April 14, 2021

As hatred of Jews grows, Southern mayors stand up against antisemitism

By Richard Friedman You can’t fight City Hall, as the old saying goes. But these days, City Hall can help fight antisemitism. This is what motivated the American Jewish Committee and US Conference of Mayors to team up recently and get more than 500 mayors […]
February 1, 2021

Police looking for mystery man who hand-delivered antisemitic, racist flyers

Photo courtesy Tuscaloosa Police Department (Editor’s Note: Updated Feb. 6 after the suspect was questioned and released) A man who was sought by police in several Alabama communities after he delivered letters filled with racism, antisemitic conspiracy theories and homophobia to businesses and churches was […]
November 3, 2020

Antisemitism study probes trends in South, nationally, in both parties

By Richard Friedman The American Jewish Committee’s recently-released report “The State of Antisemitism in America 2020” finds “anxiety among American Jews and a disturbing lack of awareness among the general public of the severity of antisemitism in the U.S.” Yet the study contains positive indicators when […]
September 11, 2020

Tulane webinar: Ancient hatreds still drive today’s antisemitism

By Richard Friedman There was an Internet before there was an Internet.  It was called the printing press. This simple truth was at the heart of one of many interesting observations made during a Sept. 9 webinar, sponsored by Tulane University, that probed contemporary antisemitism. […]