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Ben Sales, JTA

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Small Christian University in Oregon Grapples with Accusations of Antisemitism

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When the new president of his small Oregon university made a remark about Jewish noses, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner was unnerved.

Despite COVID Restrictions, Antisemitism Barely Decreased in US in 2020, ADL Says

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The number of antisemitic assaults fell sharply, however, and for the first time in three years, no one was killed in an antisemitic attack.

Clubhouse Says It ‘Shut Down a Number of Rooms’ After Anti-Semitism Complaints

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Clubhouse, the new audio-based social network, announced that it “shut down a number of rooms” in the wake of complaints about anti-Semitism.

For Yom Hazikaron, 5 Ways to Stream Israel’s Memorial Day Services from Home

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A range of programs and memorial services are being streamed, geared toward English-speaking audiences whose ability to travel to Israel has been largely cut off for the last year.

Vaccine Passports are Being Compared to Yellow Stars of David from the Holocaust

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Political activists are comparing the idea of “vaccine passports” to Nazi Germany,

White Supremacist Propaganda Nearly Doubled in 2020 to Most in a Decade, ADL Says

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Last year, the United States saw the most white supremacist propaganda in a decade.

Israeli Supreme Court Rules State Must Grant Citizenship to Non-Orthodox Jewish Converts

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Israel must grant citizenship to Jews who converted to Judaism in Israel under non-Orthodox auspices, its Supreme Court ruled Monday.

How Jewish Constituents of Greene and Boebert Describe Their Congresswomen

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(JTA) — About a year after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, a white supremacist in western Colorado plotted to attack another Jewish congregation. The FBI arrested...

Congresswoman Says Rothschild-Funded Space Lasers Caused Deadly California Fire

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Among the many posts being unearthed amid renewed scrutiny of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s social media history is one in which the new congresswoman implicated “Rothschild Inc” in connection with a deadly forest fire that, she wrote, was started using laser beams from space.

Jews on Edge Ahead of Inauguration Day

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The alert, tweeted by a college student, was vague: A man in a MAGA hat near West Virginia University was apparently asking for the locations of local synagogues and mosques.

Politician Sorry She Yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ At Protest

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A Republican politician in the New York City borough of Staten Island has apologized for yelling “Heil Hitler” during an on-camera tirade at a protest last month.

Extremism Watchdogs on Violence in D.C.

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They warned us. And warned us. And warned us.

Israel and Morocco to Establish Diplomatic Ties

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Israel will establish diplomatic relations with Morocco, which becomes the fourth Arab country to announce it will recognize Israel in the last year.

Anne Frank Memorial in Boise, Idaho, Vandalized with Swastika Stickers

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A statue of Anne Frank in Boise, Idaho, was vandalized with stickers bearing swastikas and the message “We are everywhere.”

Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Rose by 14% in 2019, According to the FBI

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The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes increased significantly in 2019, according to the FBI, in a year that saw three lethal attacks against Jews.

No Matter Who Wins the Election, American Jews Fear Bigotry and Division Will Endure

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(JTA) — American Jews, like the rest of the country, don’t yet know who won the presidential election. But after a grueling campaign and a...

A Widely Circulated Video Showed Jews Being Harassed at Black Lives Matter Protest. The...

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(JTA) — An episode in which three visibly Jewish men were harassed with slurs during the aftermath of a racial justice protest in Philadelphia...

Two Weeks After Twitter Bans Holocaust Denial, Twitter’s CEO Says It’s Still Allowed

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(JTA) — Two weeks ago, Twitter banned Holocaust denial. Or did it? The company announced earlier this month that it would ban posts that “deny or...

‘What Does This Grim Picture Remind You of?’ Trump Asks About NYC’s Crackdown on...

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He shared a tweet calling New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio “an anti-Semite thug."

‘I’m Not Going to Get Stuck’: Ahead of the Election, Growing Numbers of US...

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An immigration lawyer in Toronto said that she has seen a spike inquiries from American Jews about moving to Canada.

Are the Proud Boys Anti-Semitic? Your Primer on the Far-Right Group Trump Told to...

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The Proud Boys, is a far-right, “western chauvinist” fraternal organization that supports Trump and has engaged in street violence.

Jewish MSNBC Commentator: ‘What Is the Difference Between Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump?’

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"I’m not saying there’s a Holocaust, but when you look at the tactics, that is where we are right now.”

QAnon Is an Old Form of Anti-Semitism in a New Package, Experts Say

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QAnon claims that rich Jews, including the Rothschild banking family, secretly control the world.

Democratic Super PAC Mailers Show Jewish GOP House Candidate Clutching Dollar Bills

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The candidate argued that the ads were anti-Semitic, while the PAC said the ads were about his record at his construction management company.

Study: More Than One in 10 Americans Under 40 Thinks Jews Caused the Holocaust

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Among those who had heard of the Holocaust, more than a third wrongly believed that 2 million Jews or fewer were killed.

Trump Ad Featuring Bernie Sanders as Puppet Master for Biden Is Anti-Semitic, 2 Left-Wing...

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"There’s a long, dangerous history of Jews being scapegoated as all-powerful puppet masters."

A California State Senator Is Facing Anti-Semitic and Homophobic Attacks — as Well as...

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"It’s very disheartening that this is what the country has come to," he told JTA.
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