antisemitism, Israel, Media Bias

NY Times Guest Writer Refaat Alareer Has Likened Israel to Nazi Germany 115 Times

NY Times Building

The NY Times published a guest essay by Refaat Alareer entitled, “My Child Asks, ‘Can Israel Destroy Our Building if the Power Is Out?’” The piece came out on May 13, while Israel was under bombardment with more than 4,000 rockets. Alareer’s article falsely suggested that the IDF hit random targets in Gaza with “no …

Israel, Quality of Jewish Life, Terror

New York Times Distorts Iraqi Jewish History

Mass grave of victims of the Farhud, 1941

A New York Times account of a Baghdad conference on peace between Israel and Iraq was filled with inaccuracies, to the point of offending Jewish history. The article describes the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 that led to a schism between Iraq and Iraqi Jews. The most infamous pogrom in Iraq targeting the Jewish …

campus, Quality of Jewish Life

Antisemitic Professors Harass Students

UC Berkeley

A survey by Alums for Campus Fairness, found that 27 percent of Jewish students reported having been the target of in-person offensive or threatening antisemitic comments from a faculty member or school employee. Another 30 percent said they knew someone who had experienced such comments. Three horrifying examples from a long list provided by popular …

American Jewry, antisemitism

More than half of all US Religiously Motived Hate Crimes are Against Jews

Smashed window antisemitic hate crime Ohel Menachem

According to the latest FBI statistics, Jews are the target in 58 percent of all religiously motivated hate crimes in the United States. This is despite the fact that Jews comprise only two percent of the population of America.  While the 2020 numbers are grim, the percentage of antisemitic hate crimes has actually dipped in …

American Jewry, Jewish pride, Orthodox

Orthodox Baseball Player May Be MLB Pick

Jacob Steinmetz

Jacob Steinmetz, a 17-year-old Orthodox Jew from Long Island, is expected to be chosen in the Major League Baseball draft this Sunday. Steinmetz already won a scholarship to Fordham University and is 181 in his draft class. But can he make it in the big leagues as a Shomer Shabbos, Shomer Kashrus Yid? A graduate …

antisemitism

Former Democratic Congresswoman Tweets that Jews caused 9/11

McKinney meme Zionists did it puzzle piece tweet

Former Georgia Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney tweeted an antisemitic conspiracy theory on Monday, claiming that “Zionists” are behind the 9/11 bombings. McKinney tweeted a photo of the burning Twin Towers with a hand adding the final puzzle piece on which was written the word “Zionists” completing the caption “Zionists did it.” …

American Jewry, Israel

Lapid Pledges to Mend Relations with Diaspora Jewry

Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Israel Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid, the new alternate prime minister and head of Israel’s Foreign Ministry revealed his upcoming agenda in a handover ceremony on Monday. Lapid described his intention to focus on fixing the relationship between Israel and Diaspora Jewry. He mentioned the various streams of American Jewry: Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox, suggesting that all are of …