Antisemitism

Antisemitism is hostility towards or prejudice against the Jewish people. Since biblical times, Jews experienced periods in which they were persecuted for refusing to adopt the religion and culture of the ruling societies in which they lived. The rise of Christianity and perception of Jews as rejectors of Jesus led to a rise in antisemitism.

How are schools dealing with the wave of antisemitism?

Dealing with antisemitism became one of the major topics of concern at the Yael Foundation 2024 conference on education in Cyprus last Monday.

Jerry Seinfeld heckled by pro-Palestine protesters in New York City

Seinfeld has been supportive of Israel since October 7 and visited Kibbutz Be’eri in Israel in December to witness the atrocities that occurred there. 

Meta limits pro-Israel Instagram account because of posts about hostages

An Instagram customer service agent allegedly told Maxvictor last Tuesday that her account was in violation of the platform's policies with her numerous posts about hostages.

Man told to leave Toronto basketball game for wearing ‘free our hostages’ shirt

On Thursday's Raptors match in Toronto, a spectator was asked to leave for wearing a sweatshirt saying: "free our hostages"

 Antisemitic depiction in a Jew in El Mundo

Spanish El Mundo attacked for cartoon of religious Jew with gun eyebrows

The Spanish NGO Action and Communication on the Middle East (ACOM) said that the cartoon was an antisemitic design that advanced from depictions of Jews in the 1930s.

Flags flutter on the Christiansborg Palace People in Copenhagen, Denmark

Antisemitic incidents in Denmark last year were the highest in a decade -Jewish community

101 of the incidents occurred in Denmark after Hamas's October 7 massacre in Israel.

Evoking ire, Lula doubles down on comparing Israel to Nazis, Gaza to Holocaust

Regardless of Lula’s comments, over 80% of the Brazilian public disagreed with his statements, according to a CNN Brazil poll. 

Protests held outside NYC comedy club for 'ask an IDF soldier' event

The event saw 45 minutes of Hughes questioning the former soldiers, and another 45 minutes of the reservists fielding questions from the crowd.

British rapper Wiley

Antisemitic rapper Wiley to have award stripped over hateful comments

Some of his comments made included comparing Jews to the Ku Klux Klan, calling on “black people” to go to “war” with Jews, and calling Jews "snakes."

Battling antisemitism with 21st century technology

Ontario women’s event that canceled Jewish speaker over IDF service got canceled itself

This incident is one of a growing number of situations where athletes, musicians and other public figures have been affected by anti-Israel protests and sentiments regarding the Israel-Hamas war.

By JENNIFER LOVY/JTA
24/02/2024
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