May 3, 2024

Fla’s Sen. Rick Scott: ‘Horrific’ Jew-hatred, violence ‘like a cancer’ on campuses

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) meets with Jewish and pro-Israel students at the George Washington University Hillel in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2024. Credit: Office of Sen. Rick Scott. (JNS) — Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) shared his “disgust” over antisemitic protests on campuses during a […]
May 2, 2024

Senators express concern over plan to bring Gaza refugees to U.S.

Displaced Palestinians pitch tents next to the Egyptian border with the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 8, 2024. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90. A group of 35 Republican Senators, including most of the ones from the South, urged the Biden […]
May 2, 2024

Republican Senators urge Judiciary Committee hearings on violations of Jewish students’ rights

Pro-Palestinian students disrupt an Israel event on the campus of the University of California, Irvine. Credit: Ariana Rowlands/Campus Reform. On May 2, Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee urged Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the committee chairman, to hold a hearing regarding “flagrant civil rights […]
May 2, 2024

North Carolina man gets 18 months for death threats against Jews

(JNS) — A North Carolina man, who threatened to “annihilate” those associated with a Charlotte Jewish organization, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and then three years of supervised release and 20 hours of community service over three months. Jeffrey Scott Hobgood, 64, […]
May 2, 2024

Avodah New Orleans honoring Partners in Justice at jazz brunch

Calvin Duncan, Davida Finger and Dani Levine Avodah New Orleans will hold its annual Partners in Justice Jazz Brunch on June 2, honoring three “extraordinary social justice leaders.” The event, which starts at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Sinai, will honor Calvin Duncan, Davida Finger and […]
May 2, 2024

Reps. Gaetz, MTG cite claim that Jews killed Jesus in voting against antisemitism measure

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) at the 2021 AmericaFest in Phoenix, Ariz. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons. While many House Democrats opposed a bill defining antisemitism on the claims that it might criminalize anti-Israel rhetoric, some Republican opponents used an even older argument — […]
May 1, 2024

Police arrest anti-Israel activists on Emory campus, including faculty members

Turman Hall at Emory University in Atlanta, also the Charles and Peggy Evans Anatomy Building. Credit: Daniel Mayer via Wikimedia Commons. (JNS) — Gregory L. Fenves, president of Emory University in Atlanta, released a statement on April 26 about campus protests the day before that […]
May 1, 2024

Beeson student making the speaking rounds as Christian defender of Israel

Caroline Bass speaks at event in Fayette. Photo courtesy John Killian by Richard Friedman Shortly after the Oct. 7 terrorist attack against Israel, Birmingham Jewish community members Susan Greene and Caryn Corenblum were walking on Overton Road near the building that had housed Knesseth Israel […]
April 27, 2024

Houston man gets 27 months for antisemitic death threats

(JNS) — A 41-year-old Houston man was sentenced to 27 months in prison for threatening to kill Jews. “Jeremy Joseph sent hateful, violent and antisemitic death threats over email to two former co-workers. Joseph made these threats as part of a broader scheme in which […]