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USC Shoah foundation distances itself from canceled pro-Palestinian valedictorian

Asna Tabassum, whose commencement speech was called off over ‘security concerns’ after Jewish backlash, cited Spielberg-founded center as...

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US opens civil rights probe into Princeton over alleged antisemitism on campus

Some Jewish leaders at university push back against complaint; Dartmouth now the only Ivy League school not under federal investigation for its...

11.04.2024 30

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Chief editor of US literary magazine quits after Israeli writer’s war essay dropped

Guernica pulled essay describing complicated feelings post-October 7 following mass resignation of writers, co-publisher’s criticism of...

08.04.2024 10

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Ben Shapiro-Candace Owens split reflects how Israel, antisemitism divide the US right

The Oct. 7 massacre and ensuing Israel-Hamas war have divided conservatives over whether Israel’s actions are justified – and over what counts...

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Rutgers joins growing list of schools under GOP House investigation for antisemitism

Panel chair says New Jersey university’s center for Muslim and South Asian studies ‘a hotbed of radical antisemitic, anti-American,...

28.03.2024 30

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UC Santa Barbara, where Jewish student president harassed, under discrimination probe

27.03.2024 30

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Ending sit-in, Israeli studies prof cites UC Berkeley’s improved antisemitism response

Ron Hassner says school made sufficient commitments to ensure safety of Jewish students after series of incidents on campus, including pro-Palestinian...

23.03.2024 30

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Massachusetts cops open hate crime probe into vandalism of homes with pro-Israel signs

String of seven recent instances being investigated include one in which more than 100 posters displaying Israeli hostages were destroyed in heavily...

21.03.2024 50

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Canadian theater accused of stalling Jewish festival over inclusion of Israeli film

Playhouse Cinema in Ontario says decision to postpone due to security concerns, but Jewish federation says theater succumbed to a few complaints,...

21.03.2024 30

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Montreal daily apologizes following backlash over Netanyahu vampire cartoon

La Presse depicts PM with pointed ears and claws, standing on deck of sailing ship ‘en route to Rafah’; online French-language newspaper...

21.03.2024 20

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Utah school district will take steps to address antisemitism after federal probe

Resolution is only second such conclusion to a Title VI ‘shared ancestry’ antisemitic discrimination case since US Education Department...

21.03.2024 30

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Blinken says 100 percent of Gaza population facing unprecedented food insecurity

In Manila on eve of Middle East trip, US secretary of state echoes UN-backed assessment that famine looms in war-wracked enclave

19.03.2024 30

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Suspect charged with arson, but not hate crime, over Florida Chabad center blaze

No injuries reported, but parts of building badly damaged; congregants say homeless man arrested for attack should face hate crime rap

19.03.2024 40

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‘Zone of Interest’ producer criticizes Glazer’s Oscars speech: Lacked ‘proper context’

Blaming Hamas for civilian deaths, Danny Cohen says he ‘fundamentally disagrees’ with director’s remarks against Israel and that...

16.03.2024 60

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Over 80 bands pull out of South by Southwest in protest of festival’s Israel ties

Organizers of Austin event say they ‘fully respect’ the boycotters after Texas GOP governor tells them not to let the door hit them on...

13.03.2024 20

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Feds probing NY school over antisemitic slurs slung at Jewish basketball squad

Investigation opens months after Yonkers basketball player yelled ‘F-ing Jew’ at opponent from Jewish Leffel School team

13.03.2024 30

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Jonathan Glazer’s Oscars speech against Israel prompts fierce Jewish reactions

‘The Zone of Interest’ director slammed by Holocaust survivors group, ADL for remarks denouncing ‘occupation’ and...

13.03.2024 40

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Utah authorities probing a cidery that declared ‘No Zionists Allowed’

State’s department of alcoholic beverage services reviewing options ‘for responding to discrimination’ at licensed establishments,...

08.03.2024 30

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Meet the Jewish conservative leading campus antisemitism investigations in the US

Zachary Marschall is responsible for at least 12 of 79 investigations opened so far and is particularly galled by DEI, which has become source of...

08.03.2024 30

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UC Berkeley under federal investigation after protesters disrupt Israeli speaker

School officials say they will cooperate with investigation after denouncing protesters’ ‘overtly antisemitic expression’

06.03.2024 20

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Canadian student union rejects vote to boot Hillel from campus, boycott Israel

Measure, that was overturned on a technicality, also called for University of British Columbia to end cooperation with Israeli institutions

01.03.2024 10

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Harvard pro-Palestinian faculty group apologizes after sharing antisemitic imagery

University to review since-deleted post shared by Harvard Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine, which includes 1960s-era cartoon that was also...

21.02.2024 40

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‘Origin’ story: How Ava DuVernay’s new movie connects the Holocaust, slavery and caste

Based on Isabel Wilkerson’s bestseller, the drama, now in theaters, includes a portrayal of the real-life author and uses historical recreations...

26.01.2024 40

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‘Oppenheimer’ and ‘Maestro’ lead large crop of Jewish-inspired Oscar nominations

Story of atom bomb scientist competing in 13 categories; several actors nominated for playing Jewish roles but no Jews receive acting nominations

23.01.2024 20

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ director Norman Jewison dies at 97

Though not a member of the tribe, the filmmaker was thought by many Jewish families to be one due to his association with ‘Fiddler’

23.01.2024 60

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US Education Department opens new antisemitism probes into universities, schools

Investigations also launched into two largest public school districts in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jewish anti-Zionist professor who praised Hamas

19.01.2024 30

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New Mexico home architect panned over floor plan named ‘in honor of’ Anne Frank

Abrazo Homes changes listing for ‘The Anne’ design, which it had marketed as offering views Holocaust victim would have enjoyed

17.01.2024 30

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Feds to investigate NJ school district where students held pro-Palestinian walkout

Parents claim a Teaneck superintendent’s response to Oct. 7 massacre, a contentious board meeting, and a student demonstration are contributing to...

13.01.2024 20

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Will MIT President Sally Kornbluth survive the campus antisemitism reckoning?

The third school head who testified in a controversial hearing last month faces pressure to resign as her peers did. But will her track record and...

06.01.2024 30

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US judge blocks part of ‘bizarre’ book ban law to protect Elie Wiesel’s ‘Night’

Iowa judge Stephen Locher says that the ‘broad’ law banning books that depict sex acts could prevent schools from stocking Holocaust...

04.01.2024 30

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Maine sect. of state who blocked Trump from ballot is past head of Holocaust center

Shenna Bellows has taken Trump off primary ballot – the second state, after Colorado, to rule the former president ineligible – based on...

30.12.2023 20

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‘Color Purple’ release brings Alice Walker’s history of antisemitism back into focus

Despite the author’s groundbreaking work, her difficult relationship with Israel and Judaism, and outright flirtations with antisemitism, put...

27.12.2023 20

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Florida district pulls many Jewish and Holocaust books from classroom libraries

Removed works include Saul Bellow’s ‘Herzog’ and ‘Black, White and Jewish’; no individual reasoning given for books’ removal

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US Department of Education to scrutinize antisemitism on at least 5 more campuses

Rutgers University, Tulane University, Santa Monica College, among list of 12 colleges, school districts facing allegations they failed to respond...

16.12.2023 10

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Guy Stern, who fled Nazis for US and served as WWII intel operative, dies at 101

German Jewish refugee was among last surviving ‘Ritchie Boys,’ who gathered most of Washington’s usable intelligence in war; later became...

14.12.2023 20

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Rutgers suspends Students for Justice in Palestine for violating university policies

Associate dean tells local SJP chapter ‘there is a reasonable basis to conclude’ its activities ‘pose a substantial and immediate threat to the...

13.12.2023 20

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Meta to rule on deleted Israel-Hamas war posts, in potential social media shakeup

New fast-tracked process to make first-ever decisions on posts showing hostage Noa Argamani and aftermath of strike on Shifa Hospital, likely...

07.12.2023 10

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Norman Lear, Jewish creator of pioneering TV comedies, dies at 101

The ‘All In The Family’ creator and lifelong liberal helped bring social commentary and Black characters into the mainstream with shows like...

06.12.2023 10

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University leaders grilled by US House on campus antisemitism during Israel-Hamas war

Presidents of Harvard, MIT and Penn acknowledge safety concerns of Jewish and Israeli students, vow to take action against Jew hatred but demur on...

06.12.2023 30

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Town in Maine swaps out Star of David from holiday display

Local Arab organization calls for Jewish symbol’s removal, though mayor says move made to not show preference for particular religion

01.12.2023 20

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Musk vows to donate revenue ‘associated’ with Gaza war to hospitals, aid orgs

CEO of social media platform X, who has come under fire for endorsing an antisemitic tweet, vague on the type of income to be donated and the...

22.11.2023 20

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US Education Dept. opens antisemitism, Islamophobia investigation at 7 schools

Secretary Miguel Cardona says move shows how serious the Biden administration is about protecting students from hatred and discrimination 

19.11.2023 20

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Jewish writer Mitch Albom enters new territory with Holocaust novel ‘The Little Liar’

‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ author returns with a powerful story about how a Greek Jewish boy, known for his honesty, becomes a pathological...

18.11.2023 20

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European film festivals hit with controversies over Israel-Hamas war

Stockholm International Film Festival walks back invitation to Israeli-American actress Aleeza Chanowitz; in Amsterdam, filmmakers pull their work...

16.11.2023 30

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Jewish sponsor withdraws from National Book Awards over ‘planned’ Gaza statement

Publisher Zibby Owens says she pulled out after failing to receive assurances from organizers that winners wouldn’t make speeches that...

15.11.2023 20

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Birthright nixes December trips over security concerns amid Israel-Hamas war

Organization’s spokesperson says tours will resume when situation becomes ‘more stable’; height of COVID-19 pandemic was the only other time...

15.11.2023 9

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Ohio beefs up state university campus security following attacks on Jewish students

Two people punched in face by assailants who reportedly used antisemitic slur; activists steal Israeli flags from Hillel building, shout ‘You...

14.11.2023 20

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MIT partially suspends students who occupied building for pro-Palestinian ‘die-in’

Unspecified number of students banned from attending ‘non-academic’ activities; campus Israel Alliance laments full suspension not imposed; probe...

14.11.2023 20

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LA charter school housed at synagogue tells 1st-graders about ‘genocide of Palestine’

After Jewish students return home distressed, teachers’ social media posts surface with anti-Israel rhetoric, praise for pupil who suggested Jews...

11.11.2023 10

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Rival protesters brawl outside LA screening of Hamas atrocities footage

Pro-Palestinian activists cast footage as ‘Gal Gadot military propaganda video’

10.11.2023 10

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