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  • ‘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...

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  • 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...

  • Shangri-La lawyers ready for another day in court

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 3, 2014 | 2:28 pm

    Four years after a group of Jewish partygoers accused a hotel owner of anti-Semitic discrimination — and two years after a jury found in favor of the group — the case is about to return to court. 

    Did Hotel Shangri-La owner Tehmina Adaya, on July 11, 2010, instruct her staff to...

  • Anti-Semitic fliers delivered to Sydney Jewish neighborhoods

    August 26, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    Anti-Semitic fliers were dropped in the mailboxes of private homes in Jewish suburbs of Sydney.

    Residents of Bondi Beach and Double Bay, which contain large numbers of Sydney’s 40,000-plus Jewish community, found the flier in their mailboxes on Monday.

    “Wake up Australia,” the...

  • Jewish couple attacked in NYC, apparently by Palestinian supporters

    By tessc

    August 26, 2014 | 11:15 am

    A Jewish married couple were verbally and physically attacked in New York City by assailants yelling anti-Jewish statements.

    On Monday evening, a gang pulled up in two cars and several motorcycles and surrounded the couple on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the New York Post ...

  • An open letter to Elon Gold

    August 26, 2014 | 8:57 am

    Dear Elon,

    I’m sorry for the frightening confrontation you experienced. (“A Hate Incident” Jewish Journal 8/25/14) 

    Today, all Jews in the world where news penetrates must understand that the actions of Israel are going to have repercussions on their lives, and there is no...

  • A hate incident

    August 25, 2014 | 3:35 pm

    This past Friday night, instead of having my usual guests for a festive Friday night dinner in my home, I had three compassionate Los Angeles Police Department officers standing in my kitchen explaining the difference between a “hate crime” and a “hate incident.” My family was the...

  • Israeli woman refused service at Florida gas station; called ‘killer’ by attendant

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    August 25, 2014 | 12:24 pm

    An Israeli woman, a resident of Coral Springs, Fla., for 15 years, was recently denied service and asked not to return again to a gas station ("On the Move Texaco" owned by J&L Services of Florida Inc.) that she had frequented over the years.

    On her most recent visit, a...

  • Vandals target Jewish school in Denmark

    August 22, 2014 | 11:27 am

    A Jewish school in Denmark’s capital city was vandalized this week — its windows broken and anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on the building.

    Scrawled on the walls of the historic Caroline school in Copenhagen were the words “No peace in Gaza” and “No peace to you Zionist...

  • Anti-Semitism…Again.

    By Steve Greenberg

    August 20, 2014 | 1:31 pm

  • Flier with swastikas found in Westwood

    By Ryan Torok

    August 20, 2014 | 12:57 pm

    When a Jewish storeowner found a flier with swastikas on it underneath the door of his Westwood business on Aug. 12, it marked the third time this year that hateful fliers have found their way into public settings across Los Angeles, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

    ...
  • In wake of rabbi’s murder, Miami Jews fretting over security

    August 19, 2014 | 1:27 pm

    The streets of North Miami Beach look different since the murder of Rabbi Joseph Raksin. At Northeast 175th Street and 8th Court, in the heavily Orthodox neighborhood where he was killed, a memorial of candles is arranged in a Star of David that the community keeps lit. Police...

  • The masks are off: anti-Semitism across the world revealed its ugly self, and got out of hand

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 19, 2014 | 8:33 am

    Shouts of "Jews to the gas!"; An article claiming that "Israel’s military operation in Gaza showed why Jews "have been so frequently expelled."; A sign reading, "Well done Israel, Hitler would be proud,"; Use of the anti-Semitic blood libel...

    These are merely a few examples of...

  • It’s over for the Jews of Europe

    August 15, 2014 | 2:39 pm

    It is now almost three years since I moved with my family to the United States. Life for a Jew in the USA is markedly different to the European experience. American Jews are proud of being Jewish, understandably, and they project that pride without equivocation. The idea that you...

  • ADL reports ‘dramatic surge’ in anti-Jewish violence

    By tessc

    August 15, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    When a Turkish owner of a cafe near the Belgian city of Liege puts up a poster that welcomes dogs but not Jews, that’s a sign of the times.

    And when an on-duty doctor refuses to treat a 90-year-old Jewish woman from Antwerp and refers her to Gaza instead, that, too, is the kind...

  • Social media fights my Gaza war

    August 14, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    As a feature journalism teacher for 21 years, I’ve helped students of all backgrounds craft and publish powerful personal pieces that often rallied against racism, homophobia and Islamophobia. So during the month-long Israel/Gaza war, when an Egyptian-American guy who’d aced my...

  • Wanna kill me? Take a number

    August 13, 2014 | 3:09 pm

    My friend Alain Azria gave me a puzzled look when I told him, with some indignation and disbelief in my voice, that I had just heard talk of killing Jews at an unauthorized anti-Israel demonstration last month in Paris.

    A young black man with a Parisian accent told a dozen...

  • Three Jews visit Scandinavia; an adventure in anti-Semitism

    August 11, 2014 | 11:24 am

    Just before the Israeli-Gaza conflict, I emailed Mousa, a Palestinian-American actor I know, to say that I wanted to sit down with him to discuss what's going on in the Middle East and to see if there was something the two of us could do as artists to try to help spark change for...

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