Anti-Semitism

Dem Rep Slams AIPAC as ‘Hate Group’

Rep. Betty McCollum (D., Minn.) released a statement Wednesday calling recent ads run by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) "hate speech," denouncing the pro-Israel lobbying group as a "hate group."

Sanders Touts Endorsement From Iowa Dem Who Defended Convicted Terrorist

Hillary Clinton returned donations and denounced the American Muslim Alliance. Now, Sanders embraces its leader.

Bernie Sanders /Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders touted the endorsement of Ako Abdul-Samad, who once defended an al Qaeda propagandist and runs a Muslim-American organization so controversial that other Democrats have returned its donations.

Koch Institute Calls Anti-Semitism Charge ‘Absurd,’ Stands by Scholar Who Called American Rabbis Israel’s ‘Fifth Column’

Charles KochA spokesman for the Charles Koch Institute said Wednesday that accusations a new think tank supported by Koch is harboring anti-Semites are “absurd” and “grossly mischaracterize the positions” of the organization. But he declined to defend the statements of affiliated scholars questioning the loyalty of American Jews, suggesting that some of them comprise a “fifth column” inside the United States, and promoting a conspiracy theory that Israel conducted a “false-flag” chemical attack on Syrian civilians.

New Koch Group Dogged by Charges of Anti-Semitism

Quincy Institute staff and scholars bring a long record of attacks on American Jews, Israel to the organization

Launched in early December, the Quincy Institute entered the fray to a cavalcade of press from outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Politico. While much ink has been spilled on the organization’s financial backers and its attempts to chart a new direction in U.S. foreign policy, less attention has been paid to whether it has managed to distance itself from the anti-Semitic bigotry that was intertwined with the America First Committee, of which Koch’s father, Fred Koch, was a prominent member, and that dogged the most extreme parts of the Bush-era antiwar movement.

Yale Taps BDS Activist as MLK Day Speaker

Angela DavisFor its 2020 Martin Luther King Day event, Yale University tapped a keynote presenter who is an outspoken supporter of the Israel boycott movement and has faced multiple accusations of spreading anti-Semitism