Antisemitism

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AJC Presents Recommendations to Inter-parliamentary Task Force on Online Antisemitism
Holly Huffnagle, American Jewish Committee (AJC) U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism, briefed members of the Inter-parliamentary Task Force on Online Antisemitism. “The future of combating antisemitism, in many ways, is combating the digitization of the problem. We all need to send the message that antisemitism in any form is unacceptable on or offline,” Huffnagle told the task force.
Antisemitism Circa 1974 And In 2020
When I was a kid, I had no idea how to stand up to the bullies and fight antisemitism head on. A few pennies on their own might not seem like a big deal. But the damage inflicted was. It must stop. What do we do? What is our role as Jews and American citizens? We must stand up and call out attacks, physical and otherwise, and demand to be seen and heard. Perpetrators must be held accountable.
Jewish Students on Campus: Three Leadership Stories - AJC Advocacy Anywhere
In recent years, Jewish student leaders have contended with an increasingly hostile campus environment. Join AJC as outstanding campus leaders discuss the challenges facing Jewish students on campus, and learn how these students are fighting back.
California’s Ethnic Studies Curriculum Should Define Antisemitism
If California educational leaders are serious about combating antisemitism and hate, they should include the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism in the ESMC. Governor Gavin Newsom should endorse the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.
Behind the Numbers: American Jews’ Personal Experiences with Antisemitism
The numbers in the most recent AJC survey on antisemitism speak for themselves. But the testimonies and stories of American Jews are just as telling. In the wake of antisemitic attacks in New York, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, and Poway over the past two years, many say they fear simply walking down the street, entering a supermarket, or answering a knock at the door. Read some of the stories behind the survey’s troubling findings.
The State of Antisemitism in America: Insights from AJC’s Groundbreaking Report - AJC Advocacy Anywhere
On October 26, 2020, AJC released its first-ever State of Antisemitism in America Report which found shocking gaps between Jews and non-Jews on the nature and scope of Jew-hatred, as well as a disturbing lack of awareness among Americans about contemporary antisemitism.
The State of Antisemitism in America 2020: Insights and Analysis
This year, for the first time, we carried out two surveys in parallel. Combined, the two surveys form the first-ever AJC State of Antisemitism in America Report. This report lays bare the very different ways American Jews and the general public understand antisemitism, enabling us to identify key challenges and more effectively target our education and advocacy efforts as we seek to eradicate this most ancient form of hatred.
Ignorance About Antisemitism Creates Dangerous Breeding Ground for Hatred of Jews
Parallel surveys of American Jews and the general public form the basis of the first-ever AJC report on the state of antisemitism in America. The state, simply put, is poor. To the traditional sources of antisemitism — the far right, hard left, and extremists in the name of Islam — we can now add a fourth: ignorance. The lack of awareness and refusal to enable Jews to define hatred against them create a dangerous breeding ground for anti-Jewish hostility.
Groundbreaking American Jewish Committee Surveys Reveal Divergent Views between American Jews and General Public on Antisemitism in America
American Jewish Committee’s first-ever State of Antisemitism in America Report finds anxiety among American Jews and a disturbing lack of awareness among the general public of the severity of antisemitism in the United States.
A Global Response to Combating Online Antisemitism – AJC Advocacy Anywhere
Join Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), founding members of the newly-created Inter-Parliamentary Task Force, for a bipartisan discussion on the importance of combating online antisemitism on a global scale.
AJC Applauds Albania’s Adoption of Antisemitism Working Definition
“This is an important step in the global fight against rising antisemitism — and the broader threat it poses to liberal democratic values,” said AJC CEO David Harris, who has long been interested in Albanian affairs.
USC Is Taking Strong Action Against Antisemitism and Other Forms Of Hate
AJC Los Angeles, a letter to the editor, responds to a Los Angeles Times article on antisemitism at USC.
AJC Praises Facebook for Decision to Ban Holocaust Denial Posts
American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised Facebook’s decision to remove all Holocaust denial and distortion posts from the social media platform — and to prevent any such posts in the future under the company’s hate speech policy. “Facebook’s decision to ban Holocaust denial and distortion postings is profoundly significant,” said AJC CEO David Harris.
Europe Can’t Fight Jew-hatred Without A Working Definition Of Antisemitism
The IHRA Working Definition is an essential, effective tool in the fight against antisemitism.
AJC Urges Government, Civil Society to Act on QAnon Antisemitism
American Jewish Committee (AJC), in a new position paper on QAnon, is urging government and civil society to strongly respond to the group’s antisemitic pronouncements and conspiracy theories. “In a time of rising antisemitism and growing distrust and division in the United States, the QAnon worldview must be condemned in the strongest terms,” said Holly Huffnagle, AJC U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism, who wrote the AJC position paper
AJC Position Paper: QAnon
If we are serious about rebuilding trust and transparency in our government and our democracy, fighting antisemitism and hate, and preventing the spread of misinformation and lies, then we must insist there is no place for QAnon in America or for QAnon followers to gain a foothold beyond the societal fringe.
AJC Welcomes NAACP Decision to Remove Rodney Muhammad as Philadelphia Chapter Head
American Jewish Committee (AJC) Philadelphia welcomes the NAACP decision to remove Minister Rodney Muhammad as head of the organization’s Philadelphia branch, and replace the entire local leadership.
I Spoke To Nick Cannon About Antisemitism. This Is What I Learned.
I did not know who Nick Cannon was until he said horribly hurtful things about my people. I now know that he is a very big celebrity, and enormous numbers of people listen to and respect him — that unlike some people who say hurtful things, he is not someone who can simply be dismissed. More important, there was the possibility that something good could emerge from engaging with him — and it has.
The UN’s Increased Focus on Antisemitism: A Conversation with High Representative Miguel Moratinos – AJC Advocacy Anywhere
The UN’s historic report last year on antisemitism contained a number of recommendations to meet the rising global threat, including the appointment of a senior-level UN “focal point” on antisemitism. High Representative Moratinos discusses the many challenges of combating the world’s oldest hatred, and his plans to address them.
Nick Cannon Discusses Antisemitism, Black-Jewish Relations on AJC Advocacy Anywhere
Nick Cannon, in his first appearance on a Jewish program, AJC Advocacy Anywhere, said today he would be “the sacrificial lamb as a member of the entertainment community” to bring America’s Black and Jewish communities closer together.
A Conversation with Nick Cannon - AJC Advocacy Anywhere
Nick Cannon is an American comedian, rapper, producer, and television host who came under fire after making antisemitic comments on his podcast and YouTube show, Cannon's Class. Join us for Cannon’s first appearance on a Jewish program to hear about his commitment to learning from this experience and the importance of Black-Jewish relations.
Nick Cannon to Discuss Antisemitism on AJC Advocacy Anywhere Online Program
Nick Cannon will appear Monday on the popular American Jewish Committee online program, AJC Advocacy Anywhere, for a candid conversation about antisemitism, racism, and Black-Jewish relations. The online series has attracted more than three million viewers worldwide since its inception in March.
The Ongoing Fight Against Antisemitism in the UK: A Conversation with Lord John Mann – AJC Advocacy Anywhere
Join Lord John Mann, the United Kingdom Government’s Independent Adviser on Antisemitism, for a wide-ranging discussion on rising antisemitism in the UK and the government’s attempts to combat it.
Those Responsible For Modern Antisemitism Must Also Be Held Accountable
One of the most outrageous incidents emerged last week in America’s City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Rodney Muhammad, president of the NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People] Philadelphia chapter, posted to Facebook what clearly was a blatantly antisemitic image that he used to suggest Jews are trying to silence prominent blacks, who themselves have been criticized for their own antisemitic comments and posts.
Combating the Rise of Global Antisemitism: A Conversation with U.S. Special Envoy Elan Carr – AJC Advocacy Anywhere
Elan Carr, U.S. State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, and Holly Huffnagle, AJC’s U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism, have a wide-ranging discussion on the recent rise of antisemitism and the important role of the U.S government in this fight.
American Jewish Committee Appeals to NAACP to Jointly Fight Antisemitism
The Philadelphia Region of American Jewish Committee today published an open letter to the leadership of the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference regarding the antisemitic post of Rodney Muhammad, head of the group’s Philadelphia chapter.
Philadelphia Muslim-Jewish Circle of Friends Statement on Rodney Muhammad
The Philadelphia Muslim Jewish Circle of Friends, convened by American Jewish Committee (AJC), issued the following statement regarding an antisemitic Facebook posting by Rodney Muhammad, president of the NAACP’s Philadelphia Chapter.
Consistency and Consequences: UK Labour Party Antisemitism Whistleblowers
Consistency and consequences. This was my clarion call to American Jewish Committee (AJC) as I sat on a panel with U.S. State Department Special Envoy Elan Carr at the AJC Global Forum in Washington, D.C., in 2019.
10 Moments Athletes Stood Up to Antisemitism
Since March, we have had few athletic accomplishments to read about as professional sports closed down during the pandemic. As if that hasn’t been disheartening enough, in recent days, the sports news cycle was dominated by the antisemitic postings from Philadelphia Eagles star wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Yet sports still have the ability to inspire us and raise our spirits. As baseball, basketball, and hockey are posed to return, albeit in front of largely empty stadiums, here are ten sports stories to inspire you with tales of triumph over antisemitism.
Latinos, Jews United in Pursuit of Justice for AMIA
In Philadelphia, Jews and Latinos gathered as we do annually to commemorate the victims, though this year, due to the pandemic, the ceremony organized by the AJC Philadelphia Latino-Jewish Coalition was conducted virtually. We read the names of each victim, said prayers, and again called out for justice. To this day, not one perpetrator of the horrific attack has been convicted.
Graffiti Attacks Bolster Resolve to Assertively Attack Antisemitism
We look to our elected officials and law enforcement to not only express empathy with the Jewish community by condemning antisemitism, but to commit resources to take concrete actions to apprehend and bring to justice those responsible and to prevent future attacks.
AJC Applauds Spain’s Adoption of Antisemitism Working Definition
American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised Spain for adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.
We Must Define Antisemitism in Order to Fight It Effectively
Only by defining antisemitism, understanding how it manifests itself in society, confronting hate and bias crimes, and combating all forms of hatred can we uphold our values of democracy, pluralism and mutual respect toward the goal of ensuring the safety and dignity of our societies.
AJC, Lithuanian Jewish Community Urge Seimas Not to Honor Lithuanian Wartime Activist
“We are deeply troubled to learn that the Seimas will entertain a resolution which would dedicate 2021 the Year of Juozas Lukša-Daumantas, an active member of the World War II-era Lithuanian Activist Front,” wrote Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC Director of International Jewish Affairs, and Faina Kukliansky, Chairwoman, Lithuanian Jewish Community, in their letter to Seimas Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis.
Antisemitism and Conspiracy Theories in the Age of COVID-19
AJC Europe Director Simone Rodan-Benzaquen was interviewed on i24NEWS about the proliferation of conspiracy theories and the spike in antisemitic incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Honoring Heroes of the Holocaust: A dialogue with actors Jesse Eisenberg and Bella Ramsey, and director Jonathan Jakubowicz from the film Resistance - AJC Advocacy Anywhere
In this exclusive Remote ACCESS pre-Global Forum program, actors and the director of the film Resistance discuss the necessity of preserving Holocaust memory, why the actors are passionate about the film and its meaning, and how film can help fight global antisemitism.
Antisemitism Plagues the Right, But A More Pernicious Kind Lurks on the Left
AJC Los Angeles President Scott A. Edelman and Director Richard S. Hirschhaut respond to a Los Angeles Times oped on antisemitism.
Why Are School Boards OK’ing California’s Flawed Ethnic Studies Model?
Local school boards are inexplicably endorsing the draft California Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum that Gov. Newsom and the state board of education harshly criticized and vowed last summer to substantially revise.
COVID-19 and the Increase in Antisemitism
As if the dramatic dislocations and political, socioeconomic, and psychological repercussions - at a collective and individual level - caused by covid-19 were not enough, the months of isolation and obsessive connection with social media have witnessed an increase in conspiratorial voices.
Fighting Antisemitism while Protecting Free Speech on Campus - AJC Advocacy Anywhere
AJC Chief Legal Officer Marc Stern, and AJC U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism Holly Huffnagle, answer your pressing questions about freedom of speech and antisemitic voices on campus.
A Time of Fear Brings Out Sadly Familiar Antisemitic Tropes
Some seize on the fear surrounding the coronavirus pandemic to promote their hateful ideologies.
Dishonoring World War II Memory
As the world commemorates the Allied victory and recalls the war’s horrors, some are invoking the language of the Nazi era in response to COVID-19 restrictions. How appallingly inappropriate and insensitive!
Combating Antisemitism, Hate, and Misinformation Online - AJC Advocacy Anywhere
Conspiracy theories—many of them antisemitic— mingle online with inaccurate health guidance, fingerpointing, and blame, with no end in sight.
COVID-19, Conspiracy Theories and Antisemitism
It is a story that dates back centuries: A crisis occurs and conspiracy theories emerge to offer one-size-fits-all explanations. More often than not, Jews are implicated. So, too, has it been during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global Trends in Conspiracy Theories Linking Jews with Coronavirus
For centuries antisemites have blamed Jews for global pandemics, so it is no surprise that conspiracy theories are circulating linking Jews and Israel with the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Coronavirus, Conspiracy Theories, and the Current State of Global Antisemitism - AJC Advocacy Anywhere
Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, antisemitism was on the rise, both in Europe and in the United States. Now, the coronavirus has given new life to an especially nefarious canard, one that has played a central part in fueling antisemitism for centuries: conspiracy theories.
AJC Welcomes Decision to Remand Man for Plotting to Bomb Jewish Assisted-Living Home
American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised the U.S. Attorney’s Office for successfully appealing a judge’s decision to allow a man accused of plotting a violent attack on a Jewish assisted-living facility to stay at home until his trial.
Give Us Reliable Data. It’s The Most Effective Way To Fight Hate Crimes
One of the key challenges in fighting hate crimes is that they often go unreported because of a lack of knowledge regarding reportage and a mistrust of law enforcement and its willingness to take their claims seriously.
Antisemites Are Thriving Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic
Enterprising antisemites around the world have not let the coronavirus pandemic go to waste, using it as an opportunity to churn out conspiracy theories that also blame the Jews.
AJC Names Holly Huffnagle U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism
Holly Huffnagle has been appointed U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism at the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
AJC Welcomes New UK Labour Party Head Pledge to “Root Out” Antisemitism
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomed newly elected Labour Party head Keir Starrmer’s public apology to the British Jewish community for the failure to address rising antisemitism within the party’s ranks and in the United Kingdom.
Best Practices in Combating Antisemitism Online, on Campus, and on Both Sides of the Aisle - AJC Advocacy Anywhere
The fourth and final session of AJC Los Angeles’s Global Briefing Series on Antisemitism focuses on fighting antisemitism online, on campus, and in Congress.
Crises and Conspiracies
It is as predictable as day follows night. A crisis erupts — pandemic, financial, security — and the conspiracy theorists come out of the woodwork. Today, with the Coronavirus pandemic, is no different. It is equally foreseeable that, sooner or later, the Jews will be among those blamed. Isn’t the heart of antisemitism, past and present, the assignment to Jews of evil powers and demonic aims?
AJC Welcomes Appointment of Senior Romanian Official for Fighting Antisemitism
“Silviu Vexler is the perfect person for this position,” said Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC Director of International Jewish Affairs.
Europe’s Lessons for the Struggle Against Anti-Semitism
As a European engaged around the clock with American Jews, I feel a sense of responsibility and urgency to share our experience. With every exhausting debate over what constitutes anti-Semitism, with every refusal to take into consideration anti-Semitism from the other side of the political divide, with every glance at the overwhelming amount of anti-Semitic hate speech online, and every time I see certain politicians in the U.S. fail to find the courage to speak out clearly and unequivocally and come up with a clear plan to combat this cancer, I get more nervous.
AJC Berlin Statement on the Terror Attack in Hanau
AJC Berlin Acting Director Dr. Remko Leemhuis released the following statement after the terrorist attack in Hanau, Germany:
Remembering Ilan Halimi
The murder of four people in the Hyper Cacher kosher store in Paris in January 2015 served as a wake-up call to Europe and much of the world what French Jews had known for a long time: European antisemitism was back, and with a vengeance. This attack, coming on the heels of the Charlie Hebdo atrocity, could no longer be ignored. The vicious hatred that had been bubbling just under the surface in extreme corners of Europe’s migrant community—not to mention the far-right and far-left political fringes—had boiled over. But the warning signs had been present for at least a decade, since the kidnapping, torture, and murder of Ilan Halimi.
Antisemitism Is A Concern for All French People
The American Jewish Committee and the Foundation for Political Innovation have jointly designed and carried out the survey “Radiography of Anti-Semitism in France”, administered by IFOP.
Top 3 Takeaways from AJC’s Survey on Antisemitism in France
More than 70 years after the Holocaust, Jews across the European Union continue to be the target of discrimination, verbal, and violent physical attacks, including murder. AJC’s newly-released survey on antisemitism in France, carried out in partnership with the Foundation for Political Innovation (Fondapol), presents the views of French Jews and society as a whole on the prevalence and evolution of antisemitism in French society.
AJC Paris Survey: French Jews, Non-Jews Agree on Scope of Antisemitism
“Antisemitism has become a concern for French society as a whole,” said Anne-Sophie Sebban-Bécache, Director of AJC Paris. “It is not considered anymore as only the concern of Jews. We are not as alone as we could have felt in the past to fight this scourge.”
AJC Presents to Congress Plan to Combat Antisemitic Domestic Terrorism
We all need to send the message that antisemitism in any form is unacceptable, that there is no room in these United States for bigotry or prejudice,” said Isaacson in remarks before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism.
AJC Remarks to Congress on Anti-Semitic Domestic Terrorism and the Government’s Response
Jason Isaacson, AJC's Chief Policy and Political Affairs Officer, in remarks to Congress, presented five solid recommendations for responding to antisemitic domestic terrorism.
AJC’s #JewishandProud Campaign Trending; CEO David Harris Addresses New York Rally
The one-day #JewishandProud social media campaign, an American Jewish Committee (AJC) initiative, is trending. Thousands of individuals across the United States and in another 36 countries around the world have been posting to Twitter and Facebook their photos and comments about their Jewish identity and against antisemitism.
AJC #JewishandProud Day January 6 Responds to Antisemitism Spike
In the face of a veritable epidemic of antisemitism, American Jewish Committee (AJC) is encouraging Jews of all denominations to participate in #JewishandProud Day on Monday, January 6.
National Muslim-Jewish Coalition Outraged at Scourge of Antisemitic Attacks in New York Area
The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC) strongly condemns the stabbing attack during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, N.Y, that left five people injured.
How to Respond to the Anti-Semitic Attack in Monsey, N.Y.
In the wake of the horrific knife attack on Saturday during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, N.Y., and following a recent spate of other anti-Semitic assaults in New York City and elsewhere in the United States, we must ask and answer two key questions: “Why now?” and “What can be done to stop such incidents?”
AJC CEO Statement on Attack at Monsey Rabbi’s Home
We condemn in the strongest possible terms the antisemitic attack in a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.
Latino Jewish Leadership Council Statement on Monsey Attack
The Latino Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC) strongly denounces yesterday's horrific stabbing attack at a Rabbi's home in Monsey, NY during Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights. The group is appalled by the epidemic of antisemitic attacks in the New York region.
Trump’s Executive Order On Antisemitism Is Not Perfect, But It’s Still Good For The Jews
It is unfortunate that proposed legislation that enjoyed broad, bipartisan support fell victim to the hyperpartisan climate of Washington. Now enacted by a presidential executive order, and signed at a White House Hanukkah party in the presence of mostly Republican friends and supporters, what had been known as the Antisemitism Awareness Act will make an important but modest contribution to addressing the problem of antisemitism on the nation’s college campuses.
AJC Briefs FBI Officials on Rising Antisemitism in America
Senior American Jewish Committee (AJC) experts on antisemitism visited FBI headquarters to brief officials in the Bureau’s Civil Rights Unit on the findings of AJC’s groundbreaking survey of American Jews on their perceptions and experiences of antisemitism.
AJC Praises Cyprus for Adopting International Antisemitism Definition
"With Cyprus joining the growing list of European and other nations endorsing the IHRA working definition, the battle against rising antisemitism is strengthened,” said AJC CEO David Harris.
AJC Letter in Los Angeles Times
AJC Los Angeles Director responds to Los Angeles Times editorial on the President Trump's campus antisemitism executive order.
A Spotlight on Trump and Antisemitism
AJC CEO David Harris responds in a letter to the editor to New York Times editorial on President Trump's executive order on campus antisemitism.
AJC Welcomes President Trump’s Executive Order on Campus Antisemitism
“American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes President Trump’s Executive Order to strengthen efforts to combat antisemitism on college and university campuses. We trust that a careful application of this directive will enable university administrators to avoid running afoul of free speech protections as they seek to root out antisemitism on their campuses,” said AJC CEO David Harris.
AJC Deplores Horrific Attack at Jewish Store in Jersey City
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is horrified by the murders around a kosher market in Jersey City
Chicago Can Do More to Combat Hate Crimes
The last time the city of Chicago issued a report analyzing hate crimes was in 2005. Beginning this year, the appropriate agencies must collaborate on analyzing and producing annual reports on hate crimes in Chicago.
AJC Applauds National Assembly Adoption of Antisemitism Working Definition
American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised French National Assembly adoption today of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.
Why Are Seattle’s Leaders Silent About Antisemitism?
Seattle’s political and civic leadership acted in unison with appropriate and necessary horror when an African American City Council candidate’s campaign sign was defaced with racist graffiti days before Election Day. Ominously, though, that same reflex was absent when vile acts of antisemitism have occurred in our city. Two recent incidents are particularly telling.
Why are Seattle’s leaders Silent about Antisemitism?
Seattle’s political and civic leadership acted in unison with appropriate and necessary horror when an African American City Council candidate’s campaign sign was defaced with racist graffiti days before Election Day. Ominously, though, that same reflex was absent when vile acts of anti-Semitism have occurred in our city. Two recent incidents are particularly telling.
Amid FBI Report On Hate Crimes, AJC Launches Translate Hate, Innovative Tool to Expose Antisemitism
The American Jewish Committee (AJC), the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, today launched Translate Hate, an innovative digital resource aimed at enabling Americans of all backgrounds to expose antisemitic tropes and take action against hate speech.
AJC Praises Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis For Endorsing International Antisemitism Definition
American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO David Harris praised Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for endorsing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.
Is Denying Israel’s Right to Exist Antisemitic?
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign student government has adopted a resolution chastising Chancellor Robert Jones for “wrongfully categorizing anti-Zionism as antisemitism.” The resolution, introduced by supporters of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), rests on startling factual inaccuracies and is an insult to American Jews.
Governors, Mayors Join AJC in Mobilizing to Step Up Fight Against Antisemitism
Dozens of governors, mayors, and other elected officials across America joined the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in declaring yesterday a Day of Action Against Antisemitism.
How to Fight Antisemitism’s Resurgence in Europe
Antisemitism is sometimes compared to a virus. While we can’t eliminate it, we at least know how to keep it under control. But what if we’re wrong? What if, like a virus, antisemitism has developed a new strain, unresponsive to all the traditional treatments?
American Jews on Antisemitism in America: Insights from AJC’s Landmark Survey
Comprehensive analysis of the AJC 2019 Survey of American Jews on Antisemitism in America, written by Avi Mayer, AJC Managing Director of Global Communications.
AJC Op-Ed on Fox News: Antisemitism in the US is real – It's time to recognize this reality and take action
The AJC national poll on the topic of antisemitism confirms that confronting this continually evolving evil in American society requires urgent attention by American leadership and society in general.
AJC Op-Ed in Chicago Tribune: Jews increasingly see discrimination and danger in U.S. culture. The rest of America must listen.
When AJC undertook the largest and most comprehensive survey of American Jews ever on the topic of antisemitism in the United States, we discovered amazing agreement across Jews of different ages, political affiliations, and religious orientations.
Unprecedented AJC Survey of American Jews Reveals Deep Concern About Rising Antisemitism in U.S
The findings from the AJC survey—the largest and most comprehensive ever on the subject of antisemitism in America—are being released days before the first anniversary of the deadly attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, which claimed the lives of 11 Jewish worshipers on October 27, 2018.
AJC Op-Ed in USA Today: Tree of Life anniversary: American Jews see rising anti-Semitism in alarming new survey
This survey represents the largest and most comprehensive examination ever of American Jews’ experiences and perceptions of antisemitism. Its alarming findings should serve as a wakeup call—and a call to action. Please read the analysis by Avi Mayer, AJC Managing Director of Global Communications on USA Today.
UN Finally Confronts Antisemitism As A Human Rights Problem
When Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, released his 2019 annual report to the UN General Assembly, my organization, AJC, called it historic. It is the first UN human rights report wholly dedicated to antisemitism.
Four ways for all Americans to keep antisemitism from becoming the new normal
Antisemitism endangers not only Jews but the societies in which they live. Thankfully, this American society is not prepared to be passive in the face of antisemitism and other forms of hate.
AJC Calls on French National Assembly to Adopt Working Definition of Antisemitism
AJC Paris launched a social media campaign – “Words Against Ills” – comprised of videos and other materials that explain, with vivid examples, how prejudice against Jews and hatred of Israel are intertwined. The campaign aims to garner support for the working definition among the public and National Assembly members.
BDS is Antisemitic
Is the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel antisemitic? Not everybody seems to understand that when the world’s only Jewish state is singled out for de-legitimisation and worse, we are dealing with the latest mutation of the world’s perhaps oldest hatred.
AJC Welcomes Historic UN Report on Antisemitism
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is praising a new UN report on antisemitism prepared by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed. It is the first time in the history of the world body that a UN human rights expert’s report has dealt exclusively with antisemitism.
AJC Announces #ShowUpForShabbat on Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Anniversary
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is urging people of all faiths to join with Jews in synagogues for Shabbat services on October 25 and 26, to demonstrate solidarity on the first anniversary of the massacre at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh.
EU’s Grim Focus on Younger European Jews
The latest European Union report on antisemitism begins with a stark warning. “These findings make for grim reading,” writes Michael O’Flaherty, director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), in the foreword.
Donald Trump and the Polarization
These are hard times for those who reject the polarization of public discourse. Not only in the U.S.A., but also in Germany, there is practically no room left for nuance and differentiation.
Antisemitism at German Editors’ Desks
An erosion of the post-war consensus on antisemitism in the Federal Republic of Germany is well underway, and Der Spiegel, the leading weekly German news magazine, is not helping.
Antisemitism: France's experience must serve as a warning for Germany
Since antisemitism is symptomatic of a greater societal malaise, it should be made clear that antisemitism is not a "Jewish" problem, but a hatred that eats away at the foundations of our society. In this fight, nothing less than the future of an open, liberal, Europe is at stake.
Hezbollah Is a Terrorist Organization and a Threat to Europe
The deadly 2012 attack in Burgas, killing five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian Muslim bus driver, was a clear case that should have moved the EU to designate Hezbollah, in its entirety, a terrorist organization. To this day, it hasn’t happened.
AJC Welcomes New Argentina Database on Terror Groups, Freezing Hezbollah Assets
“Given the massive tragedy Hezbollah wrought on Argentina 25 years ago, adding the Iranian-sponsored terror organization to the new registry and freezing its assets is a positive step on the long and winding path to justice for the AMIA bombing victims and their families,” said Dina Siegel Vann, AJC Director of Latino and Latin American Affairs, who is in Buenos Aires for the 25th anniversary events.
AJC Addresses Justice Department Summit on Combating Antisemitism
Jason Isaacson, American Jewish Committee (AJC) Chief Policy and Political Affairs Officer, addressed the U.S. Department of Justice Summit on Combating Antisemitism.
AJC Welcomes Seattle Mayor Durkan Commitment to Fight Antisemitism
AJC Seattle Director Regina Friedland welcomed Mayor Jenny Durkan’s stated commitment to combat antisemitism in Seattle and to thoroughly investigate the vile threats against Ari Hoffman, a candidate for the City Council.
Jewish Insecurity
The facts that the targeted politician, Ari Hoffman, is an Orthodox Jew, that the threats are laced with blatantly antisemitic comments and that this is happening amid a rise in reported assaults on Jews across the United States is distressing.
AJC Urges Seattle to Act on Threats to Jewish Candidate
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is urging Seattle leaders to condemn antisemitic threats against Ari Hoffman, a candidate for city council, and initiate steps to identify and prosecute those responsible for these hate crimes.
Exploring and Combating White Supremacy
Once thought to be relics of a bygone era, white supremacist groups have re-emerged in America. How far-reaching is the ideology of white supremacy in the U.S. and what can be done about it? In a discussion presented by the Leonard Greenberg Forum for Domestic Policy Issues, experts from around the country discussed how best to confront this looming threat.
Launch of Congressional Black-Jewish Caucus Announced at AJC Global Forum
AJC has long advocated for promoting pluralism, the quintessential American value, and partnered with a broad range of ethnic and faith leaders to continuously strengthen our nation’s commitment to that ideal.
AJC Moral Courage Awards Honor Pittsburgh Synagogue Victim, First Responders
Recalling the horrific terrorist attack on the Tree of Life Or L’Simcha synagogue in Pittsburgh last October, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) today presented its Moral Courage Award to first responders and posthumously to Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz, one of the ten victims.
Assessing French Jewish Opinion
A new AJC survey of French Jews is both enlightening and disturbing. A majority of Jews in France have both personally experienced antisemitism in their own country and believe that their government is not effectively combating antisemitism.
AJC 2019 Sharon Greene Award for Campus Advocacy
At AJC Global Forum 2019, Bill and Susan Greene presented the AJC 2019 Sharon Greene Award for Campus Advocacy to Our SGA of New York University and Union des Étudiants Juifs de France.
Addressing the Rise of Global Antisemitism
At AJC Global Forum 2019, a panel discussion of government leaders discussed whether enough is being done to combat growing antisemitism.
AJC Passport Live: British MPs Joan Ryan and Ian Austin
In a live recording of AJC’s Passport podcast from AJC Global Forum 2019 in Washington, D.C., host Seffi Kogen interviewed two of the members of British Parliament, Joan Ryan and Ian Austin, who left the Labour party due to concerns over antisemitism.
Don't Choose Comfort Over Free Speech
Williams College has been ranked the country's top liberal arts college, but its sterling reputation was recently tarnished. The College Council, the campus student government, denied the Williams Initiative for Israel (WIFI) certification as a “registered student organization.”
AJC Welcomes Florida Governor’s Signing of Antisemitism Legislation
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes the Florida state bill on combating antisemitism in schools, passed unanimously by Florida’s House and Senate, and signed into law today by Governor Ron DeSantis.
AJC Deplores Polish Bishop’s Antisemitic Holy Thursday Sermon
AJC is calling on Catholic leadership in Poland to reprimand the Bishop of Tarnow for his Holy Thursday sermon that was filled with attacks on the Jewish people.
Enduring Hatred
Hate was not solely a Jewish concern in 1999, and it still isn’t today.
AJC Urges Stepped-Up Action Following Attack on San Diego Synagogue
American Jewish Committee (AJC), the leading global Jewish advocacy group, is calling for urgent action at all levels of government to intensify the fight against antisemitism.
AJC Convenes with UN Special Rapporteur Expert Consultation on Antisemitism in U.S.
AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI) has convened an expert consultation on the topic of antisemitism in the United States together with Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief.
How Black and Jewish Communities Are Trying to Recapture A Historic Relationship
Since Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 1968, black and Jewish communities find themselves at a crossroads: facing a common enemy yet struggling to unite around issues that affect each other’s survival.

AJC Central Europe Seeks Action on Antisemitic Newspaper in Polish Parliament
“The distribution of Tylko Polska nationally is astonishing. That it is readily available on Polish government property is outrageous,” said Agnieszka Markiewicz, Director of AJC Central Europe, based in Warsaw.
Prioritize Antisemitism
Redoubling efforts to identify concrete measures to effectively confront this menace and to begin to reduce the numbers of antisemitic incidents must be a joint and urgent US-Europe priority.
Tying Cohen to white supremacy is a reckless generalization
Antisemitism, like other forms of bigotry, flourishes where reckless generalizations about a people are treated as truths.
AJC Urges House to Adopt Resolution Defining Antisemitism
AJC is strongly urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to adopt a resolution that clearly defines and unequivocally condemns antisemitism in all its forms.
Why Challenging Rep. Omar Matters
We criticized Rep. Omar because we will always denounce antisemitism.
AJC Europe Condemns Antisemitic Outburst at Holocaust Conference
AJC Europe is outraged by the intervention of antisemitic protesters at an academic conference on the Holocaust.
Join the #jesuislà Initiative to Counter Online Abuse
It is to defend such civic-mindedness, that I created, together with Audrey Lebioda and Xavier Brandao, the Facebook group #jesuislà (#iamhere). We can no longer remain silent in the face expressions of hate, and urge others to join our ranks.
Antisemitism: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
After an 18-year increase in antisemitic hate crimes, it appears that some political leaders have come to the realization it is the symptom of a troubled country, of a deep-rooted democratic crisis. However, the fundamental question now facing us is what should be done?

AJC Welcomes French President Macron’s Endorsement of Antisemitism Definition
American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised French President Emmanuel Macron’s call tonight for France to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of antisemitism.
AJC Paris Urges Increased Government Actions on Antisemitism
AJC is urging France’s political leadership to re-examine the efficacy of current strategies to combat rising antisemitism in France. The call comes following the release of a government report showing a 74% spike in antisemitic incidents during 2018, compared to the previous year.
AJC Welcomes Appointment of Antisemitism Special Envoy
American Jewish Committee (AJC) hailed today’s announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Elan Carr has been appointed Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.
AJC Praises Czech Parliament’s Adoption of Antisemitism ‘Working Definition’
AJC applauded the House of Deputies of the Czech Parliament for adopting the international working definition of antisemitism.
AJC Praises Moldova Endorsement of Antisemitism ‘Working Definition’
“Moldova has taken a laudable step in recognizing clearly the resurgent cancer of antisemitism and mobilizing to effectively combat it,” said American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO David Harris.
Slovakia Reappoints AJC’s Andrew Baker to Key OSCE Post on Antisemitism
For the 11th consecutive year, Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC’s director of International Jewish Affairs, will serve as Personal Representative on Combating Antisemitism for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
AJC Outraged by Rep. Tlaib’s Tweet
AJC is outraged at the tweet posted by Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) claiming that U.S. senators who had introduced Israel-related legislation “forgot what country they represent.” That assertion, which completely avoids legitimate debate about the content of the bill itself, insinuates that a number of respected, long-serving senators are somehow more loyal to Israel than they are to the United States.
Choosing Between Denial and Reason
Denouncing antisemitic and antidemocratic rhetoric, wherever it comes from- targeting both Jews and the state, the police, and all national institutions— is I believe my and every person of good faith’s duty.
Actions of Governments in Europe Against Antisemitism Are Not Effective
The Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) survey leaves no illusions – antisemitism in today's Europe is a growing problem.
How To Fight Antisemitism’s Resurgence In Europe
Antisemitism is sometimes compared to a virus. While we can’t eliminate it, we at least know how to keep it under control. But what if we’re wrong? What if, like a virus, antisemitism has developed a new strain, unresponsive to all the traditional treatments?
Anti-Zionism Is A Form Of Antisemitism
Once again, Jewish life is under threat in Europe. Monday’s EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) survey showed that 85% of Jews consider antisemitism a serious problem.
Shattered Glass
That the FRA report was barely mentioned at all in the American media and got little coverage in Europe suggests that a certain numbness has set in, an unfortunate acceptance of antisemitic normalcy.
Why Anti-Zionism is Malign
AJC CEO David Harris responds to Michelle Goldberg column on antisemitism and anti-Zionism.
‘Anti-Zionism’ Threatens Europe’s Jews
‘Anti-Zionism isn’t the same as antisemitism,” we keep hearing. A new study suggests that for Jewish Europeans, the distinction is without a difference.
AJC Urges EU Nations to Act on Dismaying New Antisemitism Report
“The FRA conclusion that antisemitism has become ‘normalized’ across the EU is simply unacceptable,” said AJC CEO David Harris, who met with European officials In Brussels ahead of the report’s release, and who began alerting European leaders to the resurgent wave of antisemitism as early as 2001.
AJC Praises EU Council Declaration on Combating Antisemitism
American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised the Council of the European Union unanimous adoption today of a statement on combating antisemitism across Europe. It is the first time the Council’s 28-member states have passed a comprehensive measure aimed at mobilizing to counter antisemitism and to assure the safety of European Jews.
Why Jewish Women Should March
If you want to attend the 2019 Women’s March, you should. But make sure that the rank-and-file marchers next to you know: you are a progressive Jewish woman. You belong there. And you won’t be cowed.
AJC Condemns Antisemitic Attack on Hungarian Jewish Leader
AJC condemns the antisemitic attack directed at Andras Heisler, President of the Hungarian Jewish Federation (MAZSIHISZ), in the business magazine Figyelő.
How Many Wake-up Calls on Antisemitism Does Europe Need?
The new CNN survey of attitudes towards Jews in seven countries – Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, and Sweden – raises profound concerns. Jews are an infinitesimal percentage of Europe’s population, but continue to play an outsized role in the European imagination.
Vienna - Old and New
Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz invited David to speak at a high-level conference entitled, “Europe beyond Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism - securing Jewish life in Europe.” Just before Thanksgiving, we were on our way to Vienna.
AJC Mourns Passing of Romanian Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu
“Mihnea Constantinescu was a stalwart supporter of the State of Israel, a leader in the fight against antisemitism, and a true friend of the Jewish people. His untimely passing is a great loss for all of us,” said AJC CEO David Harris.
What happened…
In showing up for Shabbat in that Spanish shul, we were reminded most powerfully that that we are not alone. More than anything else, is what happened.
AJC Urges Intensified National Effort to Combat Hate Crimes
“The clarion call to confront head-on this menace to individuals, to communities, indeed to American society, must come from leadership at the highest levels of our government,” said AJC CEO David Harris.
After 80 Years, antisemitism Endures, But So Does Our Resolve to Confront It
During Shabbat, 80 years after Kristallnacht, the two of us stood with many others around the world and prayed together in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust and the Tree of Life synagogue.
The Massacre of Jews in Pittsburgh: A #ShowUpForShabbat Reflection
Now, as American Jews, we are confronting the reality that we dreaded and feared—it could happen here. We are mourning the loss of American Jewish innocence.
AJC #ShowUpForShabbat Initiative Gathers Widespread Support
“The rapid, continually growing response to #ShowUpForShabbat is heartwarming. It restores hope in the human capacity to unite in confronting antisemitism and attacks on houses of worship,” said AJC CEO David Harris.
How Do We Fight Antisemitism in 2018? Show Up for Shabbat, Stand with Jewish Neighbors
I can think of no better response to such a heinous violation of the sanctity of a synagogue than to encourage all American Jews to seek spiritual sanctuary in their sanctuaries, and to do so proudly and without fear.
After Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, We Need A Coalition Of Conscience
We knew antisemitism was out there. We knew it was growing. More and more people felt uninhibited in expressing their hatred and bigotry.
AJC Calls on Jews and Allies to #ShowUpForShabbat Following Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack
AJC is calling on Jewish communities across the country—along with elected officials, religious and civic leaders, and other communal allies—to flock to synagogues this coming Shabbat (Friday night and Saturday, November 2-3) in a nationwide campaign named #ShowUpForShabbat. The AJC initiative is being launched in response to the horrific attack at Tree of Life Or L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, which left 11 Jewish worshipers dead.
AJC Decries Murderous Assault on Pittsburgh Synagogue
AJC is totally appalled by the horrific shooting attack inside a Pittsburgh synagogue during Shabbat morning services today. At least eleven people were killed and six wounded in the assault at Tree of Life Or L’Simcha Congregation. The shooter was apprehended by law enforcement.
Acting Against Hate
The bipartisan, multiethnic, interfaith rejection of Nazi party member Arthur Jones’s bid for a seat in the U.S House of Representatives is an encouraging example of Americans coming together to actively combat hate.
When Hate Speech Gets a Pass
In a letter to the editor, AJC's Daniel Elbaum responds to an op-ed on campus criticism and boycotts of Israel.
AJC Welcomes Pope’s Remarks at Holocaust Commemorations in Lithuania
AJC welcomed the Pope’s compassionate words commemorating Lithuania Jewish Holocaust victims and strong remarks against contemporary antisemitism. The Pope spoke on the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Vilnius ghetto during a two-day visit to Lithuania, his first to the Baltic nation.
Antisemitism and the Rutgers Case
Assistant Secretary of Education Kenneth L. Marcus has taken action that you say “put the weight of the federal government” behind a definition of antisemitism. It is known as the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of Antisemitism, and 14 years ago, the American Jewish Committee played a role in drafting it.
AJC Applauds House Passage of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism Act
H.R. 1911, introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and a bipartisan group of other representatives, will elevate the envoy position to the rank of Ambassador, to report directly to the Secretary of State.
AJC Praises U.S. Education Department Use of Antisemitism Working Definition
AJC salutes the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights decision to employ the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism when examining questions of antisemitism on college campuses under Title VI.
Greater Washington Urban League and AJC Stand United Against Hate
The Greater Washington Urban League and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Washington Region call on civic, political and religious leaders to unequivocally reject the antisemitism and racism of the white nationalists who will gather for the “Unite the Right” rally in Lafayette Park on Sunday.
Validating Holocaust Denial
Is Holocaust denial becoming an accepted norm in American public discourse? Even with the passage of 73 years, one should expect a visceral reaction to anyone publicly denying the Holocaust and promoting antisemitism. Inadequate responses only encourage the haters.
Human Rights Officials at AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute Event Call for Greater UN Attention to Combating Antisemitism
AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI) convened a meeting of key UN human rights leaders and staff members together with experts on antisemitism from around the world.
AJC Convenes Polish Mayors’ Conference on Combating Antisemitism
Mayors of Polish cities, attending an AJC Central Europe and City of Warsaw conference on combating hate, have issued a joint statement urging implementation of a policy of “zero tolerance for prejudice, xenophobia and antisemitism.”
When Is It Okay to Evoke Hitler and the Nazis?
There are few observations that have proven more durable than Godwin’s Law. Created in 1990 by attorney Mike Godwin, it is quite simple:  The more heated a political argument becomes, the higher the likelihood that one side will mention Adolf Hitler.  Whoever mentions Hitler first, loses the argument.
Updated AJC Plan to Combat Antisemitism in Europe Urges Government Action
A detailed action plan for governments across Europe to combat antisemitism, first issued by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) three years ago, has been updated. The original AJC Call to Action came out of a groundbreaking daylong strategy conference, “A Defining Moment for Europe,” in May 2015, in Brussels.
A Recent Study Into Rising Antisemitism in Europe Ignores the Role of Muslim Migrants
In many cases the perpetrators appear to be Muslim. But do we know this for a fact, and if so what should be done about it? Does the recent surge in immigration from Muslim countries further endanger European Jews?
AJC Applauds Congressional Action Urging Secretary Pompeo to Appoint Antisemitism Envoy
AJC applauds the 120 members of Congress from both sides of the aisle who signed a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging his swift appointment of a new State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.
Missing Antisemitism Envoy
Indecision has consequences. Leaving vacant the key State Department position in the US effort to fight antisemitism globally has generated perceptions that inevitably question Washington’s commitment on this issue.
Religious Leaders Join AJC Appeal Urging Secretary Pompeo to Appoint Antisemitism Envoy
More than 1,100 religious leaders across the United States have joined with AJC in calling for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to appoint a new State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.
To Fight Antisemitism, First You Have to Define It
Thirteen years have passed since a comprehensive and updated definition of antisemitism was drafted and adopted by the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, or EUMC. Now, with proposed congressional legislation and various state and local initiatives, there are calls for employing a definition here.
5 Things You Need to Know About How Anti-Semitism is Affecting Chile’s Democracy
As the largest Palestinian community outside the Middle East advances an aggressive anti-Israel agenda bordering on anti-Semitism, Chile is facing constant attacks on its democracy and its heritage of inclusiveness.
AJC New York Praises Arrest in Brutal Antisemitic Attack
AJC praised the New York Police Department for the apprehension of an individual who brutally assaulted Menachem Moskowitz on April 21.
Official Police Statistics on Antisemitism Must Be Revamped
The official statistics on antisemitic incidents almost exclusively classify the multitude of antisemitic incidents (four a day!) as right-wing extremism.
AJC Commemorates Mireille Knoll, Murdered French Holocaust Survivor
Diplomats, Jewish leaders, representatives of New York ethnic and faith groups, and members of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) gathered at the global Jewish advocacy group’s headquarters this morning to memorialize Mireille Knoll, the 85-year-old Jewish grandmother and Holocaust survivor, who was savagely murdered in her Paris apartment.
France Must March For Mireille Knoll, Our Assassinated Grandmother
Mireille Knoll’s murder haunts me. It is a painful reminder (as if we needed one) of the face of antisemitism in France today, where a helpless and sick 85-year-old Holocaust survivor can be killed in her apartment for one reason only: because she is Jewish.
How Will Britain’s Labour Party Fix Its Antisemitism Problem?
Labour MP John Mann joins us to discuss the ongoing antisemitism scandal that has ensnared Jeremy Corbyn and Britain’s Labour Party.
Antisemitism in the U.S.
AJC responds to Jonathan Weisman’s assertion in a New York Times article that the American Jewish Committee has been “remarkably quiet” about antisemitism.
The Perversity of Intersectionality
The recent furor over the relationship between the Women’s March leadership and Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan is beginning to subside — but its full import has yet to be appreciated.
What Italy’s Election Results Mean for Italian Jews, Italian-Israeli Relations, and the EU
Antisemitism is hard to discern in the present xenophobic and anti-immigrant public mood, but Italian Jewry, basing its judgment on bitter past experience, remains wary of the voters’ dramatic switch.
AJC Praises Government, Jewish Community Effort to Combat antisemitism in Spain
AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, welcomed an educational initiative by Spain’s government and Jewish community to combat antisemitism.
Antisemitism in France: Zero Tolerance!
President Macron's words demonstrate a growing awareness of this scourge at the highest levels of government and a determination to take a stand. So why is it that despite such admirable statements I feel a disheartening and wearying déjà vu?
Italy Reappoints AJC’s Andrew Baker to Key OSCE Post on Antisemitism
For the tenth consecutive year, Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC’s director of International Jewish Affairs, will serve as Personal Representative on Combating Antisemitism for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
AJC Praises Lithuania Endorsement of Antisemitism ‘Working Definition’
AJC applauds Lithuania for adopting the working definition of antisemitism.
Jews and the Future of France
AJC Europe Director Simone Rodan-Benzaquen responds to an op-ed on Jews in France published in the New York Times.
AJC Central Europe Urges Poland Government to Counter Neo -Nazi Groups
AJC Central Europe has called on Poland's government to take concrete steps to monitor and counter the activities of Neo-Nazi groups.
Hyper Cacher - Three Years Later
It's been three years since an Islamist terrorist attacked Hyper Cacher, a kosher supermarket in Paris, murdering four Jews. In this episode, we examine how the French government, society, and Jewish community have responded since the attack.
3 Years Later: What’s Changed for French Jews?
Three years after the terror attacks against Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher, we checked in with the Paris-based Director of AJC Europe, Simone Rodan-Benzaquen, to get an update on the state of the French Jewish community.
Antisemitism Data
Experience hateful bigotry, say something. That should be the watchword for victims of antisemitism.
AJC Berlin Publishes Study on Antisemitism among Refugees
Antisemitism is widespread among Arab refugees in Germany, concluded a study commissioned by the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
AJC Central Europe Cosponsors Seminar on Antisemitism in Poland
AJC Central Europe, together with the University of Warsaw’s Center for Research on Prejudice, cosponsored a seminar on “Antisemitism in Poland: Diagnosis, Consequences, and Methods of Prevention.”
AJC Appalled by Russian Bishop’s “Ritual Murder” Claim
AJC is appalled by a Russian Orthodox Church bishop’s assertion in Moscow that Jews were responsible for the deaths of Czar Nicholas II and his family in 1918, a year after the Bolshevik Revolution.
Defining Antisemitism Is The First Step Towards Stopping It
On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing about antisemitism. At issue was whether the Department of Education should consult a comprehensive definition of antisemitism when addressing Jewish students’ complaints of harassment on college campuses, and whether Congress should instruct the Department of Ed to do so.
David Harris Blog: Larry David, Meet Mila Racine
When I first heard about Larry David’s attempted Holocaust humor on “Saturday Night Live,” I was appalled.
AJC CEO to Larry David: Meet Mila Racine
In a Huffington Post op-ed, AJC CEO David Harris criticized Larry David for his “vulgar banalization of the Holocaust” when opening the Saturday Night Live show over the weekend.
Soccer, Trains, Anne Frank, and Antisemitism in Europe
Over the past two weeks, the memory of Anne Frank, a global symbol of Jewish perseverance in the face of hate, was twice evoked in an unsettling fashion—first in Rome, then in Berlin.
AJC Briefs House Judiciary Committee on Campus Antisemitism
Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC Director of International Jewish Affairs, addressing the House Judiciary Committee today, called for expanding the use of the Working Definition of Antisemitism to American college and university campuses.
Confronting Antisemitism: Jews Need Trifocal Lenses
For close to two decades, we have been blowing the whistle on the rising tide of antisemitism. When asked the source, our answer has always been the same: Look in three directions – the far left, the far right, and the jihadists.
Charlottesville, Jews, and the American Future
What happened at the “Unite the Right” rally on August 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia, was both a battle in the longstanding war over Confederate memorials and, more broadly, the latest episode in the blood-soaked, centuries-old history of racism in America.
AJC CEO David Harris Message to President Donald J. Trump on the Aftermath of Charlottesville
CEO David Harris hopes that President Trump will make clear that our nation does not countenance the warped views of bigots, as was on display in Charlottesville.
AJC Study Reveals Danger of Salafism in Berlin Schools
An AJC survey of Berlin public school teachers reveals the growing infiltration of Salafism, and a corresponding increase in antisemitism in classrooms.
The Rebels Rise
The bloody confrontation in Charlottesville tragically showed again that hate groups are still very active and cannot simply be dismissed as marginal or insignificant elements in our society.
Latino and Jewish Leaders United Against Violence, Racism and Antisemitism
Members of the Latino Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC) strongly denounce the violence, hatred and antisemitism displayed by white supremacists, the KKK, and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12.
'Never forget' remains an apt slogan for democracy
In Holocaust education, we use the phrase “Never Forget.” While referring specifically to the six million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis, Never Forget has a broader meaning — never to allow the abandonment of democratic values, the loss of moral clarity.
How George Soros became a Jewish symbol
Today’s Hungarian Jewish Community, the largest in Central Europe, has come to embrace George Soros. Not Soros the man, but Soros the symbol.  
AJC Praises House Adoption of Bill to Combat European Antisemitism
AJC praised the U.S. House of Representatives for adopting unanimously the Combating European Antisemitism Act of 2017, and urged the U.S. Senate to move expeditiously to pass its version of the bill.
AJC Urges Secretary of State to Appoint Antisemitism Special Envoy
AJC is urging Secretary of State Tillerson to fill without further delay the position of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.
The surge in antisemitism? Here’s how to stop it
Almost daily accounts of vandalized cemeteries, spray-painted swastikas and bomb threats to JCCs and other Jewish agencies have alarmed Jews everywhere. Here are three suggestions for concrete action.
United front can stop wave of antisemitism
In recent months, the Jewish community and other minorities have been the subject of countless threats and hatred in the United States. Brian Siegal offers words of strength to the Jewish community during this troubling time.
Antisemitism’s a problem for all humans
Recent upsurges in antisemitic activity on American soil calls for our re-evaluation of the issue itself. Antisemitism is a problem not only for Jews, but rather for all Americans and human beings at large.
Confronting Antisemitism in America
In the midst of a recent wave of antisemitic hate crimes, Jews across the country are being forced to re-evaluate what it means to live safely as a Jewish person in America. What can be done to change this precarious reality?
AJC Condemns Attack on St. Louis Jewish Cemetery
AJC condemns the mass vandalism at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City. More than 100 headstones were reportedly damaged in the attack earlier today.
AJC Praises Arrest of Chicago Synagogue Attacker
AJC Chicago praised the Chicago police department for apprehending a suspect who vandalized the Loop Synagogue early Saturday morning.
AJC Deplores Attack on Chicago Synagogue
AJC Chicago condemns an attack on the Loop Synagogue, which authorities have labeled a hate crime.
AJC Presents to European Parliament Action Plan to Fight Antisemitism
A senior American Jewish Committee (AJC) official urged European lawmakers today to move immediately to develop an action plan to confront the rising tide of antisemitism in their countries – and change the reality of Jews living in fear in Europe.
AJC Antisemitism Expert Addresses White House Conference on Violent Extremism
Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC Director of International Jewish Affairs, told the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism today that Jews in Europe are living in fear and criticized the hesitancy of many European leaders to identify publicly the roots of rising antisemitism and the perpetrators of the violence that has struck fatally Jews and the general population.
Danish Consul General Addresses AJC "Solidarity with Denmark" Event
Ambassador Jarl Frijs-Madsen, Consul General of Denmark in New York, addressed a special ceremony at AJC headquarters today to commemorate the victims of the twin terror attacks in Copenhagen.
AJC Appalled by ISIS Execution of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians
AJC is appalled by the ISIS execution of 21Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, the latest act of brutality from a terrorist organization that has already claimed thousands of victims across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in Europe.
AJC Deplores Fatal Attacks in Denmark
AJC Executive Director David Harris called yesterday's attacks in Copenhagen, including against a synagogue, “deplorable and despicable acts of terror” that are another “wake-up call to European leaders of the urgent threats to democratic societies and the values they embody.”
AJC Statement on Chapel Hill Murders
AJC is shocked by the brutal murders of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
AJC Rejects Claims that Berlin Antisemitism is Exaggerated
AJC Berlin is disputing a new study by the Technical University’s Center for Research on Antisemitism (ZfA) that charges Jewish and civil society organizations with exaggerating and exploiting antisemitic incidents in Berlin for their own gain.
AJC Welcomes French President Hollande's Renewed Call to Combat Antisemitism
AJC welcomed French President François Hollande's renewed call for a government action plan to combat antisemitism in France.
White House Chief of Staff, French Ambassador Address AJC Solidarity Gathering for French Jews
More than 700 people gathered at Congregation Adas Israel for an AJC program of solidarity with France’s Jewish community and memorial for the 17 French men and women murdered by Islamist terrorists in Paris last week.
Senior French, U.S. Officials Address AJC Memorial Ceremony for French Terror Victims
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, French Ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre, and Consul General of France in New York Bertrand Lortholary addressed a crowd of more than 150 people gathered at AJC today to remember the 17 victims of the recent Islamist terror attacks in Paris.
AJC Criticizes Self-Censorship of Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
AJC criticized the decision by key media outlets in Great Britain and the United States—such as the London Daily Telegraph, the New York Times, CNN, and NBC—to omit or blur the Charlie Hebdo cartoon images that, according to confirmed reports, motivated the reprehensible attack on the paper’s offices that killed twelve people.
AJC: EU Parliament Steps Backward on Tackling Antisemitism
AJC is deeply disappointed with the European Parliament's failure to establish a task force to fight the rise of antisemitism across Europe.
AJC: Firmer Action on Antisemitism Needed after Assault on French Jewish Couple
AJC is horrified by the brutal assault on a Jewish couple, an act of violence that French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has labeled antisemitism.
AJC: Surveys on Antisemitism Expose Challenges for France
Three distinct groups in France are noticeably more anti-Jewish than the overall population, according to two new public opinion surveys on French antisemitism.
AJC Welcomes Decision on Pine Bush School District Antisemitism
AJC welcomed a federal judge’s ruling against the Pine Bush school district, which sought to dismiss a lawsuit by the parents of several children victimized by antisemitic bullying.
AJC Praises NYPD for Arrest in Assault of Brooklyn Jewish Leader
AJC praised the New York Police Department for apprehending the suspect, Shawn Schraeder, in the brutal beating of Leonard Petlakh, executive director of the Kings Bay Y in Brooklyn, New York.
AJC Executive Director Briefs Congress on Global Antisemitism
AJC Executive Director David Harris briefed this morning a dozen key members of the U.S. House of Representatives on the surge in antisemitism across Europe.
AJC Urges Bolivia to Ensure Safety of Jewish Community
AJC called on Bolivian President Evo Morales to urgently take concrete measures to counter the rise in antisemitism, some of it violent, in the South American country.
AJC: Antisemitism in France on Rise
AJC France warned today that the dramatic rise in antisemitic incidents this year demands urgent attention and action.
AJC: Spanish Writer Antonio Gala’s Dangerous Antisemitic Op-ed
AJC is appalled by the antisemitic, threatening op-ed that renowned Spanish writer Antonio Gala wrote in El Mundo.
AJC Welcomes Joint French, German, Italian Statement on Antisemitism
AJC welcomed today’s powerful statement on European antisemitism by the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Italy.
AJC Calls on EU Ministers to Convene Special Meeting on Antisemitism
AJC calls on the European Union to convene an extraordinary meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers to address the wave of violence against Jews across Europe.
AJC Condemns Vicious Antisemitic Attack in Paris
During a large pro-Palestinian demonstration in Paris yesterday, a mob of 150 to 200 people tried to force their way into a synagogue in the center of Paris.
AJC Praises French Prime Minister’s Denunciation of Antisemitism
AJC praised French Prime Minister Manuel Valls today for his forthright denunciation of a pro-Palestinian rally in Paris—conducted in defiance of a government ban—that turned violent and antisemitic.
Stephan Kramer to Head New AJC Initiative on Antisemitism in Europe
AJC announced today that Stephan Kramer will be appointed to a newly-created position -- Director, European Office on Antisemitism.
AJC Praises Arrest in Brussels Terrorist Attack
AJC praised French authorities for apprehending, in Marseille, a suspect in the fatal terror attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.
AJC Remembers Victims, Survivors on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
AJC Executive Director will attend, as a member of the U.S. presidential delegation led by Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew, the commemoration event at Auschwitz, marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazi concentration camp’s liberation.
The State of Antisemitism in America 2020: AJC's Survey of the General Public
AJC’s 2020 Survey of the General Public on Antisemitism, conducted by the research company SSRS, is based on telephone interviews carried out September 15 – September 20, with a national sample of 1,010 people over age 18. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.7%.
Translate Hate
What does it mean to #TranslateHate? It means fighting antisemitism by understanding it better—where it hides, why it exists, and how it’s a threat to us all. Together, we can stop rising antisemitism.
AJC Survey of American Jews on Antisemitism in America
Full results from AJC’s 2019 Survey of American Jews on Antisemitism in America. This survey makes clear that American Jews view antisemitism as a significant problem in America—and one that is getting worse.
The State of Antisemitism in America 2020: Comparing American Jews and the General Public
View a comparison of the State of Antisemitism in America 2020: Survey of American Jews and The State of Antisemitism in America 2020: Survey of the General Public.
The State of Antisemitism in America 2020: AJC's Survey of American Jews
The State of Antisemitism in America 2020: Survey of American Jews, conducted by the research company SSRS, is based on telephone interviews carried out September 9 - October 4, with a national sample of 1,334 Jews over age 18. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.2%.
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