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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England’s Chelsea soccer team launches campaign to fight anti-Semitism

From left: Chelsea players Charly Musonda, Eden Hazard and Ross Barkley. (Facebook)
From left: Chelsea players Charly Musonda, Eden Hazard and Ross Barkley. (Facebook)

From left: Chelsea players Charly Musonda, Eden Hazard and Ross Barkley. (Facebook)

(JTA) – England’s Chelsea soccer team announced that it will launch an initiative aimed at discouraging anti-Semitism among its players and fans.

“Our players, staff, fans and visitors to the club come from a wide range of backgrounds, including the Jewish community, and we want to ensure everyone feels safe, valued and included,” the team said in a statement Tuesday, according to the Jewish Chronicle. [Read more…]

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Dozens of Jewish activists arrested at protest urging U.S. Congress to protect ‘Dreamers’

Jewish protesters link arms in a Senate office building asking for protections for undocumented immigrants who arrived as children, Jan. 17 2018. (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism)
Jewish protesters link arms in a Senate office building asking for protections for undocumented immigrants who arrived as children, Jan. 17 2018. (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism)

Jewish protesters link arms in a Senate office building asking for protections for undocumented immigrants who arrived as children, Jan. 17 2018. (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism)

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Police in the U.S. Capitol arrested some 100 Jewish activists, many of them clergy, who protested in a Senate office building on behalf of a bill that would protect illegal immigrants who arrived as children.

Several dozen of the activists from the Reform movement, the Anti-Defamation League, Bend the Arc, T’ruah and other Jewish groups sat in concentric circles on Wednesday in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building until they were removed by police. They sang protest songs in Hebrew and English. [Read more…]

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New Orleans City Council to reconsider boycott resolution

(JTA) – The New Orleans City Council wants to reconsider a controversial resolution it passed last week that lends support to the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

The resolution to boycott investments with human rights violators, which on January 11 passed the council unanimously with all five members present voting in support, mentions neither Israel nor the Palestinian territories, but BDS and anti-Israel activists claimed the passage as a victory for their cause. [Read more…]

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