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Patriots Owner Funds Effort to Battle Antisemitism

Campaign will include ads intended to move people who aren't Jewish

(Newser) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faced the camera during a video call, pointing to a small, sky-blue lapel pin on his blazer. The pin is the symbol of a $25 million "Stand Up to Jewish Hate" campaign launched Monday by the 81-year-old billionaire through his Foundation to Combat...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Has Harsh Warning for Antisemites

They will 'die as miserably as they lived,' he says

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest no-holds-barred YouTube video tackles the subject of antisemitism, which Schwarzenegger warns is on the rise. But, the Austrian-born bodybuilder, actor, and former governor said, "Nobody who has chosen the easy path of hate has gotten to the end of the road and said, ‘What...

Michigan AG Says She Was Target of 'Heavily Armed' Man

FBI says suspect vowed to kill Jewish people in state government

(Newser) - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says the FBI has confirmed she was one of the targets of a "heavily armed" man who threatened to kill Jewish officials. Investigators say Jack Eugene Carpenter III tweeted on Feb. 17: "I’m heading back to Michigan now threatening to carry out...

Man Arrested in Shooting Outside LA Synagogues

2 men were injured in shooting this week

(Newser) - A man who was apparently targeting the Jewish community in Los Angeles is now in custody, police say. Law enforcement sources say the man, who allegedly shot two men outside synagogues this week, has a history of animus against the Jewish community and the shootings are being investigated as hate...

Anne Frank Foundation Calls Action a Hate Crime

Holocaust trope was projected onto house in Amsterdam

(Newser) - The mayor of Amsterdam is among those condemning the projection of a debunked Holocaust trope onto the Anne Frank house, calling it "a cowardly and repulsive deed." The text suggested Anne Frank did not write her diary, reports. Police are investigating, and Amsterdam's mayor said...

Screenshots Live Forever, as Santos Is Now Finding Out unearths old social media posts, comments, including one that jokes about Hitler

(Newser) - George Santos has identified as a "Latino Jew," "clearly Catholic," and, famously, "Jew-ish," but whatever he actually is wouldn't excuse what the Anti-Defamation League is calling "deeply offensive" social media remarks he apparently made that have recently been unearthed. Former friends and...

Kanye Could Be Barred From Meeting the In-Laws

Jewish groups want him denied entry to Australia over antisemitic comments

(Newser) - Kanye West is reportedly preparing to meet his new in-laws in Australia, though a cabinet minister says there's a good chance he could be barred from entering the country. "I don't know if he's applied for a visa yet—but Google it, you will see that...

Survey on Antisemitism in the US Is 'Stunning, Sobering'

Anti-Defamation League sees a spike in antisemitic beliefs

(Newser) - Amid a spike in antisemitic crime in the US and anti-Jewish comments from the likes of Kanye West , the Anti-Defamation League decided to take the nation's temperature on the topic. One of the takeaways: The ADL survey suggests antisemitic beliefs have risen significantly in just three years, reports NPR...

Central Park Attacker Hits Jewish Man, Yells 'Kanye 2024'

Suspect at large, 63-year-old victim in Central Park is recuperating

(Newser) - Critics are blaming Kanye West's recent string of antisemitic remarks for an attack in New York's Central Park. The NYPD says an assailant attacked a 63-year-old Jewish man in the park while yelling "Kanye 2024" and Jewish slurs, reports CNN . The suspect is at large, and the...

'He Has Removed His Pants to Show the Court His Backside'

Michigan man accused of antisemitic attack has 2 chaotic court appearances

(Newser) - A Michigan man suspected of carrying out an antisemitic attack Friday made headlines this week for mooning a judge in an unrelated case—and causing other disruptions. WXYZ reports that 35-year-old Hassan Yehia Chokr of Dearborn has been charged with two counts of ethnic intimidation after police say he showed...

Ye Just Keeps on Talking About Hitler

'Jewish people, forgive Hitler,' rapper says in interview with Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes

(Newser) - Kanye West's "unhinged" tour continues. After bringing white supremacist Nick Fuentes to meet with former President= Trump , followed by an appearance on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' show in which West proclaimed "I like Hitler" and "I love Nazis," the 45-year-old rapper showed up in an...

Nike Cuts Ties With Kyrie Irving
Nike Officially
Cuts Ties With
Kyrie Irving

Nike Officially Cuts Ties With Kyrie Irving

Player's agent says decision was mutual

(Newser) - Nike has officially broken up with Kyrie Irving, a month after it suspended its relationship with the Brooklyn Nets guard. The company canceled plans to release his latest signature shoe last month after he tweeted a link to antisemitic content. "Kyrie is no longer a Nike athlete," a...

Trump Is Shifting a Boundary That Shouldn't Shift

Michelle Goldberg: His dinner with Holocaust denier further normalizes antisemitism

(Newser) - In a New York Times essay, Michelle Goldberg is not buying the idea that former President Trump didn't realize he was dining with Holocaust denier and avowed antisemite Nick Fuentes. For one thing, Goldberg wrote another essay in September about a Trump-backed candidate that mentioned Fuentes in the very...

Kyrie Irving Suspended Over Anti-Semitic Video
Kyrie Irving Fails to
Return From Suspension

Kyrie Irving Fails to Return From Suspension

Brooklyn Nets point guard missed his 6th game Sunday

(Newser) - Kyrie Irving's suspension was to last at least five games, meaning he could have returned for the Brooklyn Nets game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. But he didn't, making that the sixth game he's missed, and Nets coach Jacque Vaughn said Sunday, "I'...

When Irving Links to Film, Nets Respond

Team denounces promotion of hate speech

(Newser) - Among the people NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving heard from after a tweet promoting a film widely considered anti-Semitic was his employer. "I'm disappointed that Kyrie appears to support a film based on a book full of anti-Semitic disinformation," Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai tweeted Friday. "I...

Executives Escort Kanye West Out of Skechers' LA Office

Embattled rapper wasn't invited, company says

(Newser) - Kanye West wasn't invited to a Los Angeles corporate office of Skechers on Wednesday, and it appears he wasn't welcome. The rapper's unannounced visit happened a day after a competitor, Adidas, ended its business partnership with him; West has faced widespread denunciation for making a series of...

Holocaust Museum Hit With Attacks After Ye Rejects Invitation

Los Angeles museum had invited him for a tour after his anti-Semitic remarks

(Newser) - After the anti-Semitic remarks made by the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, the Holocaust Museum of Los Angeles invited Ye for a private tour. Since doing so, the museum says it has received a deluge of anti-Semitic messages, the Los Angeles Times reports. As for Ye, he revealed on...

Adidas Has Made Its Decision on Kanye

It's a no on Ye: Company cuts ties after series of antisemitic remarks

(Newser) - It's been weeks since Adidas first mentioned it was mulling its partnership with Kanye West, who's been under fire after sporting a "White Lives Matter" shirt at Paris Fashion Week, followed by a string of antisemitic comments. Now, the mulling is over: Bloomberg reported early Tuesday that...

Agency Drops West, and Demand for His Music Falls
West Faces More Losses
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West Faces More Losses

Agency drops rapper, and studio shelves documentary

(Newser) - Kanye West's series of anti-Semitic comments is costing him profitable corporate deals while inspiring public displays of hate speech by others. The backlash among his business partners is not universal, though: Adidas said weeks ago it's reconsidering its relationship with the rapper but hasn't said anything since,...

Stanford Apologizes for 'Ugly' Actions in 1950s

University limited Jewish student admissions

(Newser) - Stanford University apologized for limiting the admission of Jewish students in the 1950s after a task force commissioned by the school found records that show university officials excluded Jewish students for years and the school later denied it occurred. The task force was formed in January and issued a report...

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