Speaking with Israel’s i24 News ahead of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections set to be held this Sunday, Foreign Minister Klimkin said that anti-Semitism in his country is so low that it doesn’t cause a significant threat to the Jewish community.
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In a wide ranging interview, Tom Morris, the english director of the controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer,” defends screening the opera, despite resistance from Klinghoffer’s two daughters and many public officials.
The opera is based on the 1985 killing of passenger Leon Klinghoffer on the Achille Lauro, an Italian cruise ship hijacked by four members of the Palestinian Liberation Front. The 69-year-old was shot in his wheelchair and pushed overboard.
The adviser to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has glorified the terrorist who murdered a three-month-old infant, Israeli-American Chaya Zissel-Brown, and injured eight others yesterday, when he purposely drove his car into a crowd of people waiting for a train in Jerusalem. Sultan Abu Al-Einein lauded the terrorist, describing him as a “heroic Martyr” on his official Facebook page.
A prominent Jewish student at Kean University in New Jersey has become somewhat traumatized as a result of a recent incident wherein images resembling swastikas were drawn outside his dorm room door.
Nathaniel Sietz was returning to his room on the Kean campus one night earlier this month, when he saw the apparent symbols of anti-Semitic hate smeared into the text on the whiteboard that hangs next to the door.
Two students from the East Carolina University appeared in court on Wednesday for charges that they spray painted a swastika on an apartment door. Authorities said the apartment was targeted due to the religious beliefs of a resident.
Back in September the two suspects, Timothy Scott Gill Jr., 21, of Greenville, and Brandon Daniel Friedhoff, 20, of Greenville, were charged with ethnic intimidation, injury to property, and first degree trespassing.
Jim Kirkland who’s running on the Republican line against incumbent Roger Berliner (D), for County Council in the 1st District, has lost his support from the official Republican Party after they reviewed an ant-Semitic email he sent.
In an email sent to the Washington Post back in February, Kirkland was complaining about a fine his elderly mother received from the County, for failing to repair her roof over the Christmas Holiday.
Leading Jewish members of the UK Independence Party in England have made statements backing up the party’s defense of its alliance with a member of Parliament whose party leader has been known to utter racial slurs and express doubts about the Holocaust.
The group in the European Parliament known as Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy recruited Polish MEP Robert Iwaszkiewicz, who is a member of the Congress of the New Right led by Janusz Korwin-Mikke.
Containing the second-largest population of Jews in Britain, the northern city of Manchester was beset with multiple protests against Israel during the war, a number of which took place outside a shop in the city center that sells Israeli-manufactured beauty products. The vicious expressions of hatred voiced at those protests often prompted police to respond and restore order between protesters and pro-Israel protesters.
UK’s Crown Police Service said Helm tweeted on August 7 an image of Berger’s head with a yellow star on it, in reference to the infamous Jewish symbol during the Holocaust.
Teenagers from Jewish faith-based schools joined Rabbi Avi Weiss on Monday in a makeshift prayer spot opposite the Met. They discussed Hebrew scriptures in shifts of about a dozen throughout the day.
As many jewish leaders and elected officials plan to protest the opening of the highly controversial Met opera outside the Lincoln center in Manhattan, Mayor Bill de Blasio actually defended the Metropolitan Opera’s right to show “The Death of Klinghoffer,” and criticized former Mayor Rudy Giuliani for headlining a protest against the controversial opera.
“I really think we have to be very careful in a free society to respect that cultural institutions will portray works of art – put on operas, plays, that there will be art exhibits in museum,” Mayor de Blasio said Monday at an unrelated press conference.
Despite repeated requests to the Metropolitan Opera not to show the highly controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer,” the Met Opera has decided to go forward with the screening.
The opera, which will open tomorrow, relates the documented story of Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound New Yorker, who was shot to death by Palestinian terrorists aboard a cruise ship. After his death, they threw him overboard together with his wheelchair.
France’s former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Bernard Kouchner has charged that former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was widely disliked because of his Jewish origins, the result of France being a “racist” country.
In actual fact, Sarkozy’s paternal grandfather was of Greek Jewish extraction, meaning that Sarkozy was not truly Jewish according to Jewish law, which only recognizes the validity of the mother’s side to establish legitimate Jewish heritage. Kouchner – whose own father was Jewish – contends that these details were of no interest to the prejudiced French public.
Miami Beach police responding to a silent alarm triggered by robbers in a private residence, owned by Orthodox Jews, reportedly found that swastikas surrounded by Stars of David painted on the home’s interior walls.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is expected to headline a press conference the at Lincoln Center on Monday evening to protest the first evening that “The Death of Klinghoffer” will be shown at the Metropolitan Opera.
Additional confirmed participants include Congressman Peter King, Former NY Governor David Paterson, Criminal Defense Attorney Ben Brafman, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik.
Sears offered Tuesday an apology and pulled a sideways swastika ring for men that was placed on Sears’ “marketplace” website, after coming under fire via Social Media.
The description for the ring reads: “This gothic jewelry item in particular features a Swastika ring that’s made of .925 Thai silver. Not for Neo Nazi or any Nazi implication. These jewelry items are going to make you look beautiful at your next dinner date.”
Citywide Elected Officials, Interfaith Leaders Issue A Call To Action In Combating Anti-Semitic Attacks
Over a dozen interfaith leaders, elected officials and community organizations; heads rallied Tuesday in the rotunda of Brooklyn Borough Hall to denounce recent bias attacks against members and institutions of the Jewish community in Brooklyn,
The press conference, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, was organized in light of a recent physical assault at a respected community leader outside the Barclays Center following an exhibition basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Maccabi Tel Aviv.
A Conservative Member of the British Parliament unleashed a vitriolic verbal assault on United States-based pro-Israel groups on Monday. The incendiary comments came during a business debate in the House of Commons.
Andrew Bridgen – who had accusations of sexual assault lodged against him in 2011 – expressed his thoughts while indicating that he was set to support a motion, proposed by parliamentarians who are notably anti-Israel, that would recognize the State of Palestine. The vote passed by 274 to 12, with Bridgen’s comments widely viewed as thoroughly anti-Semitic in tone.
(AP). Two Penn State students have been ordered to spend two years on probation after pleading guilty to spray-painting swastikas and other symbols near a Jewish fraternity last year.
Prosecutors in Centre County said 20-year-old Eric Hyland of Export entered the plea Monday to charges of ethnic intimidation and criminal mischief.
The NYPD hate Crime Task Force is investigating a bias attack, after a man was pyscially attacked by pro-Palestinian supporters in Brooklyn Tuesday night, following the Nets – Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball game at Barclay’s Center, according to a press release sent out by Kings Bay Y.
Leonard Petlakh, Executive Director of the Kings Bay Y, says he was physically attacked by anti-Israel protesters while exiting the Barclays Center arena with his children and friends.
In the wake of a summer wherein Israel’s strong retaliatory actions against Hamas rockets from Gaza generated frightening outbursts of anti-Israel – and anti-Jewish – sentiment around the world, Jewish communities in England are preparing to hold rallies against anti-Semitism in Manchester and London later this month.
Containing the second-largest population of Jews in Britain. the northern city of Manchester was beset with multiple protests against Israel during the war, a number of which took place outside a shop in the city center that sells Israeli-manufactured beauty products.
Sent out by American Baptist Churches USA’s (ABC USA) International Ministries (IM), the resolution emphatically declares anti-Semitism to be “wholly contrary to J___s’ teaching” and that it “demeans J____s and all people of Jewish ethnicity.”
While many Israelis enjoy a nice vacation from work during the imminent and lengthy holiday of Sukkot, those who work in the real estate business as brokers and agents catering to foreign buyers will be as busy as ever.
Since the conclusion of this summer’s war with Hamas, property consultants and dealers in the Jewish state report a surge of interest from Jews overseas – especially from Europe and Australia – in making real estate investments in Israel.