Wealthy German family gives millions to Holocaust survivors
by David Rising
December 12, 2019
One of Germany’s richest families, which owns Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pret A Manger and other international brands, is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors as it seeks to atone for its use of forced laborers during the Nazi era and its enthusiastic support of Adolf Hitler, The Associated Press has learned. In addition to 5 million euros ($5.5 million) being given to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany to help thousands of elderly survivors around the world, the Reimann family’s JAB Investors company plans to announce Thursday that it will provide another 5 million euros to find and support forced laborers used by its predecessor under the Nazis. READ MORE
TIMES OF ISRAEL
Anti-Semitism and Brexit shatter Corbyn’s dreams of global far-left revolution
by Alice Ritchie and Robin Millard
December 13, 2019
Jeremy Corbyn had hoped to become the vanguard of a global socialist movement but will step down in humiliation after overseeing his party’s worst election defeat since 1935. To his supporters, the 70-year-old offered a chance to deliver a radical leftist agenda, shaking up the economy and reversing a decade of Conservative public spending cuts. His vision attracted droves of young supporters, celebrity backing and the endorsement of other figures of the global socialist movement, with high-profile US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sending a supportive tweet on polling day. READ MORE
DAILY WIRE Ocasio-Cortez Meddles In Foreign Election, Endorses Notorious Anti-Semite
PJ MEDIA Ex-London Mayor ‘Red Ken’ Livingstone Blames Labour’s Loss on the ‘Jewish Vote The former mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, said that Boris Johnson’s stunning victory at the polls on Thursday will be “the end” of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and blamed the left’s loss on an “unhelpful Jewish vote.”
NEW YORK TIMES
President Trump Is Defending Jewish Students
by Jared Kushner
Dec. 11, 2019
On Wednesday, the president will sign an executive order to combat the rise of anti-Semitism on American college campuses. As a grandchild of Holocaust survivors, I understand the horrors of anti-Semitism. I could not be more proud of President Trump’s new policy. According to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic incidents have been rising in the United States since 2013. Students, in particular, continue to face anti-Semitic harassment in schools and on college campuses. READ MORE
JNS Trump’s anti-Semitism order is a Rorschach test for Jews Demographers have spent a great deal of time in recent decades trying to learn more about the changing demographics of American Jewry. But whatever else he has accomplished, President Donald Trump has, albeit unwittingly, gone above and beyond those efforts. In signing an executive order extending protections to Jewish students against anti-Semitic hate on college campuses due to vicious incitement and discriminatory actions promoted by the BDS movement, Trump has, in effect, provided us with a sanity test for Jews.
TIMES OF ISRAEL
Orthodox Jews tried to build a home in Jersey City, the shooting won’t end it
by Ben Sales and Laura E. Adkins
December 11, 2019
Every Friday afternoon, Leah Mindel Ferencz would cook hot kugel and cholent and serve them in the small grocery store she and her husband, Moshe, opened here about four years ago. The couple had moved from Brooklyn, and the store they opened, JC Kosher Supermarket, became a cornerstone of the small but growing Jewish community of Greenville, a largely African-American neighborhood in this city across the Hudson River from Manhattan. The sole kosher grocery for the 100 or so Orthodox families here, the store signaled that the community was there to stay, hopefully for years to come. READ MORE
WASHINGTON POST Jersey City shootout: Mayor says deadly attack on kosher deli was a targeted hate crime The pair had already killed, police say, when their van slowed to a stop on a rain-drenched street opposite the Jersey City Kosher Supermarket and David Anderson jumped out, ready to fire. Inside the shop — a small store catering to the city’s growing population of ultra-Orthodox Jews — co-owner and mother of three Mindy Ferencz was working alongside an employee.
Donald Trump to IAC: Some American Jews ‘Don’t love Israel enough’
by Omri Nahmias, Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman
December 8, 2019
Some American Jews “don’t love Israel enough,” US President Donald Trump said to a crowd of around 4,000 people in southern Florida on Saturday night at the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC) annual event, a comment reminiscent of previous remarks made by the president. “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” Trump told reporters in April. READ MORE
JNS Is it anti-Semitic to urge Jews to support Israel and oppose a wealth tax? Context matters. While talk of Jews and money can be dangerous, labeling Trump’s latest speech Jew-hatred is a partisan talking point, not community advocacy.
Trump’s expected executive order on campus anti-Semitism draws praise and concern
by Laura Meckler, Julie Zauzmer and Ashley Parker
December 11, 2019
President Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday that defines the Jewish people as a nationality for purposes of federal civil rights law, an effort to step up enforcement against episodes of anti-Semitism on college campuses, two administration officials said. Defining Jewish people as an ethnic group and not just a religious one allows the government to consider discrimination against the group as a violation of a key civil rights law. That means schools could lose federal funding if they fail to combat discrimination against Jewish students. READ MORE
ISRAEL HAYOM Left labels Trump an anti-Semite for defending Jews Trump’s executive order protecting Jews against anti-Semitism on campus is embraced by Republicans, but slammed by liberals.
TIMES OF ISRAEL Jewish groups divided on Trump order targeting college anti-Semitism However, the left-leaning J Street lobby group said in a statement that “Trump’s executive order is a cynical, harmful measure designed to suppress free speech on college campuses, not fight anti-Semitism.
NEW YORK TIMES
by Bari Weiss
December 5, 2019
Two years ago, a 27-year-old man named Kobili Traoré walked into the Paris apartment of a 65-year-old kindergarten teacher named Sarah Halimi. Mr. Traoré beat Ms. Halimi and stabbed her. According to witnesses, he called her a demon and a dirty Jew. He shouted, “Allahu akbar,” then threw Ms. Halimi’s battered body out of her third-story apartment window…If France’s betrayal of Sarah Halimi is shocking to you, perhaps you haven’t been paying much attention to what by now can be described as a moral calamity sweeping the West of which her story is only the clearest example. A crisis, I hasten to add, that’s perhaps less known because it has been largely overlooked by the mainstream press. READ MORE