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At panel on anti-Semitism, new metrics for Jew hatred …

| June 9, 2015

Anti-Semitism is not only the oldest hatred, it is also the most enduring, former Canadian justice minister Irwin Cotler said on a panel on the subject at Sundays Jerusalem Post Conference in Manhattan. The panel was called The Alarming Rise of Global Anti-Semitism: A Rapidly Gathering Storm, using a term coined by World War II British prime minister Winston Churchill for the rise of Nazi Germany.

Obama and his American critics on Irans anti-Semitism …

| June 3, 2015

Something unusual has begun in the Washington-New York corridor. Journalists and policy analysts have begun a critical public discussion about President Obamas understanding (or misunderstanding) of the significance and nature of the anti-Semitism of the Iranian regime. They are asking how his view on that subject affects prospects for a nuclear deal to stop the ayatollahs from getting the bomb.

Anti-Semitism in Malm reveals flaws in Swedish …

| May 26, 2015

“A Jew, I cannot believe that you cannot be a Jew in Sweden!” says Siavosh Derakhti. The 23-year-old Muslim is the child of Iranian parents, refugees of the Iran-Iraq war. He has become a champion in the fight against anti-Semitism in Malm, a town a little smaller than Halifax perched on the southern tip of Sweden

Anti-Semitism and Jewish destiny – Opinion – Jerusalem Post

| May 24, 2015

On Sunday, Robert S. Wistrich the director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem emailed the following column to Jerusalem Post Editor-in-Chief Steve Linde, asking that it be published in the coming week

Obama Tells People of Israel: America Has Your Back – ABC News

| May 23, 2015

President Barack Obama said Friday he “forcefully” objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally. Speaking at one of Washington’s most prominent synagogues, Obama said the U.S

Anti-Semitism scholar Robert S. Wistrich dies at 70 | The …

| May 22, 2015

Robert S. Wistrich, one of the worlds foremost scholars of anti-Semitism, died late Tuesday evening after suffering a heart attack in Rome, where he was due to address the Italian Senate about rising anti-Semitism in Europe.

Definition of anti-Semitism provokes campus debates – LA Times

| May 19, 2015

The definition of anti-Semitism was at the center of a battle of words Monday involving campus protests about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This comes as some Jewish students say that protests against Israels occupation of the West Bank have had anti-Semitic overtones that they contend makes some American universities, including UC campuses, a hostile environment. Meanwhile, activists against Israeli policies, including some Jewish faculty and students, say such claims of anti-Semitism are an attempt to squelch any criticism of Israel

Jerusalem forum recommends new laws on cyberhate, anti …

| May 17, 2015

The biennial Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism issued statements recommending steps for governments and websites to reduce cyber hate, and for European governments to reduce anti-Semitism. Given the pervasive, expansive and transnational nature of the internet and the viral nature of hate materials, counter-speech alone is not a sufficient response to cyber hate

European Anti-Semitism ‘Has Reached Critical Mass …

| May 14, 2015

Anti-Semitism has reached “critical mass” in Europe, and stands at its worst levels globallysince the 1930s,a senior anti-hate campaigner has warned. Speaking to Arutz Sheva at the 5th Global Forumfor Combating Anti-Semitism on Wednesday,ADL National Director AbrahamFoxman said that although anti-Semitism was not yet at the same levels as it was immediately prior to the holocaust, Jews are certainly being subjected to the worst levels of hatred since then. “It’s not like the thirties, but it’s the worst its been since the 30s,” Foxman said.

An alternative perspective on global anti-Semitism …

| May 12, 2015

lmost 800 people will be participating in the Global Forum on anti-Semitism which opens this evening in Jerusalem. Sponsored by the Prime Ministers Office, this is by far the largest such gathering which has taken place in recent years


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