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Chabad of Poway, Calif. Credit: Google Maps.

Overshadowing the battle against anti-Semitism

The U.S. Department of Justice devoted a day to a summit this week about combating anti-Semitism. With other government agencies taking part, the event represented a significant commitment to deal with an issue of...
JNS editor and chief Jonathan S. Tobin (left) as part of a panel of speakers at the U.S. Department of Justice Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism in Washington, D.C., July 15, 2019. Source: Screenshot.

How anti-Zionists legitimize anti-Semitism

(The following are adapted remarks by JNS editor in chief Jonathan S. Tobin, which were delivered at the U.S. Department of Justice Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism on July 15, 2019.) It’s an honor to be...
Professor Rabab Abdulhadi. Credit: YouTube.video

Eighty groups urge Cal State to reprimand anti-Israel professor for ‘hateful’ Facebook posts

Eighty civil-rights, religious and education organizations on Thursday wrote to California State University (CSU) chancellor Timothy White to alert him about San Francisco State University professor Rabab Abdulhadi’s “hateful” posting and to demand that...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announces her run for the 2020 presidential elections, Feb. 9, 2018. Credit: Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

Warren presidential campaign staffer comes under fire for past anti-Israel activism

Max Berger, a staffer for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) 2020 presidential campaign, has come under fire for his past anti-Israel activism, including posting a now-deleted tweet from 2013 that he “would totally be friends...
Rana Zaman, NDP nominee for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada, was ejected by the party in early May 2019 for anti-Israel comments, including comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany. Credit: Screenshot.

Canadian political candidate ejected for comparing Israel to Nazi Germany

A candidate for the Canadian Parliament has been ejected from her party for previous anti-Israel comments, including comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany. Rana Zaman, a social activist and Muslim who won in May...
Conservative radio and TV personality Mark Levin appearing on Fox News. Credit: Screenshot.

Deconstructing where American media has gone wrong

You just know that in the place where irony is calibrated, the needle on the meter must be going crazy. Over at the newspaper that boasts it prints “all the news that fits,” they have...
Siamak Moreh Sedgh, the sole Jewish member of Iran's parliament. Credit: Screenshot.

Sole Jewish member of Iran parliament calls for Jews to protest Zionism

The only Jewish member of Iran’s parliament is calling on Jews to participate at an annual Iranian-backed, anti-Semitic rally in London scheduled for Sunday. “Jewish Iranians consider participation in Quds Day rallies as a national and...
Miki from Spain performs during a rehearsal ahead of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv on May 13, 2019. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

At this year’s Eurovision, it was really Israel up on stage

The Eurovision Song Contest may be over for this year, but as the stage in Tel Aviv’s International Convention Center is dismantled the event’s true significance is only becoming clearer. The entire world knows how...
View of the Yehudit Bridge and the Ayalon highway in Tel Aviv on Feb. 17, 2019. Photo by Adam Shuldman/Flash90.

Reuters casts Tel Aviv pre-1948 as Palestinian Arab city of Tel Ar-Rabeea’

In an article last week about refugees in the Gaza Strip yearning to return to their family homes, now located in Israel, Reuters misrepresented Tel Aviv as an Arab city prior to 1948. In the...
Entry sign to the state of Florida. Credit: DonkeyHotey via Flickr.

Florida Senate passes anti-Semitism bill with clear mandate

The Florida Senate unanimously passed an anti-Semitism bill previously passed unanimously by the Florida House, which adopts the U.S. State Department definition of anti-Semitism and mandates that discrimination against Jewish people be considered similar to acts...

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