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Anti Semitism

How to combat the uptick in anti-Semitic attacks

Monday, January 20, 2020

Violent anti-Semitism has become a plague upon the United States and we must continue to vigorously combat it. In recent weeks and months, America has seen terrifying attacks against Jewish communities. Over the past two years, the entire nation has grappled with the deadliest of attacks against our Jewish neighbors. From Poway to Pittsburgh to … Read More

Fake bomb planted at kosher restaurant in Amsterdam

Thursday, January 16, 2020

(January 16, 2020 / Israel Hayom) A fake bomb was placed at the entrance of an Israeli-owned kosher restaurant in Amsterdam on Wednesday. The “bomb,” a cardboard box with masking tape fastening wires and an electric trigger mechanism to the top, was found outside the HaCarmel restaurant in southern Amsterdam. Restaurant owner Sami Bar-On told … Read More

Elite NY prep school fires teacher who posted anti-Zionist tweets

Friday, January 10, 2020

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Ethical Culture Fieldston School, an elite New York City prep school, has fired a teacher who posted tweets opposing Zionism. JB Brager, who taught history at Fieldston, was fired Thursday, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has learned. The termination comes after Brager, who is Jewish, posted multiple tweets disparaging Zionism amid … Read More

Rise in anti-Semitic attacks prompts DHS review of security for religious institutions

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Following recent attacks on faith-based groups and institutions, including the Dec. 28 machete attack at a home and prayer hall known as Rabbi Rottenberg’s Shul in Monsey, NY, where five people were injured, US Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf has ordered a review to thwart and curb future incidents. “Houses of worship and faith-based … Read More

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