Volunteer group Guardian Angels patrols Brooklyn after anti-Semitic attacks

Thursday, January 2, 2020

(December 31, 2019 / JNS) A private, volunteer-based and unarmed crime-prevention group said it would start patrolling parts of Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday following a string of anti-Semitic attacks in the borough. Curtis Sliwa, who founded Guardian Angels in New York City in 1979, said patrols would start in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, … Read More

Germany: Over 40 gravestones vandalized at Jewish cemetery

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Two suspects, aged 21 and 33, apprehended by the police, said to be known as far-right activists More than 40 gravestones were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in the German town of Geilenkirchen, Bild reported on Monday. According to the accounts in the German media, two masked men arrived at the Jewish cemetery early on … Read More

Anti-Semitic vandalism found at synagogue and other areas in London

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

(December 30, 2019 / JNS) Anti-Semitic vandalism has been discovered at a synagogue and other areas in London. Police are investigating the development as a possible hate crime. Images of the Star of David and messages apparently blaming the Jews for the Sept. 11 terror attacks were found on various buildings, including South Hampstead Synagogue … Read More

Man charged in anti-Semitic assault amid spate of attacks in New York

Friday, December 27, 2019

(December 26, 2019 / JNS) A 28-year-old man from Miami has been arrested and charged with assaulting a 65-year-old in Manhattan on Monday, announced New York Police Sgt. Lee Jones. Steven Jorge has been accused of punching the 65-year-old male, who was kicked after he fell onto the ground, said Jones, who added that the … Read More

Greek fans burn Israeli flag at basketball game against Israelis

Friday, December 20, 2019

Fans of a Greek basketball team waved Palestinian and Hezbollah flags and burned an Israeli flag during a game with an Israeli team in Athens on Wednesday. The incident happened when AEK Athens hosted Hapoel Jerusalem for the Gameday 9 match in Basketball Champions League. The Greek fans also put up pictures of Marwan Barghouti, … Read More

Two teenagers charged in anti-Semitic attack on rabbi in London

Thursday, December 19, 2019

(December 18, 2019 / JNS) Two teenagers turned themselves into police on Tuesday and were charged allegedly shouted “kill the Jews” before punching a rabbi last month in an anti-Semitic attack in North London. “Detectives investigating a racially aggravated assault on a 54-year-old man in Stamford Hill have charged two boys,” said Met Police in … Read More

Nearly 60 tombstones discovered vandalized in Jewish cemetery in Slovakia

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

(December 17, 2019 / JNS) Fifty-nine tombstones at a Jewish cemetery in the northern Slovakian town of Namestovo were vandalized, said police and a group that sought to protect the location on Tuesday. Slovakia’s Jewish community labeled it “an unprecedented barbaric act.” Police are investigating the incident at the cemetery, which dates to the second … Read More

US State Department offers $1M grant for projects fighting anti-Semitism

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The US State Department is offering a $1 million grant to combat anti-Semitism in Europe. The department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) is partnering with the Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism “to counter the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe as manifested through hate crimes such as acts of physical violence, … Read More