Rio Mayor Raises Holocaust Awareness

BY MARCUS M. GILBAN RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – The mayor of Brazil’s second largest city joined a global Jewish initiative to raise awareness about the Holocaust and the dangers...

Poway Synagogue Shooter Pleads Not Guilty to Murder, Attempted Murder

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Alleged Poway synagogue shooter John Earnest pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder. Earnest, 19, stood inside a glass booth during his arraignment in San...

Investigation Launched Into UK Labour Party Antisemitism

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a full statutory investigation into anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom’s Labour Party following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from...

Jewish Groups in Belgium Lodge Complaint Against Antisemitic Professor

Jewish organizations in Belgium condemned as "unacceptable’’ antisemitic remarks by a university professor and trade union official who claimed that ‘’the Israeli army kidnaps Palestinian children in the Gaza...

ADL Lists Beacons of Hope, Extremes of Hate for 2018

In a sign of the politically febrile times in which we live, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) this week released a list of the most hopeful moments of 2018 —...

NYC Police Data Reveals Spike in Antisemitic Hate Crimes in 2018

New data compiled by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) shows there was a significant spike in antisemitic hate crimes in 2018, with Jews being the most-targeted minority...

Soros’ Foundation Pulls Out of Turkey

(JTA) — The foundation financed by Jewish billionaire philanthropist George Soros is pulling out of Turkey, days after the country’s president accused Soros of trying to “divide and tear...

Creators of Belgium’s Antisemitic Carnival Float Are Not Sorry

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — I initially had some empathy for the creators of an antisemitic carnival float in Belgium. Studying their CVs and past creations for the annual carnival of Aalst, I...

Farrakhan Termite Speech Off Facebook, Remains on Twitter

(JTA) — A video posted to the Facebook account of Louis Farrakhan in which the Nation of Islam leader compares Jews to termites was removed for violating the social...

Abbas Issues Apology for Antisemitic Speech

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday offered an apology after he was accused of antisemitism for suggesting that historic persecution of European Jews had been caused by their...
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Ayelet Shaked to Head New Right Party

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s former justice minister Ayelet Shaked is head of the New Right party, replacing Naftali Bennett, the former education...

Netflix Picks Up Rights to 2019, 2020 Eurovision Broadcasts

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Tel Aviv in May, can be seen on Netflix. Netflix picked up...

Ron Dermer to Leave Ambassador Post at End of September

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, will complete his tenure in Washington D.C .at the end of...

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