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White House anti-Semitism

The Stain Of Anti-Semitism At The White House Isn’t Going Away

When all is said and done, what matters most is not what’s in the president’s heart. He has placed individuals with ties to anti-Semitism into high public office – shattering a hard-won taboo against flagrant anti-Semitism in government. He has invigorated a white nationalist world-view that demonizes Jews, Muslims, and immigrants. He has, intentionally or not, energized white nationalists, neo-Nazis and a legion of alt-right internet trolls.

April 24, 2017
Anti-Semitism, Trump

In An Angry And Fearful Nation, An Outbreak Of Anti-Semitism

In a rare show of unity, all 100 U.S. senators this week issued a public letter urging the Department of Justice, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security to protect Jewish institutions and prosecute those responsible for terrorizing them.

March 9, 2017
Jewish cemetery

In The Face Of Hatred, Americans Can Speak Up Or They Can Look Away

Saturday night, nearly eight decades after the death factories were closed in Europe, someone — more likely a gang of someones — toppled hundreds of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. The same thing happened last week in St. Louis.

March 1, 2017
Trump border tax

Trump’s $5 Trillion Attack On America’s Values And Reputation

Even if Donald Trump doesn’t go through with the trade wars that Steve Bannon — his Rasputin with a splash of Goebbels — seemed to promise again last week, the damage inflicted by their war on American values will be immediate and then possibly permanent.

February 27, 2017
Anti-Semitism, Trump

Trump Issues First Public Condemnation Of Anti-Semitic Incidents

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in New York, which has criticized the Trump administration repeatedly over anti-Semitism, said his comments were too little too late. “The president’s sudden acknowledgement is a Band-Aid on the cancer of anti-Semitism that has infected his own administration,” Steven Goldstein, the group’s executive director, said in a statement.

February 21, 2017
Trump confronts press

Combative Trump: ‘How Does The Press Get This Information?’

His main complaint was that the news media had uncovered leaks about intercepted communications between Michael Flynn, ousted this week as national security adviser and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kisylak, and leaks about his own conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia. “The first thing I thought of, how does the press get this information?” he asked.

February 16, 2017
Trump, American First

‘America First’: A Phrase With An Anti-Semitic And Isolationist History

It is unclear whether Trump is bothered by the ugly history of the phrase. What is clear is that he is determined to make the words his own. He has used them to sell his promises to impose trade barriers, keep manufacturing jobs inside the U.S. and restrict illegal and legal immigration.

January 21, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King’s Optimism Is Tonic For These Parlous Times

Progressives don’t have the luxury of merely singing the old hymns or citing the old speeches. There are battles to fight to preserve hard-won gains. Martin Luther King was no naive dreamer. But he always believed in an America that was better than the one in which he lived.

January 6, 2017
Trump Clinton attack Jewish star

Trump Brings His Devious Social Media Director To The White House

Donald Trump’s director of social media, Dan Scavino, frequently used Twitter while working on the Trump campaign to share links from sites that push fake news and conspiracy theories. He was also responsible for an anti-Semitic Trump campaign tweet and routinely attacked Fox News host Megyn Kelly.

December 24, 2016
Trump, Alt-Right, White Nationalists

White Nationalists Salute The Übermensch Of 2016

It’s too soon to tell what will become of the alt-right. While the alt-right is ready to capitalize on Trump’s win, the question is whether it will destroy itself in the process.

December 14, 2016
Flynn

On Twitter, Flynn Follows Racists, Conspiracists, And Islamophobes

Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, follows Twitter accounts with profiles promoting white supremacy, anti-Muslim conspiracies, unsubstantiated claims about President Obama’s birthplace, and conspiracies involving Comet Ping Pong, a fake news story about a child sex ring operating from a Washington, D.C. pizzeria.

December 12, 2016
Richard Spencer, Neo-Nazi, White Nationalist, Twitter

Why Did Twitter Restore Accounts Of White Supremacists?

Twitter accounts belonging to white supremacists that were suspended earlier this year have been reinstated and have since gone back to sending out bigoted tweets.

December 12, 2016
Bannon Breitbart

Stop Normalizing Hate: Reactionary White Nationalism Doesn’t Equal ‘Populism’

The term “populist” badly downplays the fact Bannon helped run a race-baiting cesspool, while underplaying Bannon’s own alleged history of anti-Semitism.

December 1, 2016
Breitbart uses anti-semitic nazi inspired language to attack George Soros

Breitbart Uses Nazi-Inspired Anti-Semitic Rhetoric In George Soros Attack

The “octopus” wording is overt anti-Semitic rhetoric dating back to at least the 1930s, when it was a common theme in Nazi propaganda. The imagery of a Jewish octopus engulfing the globe or ensnaring political institutions can be found on other white supremacist and neo-Nazi online forums, as well as on Fox News’ airwaves.

November 29, 2016
Former MLB player Curt Schilling to join Breitbart

Breitbart News To Hire Conservative Conspiracy Theorist Curt Schilling

Schilling was fired from ESPN after he shared an anti-transgender image on Facebook; he had previously been suspended for comparing Muslims to Nazis on Twitter. In other social media postings, Schilling has repeatedly demonized Muslims as killers, shared a picture calling Hillary Clinton a drunk murderer, and suggested civil rights leaders like Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) aren’t patriotic.

October 24, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

Donald Trump Is A Serial Anti-Semite

Trump’s anti-Semitism comes in different shapes and sizes. He verbalizes it, encourages it, enables it, tolerates it, and makes excuses for it. What he doesn’t do is condemn it.

October 24, 2016

Trump Adviser Accused Of Making Anti-Semitic Remarks

Joseph Schmitz, named as one of five advisers by the Trump campaign in March, is accused of bragging when he was Defense Department inspector general a decade ago that he pushed out Jewish employees.

August 18, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech at Alumisourse, a metals recycling facility, in Monessen, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Louis Ruediger

One Simple Thing Trump Could Do To Call Off Hordes Of Online Antisemites

After hordes of antisemites attacked journalist Julia Ioffe, Trump did release a measly statement to the New York Times that said America “needs to be united, not divided.” The Birther-in-Chief complaining about America being divided is like Steve Jobs complaining about people staring at their phones.

July 11, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Shocker: Donald Trump Can Have Jewish Relatives And Be Anti-Semitic

Essentially no one not directly connected to Donald Trump, by blood or paycheck, has defended his use of a star of David against a backdrop of piles of money in a meme that called Hillary Clinton the “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” But that hasn’t stopped Trump supporters from claiming that he isn’t personally anti-semitic or racist. I say: So what?

July 7, 2016
guns

Ryan Slams Trump ‘Star’ Tweet

“I really believe he’s got to clean up the way his new media works,” he said, in a reference to Trump’s social media efforts. The presumptive Republican nominee has frequently used Twitter to skewer his opponents and push his proposals.

July 5, 2016
Trump Clinton attack Jewish star

Offend, Blame, Repeat: Trump Lashes Out Over Star Tweet

A Fortune analysis revealed that Trump, an avid Twitter user, has retweeted racists’ comments at least 75 times since the start of his campaign.

July 5, 2016
Trump falsehoods

Trump Defends ‘Star’ Tweet; Clinton Says It’s Anti-Semitic

His tweet came after Mic News reported on Sunday that the image attacking Clinton – which included the words: “History made” and, inside the star, “most corrupt candidate ever!” – had been shared on a neo-Nazi web forum called /pol/.

July 5, 2016
Survivors walk under the sign saying "Work makes you free" after paying tribute to fallen comrades at the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, on January 27, 2015

Survivors Return To Auschwitz As Leaders Warn Of Anti-Semitism

70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, anti-Semitism is a growing concern in Europe.

January 27, 2015

Jewish Center Killings To Be Investigated As Hate Crimes

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times AURORA, Mo. — The killings of three people on the eve of Passover outside two Jewish facilities in a Kansas City suburb are being treated as hate crimes, law enforcement officials said on Monday. Overland Park, Kansas, Police Chief John Douglass and others confirmed that the […]

April 14, 2014

Obama: Religious Violence Has No Place In U.S.

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama warned Monday that religious violence had no place in U.S. society after a gunman with alleged anti-Semitic ties killed three people at a Jewish center and retirement home. “Nobody should have to worry about their security when gathering with their fellow believers. No one should have to fear for […]

April 14, 2014