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On April 10th, a group of Jewish activists locked arms in front of the entrance of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Minnesota, blocking entry to the many businesses in the building. A day later, five Jewish activists were arrested after blocking the doors of the Jewish Federation of Greater ...
WASHINGTON - A group of around 30 demonstrators from the left-wing Jewish group "If Not Now" gathered Monday in front of the office of Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) to protest Israel's use of deadly force against thousands of Palestinian demonstrators on the Israel-Gaza border in recent weeks.

A mosque located near the Nablus in the West Bank was set on fire over the weekend in an incident believed to be connected to right-wing religious Jewish activists. Support the Forward. The Forward's independent journalism depends on donations from readers like you. Now you can double your ...
NEW YORK – Seven members of the Jewish anti-occupation group IfNotNow were arrested outside the Midtown offices of Chuck Schumer on Monday, after demanding that the Democratic senator condemn recent Israeli violence against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Around 30 activists arrived at Sen.
Young Jewish activists affiliated with the leftist group IfNotNow locked themselves to the doors of the office building where Israel's Boston consulate is located on Tuesday morning to protest last week's killing of protesters in Gaza, the group said in a statement. Eight activists physically locked themselves to ...
In a first-of-its kind event, Palestinian activists in Hebron played host to 100 Israelis and international visitors on Wednesday evening in what was billed as a “Freedom Seder.” The Passover celebration featured texts in English, Hebrew and Arabic that interwove the traditional Jewish tale of liberation from ...

A group of far-right Jewish activists gathered on Monday near Jerusalem's holiest site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, to take part in the annual re-enactment of an ancient Passover sacrifice ceremony. The atmosphere was festive when the men, dressed as ...
Israeli police in Jerusalem green-lighted a religious ceremony which involves the slaughter of a Passover lamb only “tens of meters” from the site where the Temple once stood. Temple Mount activists carried out the sacrifice for more than ten years now, but never before had the ceremony taken place so ...
Details of these terrible spring days, with their changes from moist to warm, would figure among the cascade of information, small and large, amassed by teams of reporters, Jewish activists, political radicals, well-known writers, philanthropists, lawyers, and civil servants in the months following the pogrom.
Women's March Faces Crisis as Jewish Activists Lose Faith Amid Farrakhan Firestorm. Following series of tweets conveying her discomfort at movement's response to co-chair Tamika Mallory refusing to distance herself from Nation of Islam leader, social media director Alyssa Klein leaves women's group.
While a few Jewish activists had been sounding the alarm for years, they were usually accused of being “Zionists” or “crypto-Zionists,” in an attempt to bully them into silence. The tide turned after the publication of a landmark statement against him by dozens of Palestinian activists, many of them leading ...
Over the course of the past year, a dedicated group of progressive Jewish activists in Philly have gathered in various configurations and with varied goals to support each other as we struggle with these questions. A few months ago, we began focusing our discussions on how to expand our conversations to ...
Jewish activists said the agreement gives the Libyan government ownership of materials taken from the Jewish community. The emergency restrictions from December list many general categories of artifacts, and specifically mention “scroll and manuscript containers for Islamic, Jewish, or Christian ...
Late last year the Pew Center published a report that confirmed anecdotal data, and plain common sense: hate crimes against Muslims are up. Current rates dwarf the national spike that followed the September 11, 2001 attacks. The culprit for such a dramatic increase is no surprise. Donald Trump's 2016 ...
FBI agents have raided the home, office and Park Avenue hotel room of President Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen. During the Monday morning raid, the FBI seized a slew of business records, emails and documents, including documents related to a $130,000 payment to adult film star ...
In early 1985, more than 800 Ethiopian Jewish refugees were left stranded and starving along the Ethiopian-Sudanese border after an Israeli airlift operation was interrupted. American Jewish activists, together with California Congressman John Miller, gave copies of “The Abandonment of the Jews” to Vice ...
Jewish activists and media professionals seemed to do a “Freaky Friday” switch over the weekend when the New York Times published an essay by one of its editors charging that American Jewish leaders have done too little to call out the troubling anti-Semitism of the past two years. Jonathan Weisman ...

Because of that, law professor and Israel advocate Alan Dershowitz tweeted to voters to “not support her bigotry.” But Nixon has drawn praise from Jewish activists who share her politics. Introducing Nixon's speech in 2011, CBST Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum said, “We're proud of you as an artist, we're proud ...
It comes after senior Jewish activists warned the party's ruling body that allowing Mr Livingstone to return could seriously harm Labour's prospects during the upcoming local elections. The Labour veteran is understood to have been the subject of further complaints since his membership was suspended for ...
American ultra-Orthodox leaders traveled to Israel this week to tell Israeli officials to ignore liberal American Jews' demands to allow women to pray at the Western Wall. In statements and documents announcing the trip, the ultra-Orthodox leaders attacked non-Orthodox Jewish groups, saying that while ...
Senior Jewish activists have urged Labour's ruling body not to allow the former London mayor Ken Livingstone back into the party, warning that it could damage the party's chances in May's local elections. Members of the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM), including the MP Luciana Berger, have written ...
... the hearing, and at the time said: “Despite being Jewish I was suspended as part of the false antisemitism witch-hunt in March 2016.” He has repeatedly written blog posts and social media posts attacking senior Labour figures, veteran Jewish MP Louise Ellman and referred to Jewish activists as "Zios".
Late last year the Pew Center published a report that confirmed anecdotal data, and plain common sense: hate crimes against Muslims are up. Current rates dwarf the national spike that followed the September 11, 2001 attacks. The culprit for such a dramatic increase is no surprise. Donald Trump's 2016 ...
Ever since President Donald Trump's administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last fall, the future for hundreds of thousands of immigrants has been in limbo. DACA recipients, also called Dreamers, are undocumented immigrants who were brought across the ...
Jewish Council For Public Affairs Joins Forces With Dreamers, Latino Organizations, And Jewish Activists For Passage Of Dream Act. Submitted by Carol A. Clark. on January 21, 2018 - 7:10am. Courtesy photo. POLITICAL News: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), on behalf of a broad ...
This framing of campus politics came as a surprise to me, as well as other Jewish student activists I know. In fact, we Jewish students do not feel represented by his BDS surpression. And we Jewish activists don't embrace Mr. Marcus' definition of anti-Semitism or his efforts to control speech — and we ...
On Wednesday, Heather was escorted, in handcuffs, out of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., at a protest of Dreamers and Jewish activists in support of DACA and immigrant rights. At the time, she didn't know it was Paul's last day. Paul had died unexpectedly at 7:30 p.m. of complications of leukemia.
A rabbi in Israel is calling on fellow Jewish activists in the country to protect the thousands of African asylum-seekers the government is threatening to deport. Religious leaders from the advocacy group Rabbis for Human Rights expressed their willingness on Tuesday to open up their own homes to shelter ...
Three Jewish campaigners were denied entry to a “public” talk at given by a pro-Palestinian academic which was advertised as accusing Israel of attempting to “serve the reproductive rights of its Jewish population at the expense of the indigenous Palestinian population”. David Collier, together with Mandy ...
Four Jewish activists from Champaign returned home Thursday night after being arrested in Washington, D.C. during a pro-DACA demonstration. The members of the Bend the Arc Jewish Action Champaign chapter, Diane Ore, Rob Ore, Pat Marlow and Marci Adelston-Schafer, were joined by more than 100 protesters at ...
Senior communal and Labour figures have warned that the election this week of three hard-left activists to the party's governing National Executive Committee (NEC) will have deeply damaging repercussions for the party's handling of antisemitism investigations. Jennifer Gerber, director of Labour Friends ...
Some 82 American Jewish activists were arrested while protesting on Capitol Hill Wednesday over President Donald Trump's plan to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants (known as 'Dreamers') who came to the United States as children. US Capitol Police director ...
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, ...
Close to 100 Jewish activists — many from the group Bend the Arc Jewish Action — poured into the Russel Rotunda Senate building in song and solidarity on Wednesday morning. They were protesting the potential end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), an Obama-era immigration policy that ...
CHAMPAIGN — Four Champaign residents will join progressive Jewish activists in Washington, D.C., today to pressure Congress to include protections for children brought to the United States illegally as part of a government funding bill. Bend the Arc Jewish Action and other groups will take part in the ...
Liberal Jewish activists in recent years have grown wary of broad religious exemptions, as right-wing groups have used them to push back against progressive policies. Some see a high-profile case argued this past December before the U.S. Supreme Court involving a Christian cake maker as an effort to ...
Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American ...
Israel published a list of activist organizations whose members will be barred from entering the country due to their support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, on Sunday. The so-called "BDS blacklist" was released by the Strategic Affairs Ministry under Gilad Erdan, member of Prime ...
But there's a big gap among Jewish activists when it comes to defining the challenge. Left-leaning groups — on campus and on the outside — worry that labeling even hostile political rhetoric as hate speech puts Jews on the wrong side of the free speech debate. They say that a tool that has only recently ...
Likewise, L.A. area Iranian Jewish activists informed the Journal that Tsedaka charity boxes were also stolen from the synagogue during the incident and Iranian authorities have prohibited anyone from photographing or filming the crime scene. While exact details as to the circumstances surrounding the ...
Tommy Sheppard, a member of parliament from the Scottish National Party, is under investigation after Jewish activists were barred from attending a meeting he hosted in which the Palestinian Authority ambassador to the UK, Manuel Hassassian, made incendiary remarks about Jews. Initially advertised as ...
Local Jewish activists and community groups are calling for a boycott of a Dec. 16 concert by the popular Iranian Muslim musician and singer, Mohsen Yeganeh, who they accuse of using anti-Semitic and anti-Israel lyrics in a song. “Our community is now recognizing that in this great country, while bigots ...
He also did not invite Reform Jewish leaders who have been critical of him or progressive Jewish activists who have differed with him publicly on policy issues. Out of a total 30 Jewish members of Congress, only two received invitations this year, and they were both Republicans, according to the Times: ...
In the wake of President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, some Jewish activists argued that the U.S. president was being guided by God to restore Jewish control over sacred sites. Activists lobbying for the construction of a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem ...
Democratic members of Congress are said to have been left off President Donald Trump's guest list for the White House Hanukkah party. Mr Trump also did not invite Reform Jewish leaders who have been critical of him or progressive Jewish activists who have differed with him publicly on policy issues, the ...
Jewish activists said the agreement gives the Libyan government ownership of materials taken from the Jewish community. The emergency restrictions from December list many general categories of artifacts, and specifically mention “scroll and manuscript containers for Islamic, Jewish, or Christian ...
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The umbrella group representing Dutch Jewry accused a pro-Palestinian former prime minister of anti-Semitism. The Central Jewish Board of the Netherlands, or CJO, in a statement Wednesday made the explicit allegation for the first time against Dries van Agt and the Palestinian ...
The same source added that there are no official figures on the number of Jews population in Morocco, but some Jewish activists claim that ...
A group of local Jewish activists, writing to the Jewish Light two years ago in defense of Rabbi Susan Talve from harsh criticism by the JVP, put ...
That is why it does not surprise me to see many wonderful Jewish activists supporting Palestine and the BDS movement. I don't think the ...


 

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