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Pants on Fire: The Occasional Liar is an Anomaly

December 21, 2016, by

On December 1, 18-year-old Baruch College student Yasmin Seweid reported that she had been attacked by a group of drunken men who chanted “Donald Trump,” called her a terrorist and tried to rip off her hijab. She further claimed that no one in the crowded subway car where the attack allegedly occurred came to her

The Secret Symbol Neo-Nazis Use to Target Jews Online

June 3, 2016, by

From .Mic: In the early days of the social web, putting someone’s name in multiple parentheses was meant to give that person a cute virtual hug. Today, it’s something far more sinister. Neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white nationalists have begun using three sets of parentheses encasing a Jewish surname — for instance, (((Fleishman))) — to identify

Israeli Leadership Failing at Combatting BDS, State Watchdog Warns

May 24, 2016, by

The Times of Israel: The Foreign Ministry has no overall strategy, lacks funds and is failing to achieve its goals in the battle against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel, a damning state comptroller’s report charged on Tuesday. State Comptroller Yosef Shapira’s annual report criticized a range of “failings” in the ministry, underlining

In new Gaza clip, kids urge ‘martyrdom, blowing up enemies’

May 12, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: New footage to emerge out of a children’s festival in the Gaza Strip shows play-acting Palestinian kids urging each other to “die as martyrs” and “blow up their enemies,” and includes mock presentations of them capturing Israeli soldiers and running through what appears to be a tunnel. A video of

Kingsborough Jewish Faculty See Pattern Of Prejudice

May 12, 2016, by

From The Jewish Week: When the business department search committee members saw the CV, they felt like they had hit pay dirt. The applicant for the accounting assistant professor position not only was a certified public accountant, but also had a Ph.D. in accounting and several published articles under his belt. The committee voted unanimously

FBI Thwarts Plot Against Prominent Florida Jewish Center

May 4, 2016, by

From Fox News: A man’s planned explosive attack on a South Florida Jewish center was thwarted by the FBI through an undercover operation involving a dummy bomb, authorities said Monday. James Medina is accused of trying to blow up the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center during Passover services. Officials portrayed Medina as being anti-Semitic. “MEDINA explained

House Walls in Poland Found to be Made of Jewish Headstones

May 4, 2016, by

From Ynet: During a tour carried out last week, members of the volunteer organization Mi’ma’amakim, which aims to commemorate the Holocaust, were horrified to find that many houses in Poland were built using Jewish headstones. The finding was documented by soccer coach and Mi’ma’amakim President Avram Grant. According to the organization’s Chairman Johnny Daniels, the

England’s Labour Party Secretly Suspends 50 Members for Racist and Anti-Semitic Comments

May 3, 2016, by

From The Telegraph: Labour has secretly suspended 50 of its members over anti-Semitic and racist comments as officials struggle to cope with the crisis engulfing  the party. Senior sources reveal that Labour’s compliance unit has been swamped by the influx of hard-left supporters following Jeremy Corbyn’s election. The  suspensions that have been made public so far are said

Croatian Jews to boycott country’s official Holocaust commemorations

April 5, 2016, by

The Jewish community in Croatia said it will boycott the country’s official Holocaust commemoration events this year to protest alleged government inaction to curb neo-Nazism. The Coordinating Committee of the Jewish Communities of Croatia said it would hold its own commemoration “in line with Jewish tradition” instead of participating in the government one, the Voice of America reported Monday. The

United Nations: ‘Miscommunication’ behind ban of Israel’s Zionism display

April 5, 2016, by

A “miscommunication” led the United Nations to ban a display about Zionism from an Israeli exhibition at its headquarters in New York, a spokesman told JTA. Hours after the exhibition opened Monday morning, an initially banned display panel about Zionism was added. But the U.N. stood firm in banning two other panels that Israel had proposed — one

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