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Anti-Semitism in the United States: New Facts About (Mostly) Feelings

Last week, the American Jewish Committee released only half of its annual survey of American Jewish opinion. It was mostly about American politics, Trump vs. Biden and Israel. Today, the second half was published — the one that deals with anti-Semitism. A similar survey was taken last year, from which we earned that Jews in […]

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AJC Calls on Washington Post to Correct Op-Ed Calling Israel ‘Ethnically Exclusive’

“Calling Israel ‘ethnically exclusive’ is a lie and an insult to 25% of Israel’s population who aren’t Jewish but are full participants in its democracy.”

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Jewish Groups Condemn Philadelphia NAACP Head for Posting ‘Anti-Semitic Meme’ to Facebook Page

The head of the Philadelphia NAACP said, “It was never my intention to offend anyone or cause any hurt.”

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Actor Nick Cannon Says Zionists, Rothschilds Have ‘Too Much Power,’ Praises Farrakhan

Actor Nick Cannon currently is under fire for espousing comments that have been criticized as anti-Semitic, including that Zionists and Rothschilds have “too much power.” On July 12, Jewish Insider reported that Cannon said in a 2019 episode of “Cannon’s Class” − Cannon’s YouTube talk show − that recently went viral on Twitter that people […]

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Kansas GOP County Chairman Apologizes for Cartoon Comparing Mask Mandate With Holocaust

The chairman of the Republican Party in Anderson County, Kansas, apologized for publishing an editorial cartoon in his weekly newspaper on July 3 that compared the statewide mandatory mask order with the Holocaust. The cartoon, which was published in the Anderson County Review, depicts Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, wearing a mask with a […]

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Senators Propose Bilateral Program With Israel to Combat COVID-19

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) discussed their legislative effort to establish a joint partnership with Israel against COVID-19 during the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Advocacy Anywhere webinar on June 24. Coons said that he and Cruz are looking to include an amendment in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act that allocates $12 […]

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Georgia Gov Signs Hate Crime Bill Into Law

The bill, which passed the state legislature on June 25, implements harsher penalties for those who target an individual based on race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. Kemp lauded the bill as “a sign of progress.” “Georgia is a state too great to hate,” he added. Jewish groups applauded the bill becoming law. “While we […]

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Ice Cube Responds to Accusations of Anti-Semitism: ‘I’ve Been Telling My Truth’

Rapper and actor Ice Cube, born O’Shea Jackson, responded to criticism of some of his recent social media posts being anti-Semitic, saying that he’s “been telling my truth.” Among the recent tweets in question include a tweet of a Star of David with a Black Cube of Saturn — which is a symbol for occult […]

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BDS Co-Founder: Right of Return Will End ‘Zionist State’

Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, said in a May 21 interview that the Palestinian right of return would end Israel as a Jewish state. Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) reported Barghouti asked in Arabic on the Gazan Voice Podcast what would be left of Israel if the BDS movement succeeds […]

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