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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and NYC Public Advocate Tish James joined Jewish community leaders in Crown Heights Tuesday afternoon to condemn and express outrage of the horrific stabbing attack at the Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters, that resulted in the injury of 22-year-old Levi Rosenblatt.
“This incident impacted all of us,” Borough President Adams said. He noted the “awesome amount of restraint that was displayed by the [NYPD] officer,” in his attempt to subdue the assailant. Read more »
Brooklyn District Attorney on Tuesday visited Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights, following the stabbing attack that occurred in the early morning hours, resulting in the injury of Levy Yitzchok Rosenblatt.
Mr. Thompson toured the synagogue, known as 770, and received a briefing on the attack and the round-the-clock activities.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is expected to visit the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn following the stabbing attack in Chabad’s 770 synagogue Tuesday morning.
“I look forward to visiting the community in the coming days to hear concerns and reassure people of the City’s commitment to all of our safety and security,” Mr. de Blasio said in a statement.
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Five people who are suspected of assisting the terrorist in Belgium who opened fire at the Brussels Jewish Museum this past spring were arrested on Tuesday in the southern French city of Marseille.
The five individuals – three men and two women, who are reportedly not related to each other – are suspected by authorities of helping Frenchman Mehdi Nemmouche to implement his attack, which resulted in the killing of four people in May. Read more »
New York City elected officials and community leaders on Tuesday condemned the stabbing attack that occurred Tuesday morning at the synagogue inside Chabad’s world headquarters in Crown Heights, which resulted in the injury of one Yeshiva student.
A knife-wielding man stormed into the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters at about 1:40 a.m. and attacked Levi Rosenblat, who was studying inside the synagogue, spokesman Rabbi Motti Seligson said.
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Police investigators say that vandalizes cut a rope that was meant to be an Eruv that ran alongside the Surfside beach from Surfside to Miami Beach in Florida.
Surfside Police said they don’t know if the perpetrators knew the purpose of the rope, and so it’s still unknown if the actions is the result of anti-Semitism. Read more »
Walgreens has removed a roll of gift wrap from its stock after a Jewish customer spotted swastikas in the design, NBC reported.
The swastika-like design was spotted by Cheryl Shapiro, who picked out the silver and blue paper in the Hanukkah section of of a Southern California Walgreen supermarket while shopping for presents with her grandson. Read more »
Mario Balotelli, a football striker for Premier League club Liverpool, has been charged by England’s Football Association after sharing an image on social media that stereotyped Jews as cheap.
Balotelli posted on his Instagram page an image that depicted ‘Super Mario’ with the caption “Don’t be racist!” beneath the character were the words “jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew.” He later deleted the post and apologized the next day. Read more »
A police helicopter that was assisting an investigation of a kidnapping in Brazil, discovered something they would never imagine, a large swastika etched in the bottom of a private swimming pool.
The swastika has been in the pool for 13 years already, but police said that no charges can be filed since the pool is on private property. Read more »
More than 300 Jews from across the religious spectrum from Hasidic to secular gathered for the Third Annual Orthodox Jewish All Stars Awards red-carpet event on Thursday at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, honoring those who proudly observe Jewish tradition while rising to the heights of their professions.
Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism through digital media, hosted the gala. Read more »
Photo credit: Stefano Giovannini
Congressman Bill Cassidy’s win in the Senate run-off election in Louisiana which saw the defeat of Senator Mary Landriu a strong supporter of the US-Israel relationship has wide-range repercussions; fortunately positive ones for the pro-Israel community.
Prominent Jewish activists including Chaskel Bennett and Leon Goldenberg have enjoyed a warm relationship with Senator-elect Cassidy and have had several meaningful opportunities to acquaint him with the unique challenges of the Orthodox Jewish community, its needs and positions on the domestic front as well as international concerns regarding the US- Israel relationship and the rise of global anti-Semitism. Read more »
Christian Pastor John Hagee clarified on Friday his recent remarks that President Obama is the most anti-Semitic president in America’s history, stating that he did not mean to call Obama anti-Semitic, but anti-Israel.
Hagee said the clarification of his speech at the ZOA dinner in NY last month was due after “conversations with friends in the pro-Israel community,” including Robert Sugarman and Malcolm Hoenlein, respectively, the leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
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French interior minister vowed Sunday to make the fight against antisemitism a “national cause” after the country was rocked by a brutal anti-Semitic attack on a young couple in Paris.
Speaking at a rally in the Paris suburb of Creteil, where the attack took place last Monday, Bernard Cazeneuve said: “We need to make the fight against racism and anti-Semitism a national cause by getting all bodies concerned involved.” Read more »
Photo credit: Zohar Ross
New photographic images of last month’s horrific terrorist attack at the Bnei Torah synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem display policemen shooting the terrorists as they came out of the shul after brutally murdering four men who were in the midst of prayer.
The attack took the lives of Rabbis Moshe Twersky, Aryeh Kupinsky, Kalman Levine and Avraham Shmuel Goldberg inside the synagogue, and the life of Master Sergeant Zidan Sif outside.
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A group in England that supports Israel and is attached to the British right-wing UK Independence Party has come under fire for having an inadvertently offensive icon as its badge. The UKIP Friends of Israel Group uses an identifying image that features a melding of the Star of David together with the UKIP party’s logo, which happens to be a British pound sterling symbol inlaid with “UKIP.” Read more »
(AP). An attack on a French couple is reviving worries about long-simmering anti-Semitic sentiment in France.
Assailants this week forced their way into an apartment in the Paris suburb of Creteil, tied up a young man and woman, demanded money and raped the woman, according to police. Read more »
A French Minister said that the attack on a Jewish couple in Paris on Monday was an anti-Semitic attack, confirming the family’s claim with the police, in which they filed it as an “anti-Semitic attack.”
The “anti-Semitic connection seems proven,” French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, said. Cazeneuve added that the initial investigation showed that the the suspects targeted the Jewish couple “based on the idea that being Jewish means having money.” Read more »
Authorities are investigating multiple incidents which saw swastikas, and some other possible ethnic slurs, spray painted on vehicles and buildings.
Over the weekend residents of Loundoun County, Virginia, reported seeing at least one swastika on a vehicle, and investigators stated that they’re considering the damage as a potential hate crime. Read more »
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating death threats sent to actress Paris Hilton and her father Rick Hilton.
The man seemed to believe that the Hilton’s were Jewish as he threatened them with anti-Semitic messages while stereotyping Jews. Read more »
Jewish teenagers in Israel are more likely to come across messages of hate on the Internet in the form of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel expression than they were a year ago, a new survey of Israeli teens by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has shown. Moreover, Israeli teenagers reported that the online attacks and anti-Semitic comments increased significantly during Operation Protective Edge last summer, when Israel’s military battled extensively against Hamas rockets, tunnels and terrorism in Gaza.
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French police arrested two men in the city of Creteil on Monday following the assault of a young couple in a suspected anti-Semitic incident, while a third suspect is still being sought, according to the French newspaper Le Parisien.
On Monday, three men armed with a pistol and a shotgun stormed the home of a Jewish family in Creteil, located east of Paris. After knocking on the door of the apartment and then breaking in, they demanded money from a 21-year-old man, who was home at the time,and uttered anti-Semitic slurs – such as “Where are the old Jews?” - according to French channel BFMTV. Read more »
Mario Balotelli, a football striker for Premier League club Liverpool, is under investigation by England’s Football Association after sharing an image on social media that stereotyped Jews.
Balotelli posted on his Instagram page an image that depicted ‘Super Mario’ with the caption “Don’t be racist.” beneath the character were the words “jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew.” He later deleted the post. Read more »
A Jewish resident of Union City, NJ was the victim of a bias incident on Sunday night, when a family member discovered a swastika scrawled on his car, police said.
The victim’s car was parked at 34th Street and Palisade Avenue, with a volume of the Talmud clearly visible in the front windshield. Police said they were called to the scene at approximately 7:00 PM, and after reviewing the case, they are investigating it as a possible bias incident. Read more »
Israel was set to pay its first-ever special tribute on Sunday to the hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran who were forced to flee their newly hostile surroundings after Israel was declared a state in 1948. The majority of those refugees wound up resettling in Israel.
The inaugural commemoration is to include special Knesset sessions devoted to the issue. Additionally, as the Jerusalem Post notes, the Education Ministry has been directed to teach Israeli students about the history and expulsion of their ancestors, and the Foreign Ministry will instruct its representatives worldwide to commemorate the occasion in an appropriate manner. Read more »
While news reports have noted that numerous Jews have been moving away from France to escape its increasingly anti-Semitic atmosphere, and resettling in Israel, a significant portion of the French Jewish community has been opting instead to immigrate to Montreal, where most people speak the same language.
France’s Jewish Community Protection Service reported that the country experienced a shocking rate of 527 anti-Semitic incidents in the first half of 2014 alone, compared with 276 during the same period last year.
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