Anti Semitism

On Spotify, hate streams unchecked as playlists praise Hitler, call to gas Jews

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Music-streaming giant Spotify is host to dozens of user-generated playlists with titles praising Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, mocking Holocaust victims, and featuring photos of swastikas and white nationalist hate symbols, The Times of Israel has found. Among the anti-Semitic playlist titles are a variety of explicit calls to “gas” or kill Jews (“Gas the Jews … Read More

Across the US, police and locals rally in wake of rise in anti-Semitic attacks

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

JTA — New York City held a huge rally this past weekend, but it wasn’t the only place to protest against a recent rise in anti-Semitic attacks. Police and locals in cities around the United States have pledged to support and protect their Jewish communities over the past week. In South Carolina, religious leaders gathered … Read More

Anti-Semitic vandalism strikes Jewish sites in France, Greece and Ukraine

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Anti-Jewish vandalism has struck France, Greece and Ukraine within the past week. About a dozen graves were vandalized in the Jewish cemetery of Bayonne, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques area, in southwest France. The damage was sighted by Déborah Loupien-Suares, president of the Jewish community in Biarritz and Bayonne, while visiting her grandparents’ graves. She told local … Read More

Jewish solidarity march in New York draws thousands in wake of anti-Semitic attacks

Monday, January 6, 2020

Thousands marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday in a show of solidarity with the Jewish community after several anti-Semitic attacks that have rattled the New York City area. Marchers carried signs reading “No Hate. No Fear.” and “Jewish and Proud” from Foley Square in Lower Manhattan to Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn, where a … Read More

Jewish man attacked in Brooklyn, injured by women yelling anti-Semitic slurs

Friday, January 3, 2020

(January 3, 2020 / JNS) Two female attackers yelled anti-Semitic slurs at a Jewish man in Brooklyn, N.Y., before shoving him to the ground when he tried to film the assault, law-enforcement sources and witnesses said on Wednesday. The African-American women approached the 22-year-old Chassidic man and shouted at him “F***k you Jew” and “I … Read More

Anti-Semitism grows in Jewish communities in New York City suburbs

Friday, January 3, 2020

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — For years, ultra-Orthodox Jewish families priced out of increasingly expensive Brooklyn neighborhoods have been turning to the suburbs, where they have taken advantage of open space and cheaper housing to establish modern-day versions of the European shtetls where their ancestors lived for centuries before the Holocaust. The expansion of Hasidic communities … Read More

More than 30 corrections workers, cadets fired in West Virginia for Nazi salute

Thursday, January 2, 2020

(December 31, 2019 / JNS) More than 30 West Virginia corrections’ workers and cadets have been fired after a photo surfaced of them performing a Nazi salute. Gov. Jim Justice, who said earlier this month such behavior wouldn’t be tolerated, announced on Monday that following a review of a report on the matter by the … Read More

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