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Stratford, Connecticut – Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray Painted on Public Property on Saturday

stratford connecticutHate-filled messages against the Jewish community in Connecticut was reported over the weekend.

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 home at the intersection of Wilcoxson Ave. and Charlton St. in Stratford. Read more »

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Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Accuses Israel Of ‘Barbarism That Surpasses Hitler’

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkish(AP). Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler” during its ground invasion of Gaza.

Erdogan made the comment during a campaign speech Saturday in the Black Sea port city of Ordu. He is running for the presidency in elections next month. Read more »

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Tens of Thousands Protest Against Israel, Cameron In London [Video]

anti israeli jewsUp to 15,000 people marched through the British capital from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington on Saturday. The protest followed a group of pro-Palestinian demonstrators who stormed Whitehall on Friday against Israel’s military operation against Hamas in Gaza.

The protesters carried placards with the messages “Gaza, stop the massacre’ and “stop Israel’s war crimes,” and chanted “In our thousands, in our millions, we are all Palestinians” and “free, free, Palestine.” Read more »

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Paris, France – Clashes Between Police and Pro-Palestinian Protesters

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(AP). Police clashed on Saturday with thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who defied a ban on a Paris demonstration over the Israeli offensive in Gaza. More than 30 people were arrested and it wasn’t immediately clear if there were injuries.

Some protesters threw stones and other objects at riot police, who responded with tear gas in an hours-long confrontation in a working class neighborhood, which had been designated as the starting point of the banned march. Read more »

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Riverdale’s Elected Representatives Express Outrage, Vow Action Over Anti-Semitic Incident

bronx kill jewsA line of local elected officials, representing the Riverdale Jewish community, on Friday strongly condemned the hate crime incident that occurred last Friday, stating that this vitriol will be not be tolerated, in Riverdale or anywhere else.

Last Friday morning, as reported by JP, Riverdale residents in the Bronx were shocked to see the words “kill Jews” along with four Swastikas inscribed in the ground at the McLaughlin Playground in Riverdale. The incident was reported to the 50th Precinct and the investigation is now being overseen by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force. Read more »

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CNN Reporter Calls Israelis ‘Scum’ In Short-Lived Tweet

cnn reporter scumA CNN reporter, speaking live from Israel and overlooking the Gaza border, called Israelis ‘Scum’ for cheering IDF strikes against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

During her live report, the reporter, CNN’s Diana Magnay, said, “I think you can probably see there are lots of Israelis gathered around who are cheering when they see these kinds of Israeli strikes.” Read more »

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Bronx, NY – OUTRAGE: ‘Kill Jews’ + Swastikas Scrawled at Riverdale Park

bronx kill jewsRiverdale residents in the Bronx were shocked to see the words “kill Jews” along with four Swastikas painted in a playground that serves many Jewish kids living in the neighborhood.

David Pulver, a grandfather and resident of Rivardale, took his two grandchildren to the McLaughlin Playground last Friday when he discovered the anti-Semitic graffiti. He immediately contacted the Police.

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White Supremacist Sentenced to Life for Killing Person She ‘Thought Was Jewish’

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A woman who was involved in a Pacific Northwest killing rampage fueled by white supremacist beliefs was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.

Holly Grigsby, 27, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with no chance for release. She apologized to the victims’ families for her actions, but not for her views. “My actions have further damaged the reputation of a movement misunderstood,” she said “I deeply regret this.”

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NYC Anti-Israel Protest Likens Israel to Nazi-Germany

NYC anti-israel protest, naziAn Anti-Israel protest in New York at the United Nations, on Tuesday afternoon, turned out to be an ugly protest that compared Israel’s actions in Gaza to the actions of the Nazis during WWII.

Hundreds of protestors turned out in the pouring rain, many of them holding posters that featured pictures of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hitler, with a caption “Spot the Difference.”

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Paris Bans Pro-Palestinian Protest Amid Tensions

Paris-protest-pro-palestine(AP) French authorities are forbidding pro-Palestinian protests in some cities after violence marred a recent march against the violence in Gaza, as Jewish-Muslim tensions in France have reached their highest level in years.

Moderates on both sides called Wednesday for calm, and for a halt to fighting in the Mideast. France has Western Europe’s largest Muslim and Jewish populations, and Israeli-Palestinian unrest often translates into anger between the communities. Read more »

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Swastikas Scribbled On Mailbox Near Jewish Fraternity At The University Of Oregan

swastikas oreganSwastikas were painted on mailboxes in front of a Jewish fraternity at the University of Oregon in Eugene, local media reported. The swastikas were painted on mailboxes in front of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house, according to a report filed with the Eugene Police on Monday night, the Daily Emerald student newspaper reported. Read more »

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Salt Lake City, UT – White Supremacist Sentenced To 5 Years For Synagogue Shooting

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Courtesy of ADL

(AP). A 22-year-old Salt Lake City man has been sentenced to five years in prison for shooting out windows at a Utah synagogue two years ago in what prosecutors considered a religiously motivated attack.
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release Tuesday that Macon Openshaw must also pay $1,969 to repair the damage at the Congregation Kol Ami synagogue in Salt Lake City. Read more »

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UPDATED: Three Arrested In Hate Graffiti, Swastika Attack On Shabbos In Borough Park

photo 1Three men were arrested Monday night by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force for vandalizing a Yeshiva property and a nearby house in the Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park, Brooklyn, law enforcement sources told JP.

The first incident was recorded on Saturday morning (Shabbos) at around 2:00 a.m., at a property located at 1758 58th street, currently under construction. The three broke into the property and spray painted multiple hate statements in the building, detectives said.

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SHOCK: Store in Antwerp Refuses to Sell to Jews [Video]

COTON ANTWERPA 29-year-old Orthodox Jewish woman went shopping at the Coton store in the Keyserlei area of Antwerp, Belgium, but was told that she could not buy anything there because she is Jewish.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, told police that she went to purchase cotton at the store at 3:00 on Monday afternoon, and the woman at the register told her that “we don’t sell to Jews at this moment due to the ongoing situation in Israel.”

After the woman returned home and told her husb

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Paris, France – Hollande: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ‘Cannot Be Used As An Excuse For Anti-Semitism’

Francois HollandeFrance stepped up security at jewish Institution on Monday, a day after pro-Palestinian protesters tried to storm two Paris synagogues.

President Francois Hollande warned that he did not want to see “the Israeli-Palestinian conflict imported into France,” according to AFP.  Read more »

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Report: Bill Clinton Leaves Bad Taste With Borderline Anti-Semitic Joke

Bill and Hillary ClintonAn overlooked joke that Bill Clinton told to a crowd of Jewish Republicans about Jews has now resurfaced in a new book, as his wife Hillary mulls a run for the White House.

The joke — which Clinton reportedly told at the 2003 Preakness Stakes in Baltimore — describes two Jews walking by a church that is offering $100 to people who convert. Abe, one of the Jews, takes the cash and promises to give Read more »

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Staten Island, NY – NYPD Investigating Attack On Hasidic Jew By Passing Vehicle As A Hate Crime

staten islandA Hasidic Jew claims he was the victim of a bias attack in the neighborhood of Eltingville, Staten Island, Sunday morning, telling cops a group of unidentified men threw eggs and fast food drinks at him and yelled anti-Semitic slurs from a passing car.

The incident reportedly happened at about 12:47 a.m., as the 20-year-old victim was walking by Eltingville Boulevard and Barlow Avenue when a grey vehicle drove Read more »

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Salafists Protest Algerian Government’s Plan to Reopen Synagogues

Algerian synagogue that was turned into a mosque

Algerian synagogue that was turned into a mosque

Following the news last week that Algeria is planning to reopen some synagogues that have been shuttered since the 1990s, Salafists took to the streets on Friday to protest the announcement.

After weekly Friday prayers at Al-Mouminine mosque in the poor Belcourt district of Algiers, dozens of worshippers tried to march in the streets but were blocked by police. Read more »

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RECAP: Pro-Palestinians Crash, Heckle Pro-Israel Rally in NYC With Anti-Israel Chants

20140714-114226.jpgA rally to express support for Israel on Monday morning was interrupted and outweighed by loud chants of “Free Palestine” and “Shame on the City Council” by hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators who were surrounding the gates from East and West of City Hall.

Below is a compilation of the various reports that covered the event, highlighting the disruption and the clash between the pro-Israel elected officials and the pro-Palestinian protesters: Read more »

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WJC Expresses Concern At Spike of Attacks Against Jews Globally

20140714-114255.jpgThe World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Monday expressed its grave concern about the wave of anti-Semitic attacks against Jews and Jewish institutions worldwide in the wake of the conflict in Gaza. “Such attacks are intolerable, and the authorities must do everything they can to guard Jews and Jewish institution from this wanton violence,” said WJC President Ronald S. Lauder. Read more »

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Los Angeles, CA – Violent Palestinian-Americans Attack Participants At Pro-Israel Rally

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A pro-Israel rally of more than 2,000 people in front of the Federal Building in Westwood in West Los Angeles was interrupted Sunday afternoon when three or four men wielding Palestinian flags arrived carrying long wooden sticks and began to attack the pro-Israel demonstrators, the Jewish Journal reported.

Witnesses said several of the pro-Israel participants were hit by the sticks. The attackers returned to their pickup truck and drove off as LAPD arrived to the scene. As they left, witnesses say, a gun was fired in the direction of the truck, reportedly by a police officer or Department of Homeland Security officer who was at the scene. Read more »

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German Police Megaphone Used in Anti-Israel Rant

(AP) - German police allowed an anti-Israel protester to climb inside a police car and shout slogans including “child murderer Israel” and “Allahu akbar!” – Arabic for “God is Great!” – through a police megaphone, a spokeswoman for Frankfurt’s police said Sunday.

Police let the protester use the megaphone during a Free Gaza demonstration Saturday because he had offered to calm down a protest that had turned violent, spokeswoman Virginie Wegner told The Associated Press. Read more »

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Paris, France – Shul-Goers Attacks By Pro-Palestinian Mob

Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protesting against Israel and in support of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, threw projectiles onto a cordon of police who responded with tear gas.

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Los Angeles, CA – Man Sentenced For 3 Years Over Anti-Semitic Graffiti, Swastika Attack

la graffitiA 49-year-old man who painted anti-Semitic graffiti on a fence and trash bin outside a Van Nuys plumbing business was sentenced to three years in jail, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office announced.

Amos Hason was convicted of three vandalism and hate crime counts, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Read more »

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US Rock Star Eddie Vedder Says ‘Israel Is Looking To Kill, Drop Bombs On Children’

pearl jamA renowned American singer unleashed a harsh anti-Israel rant on stage during his band’s concert at Milton Keynes Bowl in England on Friday.

In a video posted on YouTube, Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder is seen addressing the tens of thousands in attendance in the middle of his band’s rendition of the hit song “Daughter.” Read more »

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