Category: American Jewry

American Jewry, US Politics

Glass Half Full: 126 Dems Did Not Sign The JStreet Letter

Screenshot of signatures by Democrats on JStreet letter demanding reversal of Trump administration policy on settlements

More than 100 Democrats in the House signed a letter by JStreet demanding the Trump administration reverse its stance on the legality of Israeli settlements, considered by most to be yet another Israel-friendly move by the current president. Of the signatories, 7 were Jewish. This represents 30% of the Jewish contingency of the House, which …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters

Survey, Survivors, Scholar say Holocaust Could Happen Again

Auschwitz Holocaust Museum

Antisemitic incidents are at a record high in the US and the EU, and German-born Holocaust survivors say the current antisemitic social climate reminds them of Germany in the 1930s. Speaking at a New Jersey Holocaust Remembrance Day event last year, several such survivors suggested they believe that the Holocaust could happen again. Meanwhile, polls …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Antisemitic Graffiti Appears on Minneapolis School

Graffiti on Minneapolis school

Antisemitic graffiti appeared overnight on the Lake Harriet Community School in Minneapolis, on Thursday, August 1, just a few weeks before school is about to begin. The graffiti text read, “KIKES MUST DIE,” and this was accompanied by a swastika symbol. This is the same district that elected Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is infamous for …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics, US Politics

Does Kissinger Deserve An Award

Henry Kissinger sworn in as secretary of State as Nixon looks on and Kissinger's mother holds the bible.

The Jewish Leadership Conference, a conservative think tank, has announced its roster of speakers for its third annual conference: Jews and Conservativism. The speakers run the gamut from intellectuals, spiritual giants, and Zionist leaders. But the featured speaker is Henry Kissinger. Moshe Phillips argues in The Jerusalem Post that Kissinger doesn’t deserve an award, and …

American Jewry, social media, terror, US Politics

Terrorists in Suits

Gilad Erdan (photo: Ministry of Strategic Affairs)

Israel’s Ministry for Strategic Affairs, headed up by MK Gilad Erdan, has launched a PR blitz with the hashtag #terroristsinsuits to tell the world that a study of 13 international BDS NGOs found some 30 terror activists hold leadership positions in these organizations. Of the 30, fully twenty of these terror activists served time in …

American Jewry, Massacres and Disasters, terror, US Politics

Pittsburgh: Armed in the Synagogue?

map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In the wake of the horrific tragedy in a Pittsburgh Conservative synagogue, an antisemitic bloodbath in which 11 people were murdered, many of us are thinking about how best to protect ourselves in our homes of worship. But there’s the legal issue, with gun control such a hot issue, and there’s the Halachic issue, what …

American Jewry, social media, US Politics

Farrakhan Calls Jews “Termites”

Left to right: Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton

Farrakhan lost his blue verification mark on Twitter for calling Jews “termites.” I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite. pic.twitter.com/L5dPQcnVg4 — MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) October 16, 2018 But Jewish organizations are screaming for Twitter to take the tweet down and to take down his Twitter account altogether. Chelsea Clinton said that hearing the “responsive laughter” made …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics, US Politics

Losing Their Birthright (Trip)

Birthright Taglit youth tour group

For the second time in recent weeks, far left members of IfNotNow infiltrated a Birthright tour of Israel, going off-grid to engage in anti-Israel activities and making a ruckus about it. The first time there were six of these traitors looking a gift horse in the mouth. This time there were eight of them. The …

American Jewry

Birthright Meets IfNotNow Meets Breaking the Silence

Birthright Taglit

Birthright (Taglit) has sent hundreds of thousands of Jewish youths to Israel on free trips to get in touch with their roots. The purpose is to keep Israel in the hearts and minds of the next generation. The organizers try to keep these trips apolitical. But five young women exploited the gift of a free …