American Jewry, antisemitism

Holocaust Memorial Fountain Toppled in Possible Hate Crime

Santa Rosa Holocaust Memorial Fountain

A Holocaust memorial fountain was vandalized last week in Santa Rosa, California. The fountain was found toppled in pieces in the ground. Built in 2016, the memorial was built by Daniel Judd to honor his parents, Emil and Lillian Judd. The two were Holocaust survivors. During the recent BLM protests, many Jewish stores and synagogues …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israeli Politics

American Jew Violates Israeli Quarantine Agreement

El Al airplane in flight

American and Israeli Jews share a common heritage and faith, but don’t always agree on the nitty-gritty details of what that means. Maybe that’s why American Jewish tourist to Israel, Brandon Korff, ended up breaking his agreement with Israeli officials. Israel hasn’t allowed foreigners into the country, as part of coronavirus control, since March. But …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Why Are Jews Silent in the Face of the Destruction of Their Neighborhoods?

LA synagogue defaced during BLM protests

Rabbi Aryeh Spero says that too many American Jews are silent in the face of the destruction of shops, synagogues and Jewish institutions in Los Angeles. They are apparently afraid to appear not “woke.” Even though it has been well documented that Black Lives Matter is an inherently antisemitic organization and that the looting and …

American Jewry, antisemitism, US Politics

Intersectionality Means Antisemitic Graffiti on Synagogues During Protests

LA Congregation Beth Israel defaced with antisemitic graffiti during George Floyd protests

What does the killing of George Floyd and subsequent protests mean for the Jews? Antisemitic graffiti on synagogues and the ransacking and damaging of kosher stores, restaurants, and bakeries. Elan Carr, America’s envoy for monitoring and combatting antisemitism, tweeted photos of the graffiti, thanking the community for the cleanup effort at Congregation Beth Israel in …

Israeli Politics, media bias

BBC Misleads Public on Ethiopian MKs

BBC piece on Pnina Tamano Shata (screenshot)

Israel is often portrayed as a racist country by the mainstream media. The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA), a media watchdog, caught an “error” from the UK’s BBC that could lead one to the impression that Israel discriminates against its Ethiopian minority. The article in question, from May 15th, “Israel …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, World Politics

Torching of Queen Esther’s, Mordechai’s Tombs in Iran

Tomb of Queen Esther and Mordechai in Hamedan, Iran

Members of the Jewish community of Iran managed to get the message out to world Jewish leaders that the tomb of Queen Esther and Mordechai, in Hamedan, Iran, was torched over the weekend by an “arsonist.” The reason may be that while the Iranian government added the sit to its National Heritage List in 2008, …

antisemitism, Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

Why Did Ilhan Omar Sign Onto International Embargo of Iran?

Ilhan Omar with supporter Halil Mutlu, Turkish millionaire, cousin of Erdogan

According to Adam Kredo of the Free Beacon, Ilhan Omar is under fire from anti-Israel Arab activists for signing onto a letter asking President Trump to continue the international embargo against Iran. The letter, signed by almost every member of Congress, was spearheaded by AIPAC. This fact alone, is enough reason for the anti-Israel crowd …

Israeli Politics, World Politics

Missionaries Prey on Jewish Children in Israel on TV

God TV announces launch of Shelanu missionary channel in Israel

Coronavirus means kids are a captive audience for television entertainment. That makes it doubly horrific that Israel’s HOT cable television network launched an evangelical TV channel on April 27. The channel, dubbed “Shelanu” or Hebrew for “Ours,” has, as its mission, the goal of spreading the gospel to Jewish children. Shelanu is the Israeli branch …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, social media, US Politics

Tlaib Tweets About the Holocaust Without Mentioning Jews

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

On the eve of last week’s Yom HaShoah, the day that Israel memorializes Jews murdered in the Holocaust, notorious antisemite, Rashida Tlaib, the congresswoman from Detroit, tweeted a photo of a memorial candle, with a message that pretends to feel bad about the Holocaust while never mentioning the word “Jew.” This #HolocaustRemembranceDay—and every day—we pay …