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.
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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.
Atlanta, Georgia-based Emory University has initiated an investigation to discover the identity of an anti-Semitic vandal who painted a number of swastikas on a Jewish fraternity house early Sunday, the day after Yom Kippur the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.
The symbols of Nazi oppression were found spray-painted in black on an outer wall and a pillar of Alpha Epsilon Pi, a traditionally Jewish fraternity at Emory University. The college’s president, James Wagner, blasted the criminal act, describing the “crude, offensive graffiti” as no less than “an attack against everything for which Emory stands.
Late this past week, the movement of Reform Judaism finally joined the numerous Jewish organizations that have been loudly protesting an upcoming Metropolitan Opera production widely considered to be anti-Semitic, as well as presenting some justification for the murderous acts of terrorists.
“We join with other Jewish leaders in expressing our disappointment and dismay about the staging by the Metropolitan Opera of ‘The Death of Klinghoffer,’” the movement’s leaders stated in a letter addressed to Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager.
Another anti-Semitic attack against jews was reported in Europe, this time in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
A neo-Nazi biker stopped in front of a synagogue in the “Bermuda Triangle” shortly after Yom Kippur where he began to shout out anti-Semitic epithets and curses while waving a knife, Kol Yisrael (Israel Radio) reported on Monday.
Toronto voters are heading to the polls in less than 20 days, on October 27, which means that the race will only heat up, after two debates in recent days sparked the candidates asking each other for apologies over controversial remarks.
On Sunday evening, Doug Ford, who’s running to replace his retiring brother Rob, was attacked by a Jewish opponent for failing to apologize after his brother, Mayor Ford, once used an anti-Semitic slur.
Michael Avila, the owner of The Bushwick Coffee Shop, who called Jews “greedy infiltrators” in an Instagram post last week has deleted all the store’s social media accounts and has apologized for saying that Jews “function via greed and dominance,” DNAInfo NY reported Monday.
In an Instagram post, first reported by brokelyn.com, the owner of the shop wrote that he despises Jewish customers because the Jews “function via “greed and dominance.”
Just hours after the end of one of the Holiest days in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on a Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia.
“Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house, an historically Jewish fraternity here at Emory, was the target of crude, offensive graffiti, including swastikas, early Sunday morning, October 5” Emory University confirmed in a statement.