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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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String Of Anti-Semitic Attacks Against Jews Reported In Paris

paris franceA firebomb was hurled at a synagogue near Paris on Friday night, according to the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA).

The firebomb went off Friday night at the entrance to the synagogue of Aulnay-sous-Bois, a northeastern suburb of the French capital. No one was hurt and the fire resulted in minor damage, Le Monde reported. Read more »

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Divorced Couple Arrested Over Threats Against Jewish Center of the Hamptons

(AP/Newsday). Police on eastern Long Island say two people, a couple, have been arrested on charges they sent threats to the Jewish Center of The Hamptons, an East Hampton synagogue.

A divorced couple from Riverhead have been charged with emailing terroristic threats to an East Hampton synagogue, East Hampton Village police said. Asli Dincer, 44, and her ex-husband Melih Dincer, 31, sent three emails to the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in May and June, saying there would be an explosion at the synagogue during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, East Hampton Village Det. Sgt. Matt Bennett said Read more »

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Moroccan Jewish Community’s Rabbi Badly Beaten In Anti-Semitic Attack on Friday

Moroccan_JewsThe rabbi of the Jewish community in Casablanca, Morocco, Rabbi Moshe Ohayon, claims he was badly beaten on Friday as a retaliation by locals for Israel’s airstrikes in Gaza.

According to Channel 2 News, a young man whose identity is known to the police, waited for the rabbi as he was walking to synagogue, then confronted him and kicked him. The assailant continued to beat the rabbi, breaking his nose and causing serious injuries in his ribs. Read more »

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Councilman Mark Treyger Blasts Anti-Semitic Flying Banner Over Coney Island, Brighton Beach

20140712-224405.jpgBrighton Beach and Coney Island were the latest areas in Brooklyn to report anti-Semitic hate in broad daylight.

A plane with a banner that read “Proswastika” was spotted above Coney Island and Brighton Beach on Saturday, according to the Daily News. The banner depicts a swastika, a peace sign, a heart and a swastika inside the Star of David.

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Malaysian Legislator Uses Germany World Cup Win to Praise Hitler

World Cup-2014-BrasilThe tweeted World Cup-related comment by a Malaysian legislator expressing adulation for the mastermind of Nazism has generated a flurry of criticism, including a rebuke from the leader of his country. The controversial incident occurred when Germany scored a resounding 7-1 victory over Brazil in the international soccer competition that earned it a place in the World Cup’s final.

Celebrating their achievement, Malaysian ruling party lawmaker Bung Moktar Radin tweeted: “Well done. Bravo. Long live Hitler.” Read more »

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Putin Vows To Combat Anti-Semitism In Meeting with Russia’s Chief Rabbi Lazar And Israel’s Chief Rabbis

putin jewish 1Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday met with Russia Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar and the President of Jewish Communities of Russia, to discuss joint efforts to combat anti-Semitism and neo-Nazism.

The meeting was also attended by rabbis from Israel, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and France. During the meeting, the parties discussed joint efforts to prevent the ‘rewriting of history’: the fight against neo-Nazism and neo-fascism, as well as xenophobia and anti-Semitism. Read more »

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Rep. Israel Introduces New Federal Hotline To Help Hate Crime Victims

Steve IsraelCongressman Steve Israel on Tuesday introduced legislation to set up a national toll-free telephone service and a secure website to assist victims of hate crimes.

The 24-hour hotline and website would provide information on counseling, physical health and mental health services in the callers’ areas, according to a press release. The legislation would also set up programs to train local police departments on dealing with hate crime victims, and support agencies that provide services to the victims. Read more »

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Sharansky Visit to France Highlights Increasing Exodus of Jews to Israel

sharanskyA report by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency provides a detailed description of the trip just taken by former Israeli government minister and Knesset Member Natan Sharansky, together with his wife Avital, to France. Rather than the usual sightseeing, the famous couple went to sites that resonated with Avital and Natan, who is additionally well-known for surviving years of incarceration in the Soviet Union as a “Prisoner of Conscience” due to his unflinching advocacy of freedom for Soviet Jewry. Read more »

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South Austrailian MPs Vote To Support London Anti-Semitism Declaration

australia parliamentThe South Australian parliament has become the latest legislature to throw its support behind the London Declaration on anti-Semitism, The Australian reports.

Anti-Semitism did not end at the conclusion of the Second World War,” said Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier Leesa Vlahos, who moved a motion backing the declaration along with Liberal frontbencher John Gardner. “It is as real today as it was 70 years ago, in the dreadful gas chambers of the Holocaust.” Read more »

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Greenwich Town Sued Over Denial of Synagogue

Greenwich synagogue(AP) – A synagogue has filed a federal lawsuit alleging Greenwich violated its civil rights and made a discriminatory decision by denying its plan to build a house of worship.

Greenwich Reform Synagogue on Monday sued the wealthy town, located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and its Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals, accusing officials of discrimination on the basis of religion. The board voted 2-2 in June with one abstention to deny the congregation’s application to build a $6 million, 12,000-square-foot synagogue. Read more »

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French Court Finds Neo-Nazi Guilty of Hate Crime

Kristian VikernesA Norwegian heavy metal musician accused of inciting racial hatred, has been found guilty by a French court on Tuesday.

Kristian Vikernes, 41, wasn’t present in court when his verdict was delivered. The court slapped him with a six-month suspended sentence and an estimated $10k fine. Read more »

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France Set to Prevent Future Jihadists from Fighting Abroad

Syria fightingFrance plans to introduce a bill on Wednesday that will prevent aspiring jihadists from fighting abroad amid concern over the number of people travelling to Syria.

France has seen a sharp rise this year in citizens going to join Islamic militants in Syria and now Iraq. Read more »

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Obama Administration Moves to Protect Bris Milah in Europe

iran formanThe Obama administration’s official anti-Semitism monitor has taken on the responsibility of defending circumcision (bris milah) in Europe, where it has been under increasing legislative attack, JTA reported.

The right to perform the classic Jewish practice on newborn babies has become a top priority for Ira Forman, the State Department’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. Forman has been warning European governments that actions to ban ritual circumcision could result in the disappearance of their countries’ Jewish communities. Read more »

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European Jewish Leader Meets Hollande Over Recent Hike in Anti-Semitic Attacks

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(AP). The head of the European Jewish Congress is appealing for European governments to take concrete action against anti-Semitism, and has made France his starting point.

Moshe Kantor’s meeting Tuesday with French President Francois Hollande was a reminder that French citizens are suspected the two deadliest attacks against Jewish institutions in the past few years. But Kantor said European leaders could learn from the French government, which has taken a hard line against perceived anti-Semitism. Read more »

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Report: State Police Have Increased Their Presence In Bloomingburg Following 5 ‘Hate’ Incidents

BLOOMINGBURG GLASSState police have increased their presence in the small village of Bloomingburg, by patrolling the streets in marked police cars, following five incidents that developer Shalom Lamm called hate crimes against the Hasidic community.

For the fifth time in the past two weeks, windows have been shattered on a new, unopened business owned by  Lamm, The Times Herald reported. Read more »

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Israeli Chief Rabbis Distance Themselves From Crimea Holocaust Memorial

spring #4 05-12 038In spite of claims to the contrary, Israel’s chief rabbis will not be attending a controversial Holocaust memorial ceremony in Russian- occupied Crimea this week.

Spokesmen for the rabbinical leaders confirmed that both Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau and Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef have no plans to travel to Sevastopol to attend the event, which has been branded a “provocation” by a senior Jewish communal leader in Kiev. Read more »

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Camp Shalom Urges Ramapo Police to Investigate Pool Slashing Incident As Hate Crime

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Courtesy of Ryan Karben

A large inflatable pool was slashed seven times and declared unusable after being installed by Camp Shalom, a day camp for around 700 modern Orthodox Jewish children from Bergen County in NJ, that leased the Chestnut Ridge Middle Day School for $125,000.

The pool was severely damaged somewhere between 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 8:45 a.m. Sunday – the time it was discovered, Ramapo police said Monday.

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Shock: Concentration Camp Poster Briefly Sold by Walmart, ‘Great for Your Home or Office’

As reported by Heeb Magazine, the big-box superstore chain Walmart raised more than a few eyebrows this week when Internet users discovered that it was selling a poster on its website that features a photo of the infamous front gate of the Dachau concentration camp, with the mocking German inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei.”

The online ad even stated that the poster “would make a great addition to your home or office.“

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Dozens Of Swastikas Reported In Jerusalem

swastikas jerusalemDozens of swastikas were spray-painted alongside the road to the Western Wall in Jerusalem in the past few days, Ynet reports.

On Friday, swastikas and hate graffiti calling for the “Death of the Jews” were also found outside the southern town of Rahat. Police are investigating the incident. Read more »

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Czech’s Jews Criticize Festival for Honoring Mel Gibson

Mel GibsonThe Jewish community in Czech is criticizing an international film festival for giving its top honor to renowned actor Mel Gibson.

The 58-year-old Gibson is due to receive the Crystal Globe for lifetime’s achievement at the Karlovy Vary international film festival taking place in Czech on Friday. Read more »

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