The headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League received a bomb threat on Wednesday morning.
Jewish groups called on President Donald Trump to condemn the wave of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers across the country, and to speak out against anti-Semitism. Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt applauded a tweet by First Daughter Ivanka Trump in which she called for the protection of Jewish institutions and used…
Here’s what President Trump should state clearly: “I am concerned about the rise in anti-Semitism; I think it is abominable and un-American. If, in any way, the language I have used has encouraged such people to act, then I must be clear: Hatred is not what America is about.”
David Friedman, nominee for Israel envoy, doesn’t think J Street, the Anti-Defamation League, or President Barack Obama deserve an apology for his attacks on them.
The Forward plans to regularly monitor the surge of anti-Semitism in many parts of the country and the world. The mission of this column is not to unduly alarm, but rather to raise awareness of a disturbing trend that, from some vantage points, can prove difficult to spot.
Reut and the ADL, two leading pro-Israel groups, charge that Jewish communal efforts against the BDS movement have largely failed.
(JTA) — Pope Francis received a delegation from the Anti-Defamation League and said the church feels “particularly obliged” to help fight anti-Semitism. Francis met with the delegation Thursday at the Vatican, according to a report from Vatican Radio. “The Catholic Church feels particularly obliged to do all that is possible with our Jewish friends to repel anti-Semitic…
“Bomb threats being reported at JCC’s in ME, MA, NY, CT, FL, Law Enforcement following protocols to keep people safe,” wrote the ADL’s Robert Trestan on Twitter.
The mayor of Cincinnati and the Anti-Defamation League denounced the spray-painting of a swastika on a sign at a Reform rabbinical school. On Tuesday morning, a white swastika was discovered on a sign on the Cincinnati campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Jewish organizations split along ideological lines in their reactions to Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech criticizing Israeli settlement growth and laying out principles to achieve a two-state solution.