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Anti Semitism

PALESTINIAN RELIGIOUS LEADER CALLS JEWS IN JERUSALEM ‘COLONIALIST CANCER’

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Prominent Palestinian religious leader denounced “Jewish attacks” against Palestinian religious symbols in Jerusalem and referred to the Jewish presence in the land of Israel as a “colonialist cancer,” NGO Palestinian Media Watch said on Monday. According to a report by the Palestinian Authority official daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, as quoted by PMW, the Supreme Fatwa Council, … Read More

Jewish millennials address ways to counter anti-Semitism online

Friday, August 16, 2019

A panel organized by the Israeli-American Council of New York brought four millennial leaders together in Manhattan to grapple with anti-Semitism on the mode they use most often: social media. The event, which took place on Aug. 7, included opening remarks from Chelsea Mandel, JNFuture New York board member, and Almog Elijis, spokesperson and Consul … Read More

San Francisco-area synagogue fire destroys building

Friday, August 16, 2019

A San Francisco-area synagogue went up in flames, with the back half of the building incinerated, Chabad.org reported. According to the Hasidic movement’s website, Rabbi Raleigh Resnick of Chabad of the Tri-Valley in Pleasanton, was awakened by a call from the police at 1 a.m. and rushed to the synagogue to save the Torah scrolls … Read More

Police arrest two youths for painting swastikas in Old City of Jerusalem

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Two minors were arrested on Monday for spray-painting swastikas and other graffiti on the walls of a street in Jerusalem’s Old City, the Israel Police said. The 16-year-olds are under investigation for suspected property damage and committing a crime with a racial motive and will be brought for a hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court … Read More

Rabbi assaulted in Berlin — second such attack in as many weeks

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Berlin police said Thursday that they were investigating an attack on a rabbi, the second in as many weeks in the German capital. Police said the victim, identifiable as Jewish by his attire, was pushed to the ground by two unidentified suspects while walking in the Charlottenburg neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. They said he was treated … Read More

Brooklyn Jewish school installs bullet-resistant classroom doors in wake of mass shootings

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

An Orthodox girls’ school in Brooklyn has installed bullet-resistant classroom doors to keep out shooters. Bnos Menachem in the heavily Hasidic Crown Heights neighborhood is the first of more than 50 Jewish schools and synagogues in Brooklyn to have the 150-pound metal doors installed by an Israel-based manufacturer, the New York Post reported Saturday. The … Read More

Suspect arrested in Crown Heights anti-Semitic attack

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A 39-year-old man was arrested over the weekend in connection with an anti-Semitic attack that took place on Friday evening in New York’s Crown Heights neighborhood, just before to the beginning of the Jewish sabbath. The man, identified as Kenya Dean from Brooklyn, allegedly sprayed a Jewish man with mace after shouting “You Jews, Hitler … Read More

Proposed anti-Israel ethnic-studies curriculum in California has Jewish community on alert

Thursday, August 8, 2019

  (August 2, 2019 / JNS) Hostility towards Israel and its supporters across college campuses throughout the United States and beyond—well-documented for years—has been the focus of pro-Israel groups. Now the anti-Israel movement may be officially trickling down into the high school system of the largest state in America. A new ethnic-studies curriculum under proposal … Read More

Anti-Semitic tweets lead to CNN employee’s resignation

Friday, July 26, 2019

  Mohammed Elshamy, 25, said he resigned from the American broadcast network on Thursday An Egyptian photo editor resigned from CNN this week after it surfaced that he authored a number of anti-Semitic messages uploaded to social media. Mohammed Elshamy, 25, said he resigned from the American broadcast network on Thursday after an employee of … Read More