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Miles Davis, Linfield University's president, denies saying anything antisemitic.

University head accused of antisemitism was subjected to racism - NAACP

Davis invited the NAACP to investigate whether he was subject to racist treatment after he was accused both of antisemitism as well as sexual assault.

By BEN SALES/JTA
01/05/2021
People gather to ask for justice for late Sarah Halimi on Trocadero plaza in front of the Eiffel Tow

Paris to name a street for Sarah Halimi

The street will be in the 4th District, also known as the Marais, which before the Holocaust was the heart of Jewish life in Paris

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
01/05/2021

At least 6 Americans, including 3 teens, among victims in Meron disaster

Yosef Amram Tauber, 19, of Monsey, was a student at the Brisk yeshiva. A relative said that he left for Israel to attend the yeshiva “for the first time last week.”

By STEWART AIN/JTA
04/05/2021

Berlin bans annual Al-Quds march that protests Israel

Jewish and pro-Israel groups have tried for years to have the march banned as a purely anti-Semitic demonstration. It is illegal in Germany to call for the destruction of Israel.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
01/05/2021
A Chinese Uyghur Muslim participates in an anti-China protest during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka

Jewish policy umbrella calls treatment of Uyghur minority ‘genocide’

“The Jewish community should call upon the CCP to end the genocide and exploitation of the Uyghurs, as well as halt the oppression of other ethnic and religious minorities living within its borders”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
29/04/2021
An empty street is seen in Manhattan borough during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in

New York City Council expels Jewish lawmaker who evaded taxes

Chaim Deutsch, a Democrat who represents Sheepshead Bay and other heavily Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn, said he would not resign after admitting to evading more than $82,000 in property taxes.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
29/04/2021
Guitar illustrative

Brazilian musician shines light on intersection of sexuality and Judaism

Assucena Assucena is one of the three musicians in the Brazilian musical group As Baías. She met her fellow band members Raquel Virgínia (also a trans woman) and Rafael Acerbi while studying history

By CALEB A. GUEDES-REED/JTA
29/04/2021
The Boston City Hall lights up in blue and white for Israel's 73rd Independence Day, April 15, 2021.

Boston Jews vote against removing ZOA group accused of white supremacy

The Zionist Organization of America, a right-wing group that focuses on Israel advocacy, will remain a part of the 40-member Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston.

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
29/04/2021

Jewish schools in London shaken by allegations of sexual abuse

These allegations, which include rape, assault and harassment, make grim reading for Britain’s two most prestigious and largest Jewish schools: JFS and the Jewish Community Secondary School.

By JACOB JUDAH/JTA
29/04/2021
(From right to left) Congressman Gregory Meeks; Governor Andrew Cuomo, UJA CEO Eric Goldstein; Senat

Antisemitic incidents in US third highest on record despite lockdowns

The total number of incidents decreased by 4% in 2020, likely due to the closure of educational institutions and synagogues, as well as a decrease in commuting.

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