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Anti Semitism

Florida man apprehended for threatening to shoot Jews

Friday, September 13, 2019

(September 12, 2019 / JNS) A Florida man who threatened to shoot up a local synagogue and has said publicly that he hates Jews was apprehended on Friday by the FBI. Hanson Larkin, 25, was in an Orlando federal court the same day, charged with making threats through interstate communication to, according to police, a … Read More

New York police say there’s been a surge in anti-Semitic hate crimes

Monday, September 9, 2019

(CNN)More than half the hate crimes reported in New York City so far this year are anti-Semitic, New York Police Department officials said on Wednesday. The incidents reported are mostly acts of vandalism, with graffiti or swastikas being scrawled on places that include synagogues, according to New York City Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea. The … Read More

Groups call on Cal State to act against professor spreading online anti-Semitism

Friday, September 6, 2019

Eighty Jewish and pro-Israel groups signed a letter sent on Tuesday to the chancellor and general counsel of California State University that demands answers about a professor’s continued use of the school’s name to spread anti-Semitism and false propaganda against the State of Israel. The AMCHA-coordinated letter drew attention to a post on the Facebook … Read More

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