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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Citing security concerns, Copenhagen Jewish school forbids religious symbols

    August 8, 2014 | 10:57 am

    A Jewish school in Denmark informed parents that its pupils are no longer allowed to wear religious symbols near school grounds.

    The private Caroline School in Copenhagen informed parents of the policy in a recent letter, the Jyllands-Posten daily reported Friday.  The letter...

  • Italy expelling Moroccan imam who called for killing of Jews

    August 5, 2014 | 12:27 pm

    Italy is expelling a Moroccan imam who called for Jews to be killed.
    Raoudi Aldelbar, the imam of a mosque in the town of San Dona di Piave, near Venice, was filmed during a sermon there last month saying, among other things, “Oh Allah, bring upon [Jews] that which will make us...

  • European governments must act to stem rising anti-Semitism

    August 5, 2014 | 10:58 am

    The conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is spilling over into Europe, where in the past several weeks, Jewish communities have witnessed a chilling display of anti-Semitism, the likes of which has not been seen in many years.

    European governments need to act decisively to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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