Two months after Black Lives Matter march, police confiscate cars of peaceful protesters
Dozens of men at an anti-Israel demonstration in Antwerp shouted slogans about slaughtering Jews.
For the first time since the Nazi occupation, cries of ‘Jews out’ were heard on the streets of Paris last week. Robert Zaretsky explains why all of France should be very worried.
The issue of women’s right to pray at the Western Wall has spawned arrests and protests in Jerusalem. Now, American Jews are joining the fight.
Thousands gathered in Egyptian cities on Friday to protest against Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as Egypt’s president vowed to support the enclave’s people in the face of “blatant aggression”.
Hundreds of Brazilian Jews joined a mass march for religious freedom in Rio de Janeiro.
Anyone braving the wintery weather to take a walk on Adelaide Beach in Australia over the weekend would have been in for quite a sight, as protesters posed for an unusual demonstration photo shoot about the lack of public toilets in the area. The protesters are demanding local authorities install in new public facilities and invest more in the upkeep of those already available, which they say are too far from the beach and sometimes in an unsanitary condition. Local shops and cafes have complained that beach-goers are often forced to use their toilets, which disturbs paying customers. Kym Hewitt, local café owner “The public toilets are not up to scratch at all and quiet often we have a lot of people coming through to the cafe sort of not really dressed for the cafe.” But the protest took a turn for the artistic, when local painter and photographer, Andrew Baines, found an aesthetic way to further the cause. Andrew Baines, artistic “I think this is the job of an artist to take these issues to the wider community and let people talk about it.” Baines added that photos of the protest will serve as models for a larger painting which will be exhibited early next year. It has been reported that the local council has heard the call of the protesters and is currently holding consultations to decide where the new facilities should be built.
Nearly 100 years ago, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously coined the phrase “sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants” in praise of transparency and honesty in public policy. Not long after, Jewish communal organizations (within which Brandeis was an active supporter of the Zionist cause) appropriated the phrase for their own purposes, suggesting that exposing anti-Semitism was the best way to eradicate it from the public domain.
Confident young Ethiopians are not shy about standing up for their rights. The new generation is behind resurgent protests against racism in Israeli society.