Steven Spielberg, in Harvard commencement speech, says anti-Semitism on the rise

By Jewish Telegraphic Agency— Speaking at Harvard University’s commencement, filmmaker Steven Spielberg said he was “wrong” as a kid to think anti-Semitism “was fading.” Spielberg, whose 99-year-old father Arnold sat in one of the first rows at his address before the Ivy League university’s class of 2016, told the graduates Thursday that the world “is…

US Jewry distances itself from Israel

By Dr. Gabriella Berzin, Israel Hayom— The changes taking place among American Jews include a drop in support for Israel. They explain shrugging off their part in Jewish nationalism, or, we should say, Zionism, by criticizing Israel’s democratic values and its government’s policies, even lobbying against traditional U.S. government support of Israel. Movements like J Street,…

BDS Spreads Anti-Semitism Across U.S. Campuses

By Noah Beck, Investigative Project— Anti-Semitic incidents seem to spring up each week on college campuses throughout the United States. According to a study, “The strongest predictor of anti-Jewish hostility on campus” is the presence of a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The greater the BDS activity, especially involving faculty members, the…

Shattering the tidal wave of anti-Semitism

By Avner Boskey, Final Frontiers— World anti-Semitism is on the increase in numerous areas – Islamist jihadi terrorist attacks (Sunni and Shi’ite) against Jews and Israelis Riotous demonstrations in Western cities which attempt to catalyze public economic and political warfare against the Jewish state Coordinated international political moves to isolate, weaken and divide both the…

Anti-Semitism Has a Divine Message for Jews at the End of Days

By: By Rivkah Lambert Adler, Breaking Israel News— UNESCO denies the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The Arab League, Germany and the US dispute Israel’s claim to the Golan Heights. Reports reveal trends in escalating anti-Semitism worldwide. Breaking Israel News spoke with Rabbi Pinchas Winston about the connection between rising anti-Semitism…

Jews welcome Dutch church declaration calling Martin Luther’s anti-Semitism ‘unacceptable’

By World Jewish Congress— In a text published at a seminar in Utrecht on Monday, the PKN declares that Luther’s anti-Jewish statements were “unacceptable” and part of the “dark pages” of Lutheran church history. Rabbi Raphael Evers of the Dutch Jewish umbrella organization NIK welcomed the declaration, saying: “I sometimes get the question whether the…

US Jewish group slams Bernie Sanders for misstatements on 2014 Gaza war

By Danielle Ziri, JPost— The Anti-defamation League called on presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to correct “misstatements” he made regarding the 2014 conflict between Israel and Hamas. In an interview with the New York Daily News published on Monday, Sanders said Israel’s actions during the 2014 war in Gaza were “disproportionate.” “My recollection is over 10,000 innocent…