicago now embraces terrorism

(JNS) — Death may be the ultimate fate of us all, but it comes in many forms. In Chicago in recent years, all too often it has come from a bullet amid gangland turf wars and skyrocketing violent crime. In southern Israel on Oct. 7, it came for 1,200...

 

Anti-Israel protesters block New York streets during Biden campaign visit

(JNS) - During a fundraising trip to New York City on Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden encountered protesters brandishing "Genocide Joe" placards who disrupted traffic and at one point stalled his...

 

Amid calls for her resignation, Omar claims she was misquoted

(JNS) — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), a member of the so-called progressive “Squad” in Congress and originally from Mogadishu, is facing calls for her resignation after, critics say, she promised to do all she could to prevent a Somaliland deal with...

 

House passes antisemitism bill

With only three representatives voting against it, the Florida House of Representatives passed House Bill 187 that defines what antisemitic speech is, and now it moves on to the Senate. Sponsor of the bill, Rep. Mike Gottlieb (D-Plantation), told the...

 
 By David Swindle    News    February 9, 2024

Tlaib, Cori Bush vote to allow Oct. 7 attackers into US

(JNS) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted 422-2 on Wednesday to deny entry into the United States to non-U.S. citizen members of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad who attacked Israel on Oct. 7. Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) introduced H...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    February 2, 2024

Robert Kraft's Foundation to Combat Antisemitism to run 30-second Super Bowl ad

(JTA) — As reports of antisemitism have surged since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war, Jewish groups have sought to spotlight the issue through rallies, news coverage, billboards and social media campaigns. Next month, it will receive airtime d...

 
 By JTA staff    News    January 26, 2024

DeSantis exits presidential race

(JTA) - Ron DeSantis' decision to end his presidential campaign leaves Nikki Haley as the only serious Republican challenger to Donald Trump, potentially consolidating her support among Jewish voters and donors in the party who seek an alternative...

 

Outright Jew-hatred and support for terrorists on display during 'March for Gaza' in Washington

(JNS) - Speakers at a "March for Gaza" in Washington on Jan. 13 promised that Israel would cease to exist and, to the cheers of thousands of attendees, accused U.S. President Joe Biden of supporting...

 

'Persistent, threatening' Jew-hatred at American U

(JNS) — A hostile environment toward Jews and Israelis has been growing for years at American University, in Washington, D.C., “but has intensified following the Oct. 7 Hamas attack against Israelis,” according to a 26-page complaint filed with the U...

 
 By Luke Tress    News    January 19, 2024

What happened at Chabad's Brooklyn headquarters?

(New York Jewish Week) – On Tuesday, a group of Jewish men gathered to pray under a leaky white tent in the drizzling rain outside the Chabad-Lubavitch movement's world headquarters in Crown H...

 

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