A new edition of Hitler’s Mein Kampf sells out in German on the first day of its release.
The United Methodist Church announces that it will exclude Israeli banks from its portfolio.
After decades of conflict, leaders of Judaism’s three denominations reach a compromise on the future of prayer at the Western Wall.
The top film awards at this year’s Academy Awards go to the Hungarian Holocaust drama “Son of Saul”; “Amy,” a documentary about a died-too-young Jewish rock star; and “Spotlight,” about an investigation of church sex abuse led by a newspaper editor who is Jewish.
Forty Columbia University faculty members sign a petition urging the New York school to divest from companies that “supply, perpetuate, and profit from a system that has subjugated the Palestinian people.”
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warns the world that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons against civilians, including during the ceasefire.
A new survey by the antisemitism watchdog group AMCHA backs up the argument that anti-Israel activity by entities such as student groups, academics, and BDS movement advocates, contributes directly to incidents of antisemitism on college campuses.
The mayor of the Boston suburb that has seen several recent antisemitic incidents announces a series of initiatives to “ensure an accepting and welcoming environment” for students, residents and visitors.
Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, gives birth to a baby boy. Ivanka converted to Judaism and is the wife of Jared Kushner.
A Canadian legal expert who has expressed anti-Israel views is set to be appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to the post of special rapporteur on human rights issues affecting the Palestinians.
The University of California’s Board of Regents votes to adopt a statement condemning antisemitic behavior and an accompanying report that urges campus leaders to confront “antisemitic forces of anti-Zionism.”
Microsoft puts the brakes on its artificial intelligence tweeting robot after it posts several offensive comments, including “Hitler was right. I hate the jews.”
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says he will try to get Congress to reauthorize Iran sanctions before year’s end, a key goal of pro-Israel activists.
Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-TX), introduce a bill in the U.S. Senate to extend the statute of limitations for claimants seeking the return of Nazi-looted artworks.
Nineteen Reconstructionist rabbis form their own group to protest the movement’s recent decision to allow intermarried rabbis.
Bernie Sanders presidential campaign suspends Simone Zimmerman, an activist hired as the campaign’s Jewish outreach coordinator after she was found to have posted profanity-laced social media messages about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
One of the topics included at the U.S. Universities Debating Championship at Morehouse College is “This House Believes that Palestinian Violence Against Israeli Civilians is Justified.” The ADL calls the topic “outrageous and deeply offensive.”
A Jewish reporter whose mildly critical profile of Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, appeared in GQ magazine, is deluged with antisemitic abuse. The candidate’s wife blames the abuse on the writer herself, saying Julia Ioffe’s article “provoked” her “fans.”
The Pew Research Center’s newly released 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape study has some surprising things to report about American Jews (e.g., we’re smart, we’re single, and many of us didn’t start out as Jews).
Following the death of a 116-year-old woman, the NY Daily News reports that the oldest American is now a 113-year-old Jewish woman named Goldie Steinberg living in Worcester, Mass.
A U.S. federal judge awards Newport-based Congregation Jeshuat Israel control over Rhode Island’s 250-year-old Touro Synagogue, America’s oldest Jewish congregation, over New York’s Congregation Shearith Israel, which has acted as a trustee of the synagogue for 200 years – ending a dispute that threatened to shutter the historic building.
The United Methodist Church rejects four resolutions calling for the church to divest from companies that profit from Israel’s control of the West Bank.
Bernie Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont seeking the Democratic nomination for president, names three people to the Democratic Party platform drafting committee who are expected to elevate the issue of Palestinian rights.
After receiving a deluge of antisemitic tweets from supporters of Donald Trump, a New York Times editor calls on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to denounce the invective. But Trump remains silent.
The ADL recognizes the Ottoman Empire’s massacre of Armenians as ‘genocide’ — a move the ADL had previously resisted.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issues the first-ever executive order on the U.S. state level that targets the anti-Israel BDS movement. The order prohibits any state agency or authority from engaging in a boycott of Israel or promoting BDS activities.
During the closing days of her campaign, Erin Schrode, a 25-year-old California woman vying to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, is subjected to a spate of antisemitic abuse via social media and cellphone messages.
Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump amps up his call to cut off Muslim entry into the U.S. and monitor U.S. Muslims, in the wake of a terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people.
Rhode Island’s General Assembly approves legislation prohibiting the state from contracting with companies that engage in boycotts of allies of the United States, including Israel.
Israel and Turkey reach an agreement to reconcile, ending a six-year cut in diplomatic ties.
At a press conference while visiting Israel to host the ceremony in which the Genesis Prize was presented to violist Itzhak Perlman, Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren says she “believes” in Israel and rejects artistic boycotts of the Jewish state.
Jewish-American Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman once again earns a spot on the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team.
The Republican Party platform reinstates a reference to Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital and removes a reference to “Palestine.”
On the anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, more than a dozen Democratic senators call for an extension of the existing sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
On the anniversary of the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, Trinity Hillel International leaders and Jewish dignitaries from around the world (including Trinity College Hillel Director Lisa Kassow) gather in the city for the dedication of the first Hillel house in Poland.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton names Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate.
The mayor of Atlanta, Georgia stands up to a local Black Lives Matter group demanding the city discontinue its training relationship with Israeli police officers.
Republicans launch an unprecedented get-out-the-vote campaign geared to convince Americans living in Israel to vote for Donald Trump.
Lebanese athletes refuse to ride on a bus with Israeli athletes to get to the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. Organizers send a second bus to transport the Israelis.
After 44 years, the Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics are remembered at the Olympic games with a ceremony, moment of silence, and the creation of a “Place of Mourning.” Ilana Romano, left, and Ankie Spitzer, right, widows of Israeli Olympic athletes, were among those on hand for the ceremony.
On the first day of the Rio Olympics, a Saudi Arabian athlete forfeits her first-round match against an athlete from Mauritius, reportedly so she could avoid facing Israeli Gili Cohen in the second round. Saudi Arabi denies the snub.
Forty American Orthodox Jewish clergy sign a letter condemning Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “hateful rhetoric and intolerant policy proposals.”
The California legislature passes a bill barring all state bodies, including universities, from maintaining ties with organizations that support anti-Israel BDS activities.
Thirteen Jewish graves are vandalized in Belfast. In Argentina, Jewish high school students at a graduation party are attacked by students form another school wearing Nazi costumes.
Shimon Peres, who served as Israel’s prime minister and as Israel’s 9th president, and shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, dies at the age of 93. World leaders, including President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton are among the world leaders attending his funeral.
Marvin Krislov, the president of Oberlin College, which had been at the center of a number of free speech controversies and faced criticism for its handling of a professor who posted antisemitic remarks on social media, announces his resignation.
President Obama signs a document that guarantees Israel $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade – but with a few caveats.
The New York City Board of Elections makes voting registration forms available in Yiddish.
Two leading Christian groups – the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches of Christ, USA – blame Israel almost entirely for the conflict with the Palestinians and call on the U.S. to cut defense aid to the Jewish state.
“Vaybertaytsh,” a new feminist, Yiddish-language podcast airs its first episode. Two days later, it draws some 300 listeners.
Residents of the Belarus birthplace for Shimon Peres gather outside his childhood home to pay their respects, following the Israeli leader’s death.
In the second televised presidential debate, Republican nominee Donald Trump says the U.S. focus in Syria should on the Islamic State terrorist group – not the Assad regime, because its allies, Russia and Iran, already control the country.
Oliver Hart, a Jewish-American professor of economics at Harvard University, shared the Nobel Prize in economics.
The United Nations’ agency UNESCO votes to ignore Jewish ties to holy sites in Jerusalem. Only six countries oppose the U.S. and five European Union members vote to oppose the resolution; 26 abstain, 19 vote in favor.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is named chair of outreach for the Democratic Party.
President-elect Donald Trump nominates bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman to be ambassador to Israel, saying Friedman will serve from Jerusalem and describing the city as “Israel’s eternal capital.” Along with attorney Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, Friedman was one of the President-elect’s main emissaries to the Jewish community.
In hopes of offering a blueprint for ramping up constructive Israeli and Jewish relations with the Islamic world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week made historic visits to Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, two Muslim-majority nations in Central Asia.
A mix of centrist and liberal Jewish groups boycott the Chanukah party co-hosted by the Embassy of Azerbaijan and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations because it is held at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice president of the Presidents Conference, says the Azerbaijani Embassy had rented the location because of its proximity to the White House, where President Barack Obama’s final Chanukah party would be taking place the same evening. Some 200 people joined a protest of the event outside the hotel organized by IfNotNow, a Jewish group that opposes Trump and Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.
The Ohio House of Representatives approves a bill targeting the BDS movement against Israel.