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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center founder statement on Gary Oldman

    June 24, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    In a recent interview in Playboy magazine, actor Gary Oldman defended Mel Gibson – who has caught making anti-Semitic statements – as a victim of political correctness and hypocrisy. In response to Oldman’s comments, Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal...

  • ADL condemns anti-Semitic remark by actor Gary Oldman; Says he ‘should know better’

    June 24, 2014 | 1:11 pm

    Reacting to published comments by actor Gary Oldman defending Mel Gibson’s past anti-Semitic comments as justifiable, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said Mr. Oldman “should know better than to repeat tired anti-Semitic tropes about Jewish control of Hollywood.”

    In an interview...

  • Gary Oldman defends Mel Gibson, describes Hollywood as ‘town that’s run by Jews’

    June 24, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    [UPDATE: Gary Oldman apologizes for Playboy comments]

    Actor Gary Oldman defended Mel Gibson for a 2006 drunken anti-Semitic rant and said those who criticized him were hypocrites.

    In an interview with Playboy magazine, Oldman said of Gibson, “He got drunk and said a few things,...

  • French minister: Brussels Jewish museum shooter no ‘lone wolf’

    June 13, 2014 | 10:47 am

    France’s interior minister said he believes the Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium should not be considered a “lone wolf.”

    Bernard Cazeneuve made the statement on Tuesday during an address before the French Senate about Mehdi Nemmouche, a...

  • Letters to the editor: Climate change, veterans, SJP and more

    June 11, 2014 | 8:53 am

    A Climactic Discussion

    It is essential that the Jewish community play a leading role in efforts to avert a climate catastrophe (“Judaism in the Time of Climate change,” June 6). The scientific consensus that we may be on the brink of a tipping point when climate change will spin...

  • Calif. high-schooler admits to planting anti-Semitic slur in yearbook

    June 10, 2014 | 2:02 pm

    A Silicon Valley student admitted that he intentionally slipped an anti-Semitic slur into his high school’s yearbook.

    The student at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, Calif., a member of the yearbook staff, altered the name of an Israeli Jewish classmate in a team photo...

  • Greek Jews rap appointment of rightist Makis Voridis as health minister

    June 9, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    Makis Voridis, a longtime member of ultranationalist parties, was appointed health minister in Greece.

    Monday’s appointment, part of a widespread government reshuffle, was met with disappointment by members of the Greek Jewish community.

    “No Jewish person can be happy about the...

  • L.A.’s Russians recapture their Jewish soul

    By Ryan Torok

    June 4, 2014 | 10:20 am

    In March, Svetlana Rapoport became a bat mitzvah.

    Raised in Ukraine when it was part of the Soviet Union, where practicing religion was discouraged and anti-Semitism was rampant, Rapoport hadn’t had the chance to celebrate this rite of passage.

    Finally, at 34, Rapoport had her...

  • Brussels attack arrest underscores threat of returning jihadists

    June 3, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    It was the threat that European authorities dreaded — and Europe’s Jews suffered the first blow.

    The suspect arrested in the attack last month at the Jewish museum in Brussels that left four dead was a French-born jihadist who had returned home from fighting in Syria.

    Now...

  • Firebomb hits former synagogue in Romania

    June 3, 2014 | 9:40 am

    A firebomb thrown into a former synagogue in central Romania caused minor damage, a local Jewish watchdog group said.

    The firebomb was aimed at the wooden part of the floor of the former synagogue of Sighisoara, the Center for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism in Romania said...

  • Police hunt Brussels Jewish Museum gunman, France tightens security

    May 25, 2014 | 11:25 am

    Belgian police were hunting a gunman on Sunday who shot dead two Israelis and a French woman at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, in an attack French President Francois Hollande said was without doubt motivated by anti-Semitism.

    Security around all Jewish institutions in Belgium was...

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