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Georgetown U. Professor Compares Israel to ISIS

As outlined in great detail by the Washington Free Beacon, a  Georgetown University professor whose father pled guilty to terrorism charges has come under heavy criticism for comparing Israel to the terrorrist group Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) on Twitter. Georgetown University History Professor Abdullah Al-Arian, who is the son of Sami Al-Arian, a controversial critic of Israel, tweeted his mocking version of a common nursery rhyme that lumped Israel into the same murderous category as ISIS, which just released a video showing its apparent beheading of an American journalist. Read more »

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Israeli Cargo Ship Defies Protesters, Unloads in Oakland

According to a report by jweekly, an Israeli-operated cargo ship that had been blocked from unloading its goods for four days in Oakland by virulent anti-Israel protesters managed to outwit its tormentors by signaling a return to sea before doubling back secretly to port. The standoff began Saturday when the Piraeus, operated by Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Israel’s largest shipping company, was supposed to dock at Oakland Port. A crowd of hundreds of protesters, organized by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center in San Francisco, blocked the entrance to the port to prevent any longshoremen from being able to enter, ostensibly to attract greater attention to Israel’s military operation in Gaza.

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British Supermarket Chain: “Kosher Items Will Never Again Be Withheld”

According to an article in the Jewish Chronicle, British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has pledged to never again remove kosher products from its shelves. The statement was issued after Jewish customers had reacted with anger to the kosher food being hidden by the manager of a central London branch in anticipation of reprisals from anti-Israel activists.

At first, the company said it would not institute a national policy instructing managers on how to handle protesters. However, after being contacted by the Jewish Chronicle, Sainsbury’s altered its position and claimed it wanted to reassure its Jewish customers. “This will not happen again,” corporate affairs director Trevor Datsun stated. “Managers will be told not to move kosher food because of some perceived threat. It should not have happened and, explicitly, it cannot happen again.”

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Jewish Student Assaulted By Palestinian Supporters at Temple University

A Jewish student was viciously assaulted on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia on Wednesday – while receiving a verbal onslaught of such insults as “kike” and “baby killer” – by members of the openly anti-Semitic student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Daniel Vessal, a Camera on Campus fellow who is also a member of the Jewish fraternity AEPi, was punched in the face by an SJP member during “Templefest,” an event which gives the college’s students the opportunity to obtain new information about campus clubs a week before the onset of the new semester. Vessal is majoring in the study of managing information systems at Temple’s Fox School of Business.

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Israeli Cargo Ship Sneaks Into Oakland Port

Via/AP

Via/AP

An Israeli cargo ship – of the Zim Integrated Shipping Services – that was scheduled to dock at the seaport of Oakland in California on Saturday but remained off coast due to ongoing protests, has docked at a different terminal on Tuesday night.

Protestors thought they had their way, when on Tuesday night the ship left its original docking position and maps showed it heading to Los Angeles. But a short while later, the ship returned to a different terminal and workers began unloading the cargo. Read more »

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Quebec Radio Host Condemned For Anti-Jewish Comments

As reported by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a long-time prominent Quebec radio host has come under intense criticism for making derogatory comments about the Jewish community. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs condemned Gilles Proulx for his statements in a recent newspaper column, in particular emphasizing that it was “disappointed and troubled” by the lack of public outrage over the public display of anti-Semitism.

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Jewish Woman Beaten By Muslims in Sweden Over Star of David Necklace

According to a news report in Arutz Sheva, a Swedish Jewish woman was brutally beaten by a gang of Muslims after they noticed that she was wearing a Star of David necklace. Anna Sjogren was attacked last Thursday while walking through a predominantly Muslim suburb of the city of Uppsala in central Sweden.

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Anti-Israel Galloway: ‘I Will Not Be Silenced’

GallowayControversial British Parliament George Galloway on Wednesday vowed not to be ‘silenced’ after he was interviewed under caution by police for publicly declaring Bradford an ‘Israel-free zone.’

“This is an absolute and despicable attempt to curb my freedom of speech by people who appear to be quite happy about the indiscriminate murder of Palestinians in Gaza,” Galloway said, according to the Daily Mail Online. Read more »

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NYPD Investigating Anti-Semitic Hate Graffiti In Flatbush

20140820-010444.jpgThe Jewish community in Flatbush was shocked to discover on Tuesday anti-Jewish hate graffiti scribbled on a post in one of the streets of the Jewish populated neighborhoods in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

The graffiti, scribbled on a lamppost – City property – at the corner Ave L and New York avenue, read, “Gaza deserves more than you so fu….ng Jews.”
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British MP Galloway Questioned by Police for Declaring Bradford ‘Israel Free’

Galloway Palestinian flag MP BritishWest Yorkshire police have questioned a Member of the british parliament for suspicion of inciting racial hatred, after he gave a speech declaring Bradford an ‘Israel free zone.’

The 59-year-old Respect Party member, George Galloway, spoke to detectives voluntarily. Police said that once their inquiry concludes, the matter will be sent to the Crown Prosecution Service.  Read more »

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Bklyn Boro Pres Adams Leads Interfaith Rally Against Hate Attacks On Religious Communities

2014-08-18 17.21.49Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Monday led an interfaith gathering between leaders of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities as a gesture of spiritual solidarity in light of recent religiously-motivated assaults on Brooklyn residents.

Standing with Assembly Members Dov Hikind and Karim Camara, Public Advocate Letitia James, Council Members Laurie Cumbo and Mathieu Eugene, and religious leaders in front of 339 Albany Avenue in Crown Heights, the site where Avrohom Wolosow was attacked as a part of the “knockout game” on August 13th, Read more »

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England: Attacks on Stores With Jewish Connections Ignite Shock & Outrage

As reported by the Daily Mail, Jewish community leaders in Britain warned Monday that the  targeting of supermarkets due to their sale of kosher foods risks importing Middle Eastern violence to England. The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), which encompasses the heads of Britain’s main Jewish organisations, condemned boycotts and intimidation as ‘especially troubling’ for British Jews.

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Outrage: UK Consul General’s Scarf Advocates Israel’s Destruction

A report by Ynet discloses that a photograph has come to the public’s attention of UK Consul General to Jerusalem Alastair McPhail wearing an Arabic keffiyeh scarf that displays the image of a Palestinian flag covering a map of Israel, West Bank and Gaza, with the words “Free Palestine” emblazoned next to it.

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Report: Anti-Semitic Incidents In the UK Up 500% Since Gaza Operation Began

london anti israel protestAnti-Semitic incidents in the United Kingdom rose 500 percent in the month of July alone compared to the previous five months collectively, according to the Community Security Trust (CST).

“The rise that we’ve seen in July and in August is a direct result of what’s going on in the Middle East, and we’ve seen it before. For example in January 2009, we recorded 289 incidents, which is the highest since we started recording,” CST spokesperson Jonny Newton told BuzzFeed on Tuesday.

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Crown Heights Jewish Community Slam De Blasio For Not Taking Jewish Concerns Seriously

crown heights presserMayor Bill de Blasio was placed on the chopping block on Monday for not showing greater sensitivity to the Orthodox Jewish community in the city, amid recent anti-Semitic attacks and his cozy relationship with Rev. Al Sharpton.

Standing on the spot in which a Jewish student – 24-year-old Avrohom Wolosow – was beaten last week in an apparent hate crime, leader of the Jewish community urged the Police Department and the city government to take action and combat the rise of anti-Semitic attacks against the Jewish community in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.  Read more »

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BK Boro Prez Adams To Call Out Anti-Religious Attacks, Visit Raksin Family In Crown Heights

Eric AdamsBrooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will March Monday afternoon in Crown Hieghts, accompanied by Assemblyman Dov Hikind and a coalition of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders to speak out against  recent attacks targeting Brooklyn’s religious communities.

The main attacks include a possible “knockout game” assault on a Jewish resident in Crown Heights, a possible arson of an East Flatbush church, and anti-Muslim verbal attacks outside mosques in Bay Ridge and Midwood during Ramadan services. Read more »

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UK – Sainsbury’s Apologizes For Removing Kosher Products Due To Nearby Protest

Via/FB:Colin Appleby

Via/FB:Colin Appleby

Sainsbury’s supermarket chain apologized on Monday for removing kosher food from its shelves at a London branch over the weekend.

The store, located in Holborn, Central London, emptied the Kosher section on Saturday, following protestors outside who called on the supermarket to boycott Israeli goods from its stores. One of the people who saw the empty shelves, posted a photo of it on social media, prompting an outrage towards the store, with some users calling it an act of anti-Semitism. Read more »

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UK Supermarket Chain Sainsbury’s Pulls Kosher Goods From Store

Via/FB:Colin Appleby

Via/FB:Colin Appleby

Sainsbury’s, one of the largest supermarket chain-stores in Britain, has pulled off Kosher food from one of its stores’ shelves.

The store, located in Holborn, Central London, emptied the Kosher section on Saturday, following protestors outside who called on the supermarket to boycott Israeli goods from its stores. Read more »

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Jewish-Owned Businesses in LA Hit With Anti-Semitic Flyers

As reported by CBS Los Angeles, a Jewish man who owns a store near the UCLA campus said he found a handwritten flyer that menacingly featured several swastikas along with the words “Wanted” and “Warning” – one of many dropped off at local Jewish-owned businesses – underneath the door of his business on Tuesday morning.

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Canadian Media Personality: Jews Provoke Hatred

(JNS). Canadian media personality Gilles Proulx was called out by the Quebec wing of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) for expressing anti-Semitic views on a Montreal radio show regarding Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. He also published a column expressing similar views.

“No need to be an expert to say that Israel could make Washington, Paris or Ottawa bend, knowing in advance that its diaspora, well established, will make any government submit!” Proulx wrote in the Journal de Montréal.

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Anti-Semitic Flyers Placed in Jewish-Owned Business in California

Via/CBS2A flyer scripted with a swastika and several other provocative words has appeared in a Jewish-owned business near the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

The store owner who didn’t want to be identified, told CBS2 that when he saw the flyers and the words “wanted” and “warning” he was “deeply very sad… and I’m thinking, calm down, think about it.” Read more »

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Two Suspects Arrested For Painting Swastikas In Stratford Connecticut

Stratford Police have arrested two young men in connection with a recent anti-Semitic incident in Srtatford Connecticut a month ago, sources told JP.

as reported at the time, 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 residential home at the intersection of Wilcoxson Ave.

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Miami Jewish Community, Miami Police Departments Meet To Discuss Raksin Murder Investigation

Courtesy of Crown Heights Info

Courtesy of Crown Heights Info

Members of Miami’s Jewish community met on Wednesday with the Miami-Dade and North Miami Beach Police Departments to discuss the investigation into the shooting death of Rabbi Joseph Raksin from Brooklyn, NY.

“We need the community, we need them to call us, we need them to be our eyes and our ears,” Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Delma Noel-Pratt said following the closed-door meeting.

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Ireland Jewish Official: No Rise in Anti-Semitism Here

Anti SemitismDespite the rise in anti-Semitic incidents, many of them turning violent, around the globe, Ireland’s Jews have seen little to no hostility towards them, a Jewish official said.

Speaking to the Irish Times, Maurice Cohen, the chairman of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland, said that since the start of Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza strip, there have been no major hate incidents. Read more »

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Wiesenthal Center Asks French “Death to Jews” Hamlet to Change Name

A news article in The Guardian has disclosed that the Simon Wiesenthal Center has sent a letter to France’s interior minister to demand that a small hamlet south of Paris with a name that means “Death to Jews” be officially renamed. The Center’s director of international affairs, Shimon Samuels, wrote to Bernard Cazeneuve, stating that he was “shocked to discover the existence of a village in France officially called ‘Death to Jews.’ It is extremely shocking that this name has slipped under the radar in the 70 years that have passed since France was liberated from Nazism and the (pro-Nazi) Vichy regime.”

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