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Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League. Credit: ADL.

Will impeachment and censorship defend Jews against anti-Semitism?

With the U.S. House of Representatives poised to pass new articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the debate about the proper response to his role in last week’s disgraceful and bloody Capitol riot...
A total of olive trees were planted in Israel to honor the memory of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, who was shot and killed by a lone gunman on April 27, 2019 during Passover services at Chabad of Poway, Calif. Credit: Combat Anti-Semitism.

Anti-Jewish hate crimes increased by 14 percent in 2019, according to FBI report

Jews were the most targeted demographic for hate crimes among religious groups in 2019, according to an FBI report released on Monday. Out of the 1,650 religious-motivated hate crimes reported to the FBI, 60.3 percent, or almost...
Headstones tagged with graffiti reading "TRUMP" at a Jewish cemetery in Grand Rapids, Mich. The vandalism was found on Nov. 2, 2020. Courtesy: ADL Michigan.

Political graffiti turns up on headstones in Michigan Jewish cemetery

A 100-year-old Jewish cemetery in Michigan was vandalized with the words “TRUMP” and “MAGA.” The cemetery in Grand Rapids belongs to Congregation Ahavas Israel, a 125-year-old Conservative congregation. The graffiti was found on Monday and...
A fire at the University of Delaware Chabad in Newark, Del., has been ruled an arson, Aug. 25, 2020. Credit: Dave Wilson/Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company.

Second arson in two months strikes campus Chabad center in Delaware

A second arson attack on a Delaware Chabad House in two months happened over the weekend as the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Wilmington was set on fire. The fire happened around 12:30 a.m....
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at Facebook's F8 2018 conference on April 30, 2018. Credit: Anthony Quintano via Wikimedia Commons.

Ban Holocaust denial? Yes. Political censorship? No.

The applause was nearly universal. After a determined campaign on the part of the Anti-Defamation League and a broad coalition of Jewish groups and other organizations, Facebook has agreed to ban posts that contain Holocaust denial...
Activist Tamika Mallory with Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell of Kentucky at a press conference following the Breonna Taylor grand jury verdict in mid-September 2020. Source: Screenshot.

Say her name? How the Breonna Taylor case became another ADL disgrace

During the course of her debate with Vice President Mike Pence, California Sen. Kamala Harris denounced the killing of Breonna Taylor, saying her life was taken, “unjustifiably and tragically and violently.” She embraced the...
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Report: Facebook doesn’t ‘recognize Holocaust denial’ as anti-Jewish hate speech

Facebook, according to an Aug. 10 report, “actively promotes further Holocaust-denial content to that user” and “has been unwilling to recognize Holocaust denial as a form of hate speech against Jews.” “Hosting the Holohoax: A Snapshot...
Street view of the mainly ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 1, 2014. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash 90.

ADL offers up to $10,000 reward for those tied to anti-Semitic attack in Brooklyn

The New York Police Department is investigating a possible bias-crime attack against a Jewish man on Saturday, and now the Anti-Defamation League is offering a reward to help catch the assailants. According to NYPD spokesman...
Evan Bernstein speaks to the press following the attack on a kosher grocery store in Jersey City, New Jersey in December 2019. Credit: Courtesy.

Meet the man seeking to build a grassroots effort to secure Jewish communities

If you had told a young Evan Bernstein that he would be a leader in Jewish communal affairs, he probably would have laughed and said, “There is no way.” But life, as everyone well...
A political cartoon published by the Anderson County Review equated Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's order requiring state residents to wear masks to help protect residents from the spread of the coronavirus with the Holocaust, July 3, 2020. Credit: The Anderson County Review/Facebook.

Kansas newspaper under fire for Holocaust comparison, removes Facebook post

A Kansas newspaper has come under fire for posting a cartoon on the weekly outlet’s Facebook page that compared the governor’s face-covering order in response to the coronavirus pandemic with the Holocaust. The Anderson County...