False Report Triggers Rush Of Iranian-Nazi Comparisons

May 25, 2006 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Anti-discrimination, Civil Rights, Other | Leave a comment

(Forward) It was not exactly up there with the failure to uncover weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but the effort to discredit the Iranian regime took an embarrassing turn this week with a false media report claiming that Tehran had passed a law requiring Jews and other religious minorities to wear special badges.

The report and a related column by Iranian opposition pundit Amir Taheri ran in the May 19 edition of the National Post, a Canadian daily, promptly setting off a media feeding frenzy.

Read more at http://www.forward.com/articles/7844

Fresh Muslim-Jewish Discord on Campus

May 15, 2006 at 8:14 pm | Posted in Anti-discrimination | Leave a comment

(LA Times) Controversial events scheduled at UC Irvine next week with such provocative titles as “Holocaust in the Holy Land” and “Israel: The Fourth Reich” are sparking outrage among Jewish students who are asking administrators to denounce aspects of the event.

Read More at http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-holocaust12may12

US civil rights group: Campus anti-Semitism a serious problem

April 3, 2006 at 11:29 pm | Posted in Anti-discrimination, Civil Rights | Leave a comment

(Jerusalem Post) Anti-Semitism on campuses is a “serious problem” that merits a campaign to inform Jewish students of their rights, the US Commission on Civil Rights said.

The commission came to its decision Monday after considering testimony last year from the American Jewish Congress, the Zionist Organization of America, the Institute for Jewish and Community Research and other groups.

Read more at http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?

2 top Jewish leaders quit anti-bias panel

March 3, 2006 at 6:50 pm | Posted in Anti-discrimination | Leave a comment

(Chicago Tribune) Two prominent Jewish leaders resigned from a state anti-discrimination commission Thursday, as controversy escalated over another commissioner, who is an official with the Nation of Islam.

Read more at http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/

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