Category Archives: Anti-Semitism

Neo-Nazi Group Spreads Anti-Semitic Fliers in Sydney

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Via/OPHI

A security wall that is being built in front of a Jewish school in Sydney, Australia, built due to the rise of anti-Semitism, is now the topic of another anti-Semitic incident.

A neo-Nazi group called Squadron 88, (88 is white supremacist shorthand of Heil Hitler, H being the 8th letter of the alphabet) spread out fliers that contained a notorious anti-Semitic cartoon of Jews. Read more »

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Mississippi Restaurant Offers to Name Salad After Rabbi Following Anti-Semitic Comments

Owner of Wraps restaurant anti-semitic commentJust days after a restaurant owner threw out a Jewish rabbi after asking the owner to clarify a remark in which he stereotyped Jews as being cheap, the restaurant named a salad ‘Jewish Salad.’

On September 23, Rabbi Ted Riter, an interim rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel of Jackson, Mississippi, said that he requested a salad from the owner f the Wraps restaurant, but the owner responded by asking if he wants a “full size or a Jewish size?” Read more »

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Dutch Teen Suspended From School After Online Wish to Decapitate Jews

A student at a Dutch high school was suspended after he posted a video in which he declared that he belonged to ISIS and wanted to decapitate Jews. Reacting swiftly to the boy’s outrageous act, the De Spindel high school in Hengelo, a city in eastern Netherlands, suspended the 14-year-old this past week. The student, who is reportedly a Muslim of Balkan descent, was identified in Dutch media only as Ilhan M.

“Hi, I am from ISIS and I would like to cut off the heads of Jews,” he states in the online video, after which he utters a number of profanities about Jewish women.

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Rockland Hasidic Community Leaders Denounce Offensive Tweets By Yahoo! Finance Reporter

IMG_0268A Yahoo! Finance reporter on Tuesday added fuel to the fire in an already heated election over two referendums about the future of the Town of Ramapo, by naming the Hasidic community in Rockland County “chazzers” (a Hebrew translation of ‘pigs’). He further blamed the Orthodox Jewish community, largely opponents of the ward system, for election fraud.

Phil Pearlyman, the interactive editor at Yahoo! Finance, posted the offensive comments in a series of tweets after polls were already closed. Read more »

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Authorities Investigating Fire on New Jersey Rabbi’s Vehicle on Rosh Hashanah

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Authorities in Atlantic City, NJ are investigating the cause of a fire that engulfed and ultimately destroyed a local Rabbi’s SUV, and caused damage to a nearby synagogue.

Fire officials responded Thursday morning around 2:00am to a call of a vehicle engulfed in flames. Thursday marked the first day of the Jewish Holiday Rosh Hashanah, which is in celebration of the start of  the Jewish new year. Read more »

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PA Confers ‘Martyr’ Status on Murderers of Three Israeli Yeshiva Students

kidnapping suspectsThe Hamas terrorists Marwan Kawasmeh and Amar Abu Eisha, who abducted and almost immediately murdered teenage Israeli yeshiva students Naftali Frenkel, Eyal Yifrah, and Gilad Sha’ar on June 12, were given the highest status in Islam – martyrdom – by official Palestinian Authority (PA) press and leaders.

The PA news agency WAFA lauded the two men as martyrs last Tuesday after the IDF killed them earlier in the day in Chevron, when the terrorists engaged Israeli forces in a gun battle.

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Knesset Speaker: Holocaust Didn’t Start In Auschwitz, It Began With Anti-Semtic Attacks In Local Cities

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Photo:Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

The Holocaust didn’t start in Auschwitz, but in local Europen cities where Jews and their businesses were targeted for being Jewish, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said on Tuesday during a visit to Austria.

Edelstein attended a ceremony outside the Holocaust memorial in Vienna`s Jewish Quarter, where he was joined by Doris Bures, President of the Austrian parliament`s National Council, MK David Tsur (Hatenua), chair of the Israel-Austria Parliamentary Friendship Group, and Israeli Ambassador in Vienna Zvi Heifetz. Read more »

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Trial Opens for Belgian Terrorist Group Linked to Islamic State

ISIS IraqA radical Muslim organization in Belgium was a well-structured terror group that brainwashed youngsters and sent them to fight in Syria, prosecutors said Monday as a trial started for dozens of suspects.

Only eight of the 46 suspects of the Sharia4Belgium group were present for the trial’s opening, and a ninth appeared after a lunch break. Many others are believed to be fighting in Syria or to have died in the country’s civil war. Read more »

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American Conductor of Sydney Symphony Orchestra Defends ‘Klinghoffer’ Opera

Met opera klinghofferThousands of demonstrators gathered in Manhattan last week to protest the Metropolitan Opera for including the film “The Death of Klinghoffer” in the production lineup.

Signs carried by protestors accused the Opera of glorifying terrorism by including the opera, which they say is anti-Semitic, in its season. Read more »

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Bennett During Paris Visit: No Jew Will Be Afraid to Walk The Streets of France

Paris anti-Semitic attackSpeaking to a community in fear during a solidarity visit, Israel’s Economics Minister Naftali Bennett urged members of the Jewish community in France to flee their country and emigrate to Israel.

“Just this week we saw what hatred of Israel looks like,” Bennett told a crowd in Paris on Sunday, according to Arutz 7. “Our enemies fire rockets at our children and we defend ourselves, and then they get on the podium at the UN and accuse us of genocide.” Read more »

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NYS Comptroller Report: Hate Crime Incidents Not Properly Reported By NYPD

comptroller tom dinapoliState auditors examining New York City Police Department (NYPD) records were unable to confirm that all hate crimes in the city are properly recorded and reported by the department. They also found the NYPD conducted no centralized analysis on how to best use its resources to fight these crimes, according to a report released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

The Comptroller released a separate audit on how the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) monitors hate crimes statewide. Read more »

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Baltimore Police Investigating Anti-Semitic Incident Against 3 Pedestrians On Rosh Hashanah

(AP). Baltimore County Police are investigating a report of an anti-Semitic incident.

Police say three men reported walking Thursday evening along Old Pimlico Road, about 9 miles northwest of downtown Baltimore, when a car approached them. As the car came closer, they say they saw the driver holding what looked like a BB gun or an air rifle outside the car window. Read more »

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Illinois Gov. Quinn Draws Fire Over Refusal to Defend University’s Pro-Jewish Action

Governor_Pat_QuinnThe continuing refusal by Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to publicly back the University of Illinois’ decision to refrain from hiring an academic whose anti-Semitic tweets generated a national controversy is causing local Jewish community leaders to feel concerned about the governor’s lack of empathy for an ostensibly pro-Jewish stance. Read more »

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Obama, Cameron Vow To Fight Antisemitism In Rosh Hashanah Greetings

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US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron both vowed to fight growing antisemitism in greetings for Rosh Hashanah.

President Obama offered “warmest wishes for a sweet and happy New Year, and recalled a quote by his “good friend” Ellie Wiesel which emphasizes the importance of renewal: “God gave human beings a secret, and that secret was not how to begin but how to begin again.” Read more »

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Jackson, Mississippi – Rabbi Thrown Out of Restaurant for Being Jewish

Via/Clarion-LedgerA Jewish rabbi said he was harassed and thrown out of a restaurant after asking the owner to clarify a remark in which he stereotyped Jews as being cheap.

Rabbi Ted Riter, an interim rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel of Jackson, Mississippi, posted his account of the story on social media, claiming that he was thrown out for being Jewish. Read more »

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Public Advocate James Creates Task Force To Review Spike Of Hate Crimes Against Jews, Muslims

20140923-123454.jpgNew York City Public Advocate Letitia James has created a task force charged with looking into a rise in hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim New Yorkers.

The taskforce, comprised of leaders from the Jewish, Muslim, and other faiths, will aim to make short term and long-term policy recommendations to mitigate hate crimes in New York, with a focus on crimes that target the Jewish and Muslim communities, the public Advocate’s office announced Tuesday. Read more »

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Jewish, Citywide Elected Officials Denounce Pamela Geller’s Anti-Islam Hate Ads

anti islam adJewish and citywide elected officials, as well as leaders of the Jewish and Muslim communities, gathered on the steps of City Hall Tuesday morning to denounce the anti-Islam ads to be posted on NYC subway stations and MTA buses, put up by controversial extremist Pamela Geller.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Council Member Mark Levine and Rabbi Mark Schneier all condemned the “vile hate ads” and urged New Yorkers to stand up in a unified manner to reject any hate against any religion.

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Thousands Protest Met Opera’s ‘Death Of Klinghoffer’

2014-09-22 16.24.19(AP). Demonstrators marked the start of the Metropolitan Opera’s season on Monday evening by protesting the planned production of “The Death of Klinghoffer” from outside of New York City’s Lincoln Center.

Most gathered behind metal barricades across the street, while some stood on the sidewalk in front of the arts complex, shouting “Shame on you!” at opera goers as they walked past. They carried signs accusing the Met of glorifying terrorism by including the opera, which they say is anti-Semitic, in its season. Read more »

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Pat Robertson Chides US Air Force For Removing Reference to G-d in Oath Upon Pressure From ‘Jewish Radical’

Well-known Christian evangelist Pat Robertson declared on Thursday that an activist for religious freedom in the United States military is a “little Jewish radical.” The remark came while Robertson was condemning the US Air Force for making the classic phrase “so help me G-d” an optional part of the oath for its inductees. “You got one little Jewish radical scaring the pants off you,” Robertson excoriated the Air Force during his commentary on the Christian Broadcasting Network, which he founded.

“What is wrong with the Air Force, how can they fly the bombers to defend us if they cave to one little guy?” Robertson further exclaimed. He was apparently referring to Mikey Weinstein, a former officer in the Air Force Judge Advocate General, who in 2006 founded the Military Religious Freedom Foundation for the purpose of advocating against any form of religious persuasion in the American military. In his commentary, Robertson mockingly called the organization “People Against Religion.”

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NYPD Investigating Swastika Inscribed On Wall Of Borough Park Shul As Hate Crime

20140921-230321.jpgThe NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating an alleged bias incident, in which a swastika was discovered inscribed on the wall of a synagogue in Borough Park, sources told JP.

Borough Park Shomrim Patrol responded to a call on Sunday evening at around 7:00p.m. of a reported swastika inside Yoka Shul, located at 1243 55th street in Brooklyn, NY. The coordinator who arrived at the scene immediately alerted the NYPD.

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UK Labour Party Suspends Anti-Israel Candidate Over Hateful Tweets

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Courtesty of the Daily Mirror

The British Labor Party has suspended a candidate who questioned why the ISIS had not attacked “the real oppressors, Israel.”

Vicki Kirby, 34, who was chosen earlier this month as the Labor candidate in the Woking constituency, on the southwestern edge of London, slammed Israel with a series of tweets, that ultimately let to the suspension of her candidacy, The Sunday Times reported. Read more »

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South Africa Prez: ‘We Are Committed to Fighting Anti-Semitism’

The president of South Africa declared late last week that his government is committed to fighting anti-Semitism. Jacob Zuma’s comments came during a meeting with the leadership of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) on Thursday night.

The purpose of the meeting was to address the rise in anti-Semitism in South Africa as a result of this summer’s sustained military conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

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‘Hipster Hitler’ Comic Book Sparks Jewish Outrage

hipsterhitler.com_Jewish activists are strongly condemning a satirical comic book strip called “Hipster Hitler” for its portrayal of the Holocaust-perpetrating Nazi leader as a trendy geek. The outraged activists have pledged to purchase and shred all copies of the book, which they call anti-Semitic and “sick.”

Currently being sold worldwide on Amazon, the comic strip outlines the life of a ‘trendy Hitler’, playing the Pac-Man video game and riding a bicycle with a basket on the handlebars. Read more »

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French Prime Minister Reassures Jewish Leaders: Fighting Antisemitism Is ‘A National Cause’

Valls_Toulouse_2012French Prime Minister Manuel Valls assured more than a thousand representatives of the French Jewish community that the fight against anti-Semitism is a national cause.

“The fight against racism and anti-Semitism is a great national cause,’’ Valls declared at a ceremony held Thursday at the Great Synagogue of rue de la Victoire in Paris, according to the Europen Jewish Press. “When you’re French, you defend this cause, you are mobilized and you go out in the street,’’ he said.

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Former NY Governor George Pataki To Join Protest At Metropolitan Opera Gala Opening

Pataki PhotoA coalition of organizations will protest at Lincoln Center on Monday evening, Sept. 22, at 4:30 PM, across the street from the Lincoln Center Plaza at Broadway & 65th Street to protest the Metropolitan Opera House’s decision to air the “The Death of Klinghoffer.”

Thousands are expected to gather on the first night of the gala opening of the Metropolitan opera season. Dignitaries and elected officials are expected to raise their voices against this opera which promotes terrorism and anti-Semitism.

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