Antisemitism

Antisemitism is hostility towards or prejudice against the Jewish people. Since biblical times, Jews experienced periods in which they were persecuted for refusing to adopt the religion and culture of the ruling societies in which they lived. The rise of Christianity and perception of Jews as rejectors of Jesus led to a rise in antisemitism.

Israeli UFC fighter Natan Levy responds to Kanye’s antisemitism: ‘Come see me, bro’

“Kanye West, if you’ve got a problem with me or my people, come see me, bro,” Levy said.

By Jacob Gurvis/JTA
07/12/2022

Kanye West calls on Jews to 'forgive Hitler' in Proud Boys interview

West said he would make Jews work for Christians and have cameras in their living rooms if he ever became president.

Harvard home to greatest 'threat to Jewish identity' - study

The AMCHA Initiative stressed that threats to Jewish identity constitute "a degree of harassment...unparalleled on college campuses."

Michigan man charged with ‘ethnic intimidation’ after harassing synagogue-goers over Israel

Hassan Chokr was arrested Sunday after he allegedly shouted antisemitic and racist threats outside at Temple Beth El, a Reform synagogue in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
06/12/2022

Jewish man and son shot by pellet gun in front of kosher supermarket

The incident occurred outside of Island Kosher supermarket in Staten Island, following last month's 125% rise in antisemitic hate crimes across NYC.

125% increase in NYC antisemitic hate crimes in November- NYPD

The 45 antisemitic crimes in November came the same month the artist formerly known as Kanye West unleashed a slew of antisemitic comments.

05/12/2022

'I wanted to punch Kanye,' Elon Musk said in live Twitter Q&A

Elon Musk was asked how he would balance suspending Kanye West on Twitter and freedom of expression during a live Q&a session on Twitter.

White House to address rising antisemitism, attacks on Jews

The White House will address rising antisemitism in a roundtable even with Jewish leaders, hosted by the second gentleman Douglas Emhoff.

Jew jokes: What's funny and what's antisemitic? - explainer

Jokes about Jews have been found throughout history, many made by Jews themselves, who are no strangers to self-deprecating humor. However, antisemitism in comedy is alive and well.

05/12/2022
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