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Posts Tagged: Antisemitism Awareness Act of 2016

December 16, 2016 7:35 am
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California Congressman Urges Education Secretary to Adopt State Dept Definition of Antisemitism, in Face of ‘Undeniable’ Increase in Jew-Hatred on Campus

A California congressman appealed to the Department of Education this week to adopt the State Department's definition of antisemitism, in order to combat an “undeniable” increase in Jew-hatred on...

December 7, 2016 8:01 am
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Northwestern U Lecturer Targeted With Nazi Salute, ‘Heil Hitler’ Near Campus Jewish Center

A lecturer at Northwestern University was shown the Nazi salute last month by a passerby, student newspaper The Daily Northwestern reported on Sunday.  According to the...

December 6, 2016 2:48 pm
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Co-Sponsor of House Antisemitism Act Rejects Claim Legislation Will ‘Diminish, Infringe’ on First Amendment Rights

A congressional bill advancing the fight against antisemitism on college campuses will not “diminish or infringe on” First Amendment rights, a spokesman for a co-sponsor of...

December 4, 2016 5:59 am
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Human Rights Expert Says Unanimous Passage of Senate Antisemitism Bill Will Have ‘Ripple Effect’ on US Campuses

A newly passed US Senate bill advancing the fight against antisemitism will have a “ripple effect” on educational institutions, the head of a Jewish human rights organization told...

Culture

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on...

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star...

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It...

Features

Trump, Often Polarizing, Draws Broad Jewish and Christian Support on Jerusalem

JNS.org - It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues...

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Bringing US Policy ‘Back to Reality’

JNS.org - President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on...

Israel’s Iron Dome System Goes Naval

JNS.org - The Israeli Navy has a new tool at its disposal to defend the country’s offshore gas rigs in the...

World

Swedish PM Condemns Attempted Arson Attack at Synagogue as Three Arrested

Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said. There were no reports of injuries and the...

Israel

Israel Destroys ‘Significant’ Cross-Border Terror Tunnel From G...

Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being...

Middle East

Iraq Holds Military Parade Celebrating Final Victory Over Islamic State

An Iraqi military parade celebrating final victory over Islamic State is underway in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared...

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