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June 7, 2024

Jacksonville business owner says flying Nazi flag as anti-Israel protest isn’t antisemitic

Photo by WJAX-TV By David Swindle (JNS) — Radi Ahmad, who owns a tire store in Jacksonville, Fla., insists that he isn’t a Jew-hater despite flying a Nazi flag on a busy street with a large Jewish community. Ahmad said the flag display “is his […]
May 27, 2024

Not just about Israel: Hamas supporters’ anti-U.S. agenda opened eyes at North Carolina

Jewish and non-Jewish students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hold up the American flag. A full water bottle thrown by a pro-Hamas protester at the students can be seen passing the flag. Source: Screenshot/Bryan Anderson on X. By Mike Wagenheim (JNS) […]
May 25, 2024

South Carolina adopts IHRA working definition of antisemitism

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signs a bill into law codifying the IHRA working definition of antisemitism on May 23, 2024. Credit: S.C. Governor’s Office. (JNS) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed H. 4042, a bill that codifies the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working […]
May 24, 2024

Florida mayor praised for ‘courage, character’ after apology for supporting permanent ceasefire

Christi Fraga, mayor of the Doral, Fla., speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the future site of the new military housing complex supporting U.S. Southern Command’s service members and their families on Jan. 29, 2023. Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Erica Bechard/U.S. Navy Photo. […]
May 24, 2024

New Orleans City Council staffer targeted in anti-Israel vandalism

During the night of May 16, vandals attacked the Zuckerman home in New Orleans, drenching an Israeli flag in red paint, which spread over the front of the house. On May 19, members of their congregation, Gates of Prayer in Metairie, came by to help […]
May 23, 2024

ZAKA, Israel’s disaster response, holding community event in Metairie

ZAKA personnel and Israeli soldiers at the forensic center in the Shura military base near Ramle, where hundreds of dead bodies arrived after Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre, Oct. 13, 2023. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90. New Orleans knows all too well that when disaster hits around […]
May 20, 2024

At Duke: Pro-Israel students pro-active on campus

Students gather for a community vigil at Duke University organized by Hillel and Chabad shortly after Oct. 7. Photo by Jewish Life at Duke By Arno Rosenfeld (The Forward) — The only tents on Duke University’s campus this year had nothing to do with the […]
May 16, 2024

How students are brainwashed to hate Israel: Antisemitic narratives unquestioned at Duke

Duke Chapel at Duke University. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. By Amy Rosenthal (JNS) — It’s appalling to watch students at prestigious institutions shout in support of terrorism and a place that doesn’t exist: “Palestine.” How did young people become so delusional, misinformed and morally bankrupt? The […]
May 14, 2024

Even in the “haven” of Florida, there are still on-campus issues

University of Florida student Sara Beer, the new president of the Jewish Student Union, near a pro-Palestinian protest on campus in April 2024. Photo by Ilene Prusher By Ilene Prusher (The Forward) — As pro-Palestinian protests rocked elite campuses across the country this school year, […]