US Justice Department Summit seeks response to ‘cancer’ of Jew-hatred, anti-Semitism

By Jackson Richman, JNS— The U.S. Department of Justice hosted its first “Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism” on Monday, where U.S. Attorney General William Barr opened the proceedings by calling Jew-hatred a “cancer.” An invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveitchik preceded Barr’s remarks. Soloveitchik quoted U.S. President George Washington’s famous letter in 1790 to the Jews of…

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Supremacists and jihadis form ‘two-pronged attack‘ threatening Jews in US

BY ARIEL BEN SOLOMON, JNS— “Far-right anti-Semitism is on the rise in the United States and Europe, but the response from both Jewish communities and law enforcement agencies has been defensive and case by case, rather than proactive and comprehensive,” Yigal Carmon, the president of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), told JNS in…

Amid coalition row, Lieberman warns Israel could be ‘on its way to elections’

By Yehuda Shlezinger , i24NEWS and Israel Hayom Staff— Former defense minister Avigdor Liberman said on Friday that Israel might be “on its way to elections” after his party refused to join a coalition due to a disagreement over the haredi draft law. Speaking to Israel’s Channel 13, the secular-nationalist Yisrael Beytenu party leader said…

The Groups Who Hand AntiSemites their Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free-Card

By Melanie Phillips— What has caused the deeply alarming upsurge in antisemitism across the West? As many have observed, there are three principal sources: the political left, Islamic culture and neo-fascist or white-supremacist cults. One further factor, though, is crucial. Never disappearing altogether, antisemitism can be kept to a low level by condign social disapproval…