Anti Semitism

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

Beverly Hills Persian synagogue vandalized over Shabbat

Monday, December 16, 2019

The Beverly Hills Police Dept. (BHPD) is “actively investigating” a series of incidents of vandalism in the city of Beverly Hills over Shabbat, according to a police statement. According to BHPD, police responded to a call from Nessah Synagogue, one of the largest Iranian Jewish synagogues in Los Angeles, shortly after 7 a.m., after an … Read More

New Jersey attackers linked to anti-Semitic fringe movement

Friday, December 13, 2019

The deadly shooting rampage at a New Jersey kosher market has cast a spotlight on a fringe movement known for its anti-Semitic strain of street preaching and its role in a viral-video confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial this year. Investigators believe that the man and woman who killed three people at the Jersey City grocery … Read More

Trump targets anti-Semitism, boycotts against Israel on college campuses

Thursday, December 12, 2019

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that would cut federal funding to colleges and universities that don’t curb anti-Semitism against Jewish students. Trump’s new order is set to hit the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement head-on. It invoked Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to fight anti-Semitic rhetoric on college … Read More

Congress Must Finally Act Against Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, December 11, 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

White House envoy: Trump commitment to combating anti-Semitism unprecedented

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

US President Donald Trump has made an unprecedented commitment to fighting Jew-hatred, White House Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism, Elan Carr, said. “President Trump has made [combating anti-Semitism] a priority unlike any previous administration,” Carr told the audience of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) National Summit on Monday. “When the President of the United … Read More