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Over 300 British Jews Volunteer to Protect Jewish Establishments

King-Soloman-High-School-ilfordFollowing the attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, more than 300 British Jews have volunteered for training as security guards for schools, synagogues and community centers.

The Community Security Trust, which protects Jewish buildings and events, revealed the rise in volunteers after community leaders admitted the deaths had heightened fears of an impending threat. Read more »

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Hollande: Anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim Acts Threaten France

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(AP). French President Francois Hollande says the rise of acts against Jews and Muslims threatens the country’s very foundations.

Hollande spoke Tuesday in Sarre-Union, where 250 Jewish graves were desecrated over the weekend. Hollande noted anti-Semitism and acts against Muslims are both on the rise in France, notably after the attacks last month in Paris that left 20 people dead, including the three gunmen. Read more »

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Wisonson’s Jewish Federation: Anti-Semitic Incidents Up 150% In 2014

westmsn-graffiti-3-650-edit-jpgWisconsin saw a 150 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in 2014 – the worst in more than 20 years – according to a study published by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Community Relations Council.

The Council’s annual report on anti-Semitic incidents says 33 confirmed incidents of anti-Semitism occurred in Wisconsin last year. In 2013, the number was only 13. Read more »

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5 Teenagers In Custody For Vandalizing Jewish Graves In France

french cemeteryFive teenagers were taken into custody for allegedly vandalizing hundreds of Jewish graves at a cemetery in Sarre-Union, eastern France, French prosecutors said Monday.

According to a report by AFP, the boys are aged between 15 and 17 and all come from Sarre-Union in Alsace. The youngest came forward after seeing the scale of the reaction across the country to the vandalism. Read more »

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Israeli Reporter Dressed As Orthodox Jew Films Hours Of Harassment On the Streets of Paris

israeli reporter paris jewishA reporter from NRG wanted to see what it was like to be a Jew in Paris. Considering that the vicious murders of 4 Jews is still fresh in the public mind, and considering the enormous show of solidarity against hate crimes in the aftermath, it should be expected that anti-Semitism is no longer tolerated in France’s capital.

The president of France criticized Netanyahu for calling for the French Jews to come to Israel, claiming the importance to France that it be a home for its Jews. Unfortunately, Jew hatred has, as the video clearly shows, increased, making it impossible for Jews to walk freely. Read more »

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Troubled Christian Woman Assaults Jewish Woman Into Conversion

GrIxy.AuHeHi.36[1]A troubled Christian woman in Boise, Idaho, tried to convert a Jewish resident by physically assaulting her in her own home, and subsequently scratching the word “death” into the victim’s mailbox the following day, according to prosecutors.

The attack has been classified as a hate crime and Haragan has been charged with two counts of malicious harassment. Her bond is being held at $100,000. The victim is being identified as A.G. in all papers.

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Ex-Cop Sues NYPD For $150 Million Over Anti-Semitic Abuse

ex cop nypd hate(By Adam Kredo/JNS). A former New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer is suing the force for $150 million after facing what he claims was years of vicious anti-Semitic discrimination and abuse at the hands of his fellow officers, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by JNS.org.

Former NYPD officer David Attali said he was subjected to daily anti-Semitic harassment and ridicule by his colleagues, who constantly referred to him as “Jew,” “dirty Jew,” and “f***ing Jew,” according to the legal complaint. Read more »

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French President Hollande Fights Israel’s Call For Jewish Exodus

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(AP). Despite desecrated Jewish graves in France and a deadly attack at a synagogue in Copenhagen, European leaders on Monday rejected calls from the Israeli prime minister for a mass immigration of the continent’s Jews, urging unity instead.

Hundreds of Jewish tombstones were found vandalized in eastern France on Sunday, hours after a Danish Jew guarding a synagogue in Copenhagen was shot to death. Read more »

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Police: 2 Arrested In Connection With Copenhagen Shooting Attacks

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(AP). Danish police said Monday that they have arrested two men suspected of helping the gunman who carried out two deadly shooting attacks over the weekend in Copenhagen.

Police in Copenhagen said the arrests were made on Sunday and that the two men will face a custody hearing on Monday. Read more »

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‘Intifooda’ – Muslim Food Vendors Refuse to Share Streets With Kosher Food Carts

traveleat-5-street-food-new-york-L-V8xTJ8Yisroel Mordowitz just wants to sell his mouth watering kosher foods from his Holy Rollers cart in Rockefeller Center, 48th Street off of Sixth Avenue.

However, Mordowitz says he’s being prevented from settling in the heart of Manhattan by the “halal mafia,” according to the NY Post. Read more »

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Denmark’s Jews, Defiant After Attack, Vow To Stay

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(Reuters). Denmark’s small but vibrant Jewish community rebuffed Israel’s call to emigrate on Sunday after an attack on Copenhagen’s main synagogue that shook the sense of security Scandinavian tolerance had long provided.

Jewish communities around Europe have been reporting rising hostility against them and an attack last month on a Paris kosher supermarket killed four Jews, prompting the United Nations to say that anti-Semitism was thriving in Europe. Read more »

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30 Homes Daubed With Anti-Semitic Graffiti In Madison, Wisconsin

westmsn-graffiti-3-650-edit-jpgAt least 30 homes – including garage doors, driveways and vehicles – in Madison, Wisconsin, were vandalized with vulgar language and ethnic and racial slurs on Saturday.

According to Madison Police Officer David Dexheimer, the paintings included profane language and explicit drawings, several contained racially-based and anti-Semitic slurs and swastikas. The damage is estimated at well over $10,000. Read more »

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Police Say Copenhagen Gunman Had Criminal Record

Denmark Shots(AP). Police say the suspected gunman killed by police after two deadly shootings in Copenhagen was 22 years old and had a background in criminal gangs.

Copenhagen police say the suspect was born in Denmark and had a criminal record, including violence and weapons offenses. They didn’t release his name. Read more »

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Danish official: Radical Islamic Link In Copenhagen Attacks

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(AP).Danish police shot and killed a man early Sunday suspected of carrying out shooting attacks at a free speech event and then at a Copenhagen synagogue, killing two men, including a member of Denmark’s Jewish community. Five police officers were also wounded in the attacks.

“Denmark has been hit by terror,” Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said. “We do not know the motive for the alleged perpetrator’s actions, but we know that there are forces that want to hurt Denmark. They want to rebuke our freedom of speech.” Read more »

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Danish PM Vows To Protect Jewish Community In visit To Copenhagen Synagogue

denmark pmDanish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said on Sunday that Denmark “will do everything we can to protect the Jewish community in the country” as she visited the synagogue attacked Saturday night by a terrorist.

“Jews are a very important part of Danish society,” she told reporters. “I say to the Jewish community – you are not alone.” Read more »

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Slain Jewish Guard of Copenhagen Synagogue Described As ‘Irreplaceable’

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(AP). Denmark’s chief rabbi said the Jewish victim of an attack near Copenhagen’s main synagogue on Sunday was an “irreplaceable” security guard protecting the city’s Jewish community.

Rabbi Jair Melchior said Dan Uzan, 37, was guarding a celebration at a Jewish community building near the synagogue when he was shot dead. Read more »

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World Jewish Congress, NYC Mayor Urge Danish Gov’t To Secure Jewish Community

copenhagen synagogueFollowing the attacks at a synagogue and café in Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder strongly condemned the incidents and urged the Danish government to find those responsible while stepping up efforts to protect the local Jewish community against rising anti-Semitic violence.

“The World Jewish Congress deplores these despicable attacks, and stands in solidarity with the Jewish community and the people of Denmark,” said Lauder of the shooting at a synagogue in central Copenhagen. Read more »

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Organizer of Anti-Jewish Rally Arrested, Banned From London Area

liberate-stamford-hill-2-1-384x400The extremist behind the planned anti-Semitic March in Stamford Hill has been arrested over allegations of online abuse of MP Luciana Berger on Friday morning.

A Met Police spokesman said Joshua Bonehill was arrested on suspicion of “racially aggravated harassment and malicious communications” after police launched an investigation over an allegation made in October. He has been bailed, pending further enquires, to return to a police station in Avon and Somerset in late March.” Read more »

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South African University Student Gov’t Attempts to Expel Jewish Students

Jewish-Mob-Force-anti-Zionist-Jew-from-his-Manchester-Home-for-Condemning-Destruction-of-Gaza-by-IsraelWith Anti-Semitism raging all over the world, the student government at a South African university pulled a daring move and tried to keep a Jewish student from being appointed to the USAC Judicial Board.

They tried to reject the female student solely based off an irrational fear that she would be unable to govern without bias due to her Jewish background. In addition they proposed Jewish students be expelled from the university, especially those who do not support Palestine.

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White House Downplays Anti-Semitism In Claiming Hyper Cacher Massacre Was Random

20081008_blackberry_560x375The Washington Post had an interesting Op-ed by Jennifer Rubin that discussed the US president and the White House’s blatant denial of anti-Semitism.

In an interview with Vox’s Matthew Yglesias, President Obama suggested that anti-Semitism was not a factor in the attack at a kosher supermarket in Paris last month. Read more »

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When Bob Simon’s ‘Jewishness’ Almost Cost Him His Life

60 MINUTESDuring the Persian Gulf War, CBS News Correspondent Bob Simon was captured by the Iraqis and held for six weeks. In that terrifying time Simon feared his “Jewishness” would cost him his life, JTA noted in obituary to the 73-year-old Jewish-American veteran correspondent for 60 Minutes, who died Wednesday night in a car crash.   Read more »

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Cambadelis Faces Backlash After Allegedly Comparing Jewish and Muslim Community

jean-christophe-cambadelis-premier-secretaire-du-parti-socialiste-le-15-avril-2014Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, a senior member of France’s Socialist Party, stated that targeting Jews because of Israel is like targeting all Muslims because of ISIS.

Cambadelis has defended these statements even as many try to misconstrue his comments, claiming he is trying to “clearly compare” the two entities.

He said on Twitter that he “did not compare Israel to ISIS” when, during a radio interview Sunday, he said, “I am against identifying a community with a state. We identify the Jewish community with Israel and the Muslims with Daech. It’s the same reasoning.”

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UC Davis Groups Demand Investigation into Anti-Semitic Acts From Pro-Palestinian Student Group

ikFollowing two hate crimes at UC Davis, 23 organizations with thousands of members and supporters demanded UC Davis Chancellor Katehi launch a formal investigation into registered student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and one of its members, Azka Fayyaz, also a UC Davis student senator.

On January 29, the UC Davis student government passed an anti-Israel divestment resolution written and promoted by SJP. During the meeting Jewish and pro-Israel students were harassed with loud chanting of “Allahu Akbar.” Read more »

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BDS Scores Big in California Universities

“BDS Movement against IsraelIn a tragic development in the hateful BDS movement, a bizarre twist at The University of California leaves many shaking their heads in shame and confusion. In the ultimate show of self-hate, the Student Association has voted to divest from itself.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement has little practical impact on Israeli exports and its economy, it is a battle that has great implications as we try to justify our actions and existence in the upper echelons of society and to the future leaders and decision makers that learn in these universities. Read more »

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Horrifying Art Exhibit in Estonia Intentionally Pokes Fun at Holocaust

estonia museum holocaustAn exhibition opened at the Tartu Art Museum in Estonia, entitled: ‘My Poland: Remembering and Forgetting.’ It is declared by the organizers to be a “Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps and the end of the Second World War”.

The exhibition was supported and financed by the Estonian Culture Fund and the Estonian Ministry of Culture. A sign out front says in warning: “Attention: Exhibition’s works of art may be disruptive”. It is an understatement of the reaction any normal human would have to what is displayed inside. Read more »

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