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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Painting love over hate on vandalized Workmen’s Circle mural

    By Ryan Torok

    March 19, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    An organization that fosters Jewish identity has attempted to turn a recent act of vandalism into an opportunity for bridge-building between Jews and Muslims. 

    Last weekend, the SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle added the Arabic word “Salaam” — and its Hebrew and English...

  • Graffiti at Workmen’s Circle

    February 20, 2014 | 12:24 pm

    This past Sunday afternoon, I pulled up behind the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring building and viewed its now twice-graffitied mural, then went inside to discuss the past and future of secular, progressive Jewish culture. For the past two years, my cohort of the Secular Yeshiva – a...

  • Yeshiva student admits to writing anti-Semitic graffiti

    February 7, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    A Long Island yeshiva student was charged with repeatedly scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti inside a commuter train station.

    Jonathan Schuster, 18, a senior at Priority-1: Torah Academy of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, in Cedarhurst, N.Y.,was charged with the crimes on Thursday


  • Israel launches crackdown on pro-settler vandals

    July 1, 2013 | 6:44 am

    Israel announced a crackdown on Monday against Jewish ultranationalists who vandalize Palestinian property, saying they were tantamount to terrorists and their attacks could fan sectarian violence.

    The move followed the arrest of a 22-year Israeli from an Orthodox Jewish town...

  • San Fernando Valley home vandalized with neo-Nazi graffiti

    By Ryan Torok

    June 27, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    Last Sunday, a Jewish home in the San Fernando Valley was vandalized with neo-Nazi graffiti, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

    “It’s being investigated as a vandalism case,” said LAPD West Valley Detective Jordane.

  • Fewer anti-Semitic attacks recorded in Switzerland last year

    March 18, 2013 | 8:37 am

    The number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in Switzerland has dropped from 36 in 2011 to 25 incidents last year.

    The figures were reported in the annual analysis on anti-Semitism by the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities. The report states that unlike the previous year, no...

  • Peace Now leader Hagit Ofran’s home threatened in graffiti attack

    July 17, 2012 | 10:50 am

    The home of Peace Now Settlement Watch director Hagit Ofran was vandalized with threatening graffiti.

    “Hagit you’re dead” and “Kahane was right” were spray-painted in and around Ofran’s Jerusalem apartment building, with the latter referring to slain Kach party leader Meir Kahane....

  • Polish authorities unclear if graffiti meant as anti-Semitic attack

    June 28, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Polish authorities are unclear if graffiti painted on a gallery near Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts not far from an opening of an Israeli photographer’s exhibition was meant as an anti-Semitic attack.

    “I Miss You Jew” was painted on a gallery owned by Polish businessman...

  • Ultra Orthodox Jews reportedly vandalized Yad Vashem

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 18, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    If you have any doubts about Israel’s intra-tribal conflict, look no further than news that yesterday Ultra Orthodox Jews vandalized the Holocaust memorial at Yad Vashem.

    Alex Klein of the Daily Beast reports:

    Beside a statue of Mordecai Anielewicz, the hero of the Warsaw uprising,...

  • Yad Vashem hit with anti-Israel, anti-Semitic graffiti

    June 11, 2012 | 8:21 am

    Vandals spray painted anti-Israel and anti-Semitic graffiti at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum.

    The slogans written in Hebrew, including “Hitler, thank you for the Holocaust,” “If Hitler did not exist, the Zionists would have invented him,” and “The war of the Zionist regime is not...

  • Suspect arrested in Peace Now bomb threat

    November 9, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Jerusalem police arrested a suspect in the vandalism and bomb threat at the city’s offices of Peace Now.

    The suspect—a 21-year-old from Mevasseret Zion, a Jerusalem neighborhood—had been arrested previously for threatening the head of Peace Now, Yariv Oppenheimer, and is believed to...

  • Arab restaurant torched in Jaffa

    October 31, 2011 | 11:00 am

    An Arab-owned restaurant in Jaffa was torched and graffiti pointing to a price-tag attack was spray-painted on its walls.

    The Abu al-Abed restaurant, which has been in existence since 1949, was set ablaze early Monday morning. It serves Palestinian and Lebanese food.

    The words...

  • Nazis in the canyon

    By Ryan E. Smith

    October 21, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    Go past Whoopi Goldberg’s house in Pacific Palisades, veer left at Bill Cosby’s, then curve your way around Steven Spielberg’s compound.

    Now you’re almost there. Hike along a winding fire road up, up, up into the Santa Monica Mountains, then gaze down into Rustic Canyon....

  • Santa Monica and Brentwood are targets of swastika graffiti

    By Ryan Torok

    October 18, 2011 | 10:11 am

    [UPDATED on October 18, 11:20 p.m.]
    Two swastikas were spray-painted in Brentwood last weekend, including one at 700 Gretna Green Way and one at a sign at a school at 11600 San Vincente Blvd., according to Rabbi Morley Feinstein of University Synagogue, who said he was summarizing a...

  • Calif. Messianic pastor’s home vandalized with swastika

    October 7, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    The home of a Messianic pastor in California was vandalized with a swastika.

    A swastika and the word “Jew” were painted on the Hemet, Calif., home that Pastor Michael Rose shares with his wife and children, The Press-Enterprise newspaper reported.

    Police are investigating the...

  • Third Calabasas High School Suspect Appears in Court

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 30, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    The third student charged in connection with the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found at Calabasas High School in April appeared in juvenile court in Sylmar on Thursday, June 30, according to Calabasas Patch.

    Like the two students who appeared in the same courtroom last week, the...

  • After anti-semitic vandalism, life goes on at Calabasas High

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 3, 2011 | 6:14 pm

    Read more on this story here.

    On April 27, just hours after three Calabasas High School students had been arrested in connection with the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti scrawled on their school’s campus late on the night of April 22, life at this well-groomed, suburban public...

  • Vandals attack Seattle-area Jewish high school

    September 21, 2010 | 1:25 pm

    A Jewish high school in Washington State was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.

    The epithets in orange, blue and gray paint on the Northwest Yeshiva High School on Mercer Island included swastikas and references to gas chambers, the Seattle Times reported. The attack occurred late...

  • Canadian teen wanted for anti-Semitic graffiti

    March 18, 2010 | 11:40 am

    Calgary police have issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for an 18-year-old male over a slew of spray-painted anti-Semitic messages.

    The racist graffiti on mailboxes, signs at synagogues and a memorial for Holocaust survivors, which surfaced last November, included swastikas and the...

  • “Jew” Graffiti Confounds Experts

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 12, 2009 | 6:03 pm

    Law enforcement officials and hate crime watchdogs have been confounded over the last few months by a spate of graffiti with the word “Jew” marking multiple locations in the Fairfax area, near Hollywood and on La Cienega Boulevard near the 10 Freeway.

    The word “Jew” or...

  • Anti-Semitic taggers strike in San Fernando Valley

    By Tom Tugend

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Spray-painted swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti over a wide area in upscale neighborhoods of Encino and Tarzana are being investigated as possible hate crimes by Los Angeles police.

    Early Thursday morning, residents discovered the vandalism, which included such insults as "F......

  • Briefs: Sheriff wants to prosecute YULA girls after soccer brawl; Graffiti targets Jews in Beverlywood

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Sheriff wants to prosecute Yeshiva Girls soccer players for brawling after lost game

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is planning to ask the district attorney to prosecute a YULA student and the girls soccer team coach.

    The request stems from a brawl that occurred on...

  • Pink Floyd’s Waters Caught Red-Handed

    By Ali Austerlitz

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "No thought control."

    The famed lyrics from rock band Pink Floyd's much beloved "Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2" make for a powerful statement regardless of context. Scrawled last week in red paint on a concrete segment of Israel's security fence in the Palestinian town of...

  • Shots Fired in Pico-Robertson

    By Julie G Fax

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A gang-related drive-by shooting in the heart of the Pico-Robertson neighborhood late Sunday night left members of the Jewish community rattled and shocked.

    No one was injured when 13-15 shots were fired on the 1600 block of Wooster Street, which is one block east of Robertson...

  • Paris Jewish Center Destroyed by Arson

    By Carole Raphaelle Davis

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish community center in Paris that serves kosher meals to the poor was set on fire early Sunday morning. The soup kitchen, a converted synagogue on the ground floor of a five-story residential building on the Rue Popincourt in Paris' 11th District was partially destroyed....

  • Anti-Semitism Takes No Holiday in France

    By Carole Raphaelle Davis

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    This is the season of le grand départ, when millions of French people leave for their summer vacation. Eighty-four percent of the French population will be going away on holiday this summer, and there are traffic jams hundreds of kilometers long from Paris to the Riviera.

    But this...

  • Handwriting Is on the Wall in Italy

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It's midnight in Milan and we're in a taxi racing through the streets to our hotel. We've just arrived from Los Angeles. We're hazy and tired from a 24-hour trip that should have taken us 15 and from spending too many hours delayed in Heathrow Airport, with nothing to do but sit on...

  • That Run-Down Feeling

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to construct a grotesquely invasive "Bus Rapid Transit" corridor (the term is MTA's) along Chandler Boulevard in the East San Fernando Valley, and MTA's 300-page-plus environmental impact report (EIR) deceives the public in its...

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