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People pay their respects at a memorial in front of the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh to the 11 Jewish victims of a mass shooting a week earlier, Nov. 4, 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

In addressing anti-Semitism, honesty matters

A couple of years ago after giving a speech, I was confronted with what struck me as a bizarre query during the question-and-answer period. Why, I was asked, hadn’t then-President Donald Trump ever expressed...
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

UNRWA head: PA textbooks do include anti-Semitism, glorification of terrorism

The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) acknowledged that anti-Semitism and the glorification of terror can be found in school textbooks distributed by the Palestinian Authority, though insisted that it is not...
City skyline of Brisbane and the Brisbane River at twilight in Australia. Credit: Shutterstock.

Jewish man faces attack in Australia while walking with son to synagogue

A Jewish man in Australia was struck by an attacker who also shouted “Heil Hitler” at him and his son as they walked to synagogue for a bar mitzvah celebration, reported  The Australian Jewish News. The...
The seal of the U.S. Department of State. Credit: Christopher E. Zimmer/Shutterstock.

Jewish State Department officials call on Blinken to fire anti-Semitic employee

More than 70 Jewish officials at the U.S. State Department penned a letter that urges U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to fire “an openly anti-Semitic” department employee, according to a copy of the...
The Free Library of Philadelphia. Credit: Tupungato/Shutterstock.

Philadelphia librarians under fire, accused of indoctrinating children with anti-Israel material

A public library system in Philadelphia is promising to make operational changes after drawing criticism for what some community members are considering an effort to indoctrinate children and parents against Israel through books, videos...
United Nations headquarters in New York City. Credit: Pixabay.

3,000-plus pro-Israel lawyers ask European countries to skip Durban conference

A global network of more than 3,000 pro-Israel lawyers and activists is asking European countries to withdraw their participation from an upcoming event marking the 20th anniversary of the Durban Conference, reported The Jerusalem Post. The...
From left: Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) address U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on Capitol Hill. Source: Screenshot.

‘The Squad’ keeps inciting Jew-hatred, and their party keeps accepting it

Scapegoating Jews for the problems in a society has always been a central feature of Jew-hatred. Since well before the German agitator Wilhelm Marr first utilized the phrase “anti-Semitism” in the late 19th century (to make Jew-hatred sound race-based, scientific...
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Maine lawmaker denounced for attending event hosted by anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist

A group of lawmakers in Maine condemned a state representative for participating in an event hosted by an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. A total of 53 members of the state legislature signed a letter expressing their solidarity against...
The election Jewish MPs in Montreal targeted with anti-Semitic graffiti. Credit: Friends of Simon Wisenthal Center.

B’nai Brith Canada calls slew of swastika vandalism around the country ‘reprehensible and unacceptable’

B’nai Brith Canada condemned the recent increase in swastika vandalism that has taken place across the country. “The continued use of the Nazi swastika in an attempt to intimidate Jewish communities is reprehensible and unacceptable,” said B’nai...
From left: UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani at the signing of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 15, 2020, Credit: White House/Joyce N. Boghosian.

How Abraham Accords have already impacted the Mideast

One year since the establishment of the Abraham Accords—agreed to by Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Aug. 13, 2020 and then officially signed on the White House lawn on Sept. 15—the Middle East is...