Australia sees 30% spike in anti-Semitic incidents in 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

A new report on anti-Semitism in Australia revealed a 30% spike in serious incidents involving direct verbal abuse, harassment, and intimidation of Jewish residents. There were 368 recorded anti-Semitic incidents in Australia during the year ending with Sept. 30, 2019, according to the annual “Report on Antisemitism in Australia,” published by the Executive Council of … Read More

British police arrest man harassing Jewish kids on London train

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

(November 26, 2019 / JNS) A man was arrested by British police over the weekend after two Jewish children were verbally harassed on London’s Underground. He was videotaped on Friday reading anti-Jewish Bible passages to two young boys wearing Jewish kipahs while they were traveling with their family on the train. The following day, a … Read More

Jewish man hit on Brooklyn sidewalk in unprovoked attack

Monday, November 25, 2019

(November 22, 2019 / JNS) Surveillance camera footage from Thursday night shows a man hitting an Orthodox Jew on a sidewalk in Brooklyn, N.Y., CBS New York reported. The attack took place shortly before midnight on the corner of Sanford Street near Willoughby Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Footage shows a stranger smacking … Read More

Roughly one quarter of Europeans are anti-Semites, new ADL poll shows

Thursday, November 21, 2019

(November 21, 2019 / JNS) Approximately one in four Europeans holds anti-Semitic views, according to a global 2019 poll released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Thursday. The results were particularly alarming with regard to Eastern and Central Europe, where the study found a significant increase in anti-Semitic beliefs linked to old tropes such as … Read More

Israel to Host Largest Event Ever on Combating anti-Semitism

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Israeli officials announced Wednesday that dozens of world leaders will arrive in Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on combating anti-Semitism amid a global spike in violence against Jews. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the fifth World Holocaust Forum, set to take place on January 23, 2020 at Yad Vashem, will coincide with the 75th … Read More

Pope Francis condemns anti-Semitism in address from St. Peter’s Square

Monday, November 18, 2019

(November 15, 2019 / JNS) Pope Francis denounced anti-Semitism against Jews worldwide on Tuesday during his weekly general audience. Addressing crowds in St Peter’s Square, the pope reflected on the lives of Priscilla and Aquila, a first-century married couple who accompanied St. Paul in his ministry and were among the Jews expelled from Rome by … Read More

Arrest made in egg-throwing attacks on Jews in Brooklyn

Friday, November 15, 2019

(November 14, 2019 / JNS) An arrest was made on Wednesday night in a case of egg-throwing attacks on Jews in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mohib Hoque, 18, was apprehended and charged with three hate crimes for being part of a group of teens that threw eggs at a 50-year-old woman on Saturday, also the Jewish Sabbath, … Read More

On Kristallnacht anniversary, yellow stars placed at Jewish sites in Scandinavia

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

JTA — Stickers shaped like yellow stars that Nazis made Jews wear during the Holocaust were placed on multiple Jewish sites in Denmark and Sweden on the Kristallnacht pogroms’ anniversary. In Denmark, the stickers were found on Saturday on the mailbox of Ella and Henrik Chievitz, a Jewish couple from Silkeborg, a town located 150 … Read More