Anti-Semitism

Senior Democratic Policy Advisor: ‘We Do Not Care About Anti-Semitism’

Multiple sources revealed this week that a senior Democratic advisor said late last year that her Senate committee prioritizes minorities and the …

Conservative View

'Hitler bell' saga: German Jewish body blasts village mayor Georg Welker

Germany's Central Council of Jews slammed Mayor Georg Welker over his remarks on the Nazi-era church bell in his village of Herxheim am Berg. Welker …

World News

British Government To Fund Trips To Auschwitz To Combat Campus Anti-Semitism

The British government has allocated £144,000, or $200,000, to send university faculty and students on trips to Auschwitz as part of an initiative to …

Jewish Culture

I'm a Transgender Peace Activist Who Converted to Judaism. I Wasn't Expecting My Fellow Progressives to Turn on Me.

Here’s what they don’t tell you when converting to Judaism: Everyone has an opinion on Israel. And once you convert, everyone has an opinion …

Jewish Culture

New York Times’ Trump-voter fetish hits a low point as it turns over its opinion page to them

Meanwhile, Samantha Bee meets with a very different type of working-class voter<p>The New York Times has a Trump-voter fetish. Invested deeply in sharp, considered resistance to his policies and behavior, the broadsheet has devoted much ink to attempting to capture and understand the mindset of the …

U.S. Politics

German parliament creates anti-Semitism commissioner post

Lawmakers passed measures designed to tackle anti-Semitism in Germany. An anti-Semitism commissioner is a cornerstone of the proposal, but critics …

Germany

EU mum on Abbas speech because ‘we don’t comment on comments’

The European Union remained silent on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s controversial address this week in which he accused Europe of …

Israel

ADL warns of rise in white supremacist violence

The Anti-Defamation League is warning of an increase in violence by white supremacists who the group say have become "emboldened" by the rise of the …

Racism

Opinion: Germany's anti-Semitism commissioner sad but overdue

Most parties in Germany's parliament want an anti-Semitism commissioner. The position can't fix the worsening attitudes toward Jews in the country, …

World News

An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post

WASHINGTON — Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison had gathered last spring to consider a resolution calling on the university to divest in companies and countries that abuse human rights, profit from the “military-industrial complex” and promote fossil fuels when the debate jumped the …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump's Idea of 'Fake News' Is Much Broader Than His Awards Suggest

Some of the mistakes highlighted by the RNC concerned trivial matters (Did Trump overfeed koi in Japan? Did the Polish first lady shake his hand?), …

Donald Trump

European Leaders Getting Tougher on Immigration After Public Outcry

"If you take masses of non-registered immigrants from the Middle East into your country, you are importing terrorism, crime, anti-Semitism, and …

Conservative View

Will Ferrell crashed Roger Federer’s post-match interview to ask him some important questions

Will Ferrell crashed Roger Federer’s post-match interview to ask him some important questions<p>Roger Federer is perhaps the greatest tennis player the …

Tennis

German parliament votes to step up fight against anti-Semitism

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's lower house of parliament on Thursday voted to step up efforts to combat anti-Semitism and called for the creation of a new government post to oversee the issue, backed by an independent panel of experts.<p>The proposal was jointly introduced and backed by Chancellor …

World News

England’s Chelsea soccer team launches campaign to fight anti-Semitism

From left: Chelsea players Charly Musonda, Eden Hazard and Ross Barkley. (Facebook)(JTA) — England’s Chelsea soccer team announced that it will …

Jewish Culture

World Digest: Jan. 18, 2018

EUROPE<p>Deadly storm lashes north, grounds traffic<p>A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least seven people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks.<p>The Dutch national weather service recorded …

Angela Merkel

Chelsea F.C. Announces Initiative To Fight Anti-Semitism

At a September match between Chelsea and Leicester City, fans of Chelsea serenaded their new €6o million man Alvaro Morata with that mocking cry. …

Jewish Culture

Senior Democratic Senate staffer reportedly brushes off anti-Semitism: 'We do not care about anti-Semitism in this office'

Kenneth Marcus, president and founder of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, was nominated by President Trump in October to …

Patty Murray

Abbas is right. Why does Israel keep saying he's wrong?

The jolly choir is shrieking again: Mahmoud Abbas. You have to see the responses to his speech to understand the extent to which Israel is speaking …

Israel

Where does Donald Trump’s new favourite word come from?

In <i>Polite Conversation</i>, Jonathan Swift presents dialogues made up of clichés, banalities and catchphrases. When Miss Notable makes a remark seen as witty, Mr Neverout exclaims: ‘Why, Miss, you shine this Morning like a shitten Barn-Door.’<p>Perhaps we might not admit such an adjective, even in this …

Donald Trump

The Real Housewives of New Jersey recap: 'Reunion, Part 1'

It’s the best time of the year, you guys: reunion season! Teresa is blond (it looks good!), Danielle Staub has a bob (it looks good!), and Siggy is …

France a beacon of human rights? Calais migrants tell different story

Fifteen months after a squalid camp housing thousands of people aiming to sneak into Britain was bulldozed, the French Channel port is still …

Refugees

Vivian Bercovici: Dear Mr. Ambassador, why is Canada funding anti-Semitism?

<b>To: Marc-André Blanchard, Canadian Ambassador to the UN</b><p>Dear Ambassador Blanchard,<p>I understand that you plan to visit Israel next week and the West …

Israel

Quebec mosque shooting: Ottawa ‘reflecting’ on day of action against Islamophobia, Trudeau says

"We want to avoid the kind of backlash we sometimes see when we launch such actions because unfortunately there is still a small, intolerant …

Society

Holocaust Denier Mark Weber Banned From Entering U.K. For 'Unacceptable' Behavior

A notorious Holocaust denier from America has been barred from entering the United Kingdom, according to documents from the British government.<p>Mark …

Austrian Jews may boycott Holocaust event if far-right ministers attend

A Jewish leader in Austria said community officials would not attend the nation’s official Holocaust commemoration ceremony if lawmakers from the …

Sebastian Kurz

Zioness Movement Joins Women’s March

With the second annual Women’s March scheduled for Jan. 20, the 5-month-old Zioness movement has rallied an impressive roster of national feminist …

Activism

A New Christian Reformation

A lot of traditional church people I know are grieving the decline of mainline Christianity. “Where are the people- the young ones especially?” “Why have they stopped coming?”<p>Grief is an important step with the loss of anything that is important to us, including the loss of church as we have known …

Faith

Meet the little-known Jewish man behind Britain’s Thatcherist revolution

Upper-class Sir Keith Joseph made for a strange political bedfellow with Methodist, underprivileged Thatcher -- but together the two changed the face …

Margaret Thatcher

GOLDSTEIN: Why can’t politicians admit mistakes?

What is it in the DNA of politicians that prevents them from admitting to even an honest mistake? Do they not understand how foolish they look when …

Kathleen Wynne