Category Archives: Anti-Semitism - Page 2
A leading American Jewish official insisted late last week that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must be held accountable for inciting violence against Jews in Israel.
Malcolm Hoenlein, the long-time executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations asserted that the major unrest that has afflicted Jerusalem in recent weeks, consequently spreading to Judea and Samaria, can be legitimately seen to have initiated from both the PA head’s incitement and the failure of authorities to respond to less serious incidents, emboldening those who seek to carry out violent attacks.
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(AP). An avowed white supremacist charged with killing three people outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish facilities on the eve of Passover said in a series of phone interviews that he was surprised none of the victims were Jewish.
F. Glenn Miller Jr., 73, of Aurora, Missouri, told The Kansas City Star that he went to Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and a nearby Jewish retirement home “for the specific purpose of killing Jews.” Miller said learned from a newspaper story the following Saturday that the people he killed were not Jewish, The Star ( http://bit.ly/1qMRhMF ) reported. Read more »
Turkey’s President promised the Jewish community that “anti-Semitism… will never gain grounds in Turkey,” but the United States said that it’s concerned over the anti-Semitism in Turkey. Including remarks by President Recap Erdogan during Israel’s 50-day war against the terror group Hamas.
While attending a meeting on the rise of anti-Semitism, the US State Department’s special envoy for combatting anti-Semitism, Ira Forman, said that the United States is concerned over anti-Semitism in Turkey. Read more »
A chilling request by a German neo-Nazi party sparked fear among Jewish people while evoking memories of the infamous start of the Holocaust when the Nazis asked the Jews to register their names, numbers and their locations.
‘The Right’ (Die Rechte) party’s city council member, Dennis Giemsch, wrote a letter to Mayor Ullrich Sierau requesting information of every Jewish individual, so it should be able to better “do it’s job.” Read more »
New surveys that were conducted in France have indicated that Frenchmen who are of Muslim origin are far likelier to express anti-Semitic views than the general population. In the two surveys, taken in recent months, 74 percent of respondents who identified themselves as observant Muslims agreed with the statement that Jews have too much influence on French economics, compared to 25 percent in the general population who felt that way. Read more »
A Canadian academic was charged on Saturday for playing a role in the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue after losing his six-year legal battle against extradition over the horrific attack. Hassan Diab, a Canadian citizen of Lebanese descent, made an appearance before an anti-terrorism judge only hours after arriving in Paris from Montreal.
Diab was charged for suspected involvement in “murders,” “attempted murders” and the “destruction of property with an explosive or incendiary substance, committed by an organised gang”, related Diab’s French lawyer Stephane Bonifassi.
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A well known Los Angeles-based rapper who is Jewish is claiming that supporters of the extreme Islamist terrorist group ISIS hacked into his website late last month. “My site is hacked by ISIS,” posted Rami Even-Esh, who uses the stage name Kosha Dillz. “Bad promo or good?”
As reported by Ha’aretz, the hacking stemmed from Team System DZ, which shut down the rapper’s website. Since the intrusion, Kosha Dillz’s website has been referring visitors to his Facebook page.
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A private school for Middle Eastern immigrants in Vienna, named The Saudi School, is being investigated for allegedly teaching anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories, according to local Austrian media reports.
According to a report by Austria’s News magazine, the school’s required textbooks contained “a smorgasbord of conspiracy theories and incitement against Jews, Israelis and divergent trends in Islam.” Read more »
Students of a Jewish school in Kharkov, Ukraine had the unsettling experience on Thursday of discovering viciously anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed on the walls of their school building. The graffiti included the malicious and frightening slogans “Kill the Jews,” and “Heil Happy Holocaust,” along with crossed out images of Stars of David and swastikas. Teachers at the school quickly notified the local police, who came to the scene immediately and conducted tests and other trace search operations to possibly identify the culprits.
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The European Jewish Congress (EJC) on Saturday called on authorities across Europe to provide Jewish communities with a sense of security after the latest attack Saturday has left an Orthodox Jewish man with multiple stab wounds in Antwerp.
“Jews in Europe have lost a normal sense of security that worsens with every attack on Jews and Jewish institutions which are taking place with alarming regularity,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC said in a statement. Read more »
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An Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed in the neck Saturday morning in the Jewish Quarter in Antwerp while he was walking to shul, local media reported.
The victim, identified as R’ Yehoshia Malik, 31, was transferred to hospital with several wounds. His condition has improved over Shabbos and was expected to be released from the hospital Saturday evening. Read more »
A campaign appearance by some pro-palestinian activists in Canada’s McMaster University has sparked outrage by many university students.
The campaign called ‘Hug a Terrorist,’ is based on a You Tube video that sees two children wearing Palestinian garb pose with a sign that says ‘Hug a terrorist’ hoping that a passerby will stop and start a conversation.
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The Foreign Minister of Germany has stated that “hatred of Jews” has been increasing in Germany and across Europe following the Israeli military operation against Hamas in Gaza. “Bold and brutal anti-semitism has shown its ugly face again,” Frank-Walter Steinmeier told a gathering of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Steinmeier said that German Jews were frequently the target of threats and actual attacks at pro-Palestinian rallies, and that the summertime Gaza conflict was being used by Muslim youths and far-right extremists as a justification to perpetrate anti-Semitic incidents.
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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Thursday urged the 57 countries of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to take action and confront rising anti-Semitism on the continent.
“This is a moment of truth that challenges governments to decide whether Jews can be assured a future of safety and dignity in their countries. If governments do not meet the challenge, they will provide Hitler with a posthumous victory of a ‘Judenrein’ Europe,” Abe Foxman, ADL National Director, said in a statement. Read more »
Despite repeated claims by Russian officials that anti-Semitism has been on the rise in Ukraine, local Ukrainian Jewish leaders insist that life for the Jewish community there is actually “safer and easier” than in the West.
Shmuel Kaminetsky, a rabbi in Dnipropetrovsk, pointed out that anti-Semitism in Ukraine is much less severe than in Britain or France, where the threat of radical Islam is quite tangible.
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(JNS). Toronto’s Ryerson University student union (RSU) passed a motion protecting Jewish students from anti-Semitism on campus.
Last spring, RSU voted to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which has since created a hostile environment on campus, especially for Jewish or pro-Israel students. Read more »
A new poll that was presented to the Polish parliament shows that anti-Semitism is higher among Polish teenagers due to the lack of enforcing laws that ban hate speech and other hate expressions.
Some participants in the poll, conducted by Warsaw University Center for Research on Prejudice, accept some openly anti-Semitic statements, such as “Jews must realize that they themselves made the Poles hate them because of their treason and crimes.” Read more »
(AP) — An avowed white supremacist accused in the fatal shooting of three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas was ordered to undergo mental testing Wednesday, prompting him to accuse the judge of violating his right to a speedy trial.
Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, of Aurora, Missouri, is charged with capital murder in the attacks outside a Jewish community center and a nearby retirement home on April 13, the eve of Passover. None of the victims was Jewish. Read more »
(AP). Prosecutors are scheduled to begin presenting evidence against an avowed white supremacist who is accused of gunning down three people at two Kansas Jewish sites.
Frazier Glenn Miller, charged with murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a Kansas City-area Jewish Center. Read more »
After shutting its doors following a death letter sent to Conflict Kitchen, the restaurant said it will reopen for service on Wednesday after consulting with local law enforcement.
The Western Pennsylvania takeout restaurant serves food from countries that the United States is at odds with, including Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela. The restaurant recently started offering an option of Palestinian dishes. Read more »
American rapper Nicki Minaj has sort-of apologized on Tuesday for a music video for one of her songs, released last week, that appears to be shown some Nazi imagery in it. But the director of the video released a follow up statement where he says he’s not sorry for using the Nazi imagery.
While Minaj has apologized in a series of tweets, the ad supported video is still available to watch on You Tube.
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(JNS). Anti-Semitism has increased by 35 percent over the past year in Australia, according to a new report by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ). There were 312 incidents of anti-Semitism recorded in the country during that time.
The report cited the anti-Israel protests and rhetoric related to last summer’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza as part of the reason for the spike in Australian anti-Semitism. Read more »
Rabbi Yehudah Glick – the right-wing activist for Jewish rights on Jerusalem’s Har Habayit (Temple Mount) who has been slowly recovering in the hospital from the serious gunshot injuries he sustained during an attempted assassination on October 29 – has shown dramatic improvement over the past 24 hours in such crucial areas as breathing and communicating.
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In response to the dramatic spike in anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incidents on college campuses in the U.S., the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) today announced the launch of three new law school chapters at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.
These new chapters mark the continued expansion of the Brandeis Center Law Student Chapter Initiative. Read more »
An Illinois man, charged with a hate crime for allegedly vandalizing a synagogue, was also seeking to cause harm to Jewish people, prosecutors said.
John White, of Westmont, Ill., 40, was arrested on October 21, and charged with a hate crime for allegedly vandalizing Congregation Etz Chaim, in Lombard, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, Police said. Read more »