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Anti Semitism

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

Jewish community marks first anniversary of deadliest anti-Semitic attack in US history

Monday, October 28, 2019

Jewish organizations commemorate the 11 lives that were lost in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue A year after the deadly shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, the Jewish community marked on Sunday the incident by commemorating the 11 lives that were lost. Throughout the day, Jewish organizations conducted community service events, Torah study and … Read More

Israeli president to host major anti-Semitism conference

Monday, October 28, 2019

(October 28, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is scheduled to host a major conference on anti-Semitism next week at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. Panelists will include Katharina von Schnurbein of the European Union; Elan Carr from the United States; Felix Klein of Germany; Lord Erik Pickles of Great Britain; and Frédéric … Read More

Authorities are investigating desecration of 300-year-old Jewish cemetery near London

Friday, October 25, 2019

The vandalism is believed to have taken place on Rosh Hashanah. (October 24, 2019 / JNS) Authorities are investigating the desecration of a 300-year-old Jewish cemetery near London, reported the United Kingdom’s Jewish Chronicle. Assailants reportedly used sledgehammers to shatter, upend and split headstones at the Chatham Memorial Synagogue cemetery. The damage was discovered hours … Read More

ADL: Pittsburgh synagogue massacre spawned rash of far-right plots against Jews

Thursday, October 24, 2019

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (AP) — At least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the US since the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly one year ago, a Jewish civil rights group reported Sunday. The Anti-Defamation League also counted at least 50 incidents in which … Read More

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