“Most definitely we oppose a Jewish state in any part of Palestine.” -founder BDS
I was born in Somalia and grew up amid pervasive Muslim anti-Semitism. Hate is hard to unlearn without coming to terms with how you learned it.
SB 652 bars landlords and condo associations from prohibiting “the display of religious items” of a certain size on doors and door frames.
“We are at a dangerous moment in time. Anti-Semitism is on the rise around the world and here at home, and the memory of the Holocaust is fading for far too many Americans,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.). “We can combat this by making sure we teach our students, tomorrow’s leaders, about the horrors of the Holocaust.”
Member of the British Parliament and former general secretary of the Labour party Lord David Triesman resigned from the party on Tuesday due to "institutional antisemitism,". Soon after, former Labour Health Minister Lord Ara Darzi and Former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Labour Peer Lord Leslie Arnold Turnberg confirmed that they too were resigning from the party.
The October 2018 Tweet, in which Farrakhan compared Jews to termites, has been hidden by Twitter.
“We just cannot do it like that anymore. We live in a world where it no longer can be assumed that things are safe, as unsettling as it might be. We have to run services in the world in which we’re living and praying.”
“I strongly support this resolution and firmly oppose the BDS movement targeting Israel. S.Res.120 is led by Senator Cardin and Senator Portman, and I proudly join the bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives pushing for its passage,” - Schumer.
“On the one hand is the jihadi threat, which manifests in terrorist attacks but is rooted in the ideological incitement of preachers in the mosques.”
The messages range from veiled language to explicitly racist images and words that attack minority groups, including Jews, blacks, Muslims, non-white immigrants and the LGBTQ community.
“In far too many places around the world Jews are becoming more vulnerable…They are paying a shockingly high price to keep themselves safe.”
The government of Canada announced on June 25 that it will formally adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism as part of its anti-racism strategy.
An employee of the Museum, Dr. Becky Erbelding, stated “The parallels to the 1930s-1940s refugee crisis are so obvious. Why can’t we learn?”
(RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel spoke out “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demeans Holocaust victims,” tweeted McDaniel. “Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib demand a boycott of the Jewish people. Several Democrats embraced Louis Farrakhan, who calls Hitler a ‘great man.’ Will Nancy Pelosi ever take a stand against the growing anti-Semitism in her ranks?”
NFL team owner and philanthropist accepts Genesis Prize in Jerusalem, laments ‘disconcerting times’ for Israel in announcing new initiative.
The U.S. Department of Education announced on Monday that it will investigate an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel conferencein March hosted jointly by Duke University and the University of North Carolina.
This was in response to U.S. Rep. George Holding sending U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter in April, calling for an investigationof an event titled “Conflict Over Gaza: People, Politics and Possibilities,” which reportedly used $5,000 of taxpayer funds from the Education Department.
“Institutions of higher education that receive Federal funds under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), are required to use those funds in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant and the HEA, and Department regulations,” said DeVos in her letter. “This includes a requirement under section 602 (e)(1) of the HEA that grantees must use funds to support activities that “reflect diverse perspectives and a wide range of vires and generate debate on world regions and international affairs.”
“I am troubled by the concerns outlined in your letter. In order for the Department to learn more about this matter, I have directed the Office of Postsecondary Education to examine the use of funds under this program to determine if the Consortium violated the terms and conditions of its grant, Department regulates, or the HEA,” she continued. “It is critical that recipients of grants use funds in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as for purposes of the program for which they are funded.”
“It is encouraging to the see the Department of Education hold Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill accountable for federal monies we have long seen abuse of funds particular in Middle East Studies Departments and programs which have been co-opted by Arab funds giving students and audiences and one-sided monolithic view of the region, especially the Israeli Palestinian conflict,” Asaf Romirowsky, executive director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, told JNS.
In his letter, Holding stated that according to firsthand accounts, “the conference had a radical anti-Israeli bias,” citing accounts raised by alarmed constituents.
“Reportedly, speakers and panelists distorted facts and misrepresented the complex situation in Gaza,” he wrote. “A video recently surfaced depicting the main musical performer, rapper Tamer Nafar, singing a brazenly anti-Semitic song.”
A video shows the Palestinian rapper beginning his performance by telling the audience, “I cannot be anti-Semitic alone,” and proceeded to sing “Don’t think of Rihanna when you sing this, don’t think of Beyoncé—think of Mel Gibson. I’m in love with a Jew/Oh/I fell in love with a Jew/Oh/Her skin is white and my skin is brown, she was going up up and I was going down.”
The video was taken by filmmaker and activist Ami Horowitz, who also shared audio of anti-Semitic exchanges while visiting the campus. His video has since been deleted by YouTube, citing it violated the company’s terms of service.
UNC told ABC11 that Horowitz’s footage “was heavily edited, and the product as presented does not provide context as to the questions and the full, complete answers given. Moreover, we do not believe this video represents the spirit of scholarship at the event.”
Germany is the first country in the European Union to rule that the BDS movement is antisemitic.