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Anti Semitism

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

Neo-Nazis attempt to burn Jewish center in Budapest

Thursday, October 24, 2019

(October 23, 2019 / JNS) A Jewish community and activism center in Budapest experienced minor damages as neo-Nazis attempted to set it ablaze. No injuries were reported. The Aurora community center was empty during the arson attempt, according to Adam Schonberger, director of the Marom, a Jewish association founded in 2014 affiliated with the Conservative/Masorti … Read More

Prominent DC synagogue vandalized with ‘anti-Israel and hate-filled messages’

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

JTA — A synagogue in Washington DC was vandalized with what is described by local Jewish agencies as “anti-Israel and hate-filled messages.” Graffiti on the Washington Hebrew Congregation was discovered Friday morning. Congregants were informed of the vandalism in an email later in the day. The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and The … Read More

Starting where Nazis burned books, 10,000 march in Berlin against anti-Semitism

Monday, October 14, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people in Berlin protested against anti-Semitism on Sunday, four days after a German neo-Nazi attacked a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle. About 10,000 people participated in the march through the German capital. Several thousand others protested Saturday in other cities, including Hamburg and Marburg. Many Germans are … Read More

Children’s book reading prompts legal action against borough in central New Jersey

Monday, October 14, 2019

(October 13, 2019 / JNS) A controversy that began last summer, pitting community library-event planners in a New Jersey suburb and various Palestinian sympathizers against a Jewish community, is now moving into the legal arena. The almost 20-year-old Central Jersey Jewish Public Affairs Committee (CJJPAC)—a pro-Israel advocacy organization headed by Dr. Marc Hanfling and Marc … Read More

British cemetery in Haifa desecrated with swastikas

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Haifa District Police have launched an investigation into the vandalism of some 20 headstones in the old British cemetery in the lower city of Haifa. On Friday morning, the cemetery manager discovered that a number of headstones for fallen British soldiers and Templars had been defaced with red painted swastikas. He reported the incident … Read More

Synagogue attacker hoped to inspire further anti-Semitic attacks, German authorities say

Friday, October 11, 2019

HALLE, Germany — The suspect in a live-streamed attack on a synagogue in eastern Germany that killed two people is a right-wing extremist with a clear anti-Semitic motive, authorities said Thursday. Government officials, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said the death toll in what authorities have characterized as a terrorist attack would have been higher … Read More