Tag: Anti Semitism

Republican Jewish Coalition calls on Trump to provide ‘moral clarity’ in rejecting anti-Semitism

(JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition called on President Donald Trump to provide “greater moral clarity in rejecting racism, bigotry, and anti-Semitism.”

“The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are dangerous anti-Semites,” the group’s national chairman, Norm Coleman, and executive director, Matt Brooks, wrote in a statement posted first on Twitter Wednesday. “As representatives of an organization … with many members who experienced firsthand the inhumanity of the Nazi Holocaust, we state unequivocally our rejection of these hatemongers — you can expect nothing less from the Republican Jewish Coalition.”

The RJC had previously posted a three-sentence statement on its website in…

Both Bush presidents condemn anti-Semitism in Charlottesville statement

(JTA) — Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush issued a joint statement rejecting “racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms.”

“As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded by the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights,” the Bushes wrote Wednesday, referencing another former president, Thomas Jefferson.

Their statement, issued from their summer residence in Kennebunkport, Maine, comes in the wake of President Donald Trump’s stunning comments on the violence in the southern Virginia city…

Swiss hotelier sorry for signs telling Jews to shower before entering pool

(JTA) — The manager of a hotel in Switzerland said she was wrong to post signs instructing “Jewish guests” to shower before entering the pool and to access the refrigerator at set times.

Ruth Thomann, who runs the Paradies Arosa hotel 80 miles southeast of Zurich, responded Monday to articles published in Israeli media outlets about the signs put up by hotel staff over the weekend.

“I have nothing against Jews, whom we regularly receive warmly here,” she told JTA on Monday. “I may have selected the wrong words; the signs should have been addressed to all the guests…

Boston Holocaust memorial vandalized for second time this summer

BOSTON (JTA) – A pane of glass was shattered Monday evening at the New England Holocaust Memorial, the second time in less than two months the Boston memorial was vandalized.

A 17-year-old male suspected of the vandalism is in custody, a spokesman for the Boston Police Department told JTA. Two passers-by tackled the  suspect and held him until police arrived, according to the Boston Globe, which reported that the police are investigating whether it was a hate crime.

A visitor to the memorial, which is located along Boston’s historic Freedom Trail, told the Globe he heard the sound of glass…

Ivanka Trump condemns white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

(JTA) — Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, condemned a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis,” Ivanka Trump tweeted Sunday morning from her personal Twitter page.

“We must all come together as Americans — and be one country UNITED,” she also tweeted, echoing her father, who tweeted Saturday: “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”