Observer Owner, In Defending Father-In-Law's Embarrassing Twitter Behavior, Embarrasses Self

Brendan O'Connor · 07/06/16 03:42PM

This weekend, Donald Trump signaled once again to neo-Nazis and other anti-Semites that his campaign is a safe space for misogynistic Jew-bashing disguised as political criticism: The presumptive Republican nominee deploys such rhetoric with such frequency that it has become a pillar of Trumpism. And while right-wing hate groups across the country have celebrated this development both online and off, it has also revealed certain fissures in the institutions surrounding the Trump campaign—such as the newspaper owned by the candidate’s Orthodox Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who has steadily risen in stature within the campaign over the past few months.

New York Observer Editor and Self-Proclaimed Anti-Semitism Expert Defends Trump from His Own Reporter’s Accusation of Anti-Semitism

J.K. Trotter · 07/05/16 06:23PM

Today the New York Observer published an “open letter” to the newspaper’s owner, Jared Kushner, in which a reporter named Dana Schwartz asks her boss to reconsider his close relationship with his father-in-law, the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who recently tweeted (and later deleted) an anti-Semitic meme about Hillary Clinton. Schwartz, who is Jewish, tells Kushner, who is also Jewish: “When you stand silent and smiling in the background, his Jewish son-in-law, you’re giving his most hateful supporters tacit approval.”

Trump Literally Fails to Cover Up His Antisemitism on Twitter

Hannah Gold · 07/02/16 11:46AM

Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted a picture of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton featuring a pile of money and the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” inside a Star of David, on Saturday.

Anti-Semitism and Swastikas: Meet the Pine Bush School District

Gabrielle Bluestone · 11/10/13 01:58PM

There is a little town, about 90 minutes outside of New York City, where the public school district's unofficial mascot appears to be a swastika, and Jewish children are pelted with coins and insults, and no one seems to be doing a damn thing about it.

His Story Repeats Itself

Andie Karras · 08/24/13 02:46PM

I. High school went like this: "You Jewed me" and "Stop acting like a bagel." I tried desperately to hide the fact that I was offended.