Category Archives: Anti-Semitism

CNN Video: ISIS Blows Up Yonah HaNavi’s Tomb in Iraq

jonah tombA shocking video broadcast on CNN shows the moment Prophet Jonah’s tomb in Mosul, Iraq, explodes. The first few frames show the revered shrine towering over its landscape.

There’s a sudden burst of dust, fire and smoke. CNN said could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the video, which was posted to YouTube. Read more »

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French Jewish Tourist Attacked in Montreal in Possible Hate Crime

Montreal policeAuthorities in Montreal are investigating what they say is a possible hate crime against a Jewish tourist, who was punched in the face in Snowdon.

The French man who remained anonymous for his own safety, said he was exiting a kosher restaurant on Monday. While talking with his sister about Israeli prime minister Netanyahu, two men approached him and one man punched him in the face. Read more »

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Agudath Israel Delegation Returns From Day-Long Congressional Mission [Video]

Courtesy of Agudath Israel

Courtesy of Agudath Israel

Nearly 30 Agudath Israel activists from seven states converged on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, holding a series of meetings with key Senators and Congressional members from both parties, to express appreciation for America’s strong support of Israel and its right to defend itself, and to request additional emergency funding of the Iron Dome.

In addition, the delegation registered the community’s deep concern about the rise in global anti-Semitism and urged the officials to speak out forcefully about protecting Jewish communities across the globe. Read more »

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New York Cupcake Company Tweets About ‘Zionist Pigs’

cupcake crewIn a report on the website pocketfullofliberty.com, a New York City-based cupcake company has been exposed for publicly expressing vicious anti-Israel – or shall we say anti-Semitic? – opinions, related to the current military hostilities between the Jewish state and Hamas in Gaza.

Cup Cake Crew – which has colorful food trucks selling the small baked goods around the city – sent out the following message via its Twitter account: “Ironically what the Zionist pigs are doing to Palestinian Arabs today is exactly what Hitler and the Nazis did to them #FreePalestine.” Read more »

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French Foreign Minister: Jews in France Are Living In Fear

paris franceMany members of the Jewish community in France are living in fear amid a recent resurgence of hate and anti-Semitic French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday.

“Jews in France should not be afraid but many of them are afraid,” Fabius told France Inter radio after one listener called in to share her experiences of hearing anti-Semitic comments in public. Read more »

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British MP Apologizes for ‘Gaza Rocket’ tweet

David-wardA British MP in hot water over a tweet he sent, suggesting that if he lived in Gaza he would’ve fired rockets, has released a tepid apology on Wednesday.

British Liberal Democrat MP David Ward tweeted on Tuesday afternoon: “The big question is – if I lived in Gaza would I fire a rocket? probably yes.” Read more »

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France’s Highest Court Upholds Extradition for Brussels Shooting Suspect

Brussels shooting jewishThe final decision on the extradition of the suspect in the Brussels Jewish museum shooting has been handed down by French’s highest court on wednesday.

France’s highest court upheld the decision from a lower court that ordered Mehdi Nemmouche, the man suspected of killing four people at the Museum, to be extradited to Belgium. Read more »

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Anti-Israel Protestors Attack Maccabi Haifa Players During Game in Austria

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Israel’s Maccabi Haifa’s pre-season match against Lille in Austria came to an early end when anti-Israel protestors stormed the field and attacked the Maccabi Haifa players.

With Lille leading 2-0 in the friendly match, the violent protestors invaded the pitch and turned the field from a football field into something more of a fight club. Read more »

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Days After Price-Tag Incident, Anti-Semitic Graffiti Sprayed in Thornhill

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Just days after York Regional Police found hateful anti-Muslim messages at an Islamic center north of Toronto, anti-Semitic graffiti has been sprayed in the same area, this time at a bus shelter.

Authorities say that between midnight and 7am on Tuesday, hateful graffiti against the State of Israel and a Nazi symbol were spray-painted in an act of vandalism. Read more »

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Chancellor Merkel Pledges To Protect Jewish Community in Germany

MerkelGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged the country’s Jewish community Wednesday her unwavering support amid recent anti-Semitic attacks during pro-Palestinian demonstrations, a government spokesman said.

“The chancellor and the entire German government condemn the anti-Semitic remarks made at pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli demonstrations in Germany in the strongest terms,” Merkel’s spokesperson George Streiter told reporters. Read more »

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Support For Jewish Self-Defense Group Rises Amidst French Attacks

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As outlined in detail by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, shortly before their synagogue was covered in tear gas and smoke, 100 Jews brandishing baseball bats and clubs were singing the French national anthem in front of the religious building’s heavy metal gate.

They had gathered outside the main synagogue in the Parisian suburb of Sarcelles on Sunday to defend it against a primarily Arab mob of 200 men who had massed nearby with sticks and stones, setting garbage cans on fire and chanting “Slaughter the Jews.” The Jewish defenders were singing “La Marseillaise” as an expression of of gratitude toward the 100 police officers that prevented the mob from approaching. Read more »

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Pro-Palestinian Protest in Canada Turns Violent, Organizers Apologize

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A pro-Palestinian protest at Calgary’s City Hall in Canada turned violent when they came across some pro-Israel protestors who staged their own march.

Hundreds of people attended the pro-Palestinian protest, which started as a peaceful march, calling for a ceasefire and condemning Israel for the current attacks in Gaza. But when both opposing views met, it turned violent. Read more »

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France Permits Pro-Palestinian Protest in Paris

paris palestiniansFollowing violent clashes between pro-Palestinian protestors and Jewish institutions, French authorities last week banned protests in some cities. But on Tuesday police said that following consultation with organizers, they have given the green light for a pro-Palestine demonstration to be held in Paris on Wednesday.

Organizers said that they changed the route from the protest so no Jewish institutions should be along the way. Protesters will march from Denfert-Rochereau in the south of Paris to Invalides in the center of the French capital from around 6:30pm (Paris time). Read more »

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London, UK – British Parliament Member Says He Would’ve Fired Rockets At Israel

wardBritish Liberal Democrat MP David Ward tweeted Tuesday afternoon that he would “probably” fire a rocket into Israel if he lived in the Gaza Strip.

“The big question is – if I lived in Gaza would I fire a rocket? probably yes,” Ward tweeted on 19:36 GMT. Read more »

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Agudath Israel Sends Delegation To Lobby Lawmakers On Anti-Semitism and Israel

agudath israelAmid growing concerns of anti-Semitic attacks across the U.S. and in Europe and the escalation in Israel, Agudath Israel of America on Tuesday announced they were sending an emergency delegation to Capitol Hill to meet with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The meetings, which will take place  on Wednesday will provide an opportunity to express appreciation for America’s strong support of Israel and its right to defend Read more »

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Germany: Gaza Conflict Unleashes New Wave of Anti-Semitism

germany anti Israel protestA detailed news report in the Times of Israel has outlined unsettling details about the latest unabashed public resurgence of anti-Semitism in Germany, apparently in response to Israel’s attack on the terrorist Hamas organization in Gaza.

Draped in Palestinian flags and shaking their fists, an angry mob gathered on a major Berlin avenue on Thursday, chanting “Jew, Jew, cowardly swine, come out and fight on your own!” (translated from German). Earlier last week in Dortmund and Frankfurt, anti-Israel protesters shockingly chanted, “Hamas Hamas, Jews to the gas!”. Read more »

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France Vows To Fight Anti-Semitic Violence Following Weeks Of Anti-Jewish Riots in Paris

Paris-protest-pro-palestineFrench interior minister on Monday slammed the “intolerable” acts of anti-Semitism after a rally against Israel’s Gaza offensive descended into violence pitting an angry pro-Palestinian crowd against local Jewish businesses on Sunday.

“When you head for the synagogue, when you burn a corner shop because it is Jewish-owned, you are committing an anti-Semitic act,” Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters outside the Sarcelles synagogue. Read more »

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Vehicles Discovered with Anti-Jewish Leaflets in Chicago

Chicago Police Dept.The Chicago Police Department’s Hate Crime unit is investigating reports that several vehicles in Chicago were targeted with anti-jewish leaflets.

According to authorities, six vehicles in the Pulaski Park neighborhood on the 6300 block of North Monticello Avenue, were targeted with anti-Jewish leaflets, police said. Read more »

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Paris, France – Pro-Palestinians Protesters Torch Cars, Throw Firebomb At Local Synagogue

paris palestiniansAnti-Israel protesters hurled a firebomb at a synagogue on Sunday during an unauthorized demonstration in a heavily Jewish suburb of Paris, JTA reported.

The riot broke out in Sarcelles when a few hundred people assembled at a local metro station to protest Israel’s actions in Gaza.  Read more »

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French PM: Fighting Anti-Semitism Is A National Cause

Valls_Toulouse_2012French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Sunday called the fight against anti-Semitism a “national cause.”

“What happened yesterday in Paris, these unacceptable disruptions, justify even more forcefully the decision that the interior minister courageously took to forbid the demonstration,” Valls said at a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the Vel’ d’Hiv roundup of Jews ahead of their deportation from Paris in 1944 to Nazi Read more »

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Stratford, Connecticut – Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray Painted on Public Property on Saturday

stratford connecticutHate-filled messages against the Jewish community in Connecticut was reported over the weekend.

A Swastika, the letters “SS,” an abbreviation of the Nazi Party’s army and the letter’s “WP,” which some interpreted as “White Power,” all appeared within a block of each other on traffic signs and parts of a home at the intersection of Wilcoxson Ave. and Charlton St. in Stratford. Read more »

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Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Accuses Israel Of ‘Barbarism That Surpasses Hitler’

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkish(AP). Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler” during its ground invasion of Gaza.

Erdogan made the comment during a campaign speech Saturday in the Black Sea port city of Ordu. He is running for the presidency in elections next month. Read more »

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Tens of Thousands Protest Against Israel, Cameron In London [Video]

anti israeli jewsUp to 15,000 people marched through the British capital from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington on Saturday. The protest followed a group of pro-Palestinian demonstrators who stormed Whitehall on Friday against Israel’s military operation against Hamas in Gaza.

The protesters carried placards with the messages “Gaza, stop the massacre’ and “stop Israel’s war crimes,” and chanted “In our thousands, in our millions, we are all Palestinians” and “free, free, Palestine.” Read more »

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Paris, France – Clashes Between Police and Pro-Palestinian Protesters

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(AP). Police clashed on Saturday with thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who defied a ban on a Paris demonstration over the Israeli offensive in Gaza. More than 30 people were arrested and it wasn’t immediately clear if there were injuries.

Some protesters threw stones and other objects at riot police, who responded with tear gas in an hours-long confrontation in a working class neighborhood, which had been designated as the starting point of the banned march. Read more »

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Riverdale’s Elected Representatives Express Outrage, Vow Action Over Anti-Semitic Incident

bronx kill jewsA line of local elected officials, representing the Riverdale Jewish community, on Friday strongly condemned the hate crime incident that occurred last Friday, stating that this vitriol will be not be tolerated, in Riverdale or anywhere else.

Last Friday morning, as reported by JP, Riverdale residents in the Bronx were shocked to see the words “kill Jews” along with four Swastikas inscribed in the ground at the McLaughlin Playground in Riverdale. The incident was reported to the 50th Precinct and the investigation is now being overseen by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force. Read more »

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