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  • Pending investigation, police temper claims of ‘Jewish’ motive in Paris rape

    3 weeks ago

    French police are tempering reports that anti-semitism was behind the rape of a 19 year-old Parisian woman following a home break in  Monday night. 

    According to Le Parisien newspaper, three hooded, armed assailiants broke into a home in the Paris suburb of Créteil late Monday...

  • The ‘Train to Zakopane’ and anti-Semitism

    November 24, 2014 | 11:54 am

    What is it about travel that gets us to reveal ourselves to strangers? Is it that no one knows who we are and we can play with our identity?

    In Henry Jaglom’s new play, “Train to Zakopane: A True Story of Hate and Love,” at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, the playwright explores...

  • Designer Galliano loses lawsuit against Dior in firing over anti-Semitic rant

    November 7, 2014 | 2:01 pm

    The British fashion designer John Galliano lost his lawsuit against Christian Dior for unfair dismissal.

    The decision by a Paris employment court was announced Tuesday.

    Galliano, who was fired in March 2011 after being filmed making anti-Semitic statements at a Paris bar, was...

  • Arsonist in kosher Paris supermarket blaze gets 4 years in jail

    By tessc

    November 5, 2014 | 11:51 am

    The four-year prison sentence given to the man who torched a kosher supermarket in suburban Paris “sent an important message,” the chief rabbi of France said.

    The Correctional Tribunal of Pontoise near Paris on Oct. 26 sentenced a 27-year-old ambulance driver for setting fire to...

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  • American tourist wearing Star of David attacked in Cologne

    November 4, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    An American tourist was robbed and called a “Jewish bastard” by youths after he asked them for directions in the Cologne train station.

    Police are seeking witnesses to the incident, which took place at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

    On the same weekend in Cologne, some...

  • North London bus rider gets prison sentence for ‘Burn the Jews’ rant

    November 3, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    A passenger on a London bus who shouted anti-Semitic epithets was given a 16-week prison sentence.

    Ian Campbell, 42, of London pleaded guilty last month to a racially aggravated public order offense. He was sentenced in Magistrates Court in Hendon last week, the London-based...

  • A future without Jews; If anti-Semitism won

    October 29, 2014 | 11:40 am

    Just how frightening is it to be a British Jew these days? Although it’s comforting to know that the security guard who prohibited two Jewish boys from entering a sporting goods store in Hertfordshire, England, last month was fired, Jewish residents are starting to feel...

  • ADL report: Campus anti-Israel events have more than doubled this fall

    October 27, 2014 | 11:10 am

    More than 75 anti-Israel events have been reported on U.S. college and university campuses this fall, more than twice as many as last year, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League.

    The anti-Israel events have more than doubled in the wake of Israel’s 50-day operation...

  • Belgium university to address race issues following Gaza-themed student game

    October 27, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Following the cancellation of a Gaza-themed students’ game with anti-Semitic overtones, the University of Liege in Belgium set up a pedagogic team to sensitize students to race issues.

    The game, which had been planned for Oct. 18, was an initiation ceremony for students of the...

  • Swastikas drawn on Yale dorm steps

    October 15, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    Swastikas were drawn in chalk on the steps of a Yale University dormitory.

    The swastikas were discovered early Sunday morning on the New Haven, Conn., campus. The Yale Police Department was investigating but had no leads as of Tuesday, the Yale Daily News reported.

    “I condemn...

  • Reporting anti-Semitism: There’s an app for that

    By Ryan Torok

    October 14, 2014 | 2:53 pm

    Campus hate has a new enemy that fits in the pocket of your pants. 

    CombatHateU, a new smartphone app for Apple iOS and Android developed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is intended to allow Jewish college students to immediately report and confront anti-Semitism. 

    The app aims...

  • A Yom Kippur forum on anti-Semitism

    By Ryan Torok

    October 14, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Is the recent uptick in anti-Semitic incidents in Europe due, in part, to the distance in time from the Holocaust and a fading memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in it? 

    This was among the topics of a panel discussion titled “Anti-Semitism in Europe: Crisis or Challenge?”...

  • ZOA presses Nike on refusal to address video ad with anti-Semitic overtones

    October 13, 2014 | 11:25 am

    After initially raising concern on the issue this summer, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is continuing to press the Nike footwear and apparel giant to remedy its promotion of a pre-World Cup animated video whose content has what critics call anti-Semitic overtones.

    ZOA...

  • Author Nicholas Sparks sued for racism and anti-Semitism

    October 6, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Novelist Nicholas Sparks is being sued for racial and religious discrimination by the former headmaster of a private school he founded.

    Saul Hillel Benjamin, a practicing Quaker who is Jewish by background, filed a federal lawsuit against Sparks charging the best-selling author...

  • Poland is the safest place in Europe for Jews today

    September 23, 2014 | 12:56 pm

    I survived the Holocaust in a sub-cellar in Tarnopol (Ternopil), a city now located in western Ukraine that once had a thriving Jewish as well as Polish population. Before coming to the U.S., I grew up after the war in France when philo-Semites like Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre...

  • Anti-Semitism creeps into ‘Natural Childbirth’ movement

    September 18, 2014 | 1:54 pm

    It’s the special treatment reserved for Jews that earns the anti-circumcision “intact-ivism” movement the label “anti-Jew.” And it’s the large space created for intactivist representation within the natural childbirth movement which unfortunately poisons this otherwise effective...

  • ‘With Jews we lose,’ reads one Senate candidate’s slogan in Ky.

    By tessc

    September 17, 2014 | 1:01 pm

    Robert Ransdell, a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate from Kentucky, is campaigning with the slogan “With Jews we lose.”

    Campaign lawn signs with the slogan began appearing in the Cincinnati suburb of Florence, Ky., in recent days. Ransdell said his campaign has posted about 20...

  • Israel’s most valuable Muslim ally

    By Rabbi Mark Diamond

    September 17, 2014 | 10:27 am

    Jews worldwide will soon mark the onset of a Jewish New Year with the specter of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the Middle East. Amid the preponderance of daily bad news, it is uplifting to celebrate narratives of tolerance and respect. Earlier this month, I was one of 12...

  • 5774: For Europe’s Jews, a year of upheaval and uncertainty

    September 16, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    A laconic man who abhors hysteria, the president of France’s CRIF umbrella of Jewish communities is not naturally inclined to emphasize his community’s fear in public, preferring to underscore French Jewry’s achievements and capacity to prosper despite recent hardships.

    But in a...

  • Nazi sympathizer charged with hate crime after threatening Walmart employees

    September 16, 2014 | 10:21 am

    A New Hampshire man was properly charged with a hate crime for threatening two Walmart employees with anti-Semitic statements, the state’s Supreme Court ruled.

    On Friday, the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Paul Costella on two counts of criminal threatening...

  • Philly kosher butcher shop vandalized with swastikas

    September 15, 2014 | 11:25 am

    A kosher butcher shop in Philadelphia was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.

    Crude swastikas were painted on the butcher shop, Simon’s Glatt Kosher meats, between the evening of Sept. 10 and the next morning, the Jewish Exponent reported. The butcher store has been at its...

  • British company apologizes for not letting Jewish kids in store

    By tessc

    September 15, 2014 | 10:14 am

    A British sporting goods chain has apologized for a security guard preventing identifiably Jewish preteens from entering one of its stores.

    The seventh-graders were wearing the uniforms of the Yavneh Academy, a Jewish secondary school, when they attempted to enter the Sports...

  • At a landmark Berlin rally, Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

    September 15, 2014 | 10:08 am

    Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict.

    Merkel made her pledge to thousands at a landmark rally protesting a...

  • We need to understand hatred better if we’re serious about fighting anti-Semitism

    September 12, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    The recent surge in antisemitic hate crimes in Europe was, unfortunately predictable.  This much we know about antisemitism: since the collapse of the Camp David peace talks in 2000, whenever violence in the Middle East involves Israel, hate crimes against Jews and Jewish-linked...

  • Yale chaplain quits in wake of letter blaming Israel for rising anti-Semitism

    September 8, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale University, resigned in the wake of his letter to The New York Times that blamed rising anti-Semitism in Europe on Israel.

    The Episcopal Church at Yale issued a statement on Sept. 4 announcing that Shipman, “on his own...

  • Jewish groups as one backing congressional letter on anti-Semitism

    September 8, 2014 | 1:23 pm

    A bipartisan congressional resolution urging increased action by the United States and other countries to address resurgent anti-Semitism has wall-to-wall Jewish organizational support.

    In a letter to colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives seeking co-sponsorship of the...

  • Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism in Germany

    September 7, 2014 | 10:47 am

    Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would do everything she could to fight anti-Semitism in Germany, amid reports of attacks and a spike in anti-Israel sentiment since the Gaza conflict.

    In her weekly podcast, Merkel said she was alarmed that Jewish institutions in ...

  • Watchdog: Britain saw record levels of anti-Semitism during Gaza war

    September 5, 2014 | 1:25 pm

    Britain saw record levels of anti-Semitism during Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza, a Jewish watchdog group said.

    In July 2014, the Community Security Trust, or CST, recorded 302 incidents — the highest ever monthly total documented by the group since it started monitoring...

  • East Carolina U. students accused of spray-painting swastika

    September 4, 2014 | 10:41 am

    Two East Carolina University students were arrested for allegedly spray-painting a swastika on the door of a Jewish student’s apartment.

    The swastika was discovered Wednesday by the Jewish woman in a private complex, The Landing, which caters to college students on several...

  • The Shangri-La’s elusive key witness

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 3, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    Nathan Codrey is a tough man to get ahold of. 

    The former assistant food and beverage director at the Hotel Shangri-La is the only person who claimed to have heard hotel owner Tehmina Adaya say she wanted to eject the “f---ing Jews” from the pool at the hotel she and her family...

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