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  • Jewish man beaten at Brooklyn train station in apparent anti-Semitic attack

    November 18, 2014 | 3:25 pm

    Three assailants beat an identifiably Jewish man while shouting anti-Semitic epithets at a Brooklyn train station.

    A bystander who intervened in the attack on Monday in the Williamsburg neighborhood also was attacked, the New York Daily News reported, citing the website...

  • French Jewish leader indicted for calling Dieudonne ‘professional anti-Semite’

    October 22, 2014 | 9:32 am

    Roger Cukierman, president of France’s largest Jewish group, was indicted for calling the comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala a “professional anti-Semite.”

    Cukierman, who heads the CRIF umbrella of French Jewish communities and organizations, announced the indictment on Monday in a ...

  • Hundreds protest Met Opera’s ‘Klinghoffer’ opening in N.Y.

    October 21, 2014 | 10:15 am

    Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to protest the opening performance of “The Death of Klinghoffer.”

    Protesters were joined on Monday by several high-profile figures including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former New...

  • Whether you fire him or not, condemn Salaita’s words

    September 2, 2014 | 2:20 pm

    For the past month or so, the academic world in this country has been abuzz with impassioned debate about Professor Steven Salaita, whose proposed appointment as a tenured professor in American Indian studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana was rejected by...

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  • Chargers football commentator uses Jewish stereotype in on-air exchange

    By tessc

    August 26, 2014 | 10:50 am

    Hank Bauer, a longtime radio analyst for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, used a Jewish stereotype in an exchange with his on-air colleague.

    In the waning moments of Sunday’s Chargers-49ers preseason football game, play-by-play man Josh Lewin said if he were paying to attend he...

  • Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Britain as Gaza conflict rages

    July 30, 2014 | 6:21 pm

    Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have risen to a near record level since the start of an Israeli assault on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza this month, a Jewish advisory body said on Thursday.

    The Community Security Trust, which advises Britain's estimated 260,000 Jews on...

  • Arabs menace Jewish group on Temple Mount

    June 26, 2014 | 10:08 am

    Hundreds of Arabs chanting anti-Jewish epithets surrounded a group of Jews who ascended the Temple Mount.

    Many of the Arabs also held up three fingers, a triumphant sign of the three kidnapped Israeli teens, during Wednesday’s incident.

    Muslim children at a summer camp accosted...

  • Argentine neo-Nazi group approved as political party

    June 12, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    An ultranationalist organization led by Alejandro Biondini, an accused neo-Nazi, won legal approval as a registered political party.

    Buenos Aires Judge Ariel Lijo granted the approval for Bandera Vecinal, or Local Flag, on Wednesday. The party, which is expected to participate in...

  • European Jewry battered by soaring anti-Semitism

    June 2, 2014 | 10:38 am

    The arrest on May 30 by French Police of Mehdi Nemmouche in connection with the murder of three people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels did not calm anyone’s fears. Far from it: Nemmouche is a French-born Islamist who fought with al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels in Syria before allegedly...

  • Why won’t liberals defend Israel?

    By David Suissa

    December 18, 2013 | 11:53 am

    As I was reading about “engagement” — the new buzzword regarding Israel that came out of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial this past weekend in San Diego — I wondered: Did anyone at the convention notice the other hot word circulating regarding the Jewish state?

    This...

  • Poll: 26% of Americans believe Jews killed Jesus

    October 31, 2013 | 3:47 pm

    Twelve percent of Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a new poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League.

    The figure marks a decline of 3 percentage points from the last time the ADL took such a poll, in 2011, but approximately the same number as in an...

  • LivingSocial apologizes for party decorations following anti-Semitism complaint

    October 30, 2013 | 11:09 am

    The LivingSocial website apologized for a Halloween party it sponsored in Washington following a complaint that some of the decorations were anti-Semitic.

    LivingSocial, which offers discount deals at area businesses throughout the country, decorated its “greed” room with dreidels...

  • N.Y. deliveryman awarded $900,000 in anti-Semitism suit

    October 29, 2013 | 10:21 am

    A New York restaurant deliveryman was awarded $900,000 for enduring 16 years of anti-Semitic harassment by three supervisors.

    A U.S. District Court jury in Brooklyn found in favor of Adam Wiercinski on Oct. 24 in four hours, the New York Post reported Monday.

    Citing the...

  • Anti-Semitic, racist incidents at Oberlin College were a ‘joke,’ student told police

    August 29, 2013 | 11:42 am

    Two students committed a series of racial and anti-Semitic incidents at Oberlin College to provoke a reaction, according to police in the Ohio city.

    According to a police report released late last week, one of the students said he meant the acts as a “joke,” as well as to show...

  • Making cookies ... And a difference

    August 28, 2013 | 5:39 pm

    Left destitute overnight when the Nazis confiscated his life savings in 1941, Ben Lesser’s father, Lazar, used a 100-pound bag of flour and some salt — a housewarming gift from a friend — to bake pretzels for the local bars in Niepolomice in southern Poland. 

    While his family of...

  • Marty Sklar: Disney legend, mensch

    By Roberto Loiederman

    August 14, 2013 | 2:12 pm

    In 2001, Martin (Marty) Sklar, now 79, was officially recognized as a “Disney Legend” — The Walt Disney Co.’s version of the Hall of Fame. In 2009, another exclusive distinction was bestowed on the low-key leader who had for decades guided Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), the group...

  • In Malmo, record number of anti-Semitic attacks reported

    August 1, 2013 | 9:28 am

    The Swedish city of Malmo is reporting a record increase in documented anti-Semitic attacks.

    Swedish police recorded 60 hate crimes against Jews in the city in 2012, up from an average of 22 in 2010 and 2011, the Sydsvenskan local daily reported. During the first six...

  • Rabbi shot in southern Russia in possible anti-Semitic attack

    July 25, 2013 | 9:21 am

    A Chabad rabbi working in southern Russia was shot and seriously wounded in what police say may have been an anti-Semitic attack.

    Unknown assailants shot Artur (Ovadia) Isakov, 40, on Wednesday night as he exited his car and headed into his home in Derbent, in the predominantly...

  • Anti-Semitism incidents decline in 2012, ADL reports

    By Ryan Torok

    July 22, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    Last year saw fewer anti-Semitic incidents in California than in 2011, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual “Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents” issued Monday.

    In 2012, 185 incidents took place in California, marking a 21-percent decline from the 235 incidents...

  • Anti-Zionist rabbi blames Israel for his assault in Amsterdam

    June 25, 2013 | 10:47 am

    An anti-Zionist rabbi said he was attacked in Amsterdam because of Israel.

    Rabbi Josef Antebi, 50, an Orthodox Jew who lives in Amsterdam, told JTA he was assaulted on Sunday in the Dutch capital by a young man who “had relatively dark skin and didn’t look very Dutch, or at least...

  • Iran’s president-elect Rohani: More of the same or a bridge to the West?

    June 18, 2013 | 9:40 am

    Former national security adviser, former nuclear negotiator, a decades-old friendship with the supreme leader — Hassan Rohani is as Iranian establishment as it gets.

    Which is why, some Iran watchers say, he may be an invaluable asset in the quest to reduce tensions between the...

  • Venezuelan president: My grandparents were Jewish

    May 14, 2013 | 1:19 pm

    Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro, denying that his government has an anti-Semitic bent, said his grandparents were of Sephardic Jewish descent.

    “My grandparents were Jewish, so many of the Maduros, same as the Moors [Muslims], converted to Catholicism in Venezuela,” Maduro...

  • Anti-Semitic message painted on Boston-area church

    April 23, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    A suburban Boston church was vandalized with an anti-Semitic message while police were hunting for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    The Victory Assembly of God church in Sharon, Mass., was vandalized on the night of April 19, as police pursued Tsarnaev, 19, and...

  • Seth MacFarlane: Not an anti-Semite

    By Rob Eshman

    February 25, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    No one sends out press releases to announce that something is not anti-semitic. 

    That’s why this morning’s media is full of reports that host Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar performance last night was just shy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s U.N. speech. 

    The Anti-Defamation League was first...

  • Petition to delete Israel-haters Facebook page draws immediate support

    By Tom Tugend

    January 31, 2013 | 4:48 pm

    The long-standing Facebook war of words between pro- and anti-Israel partisans has heated up a few degrees with a petition to remove a particularly offensive “F… Israel” page.
     
    Originator of the removal drive is Michael Mendelson, a Miami resident, who said in a phone...
  • Palestinian stabs Jewish teen in West Bank

    January 29, 2013 | 10:55 am

    A Ramallah man reportedly said he stabbed a teen in the West Bank because he was Jewish.

    The Palestinian, 20, stabbed his 17-year-old victim in the stomach near the Tapuach Junction in the northern West Bank. The teen was taken to an Israeli hospital with moderate injuries.

    The...

  • Are anti-Jewish slogans truly Islamic?

    January 23, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    Anti-Jewish slogans uttered over the years within certain Muslim circles have given the impression that Islam is absolutely opposed to Jews. Indeed, many in the Muslim world consider hostility toward Jews as a sign of piety. And some leaders addressing the Islamic world have...

  • Italy releases guidelines for dealing with anti-Semitism at soccer matches

    January 10, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    New guidelines issued by the Italian Interior Ministry govern how police may halt or interrupt a soccer match because of racist or anti-Semitic behavior by fans or on the pitch.

    The guidelines were issued following a meeting this week of the ministry’s watchdog commission on...

  • 2012 Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs

    December 28, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    1.  EGYPT’S MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

    Today effectively rules the Arab world’s largest and most important nation

    MOHAMMED BADIE

    MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S MORAL GUIDE

    “The Jews have dominated the land, spread corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions...

  • No suspects in Malmö JCC attack, police say

    November 16, 2012 | 9:22 am

    Police in Malmö, Sweden have no suspects in September’s attack on the city’s Jewish community center.

    Anders Lindell, a police spokesman, told JTA that all charges were dropped against the two young men whom police arrested shortly after the Sept. 28 attack.

    “We have concluded...

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