Terror organization tries to walk back senior official Fathi Hammad’s extreme anti-Semitic comments, insisting its conflict is with Israel and not “with Jews or their religion.”
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The “Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism” was prompted by a rise in anti-Semitic incidents throughout the United States, coupled with two deadly synagogue shootings six months apart.
“Each panel member will be making specific calls to action and providing the attendees with ways to getting involved immediately to join the fight against anti-Semitism in America,” said Bryan Leib, program manager of the Israeli-American Council of New York.
The BBC profiled the anti-Semitism problem in the Labour Party in its TV program “Panorama.”
Sessions during the July 15 summit include “combating anti-Semitism while respecting the First Amendment,” “anti-Semitism on campus” and “prosecuting hate crimes.”
David Triesman, who also resigned as the whip in the House of Lords, remarked, “It [is] time to recognize the reality. I always said it was worth hanging on to fight so long as there was a prospect of winning. I now don’t believe with this leadership there is.”
“We are at a dangerous moment in time. Anti-Semitism is on the rise around the world and here at home, and the memory of the Holocaust is fading for far too many Americans,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.). “We can combat this by making sure we teach our students, tomorrow’s leaders, about the horrors of the Holocaust.”
California Department of Justice report documents 126 instances of anti-Semitic hate crimes in 2018, an increase from 104 in 2017, but down from 160 in 2009.
A conference on anti-Semitism in Berlin revealed varying ideological roots of contemporary anti-Semitism according to different parts of the world.
Real estate agents say sense of danger, insecurity among many Diaspora Jews is prompting them to snatch up homes in the Jewish state.