Author: Eliyahu Mintz

Media Bias, Quality of Jewish Life

More than 78,000 Facebook and Instagram Users Permanently Banned

Facebook logo on handheld smartphone with banner reading censored

Facebook removed over 78,000 profiles on Facebook and Instagram, claiming they had shared QAnon content and other “militarized social movement” content, from August 2020 and onward. A Facebook update issued January 19 said as follows: “We continue to strengthen our enforcement by identifying additional militarized social movements, new terms associated with QAnon and how people …

antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Polls Finds that Almost Half of All UK Adults Hold Antisemitic Views

sign: antisemitism in europe

A new poll just published, finds that 45% of adults in the United Kingdom hold antisemitic views. According to the Jewish Chronicle, “Forty-five percent of those questioned agreed with at least one of six antisemitic tropes that was put to them by a team from YouGov and King’s College London.” Respondents were asked if they …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israel

A Jewish Child’s First Experience with Antisemitism

NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 17 2014: Occupy Wall Street marked the third anniversary of its founding as several dozen activists gathered in Zuccotti Park.David Smith with sign denouncing Jewish hegemony

A couple and their four young children, ages 1 to 8, were out together on the Upper West Side of New York, browsing the windows of a Barnes and Noble bookstore, just minding their own business, when they were confronted by an antisemite. Interestingly, the male half of the couple was the editor of the …

coronavirus

Health Care Workers in Four States Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

administering covid 19 vaccine to health care worker

Large numbers of health care workers in California, Texas, Ohio, and New York City are refusing to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, citing nervousness about the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine. They are also concerned about the way politics played a part in the development of the vaccine. Texas nurses say they are “vaccine …

Israel

Israel, UAE Working Together to Eliminate UNRWA

arab woman with key at protest

Israel and the United Arab Emirates are reportedly collaborating on putting an end, once and for all, to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA). According to the report in French newspaper Le Monde, the two countries have been working on the issue since normalization between them was announced, back in August. The …

Israel, Jewish pride

Ancient Lantern Found in Jerusalem—Right in Time for Chanuka

Lantern found in Ir David (City of David, Jerusalem)

Chanuka is a time of light and miracles, so perhaps it should be no surprise that archaeologists just found a 2000-year-old lantern from the Hasmonean period in the City of David, in Jerusalem. The candle holder, preserved in its entirety, dates back to the Second Temple era. According to Israel Hayom, Antiquities Authority Director of …

Quality of Jewish Life

Old Joe, Poor Joe, Broke His Foot While Playing with His Dog

Joe Biden

Joe Biden, presumptive president-elect, broke his foot while playing with his dog, add injury to insult. Why insult? Because it’s become a sport to make fun of Biden’s speech issues (which are legion, and which suggest brain injury and dementia), and broken foot is one more sign of frailty and aging. Compare this to the …

antisemitism

Tlaib, Lamont Hill, and Beinart in JVP Antisemitism Panel or: The Monkeys in Charge of the Zoo

Rashida Tlaib, Marc Lamont Hill, and Peter Beinart

Everyone already knows that the organization known as the Jewish Voice for Peace is neither Jewish nor a voice for peace. The name is a smokescreen for anti-Israel and antisemitic agitation for which this organization is (in)famous. But now, the JVP has topped even itself with an event featuring a panel on antisemitism led by …