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Daily Archives: January 7, 2021

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Andres Roemer, Joins Combat Anti-Semitism Movement’s Advisory Board

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) today announced that UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Dr. Andres Roemer, has joined its Advisory Board. Dr. Roemer, who is an internationally acclaimed writer, academic and intellectual, dedicated to the promotion...

What the ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt tells us about alt-right aesthetics

Among the horde of far-right extremists who breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, one man wore a hoodie that probably looked a little familiar. Featuring an arc of utility-chic font atop a simple graphic,...

American Jewish Committee Statement on “Act of Sedition” by Washington Insurrectionists

The assault January 6 on the U.S. Capitol by loyalists inspired and incited by President Trump was not a political protest. It was an act of sedition by individuals, some armed with military-style weapons,...

Netanyahu against Capitol violence but maintains full support for Trump

The riots in which participants stormed the Capitol building are the opposite of American and Israeli values, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, the morning after the violent events in Washington, at the...

Joan-Micklin-Silver, Pioneer Female Director, Demonstrated Popularity of Jewish Film Subjects

Joan Micklin Silver (1935-2020) passed away on New Year’s Eve. She belonged to a cohort of pioneering American female directors in the 1970s, many of whom were Jewish. Whereas most of her Jewish counterparts...
The ancient stone found in the Nitzana National Park in the Negev in Jan. 2021. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

Ancient burial stone bearing Greek inscription found in Negev national park

A stone bearing a Greek inscription from the end of the Byzantine period was discovered last weekend in the Nitzana National Park in the Negev, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday. The flat, round...

Why Jan. 6, 2021 will live in infamy

I never thought I’d ever read this paragraph in an American paper: “A mob of people loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, halting Congress’s counting of the electoral votes to...
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, where some smashed windows and entered the building while protesting the results of the November elections, on Jan. 6, 2020. Source: YouTube Screenshot.

When the rule of law breaks down, no one is safe

What happened at the Capitol on the day both Houses of Congress assembled in a joint session to certify the votes of the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential election was a disgrace. In...
President-elect Joe Biden on Dec. 19, 2020. Source: Facebook/Joe Biden.

After Congress affirmation, RJC congratulates Biden on winning presidency

The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday, issuing a statement just hours after Congress affirmed Biden’s Electoral College victory following a tumultuous day that saw a mob attack on Capitol Hill. “The...
A pro-Trump protester interrupts a broadcast on Israel's Channel 13, making anti-Semitic remarks, outside the U.S. Capitol as it was stormed by a mob seeking to prevent Congress from tallying U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College votes, Jan. 6, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Israeli journalist harassed by pro-Trump protester outside US Capitol

An Israeli journalist was harassed by a protester supporting U.S. President Donald Trump outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as a mob surrounded the building—with some breaking into it—seeking to prevent Congress from tallying...