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…