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Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Source: Screenshot.

Pro-Israel leaders, senior officials hold counter-conference to protest upcoming Durban IV

A group of pro-Israel academics, activists, government officials and members of the media held a virtual conference strongly criticizing the Durban conferences against racism, which from its first and most notable conference in Durban,...
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Germany becomes 10th country to boycott Durban IV Conference

Germany is the latest country to announce that it will not attend an upcoming U.N. event that marks the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Racism in Durban, called Durban IV. The country’s withdrawal...
A visitor looks at photographs of camp inmates at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial in Oswiecim, Poland. Credit: Desi H. Sitorus/Shutterstock.

Don’t confuse Holocaust education with the battle over critical race theory

There is no more obvious sign that American education is in trouble than the fact that most state legislatures have become battlegrounds over how to teach history. The subject can be fraught with controversy...
Gay McDougall. Source: YouTube.

US law professor elected to UN committee criticized for stances on anti-Semitism, Israel

Gay McDougall, who was elected to serve on the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Thursday, has elicited concern over her record on anti-Israel bias and anti-Semitism. McDougall, 73, a distinguished...
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The Jewish stake in the battle against critical race theory

What’s the latest racist threat to American democracy? According to a host of liberal publications, it’s the nationwide push to prevent the imposition of critical race theory doctrines on public education. Articles in publications...
A panel at the World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8, 2001. Credit: U.N./Ron da Silva.

US takes ‘principled decision‘ in skipping anti-Semitic Durban conference

Jewish leaders on Wednesday praised the Biden administration for announcing that the United States will not participate in upcoming events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action. On Wednesday, Conference...
National president of the Zionist Organization of America Mort Klein. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.

Left-wing Jewish groups fail to oust ZOA from Boston JCRC

After a months-long process that included recriminations of white supremacy and support for anti-Semites, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston (JCRC) voted against expelling the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) after several left-wing...
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Canadian Jewish students call on universities to adopt anti-Semitism definition

More than 140 Jewish students have signed an open letter calling on Canadian post-secondary institutions to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. It would “help administrators better identify and meaningfully combat” anti-Semitism on campus, reads...

Honoring Menachem Begin and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thirty years ago, we—a Jewish Democratic alderman and a Baptist pastor in New Haven, Connecticut—became friends. What brought us together? First, we recognized that we shared common beliefs and values. Second, we both felt that in...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Credit: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

European Union makes move to combat anti-Semitism

A key body of the European Union adopted a declaration on Wednesday to combat anti-Semitism. The Council of the European Union is comprised of government ministers from the 27 E.U. member-states, who meet to make...