Anti Semitism

Anti-Semitic hate crimes on New York City subways on the rise, NYPD reveals

Monday, November 11, 2019

(November 8, 2019 / JNS) New police statistics show an increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes targeting Jewish riders on New York City subways, The City reported on Wednesday. Since Oct. 20, the New York Police Department has logged 42 hate-crime complaints involving anti-Semitic acts in the subway—a 162 percent increase over similar incidents reported through … Read More

Pompeo: We will stamp out anti-Semitism wherever we find it

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Jewish World was rocked to its core last month when a gunman killed two people at a synagogue in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur. On Thursday, Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas participated in a memorial service at the synagogue to pay tribute … Read More

Greece endorses universal definition of anti-Semitism

Monday, November 11, 2019

(November 9, 2019 / JNS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis endorsed the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism on Friday. The IHRA definition says: “Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their … Read More

Antisemitism: What to do about it?

Friday, November 8, 2019

Antisemitism – more than the Torah, Shabbat observance and keeping the dietary laws – has been a unifying factor among Jews. When under attack, Jews put their differences aside and stand together. But in recent years, as antisemitism has continued to escalate and people in high places learn the lesson of history, several countries have … Read More

‘Kipah’ thrown in trash in apparent anti-Semitic attack at German gym

Friday, November 8, 2019

(November 7, 2019 / JNS) Police are investigating an apparent anti-Semitic attack at a gym in the German city of Freiburg. In a Facebook post, Samuel Kantorovych, 19, said he was attacked on Tuesday night while wearing a kipah he started wearing regularly six months ago. In the locker room at the Mcfit Freiburg gym, … Read More

Jewish Agency: huge spike in requests to secure Jewish centers

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) has begun upgrading security provisions for 50 Jewish institutions in 24 countries, following a spike in requests for assistance in the wake of increased antisemitic attacks around the world. Not all upgrades have begun yet, since the Jewish Agency is yet to fully fund the estimated $1.1 million cost … Read More

German government condemns neo-Nazi ‘hit list’

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

(November 5, 2019 / JNS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on Monday issued a harsh condemnation of death threats recently sent to two German politicians by a neo-Nazi group, the AFP reported. Two leading Green Party politicians, Cem Ozdemir and Claudia Roth, received threatening emails on Oct. 27, according to the report. “We are currently … Read More

Suspected white supremacist arrested in thwarted synagogue attack, FBI says

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

FBI officials said they have arrested a 27-year-old suspected white supremacist who was allegedly planning a bombing at a Colorado synagogue. The suspect, identified as Richard Holzer, was allegedly planning to target Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, which is the state’s second-oldest synagogue, the FBI said Monday. Holzer is charged with attempting to obstruct religious exercise … Read More

Jewish man, 70, injured in anti-Semitic attack in Berlin

Friday, November 1, 2019

(October 31, 2019 / JNS) A 70-year-old Jewish man was assaulted on Tuesday in Berlin’s neighborhood of Pankow, the local police department said. The elderly man was walking outside when an unknown assailant insulted him with anti-Semitic language, according to The Jerusalem Post. While he tried to defend himself verbally, the assailant punched him, injuring … Read More

Congress Must Finally Act Against Anti-Semitism

Friday, November 1, 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