Diaspora

Diaspora Jewry is the collective name for the Jewish communities outside of the Land of Israel. Historically, these communities go back to big historical events like the Babylonian exile, the siege of Jerusalem and the expulsion from Spain. Today, the biggest Diaspora communities exist in the United States, France, Canada, the UK and Russia.

Israel Apartheid Week at Columbia University.

Anti-Israel campus activity vilifies Jewish students in US - ADL report

Severe anti-Zionist rhetoric on occasion descends into antisemitism and seeks to exclude Zionists from campus spaces.

CUNY Graduate Center

CUNY Law student gov’t passes pro-BDS resolution

The resolution targets groups like Hillel and StandWithUs.

Israeli documentary about Albert Speer allegedly falsified key material

Andrew Birkin, the screenwriter who attempted to adapt the Nazi’s memoir into a film in the 1970s, is featured prominently in “Speer Goes to Hollywood,” which was released in the US this month.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
08/12/2021
Participants in a Jewish solidarity march across New York City's Brooklyn Bridge, Jan. 5, 2020. The

At UJA-Federation’s Wall Street Dinner, attendees pledge to fight antisemitism

The ongoing effects of COVID pervaded the event Monday night at the Marriott Marquis in midtown Manhattan, and lent it an air of guardedness.

By BEN SALES/JTA
08/12/2021
NYU

NYU publication commits itself to supporting BDS

In their most recent edition of The Harbinger, NYU Review of Law & Social Change announced that it will boycott academic events convened or cosponsored by Israel.

08/12/2021
89th Academy Awards - Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals - Hollywood, California, U.S. - 26/02/17 - Actor Me

Jewish actor Joshua Malina calls on Hollywood to cancel Mel Gibson over antisemitism

Gibson's 2004 film "The Passion of the Christ" received a controversial reception, including calling it an antisemitic reinforcement of Jewish responsibility for the death of Jesus.

08/12/2021

Spanish town known as 'Fort Kill the Jews' struck with antisemitic graffiti

The town was renamed Castrillo Matajudíos — Fort Kill The Jews — in 1627, during a period of extreme religious persecution by the Inquisition.

By ORGE CASTELLANO/JTA
07/12/2021

Elazar Stern: We must create special status for visiting Jews

Intelligence Minister says entry must be made easier to reflect Israel’s status as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

The Qatari flag is seen at a park near Doha Corniche, in Doha

Qatar removes some antisemitic, violent material from school textbooks - report

The Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education praised the removal of inflammatory material promoting violence and antisemitic conspiracy theories.

Investor Michael Steinhardt banned for life from collecting antiquities

Investor and philanthropist to Jewish causes Michael Steinhardt agreed to forfeit $70 million in looted antiquities and never again collect ancient artifacts in a plea deal.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
07/12/2021
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