The first ever Israeli American was elected to a Republican National Committee (RNC) position on January 16.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a report on January 12 finding that 20% of Americans believe at least six antisemitic tropes.
Several pro-Palestinian students at the University of Michigan chanted “intifada” in a video taken on January 12.
L.A.’s Kabbalah Learning Center seems to attract many searching Jews, but criticism of it is widespr
Mike Gold* had a successful small business, a nice home, a wife and two kids when he began to wonder about his soul. Questions about life\’s meaning, about God and spirituality and his Jewish heritage would not go away. \”I started studying Judaism by myself, and I realized,\” he said, \”I didn\’t know anything.\”
On August 29, 2022, the first day of class, Sheehi asked each student to share their identity and she validated each of them, until one Jewish student said they were Israeli.
MESA’s website lauded Abdulhadi’s for “her deep commitment to Palestinian Studies, in relation to not only gender, sexuality, feminist, and queer studies, but also others.” The Canary Mission watchdog noted in a January 8 press release that Abdulhadi had attempted to hold a webinar featuring former Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) member Leila Khaled in 2020 on Zoom that was ultimately deplatformed.
Rashida Tlaib Calls 2022 “One of the Deadliest Years” for Palestinians, Urges Congress to “Stop Funding Apartheid”
Tlaib was quote-tweeting Jewish for Voice Peace (JVP), an organization that supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. JVP’s tweet was accusing the newly installed Israeli government of “ethnic cleansing,” pointing to expulsion of residents from a Palestinian village.
The Algemeiner and Politico both reported on the delay of the regulation, but noted that OCR Assistant Secretary for Human Rights Catherine Lhamon wrote in a letter that “the rise in reports of anti-Semitic incidents, including at schools, underscores of addressing discrimination based on shared ancestry and characteristics.”