Jeremy Corbyn to Step Down as Labour Party Leader After Resounding Defeat

LONDON (JTA) – Jeremy Corbyn said he will no longer lead Britain’s Labour Party following a resounding defeat in national elections. Corbyn’s announcement that he “will not lead the party in any...

UNESCO Drops Belgian Parade From Heritage List Over Antisemitism

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ   (JTA) — UNESCO voted unanimously on Friday to delist as a heritage event an annual Belgian parade over allegations of antisemitism. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...

Congress Members Write Letter of Protest Over Antisemitic TruNews

The White House said on Tuesday that the white supremacist website TruNews was not credentialed to cover press events at the Executive Mansion — hours after two members of...

Antisemitic Incident at Lawrence Costco Leads to Arrest

Nassau Police arrested a Queens man who is accused of yelling anti-Semitic slurs and threats in Costco in Lawrence on Sunday. According to police, defendant Justin Pichizaca, 20, of 11811 152nd...

Graffiti at Holocaust Center Gives Rise to Anti-Hate Task Force on Long Island

Leaders of Nassau and Suffolk counties are joining forces to fight hate crimes after two incidents were reported at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County. “We cannot...

Ronald Lauder Is Taking on Antisemitism in U.S. Politics

(JTA) — Billionaire philanthropist Ronald Lauder is funding a $25 million campaign against political candidates in the United States who support or normalize antisemitism. Lauder, the president of the World...

How Britain’s Upcoming Election Affects Jews

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The British elections on Dec. 12 are shaping up to be a watershed moment for the United Kingdom as a whole because of their implications for...

London Police Release Images From Attack on Visiting Rabbi

(JTA) — London police have released images from a video of an attack on a rabbi. The images, taken from a security camera recording of the Nov. 30 incident, show two...

France to Create Hate Crimes Office After Desecration of Jewish Cemetery

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The French government said it will establish a hate crimes office in the wake of the vandalization of more than 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery. The...

More Than 100 Tombstones Desecrated With Antisemitic Symbols in France

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — More than 100 tombstones were daubed with antisemitic text and imagery at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France. The desecration was discovered Tuesday at the Jewish cemetery...
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  Irresponsible Advice Dear Editor, I was extremely dismayed to read “Monsey Stabber: A Halachic Analysis” in the January 3 issue. The author, although insisting he was...

UK Classifies Hezbollah as Terrorist Group, Freezes Its Assets

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The United Kingdom designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group and froze its assets. The Finance Ministry move, which was...

Political Roundup: Nassau County Joins Climate Program

Nassau County Joins Climate Smart Communities Program Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky to announce Nassau County’s...

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