Category Archives: Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Appears in Hampstead, Montreal

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Via/Bill613

People in the neighborhood of Snowdon in Montreal were shocked when over the weekend they spotted anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed on vehicles, a public school and other locations.

Several people reported seeing swastikas and the letters KKK sprayed with red and blue spray-paint, onto several cars, a French public school, a realtor sign and a local Fire Department. Read more »

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Israeli Man Attacked By Four Muslims In Berlin

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A 22-year-old Israeli claims he was the victim of an apparent hate crime attack in Berlin on Sunday, after being hit by four Muslims as he was leaving a Chabad house in Berlin’s Wilmersdorf neighborhood, Ynet reports.

The man was treated at a local hospital and will return to Israel to receive further medical treatment. Read more »

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Turkey Governor Threatens to Turn Synagogue Into Museum, Top Official Says It Won’t Happen

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Elif Güzel/Wikipedia

A Turkish governor warned that in response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, he will turn a 107-year-old synagogue into a museum.

Dursun Sahin, governor of the province of Edrine, said last week that he ordered the historical Buyuk Synagogue, to be turned into a museum, and that Jews will no longer be able to use it for their rituals. Read more »

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UK: Wigan Owner Whelan Says He’ll Resign If Found Guilty of Racism

Dave Whelan Wigan Athletic OwnerThe owner of the Wigan Athletic football club in England said that if he’s found guilty of racism over racist and anti-Semitic comments that he made recently, he will immediately resign.

Dave Whelan, the 77-year-old with nearly 20 years as owner, has apologized on Thursday after he stereotyped Jews as cheap, by saying that “Jewish people chase money more than everybody else.” Read more »

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Wellesley College Students Fear Rise in Antisemitism After Jewish Staffers’ Firings

wellesley college(JNS). Jewish students at Wellesley College, a Boston-area school for women, fear that anti-Semitism is growing on campus following what they call the school administration’s slow response to the anti-Israel activities of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) as well as its decision fire the school’s Hillel director and Jewish chaplain.

“I firmly believe this college is becoming increasingly anti-Semitic,” Jordan Hannink, a junior at Wellesley, told Haaretz. Read more »

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Four-Year-Old Attacked In Apparant Hate Crime In New Zealand

yarmulkaA four-year-old Jewish boy, wearing a yarmulke and tzitzit, was hit on the head while walking home from school with his mother in Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand, according to local media reports.

The boy was walking home from preschool when he was approached by a man who slapped the him hard on the top of his head in front of his mother, brother and a friend in Mt Eden, Auckland, on Friday, the Herald on Sunday reported. Read more »

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French Interior Minister Tells Jewish Community: I Love Jews, I Am Your Friend

Bernard_CazeneuveIn a somewhat unprecedented manner by a French politician, France’s interior minister boasted last week about the “affection” and “friendship” he feels for the French Jewish community, according to a report by JTA.

“I feel more close to you than you can imagine, close to you. Also in my heart, through ties of affection and friendship and sentiment, but also — and this is almost more important to me — through spirit, through a great admiration,” Bernard Cazeneuve said during a speech at a gala in Paris organized by the French Jewish Radio J station. Read more »

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British Board Of Deputies Refuses To Accept Wigan Athletic Owner’s ‘Half-Hearted’ Apology

Dave Whelan Wigan Athletic OwnerThe Board of Deputies of British Jews has rejected Dave Whelan’s “half-hearted apology” for his remarks to the Guardian over Jewish people, labelling his latest comments as “outrageous and offensive,” The Guardian reported Friday.

The Wigan Athletic owner and chairman, who appointed Malky Mackay as the club’s new manager on Wednesday, had been accused of antisemitism after he said “Jewish people chase money more than everybody else.” Read more »

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BREAKING: Two Orthodox Men Attacked On Way to Jerusalem Yeshiva

mount of olivesIn another likely manifestation of increased Arab violence, two men in their twenties were wounded in Jerusalem on Friday, when a group of Orthodox Jews on their way to the Beit Orot yeshiva – which is housed on the Mount of Olives – was suddenly attacked.

Magen David Adom paramedics rushed to the scene to tend to the injured men, a 24-year-old who had stab wounds to his upper body, and a 21-year-old with bruises to his head, the apparent result of a beating with a metal bar.

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Bloomingburg Jewish Community Calls BOE Decision To Toss Hasidic Vote ‘Anti-Jewish’

bloomingburg #4On Thursday, the Sullivan County Board of Elections tossed out 62 of 69 Hasidic voter registration challenges that were filed by proponents of the village of Bloomingburg dissolution.

The voters whose registrations were rejected were all of the incoming Hasidic Jewish community, who were opposed to the plan put forth in a referendum to dissolve Bloomingburg into the Town of Mamakating. Read more »

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UK: Wigan Athletic Owner Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Comments

Dave Whelan Wigan Athletic OwnerThe owner of the Wigan Athletic football club in England has apologized for anti-Semitic comments he made stereotyping Jews as cheap people.

Dave Whelan, the 77-year-old with nearly 20 years as owner, said that he saw nothing wrong with a text sent by Malky Mackay, who he recently appointed as the club’s manager. The text read “Nothing like a Jew that sees money slipping through his fingers.” Read more »

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UK: Wigan Athletic Owner Sparks Outrage With ‘Jewish People Chase Money’ Comments

The owner of the Wigan Athletic football club in England has brought the team into further controversy after being accused of anti-Semitism due to his statement that “Jewish people chase money more than everybody else.”

Dave Whelan, the 77-year-old with nearly 20 years as owner, appointed ex-Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay to be the club’s new manager on Wednesday. The FA is already investigating allegations that Mackay sent insulting text messages while he served as manager of the Welsh club.

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Belgium: Jewish Official Demands Govt Coverage of Jewish Community’s Security Costs

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Following the stabbing of an Orthodox Jew in Antwerp, a Belgian Jewish politician has demanded that the government pay for the community’s security costs of $1 million a year. Claude Marinower, Antwerp’s alderman for education, expressed the demand on Thursday – several days after 31-year-old Yehosha Malik was knifed in the neck by an unknown assailant while he was walking to synagogue to attend Shabbos prayer services. Read more »

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Poll: 27% Of Germans Compare Israel’s Treatement Of Palestinians To The Nazis

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Anti-Semitism and resentment towards Israel In Germany has risen sharply in recent months following the Gaza offensive, with more than 25% of German now equating Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to Nazi persecution of Jews during World War II, according to a poll conducted by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

The bi-annual survey showed that 18 percent of Germans believe that Jews, because of their actions, are partly responsible for their own persecution, up from less than 8 percent in June. Read more »

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Brooklyn. NY – CB12 Commends DA Thompson For Arrest In Hate Attack Against Board Member

Ken ThompsonCommunity Board 12 on Wednesday commended Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson for filing hate crime charges against three perpetrators who assaulted Community Board 12 board member Ruben Werczberger while he was waiting to file a police report in Sunset Park, on Tuesday.

The three perpetrators yelled, ‘dirty Jew, move your car’ and ‘snatch the phone from the dirty Jew,’ after shattering Werczberger’s car windshield and beating him up with a wooden stick. Read more »

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Public Advocate James and Hate Crime Task Force Condemn Anti-Semitic Williamsburg Attack

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Photo credit: CBS2

As police continue to investigate Monday’s hate crime against an Israeli tourist in Williamsburg, Public Advocate Letitia James and the Public Advocate’s Hate Crime Task Force, launched earlier this year by her office, came out on Wednesday in full force, to condem the rise in bias-related crime against the Jewish community in New York City.

As first reported by JP, on Monday, an Israeli tourist was attacked by a violent group at the Queens-bound platform at the Marcy Avenue J-M-Z station in Williamsburg.

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UCLA Student Govt Follows Brutal Jerusalem Attack With Vote to Divest From Israel

BDS Boycott IsraelIn a move that comes across as especially notorious for its timing, late Tuesday night the student government at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution urging the college to divest from the State of Israel. The resolution, sponsored by the campus group Students for Justice in Palestine, passed on the same day that two Palestinian terrorists from East Jerusalem horrifically murdered four Jews, including three Americans, as they prayed during morning services in a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof section.

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British Jewry Advised to Ramp Up Institutional Security Following Jerusalem Attack

Jerusalem terror attackIn the wake of the deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue and the stabbing of a Jewish man in Belgium, the security organization of British Jewry has advised the adoption of extra vigilance around Jewish institutions.

The Community Security Trust issued the warning on Tuesday in a security bulletin that outlined nine instructions to Jewish institutions, including a call to “ensure visible external security patrols take place to deter and detect hostile activity” and immediate reporting to police officials of any suspicious behavior.

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Cymbrowitz Calls On Brooklyn College To Cancel Co-Sponsored Anti-Israel Lecture

brooklyn collegeNY Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) on Wednesday urged Brooklyn College president Karen Gould to cancel Thursday’s scheduled lecture co-sponsored by several academic departments at the college and inflammatory anti-Israel group Students for Justice in Palestine.

Billed as a “conversation” between Professors Steven Salaita and Katherine Franke, the lecture will focus on the topic of “the constant push by Zionists to silence academic discourse on the Palestinian struggle and criticisms of Israel,” according to the event’s Facebook page. Read more »

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London, UK – Suspects Arrested, Charged In Mass Tire Slashing Of Jewish Cars In Stamford Hill

tire slash stamford hillMetropolitan Police have arrested two men in connection with a racially motivated attack in the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Stamford Hill in London, in which tires of some 50 cars parked were slashed in the early hours of Monday morning.

On Tuesday, police said they have arrested and charged two men and are treating it as a racially-motivated crime. Read more »

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UPDATED: Teenager Who Attacked Israeli Tourist On Train Platform Arrested

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Photo credit: CBS2

Just one day after an Israeli tourist was attacked by three assailants on a subway platform in the Willamsburg section of Brooklyn, the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force has arrested one of the suspects, law enforcement sources told JP.

As reported on Monday, the 53-year-old Orthodox Jewish tourist from Israel was by himself, standing at the Broadway – Marcy train station in Williamsburg around 3:45 pm when three youths approached him from behind and started attacking him.

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Brooklyn, NY – Deutsch Supports Bill Assigning NYPD Safety Officers At Private Schools, Yeshivas

chaimdeutschNYC Council Member Chaim Deutsch (D-Brooklyn) on Tuesday called on the de Blasio administration to heighten security at synagogues and Jewish schools across the City all year round, following the horrific massacre in Jerusalem earlier today.

“This attack is a stark reminder that synagogues and yeshivas in New York City are vulnerable to violence,” Deutsch said in a statement. “I thank Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bratton for their swift response to this morning’s tragedy in assigning extra NYPD security to local synagogues. We must continue to remain vigilant in protecting our community.” Read more »

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Report: Anti-Semitic Incidents in Italy Tripled During Summer Gaza War

anti israel protest 47 streetIn a development similar to what occurred in the rest of Europe, anti-Semitic incidents in Italy nearly tripled this summer during Israel’s defensive military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as compared to the summer of 2013. The unsettling information was revealed by Italy’s Center of Contemporary Jewish Documentation.

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Spain: Mayor of Madrid Suburb Apologizes For ‘Jewish Dog’ Slur

spain mayorThe mayor of a suburb of Madrid, the capital city of Spain, issued an official apology for using the term “Jewish dog” during her campaign for the office. Collado Villalba Mayor Mariola Vargas apologized on Friday to the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain (FCJE) in regard to her comment during a news conference, in which she denied allegations that she maintained foreign bank accounts and urged listeners to believe her statement of innocence because “I’m no Jewish dog.”

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University of Arizona Fraternity Severely Disciplined For Attack on Jewish Students

arizona uA problem-plagued college fraternity that is already facing possible expulsion from the University of Arizona has now been accused of additional malfeasance after members of a Jewish fraternity were attacked on Friday, school officials disclosed.

A group of about 15 local members of the university’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity “forced entry into the off-campus residence of UA students, yelling discriminatory comments at the UA students and physically assaulting them,” the school’s Dean of Students stated.

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