Category Archive for: Anti-Semitism and Hate Crimes

Adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of Antisemitism

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 3, 2020

Adopted by the 2020 JCPA Delegates Assembly Click here for the PDF version. In 2016, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), a consortium of (then) 31 countries—including the U.S. and Israel—developed and formally adopted the Working Definition of Antisemitism. This definition is a useful tool for combating hate and antisemitism in the U.S. and around…

Resolution on White Supremacy

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 28, 2018

On August 11 and 12, 2017, white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, for a large rally they called “Unite the Right.” The event, which was ostensibly organized to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a local park, featured a torch-lit march, racist and anti-Semitic signs and chants (including “Jews will not…

Countering Anti-Jewish and Anti-Israel Activity on Campuses

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 28, 2011

The mission statement of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs expresses a profound commitment to fostering support for Israel and promoting Jewish security.  JCPA is similarly committed to protecting freedom of speech and furthering civil discourse.  Most Jewish students live and study on campuses on which they feel secure in both their person and identity.   However,…

Hate Crimes

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  Hate crimes damage the fabric of our society and fragment communities.  The urgent national need for both a tough law enforcement response and education and programming to confront violent bigotry has only increased since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Over the past two years, the FBI has recorded a very substantial increase…

Anti-Jewish Rhetoric and Violence

by Administrator

  • Posted on October 30, 2000

  The month-long violence in Israel and the Palestinian Authority territories has sparked an alarming escalation in virulent anti-Jewish rhetoric and violence around the globe. From synagogues in France, to a British Jew stabbed while riding the bus, and from a Chicago rabbi shot at in his car to a sukkah set ablaze in St.…