International Holocaust Remembrance Day

(Photo: wikicommons/ Antony Stanley)

(Photo: wikicommons/ Antony Stanley)

“How does one mourn for six million people who died? How many candles does one light? How many prayers does one recite? Do we know how to remember the victims, their solitude, their helplessness? They left us without a trace, and we are their trace.” – Elie Wiesel

Join us in remembrance and prayer as the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th.

We can honor the memory of those who were killed by ensuring that history does not repeat itself, remembering that hateful anti-Semitism is alive and well today. In November 2013, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (AFR) released the results of a survey of 6,000 Jews living in Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, and Sweden. Some of the most troubling results include:


A New Intifada on Campus

Photo: Brooklyn College

Photo: Brooklyn College

Today, anti-Israel activists on U.S. college campuses aren’t just burning flags or threatening violence. Now anti-Israel elements are using tactics that may sound less extreme, even though they are just as terrifying. Calling it a “new intifada,” Tzahi Gavrieli writes in an op-ed for Ynet that the newest campaign sweeping college campuses seeks to delegitimize Zionism in its entirety, and the results could be incredibly dangerous.

It is not coincidental that a significant part of the delegitimization campaign against Israel is talking place on campuses. The arena was carefully selected. Campuses have always been fertile ground for exchanging ideas, for activity aimed at fomenting social change and for calls for universal ideals because it is easier to plant the seeds of unruliness in the minds of 18 year olds, who are more open to innovative and…

Posted in: Anti-Israel Bias / Anti-Semitism / Hot Button Issues

Oops, He Did it Again

Just when you thought Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi couldn’t dig his hole any deeper . . . he recently went on record to clarify that he is not, in fact, an anti-Semite after taking heat for a recent interview in which he called Israelis “descendants of apes and pigs.” In fact, Morsi said, he’s not an anti-Semite at all — it’s just that pesky Jewish-controlled media that makes him look like one.

Morsi, a member of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, came under fire recently after video surfaced of him calling Jews and Zionists “bloodsuckers” and “the descendants of apes and pigs.”

The senators’ meeting with Morsi was partially intended to receive clarification on his earlier comments.

At first, the Egyptian president defended himself by saying he did not harbor negative feelings about Judaism or Jewish people.

He then launched a diatribe about Israeli policies against…

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And the Winner Is … Terrorism

Oscar nominations are out and among all the glitz, glamour and tinsel, you might have missed the very subtle undercurrent of Israel-bashing.

In the “Documentary Feature” category, two of the five nominated films are about the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The Oscars’ official page describes The Gatekeepers this way:

Six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s counterterrorism agency, speak candidly about their participation in the policies that have shaped the long history of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

And the Oscars’ official page for the much more openly anti-Israel5 Broken Cameras describes the film this way:

As Israeli settlers begin building homes and erecting a barrier wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in, a Palestinian farm worker documents the town’s resistance to the new settlement. Over the course of several years, the townspeople clash with the Israeli Defense Force, and tensions mount as the wall remains and the…

Posted in: Anti-Semitism / Movies / Terrorism

Help Stop Anti-Semitism in 4 Simple Steps

Incidents of anti-Semitism are rising around the world, including on social media. Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it — click here or on the infographic below to join our campaign against anti-Semitism and find out four simple steps you can take to help us fight the hatred!

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