antisemitism

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StandWithUs Launches the StandWithUs Center for Legal Justice

Since October 7, antisemitism on and around the Ohio State University’s (OSU) campus has run the gamut from antisemitic verbal taunts and threats directed at OSU Jewish students, antisemitic and threatening graffiti in classrooms and other facilities, removal of posters of kidnapped Israelis, and outright physical assault of Jewish students. StandWithUs alleges that OSU has…

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Oregon representatives oppose ceasefire, support Israel

As calls for a ceasefire mount in the conflict in Israel and Gaza, Oregon state representatives are making it clear that they support Israel and stand against the genocidal terrorist group Hamas. Representatives Shelly Boshart Davis (R, Albany), Cyrus Javadi (R, Tillamook), and Boomer Wright (R, Florence) issued the following statement: “After meeting with the…

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6th generation Oregonian, Isaac Asher Bean is the 2023-24 Kenneth Leventhal High School Intern

  ISAAC ASHER BEAN StandWithUs (SWU), a 22 year-old international, non-partisan education organization that supports Israel and fights antisemitism is pleased to announce that Isaac Asher Bean is the 2023-24 Kenneth Leventhal High School Intern from Oakland High School where he is a senior.  https://www. standwithus.com/hs-internship Isaac is a 6th generation Oregonian, descended from Oregon pioneers and…

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Former journalist charged with vandalizing Beth Israel with anti-Jewish graffiti is deemed unfit to stand trial.

By Jonathan Levinson (OPB) A man charged with a series of bias crimes in Multnomah County, which include setting fire to a mosque and vandalizing two Jewish synagogues, has been ruled unfit to stand trial. Michael Bivins was initially evaluated last summer and it was determined he could stand trial. It’s not clear from sealed court records what…

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A year later, Texas synagogue hostages cope, carry on By BOBBY ROSS Jr. (AP)

Photo: News 360 TV COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — A year ago, Jeff Cohen and three others survived a hostage standoff at their Reform Jewish synagogue in this Fort Worth suburb. Their trauma did not disappear, though, with the FBI’s killing of the pistol-wielding captor, 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram. Healing from the Jan. 15, 2022,…

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Deborah Lipstadt is confirmed as envoy to combat antisemitism

Renowned historian of the Holocaust and Jewish history, Deborah Lipstadt, was finally confirmed this past Wednesday as an ambassador to combat antisemitism for the Department of State. The grueling eight-month process of hearings and delays only seemed to strengthen the resolve of Jewish groups supporting her nomination.  Groups as diverse as the Orthodox Union and…