On Thursday, Itzchik Weinstein, walking on his way to Chabad of Sherman Oaks, passed by The Hair Studio, an upscale salon on Ventura Boulevard, between Colbath and Stern Avenues in Sherman Oaks, that had nearly caught on fire on the evening of Sept 25.
Police are investigating possible arson to two buses belonging to a company that began offering special bus lines to transport West Bank Palestinian passengers.
Some members of the Beitar Jerusalem's nationalist and extremist fan club were arrested in connection with the arson attack on the soccer team's office and trophy room.
A suspected arson attack damaged the main club house of Israeli Premier League side Beitar Jerusalem on Friday, a day after four fans were charged in court in connection with racist incitement against the team's recruitment of Muslim players, police said.
Two African migrants were injured after a fire was allegedly set at the entrance to their Jerusalem apartment.
Two Palestinian teens were arrested for setting a fire near Jerusalem that destroyed 15 acres of forest.
A fire near Jerusalem has threatened homes and closed the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway.
In the early hours of Jan. 2, Shervin Lalezary was on only his fourth solo patrol as a Los Angeles reserve sheriff's deputy. Driving on Sunset Boulevard near Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood, he spotted a minivan that fit the description of one believed to be used by an arsonist who had been on a nightly rampage for days, terrorizing huge swaths of Los Angeles.
A Jerusalem apartment home to migrant workers from Eritrea was set on fire.
An arson attack last year on cars in a predominately Jewish neighborhood of New York reportedly is being investigated as an insurance scam instead of a hate crime.
The United States condemned the vandalizing of a mosque in the northern West Bank.
More than 40 fires broke out across northern Israel over the weekend, many of which are suspected arson attacks.
Police are investigating vandalism on four synagogues in Safed as possible retaliation for a mosque arson in northern Israel.
A Petach Tikvah judge gave police five days to produce evidence that a West Bank Jewish man burned a mosque in northern Israel.
A second suspect was arrested in connection with the burning of a mosque in a Bedouin-Arab town in northern Israel.
Police have arrested an 18-year-old Jewish male in connection with the arson of a mosque in a Bedouin Arab town in northern Israel.
Residents of the Bedouin Arab town of Tuba-Zangariyye in northern Israel have torched local community buildings in the wake of an arson attack on a local mosque.
Rabbi David Twersky, the grand rebbe of the Skverer Chasidic sect in the New York village of New Square, has requested the dismissal of a lawsuit implicating him in an arson attack.
Arson is suspected in a major forest fire in Jerusalem that led to the evacuation of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum.
For years, this leafy Chasidic village about an hour north of New York City has been a shtetl-like haven where residents could live their strictly Orthodox lifestyle far from the temptations and bustle of the nation’s largest city. Out of view of all but very few, life in this community of some 7,000 Skverer Chasidim has revolved around its spiritual leader, the Skverer rebbe, Rabbi David Twersky.
Palestinian leaders are blaming Jewish settlers for a fire in a West Bank mosque. The fire early Tuesday morning broke out in a mosque inside a village school building in Hawara, near Nablus. The governor of Nablus, Jibreen al Bakri, accused settlers of arson, Reuters reported.
An apparent arson attack destroyed a renovated kosher supermarket in New York City that was set to reopen. The Seasons market in the Kew Gardens Hills neighborhood of Queens reportedly was set alight early Monday morning, during the Passover holiday. The attack ruined the inventory and destroyed most of the building, according to the New York Post. The New York Police Department is investigating the incident.
Unknown vandals broke into the synagogue on the island of Corfu and burned books two centuries old as well as kipot and tallitot. The break-in occurred at approximately dawn Tuesday, the second day of Passover. Firemen arrived within minutes and prevented the fire from spreading after being alerted by a police patrol car that was stationed in the front of the synagogue.
A man suspected of setting a fire in a Southern California synagogue is facing 19 felony charges of burglary and arson. Dmitry Sheyko, 21, is in custody in Los Angeles, charged with the April 14 fire at Temple Israel of Hollywood, according to The Associated Press. He is charged as well with breaking into several homes near Beverly Hills.
A suspect in last week’s attempted arson at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) was charged on April 20 with 19 separate counts of arson and burglary in the Hollywood area by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the agency in charge of the case.
The Torah scrolls at a Tunisian synagogue were burned in a fire reportedly set by arsonists. The synagogue in the southern Gabes region was set ablaze Monday night. Jewish community leader Perez Trabelsi told the French news agency AFP about the scrolls and criticized police for not stopping the attack. "I condemn this action and I believe those who did it want to create divisions between Jews and Muslims in Tunisia who have lived for decades in peace," Trabelsi told Reuters.
On Sunday, in the intense heat of a mid-summer day, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, carried a Sephardic Torah for one-half mile along city streets in Tarzana to a new Persian synagogue that had been the victim of an anti-Semitic attack just two days earlier. Police are still investigating the arson attempt, which burned a rear door of Beith David Education Center on Clark Street, as well as anti-Jewish graffiti left at the scene, as a hate crime.
Moscow's five functioning synagogues have been repeated targets.
Paris police say a 52-year-old Jewish man arrested Monday morning in connection with the Aug. 22 torching of the Judaeo-Spanish social center in the capital's 11th district is the principal suspect in the arson.
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"It will actually leave a very strong impression," Jean Charest told reporters, following his April 8 visit to Montreal's United Talmud Torah. "This sight and smell leaves a lasting impression of how violent a gesture this was."
Firebombed early on the morning of April 5, the school reeked of burned children's books and plastic, making it nearly impossible to stay inside for more than a few minutes. A note left at the arson scene reportedly said the attack was in retribution for Israel's recent killing of Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin and was just a taste of things to come.
During three successive days last week (May 5-7), incendiary devices, described by some as Molotov cocktails, were hurled at the Baha'i Faith Community Center, the Iranian Synagogue, Da'at Torah Educational Center and Valley Beth Shalom, one of the leading Conservative congregations in Los Angeles.
Some 65 detectives from the anti-terrorist and other divisions of the Los Angeles Police Department have been assigned to investigate arson attacks on two synagogues and two other houses of worship in Encino.
An arsonist's flames destroyed chairs, pews, prayer books and holy texts at Ya'ar Ramot Conservative synagogue. Fortunately, the fire department's quick response saved the ark, the Torah scrolls and the rest of the building.
Police have labeled as an arson-related hate crime a fire ignited early Friday at the rear door of a yet-to-open Persian synagogue in Tarzana early Friday morning is being called an arson-related hate crime.
Two brothers arrested as suspects in the killing of a gay couple have also been linked to arson attacks on three Sacramento-area synagogues, according to federal investigators.
How worried should we be? The question refers, of course, to the rapid succession of hate crimes that have hit the front pages of newspapers across America.
FBI officials refused to comment on the role of the white supremacist group in this investigation or on possible connections to other reported hate crimes in Sacramento.
Under a giant banner that read "Sacramento United Against Hate," some 4,500 citizens of all faiths and colors dedicated themselves to the fight against bigotry as their answer to coordinated arson attacks on three local synagogues.
A spokesman for the Jerusalem police confirmed that the fire was caused by arson, and that the connection Sorek spoke of was one of the possibilities being investigated. The spokesman said that he did not want to elaborate, "because this is a very sensitive matter." He added that no suspects had yet been arrested.