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U.S. College Campuses are “Hotbeds of Antisemitism”

U.S. college campuses are a ‘hotbed of antisemitism’

Violent attacks against Jews worldwide have dropped, but anti-Semitism is manifesting itself in other ways.

Surge in Antisemitism

CalTV News reports on the huge surge of anti-semitism across American college campuses.

Is Anti-Semitism a Problem on College Campuses?



by: Michael Schwartz

Antisemitism Messages in Ohio Neighborhood

Antisemitic Messages in Westerville Neighborhood

A Westerville, Ohio family reported that an individual wrote an anti-Semitic message near their driveway Sunday. Lara Palay told NBC4 News her husband woke up to see the word “Jew” written out in shaving cream in front of their house.

They initially thought nothing of it until they heard about what happened to their neighbors. “It was really shocking, and at first we thought maybe it was a prank although that’s a weird prank to play,” said Palay. “Then on a neighborhood app I found out that a couple of streets [down the road] houses had Nazi literature left overnight on their lawns.”

Others in that same neighborhood woke up to packets of Nazi propaganda in their yards. Neighbors mentioned around 30 houses were left with the packets, reporting it to be the same literature that was left in another Ohio neighborhood in Clintonville a few weeks earlier.

Palay said she did go to police and urged others who received the unwanted information packets to do the same.

CST Antisemitic Incidents Report January – June 2017

The CST  (community security turst) recorded 767 antisemitic incidents across the UK in the first six months of 2017, a 30 per cent increase on the 589 incidents recorded in the first six months of 2016. This is the highest total CST has ever recorded for the January-June period of any year. The second highest total was in 2009, when CST recorded 629 antisemitic incidents. CST has been recording antisemitic incidents since 1984. Take a look at their statistics and findings.

The Summer of Antisemitism

Preventing the Inevitable

It was a rough summer for Jewish people around the world. Antisemitism raised its head too many times in too many places. This video attempts to raise awareness and an important message of making sure that history does not repeat itself.

Couple Wears Antisemitic Symbol to Protest Neo-Nazis on MSNBC

In Boston, a couple decided to wear the yellow star, this time as a protest tool. Take a look.

Holocaust Survivors on the Rise of Antisemitism

Three Holocaust survivors reflect on their experiences and respond to the recent uptick in anti-Semitism and hate crimes in the United States.

Antisemitism in Charlottesville

Charlottesville Police Refuse to Protect Synagogue from Nazis, Jewish Community Forced to Hire Guards

The Jewish community in Charlottesville, Virginia hired armed security guards to protect its synagogue for the first time after local police declined to provide a guard for the site, despite hundreds of white supremacists who congregated in the town over the weekend for a rally that resulted in the murder of counter-protester,Heather Heyer.

Alan Zimmerman, president of the Congregation Beth Israel in the Virginia town, wrote a blog post published on Monday evening following the violent scenes on Saturday that resulted in a car-ramming attack that took place just 200 feet from the place of worship.

He described the fear he felt in the presence of white supremacists, who rallied around anti-Semitic slogans, as 40 members of the community prayed in the synagogue, without support from the local authorities.

‘Jews will not replace us’

When white nationalists descended upon the historic Virginia city to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, their “Unite the Right” rally gathered top neo-Nazis in the United States, including Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, David Duke and alt-right leader, Richard Spencer, among others, wo immediately lambasted Jews. At the Friday night rally at the University of Virginia, white nationalists brandished torches and chanted anti-Semitic and Nazi slogans, including “blood and soil” (an English rendering of the Nazi “blut und boden”) and “Jews will not replace us” — all crafted to cast Jews as foreign interlopers who need to be annihilated. The attendees proudly displayed giant swastikas and wore shirts emblazoned with quotes from Adolf Hitler. One banner read, “Jews are Satan’s children.” Take a look at the World Jewish Congress’ response.

Charlottesville: Alex Jones Claims White Supremacist Protesters were ‘Just Jewish Actors’

Alex Jones, a broadcaster known for giving a voice to wild conspiracy theories without providing any evidence, has claimed the KKK protesters in Charlottesville were in truth left-wing Jewish actors looking to cause trouble. Mr. Jones, previously claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in which 26 people were killed, was a hoax. In his latest comments, delivered after a 32-year-old anti-fascist activist was killed and up to 20 people were hurt during a white supremacist protest in Virginia, Mr. Jones claimed the people wearing KKK robes looked like the “cast of Seinfeld”.

By: Michael Schwartz

Antisemitism Caught on Camera

Social Experiment: Watch What Happens When a Jewish Man Walks Around Paris for 10 hours
NRJ journalist Zvika Klein set up a test to see what real life is like for Jews in Paris. He strolled the city streets for ten hours wearing his Kippah (yarmulkah), while being filmed by hidden cameras. Take a look.

Anti Semitism on the Streets of Britian

A Jewish journalist suffered an antisemitic slur from a passing car. The journalist describes how his shaken wife tried to explain it to their seven-year-old daughter as a very large sneeze. ‘Fight the Jewish scum’ and ‘Jew, Jew, Jew… Run’, were the more vicious threats hurled at him in the past few days. He decided to secretly caprture it on camera, in order to find out whether ‘Jew-hatred’ really is alive and kicking on British streets. Prepare to be appalled.

By: Michael Schwartz


U.S. Special Envoy Elected to Combat Antisemitism

Since President Donald Trump was elected to the presidency last January, the position for the Special Envoy aimed to monitor and combat Antisemitism has not yet been filled.

Dozens of lawmakers and religious leaders in the U.S. urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to nominate an envoy, after reports indicated the position would be left empty in July and might be eliminated altogether.

The Special Envoy aims to monitor antisemitic incidents, document the cases in various State departments abroad, and represents and advises international organizations. The special envoy combats Antisemitism and incitement, as well as helped establish the State Department’s working definition of antisemitism. The position was first created under the Global Antisemitic Review Act of 2004.

By: Michael Schwartz



Losing Sight of the Holocaust

Holocaust Beach Party in California (Social Experiment)

As a social experiment, media analyst Mark Dice asks California beach goers to sign a petition to prevent the Holocaust Beach Party from being canceled due to budget cuts, calling the Holocaust a “Jewish festival” to see if people are so out of touch with reality that they don’t understand or remember what the Holocaust was.

Why is Holocaust Education Relevant?

Educating other about the Holocaust can be overwhelming. How can we provide a meaningful learning experience for students in a limited amount of time? What is an effective approach to making learning about the Holocaust relevant and meaningful to students in today?

Ryerson University Students Oppose Holocaust Education Week

by: Michael Schwartz

Taking a Stand Against Antisemitism!

Martin Luther King on Antisemitism and Bigotry towards Catholics

In the video, a Christian preacher speaks out about bigotry towards Jews and Catholics.

“I would still take a stand against anti-Semitism because it is wrong, it’s unjust and it’s evil!”
If my Catholic brothers and sisters said to me, amid bigotry towards Catholics, we don’t need your support on this, because we have enough Catholic power to deal with it, I would still take a stand against bigotry towards Catholics because it is wrong, it is evil and it is unjust!”

Young Women for America Stand against Antisemitism

Chabad Rabbis visit Montana as a Special Thanks for Stand Against Antisemitism

Several rabbis from Canada and across the United States made a special visit to Montana last Wednesday, thanking state leaders for standing up for the Jewish community in the face of recent anti-Semitic threats in Whitefish.

“We understand that you have been a true friend … for the Jewish community, and we are grateful for that,” Shmuel Herzfeld, rabbi at the National Synagogue in Washington, D.C., told Gov. Steve Bullock in a meeting at the Capitol. “We wanted to come and say that to you here.”

The group, led by Rabbi Chaim Bruk of Bozeman, also traveled to Whitefish, where they planned to propose financing a trip by four local students to visit the sites of former Nazi concentration camps in Poland, where Jews and others were murdered during World War II.

“(They) will go and learn to where hatred can lead, and how to be a voice advocating for love and against those isolated yet very powerful threatening voices that (can) emerge,” said Adam Scheier, a rabbi from Montreal, Quebec.

Rabbis from Sacramento, Calif., San Antonio, Texas, and Missoula also made the trip to Helena.

By: Michael Schwartz

Holocaust Memorials Vandalized

City Leaders, Community Members Come Together when Holocaust Memorial in Boston Vandalized

Police were called by a witness to find a glass panel on one of the memorial’s 54-foot-high towers shattered.

The memorial that opened in 1995 is on the Freedom Trail near Faneuil Hall and City Hall and remains open at all times.

The six glass towers are lit internally and etched with millions of numbers that represent tattoos on the arms of many Jews sent to Nazi death camps.

Vandals steal bronze stars from Holocaust memorial

Police in Massachusetts are investigating after vandals stole two bronze Stars of David that had adorned the symbolic grave of a young girl killed in the Holocaust. The artist reated the memorial for his sister who died in the Holocaust, has called the theft a hate crime.

By: Michael Schwartz





Educating People on the Holocaust

Holocaust survivor shares his story to help prevent bullying in schools
Jozef Vissel was orphaned during the Second World War in Holland as a Jewish child. He owes his survival to the people who had the courage to care, despite putting their own lives at risk. He asks if we would do the same? He shares his story with children, in hope to stop bullying in schools. Produced by Josephine Asher (Seventh Box Productions) for The Anne Frank Exhibition in Australia. Sponsored by Two Men And A Truck.

Changing lives: Steven shares his Holocaust story for future generations

Holocaust-survivor Steven Frank tells the story of how his experiences during the Second World War are to be remembered forever in a ground-breaking new digital project.

Supported by HLF, it will preserve the stories of 10 Holocaust survivors using 3D laser projections so that their testimonies can be passed on to future generations.

94-year old Holocaust survivor shares his memories with Israel’s next generations

Holocaust survivor Zwi Nigal remembers when the two Gestapo secret policemen, wearing trench coats, knocked on his door in Vienna in 1939.

Gently leaning on his wife for balance, Nigal, 94, shared his experiences during World War II with a few dozen people who gathered in an apartment in central Israel on Sunday, the eve of the country’s annual Remembrance Day for the six million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust. Sitting on bean bags and a sofa, they listened to the Nigal’s account as part of a nationwide project called  Zikaron BaSalon (Memories in the Living Room).

Similar remembrance gatherings were held in 13,000 other homes in Israel, where survivors shared their stories. Their numbers dwindling, some 189,000 elderly survivors live in Israel, making the first-hand testimony all the more poignant.


By: Michael Schwartz