The author and publishers of a new book on Anne Frank's plight have turned one of the few at least partially upbeat stories of Jewish life and thought during the Holocaust into one of Jewish perfidy and treachery. The timing couldn’t be worse: antisemitism is flourishing once again, and Holocaust memory is diminishing.
An avowed white supremacist in Colorado was arrested after federal investigators uncovered a plot to bomb an historic synagogue. Officials at aTennessee university are investigating after signs saying “It’s okay to be white”appeared around campus. A man in Milwaukee is facing felony hate-crime charges for allegedly throwing acid on a Latino man.
White supremacists increased college campus recruiting efforts with more propaganda for the third straight year. ADL is part of an initiative to redirect people seeking extremist content on the internet to material that exposes the falsehoods of these hateful movements. In a victory for immigration advocates, the Supreme Court ruled the Trump Administration cannot, for now, include the citizenship question on the 2020 census.
It’s crucial for leaders to condemn anti-Semitism and we appreciate the President’s firm denunciation of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and the murderous Pittsburgh attack in his State of the Union Address. The president has taken strong first steps in speaking out against anti-Semitism, and now we look to him to take action to combat this age-old hatred.
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii upholding President Trump’s third Muslim Ban is the latest shameful stain on our nation’s history. Once again, the Court affirmed a policy rooted in xenophobia and bigotry. Once again, a Court majority has lost sight of our highest values and our Constitution.