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.

The Israeli student who was attacked at the Paris metro
Teen suspect in assault of Hebrew-speaking Israeli on Paris subway arrested

The teen has admitted to assaulting the Israeli student, but denied that he had antisemitic motivations.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
13/12/2019
How the UK Labour Party became a hotbed of antisemitism

Corbyn was an obscure Labour backbencher whose focus was on foreign policy and, in the run-up to the 2015 party primaries, was thought not to have met the 15 percent threshold.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
13/12/2019
Corbyn's loss is Jews and Israel's gain – analysis

For the vast majority in Britain, this election had to do with Brexit. That was the main issue of the campaign, that is what this election was all about.

13/12/2019
WATCH: Residents blame Jews for Jersey City attack as it was happening

The shooting attack that killed four people on Tuesday in Jersey City is being viewed as an antisemitic hate crime.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
13/12/2019
British Affairs: Brexit, antisemitism and Britain

British Jewish voters head to polls in fateful UK election

12/12/2019
Israeli-American Council: It's all about the future generation

IAC says it’s giving the Israeli diaspora community a bipartisan voice

Will UK aliyah increase if Jeremy Corbyn comes to power?

A recent poll found that “two in five British Jews have considered leaving the UK over antisemitism."

Police secure the area after reports that a gunman fired shots in New Jersey
Fund established for victims of antisemitic Jersey City shooting

The JCVE founders proclaimed on its website, "we, the global community of good people everywhere, will not stand silent as the blood of our people flows along the Hudson River!"

12/12/2019
Townhall, Trieste, Italy.
Thousands march for Italian lawmaker, Holocaust survivor, targeted with threats

Some of Liliana Segre’s escorts in the march on Tuesday evening carried a large banner reading “Hatred has no future,” The Associated Press reported.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
12/12/2019
Police warn of fake GoFundMe for officer killed in Jersey City

“Warning – We have been alerted that there are numerous GoFundMe pages set up for Det. Joseph Seals most, if not all, are fake,” New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association said on Tuesday.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
12/12/2019
Jersey City shooting victims remembered as generous, helpful, courageous

On December 10, two gunmen opened fire in the JC Kosher Supermarket and murdered store owner Leah Minda Ferencz, as well as Moshe Deutsch, Douglas Rodreiguz and police officer Joe Seals.

By BEN SALES/JTA , LAURA E. ADKINS/JTA
12/12/2019
Trump at Hanukkah reception: I will always celebrate the Jewish people

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to fight antisemitism on US campuses at the White House Hanukkah reception.

Funeral information for Jersey City shooting victims released

On Tuesday, two gunmen drove into the small ultra-Orthodox community and opened fire at a kosher grocery store, killing Leah Ferencz and Moshe Deutsch.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , TZVI JOFFRE
12/12/2019
Jersey City police work at the scene the day after an hours-long gun battle at a kosher supermarket
One of the Jersey City shooters was a Black Hebrew Israelite

One of the dead suspects in a shootout at a kosher market in Jersey City is David Anderson, who reportedly was once a member of the Black Hebrew Israelites. Here are some things to know.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
11/12/2019
Rabbi Abraham Cooper
German UN ambassador makes list of worst antisemitic incidents

EXCLUSIVE: Christoph Heusgen compared Israel to terrorist entity Hamas.

Have some American Jews replaced Judaism with liberalism?
Why left-wing Jews rejected Trump's executive order - analysis

Many left-wing and liberal Jewish activists, commentators and organizations denounced the executive order for effectively defining Jews as a “race of nation.”

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn gestures as he arrives to attend a general el
Hamas denies supporting Jeremy Corbyn in UK general election

According to TPS, one of the largest support organizations for Corbyn – the “We support Jeremy Corbyn” Facebook page – is operated by Hamas supporters in the Gaza Strip and Britain.

The Kazerne Dossin Holocaust memorial museum in Belgium.
BDS activist to be honored as ‘peace envoy’ at Belgian Holocaust memorial

Brigitte Herremans will receive the “ambassador for peace” prize from Belgian Catholic NGO Pax Christi Vlaanderen (Flanders).

Jewish students allegedly assaulted at Labour Rally in Bristol

The students claimed that antisemitic slurs were hurled at them by several Corbyn supporters, and attempts were made to take their placards.

Soldiers of the German army Bundeswehr take part in an exercise during a media day in Germany
German Army to employ rabbis for the first time in a century

"Today at the Cabinet meeting, we sent an important signal to our Jewish soldiers," Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wrote on Twitter.

US President Donald Trump speaks at the Israeli-American Council 2019 Summit.
Trump antisemitism executive order sets up First Amendment battle

While Trump’s order has been in the works for months, its emergence coincides with two Hanukkah receptions at the White House on Wednesday, which gather Republican supporters of his Israel policy.

By MICHAEL WILNER/TNS
11/12/2019
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (left) in 2013 while running for elections.
Jersey City’s Jewish mayor dedicated life to public service after 9/11

A grandchild of Holocaust survivors, Fulop grew up working in his father's deli after school. After 9/11, he quit his job at Goldman Sachs to serve in the Marines.

The scene near the site of a shootout between two gunmen and police at a kosher supermarket in Jerse
Jersey City kosher market shooting rattles tight-knit Orthodox community

It was an ordeal that disturbed the heart of a small Orthodox Jewish community of nearly 100 families, most of whom moved from the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn over the past few years.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA , GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
11/12/2019
Rabbi films threats against him at Long Island Costco
Rabbi films threats against him at Long Island Costco

The man — identified as Justin Pichizaca, 20, of Queens — twice made a move toward Fri to hit him and said “Record all you want because a Nazi is going to f***ing kill you.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
11/12/2019
Poor woman [illustrative]
2 Jewish groups say new food stamp rules will ‘devastate’ the needy

“The new SNAP rules announced yesterday by the Federal government will devastate low-income New Yorkers by denying them critical food benefits they rely on to feed their families."

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
11/12/2019
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Sunrise, Florida, U.S., November 26, 2019
Trump signs executive order to fight antisemitism on US campuses

Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Police tape.
NJ shooting witness: We heard shooting like we've never heard before

"A lot of shots were fired," he stressed. "And then we started seeing swat teams, and crazy armored vehicles and officers showing up and knew it was serious."

Poland's President Andrzej Duda delivers a speech before the official start of a march marking the 1
Poland’s toxic property restitution debate fueling antisemitism - analysis

Recent efforts to advance the cause of restitution for Jewish property confiscated In the late 1940s and early 1950s have heightened tensions over the issue.

A picture of the scene the day after gun battle with two men around kosher market in Jersey City
Jersey City shooting was 'an act of terror' says Bill de Blasio

On Tuesday, two gunmen drove into the small ultra-Orthodox community and opened fire at a kosher grocery store, killing Leah Minda Ferencz and Moshe Deutsch.

12/12/2019
Senior UK rabbi ‘duped’ into signing letter backing Jeremy Corbyn

Rabbi Ephraim Padwa’s family say letter seemed ‘very suspicious’ and cast doubt the leader wrote it.

US envoy urges Germany: Don’t fund Iranian terrorism

"We will continue to explain to our partners that we should work together to end Iranian support for terrorism," US ambassador Richard Grenell said.

The Israeli student who was attacked at the Paris metro
Israeli student attacked at Paris metro for speaking Hebrew

A passerby called an ambulance that transferred him to the hospital, while the two assailant individuals fled the scene.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/12/2019
Germany's Deutsche Welle stokes antisemitism, says CAMERA

The media outlet used term "Israel lobbyists" to describe its critics.

Giuseppe Alberti, Alleged martyrdom of Simonino da Trento, 1677, oil on canvas, Trento, Castello del
Italian Catholic museum opens exhibit on 'fake news' Jewish blood libel

In 1475, a two-year-old boy, Simonino, disappeared in the Italian city of Trento, marking the beginning of one of the most infamous cases of blood libel against Jews in history.

PM Trudeau says UN vote not a shift in “steadfast” Israel support

"Our enduring friendship with Israel remains. We will continue to stand strongly against the singling out of Israel at the UN," Trudeau said at a menorah lighting ceremony at Parliament.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/12/2019
A Nazi's salute at a neo-Nazi rally in Kansas City, Missouri.
30 West Virginia correctional academy trainees suspended over Nazi salute

Two correctional academy trainers and a cadet from the class shown in the picture were fired, The Washington Post reported.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
10/12/2019
Thousands rally in London’s Parliament Square against antisemitism

No speaker directly mentioned Corbyn or his party, which has been accused of institutional antisemitism. Corbyn has been dogged by criticism over antisemitism in Labour since his election as leader.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
10/12/2019
The American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee (JDC) distributes matza to elderly jews in Ukraine.
Joint Distribution Committee chooses new president after first election

The 105-year-old organization provides aid and services to Jewish populations in need across the globe, and took an active role aiding Holocaust survivors, Soviet Jewry, and Ethiopian Jews.

By BEN SALES/JTA
10/12/2019
Actor and comedian Adam Sandler
‘Uncut Gems’ is Adam Sandler’s Oscar moment

“Uncut Gems” is the sixth film by Josh and Benny Safdie, a pair of thirtysomething Jewish brothers who have earned serious acclaim for their gritty indie works that probe the New York City underworld

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
10/12/2019
U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question as he speaks to reporters
Jewish groups decry weak response to Trump Jewish wealth insinuations

“You have people that are Jewish people that are great people, they don’t love Israel enough,” Trump said Saturday.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
10/12/2019
Long Island anti-hate task force to be established after Holocaust center defaced twice

Swastikas and the word “n***r” were among some of the racist graffiti found at the center in the last two weeks.

President of the World Jewish Congress Ronald Lauder
Ron Lauder to establish antisemitism watchdog providing $25 million

Called the Antisemitism Accountability Project, or A.S.A.P., the project's mission, as described by WJC president, is targeting politicians at any level who engage in antisemitic discourse.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/12/2019
Jewish journalist’s nose possibly ‘doctored’ on Swedish ID card

“As a Jew in Europe you get used to much of this stuff happening that you brush a lot of it aside because... you know the cost of complaining,” Annika Hernroth-Rothstein said.

martin schulz
Young Social Democrats want Germany to stop its anti-Israel votes at UN

Jusos urged Germany to "dissociate from the initiatives and alliances of antisemitic member states in the bodies and specialized agencies of the United Nations.

Labour MP defends Jeremy Corbyn against antisemitism allegations

Barry Garinder said it was "important" that there be "clarity" with regards to the Labour Party's history with antisemtism.

Royal Saudi Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani is seen in an undated military identi
Florida naval station shooter called U.S. ‘evil’ for supporting Israel

A Twitter account bearing the shooter's name tweeted shortly before the shooting calling the US "evil" for supporting Israel.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
09/12/2019
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts at a launch event for the Labour party
Influential Corbyn-supporting Facebook page run by Hamas

The "We Support Jeremy Corbyn" Facebook page, which has 72,000 members, was run from the Gaza strip from 2017 until recently.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
09/12/2019
Bowling Green’s mystery missing menorah found 22 years later

In 1997, ‘Charging Bull’ sculptor Arturo Di Modica created the menorah and it was used that year for Hanukkah.

Solidarity and anger expressed at ‘Together Against Antisemitism’ rally

“If Corbyn gets beaten, who will be blamed? The Jews,” Simon Cobbs of Sussex Friends of Israel told The Jerusalem Post.

Labour Party a 'refuge for antisemites,' according to JLM document

"The party has systematically ignored or downplayed the scale of the challenge it faces," says Jewish Labour Movement.

Lebanese man who gave Nazi items to Israel: Antisemitism out in the open

Abdallah Chatila, who bought €600,000 worth of Nazi-era items to stop them falling into the hands of neo-Nazis and Nazi sympathizers who would use them to glorify Hitler and his genocidal regime.

Shalva band performs at the Israeli-American Council annual event beside US President Donald Trump.
Shalva band makes American debut at Israeli-American Council event

US President Donald Trump stood on stage for the whole performance. At the end, a member of the band embraced the president. Another told the president, "I love you so much."

10/12/2019
New comic depicts a serial killer targeting Jews in Nazi Paris

The Butcher of Paris is a true story of someone even the Nazis found bad, and a warning about the dangers of silence as antisemitism becomes more common worldwide.

08/12/2019
The little-known story of Mauritius and its Jewish refugees

However, there’s a forgotten piece of that story, one that even few local Mauritians, people who live on the very island in which the story took place, know.

08/12/2019
Anti-Brexit march attended by Labour Party supporters, 2019.
Labour supporters call out Corbyn's comments for antisemitism

"The Jews are always coming up with this stuff."

08/12/2019
Jeremy Corbyn with Rabbi Pinter, former Labour Labour councillor
How Britain’s huge upcoming election affects Jews

These elections are particularly crucial to Jews.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
07/12/2019
A memorial candle
Nine inspiring Jews who died in 2019

This year, there were victims of violence and old age, survivors who made it through the Holocaust to tell their fateful stories, and others who revolutionized their fields.

By JTA STAFF
07/12/2019
New synagogue inaugurated in Tucuman, Argentina

Among the featured guests were the Israel's Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, Israeli ambassador Galit Ronen and the director of DAIA (Argentina´s Jewish political umbrella) Jorge Knoblovitz.

By MICHELLE MENDELUK
07/12/2019
Belgian teacher shares Facebook video of imam’s sermon about jihad on Jews

“Those who cooperate, work, conspire with the Jews, Allah, take them without delay. Shake their bases and topple their buildings, Allah."

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
08/12/2019
Nick Fuentes answers question during an interview with Agence France-Presse in Boston, May 9, 2016.
Meet the movement that wants conservatives to be racist and antisemitic

“The reason I wouldn’t call myself a white nationalist — it’s not because I don’t see the necessity for white people to have a homeland and for white people to have a country.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
08/12/2019
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at a Conference in Washington
Pressure on US Education Dept. to stop funding anti-Israel programs

88 groups signed a letter calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to prevent taxpayers money from supporting Middle East studies programs that support academic boycotts of Israel.

An original yellow star (not on general display) is seen at the artifacts department
German activists apologize for using Holocaust victims’ ashes in protest

The art-activist collective placed a large container of soil samples containing human remains near the German parliament.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
06/12/2019
A sign stands at the edge of the campus of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S., Novembe
Tufts University to remove Sackler name from buildings and programs

Family has come under fire for their central role in American opioid crisis

08/12/2019
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn poses for photos with supporters during a gen
I'm Jewish and troubled by Corbyn, but I'm still voting Labour

Labour's antisemitism problem is of concern, but so is a Britain outside of the European Union.

By NINA CAPLAN / JTA
06/12/2019
DETAILS ON a Jewish grave in Poland
France to open anti-hate crimes office following Jewish graveyard vandalism

"Those who attack them, even their graves, are not worthy of the idea we have of France."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/12/2019
Ultra-Orthodox Jews
Images of London rabbi's attackers revealed, police seek help

There is also a witness police are trying to find, as her testimony will greatly aid their investigation.

06/12/2019
Canadian Supreme Court rejects citizenship appeal of ex-Nazi

The government is "determined to deny safe haven in Canada to war criminals and persons believed to have committed or been complicit in war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide."

By REUTERS
05/12/2019
The site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Angela Merkel to give Auschwitz 60 million euros during first visit

More than 3 million of Poland's 3.2 million Jews were killed by the Nazis, accounting for about half of the Jews killed in the Holocaust.

By REUTERS
05/12/2019
Court rules sperm of Claude Lanzmann's late son cannot father child

Dominique Petithory Lanzmann had sought to have her son’s sperm transferred to a fertility clinic in Israel in order to fulfill his final wish to have a child.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
05/12/2019
100 descendants of the Chelm death march survivors visited several sites in Poland while retracing t
Descendants of Chelm death march retrace steps

Deportations of Jews from Polish town to Hrubieszów began on December 1, 1939.

Department of Communications and Public Affairs, Yeshiva University
YU alumni turn to students to manage new $10m. investment fund

The fund will be run professionally by experienced venture capitalists but administered by students of Yeshiva University's Sy Syms School of Business Honors program.

05/12/2019
Actress Tiffany Haddish celebrates her Judaism in lavish ‘Black Mitzvah’

The daughter of an Eritrean Jew, Haddish found out relatively late in life that she was Jewish but has embraced these Jewish roots in recent years.

Vans with slogans aimed at Britain's Labour Party are driven around Parliament Square ahead of a deb
Watchdog: Corbyn made Labour 'welcoming refuge for antisemites'

A submission by the Jewish Labour Movement to an official investigation into institutional antisemitism within Labour has called the state of the party "dangerous."

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
05/12/2019
Bristol University from Cabot Tower
University of Bristol adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

Jewish student groups: adoption of definition is an important first step in helping the university tackle anti-Jewish racism

Israel and Great Britian.
One in five Britons like Israel, more support Palestinians

However, 46% said they would not support a boycott of Israeli products, while a similar number said that hating Israel is antisemitism.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
05/12/2019
Jason Brown (USA) performs in the men’s free skate program during the Skate America competition
Holocaust-themed figure skating costume: The latest scandal of the sport

The recent controversy over a Holocaust costume is just the latest example where governing officials and skaters fail to understand history

By STACY MINTZER HERLIHY/JTA
05/12/2019
A school bus used for transporting New York City public school students is seen driving down 135th a
3 teens throw rock at bus filled with Jewish primary school students in NY

Brooklyn, notably in Crown Heights, has seen a rash of attacks against identifiable Jews in recent months.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
05/12/2019
Jeremy Corbyn with Rabbi Pinter, former Labour Labour councillor
British newspaper publishes op-ed calling settlements ‘the trouble with Jews’

Zizek himself made a statement in his article in The Independent published Tuesday that is being attacked as anti-Semitic.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
05/12/2019
Arizona State University, Tempe Main Campus
Arizona student body passes resolution to support Jewish students

Opponents of the resolution said it conflated anti-Semitism with criticism of Israel.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
05/12/2019
Leave the Holocaust out of your self-promotion, political agenda

The resolutions have been postponed over what the student government said were errors in the documents.

By JONATHAN GREENBLATT/JTA
05/12/2019
The site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau
‘Artsy’ Auschwitz-Birkenau accessories for sale on Pixels.com

The site itself does not create the art, and doesn’t claim responsibility for the images printed on their clothes and accessories.

By IDAN ZONSHINE
04/12/2019
Exhibit highlights Jewish children saved in Poland during the Holocaust

Elzbieta Ficowska is one of 15 Jewish child survivors being featured in the ‘My Jewish Parents, My Polish Parents’

Tombstones at Jewish Cemetery of Westhoffen near Strasbourg were desecrated with swastikas this week
Strasbourg residents 'disgusted' as nearby Jewish cemetery desecrated

More than 100 tombstones were desecrated with antisemitic text and swastikas at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.

04/12/2019
POLISH PRESIDENT Lech Kaczynski (right) and Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley in 2006 at Chicago’s stat
Book review: Juggling identities

Dominic Pacyga’s work is an invaluable history of Chicago Polonia

By MARY WISNIEWSKI
04/12/2019
Student takes down Israeli flag at Ohio college, throws it in trash

Columbus State Community College in Ohio confirmed the incident on Twitter and said that "an investigation is underway."

04/12/2019
Police not investigating attack on Jewish children in London as hate crime

The attack occurred last month on a bus in Stamford Hill, London.

04/12/2019
Rabbi Daniel Greer
Connecticut rabbi, 79, sentenced to 20 years in jail for sexually assault

Rabbi Daniel Greer, 79, the founding rabbi of the Yeshiva of New Haven, was sentenced on Monday. He is appealing the verdict.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/12/2019
Activist Linda Sarsour speaks while people participate a protest called March for Racial Justice in
Linda Sarsour clarifies controversial Israel comments

Speaking Friday at the annual conference of American Muslims for Palestine in Chicago, Sarsour had criticized progressive Zionists.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
04/12/2019
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