Category: antisemitism

antisemitism, terror, World Politics

World Protests Against Sarah Halimi Ruling

Sarah Halimi

Protests were scheduled not just in Paris, but around the world on Sunday, in response to the despicable ruling in the Sarah Halimi case. Sarah Halimi was murdered by Kobili Traoré, a 27-year-old Muslim man, in April 2017. Traoré violently beat his 65-year-old neighbor, screaming “Allahu Akbar” as he threw her out the window of …

antisemitism, social media

The Week Removes Graphic of Biden Trapped in Star of David

The week Biden trapped in blue Magen David

The Week magazine drew criticism last week, after accompanying an op-ed with a political cartoon of President Biden trapped inside a blue Star of David. After social media exploded with criticisms and outrage from Jewish leaders and other observers on social media, the magazine removed the graphic. The op-ed, entitled “Israel is Testing Biden” criticized …

antisemitism

New Mural in Memory of Thessaloniki Holocaust Victims Vandalized

Jewish mural Thessaloniki defaced

A new mural honoring the memory of Holocaust victims from the Jewish community of Thessaloniki has been defaced. The mural, painted by street artist Same84 is 38 yards in length and more than 7 yards high. Tens of thousands of Thessaloniki Jews were exterminated by Hitler. 🚨 Appalling: a Jewish mural in Thessaloniki, Greece, has …

antisemitism, coronavirus, Israel, media bias

Antisemitism is Never Funny Even When it’s on SNL

Michael Che tells antisemitic joke on SNL

Protesters chanting “Shame on NBC!” and “Antisemitism is not funny!” appropriately gathered in New York on Saturday night. Why appropriately? Because the protest was a response to antisemitic content aired on Saturday Night Live, a show broadcast live from New York City on NBC. The protesters gathered outside the entrance to NBC’s West 49th Street …

American Jewry, antisemitism, campus antisemitism

Illinois College Forced to Limit Antisemitic “Bias Response” Team Actions due to Legal Challenge

university of illinois urbana-champaign

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “bias response” team that was said to have intimidated pro-Israel students, has been reined in by the university after it was suggested a Supreme Court review was in the workings. Speech First, a nonprofit working against college policies that violate free speech, sued the university in 2019, for policies …

antisemitism, coronavirus, Israel

Passing of the Brisker Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Dovid Soloveitchik ZL

Rav Dovid Soloveitchik Zl

The media had a field day reporting on the funeral of Rav Dovid Soloveitchik on Sunday, reporting huge crowds. But the truth is, even if “tens of thousands” attended Rav Dovid’s funeral, this is a small number, compared to the estimated 300,000 who turned out for Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s funeral, in the days before …

antisemitism

Antisemitism Expected to Increase in 2021

SEPTEMBER 17 2014 Occupy Wall Street protester with sign: Google It!!! Jews control America

Antisemitism will sharply increase in 2021, according to a report issued Sunday   by the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. The reason? COVID-19, of course. Everyone knows that when there’s a plague, it’s the fault of the Jews, so it’s likely many of us suspected this might happen, just as it happened during, for instance, the …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Online Sermon at a Temple by Warnock, Interrupted by Hackers

Raphael Warnock

A Friday night online service for an Atlanta temple was interrupted by multiple hackers with the aim of shutting it down. What were the hackers shutting down exactly? A sermon delivered by Senator-Elect Raphael Warnock, a known antisemite. The sermon was meant to honor Martin Luther King, whose church Warnock leads. The same temple was …

antisemitism

Kanye West Campaign Gives $100K to Antisemitic Rapper

M1 Dead Prez

Kanye West’s 2020 presidential campaign may have flopped, but Lavonne Alford, a rapper more commonly known as M-1, made out big time. Alford, who is half of the duo known as Dear Prez, received $100,000 in late October, from West’s campaign. No one seems to know what services were rendered for this sum, though the …

antisemitism, World Politics

Quebec Green Lights Xmas Celebration But Nixes Chanukah Celebration

Chanuka with big red x superimposed

We all understand the need to place limits on gatherings with the oh-so-contagious COVID-19 in our midst. But how are we to understand permission granted for Christmas celebrations but not for Chanukah celebrations? That’s what happened in Quebec, Canada, and the only way to understand the ruling is from the perspective of antisemitism: Christmas yes, …