Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman reacts to attack on 'alt-right' leader
Footage of the punch went viral and inspired a variety of memes and remixed videos featuring music for comic effect.
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:45:37 GMT
'Last letters from the Holocaust' displayed in Yad Vashem project
In a new exhibition launched online for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yad Vashem exposes the moving last words people in the Holocaust sent to their loved ones.
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:57:25 GMT
Antisemitic attacks across London designed to 'instill fear'
One attack early Saturday morning saw a brick scrawled with swastikas and antisemitic messages thrown threw the window of a Jewish household in the north London district of Edgware.
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:51:10 GMT
Global public figures say 'we remember' ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day
Thousands take part in a World Jewish Congress social media campaign to remember the Holocaust.
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:02:16 GMT
Auschwitz artifacts to be unveiled on Holocaust Memorial Day
Items include jewelry, watches, brushes, keys, buttons and other "unusual, symbolic traces of the victims."
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:46:29 GMT
Report: Los Angeles measles outbreak centers on Orthodox Jewish community
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:54:47 GMT
Spanish courts deal double blow to BDS movement
Madrid court rules against Rivas Vaciamadrid City Council, annuls decision to boycott Israel.
... Pubdate: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:53:39 GMT
US Senator blasts German institute for hosting pro-Hezbollah speaker
Finkelstein is banned from entering Israel for ten years because of his advocacy for Hezbollah.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:32:24 GMT
Melbourne Jewish day schools: PM is ‘dissing us during visit next month’
“He may or may not realize just how tenuous is the connection of Australia’s next generation of Jews with Israel, given the strong and growing anti-Israel mood both domestically and internationally."
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:11:38 GMT
Community mourns death of Jewish girl, 10, killed in Australia car attack
Tony Hakin, father of Thalia, has reportedly remained at the hospital bedsides of his wife, Naomi, and their daughter Maggie, 9, who were critically injured in the incident.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:26:44 GMT
Trump inauguration rabbi attacked with antisemitic hate speech
“Obviously a lot of people who don’t like Jews had a tough time seeing a Jew stand up proudly before the world."
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:12:27 GMT
Jewish celebrities take on Trump at post-inauguration rallies
Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing and Amy Schumer among those delivering speeches, demonstrating in Women's Marches across the US.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:49:31 GMT
Antisemitism in Germany doubled in last year, report finds
France sees significant drop in antisemitic incidents.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:35:16 GMT
New UN chief pledges to be on front line of fight against antisemitism
Guterres, who has served as prime minister of Portugal, spoke with regret about his home country’s past actions against Jews, which he said Portugal is working to repair.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:04:24 GMT
Reform Jews march for ‘our grandmas and our daughters’
The march continued throughout the afternoon as Trump tweeted about how excited he is to be the president and as other marches took place across the country and abroad.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:59:54 GMT
Two Jews – one for, one against
Their unfiltered conversation on how their Judaism – and their support for Israel – drew them to opposite sides of a historically sharp political divide.
... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:42:54 GMT
Finnish NGO in violation of terrorism law for funding Hamas parlay?
It is unclear if the EU or the Finnish government will pursue legal action against the CMI for a possible violation of anti-terror laws.
... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:07:41 GMT
US Jewish groups congratulate Trump on inauguration
The Zionist Organization of America added they appreciate President Trump’s “determination to eliminate the scourge of radical Islam.”
... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:00:45 GMT
Jewish world weighs in on Ivanka and Jared's piety on inauguration day
"Pointing out how an observant public figure is or isn’t living up to the standards set by others can become awfully judgy."
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:00:49 GMT
Rabbi Hier remembers Zion and Jerusalem in benediction for President Trump
"By the rivers of Babylon," he recited. "We wept as we remembered Zion. If I forget thee, Oh Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill."
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:04:30 GMT
Soros: Trump is a ‘would-be dictator’ destined to fail
“I personally have confidence that he’s going to fail… because his ideas that guide him are inherently self-contradictory,” said Soros.
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:36:47 GMT
Yolocaust: What happens when you do yoga on top of a Holocaust memorial?
"No historical event compares to the Holocaust. It's up to you how to behave at a memorial site that marks the death of 6 million people."
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:03:08 GMT
Jewish groups mobilize for march on Washington
A march is also planned in Tel Aviv, with roughly 250 people registered.
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:54:53 GMT
An insider’s view: Eight years watching the first Jewish US president
"The example of Israel and its values was inspiring,” Obama said.
... Pubdate: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:20:41 GMT
Germany’s split personality: Courts favor antisemites, BDS takes hits
“‘Zionist’ in the language of antisemites is a code for ‘Jew,’” Judge Gauri Sastry said in a groundbreaking legal decision.
... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:55:38 GMT
ADL urges US Jewish institutions to be alert following bomb threats
Organization issues security advisory after some 30 facilities targeted.
... Pubdate: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:53:28 GMT
Columbia prof. says Israel advocates will 'infest' Trump administration
For some in the Jewish community, "infest" posses an antisemitic connotation that hearkens back to the Nazi era, when Jews were described as "rats" or "vermin."
... Pubdate: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:14:21 GMT
Australian mayor declines synagogue invitation, cites Israel’s ‘gross and illegal occupation’
Mayor Peter Abelson was invited to the synagogue's annual Law Service but chose to decline the invitation due to "the gross and illegal occupation of the West Bank."
... Pubdate: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:58:10 GMT
Report: Ivanka Trump gets pass to travel on Shabbat for inauguration
The special permission was granted to protect the couple's safety. Life-saving measures, such as the work of surgeons or soldiers, are permitted on Shabbat.
... Pubdate: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:35:20 GMT
In second wave of bomb threats at least 30 US Jewish institutions targeted
In many cases the callers were live, Goldenberg said, as opposed to the previous threat, when calls were recorded.
... Pubdate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:17:47 GMT
Neo-Nazi blogger resigns over revelation his wife is Jewish
Mike Enoch was considered one of the three most influential figures in the “alt-right” movement.
... Pubdate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:56:01 GMT
Five Jewish Democrats in Congress plan to skip Trump inauguration
“I cannot stomach his relentless trafficking in bigotry, misogyny and fear.”
... Pubdate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:02:08 GMT
'German research institute trivializes Holocaust to attack Israel'
Max Planck Institute urged to cancel talk by academic Norman Finkelstein.
... Pubdate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:43:04 GMT
New European Parliament president 'fearless proponent of EU-Israel ties'
Jewish groups welcome Antonio Tajani, who succeeds Martin Schulz.
... Pubdate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:42:29 GMT