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Simon Hardy Butler is a writer and editor living in New York City. During his career, he has written for publications ranging from Zagat to Adweek. His views and opinions are his own.

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November 18, 2020 5:29 am
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Alton Brown — When Apologies for Antisemitism Aren’t Enough

Last week, Food Network personality Alton Brown apologized for his antisemitic tweets referencing the Holocaust, a development that many of his fans -- including those...

November 12, 2020 7:13 am
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The Food Network and Food Community’s Sickening Tolerance of Antisemitism

In the wake of celebrity foodie Alton Brown’s tweets this week that offensively referenced the Holocaust, one thing seems to have been ignored that suggests...

July 15, 2020 4:57 am
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Institutional Antisemitism: Non-Profit’s Tweet Shows Scope of Jew-Hatred

In a social media climate riddled with antisemitic messages from personalities such as DeSean Jackson and Ice Cube, it’s easy to overlook hate speech from...

July 3, 2020 10:26 am
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Online Marketplaces Must Do More to Tackle Antisemitism

Despite the societal changes sparked by the ongoing anti-racism protests, mounting antisemitism continues to be an afterthought -- especially in the online-marketplace arena, where the...

June 17, 2020 7:02 am
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When ‘Cancel Culture’ Is Right: Racists and Antisemites Shouldn’t Have Online Platforms

As questions about racism surround us about film and TV projects -- and the presence of hate speech on mass-media outlets -- the issue recently...

December 25, 2019 8:43 am
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Interview With a Holocaust Denier: A Physics Conundrum

There’s generally a broad line between antisemitic conspiracy theorists and legitimate scientists, but this week, the gap got a little smaller in one particular instance. On...

October 23, 2019 7:07 am
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Twitter, YouTube Pull No Punches With David Duke

As David Duke remains in the news, a few social media powerhouses made it clearer that his presence on their platforms may not be viable...

October 3, 2019 6:06 am
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Alison Chabloz and the Criminalization of Holocaust Denial

Late last month, a musician named Alison Chabloz was sent to prison in the United Kingdom for violating the terms of an earlier court decision...

September 9, 2019 5:40 am
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The US Must Institute Laws Against Antisemitism

The recent reports surrounding US neo-Nazi website Vanguard News Network (VNN)’s publication of photos of students and faculty at Yeshiva University (YU) in New York...

August 6, 2019 4:45 am
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Hamas Just Violated Twitter’s Rules. Now What?

I recently received an intriguing notification from Twitter about a number of accounts that I had reported to the platform for antisemitic hate speech and...

July 7, 2019 9:29 am
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Are US Detention Centers Concentration Camps or Not?

Allow me to tell you a little story about Jack and Bella Bajnon. A gentle, long-married couple, Jack and Bella lived down the block from where...

July 3, 2018 10:37 am
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Why Israel Should Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Now that Israel’s political relationship with Turkey is teetering on the edge of the precipice, it is time for the government of the Jewish state...

Culture

Jewish ‘Jeopardy!’ Winner Returns to Host Game Show’s Tournament of Champions

"Jeopardy!" winner Buzzy Cohen will host the game show's upcoming Tournament...

Times Square’s Naked Cowboy Salutes Jerusalem in Israeli Independence Day Video

A man best known as Times Square's famous Naked Cowboy took part in...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

Eventbrite Removes San Francisco State University-Sponsored Webinar With Pa...

Eventbrite has removed a San Francisco State University-sponsored event featuring Leila Khaled — a member of US-designated terrorist organization Popular...

Israel

Seventeen-Year-Old Yeshiva Student Wins Israel’s Annual International...

Israel held its annual International Bible Quiz for Youth on Thursday, as the country marked its 73rd Independence Day. N12 reported...

Middle East

US Envoy: Border Talks With Israel Will Help Crisis-Hit Lebanon

The United States stands ready to facilitate maritime border talks between Lebanon and Israel that will have benefits for the crisis-hit Lebanese economy, a US envoy said on Thursday. On a...

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