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Standing up to Jewish hatred

A lot of people, including Jaguars’ owner Shad Kahn, New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, the University of Florida and the University of Georgia spoke out clearly against the antisemitic message posted...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 4, 2022

A bitter battle between two bagel shops boils over

(JTA) — A feud between two Jewish bagel shop owners in Columbus, Ohio, has spilled out of the oven and into full public view, resulting in a lawsuit and restraining order. The Columbus Jewish News reports that the owner of Block’s Bagels, a...

 

Harvard and MIT host Palestinian speaker with history of antisemitic rhetoric

(JNS) - Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently hosted events with Palestinian activist Mohammed El-Kurd, who has made a series of anti-semitic comments. El-Kurd,...

 

Jessica Seinfeld's Instagram post about Kanye West's antisemitism goes viral

(JTA) - As images of the banner held above Interstate 405 in Los Angeles claiming "Kanye is right about the Jews" ricocheted around the internet this weekend, Jessica Seinfeld decided to take a...

 
 By Kassy Dillon    News    November 4, 2022

Wellesley College condemns anti-Israel Mapping Project

(JNS) — In response to its student paper’s editorial board endorsing the controversial Boston “Mapping Project” of Jewish sites around Massachusetts, Wellesely College condemned the project for promoting antisemitism. “While it is not...

 

Kanye West's anti-Semitism draws more condemnations

(JNS) — Rapper Kanye West’s anti-Semitic social media posts and interviews continued to be condemned on Wednesday. In a statement, the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations called his comments dangerous....

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    October 28, 2022

A provocative 'Hitler truck' inflames tensions in Berkeley amid 'Jew-free zones' accusation

(JTA) - Three weeks after a prominent pro-Israel activist accused the University of California, Berkeley of creating "Jew-free zones," two trucks rolled into town to address the controversy. One of th...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 28, 2022

Trump again decries lack of US Jewish appreciation for him, as Zionist group prepares to fete him

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump, the former U.S. president, has once again said he is baffled by the lack of appreciation he feels coming from American Jews. “No president has done more for Israel than I have,” he said on Truth Social, the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 21, 2022

No more training on Yom Kippur

(JTA) — The U.S. Air Force Academy has pledged to “correct” its processes to ensure that it does not schedule key events on major faith holidays after a mandatory training exercise took place on Yom Kippur. “The U.S. Air Force Academy...

 

Stanford U apologizes for discriminating against Jewish applicants in the 1950s

(JTA) — An official investigation by Stanford University released Wednesday confirmed longstanding suspicions that university administrators acted to limit Jewish enrollment in the 1950s while publicly denying that they were doing so. In tandem wit...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 21, 2022

Kanye West's vow to 'go death con 3' on Jews and his antisemitism controversy, explained

(JTA) — It started with a shirt and ended in a conflagration over antisemitism and Republican politics. Such is the extended news cycle over multiple antisemitic comments during the last week by Kanye West, the artist and provocateur who prefers to...

 

Concerns arise over Democratic lawmakers meddling in Israeli politics

(JNS) — Pro-Israel organizations in the U.S. are privately voicing their concerns that two Democratic members of Congress may have meddled in Israeli politics by recently calling on opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu to exclude a controversial, r...

 
 By Kassy Dillon    News    October 14, 2022

Wellesley's student paper editorial board says anti-Israel Mapping Project 'is providing a vital service'

(JNS) — Wellesley College’s student newspaper endorsed the controversial Boston “Mapping Project” last week in an article penned by the editorial board, claiming the project provides a “vital service.” The project, published this past...

 

More than 90 percent of slanted articles in top U.S campus papers were biased against Israel

(JNS) — Between 2017 and 2022, 92.82 percent of the articles in leading U.S. college newspapers that strayed from journalistic objectivity were anti-Israel, according to a report from Alums for Campus Fairness. ACF surveyed 75 leading college and...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    October 14, 2022

Does UC Berkeley really have 'Jew-free zones'?

(JTA) – It seemed like a headline out of the 19th century: a warning of “Jew-free zones” at the University of California-Berkeley. That’s the phrase being employed by some prominent pro-Israel groups this week to describe a dispute at UC...

 
 By Evelyn Frick    News    October 14, 2022

All of the Jewish NHL players to watch this season

(JTA) — October is a busy month for U.S. sports fans. The MLB playoffs get underway, the NBA season begins, the NFL season kicks into high gear and both the women’s and men’s pro soccer leagues start their postseasons, too. Sometimes another...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    October 14, 2022

3 Jewish women sue to block Kentucky's abortion restrictions on religious grounds

(JTA) – Three Jewish women have sued to protest Kentucky’s restrictive abortion laws on religious freedom grounds, arguing that they violate Jewish teachings as to when life begins and place undue burdens on their ability to use in vitro...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    October 7, 2022

CUNY pulls former CAIR staffer from anti-Zionism investigation

(JNS) — The City University of New York has reversed course after it assigned a former employee of a vehemently anti-Israel NGO to investigate allegations of anti-Zionist discrimination. The probe came at the request of Prof. Jeffrey Lax, chair of...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    October 7, 2022

Yom Kippur student absences could cost Michigan schools

(JTA) — The holiest day of the Jewish calendar couldn’t come at a worse time for Michigan public schools this year. Yom Kippur falls on Oct. 5 — which is also the state’s “student count day,” the one day a year when the number of...

 

David Cicilline, Jewish progressive, is new chair of House Middle East subcommittee

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Democrats on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee voted to name as chairman of its influential Middle East subcommittee Rep. David...

 

Progressive Jewish group launches think tank to counter spread of right-wing ideas

(JTA) – Progressive Jewish leaders have launched a new think tank meant to counter what its founders see as an effort by a few billionaires to flood the Jewish world with conservative ideas....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022

A Capitol Hill hearing on antisemitism and big tech turned acrimonious

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The lawmakers thanked the representatives from the social networks giants for attending the Capitol Hill hearing on antisemitism — after all, it was not an official congressional hearing and no one was obliged to turn up. But...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022

Rashida Tlaib says progressives cannot support Israel's government, sparking sharp criticism from fellow Democrats

WASHINGTON (JTA) — It’s an argument that has percolated for years in salons and on social media and now members of Congress are duking it out: What fits better into the “progressive” portmanteau, supporting or opposing Israeli policies? Rep....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022

Biden hosts first-ever White House Rosh Hashanah party

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden is bringing a Jewish High Holiday celebration to the White House for the first time. His White House is hosting a Rosh Hashanah reception tonight, Sept. 30, Jewish Insider reported on Monday. As vice president...

 

Yeshiva University brings exhibition on Samaritans to DC's Museum of the Bible

(JNS) — The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is opening a new exhibition with unprecedented access to the life, culture and history of the Samaritans, a 2,000-year-old community. Beginning on Sept. 16 and running through Jan. 1, it was crea...

 

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