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Stefanik&#39;s GOP Clout Rises After Ivy League Resignation
'2 to Go:'
Ivy League
Isn't Over
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'2 to Go:' Ivy League Scrutiny Isn't Over

GOP's Elise Stefanik celebrates Penn resignation as House looks into antisemitism policies

(Newser) - "One down. Two to go." Those were the celebratory words of GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik over the weekend after University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill resigned . Stefanik separately told the New York Sun in an interview that she expects Harvard President Claudine Gay and MIT President Sally Kornbluth...

Brussels, Berlin Rallies Protest Growing Antisemitism
European Crowds
Protest Antisemitism

European Crowds Protest Antisemitism

Activists say hatred has grown since the Israel-Hamas war began

(Newser) - Thousands of people marched in the Belgian and German capitals on Sunday to protest soaring antisemitism since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza. The demonstrations in Brussels and Berlin were the latest in a series of rallies in European capitals that have expressed support for Jewish communities, the...

After U Penn Chief&#39;s Remarks, $100M Donation Is Withdrawn
U Penn
Steps Down
After Outcry

U Penn President Steps Down After Outcry

Elizabeth Magill, whose answers on antisemitism sparked a backlash, will remain on the faculty

(Newser) - This file has been updated with Scott Bok's resignation. Elizabeth Magill, the University of Pennsylvania president who had been pressured to resign since her congressional testimony this week about antisemitism on campus, said Saturday that she's stepping down. She will remain a tenured law faculty member, the Daily ...

Ivy League Presidents Face Backlash Over Comments on Israel

Penn president apologizes for focusing too much on free speech policies at House hearing

(Newser) - Presidents of three colleges faced a backlash Wednesday over their answers to questions on campus antisemitism at a hearing in Congress the previous day. The New York Times reports that the presidents of Harvard, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania said they strongly opposed antisemitism and supported Israel's right...

White House Calls Protest Antisemitic

Demonstrators chanted 'genocide' outside falafel shop

(Newser) - White House officials on Monday denounced a pro-Palestinian demonstration at a Jewish-owned restaurant in Philadelphia in which the protesters chanted accusations of genocide. Axios reports video shows demonstrators outside Goldie beating drums and waving Palestinian flags while chanting—including through a loudspeaker—chant: "Goldie, Goldie you can't hide!...

Sarandon 'Deeply Regrets' Wording at Pro-Palestinian Rally

Instagram post acknowledges historic oppression of Jewish people

(Newser) - When she stepped to the microphone at a pro-Palestinian rally in New York, Susan Sarandon says her intention was to convey "my concern for an increase in hate crimes." Her comments—which included saying Jewish people "are getting a taste of what it feels like to be...

Talent Agency Dumps Susan Sarandon Over Israel Comments
Talent Agency
Dumps Susan Sarandon
Over Israel Comments
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Talent Agency Dumps Susan Sarandon Over Israel Comments

And more uproar in Hollywood related to Israel-Hamas war

(Newser) - Hollywood is increasingly divided over the Israel-Hamas war, and for weeks now, there's been talk in some circles comparing the situation to McCarthy-era blacklisting . Two particularly big names are involved in the latest round of headlines: Susan Sarandon and Tom Cruise. Read on for more:
  • Sarandon's comments: The

X Makes Good on Elon Musk's 'Thermonuclear' Lawsuit

Social network sues Media Matters, which issued findings on antisemitic content

(Newser) - Elon Musk on Monday followed through on his promise that X would sue Media Matters, the progressive watchdog organization that called out antisemitic content on the social network. "Media Matters knowingly and maliciously manufactured side-by-side images depicting advertisers' posts on X Corp.'s social media platform beside Neo-Nazi...

IBM Says It's Suspending All Advertising on X

Musk faces backlash after agreeing with antisemitic post on platform

(Newser) - IBM has "zero tolerance for hate speech and discrimination," the company said Thursday, announcing that it is suspending all advertising on X. The move followed a Media Matters for America report Thursday that advertising from IBM and other large companies had been appearing next to pro-Nazi content on...

French March Against Rising Antisemitism

Macron promises to punish those responsible for acts

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris on Sunday to protest increasing acts of antisemitism during Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and representatives of several parties on the left, as well as far-right leader Marine Le Pen, attended Sunday's march in the...

Cornell Suspect's Parents Say He Had 'Severe Depression'

Patrick Dai, 21, has been arrested, accused of sending messages threatening to kill Jews

(Newser) - A Cornell University student suspected of posting violent threats against Jewish people on an online forum has been arrested, charged, and held without bail. Patrick Dai of New York faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of posting threats to kill or injure...

Alleged Synagogue Vandal: 'I'm Just an Artist'

NYC man Lenny De La Rosa faces hate crime charges over August vandalism spree

(Newser) - A New York City man accused of vandalizing three synagogues has been charged with four counts of criminal mischief in the fourth degree as a hate crime—but he claims he is "just an artist." Asked by the New York Post whether he is antisemitic or "hates...

Arrest Made After Antisemitic Threats at Cornell

Threats caused some Jewish students to flee campus

(Newser) - New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says a person has been taken into custody in connection with a series of antisemitic threats that left some Jewish students too afraid to stay in campus residences at Cornell University. "Law enforcement identified a person of interest as part of the investigation and...

Man Charged With Antisemitic Threats to Jewish Senator

John Anthony Miller allegedly vowed to 'finish what Hitler started' in messages to Jacky Rosen

(Newser) - A Nevada man has been arrested after allegedly leaving antisemitic voicemails at the office of Sen. Jacky Rosen. Before becoming the third Jewish woman to serve in Congress, Rosen served as president of Nevada's largest synagogue. Part of a delegation of senators who visited Israel after Hamas' Oct. 7...

Jewish Students at Cornell Fearful After 'Horrific' Threats

Online messages threatened rape of Jews, shooting at building with college's kosher dining hall

(Newser) - Threatening messages on an online forum used by Cornell University students sparked fear among the Jewish community there over the weekend, and an investigation is ongoing. Per student newspaper the Cornell Sun , the messages popped up Saturday and Sunday on forums on Greekrank, a site dedicated to frats and sororities...

Hundreds Storm Russia Airport to Protest Flight From Israel

Some were chanting antisemitic slogans, officials say

(Newser) - Hundreds of people stormed into the main airport in Russia's Dagestan region and onto the landing field Sunday, chanting antisemitic slogans and seeking passengers arriving on a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, Russian news agencies and social media reported. Russian news reports said the crowd surrounded the airliner, which...

High School Coach Resigns Over Team's 'Nazi' Play Call

Tim McFarland of Ohio's Brooklyn High School steps down after players' antisemitic jabs

(Newser) - An Ohio high school football coach resigned Monday after his team used racist and antisemitic language to call plays during a game last week. Brooklyn High School coach Tim McFarland and his players repeatedly used the word "Nazi" as a play call in a game against Beachwood High School....

Elon Musk: Anti-Defamation League Cost X $22B

He says the site formerly known as Twitter might sue the ADL

(Newser) - In an apparently unprompted tweet Monday, Elon Musk blamed the Anti-Defamation League for costing X, the social networking site formerly known as Twitter, $22 billion. One of the tweets , all of which came "seemingly out of the blue" according to NBC News , read, "To clear our platform's...

Hate Groups Hold March as Florida Braces for More

Demonstration near Orlando draws small crowd and is denounced by lawmaker

(Newser) - Hate groups marched outside Orlando on Saturday, shouting, "We are everywhere!" in a video posted by a Florida state representative. Democratic Rep. Anna V. Eskamani denounced the demonstration and called it "another example of the far right extremism growing" in the state. The Anti-Defamation League's Center...

Bradley Cooper's Prosthetic Nose Doesn't Go Over Well

Critics say prosthesis used in Leonard Bernstein biopic is antisemitic

(Newser) - On Tuesday, Netflix dropped a trailer for Maestro, a biopic about West Side Story conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein that's headed to theaters on Nov. 22 and to the streaming platform the following month. Netflix plugs the film as a "towering and fearless love story" and "a...

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