Arutz Sheva spoke to Yakkov Berhman, a Community leader in Crown Heights Brooklyn. At minute mark 1:38 of this video he says that a victim of a knockout attack, tried to chase down his attackers but was unsuccessful. See Video Here
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A New York state legislator said it’s time to crack down on the violent “knockout game” in which youths sucker punch innocent bystanders for kicks.
Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Schenectady, said Thursday that his bill would make the violent game a gang assault with a sentence of up to 25 years. Youths would be charged as adults, CBS NY reported on Thursday.
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The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) praised Brandeis University and its president, Frederick Lawrence, today for suspending its partnership with the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel Al-Quds University in eastern Jerusalem . The suspension is effective immediately. Brandeis’ decision, announced in a statement issued on Monday night, November 18, 2013, stemmed from recent events at Al-Quds, including a November 5′th demonstration on the Al-Quds campus where the demonstrators wore black military gear, held fake automatic weapons, and marched while waving flags and raising the traditional Nazi salute. The demonstration took place in the campus’ main square, surrounded by banners with images of “martyred” suicide bombers.
A senior U.S. administration official said that inflammatory rhetoric by the Ayatollah Khamenei on Wednesday was “uncomfortable” but did not condemn it as unacceptable, as the French have done, BuzzFeed’s Rosie Gray reports.
“Of course I don’t ever like it when people use rhetoric that in any way talks about the U.S. in ways that I find very uncomfortable and not warranted whatsoever,” the official told reporters assembled in Geneva to cover Iran nuclear talks this week…
News 12 Reports: A 78-year-old woman says she was punched in the head while walking in Midwood in the latest of a string of random assaults in the area. The grandmother says a young black man punched her for no reason while she was walking on East Fifth Street and Avenue L after a day of shopping in Manhattan on Nov. 5. The suspect did not steal anything from her. See Video Here
A horrifying and deadly new trend called the “Knockout Game” is sweeping the country. The “players,” who are usually teens, target a stranger on the street and try to knock the person out with one punch! So far, at least seven deaths have been linked to the game, Fox News reports.
Dr. Jeffery Gardere, a psychologist, told Gretchen Carlson that these teens are clearly “cowardly.”
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Public Advocate-elect Letitia James, Councilman David Greenfield and Councilman-elect Chaim Deutsch are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individuals responsible for a series of brutal, unprovoked “knockout” attacks in Crown Heights or other neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. The NYPD reports at least eight bias incidents in Crown Heights in recent weeks involving the targeting of Jewish residents, especially children and teenagers, including five assaults, several rock throwing attacks and hateful graffiti. The most serious attacks are apparently part of a notorious violent street game called “knockout,” in which the attacker punches the victim in the head without warning in an attempt to knock them unconscious. In one incident on November 10, a group of black males attacked a Jewish pedestrian at the corner of Kingston Avenue and Crown Street. That followed a November 6 attack of a 12-year-old Jewish boy, who was punched and thrown to the sidewalk by a group of 15 black youths, according to media reports.
A rogue waiter at The Prime Grill in NYC who added a mandatory 20% tip to the bill of a Chasidic couple was fired less than 12 hours after the discriminatory incident occurred.
“We won’t tolerate this kind of behavior,” said Joey Allaham, owner of The Prime Grill. “We learned about this incident a day after it happened and as soon as it was brought to our attention we took action. Having determined what happened, we called in the waiter, who had only been with us for two months, and immediately fired him.”
The U.S. Department of Justice will join state agencies in investigating allegations of anti-Semitic harassment at a Hudson Valley, NY school district, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara wrote in a letter to the district’s attorney Friday.
In the letter, obtained by Capital (and available here), Bharara wrote that the federal government will probe whether the Pine Bush school district, any of its employees or its board of education “have discriminated against students on the basis of national origin and religion.
There are what appear to be photos of Swastikas and KKK mentions on the walls of schools in the Pine Bush School District in update, New York, but Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney say people should not rush to judgment about the allegations of broad Anti-Semitism in the District. See Video Here
The NY Post has stuck to their reputation of trying to portray the members of the orthodox Jewish community as law breakers, and at every opportunity trying to cast them in bad light, with today’s “EMT Cheating” report they just continued their trend.
The Post claims in their report that “Rabbi Ezra Max, who runs a Brooklyn volunteer ambulance corps and a “Kosher Coaching” counseling business, was accused of snapping photos of the exam with his cellphone.”
Vienna, Austria – On the 75th anniversary of Kristelnacht, the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has released the results of their first poll ever that they conducted on Jewish people’s experiences of antisemitic harassment, discrimination and hate crime in the EU.
This report, which covers responses from 5,847 Jewish people in the eight countries in which some 90% of the estimated Jewish population in the EU live, will thus be a vital tool for EU decision makers and community groups to develop targeted legal and policy measures.
This weekend marks an ugly historic event in European history. Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, happened 75 years ago this weekend. CBS2 NY has a report. See it Here
Pine Bush is a School District that sits in sections of a few Upstate NY Counties including Orange and Sullivan. This WCBS2 TV report shows Swastikas and other racist and anti-Semitic references painted on the walls but a Jewish teacher says there is no anti-Semitism going on in that District. The teacher’s denial has led some to wonder whether he was threatened with his job if he does not go out there defending the teachers accused of ignoring these attacks. See Video Here
Three Jewish families are suing the district and its administrators for what they call pervasive anti-Semitism and indifference by the school. Students claim the anti-Semitism was so rampant and hostile that they felt unsafe coming to school. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed state police to investigate the allegations. See Video Here
Mid-Hudson news Reports: Officials in the Village of Kiryas Joel have filed a number of complaints over what they say are violations of election law. A representative of the US Justice Department is on-site observing the elections.
Village officials said poll watchers from a group called United Monroe, which is opposed to the candidates supported by the village, have been harassing and intimidating voters causing some to just walk away before casting their ballots.
LoHud.Com Reports: Two political campaign signs were found Monday morning spray-painted with orange Nazi swastikas. The signs boosted the campaigns of Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence and county executive candidate David Fried. The vandalism comes the day before Election Day.
Police said both signs were posted in the town’s Orthodox Jewish community. The swastika represents Nazi Germany and the murder of six million Jews and close to five million non-Jews in the death camps during World War II…
Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday Israel is ‘illegitimate, bastard’ regime.
“The Zionist regime is an illegitimate and bastard regime,” Khamenei said in remarks carried by his website. “The Americans have the highest indulgence towards the Zionists and they have to. But we do not share such indulgence.”
Bloomingburg, NY – With the construction for the new Satmar developement in Bloomingburg going forward full throttle, there’s been public outcry against Shalom Lamm the developer of the Chestnut Ridge housing complex and a proposed Hasidic girls school. Hundreds of people have turned out for public meetings in the Village of Bloomingburg.
With the state attorney general’s office now investigating, Lamm says accusations from groups like the Rural Community Coalition (RCC) aren’t rooted in fact and are fueled by anti-hasidism.