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Gaza Women Demand to Pray in Al-Aqsa Mosque

15 Tammuz 5772 – July 4, 2012
Six women from Gaza appealed their case to the Israeli Supreme Court on Wednesday to be allowed to pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, after...

Racism in Arab Lands

8 Tammuz 5772 – June 28, 2012
Discrimination, intolerance, and racism in the Arab world persist in many forms: they affect women; all non-Muslims; dark skinned people, Blacks, would-be refugees, and migrants.

Commerce Department to Consider Affirmative Action for Arab Americans

10 Sivan 5772 – May 31, 2012
The Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) published a notice regarding a petition it received on January 11, 2012 from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), requesting formal designation of Arab-Americans as a minority group that is socially or economically disadvantaged.

Why Do Some Jewish Groups Have A Problem With Legal Protection For Jewish Students?

25 Iyyar 5772 – May 16, 2012
Imagine if the NAACP had responded with skepticism to the passage of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and urged African Americans to exercise their civil rights cautiously under this law. Title VI was landmark legislation when it was passed in 1964 to remedy racial and ethnic discrimination in programs receiving federal funding.

NJ Court: Non-Jew Can Sue for Anti-Semitic Remarks

2 Iyyar 5772 – April 24, 2012
A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a man who alleges he endured anti-Semitic slurs from his former supervisors can sue them – even though he is not Jewish.

Court: Non-Jew May Sue for Anti-Semitic Slurs

2 Iyyar 5772 – April 23, 2012
A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a man can sue for enduring anti-Semitic slurs from former employers despite not being Jewish. Myron Cowher,...

Seattle LGBT to Visiting Israeli Homosexuals: Gay Aveck!

4 Nisan 5772 – March 27, 2012
In the solidarity business, life can be unpredictable. Take, for instance, the story of the LGBT commission representing the gay community in Seattle, which this month canceled a Friday reception at City Hall for a visiting delegation of Israeli gay leaders. They argued that Israel was "pinkwashing" its treatment of the Palestinians by showing the world how fabulous they are on gay rights.

Leading American Zionist Organization Denounces Israeli Policy on Temple Mount

22 Shevat 5772 – February 14, 2012
ZOA Director Jeff Daube: "Our co-religionists want to practice a simple act of faith at the ultimate Jewish holy site, they just want to pray quietly and respectfully, and we must advocate for them. For if not here, then where?”

Decades After Immigrating, Ethiopians Decry Continuing Discrimination

24 Tevet 5772 – January 19, 2012
Many claim prejudices against the Ethiopians’ skin color and widespread suspicion of the authenticity of their Jewishness prevent greater integration.

After The American Elections Israel, “Peace,” And International Law (Part III)

25 Kislev 5771 – December 1, 2010
President Obama has hitherto accepted the language of a "moderate" Palestinian Authority. The PA and its associates are distinctly obligated to refrain from incitement against Israel. Going back even to the legal antecedents of the current peace process, the Interim Agreement (Oslo 2) stated, at Article XXII, that Israel and the PA "shall seek to foster mutual understanding and tolerance and shall accordingly abstain from incitement, including hostile propaganda, against each other...." In the Note for the Record, which accompanied the Hebron Protocol of January 15,1997, the PA reaffirmed its commitment regarding "Preventing Incitement and Hostile Propaganda, as specified in Article XXII of the Interim Agreement." Substantially familiar if more general reaffirmations can readily be found in the Road Map.

Imprisoning Emmanuel Parents Is Morally Absurd

12 Tammuz 5770 – June 23, 2010
The issue in the girl's school controversy in Emmanuel is not about ethnic discrimination but about differences between religious groups. The school's educational policies are based on the level of observance, not ethnic background.

Lying About Discrimination With Statistics

24 Nisan 5767 – April 12, 2007
Mark Twain once said there are three sorts of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Anti-Zionism, Sephardic Style

20 Tevet 5767 – January 10, 2007
There is a widespread perception in Israel that Sephardic Jews are more sensible than the rest of us. Sephardim, or "Oriental Jews" as they are commonly if mistakenly called (strictly speaking, the two terms are not interchangeable), tend to shy away from the various manifestations of non-moderation that afflict Ashkenazi or "Western" Jews.

Arab Anti-Semitism – Genocide, Terrorism And International Law (Second Of Two Parts)

27 Sivan 5764 – June 16, 2004
While most of the world outside of Washington and Jerusalem chooses to ignore calls identifying Palestinian terrorism as attempted genocide, international law has an unswerving and renewed obligation to do so.

Sabbath Observing Professor Wins Signal Legal Victory

3 Elul 5761 – August 22, 2001
A Sabbath-observant Orthodox Associate Professor of Education at William Paterson College, a state-run university in New Jersey, won a resounding landmark victory from a federal court of appeals in her religious-discrimination lawsuit. A unanimous Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a 38-page opinion sending the claims of Dr. Gertrude Abramson back to trial court for a full jury trial on her allegations that she had been subjected to a ''hostile work environment'' because of harassment relating to her observance of the Sabbath and Jewish religious holidays. The Court also upheld her claims that her employment had been terminated because she observed religious holidays, and that the College retaliated against her because she maintained her religious observance.

Jewish Week Follow-Up

15 Av 5761 – August 4, 2001
Last week in this space we took the New York Jewish Week to task over its giving front page placement to a rehashing of a year-old story about a concededly serious abuse problem at the Orthodox Union?s NCSY, and to a hazy report about a religious discrimination lawsuit filed against Yeshiva University by a Conservative Jewish woman. We saw this as fresh evidence of an Orthodox-bashing bent at The Jewish Week manifested by that tabloid?s artificial pumping up of negative pieces about two crown jewels of Orthodox Judaism.

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