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AOC: Some people have 'weaponized' antisemitism

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decries discrimination against Jews, but claims ‘weaponization’ of antisemitism in talk with Jewish leaders.

AOC: Some people have 'weaponized' antisemitism

Virginia Gov. Youngkin receives CAM Annual Civic Leadership Award

First-ever state-focused Summit to Combat Antisemitism brings together state officials to foster dialogue, develop strategies, and propose solutions for fighting hate.

Virginia Gov. Youngkin receives CAM Annual Civic Leadership Award

NYC deputy mayor charges Washington Post with antisemitism

Deputy of NYC Mayor Eric Adams calls out Washington Post for article on wealthy Jews' advocacy for Israel.

NYC deputy mayor charges Washington Post with antisemitism

Knife-wielding woman arrested in the UK

Woman who brandished knife in Stamford Hill, London, allegedly claimed, 'You people, you Jewish...all the trouble you’re creating in the world.'

Knife-wielding woman arrested in the UK

Michigan:

Police investigating antisemitic incident near synagogue

Self-proclaimed ‘Jew hater’ under investigation after antisemitic incident at Detroit-area synagogue.

Police investigating antisemitic incident near synagogue

EJC calls on Europe’s university rectors: Protect Jewish students

Following attacks on Jewish students amid anti-Zionist campus demonstrations, Jewish organization urges European university rectors to take steps to rectify situation. Demonstrations 'glorify violence against Jews, attempt to muzzle any form of expression by Jewish students.'

EJC calls on Europe’s university rectors: Protect Jewish students

Amsterdam:

Pro-Palestinian rioters toss ammonia at police officers

Police and protesters clash in Amsterdam as successive pro-Palestinian encampments roil city.

Pro-Palestinian rioters toss ammonia at police officers

NYC:

Next up for congressional antisemitism hearings: Public schools

House Republicans questioning public school leaders about how they’re addressing antisemitism; David Banks, chancellor of New York City’s public school system, to testify at the Capitol.

Next up for congressional antisemitism hearings: Public schools

Final decision?

Meta weighs whether popular anti-Israel phrase should be banned

Should ‘From the river to the sea’ be allowed on Facebook and Instagram? Meta’s Oversight Board is considering the question.

Meta weighs whether popular anti-Israel phrase should be banned

Ad calling out campus antisemitism to air during NBA playoffs

Robert Kraft’s foundation to air ad slamming antisemitism at campus protests during NBA playoffs.

Ad calling out campus antisemitism to air during NBA playoffs

Elon Musk, owner of X, promises to reinstate antisemite's account

Elon Musk says he’ll reinstate antisemite Nick Fuentes to X: ‘It is better to have anti whatever out in the open.’

Elon Musk, owner of X, promises to reinstate antisemite's account

Pres. Herzog to Diaspora Jews: We hear you, we support you

President Herzog issues special message of support for Jewish communities around the world.

Pres. Herzog to Diaspora Jews: We hear you, we support you

Firebomb hurled at Warsaw synagogue

'Outrageous antisemitic attacks such as this can not be tolerated, perpetrators must be found and punished,' Israel's Amb. to Poland urges.

Firebomb hurled at Warsaw synagogue

B'tsalmo CEO:

'Anyone who boycotts people due to nationality is a Nazi'

Shai Glick, CEO of B'tsalmo, pens letter to European Space Agency demanding name of Israeli researcher be mentioned in press release on new study. 'The last time they chose to boycott Jews was in the 1930s - is the next step for you to support the murder of Jews?'

'Anyone who boycotts people due to nationality is a Nazi'

'Revenge on Palestine'

Jewish woman kidnapped and raped in Paris suburb

Man arrested for kidnap and rape of Jewish woman in Gennevilliers, Paris, in an antisemitic attack.

Jewish woman kidnapped and raped in Paris suburb

Germany:

Outpouring of support after Molotov cocktail hurled at synagogue

Synagogue in Oldenburg, Germany, is targeted with Molotov cocktail; hundreds rally in solidarity with Jewish community.

Outpouring of support after Molotov cocktail hurled at synagogue

Theater caves to anti-Israel pressure, is forced to keep its word

Court orders Philadelphia theater to screen Israeli film that it had cancelled in the face of protests.

Theater caves to anti-Israel pressure, is forced to keep its word

Death announcement claims: Aid worker was killed in Jewish attack

Parents of World Central Kitchen employee Jacob Flickinger criticize IDF, claim that if strike was a mistake, IDF is 'extremely incompetent.'

Death announcement claims: Aid worker was killed in Jewish attack

Germany:

National soccer team redesigning numeral to avoid runic 'S'

Germany will redesign the numbers on its national soccer jersey after realizing they look like a Nazi symbol.

National soccer team redesigning numeral to avoid runic 'S'

Nearly a century later:

NEJM faces its implicit support of Nazi policies

Leading American medical journal faces down its own history of endorsing Nazi race science.

NEJM faces its implicit support of Nazi policies

New poll shows:

Most Muslims don't notice discrimination against Jews

Most Americans and nearly all American Jews say antisemitism has risen since Oct. 7, survey finds.

Most Muslims don't notice discrimination against Jews

Pennsylvania: Two synagogues defaced with antisemitic graffiti

Officials condemn antisemitic and anti-Israel vandalism at 2 Philadelphia-area synagogues.

Pennsylvania: Two synagogues defaced with antisemitic graffiti

Spain: Locals say 'Kill Jews' cocktail not antisemitic

In the Spanish town of León, locals toast Easter with a ‘Kill Jews’ cocktail.

Spain: Locals say 'Kill Jews' cocktail not antisemitic

Major US Jewish groups object to federal security funding cuts

'These funds are not just grants; they are lifelines that have fortified vital institutions against hate and violence,' Jewish groups stress.

Major US Jewish groups object to federal security funding cuts

NY Jets star apologizes for saying Jews 'run the world'

New York Jets star Sauce Gardner says his ‘intentions were positive’ when he said that Jews ‘run the world,’ thanks those who ‘took the time to educate’ him.

NY Jets star apologizes for saying Jews 'run the world'

US white supremacist propaganda hit historic high in 2023

ADL reports national average of 20 incidents per day; 30 percent increase in antisemitic propaganda.

US white supremacist propaganda hit historic high in 2023

Holocaust education:

In New York, private tours aim to combat antisemitism

The Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks to educate more college-age visitors about the Holocaust, starting with a private tour for CUNY students.

In New York, private tours aim to combat antisemitism

UC Berkeley to monitor anti-Israel protest

Ending his sit-in, UC Berkeley professor says campus response to antisemitism has improved.

UC Berkeley to monitor anti-Israel protest

Graffiti at NY college: 'Hitler, please come back'

Queens College Hillel calls pro-Hitler graffiti a threat to student safety, demands action from administration.

Graffiti at NY college: 'Hitler, please come back'

Massachusetts:

Anti-Israel vandalism being investigated as hate crimes

Police in Newton, Massachusetts, investigating string of vandalism targeting pro-Israel homes as hate crimes.

Anti-Israel vandalism being investigated as hate crimes

Title VI resolution:

District to improve anti-bias training

Department of Education reaches resolution with Utah school district over reports of antisemitism.

District to improve anti-bias training

ADL unveils:

New online antisemitism course for teens

Four-part digital learning experience unravels complexities of antisemitism, helps students to identify and challenge bias.

New online antisemitism course for teens

NYC:

Outpouring of support for vandalized kosher cafe

UWS residents clean up after Effy’s, a neighborhood kosher cafe, is hit with anti-Israel graffiti.

Outpouring of support for vandalized kosher cafe

'Location upon RSVP':

Here's how some responded to anti-Israel violence

To evade pro-Palestinian protests, some Jewish and Israeli events are keeping their locations low-profile.

Here's how some responded to anti-Israel violence

Antisemitism legislation:

Indiana governor shoots down amended IHRA bill

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb vetoes HB 1002, reiterates state’s support for entire IHRA antisemitism definition.

Indiana governor shoots down amended IHRA bill

New York:

Man who burned rabbi's home gets 25 years in prison

Matthew Karelefsky, arsonist with ‘kill rabbi’ tattoo sentenced to decades in prison for burning rabbi’s home.

Man who burned rabbi's home gets 25 years in prison

Florida: Antisemitic arson not a hate crime

Man arrested after Fort Lauderdale Chabad center is damaged in apparent arson attack.

Florida: Antisemitic arson not a hate crime

Following antisemitic incident:

NY school district faces Title VI investigation

Feds investigate Yonkers, NY, school district where girls basketball players yelled antisemitic slurs at Jewish opponents.

NY school district faces Title VI investigation

Oscars ad highlights synagogue bomb threat

A synagogue bomb threat is dramatized in an Oscars ad by Robert Kraft’s Foundation to Combat Antisemitism.

Oscars ad highlights synagogue bomb threat

Utah:

Cidery denies antisemitism after banning 'Zionists'

Utah is investigating a cidery that declared ‘No Zionists Allowed.’

Cidery denies antisemitism after banning 'Zionists'

Jared Kushner at ADL conference:

Donald Trump is not an antisemite

ADL chief defends honoring Jared Kushner, acknowledges blowback at annual summit.

Donald Trump is not an antisemite

New report reveals:

Social media platforms allow denials of Hamas rapes

Ahead of International Women's day, Cyberwell raises alarm on social media trend denying Oct. 7th rape by Hamas and allies.

Social media platforms allow denials of Hamas rapes

Fighting antisemitism in South Dakota:

Gov. signs law requiring use of IHRA definition

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signs bill into law codifying IHRA antisemitism definition.

Gov. signs law requiring use of IHRA definition

New competition offers:

Prize of $1m for technology to fight antisemitism

Aunt of 7/10 hero Addir Mesika launches competition in his honor, hoping to help rid the world of antisemitism.

Prize of $1m for technology to fight antisemitism

Georgia congressman: Comment on X wasn't antisemitic

Rep. Mike Collins, after appearing to endorse antisemitic social media post, says critics misinterpreted him.

Georgia congressman: Comment on X wasn't antisemitic

At Columbia U:

Task force presents findings on antisemitism

Columbia U antisemitism task force says Jews experiencing ‘isolation and pain’ on campus.

Task force presents findings on antisemitism

'We say no to genocide, Jews on campus pick a side'

Hunter College investigates and Hillel decries ‘hateful slogans’ after protesters demand Jews on campus ‘pick a side.’

'We say no to genocide, Jews on campus pick a side'

Survey shows:

More millennials agree with antisemitic tropes

One third of Americans are reluctant to vote for a pro-Israel politician, ADL survey finds.

More millennials agree with antisemitic tropes

Antisemitism envoy to NY Jews:

'Being Jewish is not something you do defensively'

Deborah Lipstadt urges New York Jews to ‘bring the joy’ of Judaism despite increased antisemitism.

'Being Jewish is not something you do defensively'

Chinese actor says 'Jews are all rats & cockroaches'

Chinese actor from popular ‘Boonie Bears’ kids show under fire after antisemitic social media posts.

Chinese actor says 'Jews are all rats & cockroaches'

Revealed:

LA school board candidate promoted antisemitic book

Teachers union suspends campaign for Kahllid Al-Alim, school board candidate who promoted antisemitic book.

LA school board candidate promoted antisemitic book

Maryland:

School district facing Title VI investigation

Feds open antisemitism investigation at a Maryland school district after a conservative activist’s complaint.

School district facing Title VI investigation

Jewish leaders meet in Rome amid antisemitism crisis

European governments are not standing behind their commitments to Jewish communities, European Jewish leaders say. 'The test is now, and European governments are failing it so far.'

Jewish leaders meet in Rome amid antisemitism crisis

Social media:

Watchdog flags over 150,000 posts for antisemtism

Report notes increase in platforms' moderation efforts through increased rates of removal of antisemitic content.

Watchdog flags over 150,000 posts for antisemtism

Argentina to shutter anti-discrimination office

Argentina’s Jewish umbrella group condemns Milei’s decision to shutter country’s anti-discrimination office.

Argentina to shutter anti-discrimination office

MK Rothman:

Palestinian state 'would endanger the entire world'

Talk of founding a Palestinian state following events of October 7 'not idiocy but pure evil towards the Jewish nation,' MK Simcha Rothman tells participants at CPAC antisemitism panel.

Palestinian state 'would endanger the entire world'

German youth applaud Final Solution results

German students applauded a slide at the end of film, 'The Wannsee Conference,' describing how many Jews were murdered in the Holocaust.

German youth applaud Final Solution results

Chicago:

District where students held walkout investigated

Chicago school district, where students walked out to protest Israel-Hamas war, now faces federal Title VI investigation.

District where students held walkout investigated

Survey finds:

Victims of antisemitism give much more to charity

Victims of antisemitism give significantly more to charity than counterparts who have not experienced antisemitism, survey shows.

Victims of antisemitism give much more to charity

London:

Statue of Jewish singer Amy Winehouse defaced

London police open investigation after Amy Winehouse statue is defaced with pro-Palestinian sticker.

Statue of Jewish singer Amy Winehouse defaced