(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League condemned the actions of a former teacher at a prestigious Catholic school in Belgium, whose caricature comparing Israel and the Nazis won a prize in Iran’s cartoon contest mocking the Holocaust. “Malice or ignorance” were the teacher’s “only possible explanations for comparing Israel to the Nazis and entering an Iranian Holocaust cartoon…
Jewish responses spanned the political spectrum following scathing criticism of Israel by a group affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement. But strikingly, even statements by some centrist groups strove to strike a balance — reflecting their apparent recognition of the broader movement’s impact as an emerging force in American life.
A new manifesto from the Movement for Black lives raised an outcry among mainstream Jewish organizations for describing Israel as a country committing “genocide” against Palestinians — how did the strong language find its way into the platform?
Controversy raged on Monday as news broke that, for at least a week, the Google Play store had allowed a free mobile game that promised players could “live like a real Jew” at Auschwitz.
When it comes to moves against BDS and the Anti-Defamation League, it’s complicated. While the ADL views the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel as deplorable, it considers many anti-BDS bills unconstitutional infringements on free speech.
The developer of the Google Chrome extension Coincidence Detector, which identifies Jewish individuals and organizations by putting triple parentheses around their names, pulled the application last night after several news reports exposed it to the general public.
Through statements and policy proposals tinged with racism — such as advocating a ban on Muslims entering the country, and saying many Mexican immigrants are drug dealers and rapists — Trump has become a favorite of white nationalist groups and provided an unprecedented platform for their views.
If Not Now activists celebrated a Passover meal in the lobby of the Anti-Defamation League to protest the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Historically, Jewish groups have tread carefully to avoid jeopardizing their non-profit status. This election is different, leaders say.
The Anti-Defamation League has redirected the total amount of funds contributed by GOP front running presidential candidate Donald Trump over the past decade to fund new anti-bias and anti-bullying education programs.