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Miscommunication on Indiana campus turns into finger-pointing, harassment of Jewish students

Butler University in Indiana said Jewish students had nothing to do with the postponement of an event with longtime political activist Angela Davis, despite false accusations circulating on campus targeting the Jewish student body. The...
The FBI seal located outside the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in downtown Washington, D.C., on Dec. 26, 2014. Credit: Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock.

FBI releases ads in Yiddish and Hebrew to encourage reporting of hate crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released hate-crime ads in Yiddish and Hebrew to expand its outreach to Jewish communities across America, reported The Yeshiva World on Thursday. The advertisements urge victims of hate crimes to report...
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.). Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish Republican Lee Zeldin announces bid to run for governor of New York

New York Congressman Lee Zeldin, a Republican from Long Island, N.Y., announced on Thursday that he plans to run for governor of New York in 2022. In making his announcement, he criticized the current governor,...
Palestinian boys raise their hands at a school in Gaza supported by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in September 2011. Credit: U.N. Photo/Shareef Sarhan.

Pro-Israel groups press Congress to help end ‘hateful content’ in UNRWA schools

Several pro-Israel and Jewish organizations are urging U.S. legislators to pressure the United Nations to end hateful anti-Semitic content found in the curriculum of schools run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The...
Randi Weingarten. Source: Screenshot.

Teachers union president draws criticism for saying Jews ‘part of ownership class’

The president of a national teachers’ union said American Jews are part of an “ownership class” in the United States who want to take opportunities away from others. Randi Weingarten, longtime president of the American...
U.S. President Joe Biden participates in a conference phone call in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 16, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.

Biden’s push for restoring aid to Palestinians faces legal hurdles and brewing political crisis

In recent days, the Biden administration has moved rapidly to restore funding to the Palestinians that had been largely severed during the Trump administration. Concerns are being raised, however, that the funding could both violate...
A woman holds a sign opposing anti-Semitism at a rally. Credit: AndriiKoval/Shutterstock.

400-plus academics, intellectuals sign letter of support for IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

Ahead of this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place from April 7-8 this year, 400-plus academics and intellectuals from around the world have signed a letter in support of the International Holocaust Remembrance...
The "Field of Flags" memorial in 2019 at the University of Rhode Island. Credit: Hillel URI.

‘Field of Flags’ memorial at University of Rhode Island honors Holocaust victims

Hillel at the University of Rhode Island has created its annual “Field of Flags” memorial in honor of  Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins on Wednesday night. The exhibit is set up on the Hammershlag...
Palestinian students on the first day of school in the city of Nablus in the West Bank on Sept. 6, 2020. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

US lawmakers reintroduce bill to address hate, violence in Palestinian schools

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced a bill to require the U.S. State Department to address hate and violence in the Palestinian school curriculum. The measure—the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act (H.R. 2374)—was...
A screenshot from GearBubble featuring a coffee mug with a picture of Adolf Hitler. Source: Screenshot.

E-commerce platform sells Nazi-glorifying merchandise, despite removal request

An e-commerce platform has continued to sell merchandise that promotes racism, anti-Semitism and white supremacy after being asked to remove the items from its website. GearBubble, a Las Vegas-based e-commerce platform that allows businesses to...