Judaism

Anti-Semitism Envoy Post To Be Filled: State Department – The Forward

April 14, 2017
(JTA) — The Trump administration will appoint a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, according to State Department spokesman Mark Toner. The envoy post has been vacant since Trump took office in January. On Thursday, JTA reported that the envoy’s office staff could be eliminated soon due to new State Department employment rules. The envoy is responsible for keeping tabs on global anti-Semitism and advising other countries in fighting it.

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J.K. Rowling’s Tweet Bumps Muslim Fundraiser for Vandalized Jewish Cemetery Over $100,000 - World Religion News

February 26, 2017
MUSLIM-AMERICANS RAISE OVER $100,000 TO REPAIR VANDALIZED HISTORIC JEWISH CEMETERY.Despite Donald Trump’s repeated assurances that his government would tackle the problem of anti-Semitism, American Jews were aghast to wake up one morning to find almost 200 tombstones in the Jewish cemetery at St. Louis vandalized.

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2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Events - World Religion News

January 26, 2017
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is annually observed on the 27th of January. It’s a solemn commemoration of the Holocaust which is considered to be the darkest period during the Nazi regime wherein millions of Jews including all other cultural minorities are brutally killed in mass concentration camps across the German-occupied Europe. The primary objective of the holiday is to honor both the deceased and surviving victims as well as to promote awareness of the Holocaust worldwide.

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Bomb Threats Reported at Multiple Jewish Centers Spread Throughout the U.S. - World Religion News

January 22, 2017
16 BOMB THREAT CALLS WERE MADE TO JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS ACROSS THE U.S. MONDAY. Bomb threats had been reported on Monday at various Jewish Community Centers located across multiple U.S. states. According to the authorities, there is no clear information on whether the threats were in some way connected.

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