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Bushwick Coffee Shop Owner Apologizes For Ant-Semitic Social Media Rant

bushwick coffee shopMichael Avila, the owner of The Bushwick Coffee Shop, who called Jews “greedy infiltrators” in an Instagram post last week has deleted all the store’s social media accounts and has apologized for saying that Jews “function via greed and dominance,” DNAInfo NY reported Monday.

In an Instagram post, first reported by brokelyn.com, the owner of the shop wrote that he despises Jewish customers because the Jews “function via “greed and dominance.” Read more »

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Authorities Investigating Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Jewish Fraternity House at Emory University

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Just hours after the end of one of the Holiest days in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on a Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia.

“Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house, an historically Jewish fraternity here at Emory, was the target of crude, offensive graffiti, including swastikas, early Sunday morning, October 5” Emory University confirmed in a statement. Read more »

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Spokane Synagogue Defaced With Swastika On Yom Kippur

spokane beth shalom(AP). A swastika was painted on a wall at Temple Beth Shalom in Spokane over the weekend.

The Spokesman-Review reports the graffiti was discovered during Saturday’s Yom Kippur services. It was painted on the concrete wall in the synagogue’s enclosed courtyard. Read more »

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In Fear of Anti-Semitic Attacks, Germany Synagogues Hire Armed Guards

germany-israelGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to do everything she can “to ensure anti-Semitism doesn’t have a chance,” reminding Germans of their duty to stand up against anti-Semitism, at a rally last month in Berlin.

Merkel was addressing the rise of anti-Semitic incidents against the Jewish community since the start of Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip adjacent Hamas terrorists. Read more »

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Hosting SNL, Jewish Comedian Sarah Silverman Pokes Fun At Hasidic Jews [Video]

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via screengrab (YoutTube)

Ultra-Liberal Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman used her debut hosting of the ‘Saturday Night Live’ program, just hours after Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), to poke fun at the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, who wear long black jackets even in the summer.

“Tonight is the end of the holiday of Yom Kippur,” Silverman started her opening monologue, “and I just want to take this opportunity to say to all the Hasidic Jews out there: I promise you God will not mind if you wear a nice cotton blend in the summer. You are being ridiculous.” Read more »

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Jewish, Muslim, Christian Leaders Gather to Pray for Peace in Florida Synagogue

Taking the podium at the Bet Shira synagogue in Miami, Florida were the Congregation’s rabbi, an Imam and a Reverend, all three came together to participate in an interfaith gathering to promote peace and unity.

“We stand together,” Rabbi Mark Kula said, at the gathering that took place on Saturday, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Read more »

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Swastikas Scrawled On Corsican Island Synagogue

swastikas franceTwo swastikas were painted on the Beit Meir synagogue in the the center of the Corsican city of Bastia, on the French island, Le Figaro reported Friday.

No complaints have been filed so far. According to France 3, an investigation was launched to try to find the perpetrators. Read more »

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Conference on ‘Zionist Control of The US’ Gets Underway in Iran

Rouhani - IranA group of American and European anti-war activists and conspiracy theorists have convened a conference in Iran for the purpose of addressing the alleged Zionist control of the United States, according to Iranian press reports and the ADL (Anti-Defamation League). The extremist event features such noted agitators as conspiracy journalist and 9/11 truther Wayne Madsen, journalist and former Cambodian genocide denier Gareth Porter, Code Pink head Medea Benjamin, , and Iranian PressTV contributor Kevin Barrett.

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Anti-Semitism in Brooklyn: Bushwick Coffee Shop Refuses To Serve Jewish Customers

bushwick coffee shopRight in the heartland of a diverse neighborhood where Jews and non-Jews from every background live in harmony, the beans of this Brooklyn coffee shop smells from anti-Semitism and brazen hate.

At “The Coffee Shop” located at 203 Wilson Avenue in Bushwick, customers are invited in for a “custom coffee blend, roasted in Italy,” except Jews.

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Neo-Nazi Group Spreads Anti-Semitic Fliers in Sydney

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Via/OPHI

A security wall that is being built in front of a Jewish school in Sydney, Australia, built due to the rise of anti-Semitism, is now the topic of another anti-Semitic incident.

A neo-Nazi group called Squadron 88, (88 is white supremacist shorthand of Heil Hitler, H being the 8th letter of the alphabet) spread out fliers that contained a notorious anti-Semitic cartoon of Jews. Read more »

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Mississippi Restaurant Offers to Name Salad After Rabbi Following Anti-Semitic Comments

Owner of Wraps restaurant anti-semitic commentJust days after a restaurant owner threw out a Jewish rabbi after asking the owner to clarify a remark in which he stereotyped Jews as being cheap, the restaurant named a salad ‘Jewish Salad.’

On September 23, Rabbi Ted Riter, an interim rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel of Jackson, Mississippi, said that he requested a salad from the owner f the Wraps restaurant, but the owner responded by asking if he wants a “full size or a Jewish size?” Read more »

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Dutch Teen Suspended From School After Online Wish to Decapitate Jews

A student at a Dutch high school was suspended after he posted a video in which he declared that he belonged to ISIS and wanted to decapitate Jews. Reacting swiftly to the boy’s outrageous act, the De Spindel high school in Hengelo, a city in eastern Netherlands, suspended the 14-year-old this past week. The student, who is reportedly a Muslim of Balkan descent, was identified in Dutch media only as Ilhan M.

“Hi, I am from ISIS and I would like to cut off the heads of Jews,” he states in the online video, after which he utters a number of profanities about Jewish women.

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Rockland Hasidic Community Leaders Denounce Offensive Tweets By Yahoo! Finance Reporter

IMG_0268A Yahoo! Finance reporter on Tuesday added fuel to the fire in an already heated election over two referendums about the future of the Town of Ramapo, by naming the Hasidic community in Rockland County “chazzers” (a Hebrew translation of ‘pigs’). He further blamed the Orthodox Jewish community, largely opponents of the ward system, for election fraud.

Phil Pearlyman, the interactive editor at Yahoo! Finance, posted the offensive comments in a series of tweets after polls were already closed. Read more »

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Authorities Investigating Fire on New Jersey Rabbi’s Vehicle on Rosh Hashanah

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Authorities in Atlantic City, NJ are investigating the cause of a fire that engulfed and ultimately destroyed a local Rabbi’s SUV, and caused damage to a nearby synagogue.

Fire officials responded Thursday morning around 2:00am to a call of a vehicle engulfed in flames. Thursday marked the first day of the Jewish Holiday Rosh Hashanah, which is in celebration of the start of  the Jewish new year. Read more »

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PA Confers ‘Martyr’ Status on Murderers of Three Israeli Yeshiva Students

kidnapping suspectsThe Hamas terrorists Marwan Kawasmeh and Amar Abu Eisha, who abducted and almost immediately murdered teenage Israeli yeshiva students Naftali Frenkel, Eyal Yifrah, and Gilad Sha’ar on June 12, were given the highest status in Islam – martyrdom – by official Palestinian Authority (PA) press and leaders.

The PA news agency WAFA lauded the two men as martyrs last Tuesday after the IDF killed them earlier in the day in Chevron, when the terrorists engaged Israeli forces in a gun battle.

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Knesset Speaker: Holocaust Didn’t Start In Auschwitz, It Began With Anti-Semtic Attacks In Local Cities

Photo:Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Photo:Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

The Holocaust didn’t start in Auschwitz, but in local Europen cities where Jews and their businesses were targeted for being Jewish, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said on Tuesday during a visit to Austria.

Edelstein attended a ceremony outside the Holocaust memorial in Vienna`s Jewish Quarter, where he was joined by Doris Bures, President of the Austrian parliament`s National Council, MK David Tsur (Hatenua), chair of the Israel-Austria Parliamentary Friendship Group, and Israeli Ambassador in Vienna Zvi Heifetz. Read more »

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Trial Opens for Belgian Terrorist Group Linked to Islamic State

ISIS IraqA radical Muslim organization in Belgium was a well-structured terror group that brainwashed youngsters and sent them to fight in Syria, prosecutors said Monday as a trial started for dozens of suspects.

Only eight of the 46 suspects of the Sharia4Belgium group were present for the trial’s opening, and a ninth appeared after a lunch break. Many others are believed to be fighting in Syria or to have died in the country’s civil war. Read more »

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American Conductor of Sydney Symphony Orchestra Defends ‘Klinghoffer’ Opera

Met opera klinghofferThousands of demonstrators gathered in Manhattan last week to protest the Metropolitan Opera for including the film “The Death of Klinghoffer” in the production lineup.

Signs carried by protestors accused the Opera of glorifying terrorism by including the opera, which they say is anti-Semitic, in its season. Read more »

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Bennett During Paris Visit: No Jew Will Be Afraid to Walk The Streets of France

Paris anti-Semitic attackSpeaking to a community in fear during a solidarity visit, Israel’s Economics Minister Naftali Bennett urged members of the Jewish community in France to flee their country and emigrate to Israel.

“Just this week we saw what hatred of Israel looks like,” Bennett told a crowd in Paris on Sunday, according to Arutz 7. “Our enemies fire rockets at our children and we defend ourselves, and then they get on the podium at the UN and accuse us of genocide.” Read more »

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NYS Comptroller Report: Hate Crime Incidents Not Properly Reported By NYPD

comptroller tom dinapoliState auditors examining New York City Police Department (NYPD) records were unable to confirm that all hate crimes in the city are properly recorded and reported by the department. They also found the NYPD conducted no centralized analysis on how to best use its resources to fight these crimes, according to a report released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

The Comptroller released a separate audit on how the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) monitors hate crimes statewide. Read more »

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Baltimore Police Investigating Anti-Semitic Incident Against 3 Pedestrians On Rosh Hashanah

(AP). Baltimore County Police are investigating a report of an anti-Semitic incident.

Police say three men reported walking Thursday evening along Old Pimlico Road, about 9 miles northwest of downtown Baltimore, when a car approached them. As the car came closer, they say they saw the driver holding what looked like a BB gun or an air rifle outside the car window. Read more »

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Illinois Gov. Quinn Draws Fire Over Refusal to Defend University’s Pro-Jewish Action

Governor_Pat_QuinnThe continuing refusal by Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to publicly back the University of Illinois’ decision to refrain from hiring an academic whose anti-Semitic tweets generated a national controversy is causing local Jewish community leaders to feel concerned about the governor’s lack of empathy for an ostensibly pro-Jewish stance. Read more »

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Obama, Cameron Vow To Fight Antisemitism In Rosh Hashanah Greetings

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Photo/AP

US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron both vowed to fight growing antisemitism in greetings for Rosh Hashanah.

President Obama offered “warmest wishes for a sweet and happy New Year, and recalled a quote by his “good friend” Ellie Wiesel which emphasizes the importance of renewal: “God gave human beings a secret, and that secret was not how to begin but how to begin again.” Read more »

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Jackson, Mississippi – Rabbi Thrown Out of Restaurant for Being Jewish

Via/Clarion-LedgerA Jewish rabbi said he was harassed and thrown out of a restaurant after asking the owner to clarify a remark in which he stereotyped Jews as being cheap.

Rabbi Ted Riter, an interim rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel of Jackson, Mississippi, posted his account of the story on social media, claiming that he was thrown out for being Jewish. Read more »

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Public Advocate James Creates Task Force To Review Spike Of Hate Crimes Against Jews, Muslims

20140923-123454.jpgNew York City Public Advocate Letitia James has created a task force charged with looking into a rise in hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim New Yorkers.

The taskforce, comprised of leaders from the Jewish, Muslim, and other faiths, will aim to make short term and long-term policy recommendations to mitigate hate crimes in New York, with a focus on crimes that target the Jewish and Muslim communities, the public Advocate’s office announced Tuesday. Read more »

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