(JTA) — The creator of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon that has become a symbol frequently circulated by anti-Semites online, is joining forces with the Anti-Defamation League to reclaim the image as a “force for good.” Matt Furie will create a series of positive Pepe internet memes that the ADL will promote through its social…
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs urged his country’s government to drop plans to legalize assisted suicide for healthy individuals. Jacobs was reacting to a statement made earlier this week in the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch lower house, by the country’s health minister announcing planned legislation designed to broaden existing laws on assisted…9
(JTA) — Luciana Berger, a well-known Jewish lawmaker in Britain’s Labour Party, said her family was pained and worried over threats and anti-Semitic slurs made at her. Berger, who rarely speaks about her private life in interviews, made the statements in a filmed interview posted online Wednesday by the Liverpool Echo ahead of Britain’s National…4
Jewish and Muslim leaders gathered at Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s Jerusalem home on Thursday night in a meeting intended to make a united front against religious violence.
It was with excitement but some trepidation last night that I began to read the online version of a [New York Times story] about The Forward.
PARIS, Oct 13 (Reuters) - UNESCO member states have renewed a resolution criticizing Israel for restricting Muslim access to a Jerusalem holy site, a European diplomatic source said, angering Israel’s government by also referring to the area only by its Muslim names.10
For seven years, Sarah Hurwitz has written Michelle Obama’s speeches, including the one Melania Trump plagiarized, and the breakout address criticizing Trump for lewd comments.79
(JTA) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is attempting damage control following his misogynistic statements, is accused of mocking the deaf Jewish actress Marlee Matlin over her disability. Trump ridiculed Matlin, a 1986 Academy Award winner, during filming in 2011 of his reality television show “Celebrity Apprentice,” The Daily Beast reported Thursday, allegedly calling…11
(JTA) — Swastikas were painted outside the New Jersey home of an Indian-American candidate for Congress with a Jewish-sounding surname. Peter Jacob is running against a Republican incumbent, Leonard Lance, who is a supporter of presidential candidate Donald Trump. Jacob blames Lance’s backing of Trump for the display of hate. Jacob told the local media…
Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Israel would suspend its cooperation with UNESCO, because of the UN agency’s decision to ignore Jewish ties to holy sites in Jerusalem.7
“Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plan the destruction of global sovereignty in order to enrich these global interest powers,” Trump said.91
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