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Posts Tagged: Simon Wiesenthal Center

October 26, 2016 5:33 pm

UNESCO Slammed for Another ‘Ridiculous’ Jerusalem Resolution, But Some Also Note Diplomatic Progress

Israeli politicians and American Jewish groups once again condemned UNESCO on Wednesday after the global cultural body’s World Heritage Committee approved a resolution similar to...

October 26, 2016 6:34 am

Facebook Suspends Account of Ukrainian Jewish Leader After He Posts Details of Country’s Holocaust Collaboration --  A prominent Jewish figure in Kiev found his Facebook account suspended after his post detailing Ukrainian collaboration in the Holocaust was flagged as a violation...

September 22, 2016 8:19 am

Campus Watchdogs: UC Berkeley’s Decision to Reinstate Anti-Zionism Course Is Capitulation to Israel-Demonizers

The University of California, Berkeley’s decision to reinstate a controversial anti-Zionism course constitutes pure capitulation to the extremist anti-Israel movement, major campus groups and a student...

September 5, 2016 5:04 pm

No Need to Tie Mel Gibson’s Past Antisemitism With His Upcoming WWII Film Starring Jewish Actor, Group Says

Mel Gibson’s past antisemitic behavior is irrelevant to an upcoming World War II movie directed by the filmmaker that stars a Jewish actor, an official...

September 2, 2016 4:05 pm

Major Jewish Groups Bitterly Rebuke UCLA Over Departure of Student Leader Due to BDS Harassment

The heads of major Jewish groups told The Algemeiner on Friday that they were outraged over the handling by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)...

August 29, 2016 1:38 pm

Human Rights Organization Welcomes Decision by Governing Soccer Body to Investigate French Team for Anti-Israel Discrimination

The decision by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to investigate a French team for anti-Israel discrimination is a welcome step, an official from the international Jewish...

August 17, 2016 1:57 pm

Campus, Legal Groups Slam UCLA for Indulging ‘Vicious’ Campaign Against Student Leader for Neutrality on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is under fire from major campus watchdog and legal groups for its "indulgence" of bullying tactics against a...

July 18, 2016 2:54 pm

Pro-Israel Campus Groups: UC Irvine ‘Dragging Out, Burying’ Investigation Into Violent Anti-Israel Protest

Officials at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) appear to be “burying” the institution's own investigation into a violent anti-Israel protest in May, leaving student demonstrators...

June 6, 2016 2:26 pm

Human Rights Group Slams Mayor of German City for Inaction Against ‘Nazi-Style’ Tactics by Local Pro-BDS Group

Government inaction against an anti-Israel group in Bremen, Germany are reminiscent of Nazi actions against Jews in the 1930s, an official from a Jewish human rights organization...

June 1, 2016 2:47 pm

Human Rights Activists Celebrate Multi-Country Adoption of New Definition of Antisemitism

Human rights activists told The Algemeiner on Wednesday why they consider last week's adoption by 31 countries of a new working definition of antisemitism to be a major...

May 18, 2016 7:51 am

Jewish Billionaire Throws $2 Million Bar Mitzvah for Twin Sons; Quips About Squalor of His Own Coming of Age

Billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz threw a lavish bar mitzvah for his twin sons on Saturday night, the cost of which guests estimated at $2 million, according to the...

May 13, 2016 5:11 pm

After Meeting, Jewish Group Says New Argentinian Government Committed to Holding Iranians Accountable for AMIA Bombing

Senior officials from a leading international Jewish human rights NGO said on Thursday that the new Argentinian government is committed to acheiving justice for the...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Palestinian-British Author Who Took Part in Controversial House of Lords Ev...

Israel is responsible for global antisemitism, a Palestinian-British writer and filmmaker told The Algemeiner, on the heels of a House of Lords event...


Shimon Peres’ Tombstone Unveiled; Netanyahu Announces Nuclear Facilit...

Israel marked 30 days since the death of former President Shimon Peres with a traditional Jewish 30 day memorial ceremony...

Middle East

UN: ISIS Using Hostages as Human Shields in Mosul

Islamic State fighters have taken “tens of thousands” of men, women and children hostage in the city of Mosul, and executed at least 232 people on Wednesday, according to the...