Going to Services Should Not Be an Act of Courage

Being Jewish today means training for active shooters. 

#anti-semitism, #colleyville-tex, #rabbis

How Éric Zemmour Became the New Face of France’s Far Right

It doesn’t take much to see the roots of his ideology. The irony is that this time, its proponent is Jewish.

#anti-semitism, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #muslims-and-islam, #national-front-france, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #zemmour-eric

College Student Charged in Arson at Texas Synagogue

Security footage of the attack on Halloween night showed the man carrying a five-gallon fuel jug and a roll of toilet paper to the synagogue’s entrance, the F.B.I. said.

#anti-semitism, #arson, #austin-tex, #congregation-beth-israel-austin-tex, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #rabbi-steven-folberg, #synagogues, #texas-state-university

Inside the Unraveling of American Zionism

How a new generation of Jewish leaders began to rethink their support for Israel.

#anti-semitism, #beinart-peter, #clergy, #dermer-ron, #diaspora, #east-jerusalem, #forward-the, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #hebrew-union-college, #hebrew-union-college-jewish-institute-of-religion, #hebron-west-bank, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jewish-theological-seminary-of-america, #jews-and-judaism, #los-angeles-calif, #millennial-generation, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #peace-process, #pew-research-center, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #rabbis, #rabin-yitzhak, #taglit-birthright-israel, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #west-bank, #western-wall-jerusalem

Holocaust Scholar to Testify at Charlottesville Trial

In a Charlottesville courtroom, Deborah E. Lipstadt will testify to the persistence of antisemitism, and its links to present-day politics.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #carlson-tucker, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #content-type-personal-profile, #fox-news-channel, #heyer-heather-d-1985-2017, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

What Happened After the Most Deadly Antisemitic Attack in American History?

In Mark Oppenheimer’s “Squirrel Hill,” he chronicles the aftermath of the Tree of Life shooting and how it affected the tightly knit Pittsburgh Jewish community.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #jews-and-judaism, #mass-shootings, #oppenheimer-mark, #pittsburgh-pa, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #squirrel-hill-the-tree-of-life-synagogue-shooting-and-the-soul-of-a-neighborhood-book, #tree-of-life-pittsburgh-pa-synagogue

Céline’s Newly Unearthed Work Causes a Stir in France

A legal battle is raging over manuscripts written by the antisemitic writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline that disappeared almost eight decades ago.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #celine-louis-ferdinand, #france, #jews-and-judaism, #manuscripts, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #writing-and-writers

A Jewish Far-Right Pundit Splits the French Jewish Community as He Rises

Éric Zemmour, eyeing the presidency, tries to rehabilitate the wartime Vichy regime that collaborated with the Nazis as part of a campaign filled with provocations.

#anti-semitism, #discrimination, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #levy-bernard-henri, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #petain-philippe, #politics-and-government, #terrorism, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #zemmour-eric

Traveling Through a Divided Israel

Two Times journalists drive the length of Israel to discover what it means to be Israeli today. They meet a kaleidoscope of people, searching for belonging but far apart on how to find it.

#anti-semitism, #arabs, #bedouins, #ben-gurion-david, #bethlehem-west-bank, #discrimination, #east-jerusalem, #eilat-israel, #haifa-israel, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #kibbutz-movement, #middle-east, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #red-sea, #religion-state-relations, #sea-of-galilee-israel, #tel-aviv-israel, #zionism

Victims of Charlottesville Rally Argue the Violence Was Planned

The civil trial that starts Monday will examine whether the far-right organizers had plotted to foment violence. They have countered that bloodshed stemmed from self-defense.

#anti-semitism, #charlottesville-va, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Texas Judge Urges New Trial for Death Row Inmate, Citing Jurist’s Antisemitic Remarks

A judge’s recommendation paves the way for an appeals court to decide whether Randy Halprin, a Jewish man who was convicted and sentenced to death in 2003 for his role in the killing of a police officer, will get a new trial.

#anti-semitism, #capital-punishment, #cunningham-vickers, #halprin-randy, #prison-escapes

A Writer Reckons With the Fact That ‘People Love Dead Jews’

Dara Horn’s new essay collection looks at the ways the Jewish past has been contorted to elide the actual realities of anti-Semitism.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #horn-dara, #jews-and-judaism, #people-love-dead-jews-reports-from-a-haunted-present-book

The New Racism Won’t Solve the Old Racism

Discrimination in the service of equality is exactly as Orwellian as it sounds. 

#agriculture-and-farming, #anti-semitism, #black-people, #discrimination, #jews-and-judaism, #lightfoot-lori, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

On the Path to Day X: The Return of Germany’s Far Right

A timeline of key moments for understanding the far right in modern Germany.

#albrecht-franco, #anti-semitism, #europe, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #hate-crimes, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #western-europe

University Leaders Must Condemn Anti-Semitism on Campus

Colleges seem reluctant to condemn anti-Semitic speech and assaults.

#academic-freedom, #anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #colleges-and-universities, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #hillel-the-foundation-for-jewish-campus-life, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #north-america, #school-discipline-students

Germany Recalls Platoon on NATO Mission Over Sexual Assault and Racism Claims

A tank platoon was sent home from Lithuania after members were suspected of sexual assault, and racist and anti-Semitic behavior, in the latest embarrassment for Germany’s armed forces.

#anti-semitism, #defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #germany, #lithuania, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #sexual-harassment

U.S. Faces Outbreak of Anti-Semitic Threats and Violence

In the wake of clashes in Israel and Gaza, synagogues have been vandalized and Jews have been threatened and attacked.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #united-states

Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for GOP

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

#anti-semitism, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #jews-and-judaism, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for G.O.P.

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

#anti-semitism, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #jews-and-judaism, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

Attacks on Jews Over Israel Are a Gift to the Right

On the crisis of anti-Semitic violence.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #hate-crimes, #israel, #liberalism-us-politics, #palestinians, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zionism

Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism? Someone Didn’t Get the Memo.

An omen for Jews on America’s streets.

#anti-semitism, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #zionism

Man Charged in Arson at Brooklyn Synagogue and Yeshiva, Officials Say

The man was also connected to assaults on a Jewish man and a Black subway rider and vandalism at a Catholic church, court records show.

#ali-alaheri, #anti-semitism, #arson, #assaults, #brooklyn-nyc, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #saint-athanasius-roman-catholic-church, #synagogues, #vandalism

L.A.P.D. Investigate Attack as an Anti-Semitic Hate Crime

The attack came amid escalating violence in Israel and Gaza that has sparked protests in the United States.

#anti-semitism, #jews-and-judaism, #police-department-los-angeles-calif

Gaza Conflict Stokes ‘Identity Crisis’ for Young American Jews

A new generation is confronting the region’s longstanding conflict in a very different context, with very different pressures, from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

#anti-semitism, #black-lives-matter-movement, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #youth

The Gaza Conflict Is Stoking an ‘Identity Crisis’ for Some Young American Jews

A new generation is confronting the region’s longstanding conflict in a very different context, with very different pressures, from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

#anti-semitism, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #western-states-us

On the Scrappy Fringes of French Politics, Marine Le Pen Tries to Rebrand

Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader and main challenger to President Emmanuel Macron in next year’s election, wants to persuade voters that she and her party can govern France.

#anti-semitism, #dogs, #france, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #illegal-immigration, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government

Linfield University Fires Professor Who Spoke Out About Misconduct Cases

Allegations of anti-Semitism, sexual misconduct and racial discrimination have led to turmoil on the small Oregon campus. Some have called for the university’s president to resign.

#anti-semitism, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #jews-and-judaism, #oregon, #sexual-harassment, #the-merchant-of-venice-play

Rights Group Hits Israel With Explosive Charge: Apartheid

Human Rights Watch is the latest watchdog to accuse Israel of perpetuating a version of the racist legal system that once governed South Africa. Israel says the charge is baseless.

#anti-semitism, #apartheid-policy, #btselem, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #boycotts, #east-jerusalem, #human-rights-watch, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #roth-kenneth, #shakir-omar, #south-africa, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #west-bank

France Seeks Change in Law After Outrage Over Verdict in Anti-Semitic Killing

The proposed bill, which would prevent intoxication being used as a basis for a plea of insanity, was prompted by a verdict allowing the killer of a Jewish woman to avoid trial.

#anti-semitism, #delirium, #france, #halimi-sarah-d-2017, #marijuana, #politics-and-government, #traore-kobili

The Many Faces of Patricia Highsmith

As the subject of no fewer than three biographies since her death in 1995, the popular writer lived a complicated, if fascinating, life. What was she really like?

#2020tbookclub, #anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #highsmith-patricia, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #snails, #the-price-of-salt-book, #the-talented-mr-ripley-book, #writing-and-writers

Highest French Court Rules Killer of Jewish Woman Cannot Stand Trial

To the alarm of Jewish leaders, Sarah Halimi’s killer will go unpunished because of his mental state, brought on by cannabis, at the time of the crime.

#anti-semitism, #coulibaly-amedy-1982-2015, #france, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #knoll-mireille, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mental-health-and-disorders, #merah-mohammed, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

High School Football Coach Is Fired After Players’ Use of Anti-Semitic Language

School officials in Duxbury, Mass., denounced what they called the “horrifying and disappointing” language and said they had hired a private lawyer to conduct an investigation.

#anti-semitism, #coaches-and-managers, #duxbury-mass, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #interscholastic-athletics, #teachers-and-school-employees

Meyers Leonard Fined $50,000 and Suspended for Using an Anti-Semitic Slur

Leonard, a reserve center for the N.B.A.’s Miami Heat, said the slur while playing a video game on a public livestream.

#anti-semitism, #basketball, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #leonard-meyers-1992, #miami-heat, #national-basketball-assn

Otto Dov Kulka, 87, Dies; Studied, and Witnessed, the Holocaust

As an Israeli historian, he examined the German people’s response to mass deportations. As a memoirist, he recalled the murders of family members.

#anti-semitism, #auschwitz-concentration-camp, #books-and-literature, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #hebrew-university, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kulka-otto-dov-1933-2021

Meyers Leonard Will Be Away From Heat ‘Indefinitely’ After Use of Anti-Semitic Slur

Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, lost gaming sponsorships after a video emerged of him using the slur while playing a video game on the livestreaming site Twitch.

#anti-semitism, #basketball, #computer-and-video-games, #e-sports, #faze-clan-inc, #leonard-meyers-1992, #miami-heat, #national-basketball-assn

Meyers Leonard Apologizes for Using an Anti-Semitic Slur

Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, lost gaming sponsorships after a video emerged of him using the slur while playing a video game on the livestreaming site Twitch.

#anti-semitism, #basketball, #computer-and-video-games, #e-sports, #faze-clan-inc, #leonard-meyers-1992, #miami-heat, #national-basketball-assn

Video of Meyers Leonard Using an Anti-Semitic Slur on Twitch Surfaces

Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, used the epithet while playing a video game.

#anti-semitism, #basketball, #computer-and-video-games, #e-sports, #faze-clan-inc, #leonard-meyers-1992, #miami-heat, #national-basketball-assn

Dr. Seuss Books Are Pulled, and a ‘Cancel Culture’ Controversy Erupts

The beloved author’s most famous books, like “Green Eggs and Ham,” were untouched, but his estate’s decision nevertheless prompted a backlash and raised questions about what should be preserved as part of the cultural record.

#and-to-think-that-i-saw-it-on-mulberry-street-book, #anti-semitism, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #discrimination, #dr-seuss-enterprises, #geisel-theodor-seuss, #if-i-ran-the-zoo-book, #libraries-and-librarians, #mcelligots-pool-book, #minorities, #on-beyond-zebra-book, #race-and-ethnicity, #scrambled-eggs-super-book, #the-cat-in-the-hat-book, #the-cats-quizzer-book, #writing-and-writers

Frontier Cancels Flight, Citing Maskless Passengers

The airline’s treatment of the passengers, all Orthodox Jews, drew condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitism from Jewish groups.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anti-defamation-league-of-new-york, #anti-semitism, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #frontier-airlines-inc, #hasidism, #jews-and-judaism, #miami-fla

Obscure Musicology Journal Sparks Battles Over Race and Free Speech

A scholar’s address about racism and music theory was met with a vituperative, personal response by a small journal. It faced calls to cease publishing.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #ewell-philip-a, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunter-college, #jackson-timothy-l-1958, #journal-of-schenkerian-studies, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #schenker-heinrich, #society-for-music-theory, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-north-texas

Disney fires Mandalorian’s Gina Carano over “abhorrent, unacceptable” posts

Disney fires Mandalorian’s Gina Carano over “abhorrent, unacceptable” posts

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Gina Carano’s turbulent tenure as a member of the Star Wars acting universe has come to an abrupt end.

Lucasfilm issued a statement to the press on Wednesday, which Ars first found on io9, confirming that Carlano was out of not just The Mandalorian, on which she co-starred for two seasons, but all Star Wars properties. It read:

Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.

The phrasing implies that Carano’s relationship with Disney and Lucasfilm may have ended before her most recent high-profile post on social media: an Instagram “story” quoting an anti-mask podcast’s post that compared Nazi “rounding up” of Jews during the Holocaust to “hating someone for their political views.” The same post, from this Tuesday evening, implied that Jews were somehow more subject to violence by “neighbors” than by Nazis—without citing a nation, era, or other clarification about the point being made.

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#anti-semitism, #gaming-culture, #the-mandalorian

N.Y.P.D. Anti-Harassment Official Fired Over Racist Online Rants

An investigation found that Deputy Inspector James F. Kobel had used racial slurs against former President Barack Obama and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s biracial son.

#anti-semitism, #kobel-james-f, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #shea-dermot-f-1969

What Zoom Does to Campus Conflicts Over Israel and Free Speech

As battles over Israel and the Palestinian territories have migrated online, technology has scrambled the debate.

#anti-semitism, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #city-university-of-new-york, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-college, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #palestinians, #students-for-justice-in-palestine

How ‘The Turner Diaries’ Incites White Supremacists

The 1978 novel, which Amazon recently removed from its site, depicts a right-wing assault on the Capitol. Scholars say the parallels with last week’s insurrection are clear and chilling.

#amazon-com-inc, #anti-semitism, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #neo-nazi-groups, #pierce-william-luther-1933-2002, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #the-turner-diaries-book, #united-states-politics-and-government, #violence-media-and-entertainment, #whites

G.O.P. Candidate Under Fire for Saying ‘Heil Hitler’ at Virus Protest

Leticia Remauro, who is running for Staten Island borough president, has apologized for making a “bad analogy.”

#anti-semitism, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-borough-presidents, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #macs-public-house-staten-island-ny-bar, #malliotakis-nicole, #staten-island-nyc

N.Y.P.D. Concludes Anti-Harassment Official Wrote Racist Online Rants

The official, James F. Kobel, who will now face a departmental trial, filed for retirement as the inquiry was winding down.

#anti-semitism, #captains-endowment-assn, #city-council-nyc, #discrimination, #kobel-james-f, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #torres-ritchie-1988

She Called Police Over a Neo-Nazi Threat. But the Neo-Nazis Were Inside the Police.

Death threats linked to police computers and the discovery of far-right chat groups in police departments across Germany have fed concerns about far-right infiltration.

#alternative-for-germany, #anti-semitism, #basay-yildiz-seda, #discrimination, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #internal-storyline-no, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-socialist-underground-germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

German Cultural Leaders Warn Against Ban on Israel Sanctions Movement

Signatories of an open letter say a parliamentary resolution declaring the campaign anti-Semitic has led to self-censorship and is stifling artistic expression.

#anti-semitism, #art, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #boycotts, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #politics-and-government, #zionism

Arizona Man Who Conspired to Threaten Journalists Gets 16 Months in Prison

Johnny Roman Garza, 21, working with a neo-Nazi group, researched home addresses for potential targets and put up a threatening poster at the home of a journalist, prosecutors said.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #garza-johnny-roman, #jews-and-judaism, #neo-nazi-groups, #sentences-criminal, #washington-state

Roald Dahl’s Family Apologizes for His Anti-Semitism

The author, who died in 1990, made several disparaging comments about Jews during his lifetime. “Those prejudiced remarks are incomprehensible to us,” the family said in a statement online.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #dahl-roald, #jews-and-judaism, #writing-and-writers