Anti Semitism

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

Swastikas Sprayed on Gravestones in British Cemetery in Northern Israel

Friday, October 11, 2019

A British cemetery in the northern Israeli town of Haifa was vandalized and swastikas were sprayed over its gravestones, Israel Police said on Friday. A local cemetery worker discovered during his morning rounds that about 35 headstones had been shattered, most of them in the Jewish section, a police statement said. Police are investigating the … Read More

Germany shooting latest indication of increasing anti-Semitism worldwide

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The shooting that left two dead and several injured in Halle, Germany, on Wednesday — when Jews celebrated Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for their faith — has shined a spotlight on the worldwide rise of anti-Semitic incidents. The attack in Germany, where investigators are pursuing anti-Semitic motives after the assailant shot … Read More

Rabbi discovers swastika, anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on Canadian synagogue

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

(October 8, 2019 / JNS) A Canadian synagogue was vandalized late last week with anti-Semitic graffiti. Beth Jacob Synagogue Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli discovered the vandalism—a swastika and the word “Jews” crossed out—on Saturday upon arriving at the Hamilton, Ontario, building. “It was very hard for me, harder than I expected,” he told CBC. “It was … Read More

Two killed in apparent attack on synagogue in Germany

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Shooting takes place just as Jews observe the holiest day of the Jewish calendary, Yom Kippur, in eastern city of Halle. A hand grenade was also thrown into a Jewish cemetery nearby. Two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday outside a synagogue, as Jews observed the … Read More