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Posts Tagged: Simon Wiesenthal Center

January 23, 2017 1:14 pm

Trump Inauguration Rabbi Hier: Reciting Psalm of Jerusalem ‘Absolutely Intentional’ in Wake of UN Resolutions Denying Historical Jewish Ties to Holy City

The rabbi who gave a benediction at the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday told The Algemeiner that his recitation of the psalm remembering Jerusalem...

January 19, 2017 8:28 am

Campus Watchdogs Laud Fordham University’s Decision to Ban Notoriously Anti-Israel Student Group

Watchdogs lauded the recent decision by a New York academic institution to prevent a notoriously anti-Israel group from organizing on its campus. AMCHA Initiative co-founder Tammi Rossman-Benjamin and others...

January 13, 2017 4:29 pm

Jewish Human Rights Group: German Court Ruling in Synagogue Arson Case ‘Legitimizes Violent Antisemitism’

A German regional court’s affirmation of a lower court ruling that a July 2014 attempt by three Muslim men to burn down a Wuppertal synagogue...

January 11, 2017 11:25 am

Liberal Jews Treat Rabbi Hier’s Trump Inauguration Blessing as a Curse

JNS.org -- Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center will be giving a benediction at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration ceremony Jan. 20. Liberal Jews are petitioning Hier...

January 11, 2017 10:38 am

Head of New York City Students for Justice in Palestine Chapter Cheers Deadly Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack

A prominent anti-Israel activist has hailed Sunday's deadly truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem -- in which four IDF soldiers were murdered and another 16 were wounded -- as a "F*** you" to...

January 10, 2017 7:20 pm

Trump Inauguration Rabbi: All Americans Should Be ‘Rooting for the Success’ of President-Elect

The rabbi who will deliver a prayer at the inauguration ceremony in Washington, DC next week told The Algemeiner on Tuesday that all Americans should...

January 3, 2017 7:34 pm

Antisemitism Experts: Popularity in Germany of New Annotated Version of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Doesn’t Need to Be Cause for Alarm

The fact that a new annotated version of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf has become a best-seller in Germany does not need to...

January 1, 2017 9:04 am

New Report: Some of 2016’s Worst Antisemitic Activity Took Place on British, Canadian Campuses

Some of the past year's worst antisemitic activities took place at British and Canadian universities, according to a new report, released by a prominent international Jewish...

December 28, 2016 7:08 pm

Leading US Jewish Groups Slam Kerry’s Speech; AIPAC Calls It ‘Failed Attempt to Defend the Indefensible’

Secretary of State John Kerry’s Wednesday speech on the Israel-Palestinian peace process was “a failed attempt to defend the indefensible,” a leading US pro-Israel group said. Contrary to...

December 23, 2016 3:01 pm

As Shabbat Sets in, Major Jewish and Other Pro-Israel Groups Mobilize Against Anti-Settlement UN Security Council Resolution

Just hours before Shabbat began on Friday, major Jewish and other pro-Israel groups mobilized in an ultimately futile effort to thwart the passage of an...

December 11, 2016 7:32 pm

Major Jewish Group Denounces ‘Horrific’ Mass Murder at Coptic Christian Church in Cairo; Urges Incoming US Administration to Help Egypt Overcome Scourge of Religion-Based Terrorism

A global Jewish human rights organization that researches and teaches about the Holocaust in the context of contemporary hatred and terrorism condemned the mass murder of...

December 8, 2016 6:51 pm

Major US Jewish Group Calls on Qatar to Remove Antisemitic Titles From Doha Book Fair

A leading US-based Jewish human rights group has called on the Qatari government to remove antisemitic titles from an international book fair currently taking place...

December 2, 2016 12:06 am

Kosovo’s President Thaci Bans Sale, Distribution of Antisemitic Books

JNS.org - The president of Kosovo has banned the sale and distribution of antisemitic literature following a complaint from antisemitism experts, the website Jewish Business News reported...

November 22, 2016 5:28 pm

Leading US Jewish Group Calls on President-Elect Trump to Come Out Stronger Against Neo-Nazi Supporters

A leading US-based Jewish human rights organization is urging President-elect Donald Trump to come out stronger against white supremacists and neo-Nazis who backed his candidacy. Speaking...


Israeli Investors Increasingly Turning to US Real Estate

Israel has become one of the largest foreign investors in US commercial real estate over the past few years, and considering...

Children’s Cultural Identities

We all know about how much damage parents can do to children. But sometimes society, even when it means well,...

Israel’s President Honors Philanthropist for Supporting American-Israeli STEM Research

JNS.org -- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin honored a media mogul and philanthropist this week...


What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...


Ex-Islamist Extremist: UK’s Jewish Students ‘Bullied Under Guis...

Jews at UK universities are "bullied [and] stigmatized...under the guise that criticism of Israel is not antisemitism," a reformed Islamist said...

Middle East

Palestinian, Jordanian Leaders Meet to Discuss Thwarting Potential Relocati...

JNS.org -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah of Jordan met Sunday in Amman, the Jordanian capital, to discuss the...