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Anti-Semitic Flyers Placed in Jewish-Owned Business in California

Via/CBS2A flyer scripted with a swastika and several other provocative words has appeared in a Jewish-owned business near the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

The store owner who didn’t want to be identified, told CBS2 that when he saw the flyers and the words “wanted” and “warning” he was “deeply very sad… and I’m thinking, calm down, think about it.” Read more »

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Two Suspects Arrested For Painting Swastikas In Stratford Connecticut

Stratford Police have arrested two young men in connection with a recent anti-Semitic incident in Srtatford Connecticut a month ago, sources told JP.

as reported at the time, 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 residential home at the intersection of Wilcoxson Ave.

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Miami Jewish Community, Miami Police Departments Meet To Discuss Raksin Murder Investigation

Courtesy of Crown Heights Info

Courtesy of Crown Heights Info

Members of Miami’s Jewish community met on Wednesday with the Miami-Dade and North Miami Beach Police Departments to discuss the investigation into the shooting death of Rabbi Joseph Raksin from Brooklyn, NY.

“We need the community, we need them to call us, we need them to be our eyes and our ears,” Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Delma Noel-Pratt said following the closed-door meeting.

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Ireland Jewish Official: No Rise in Anti-Semitism Here

Anti SemitismDespite the rise in anti-Semitic incidents, many of them turning violent, around the globe, Ireland’s Jews have seen little to no hostility towards them, a Jewish official said.

Speaking to the Irish Times, Maurice Cohen, the chairman of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland, said that since the start of Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza strip, there have been no major hate incidents. Read more »

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Wiesenthal Center Asks French “Death to Jews” Hamlet to Change Name

A news article in The Guardian has disclosed that the Simon Wiesenthal Center has sent a letter to France’s interior minister to demand that a small hamlet south of Paris with a name that means “Death to Jews” be officially renamed. The Center’s director of international affairs, Shimon Samuels, wrote to Bernard Cazeneuve, stating that he was “shocked to discover the existence of a village in France officially called ‘Death to Jews.’ It is extremely shocking that this name has slipped under the radar in the 70 years that have passed since France was liberated from Nazism and the (pro-Nazi) Vichy regime.”

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Jewish Community Council: At Least A 98% Chance Raksin’s Murder Was Hate Crime

Courtesy of Crown Heights Info

Courtesy of Crown Heights Info

As the body of Rabbi Yosef Raksin was laid to rest on Monday, leaders in the Jewish community are stepping up the pressure on local authorities in Miami Beach to seeing absolute justice served.

While the Miami-Dade Police Department downplayed the probability of an absolute anti-Semitic attack, eyewitnesses confirmed there was no altercation to suggest this was a robbery gone bad. Read more »

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12 Groups To UC President Napolitano: Ensure BDS Propoganda Are Not Brought To Classrooms

napolitanoFollowing a scathing antisemitic statement released by the Union of Student Workers promoting the boycott of Israel and exclaiming the need to “educate” others on the “settler-colonial” and “apartheid” nature of the Jewish state, eleven groups, today, urged University of California President Napolitano to intervene and ensure that hate-filled propaganda is not brought to UC classrooms. Read more »

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McDonalds Fires Employee for Drawing Swastika on Customers Sandwich

Via/WCTI

Via/WCTI

Charleigh Matice was shocked when she noticed a Swastika, drawn with butter, on her chicken sandwich that she ordered from a McDonalds in North Carolina.

The 32-year-old woman said that she couldn’t believe that in this day someone would do something like this. “Is this a joke? Does somebody really think they’re funny?” Matice said. Read more »

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Rep. Wasserman Schultz: World Must Openly Condemn Anti-Semitism

Debbie-Wasserman-SchultzIn an impassioned op-ed published in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz calls on the world to openly declare its unequivocal condemnation of the rising anti-Semitism afflicting cities in both Europe and the United States.

Referencing pro-Hamas / anti-Israel demonstrations in Europe that have even experienced calls of “Death to the Jews,” the congresswoman itemizes recent manifestations of anti-Jewish hatred that have occurred among her own constituents in Miami. Read more »

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First Kosher Pizza Store Opens In The Village of Bloomingburg

bloomingburg pizzaAfter months of ongoing vandalism and accusations of anti-Semitic behavior against the growth of Bloomingburg’s Orthodox Jewish presence, the Jewish community in the Village of of Bloomingburg on Monday announced the opening of its Kosher Pizza store, Cafe Au’ Main.

Cafe Au’ Main is located at 78 Main street in Bloomingburg Just two minutes from exit 116 on Route 17 less than 10 minutes past Middletown. Cafe Au’ Main is under Read more »

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‘Knockout Combat ‘ Rabbi Lobbies City Pols To Allow Shul-Goers To Carry Guns

clip_image002.jpgAmid a rise in anti-Semitic attacks against the Jewish community across the globe, Rabbi Gary Moskowitz, a former NYPD cop who heads the Wellness Synagogue ins Kew Gardens, is lobbying politicians to allow “premise permits” for members of every synagogue in the five boroughs, the NY Post reported Monday.

“People are scared,” he said. “It’s coming here, if it’s not here already.” Read more »

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Miami Beach Community Offering $50K Reward For Info on Killers of Rabbi Raskin

Courtesy of Crown Heights Info

Courtesy of Crown Heights Info

The Jewish community of Miami is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of two suspects in the murder of Rabbi Joseph Raskin, the Miami Herald reported Sunday.

Raskin, 60, visiting his daughter and grand kids from Brooklyn, was shot and killed on his way to shul in North Miami Beach on Saturday morning.

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North Miami Beach, FL – Brooklyn Rabbi Shot and Killed On His Way To Shul on Shabbos

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Courtesy of Crown Heights Info

Police are searching for two suspects who shot and killed Rabbi Joseph Raskin, visiting his daughter from Brooklyn, NY, while he was walking to shul in North Miami Beach on Saturday morning.

Miami-Dade Police said Raksin, 60, was walking on the 800 block of NE 175th Street around 9 a.m. when two young males approached him, they shot Raksin to death and walked away from the scene.

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Hundreds Protest UK’s Tricycle Theater’s Refusal of Jewish Film Festival

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Via/@NaomsGreenwood

Hundreds of people gathered on THursday afternoon in front of the Tricycle Theater in London to protest the theater’s refusal to host the UK Jewish Film Festival citing funding by the Israeli Embassy as the reason.

The protest wasn’t a pro-Israel protest, the organizers said, but rather a rally to protest the boycott itself which punishes Britain’s Jewish community.

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British MP Galloway Under Investigation for Declaring Bradford an ‘Israel Free Zone’

Galloway Palestinian flag MP BritishPolice in West Yorkshire are investigating comments made by the Respect Party Member of Parliament (MP) George Galloway, who is seen in a video declaring Bradford an “Israel free zone.”

The video, posted online, led to many complaining about the MP’s position against welcoming Israeli tourists. In response Police said that they have received two complaints about the comments, but it is not clear whether they are from people who witnessed the speech or have seen the Youtube footage. Read more »

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Jerusalem – Suspicious White Powder Sent to Rav HaKotel’s Office

8af1276abef3158dd58b9b372af1c5adAn envelope containing a suspicious white powder was found Thursday morning delivered to the office of HaRav Shmuel Rabinovits, the Rav of the Ksel (Western Wall), officials in Jerusalem have revealed.

Fire crews and hazard material crews responded in full force at 2:00 PM to the Rav’s office, where the staff reported discovering an envelope with suspicious white powder. Read more »

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Commentary Highlights Stark Reality of Increased Anti-Semitism in UK

london anti israel protestIn a lengthy commentary in London’s Daily Express, Mark Gardner of the Community Security Trust outlines and decries the sharp increase in both the quantity and dark quality of anti-Semitic expressions and acts within Britain over the course of July, when Israel engaged in military action against Hamas in Gaza.

Quoting members of the British Jewish community, Gardner says that one claimed she felt “stuck in a swamp” of Jew-hatred, while another said that the hatred had come from “ordinary people, not what or who we expect it fromit’s the underlying anti-Semitism, and now that they’ve put it out there, how are we supposed to put it back?” Read more »

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Five Teens Arrested for Attacking Jewish Children Bus in Sydney

Courtesy of the Telegraph

Courtesy of the Telegraph

Police have arrested five teenagers for a vicious anti-Semitic attack on a group of young Jewish children on a school bus in Sydney.

Authorities said that they arrested the teens at around 3:30am (local time) on Thursday, in Dover Heights. The teens have been released in to their parents custody as investigations of the alleged attack continues. Read more »

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London Cinema Refuses Jewish Film Festival Due to Israeli Embassy Support

Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 6.42.01 PMThe Tricycle Theatre in north London has pulled out from screening some 26 films for the UK Jewish Film Festival. The theatre has hosted the awards for the past eight years.

In a statement released on its website, the Tricycle’s artistic director Indhu Rubasingham explained the stance. “Given the situation in Israel and Gaza, we do not believe that the festival should accept funding from any party to the current conflict. For that reason, we asked the U.K. Jewish Film Festival to reconsider its sponsorship by the Israeli Embassy,” she said. Read more »

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Bondy Beach, Sydney – Jewish Children Bus Attacked By Drunk Pro-Palestinian Thugs

Courtesy of the Telegraph

Courtesy of the Telegraph

Young Jewish children as young were threatened on Tuesday by thugs who stormed their school bus and threatened to slit their throats, in the Jewish Neighborhood of Bondi, an eastern suburb of Sydney,Australia, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

Screaming “Kill the Jews” and “Heil Hitler” the gang jumped on the bus packed with about 30 students, from kindergarten to year 12, who were on their way home from school , driving through the eastern suburbs towards Bondi Junction. Read more »

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Rockland, NY – Legitlature Chairman Calls for Commission To Study Anti-Semitism and Racism

pearl river swastikaAlden H. Wolfe, Chairman of the Rockland County Legislature, on Tuesday has expressed shock and disappointment in response to recent hate crimes in Pearl River, where two separate locations were vandalized and defaced with swastikas and racist slogans.

Swastikas, racial epithets and profanity were scrawled on three vehicles parked on North Lincoln Avenue, the Orangetown Police Department said Sunday Two of the cars that were defaced were in a driveway while the third vehicle was parked nearby while its owner was visiting a friend, police said. Read more »

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Jimmy Carter Calls on US, EU to Recognize Hamas As A ‘Political Force’

carter-mashaal-HamasFormer President Jimmy Carter co-authored an oped article for Foreign Policy, where he calls on the United Sates to change course and recognize Hamas — currently a terrorist organization — as a legitimate “political force.”

The article which Carter wrote together with Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson, focuses mainly on Israel, and what it calls “war crimes” committed by both sides, Israel and Hamas. “However, three Israeli civilians have been killed by Palestinian rockets, while an overwhelming majority of the 1,600 Palestinians killed have been civilians, including more than 330 children,” they note. Read more »

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Carbondale, IL – Graffiti On Sidewalk Worries Jewish Community

IL graffitThe City of Carbondale, Illinois, Police Department is investigating a report of anti-Semitic graffiti written on a sidewalk last week.

The graffiti, written with chalk, compared what the Nazis did to the jews during the holocaust to what Israel is doing in Gaza against the Palestinians, local KFVS reported. Read more »

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Spike In Anti-Semitic Incidents Across The City: Swastikas Reported In Far Rockaway

swastika far rockawayThe NYPD is investigating another ant-Semitic incident in the Far Rockway section of Queens. cops said.

Two swastikas were found inscribed on the door of a parked car at 1319 Caffrey avenue on Monday afternoon and discovered by the driver, a 31-year-old Orthodox Jewish man, a short time later. Read more »

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Netanyahu, Peres Hung in Effigy By Mayor of Hungarian Town To Protest Gaza Op [Video]

hungary-mayor-hangs-netanyahu-israel-gaza(AP). The mayor of a town in eastern Hungary has held an event hanging effigies of the prime minister and former president of Israel to protest the war in Gaza.

Mihaly Zoltan Orosz, who has been mayor of Erpatak since 2005, told The Associated Press Monday that the “Jewish terror state” is trying to obliterate the Palestinians and said he opposed “the efforts of Freemason Jews to rule the world.” Read more »

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