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President Donald Trump will visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and then deliver public remarks as part of the museum’s annual Days of Remembrance Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday in the Capitol Rotunda, a day after Holocaust Memorial Day is observed in Israel. The week-long Days of Remembrance was first held in 1979 and then later established by...
A report released by Israeli researchers says violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, while other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on US campuses. Researchers at Tel Aviv University said Sunday that assaults specifically targeting Jews, vandalism and other violent incidents fell 12 percent past year. In the year 2016 the number...
Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff’s elevation from documentary producer to serious contender for a solid-red Congressional seat was an exquisite bit of political alchemy: One part charisma, two parts timing, and about a thousand parts anti-Donald Trump fervor. Ossoff didn’t quite meet the threshold to take Republican Tom Price’s seat outright, but he’ll have another chance in June’s runoff. Meanwhile, Democrats...
A young man accused of making a series of threatening phone calls to Jewish community centers earlier this year was charged in two federal complaints Friday. Eighteen-year-old Michael Ron David Kadar, who holds dual Israeli and US citizenship, was arrested in Israel last month but police were still trying to determine his motive at the time. "This kind of behavior is...
There are very few athletes that ever get the feeling of competing in the red, white and blue with “USA” across your chest. Rising junior Nicole Piercy of the University of Richmond Swimming & Diving team will be one of those elite groups after being named to the Maccabi USA squad for the 20th World Maccabiah Games this summer in...
Two new public opinion polls commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reveal important trends among Americans in terms of their views of Jews and other religious minorities. The surveys reveal that while anti-Semitic attitudes in the United States have increased slightly to 14 percent, the vast majority of Americans hold respectful opinions of their Jewish neighbors. However, for the first...
President Donald Trump is seeking “a conflict-ending settlement” for Israelis and Palestinians, his spokesman said ahead of Trump’s meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The statement Wednesday by Sean Spicer, who was confirming the May 3 visit, is an indication that Trump is determined to extract a deal from the sides. “They will use the visit to reaffirm the commitment...
A one-hour TV program airing next week on PBS links brings advanced scientific techniques to bear on an incredible Holocaust escape story. “Holocaust Escape Tunnel,” a “Nova” production to be shown April 19, sheds new light on the attempt by 80 imprisoned men and women — mostly Lithuanian Jews — to make a break for freedom in the face of...
 Anti-Semitism on campus increased 40% and genocidal expression doubled in 2016, according to AMCHA Initiative’s annual study, released today, that examines anti-Semitism at more than 100 public and private colleges and universities with the largest Jewish undergraduate populations. Main findings of the study include: 40% Spike: Anti-Semitism on campuses most popular for Jewish students continued to rise, increasing 40% in 2016. Hotspots: ...
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Religious Right activist Dave Daubenmire has dedicated several recent episodes of his daily “Pass The Salt Live” webcast to attacking Jews while insisting that there is nothing anti-Semitic about doing so, and returned to the topic again today, this time with the assistance of pastor Charles Jennings of Truth in History Ministries. Jennings told Daubenmire that Jews have always been...

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