Author: Eliyahu Mintz

Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

Trump Twice Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Center, Oslo

Making a peace accord between the UAE and Israel? Check. Getting Kosovo to recognize Israel? Check. Getting Serbia to agree to move its embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital? Check. Good enough reason to give this president a Nobel Peace Prize. Trump had already been nominated for the Abraham Accords, but with Kosovo and Serbia taking …

Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

Serbia and Kosovo Set to Normalize Relations with Israel

Serbia with Kosovo

Serbia announced on Friday that it would move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem by next summer. On the same day, Kosovo announced that Israel and the Muslim-majority state had agreed to establish diplomatic relations. This was after two days of discussion with Trump administration officials that also led to the signing of an economic normalization …

antisemitism, World Politics

President of Austrian Jewish Community Attacked with Baseball Bat

defaced synagogue, Graz, Austria

Elie Rosen, president of the small Jewish community of Graz, Austria was attacked by an unknown assailant with a baseball bat, on Saturday. It happened right as Rosen was stepping out of his car. Rosen hastened to return to his vehicle, whereupon his attacker beat the car with the bat and finally, fled. After the …

American Jewry, US Politics

Jews are Being Ousted from the Democratic Party

Gloating Ilhan Omar

Notorious antisemitic Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib survived challenges from qualified African American candidates quite nicely. Nancy Pelosi even backed Omar’s campaign to the tune of $14,000. What does this mean for American Jews? It appears to be nothing good. Front Page Magazine’s Daniel Greenfield notes that “A decade ago there were six Jewish …

American Jewry, antisemitism, campus antisemitism

USC Student Government Veep Resigns Due to Antisemitism

USC student government veep Rose Ritch before her resignation

Rose Ritch, student vice president for University of Southern California’s USC’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG), resigned her position August 5, due to antisemitic bullying. Ritch explained her resignation in a letter she posted to Facebook, explaining that the pressure got to be too much, and that it was all about her being a Zionist and …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Tisha B’Av Zoom Service Hacked by Antisemites

Antisemitic Zoom Bombing Screenshot Dallas Tisha B'av 2020

Tisha B’Av is the time we mourn the destruction of our holy Temples. That didn’t stop antisemites from hacking into a Zoom service to share threatening messages such as “Kill all Jews” and “Bomb Israel.” Zoom-bombing has become a favorite pastime of antisemites, who prey on virtual Jewish events and services. This time, it was …

antisemitism, social media

Twitter Boycott Over Refusal to Respond to Antisemitism

48 hour Twitter boycott symbol

By the time you read this, it will have been just a memory and it remains to be seen what effect the 48-hour boycott of Twitter will have on the social media giant’s refusal to take appropriate action against antisemitic accounts and tweets. The boycott, slated for Monday and Tuesday, is a reaction to horrific …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics

Junior Rabbi Says Jews Aren’t Indigenous to Israel, Tweet Goes Viral

Rabbi Andy Kahn tweet says Jews aren't indigenous

Rabbi Andy Kahn, assistant rabbi at New York’s Temple Emanu-El issued a shocking tweet on July 7: “Let me say this as plainly as possible: Jews are not an indigenous people. It is appropriative to make use of this word when referring to our relationship to the land of Israel, and it undermines the difficult …