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UN Chief: “Denial of Israel’s Right to Exist is Anti-Semitism”

The head of the United Nations told leaders from the Simon Wiesenthal Center that “denial of Israel’s right to exist is anti-Semitism,” the Jewish organization announced in a press release on Tuesday. Speaking at his offices at the UN headquarters in New York, Secretary-General…

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New Georgetown dean is an avowed supporter of Hezbollah

Georgetown University has promoted an avowed supporter of the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hezbollah as its newest academic chair. On September 1, Ahmad S. Dallal will become the dean of Georgetown University in Qatar, a school that is funded with support from its…

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EU parliament adopts definition of anti-Semitism

The European Parliament is the latest institutional body to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism • Jewish leaders, groups laud decision as “monumental day” • Critics allege definition hinders free speech. The European Parliament Thursday adopted a…

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Lapid urges Spain to stop funds for BDS NGOs

Spain must stop funding anti-Israel NGOs, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid told the Spanish Congress of Deputies in Madrid on Wednesday. Addressing a special session of the Spanish parliament, Lapid presented lawmakers with a comprehensive report showing millions of euros…

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Ryerson officials can run, but they can’t hide

In a recent statement on the Ryerson University website, president Mohamed Lachemi emphasized that the university “does not avoid controversies, difficult ideas or disagreements over deeply held ideas.” The university also lists freedom of speech and human rights as core values.…

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