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As many as 80 gravestones were vandalized at a French Jewish cemetery in the village of Quatzenheim, discovered on Feb. 19, 2019. Credit: Screenshot.
As many as 80 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in France were discovered vandalized on Tuesday morning, adding to the latest wave of anti-Semitic attacks in the country. The cemetery, located in the village of Quatzenheim, near the border with Germany, was desecrated with swastikas painted on gravestones—one of which consisted of the words “Elsassisches Schwarzen Wolfe,” or “Black Alsacian...
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Egyptian researched Mohamed Gad El-Zoghby was asked in a Feb. 9 interview on Safa TV (Saudi Arabia/Egypt) who was worse: Adolf Hitler or Imam Khomeini? He answered: “Objectively speaking, Hitler wins. But as far as we’re concerned, we should erect a statue of Hitler for what he did to the Jews.” El-Zoghby accused Imam Khomeini of collaborating with the Jews...
Leaders at the Warsaw summit, called “The Ministerial Conference to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East.” Credit: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo/Twitter.
A scene that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago took place this past week in Warsaw at the U.S.-led peace and security summit with 60 countries in attendance, including the United States, Israel and 10 Arab states, all sitting at the same table. While the 1991 Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid did see Arab states...
Natan Kellermann, a leading researcher on transgenerational trauma and the Holocaust. Credit: Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles.
The European Parliament set clear conditions this week for Bosnia and Herzegovina to start on the path to membership in the European Union: the enactment of legislation to regulate the restitution of property stolen from Jews in the Holocaust. Jakov Finci, president of the Jewish Community of Bosnia and Herzegovina, hailed the decision, which he said was “a powerful call for...
The Hall (left) and Maitland Building (right) of Somerville College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Credit: Philip Allfrey/Wikimedia Commons.
A college at Oxford University in England is considering a ban on kosher and halal meat from its dining hall. The school’s student government, the Junior Common Room (JCR), passed a proposition that any slaughtered animals served should be stunned before being butchered. Jewish law requires that an animal be healthy and not injured before kosher ritual slaughter, or shechita, and that...
Paris demonstration in honor of Ilan Halimi and against anti-Semitism in 2006. Credit: Olivier Lévy/Wikimedia Commons.
A tree commemorating a young French Jewish man who was tortured to death in 2006 has been cut off, said authorities on Monday, in an act that has been deemed anti-Semitic. Ilan Halimi, a cell-phone salesman, was captured by a criminal group that called itself the “Gang of Barbarians.” Believing all Jews to be wealthy, the group demanded a huge...
Reporters Without Borders. Credit: Fadel Senna.
The internationally renowned Dan David Prize announced Michael Ignatieff and Reporters Without Borders as the winners of the $1 million award in the field of Defending Democracy. Michael Ignatieff, president and rector of Central European University in Budapest, has advocated for democracy around the world as a reporter, a champion of human rights, and as one of the first to...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Credit: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.
Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs came out with a scathing report last month—its second on the issue—accusing the European Union of funding Palestinian and European organizations that promote BDS, the boycott of Israel. In early February, the ministry released another report highlighting NGO ties to terrorism, demonstrating the seriousness with which the ministry is seeking to crack down on...
Thousands gather outside of Parliament in London to protest anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party on Sept. 3, 2018. Credit: Labour Against Anti-Semitism via Twitter.
British Jewry reported 16 percent more anti-Semitic incidents in 2018 than in the previous year, breaking the record for the third year in a row, and tripling since 2013. The Community Security Trust, British Jewry’s largest anti-Semitism watchdog group, reported on Wednesday that the most common type of attack is verbal at 29 percent of attacks, or 483 reported incidents. In...
A copy of Adolf Hitler's “Mein Kampf” for sale by a street vendor in Ramallah in the West Bank, on Aug. 5, 2015. Photo by Micah Bond/Flash90.
After discovering that classic anti-Semitic literature would be present at the 2019 Cairo International Book Fair—the most important annual literary event in the Arabic publishing world—the U.S. embassy in Cairo closed its booth, according to reports on Wednesday. The embassy made the decision after it learned that Hitler’s Mein Kampf, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and Henry Ford’s International Jewwere being marketed...

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