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Penn State Condemns Photo of Student With Swastika on Her Back

Penn State University condemned a photo circulating on social media of students showing off swastikas drawn on their bodies. The student-run Daily Collegian reported that the photo consists of two females with swastikas drawn on the back of their left shoulders, one of which is reportedly a Penn State student. There is a third female […]

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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 hall’s elevator; the university reported the incident to local police. SOU President Linda Schott wrote in a May 16 letter to community members that she condemned the swastika and that […]

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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 20. According to a statement on the Wiesenthal Center’s website, there were three stickers on streetlight poles emblazoned with the Patriot Front logo. According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Patriot […]

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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 Israel supporters to “choke.” The Algemeiner reported that the Stanford College Republicans (SCR) unearthed the tweets of Student Sen. Mia Bahr on May 14. The tweets that the SCR highlighted are: […]

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Iranian Jewish Sites Reportedly Targeted in Arson Attack

The tomb of Esther and Mordechai, both of which are holy Jewish sites in Iran, was the target of an apparent arson attack. According to The Jerusalem Post, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt first broke the news on May 15, tweeting: “Disturbing reports from #Iran that the tomb of Esther & Mordechai, a holy Jewish […]

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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 position of interim dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA). GWU Provost Brian Blake announced the appointment of Anthropology Professor Ilana Feldman to the position on May 8, stating: […]

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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 an April 28 tweet regarding a large funeral gathering. On April 28, a funeral had taken place in Brooklyn for Rabbi Chaim Mertz, who had died of COVID-19-related complications. There were […]

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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 anti-Semitism. In a press call Monday to mark Jewish American Heritage Month, Carr outlined steps the United States was taking worldwide to advocate for defending Jews as violent anti-Semitism spikes, including […]

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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 their anger over his April 28 tweet to the Jewish community. De Blasio’s tweet stated, “My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings […]

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