White supremacist, anti-Semitic robocall targets Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams at a primary election night event in Atlanta, May 22, 2018. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
Stacey Abrams at a primary election night event in Atlanta, May 22, 2018. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Stacey Abrams at a primary election night event in Atlanta, May 22, 2018. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

(JTA) – A robocall funded by a white supremacist and anti-Semitic podcasting site targeted Oprah Winfrey and Democratic Georgia candidate for governor Stacey Abrams with racist and anti-Semitic language.

The calls that targeted Georgia voters last Friday said that it is funded by TheRoadToPower, which was behind last month’s racist and anti-Semitic robocall targeting Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. The video podcasting site has been called white supremacist and anti-Semitic by the Anti-Defamation League. [Read more…]

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Jerusalem hostel ridiculed for blacklist of Jews it says committed ‘crimes against the Jewish people’

A list of names of “Sonei Yisrael,” or haters of Israel, banned from the Jerusalem Heritage House hostel. (Jacob Kornbluh)
A list of names of “Sonei Yisrael,” or haters of Israel, banned from the Jerusalem Heritage House hostel. (Jacob Kornbluh)

Part of a list of names of supposed “Sonei Yisrael,” or “haters of Israel,” banned from the Jerusalem Heritage House hostel. (Jacob Kornbluh)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – A hostel in Jerusalem’s Old City has published a list of “haters of Israel” who have been “banned…because of crimes committed against the Jewish people,” drawing derision and ridicule from those blacklisted.

The Jerusalem Heritage House describes itself as an institution that provides “warm and comfortable accommodations for Jewish travellers in the heart of the Old City for a nominal fee.” It boasts of having hosted more than 60,000 guests since 1985. [Read more…]

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Two major funders of Israel join criticism of its nation-state law

(JTA) – Jewish Federations of North America and The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, two organizations that provide major funding to projects in Israel, joined the criticism of Israel’s new nation-state law.

Jewish Federations, which annually donates many millions of dollars to Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel, focused its criticism on dissatisfaction with the law among some members of the Druze minority, an Arabic-speaking community where most men serve in the Israeli army. [Read more…]

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Tamika Mallory dropped from Australian speaking engagement over remarks on Israel

Tamika Mallory speaking in New Orleans, July 1, 2017. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival)
Tamika Mallory speaking in New Orleans, July 1, 2017. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival)

Tamika Mallory speaking in New Orleans, July 1, 2017. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival)

(JTA) – An Australian social service agency cancelled an appearance at its annual conference by Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory, saying it did not want her recent remarks on Israel to “overshadow” the meeting.

Mallory was to serve as the keynote speaker next week for the Victorian Council of Social Service “Good Life” summit in Melbourne, The Australian newspaper reported. [Read more…]

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Louis Farrakhan attacks Jews and Judaism from his Chicago pulpit

Louis Farrakhan speaking at a news conference at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago, March 31, 2011. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Louis Farrakhan speaking at a news conference at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago, March 31, 2011. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Louis Farrakhan speaking at a news conference at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago, March 31, 2011. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(JTA) – Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan attacked Jews and Judaism during a three-hour sermon from his pulpit at Mosque Maryam in Chicago.

The May 27 sermon was his first major public speaking appearance since February, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). [Read more…]

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Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory attacks Starbucks for including ADL as bias adviser

Women’s March National Co-Chair Tamika Mallory speaking in New York, April 22, 2017. (Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Hulu)

(JTA) – A Women’s March leader mired in controversy because of her association with the virulently anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has attacked Starbucks for including the Anti-Defamation League among its advisers on bias.

Tamika Mallory in a tweet Tuesday evening accused the Jewish group of “constantly attacking black and brown people.” [Read more…]

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Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017 more than double the U.S. total from 2015, ADL says

A sign at a protest in New York City, August 14, 2017. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

(JTA) – The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States spiked in 2017, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

There were 1,986 acts of anti-Semitism in the U.S. last year, according to an ADL audit released Tuesday. That is more than double the total from 2015, which was 942. It’s also a 57-per-cent increase over the 2016 total of 1,267. The audit said that the rise is due in part to an increase in people reporting incidents of anti-Semitism. [Read more…]

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White supremacist propaganda spreading on U.S. college campuses, ADL says

Posters promoting the white supremacist group American Vanguard were found at Emerson College in Boston. (Screenshot from Twitter)
Posters promoting the white supremacist group American Vanguard were found at Emerson College in Boston. (Screenshot from Twitter)

Posters promoting the white supremacist group American Vanguard were found at Emerson College in Boston. (Screenshot from Twitter)

(JTA) – White supremacist propaganda on American college campuses has seen a dramatic increase since the fall of 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

In a report published Thursday, the ADL called the reported growth “alarming.” ADL’s Center on Extremism recorded 346 incidents in which white supremacists have used fliers, stickers, banners and posters to spread their message since Sept. 1, 2016, the report said. [Read more…]

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