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Swastika Found at Southern Oregon University

A swastika was found inside a residence-hall elevator at Southern Oregon University (SOU) on May 15. KDRV-TV reported the swastika was carved inside Shasta residence...

White Nationalist Stickers Placed Near Wiesenthal Center

A series of stickers advertising a white nationalist group were found across the street from the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance on May...

Stanford Student Senator Apologizes for Tweet Telling Israel Supporters to ‘Choke’

A Stanford student senator who currently is running for reelection issued an apology on May 15 for her past tweets on Israel, including telling...

Iranian Jewish Sites Reportedly Targeted in Arson Attack

The tomb of Esther and Mordecai, both of which are holy Jewish sites in Iran, was the target of an apparent arson attack. According to...

GW Pro-Israel Student Group Condemns Appointment of Pro-BDS Professor as Interim Dean

George Washington University’s (GWU) pro-Israel student group GW for Israel condemned the university’s appointment of a pro-boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) professor to the...

De Blasio Tells Orthodox Jews ‘I Used Words I Wish I Hadn’t Used’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio apologized to Orthodox Jewish representatives in a May 4 phone call for his choice of words in...

State Department Anti-Semitism Monitor Wants to Push Philo-Semitism

Elan Carr, the State Department’s anti-Semitism monitor, wants to get people in other countries to love their Jews more as a means of countering...

Jewish Groups, Leaders, N.Y. Politicians Tell De Blasio in Letter: ‘We Are Hurt by Your Comments’

Several Jewish groups, community leaders and New York politicians sent a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on April 29 expressing...

De Blasio Tells Jewish Community That NYPD Will ‘Arrest Those Who Gather in Large Groups’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned the Jewish community on the evening of April 28 that the New York City Police Department...

Ohio Gov. Condemns Anti-Semitic Sign at Protest, Lawmaker’s Nazi Comparison

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, issued a statement condemning an anti-Semitic sign at a recent protest as well as a state lawmaker’s Facebook...

COGAT Tells PA to Rescind ‘Slanderous Remarks’ Accusing Israel of Spreading Coronavirus to Palestinians

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rukun called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to rescind statements accusing Israel...

U.N. Rapporteur ‘Extremely Concerned’ About Rising Anti-Semitism During Coronavirus Pandemic

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Ahmed Shaheed issued a statement on April 17 saying that he was concerned about...

Nazi Flag Found on Australia Phone Tower

A Nazi flag was found hoisted on a phone tower in Australia on April 12. Two Chinese flags were tied to the Nazi flag on...

UCI Student Senate Repeals BDS Resolution

The UC Irvine (UCI) Student Senate on March 31 repealed a 2012 resolution calling for the university to divest from companies that conduct business...

PA Calls Israel ‘Agents of This Epidemic’

A spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority (PA) accused Israel of as being “agents of this epidemic” in April 13 remarks to reporters. The Jerusalem...

NYC Department of Education Bans Schools from Using Zoom Due to ‘Zoombombing’

The New York City Department of Education banned schools from using the video conferencing platform Zoom due to recent disruptions known as “Zoombombing.” The New...

ADL Report Details Iran’s Coronavirus Anti-Semitism

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a report on April 3 chronicling the Iranian government’s various anti-Semitic conspiracy theories surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). ADL Associate Director,...

‘Ask the Rabbi’ Online Class Zoombombed With Anti-Semitic Remarks, Nudity

A private New York Orthodox girls’ high school was Zoombombed.

Swastikas Found on Maryland Synagogue

Swastikas and other slurs were found spray-painted on a Maryland synagogue on the morning of March 28. The Washington Jewish Week reported that the vandalism...

Outsiders ‘Zoombomb’ Yeshiva University President With Anti-Semitic Material During Speech

Outsiders disrupted Yeshiva University President Ari Berman’s March 31 speech to the student body on the video conference platform Zoom with anti-Semitic material. According to...

Rabbi Boteach Considering Legal Action Against UK Guardian for Comparing Him to ‘Plot Against America’ Character

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach told the Journal in a phone interview on the evening of March 30 that he is seriously considering taking legal action...

Reports: PA Prime Minister Accuses IDF of Intentionally Spreading Coronavirus to Palestinians

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh alleged on March 29 that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are intentionally spreading coronavirus to Palestinians, according...

Florida Pastor Says God Is Giving Jews Coronavirus Because They Oppose ‘His Son Jesus’

Rick Wiles, Florida pastor and founder of far-right website TruNews, said on March 26 that God is giving the Jews the coronavirus because they...

Missouri Man Who Allegedly Planned to Bomb Hospital Said Jews Were Behind Coronavirus

A Missouri man who was planning to use a car bomb at a local medical facility died in a confrontation with FBI agents during...

NYU Condemns Former SJP Head for Tweeting ‘Should I Paint My Nails’ in Response to Israel’s First Coronavirus Death

New York University (NYU) issued a statement on March 24 condemning the former leader of the campus’ Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter...

N.Y. County DA Announces Inquiry Into Local Toyota Dealership That Refused Service to Chasidic Jew

A district attorney for a county in southern New York announced that he is launching an inquiry into a local Toyota dealership over a...

Rosanna Arquette Apologizes for Israel Coronavirus Tweet

Actress Rosanna Arquette apologized for her March 17 tweet alleging that Israel knew about the coronavirus outbreak for a year and put “lives at...

Rosanna Arquette Claims in Deleted Tweet That Israel Knew About Coronavirus and Put ‘Lives at Risk for Profit’

Actress Rosanna Arquette alleged in a since-deleted tweet that Israel’s work on a coronavirus vaccine for the past year shows that the Jewish state...

Swastika Reportedly Found at New York College

A swastika was reportedly found at Queens College in the New York City borough of Queens on March 9. The local newspaper Queens Daily Eagle...

Columbia University President Condemns Anti-Semitism, BDS

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger condemned anti-Semitism and the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in a March 6 presentation before the university senate...

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Trump Signs Holocaust Education Bill Into Law

President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law on May 28. The bill, which had passed the Senate on May 13, provides...

Israeli Torah Study Zoombombed With Nazi Imagery, Chants of ‘Free Palestine’

An Israeli organization’s online Torah study was Zoombombed on the evening of May 27 with Nazi imagery and chants of “free Palestine.” The Jerusalem Post...

Jewish Schools Have Reopened in the Netherlands, but Some Worry That Their Security Is Compromised

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The Dutch government’s decision to reopen the country’s schools came none too soon for Channa Feige, a mother of nine who...

ADL Backs Harvard in Lawsuit Challenging Race-Based Admissions Policies

BOSTON (JTA) – The Anti-Defamation League is supporting Harvard University in its effort to beat back a high-profile legal challenge to the school’s race-conscious...

‘Zionist Police State’ Banner Hung Next to U.K. Jewish Cemetery

A banner stating “Welcome to the Zionist police state” was hung next to the Bancroft Road Jewish Cemetery on May 24 and was taken...
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