Category Archives: Anti-Semitism

UN Sec. General Offers Condolences to Victims’ families of Recent Anti-Semitic Attacks

Ban Ki-moonOver 1500 Jewish teens attended Chabad Teen Network (CTeen) international convention in Brooklyn N.Y on Sunday. The conference brought together teens from Brazil, Hong Kong, France, England, Australia, Israel, Canada, Germany, Singapore and the US, their staff, Rabbis, political leaders and guest educators for an important weekend of teen engagement.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addressed the teens via video message during the CTeen Choice Awards banquet dinner.

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Zuckerman Says Obama ‘Lost touch with Reality’ on Iran, Israel

Netanyahu and ObamaUS News and World Report Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, and publisher of the New York Daily News, Mort Zuckerman said Wednesday that “we have somebody who’s just lost touch with what’s going on in the world” in reaction to the looming Iran nuclear agreement  in an appearance on the “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network. Read more »

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Schumer Introduces Bipartisan Reso Calling on EU TO Combat Rise of Antisemitism

chuck schumerU.S. Senator Charles Schumer on Thursday announced a bipartisan Senate Resolution condemning the rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe and calls for greater cooperation with the European governments, the European Union, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe to help prevent and respond to anti-Semitism. Read more »

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Pine Bush School District Collects Signatures for ‘Ward Voting’

4084214974The same school district that failed to stop the anti-Semitic activity tormenting their Jewish students for years is now looking to further segregate their district into individual wards.

This could be seen as a negative if they overlook the Jewish vote, or a benefit in hopes that the large district would be better controlled.

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Californian Homeowner Displaying Swastika Flags Upsets Neighbors

ant semite home caA Jewish lawmaker in California is calling on an unidentified man to voluntarily remove swastika-emblazoned American and Israeli flags from outside his home.

A Palestinian flag and a statue made of wood of a figure raising its arms and dressed in army green was also displayed outside the home. Read more »

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Deutsch Hosts Symposium on Counter-Terrorism & Safety Awareness

chaimdeutschCouncil Member Chaim Deutsch invited residents to participate in a two-part Community Symposium featuring presentations by the NYS National Guard, the NYC Office of Emergency Management, NYPD and FDNY, that will take place on Thursday.

The NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services will also be in attendance to answer questions. Read more »

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Survey: US Jewish College Students See Increase of Antisemitism on Campuses

swastika-flag-UT-Hillel-1-22-09-OK-ADLIn high school many of us learned about WWII and the injustice done to the Jewish people. Some of us may have even had the opportunity to visit the saddening Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C, yet young people are lashing out on Jewish college students all over the country.

According to a survey released by Louis D. Brandeis Center and Trinity College, more than half of today’s American Jewish college students have witnessed or experienced an anti-Semitic incident.

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Jewish Woman Forced to Pay After NY Cabbie Yells ‘Jews Must Die’

taxiIt seems Antisemitism is peering its ugly head out from all parts of the globe, including right here in New York City.

A long Island woman claims officers ordered her to pay for a taxi fare even after the driver bombarded her with anti-Semitic comments after he found out she was Jewish, the Daily News reported.

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Montreal – Swastikas Spray Painted On Cars In Underground Parking Lot

Photo credit: CTV Montreal/ Jean-Luc Boulch

Photo credit: CTV Montreal/ Jean-Luc Boulch

Montreal police Hate Crime Unit is investigating swastikas daubed on four cars that were parked in a garage in Notre-Dame-de-Grace Monday night as a hate crime, Montreal Police spokesman Louis Heroux told JP.

The vandalism was discovered Monday night at around 10:22 pm.  Read more »

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London, UK – Police Investigating Anti-Semitic Incident On Subway By Soccer Fans

underground londonBritain has problems with anti-Semitism and racism. One of the clearest examples of this is in the area of professional sports. Not on the field, but rather, in the stands and other areas surrounding the sport.

West Ham fans on their way to a match in White Hart Lane against Tottenham were filmed chanting anti-Semitic songs on the underground. Police are also investigating racist chanting at St Pancras station by men thought to be Chelsea fans returning from the Champions League match in Paris. Read more »

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French President Hollande Vows Stiffer Penalties For Hate Speech

France Hollande New Year(AFP). French President Francois Hollande vowed Monday to introduce tougher penalties for “racist, anti-semitic or homophobic” remarks in the wake of last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris.

Speaking at an annual dinner hosted by the country’s Jewish community, Hollande called for “faster, more effective sanctions” against hate speech and added: “I want such speech to come under criminal law rather than press laws.” Read more »

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Homeland Security Sec. Warns of Fragile Security Situation

jeh-johnson.siJeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, was featured on NBC’s “Meet the Press” where he expressed just how fragile the U.S. government has become.

He revealed there has been a threat issued on a Michigan mall and the American citizens should be “particularly vigilant” in the warning of growing terrorism on U.S. soil. Read more »

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Past Anti-Semitic Comments Overshadows Muslim Ring of Peace Around Oslo Synagogue

Photo/Reuters

Photo/Reuters

On Saturday, it was reported that over 1,000 Muslims formed a “ring of peace” around a synagogue in Oslo, Norway in response to the murder of a Jew standing guard in front of a synagogue in Copenhagen.

But according to Breitbart News, there were, in fact, no more than 20 actual Muslems who arrived for the vigil in front of the synagogue and approximately 1000 people who were not Muslim. Read more »

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Suspect Who Spray Painted Anti-Semitic & Anti-Gov’t Graffiti In SI Arrested

si suspectA man suspected in spray painting anti-Semitic and anti government graffiti at 6 different locations in Staten Island has been taken into custody Monday morning, law enforcement sources told JP.

The man, identified as Vincent Rodriguez, a 26-year-old Staten island resident, was picked up early Monday morning at his house. After struggling with detectives, he was taken into the 122 precinct, where is currently being questioned. Read more »

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Rudy Giuliani: Statement About Obama’s Love For America ‘Hit A Nerve’

19firstdraft-Rudy-Giuliani-tmagArticleFormer mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, has been rubbing people the wrong way lately due to openly criticizing president Obama.

In an interview with The Cats Roundtable, Giuliani acknowledges hitting a nerve with many but firmly defends his statements about president Obama “not loving America.” Read more »

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Pope Francis Reaches Out to Jewish Students After Anti-Semitic Incidents

pope_francisAs some religions strive to distinguish and separate themselves, some religious figures are looking to unite against violence and hate, recognizing they all need each other to battle the evil that is raging through the world.

Recently a group of Jewish high school students from Long Island had the opportunity to attend a special meeting with Pope Francis during their visit to Rome.

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Schumer: Jewish People, No Matter Where They Call Home, Should Not Live in Fear

Charles E. SchumerU.S. Senator Charles Schumer on Thursday called on European government to take the extra mile in protecting the Jewish communities in their countries.

In the most recent incident, a Jewish man was killed while guarding a Jewish synagogue during a bat-mitzvah service in Copenhagen last Saturday. In France, hundreds of gravestones were desecrated at a Jewish cemetery. Read more »

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Norway’s Muslims Form Protective Human Ring Around Oslo Synagogue

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Photo/Reuters

(Reuters). More than 1000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo’s synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city’s Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark last weekend.

Chanting “No to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia,” Norway’s Muslims formed what they called a ring of peace a week after Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, a Danish-born son of Palestinian immigrants, killed two people at a synagogue and an event promoting free speech in Copenhagen last weekend. Read more »

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Brooklyn Man Faces Hate Crime Charges For Assaulting Yeshiva Boys In Midwood

yeshivas ohr yitzchokA Brooklyn man faces hate-crime charges for throwing a coffee mug through a yeshiva window in Brooklyn while yelling racial slurs, according to court papers.

The incident occurred in the Midwood section of Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, when Pawel Krzyania, 30, was smoking and drinking coffee outside his home. Read more »

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NYPD Searching Suspect Who Spray Painted Anti-Semitic & Anti-Gov’t Graffiti at 6 Locations In SI

si suspectThe New York Police Department is on the hunt after a man who has spray painted derogatory language against government officials and Jews on at least six locations in Staten Island.

Police said the person of interest spray painted anti-Semitic graffiti and offensive language against the federal government, including President Barack Obama, at six commercial locations in the New Dorp area of Staten Island. Read more »

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Brussels Rabbi Files Police Report Over Facebook Death Threat

Rabbi-Menachem-Margolin-courtesy-ejpress.org_A Brussels-based Rabbi, who has advocated for enhanced security for European Jews, following the recent terrorist attacks, has filed a police complaint over death threats made against him.

Rabbi Menachem Margolin, was born in Israel and leads the European Jewish Association lobby group, making him a targeted figure.

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Swedish Radio Apologizes For Question About Anti-Semitism

On Air Radio Sign(AP). Sweden’s public radio network has apologized for asking Israel’s ambassador whether Jews have any responsibility for growing anti-Semitism.

In an interview Tuesday, a Swedish Radio reporter asked Ambassador Isaac Bachman about the causes of anti-Semitism and whether Jews themselves had any responsibility. Bachman rejected the question, saying it was like asking whether a rape victim was to blame for what happened to her.

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Jewish Groups Slam French Pol For Suggesting PM Valls In Under ‘Jewish Influence’

Manuel-Valls-FrancFrench Prime Minister Manuel Valls slammed a former minister from his party for suggesting his support for Israel and the French Jewish community is due to “influence” by his Jewish wife.

The statements made Monday by Roland Dumas, a Socialist former foreign minister, “do nothing to honor the Republic,” Valls said during a meeting with regional lawmakers of Paris. . Read more »

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Madison Police: Weekend Anti-Jewish Vandalism Considered Hate Crime

westmsn-graffiti-3-650-edit-jpgMadison Police Department is investigating a string of weekend property crimes in the West District of Madison, Wisconsin as a possible hate crime, Madison Police spokesman Joel DeSpain told JP on Tuesday.

Detectives are seeking to identify those responsible for daubing at least 38 homes– including garage doors, driveways and vehicles – with vulgar language and ethnic and racial slurs on Saturday.  Read more »

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Malcolm Hoenlein Says Jews Should Not Flee to Israel

images_project_5422e63e91c0330800000084_extraimg_157362394One of American Jewry’s most powerful figures, Malcolm Hoenlein, said Monday that Jews should not be advised to flee Europe, but instead world Jewish leaders have a responsibility to assist those anxious to relocate to Israel and ensure the safety of those wishing to remain in their home countries.

“I do not believe we should panic or that we should tell people to flee,” Malcolm Hoenlein, long-standing executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, told a news conference in Jerusalem.

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