Jewish Agency: huge spike in requests to secure Jewish centers

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) has begun upgrading security provisions for 50 Jewish institutions in 24 countries, following a spike in requests for assistance in the wake of increased antisemitic attacks around the world. Not all upgrades have begun yet, since the Jewish Agency is yet to fully fund the estimated $1.1 million cost … Read More

German government condemns neo-Nazi ‘hit list’

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

(November 5, 2019 / JNS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on Monday issued a harsh condemnation of death threats recently sent to two German politicians by a neo-Nazi group, the AFP reported. Two leading Green Party politicians, Cem Ozdemir and Claudia Roth, received threatening emails on Oct. 27, according to the report. “We are currently … Read More

Suspected white supremacist arrested in thwarted synagogue attack, FBI says

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

FBI officials said they have arrested a 27-year-old suspected white supremacist who was allegedly planning a bombing at a Colorado synagogue. The suspect, identified as Richard Holzer, was allegedly planning to target Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, which is the state’s second-oldest synagogue, the FBI said Monday. Holzer is charged with attempting to obstruct religious exercise … Read More

Jewish man, 70, injured in anti-Semitic attack in Berlin

Friday, November 1, 2019

(October 31, 2019 / JNS) A 70-year-old Jewish man was assaulted on Tuesday in Berlin’s neighborhood of Pankow, the local police department said. The elderly man was walking outside when an unknown assailant insulted him with anti-Semitic language, according to The Jerusalem Post. While he tried to defend himself verbally, the assailant punched him, injuring … Read More

Congress Must Finally Act Against Anti-Semitism

Friday, November 1, 2019

Two years ago, we were at a point where most believed America had reached a peak in anti-Semitism and hostilities toward Jews. Students were regularly being harassed and even attacked at state universities and small private colleges alike. Being identified as Jewish or even pro-Israel became fraught with risk. Some were sad. Others disgusted. But … Read More

Jewish community marks first anniversary of deadliest anti-Semitic attack in US history

Monday, October 28, 2019

Jewish organizations commemorate the 11 lives that were lost in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue A year after the deadly shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, the Jewish community marked on Sunday the incident by commemorating the 11 lives that were lost. Throughout the day, Jewish organizations conducted community service events, Torah study and … Read More

Israeli president to host major anti-Semitism conference

Monday, October 28, 2019

(October 28, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is scheduled to host a major conference on anti-Semitism next week at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. Panelists will include Katharina von Schnurbein of the European Union; Elan Carr from the United States; Felix Klein of Germany; Lord Erik Pickles of Great Britain; and Frédéric … Read More

Authorities are investigating desecration of 300-year-old Jewish cemetery near London

Friday, October 25, 2019

The vandalism is believed to have taken place on Rosh Hashanah. (October 24, 2019 / JNS) Authorities are investigating the desecration of a 300-year-old Jewish cemetery near London, reported the United Kingdom’s Jewish Chronicle. Assailants reportedly used sledgehammers to shatter, upend and split headstones at the Chatham Memorial Synagogue cemetery. The damage was discovered hours … Read More

ADL: Pittsburgh synagogue massacre spawned rash of far-right plots against Jews

Thursday, October 24, 2019

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (AP) — At least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the US since the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly one year ago, a Jewish civil rights group reported Sunday. The Anti-Defamation League also counted at least 50 incidents in which … Read More

AJC Survey of American Jews on Antisemitism in America

Thursday, October 24, 2019

  On October 23, 2019, AJC released the results of its landmark survey of American Jewish opinion on antisemitism in America. The poll represents the largest and most comprehensive examination ever of American Jews’ experiences and perceptions of antisemitism. This survey makes clear that American Jews view antisemitism as a significant problem in America—and one … Read More