Philadelphia: Political fight breaks out over Jew-hatred

Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — The ugly face of Jew-hatred today and how to combat it has become a burning political question here over the last month. On July 23 Rodney Muhammad, president of the Philadelphia NAACP, minister at Nation of Islam Mosque…


NY Mayor de Blasio scapegoats Jews for spreading coronavirus

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio personally supervised cops breaking up Hasidic funeral service in Brooklyn April 28, saying stepped up policing was “message to the Jewish community.”

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio singled out “the Jewish community” for not practicing social distancing, claiming they endangered others’ lives. He followed up his smears by ordering the New York Police Department to step up patrols in Jewish…


Neighbors, churches condemn anti-Semitic attack

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Neighbors, churches condemn anti-Semitic attack

As soon as word got out that two synagogues in Huntsville, Alabama, had been defaced with threatening anti-Semitic graffiti, nearby residents and members of area churches sprang into action. They spoke out about the attack and joined in cleaning up…


‘Speak out against blaming Jews for COVID-19 spread’

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

MONTREAL — Jews in the Montreal area — and in other areas in Canada, the U.S. and beyond — are being attacked and scapegoated on anti-Semitic charges of spreading the COVID-19 epidemic. The Quebec government has put the province on…


75 years after Auschwitz: ‘Not long ago. Not far away’

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
Picture on display at New York exhibit on Holocaust shows train delivering Jews and others to Auschwitz death camp in Poland. One million Jews were killed in gas chambers there.

NEW YORK — This January marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest and most murderous of the Nazi German forced labor and death camps  during the second imperialist world war. Over 1.1 million people were gassed…


A debate: Marxism and the fight against Jew-hatred

Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020
Jewish Press ran Socialist Workers Party statement on fight against Jew-hatred in Dec. 27 issue, which drew an attack.

A debate has unfolded in the Jewish Press, the largest Jewish weekly in the U.S., over the origins of Jew-hatred and how to fight it. The Dec. 27 issue reprinted a Dec. 17 statement by Seth Galinsky for the Socialist…


What’s at stake in Jersey City debate over anti-Semitism?

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020
Thousands march in New York against deadly Jew-hatred attack on deli in Jersey City. Rulers scapegoat Jews as evil cabal responsible for high rents and all social ills, not capitalist system.

UNION CITY, N.J. — A sharp debate broke out when an elected member of the Jersey City Board of Education made blatantly anti-Semitic statements, justifying the murderous attack on the JC Kosher Supermarket Dec. 10. Joan Terrell-Paige posted an anti-Jewish…


Why fight against Jew-hatred is a key question for working class

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
Thousands march from Manhattan to Brooklyn Jan. 5 to protest series of attacks on Jews.

NEW YORK — Some 25,000 people marched here against anti-Semitism Jan. 5. The large turnout on short notice reflects the growing interest in finding ways to stand up to anti-Semitism. Members and supporters of the Socialist Workers Party joined the…


Capitalism uses Jew-hatred, prejudice to fan divisions

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020

Below is an excerpt from “Theses on the Jewish Question,” adopted by the Socialist Workers Party in 1939 as fascist rule grew in Europe and ultra-rightist, anti-Semitic groups grew in the U.S. It is available in the book The Founding…


Speak out against Jew-hatred after machete attack on Hanukkah in NY!

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Some 250 people gather in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza to condemn anti-Semitic attacks Dec. 31, days after brutal machete assault on Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, New York.

MONSEY, N.Y. — A violent attack at the Rockland County home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg during a Hanukkah celebration Dec. 28 seriously injured five people. The attacker barged into the event, held next to the rabbi’s synagogue, with a machete…