Category: antisemitism

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 …

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 …

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 …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, World Politics

City of York Marks Jewish Genocide with Song

Cliffords Tower, York, UK

York, in the UK, hosted a commemoration event marking the 830th anniversary of the massacre of the city’s Jewish population. It’s good that the UK is “owning” its antisemitism, still endemic today. The description of how the event played out is, however, a bit disturbing. “Attendees will be invited to listen to music and readings, …

antisemitism, Business

Nazi Propaganda Published and Sold by Amazon

Cover "The Poisonous Mushroom" as sold on Amazon

“The Poisoned Mushroom” and “The Mongrel,” English translations of German books published in 1938 and 1940, respectively, are for sale on Amazon Prime. The translations were published using Amazon’s publishing platform, and advocate for killing Jews, calling Jews “abusers of children” and worse. The German originals were put out by Hitler’s friend Julius Streicher (of …

antisemitism, World Politics

Antisemitic Graffiti in Spain on Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation

Antisemitic graffiti on a cultural center in Madrid, January 2020

Spain is no exception to the rise in antisemitic attacks, which continues unabated in both Europe and the United States. Now a cultural center located in Madrid, has been vandalized with graffiti that reads “I command you to kill Jews” and “Free Palestine, kill a Jew.” Each of these two cases of antisemitic graffiti were …

antisemitism, World Politics

Lithuania Whitewashes Complicity in the Holocaust

The Lithuanian Parliament, the Seimas Palace, in Vilna

A committee of members of the Lithuanian parliament are working on a draft of legislation that will state that Lithuania and Lithuanian leaders did not participate in the Holocaust. The truth of the matter, however, is that more Lithuanians killed Jews than did Nazis, during the Holocaust. And more Lithuanian Jews were killed than those …

antisemitism, World Politics

Even When Jews Are Dead, They Are Fair Game

German Cemetery Desecration Geilenkirchen

Two men, aged 21 and 23, went on a rampage in a West German Jewish cemetery in Geilenkirchen on Saturday night, overturning more than 40 graves and defacing other stones with blue spray paint. #Antisemitic Incident reported!#Germany #Geilenkirchen At the #Jewish cemetery in #Geilenkirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia, perpetrators overthrow over 40 #gravestones and partially #sprayed …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, terror, World Politics

France: Too High, Not Responsible for Murder of Halimi

Sarah Halimi

A French court has absolved Sarah Halimi’s murderer: The court relieved Kobili Traore, 29, of criminal responsibility for his slaying of Sarah Halimi, whom Traore pummeled for about an hour while shouting about Allah and calling her a demon before throwing the 60-year-old physician to her death from the window of her third-story apartment. It did …