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  • The Ebola-like plague of anti-Semitism sweeping the West

    August 4, 2014 | 10:30 am

    My parents, who have lived in Jerusalem for 22 years, recently met their new neighbors.  They are French Jews from Paris who describe themselves as refugees. " We came to the conclusion that there was simply no future for us in France.  Jews are targets there and the government...

  • U.N.’s Ban bemoans upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks over Gaza

    August 4, 2014 | 8:55 am

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “deplored” the recent upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks, particularly in Europe, as a result of Israel’s operation in Gaza.

    Ban “emphasizes that the conflict in the Middle East must not constitute a pretext for prejudice that could...

  • European anti-Semitism exploding: It’s not just about Hamas

    August 1, 2014 | 9:54 am

    Conventional wisdom would have us believe that the current explosion of anti-Semitism across Europe is caused by the war with Hamas in Gaza. But it’s not that simple. The riots on the streets of Paris, the vicious anti-Jewish graffiti defacing the ancient streets of Rome, the...

  • Protesters threaten British cosmetics store that sells Israeli products

    July 31, 2014 | 2:27 pm

    A cosmetics store in Manchester, England, that sells Israeli cosmetics has been victimized by callers threatening to kill the staff and burn down the store.

    Local police are investigating the ongoing threats, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The store, called Kedem, has been the...

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  • Amsterdam apartment flying Israeli flag targeted with firebomb

    July 31, 2014 | 11:10 am

    A Jewish woman who displayed an Israeli flag from her balcony in Amsterdam was targeted with a firebomb and death threats.

    The firebomb landed on the balcony of neighbors of Leah Rabinovitch, a Mexico-born Jewish woman who flew the Israeli flag on Amsterdam’s Kruger Square,...

  • Belgian doctor refuses to treat Jewish woman, citing Gaza conflict

    July 31, 2014 | 11:04 am

    A Belgian physician who refused to treat a Jewish woman with a fractured rib suggested she visit Gaza to get rid of the pain.

    The physician made the remark on Wednesday while manning a medical hotline in Flanders, Belgium’s Flemish region, whose capital, Antwerp, has a sizeable...

  • $540K judgment for Chicago cop in anti-Semitic harassment case

    July 30, 2014 | 3:45 pm

    A Jewish Chicago police officer was awarded a $540,000 judgment against a former superior who allegedly taunted him for years with anti-Semitic and racist remarks.

    On Monday, a federal jury found in favor of Detlef Sommerfield, a German-Jewish immigrant who had accused retired...

  • Conflict in Israel heightens local security concerns

    By Ryan Torok

    July 30, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    Israel’s Gaza War has some Los Angeles Jewish institutions addressing security concerns. 

    At Adat Ari El, a Conservative congregation in Valley Village, Executive Director Michal Lesner said the institution is “boosting” security. This includes increasing the visibility of...

  • 10 truths about the Gaza conflict

    By Rob Eshman

    July 30, 2014 | 10:43 am

    You’ve read everything, heard everyone, endured every flaming comment on Facebook, bobbed to every talking head on TV and lent an ear to every opinion from Hussein Ibish to Howard Stern. So, what have you learned?

    For me, it boils down to 10 truths:

    1. This is a fight about...

  • Dirty Harry is Iranian

    By Gina Nahai

    July 30, 2014 | 10:25 am

    Yeah, I didn’t know it either. I only found out 10 years ago when a friend who lived in Iran came to L.A. for a visit. Just like I didn’t know, till I was in my mid-20s, that I’m not Iranian. 

    I found that out from a random caller to a Persian-language television program produced...

  • Belgian cafe posts ‘No Zionists Allowed’ sign

    July 29, 2014 | 1:57 pm

    A Belgian watchdog on anti-Semitism complained to the mayor of a suburb of Liege against owners of a cafe whose window display featured a sign that said Jews were not allowed inside.

    The Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism, or LBCA, filed the complaint Wednesday against the...

  • German police arrest 18-year-old after attack on synagogue

    July 29, 2014 | 12:01 pm

    German police arrested an 18-year-old man after petrol bombs were thrown at a synagogue in the western town of Wuppertal overnight, they said in a statement on Tuesday.

    "According to investigations, three suspects threw several incendiary devices at the entrance," police said. No...

  • JDL looks to establish Montreal chapter after increase in attacks on Jews

    July 29, 2014 | 11:48 am

    The Jewish Defense League of Canada wants to set up a chapter in Montreal, citing an increase in attacks on Jews.

    The national director of the Toronto-based JDL, Meir Weinstein, told local media he has been contacted by Montreal residents who would like to see a chapter set up in...

  • Spate of anti-Jewish, anti-Israel graffiti blankets Rome

    July 29, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Italian police are investigating a widespread spate of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel graffiti in Rome that local media speculate could be the joint work of left-wing and right-wing extremists.

    Dozens of swastikas, slogans and posters were found spray-painted or plastered on walls...

  • Suspect arrested in firebomb attack on German synagogue

    July 29, 2014 | 10:54 am

    A suspect has been arrested in an attempted arson attack on a German synagogue.

    A neighbor of the New Wuppertal Synagogue in the former West German state of North Rhine-Westphalia called police at about  2 a.m. on Tuesday to report burning objects in the street next to the...

  • Anti-Semitic voicemail targets far-left Israel group

    By Ryan Torok

    July 28, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    L.A. Jews for Peace – a far-left organization that criticizes Israel’s policies toward Palestinians – has received a voicemail in which members of the organization are referred to as, “Jew traitors, filthy Jew traitors, bastard Jew traitors.”

    L.A. Jews for Peace representative...

  • Anti-Semitic incidents double in Britain since start of Gaza op

    July 28, 2014 | 3:04 pm

    Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have risen since the start of Israel’s operation in Gaza.

    The Community Security Trust told the Jewish Chronicle that 70 anti-Semitic incidents had been reported in the period between the start of the operation on July 8 and Friday.

    The Daily...

  • Synagogue, cars in North Miami vandalized with ‘Hamas’

    July 28, 2014 | 10:21 am

    A synagogue in North Miami Beach was vandalized with spray painted swastikas and the word “Hamas.”

    The attack on Congregation Torah V’Emunah reportedly came early Monday morning, according to local reports.

    The epithets were discovered slightly more than a day after cars owned...

  • Firebombs fail to ignite at Toulouse Jewish center

    July 28, 2014 | 10:02 am

    Police in Toulouse arrested a man who hurled three firebombs at a Jewish community center and the officers guarding it.

    The incident happened Saturday, one hour after the conclusion of a demonstration against Israel’s actions against Hamas in Gaza, the AFP news agency reported.

    ...
  • Germany, France, Italy jointly condemn Gaza-related anti-Semitic acts

    July 25, 2014 | 11:37 am

    In a joint statement the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy condemned anti-Semitic acts arising out of the recent wave of anti-Israel demonstrations across Europe.

    Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France’s Laurent Fabius and Italy’s Federica Mogherini met in...

  • Dutch Jews seek ban on rallies featuring hate speech

    By tessc

    July 25, 2014 | 11:26 am

    Following repeated calls to kill Jews in protest rallies in The Hague, representatives of the Dutch Jewish community urged local authorities to crack down on anti-Semitic incitement.

    The appeal by the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, or CIDI, came Friday...

  • European anti-Semitism is focus as Jewish leaders, Democratic senators meet

    July 25, 2014 | 10:59 am

    Talk at the annual meeting between Democratic senators and Jewish groups kept coming back to anti-Semitism in Europe.

    The recurring theme, brought up both by the 24 senators who attended and the Jewish leaders, was a measure of the anxiety aroused by recent reports of attacks on...

  • Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitism in anti-Israel protests

    July 22, 2014 | 9:41 am

    The foreign ministers of GermanyFrance and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia that have marred rallies against Israel's role in its conflict with Hamas in which about 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died.

    After 10 days of bombardment, ...

  • German Jewish leader: Don’t be intimidated by anti-Semitic protests

    July 21, 2014 | 11:46 am

    Germany’s main Jewish leader called on Jews not to be intimidated by a recent spate of anti-Israel demonstrations featuring violently anti-Jewish slogans.

    With protests against Israel occurring daily throughout the country – including Monday outside the Israeli Embassy in Berlin...

  • Anti-Semitic pro-Palestinian rally in Berlin spurs charges

    July 18, 2014 | 9:09 am

    Following a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Berlin on Thursday at which participants chanted anti-Jewish slogans, the American Jewish Committee in Berlin has filed charges with police.

    According to a press statement, marchers chanted, “Jew, Jew,cowardly pig, come on out and...

  • Swastika painter gets three years in jail

    By Tom Tugend

    July 14, 2014 | 12:34 pm

    A 49-year old man has been sentenced to three years in jail for painting a swastika and anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish-owned plumbing supply store in Van Nuys. 

    Amos Hason, who reportedly claimed to be Jewish in an earlier lawsuit, was found guilty on July 11 on three counts...

  • U.S. intervenes in Europe’s circumcision wars

    July 8, 2014 | 11:54 am

    The Obama administration’s anti-Semitism monitor has added an issue to his office’s portfolio: defending circumcision in Europe.

    Circumcision has become a top focus for Ira Forman, the State Department’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. He has been using the...

  • S. Africa Jewish board protests mistreatment of Jewish delegation

    June 30, 2014 | 10:16 am

    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies lodged a protest with the African Union over the treatment of a Jewish delegation at its recent summit.

    The board of deputies has asked the president of the African Union Summit, Dlamini Zuma, for clarification as to what caused the...

  • Gary Oldman apologizes for his anti-Semitic Playboy interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    June 26, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    Actor Gary Oldman apologized for defending Mel Gibson’s 2006 drunken anti-Semitic rant and saying that Jews run Hollywood on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.

    Watch the full apology, here:

    In an open letter to the Anti-Defamation League sent late Tuesday, and published online by Deadline.com, Oldman wrote, “I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy Interview were offensive to many Jewish people.

    Read more, here.

  • Gary Oldman apologizes for Playboy comments

    June 25, 2014 | 8:41 am

    Actor Gary Oldman apologized for defending Mel Gibson’s 2006 drunken anti-Semitic rant and saying that Jews run Hollywood.

    In an open letter to the Anti-Defamation League sent late Tuesday, and published online by Deadline.com, Oldman wrote, “I am deeply remorseful that comments...

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