Category Archives: Anti-Semitism
More than 100 hate crimes have been recorded by police and community groups in the United Kingdom in July, more than double the usual number.
In one of the most recent hate attacks, a Swastika was scribbled on a brick wall outside a home in North London, a neighborhood with a large Jewish population.
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A school principal in Chicago has been reassigned after a series of outrageous bullying incidents that targeted Jewish students.
Ogden International School of Chicago principal Joshua VanderJagt requested the reassignment because “challenges” arose after two students – one 14 years old and one 8 years old – were the victims of repeated threats by classmates.
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One teenager has been charged after a Jewish cemetery was found with anti-Semitic graffiti and Swastikas on gravestones in mid-June.
The same cemetery, the Blackley Jewish Cemetery on Rochdale Road in Greater Manchester has also been desecrated a week later, when about 40 gravestones were pushed over or smashed. Read more »
As reported by JTA, the annual meeting between Democratic senators and Jewish organizational leaders, held this past Wednesday, was greatly focused on the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe.
The recurring theme, broached both by the 24 senators who attended and the Jewish leaders, reflected the anxiety generated by recent reports of attacks on European Jews.
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Three firebombs were hurled on Saturday at a Jewish community center in Toulouse, following an anti-Israel protest, the AFP news agency reported.
The man, later arrested by the Police, threw two firebombs over the center’s fence and a third at the security officers guarding the Jewish center, but none of the bombs successfully ignited fire. He also hurled stones at the Espace du Judaisme center, which contains a synagogue, a library and a lecture room, among other facilities. Read more »
The Miami Dade Beach Police are investigating anti-Semitic messages that were found early Monday morning at the Tora V’emunah Synagogue located at 1000 N.E. 175th Street in Northeast Miami-Dade.
Mark Rosenberg and Yona Lunger from North Miami Beach Shmira were on patrol Sunday night in the neighborhood when they discovered the graffiti at around 1:00 a.m. Monday.
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Israel Discount Bank, located on 511 5th Avenue in Manhattan was vandalized on Friday and its windows were defaced with fake blood as pro-Hamas demonstrators staged a “die-in” protest on the sidewalk in front of the bank, the NY Observer reported.
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A Jewish reporter was verbally and physically attacked while covering an anti-Israel protest sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Biscyne blvd in downtown Miami, Florida, last Sunday.
Protesters chanted “we are Hamas” and “we are jihad.” The reporter, serving as cameraman for ‘The united West’ program on Breitbart TV, was working the protest as undercover until he was identified as a Jew. Read more »
Following weeks of anti-Israeli protests, some thousand people gathered on Sunday for a rare rally of solidarity and support for Israel outside of the Israeli embassy in Brussels, the European Jewish Press website reported. Candles were lit in memory of the fallen IDF soldiers and the crowd chanted ‘Am Israel Chai’ and ‘’Hevenu Shalom Aleichem,’’ while waving Israeli flags. Read more »
Miami Beach Police are investigating an apparent hate crime that took place early Saturday morning.
At around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, two vehicles were damaged by a cream cheese bar and eggs thrown at them at 4275 Meridian Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida, cops said. Read more »
As many as 100 anti-Semitic attacks have been reported in Britain in the month of July, amid a growing chorus of criticism of Israel’s military actions in Gaza, The Sunday Times reported.
One of the most severe incidents happened in Gateshead where four teenagers have been charged with racially aggravated common assault after a rabbi was reportedly attacked near a Jewish boarding school in Gateshead on July 18th. Read more »
A 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 »
Authorities 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 »
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 »
In 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 »
Many 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 »
A 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 »
The 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 »
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 »
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 »
German 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 »
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 »
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 »
Following 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 »
British 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 »