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  • Nazi sympathizer charged with hate crime after threatening Walmart employees

    1 day ago

    A New Hampshire man was properly charged with a hate crime for threatening two Walmart employees with anti-Semitic statements, the state’s Supreme Court ruled.

    On Friday, the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Paul Costella on two counts of criminal threatening...

  • A hate incident

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • Belfast synagogue vandalized on back-to-back days

    July 21, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    A window was smashed on successive days at a synagogue in Belfast, Ireland.

    The vandalism at the Belfast Hebrew Congregation took place on Friday night and the following day, the BBC reported. In the latter incident, the replacement window was shattered.

    Police are treating the...

  • Brooklyn man, extradited from Israel, arraigned in ’08 beating death

    July 21, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA) — A former Hasidic community watch group member in Brooklyn was arraigned in New York in a 2008 beating death after being extradited from Israel.

    Yitzchak Schuchat, 31, was arraigned Friday in state Supreme Court in the death of Andrew Charles, according to New...

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  • Mezuzahs set ablaze in haredi Orthodox Brooklyn section

    April 9, 2013 | 8:49 am

    Eleven mezuzahs were set afire in a residential building in Brooklyn in an incident that New York City police are treating as a hate crime.

    The vandalism occurred Monday afternoon -- the day Israel observed Holocaust Remembrace Day -- in public housing located in the...

  • ADL: Imagine a World Without Hate (Official Video)

    Jewish Journal

    March 21, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League 'imagines' a world where the hate crimes against Martin Luther King, Anne Frank, Matthew Shepard and others did not take place.

  • ADL awards crime fighters

    By Ryan Torok

    March 20, 2013 | 8:38 am

    "Guided by our respective memories and experiences, together we aim to build a society in which all of us can feel at home,” said Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Ayelet Feiman, expressing her thanks for winning the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) 2013 Helene and Joseph Sherwood...

  • No hate crime conviction in Malmö in two years, despite record number of incidents

    January 9, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Despite a record number of complaints about hate crimes in the Swedish city of Malmö, not a single person was convicted of such offenses in over two years, according to a recent report.

    The local daily Sydsvenskan on Jan. 7 reported that in 2010 and 2011, the Swedish court system...

  • Malmo police see no reason to call JCC attack a hate crime

    October 3, 2012 | 11:53 am

    Police in Malmo, Sweden, said they had “no indication” that a recent attack on the offices of the local Jewish community was a hate crime.

    The police arrested and later released two 18-year-old men suspected of hurling a brick and a large firecracker at the entrance of the...

  • L.A.-area teens ordered to complete community service for syrup swastika incident

    By Ryan Torok

    July 20, 2012 | 9:50 pm

    On July 20, three Los Angeles-area teenagers were found guilty in an alternative juvenile court of vandalizing two homes in the San Fernando Valley with syrup swastikas, human feces and toilet paper. The girls — named only as Catharine W., Sarah M. and McKennah L. — have been...

  • Girls admit to syrup swastikas, mother investigated

    By Ryan Torok

    April 5, 2012 | 7:11 pm

    Three teenaged girls admitted to defacing a Northridge home with swastikas this week, but will not face criminal charges, according to investigators with the LAPD’s Devonshire Division. However, the mother of one girl could face a criminal charge for driving the girls to the scene....

  • Northridge home defaced with swastikas

    By Ryan Torok

    April 3, 2012 | 11:17 pm

    [UPDATE Apr. 10: Girls admit to syrup swastikas, mother could face charge]

    [UPDATE Apr. 5: Girls admit to syrup swastikas, mother investigated]

    The Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division is investigating the Tuesday morning vandalism of a Northridge home as a hate...

  • Report: Hate crimes data in Europe inadequate

    November 18, 2011 | 10:28 am

    The European body monitoring hate crimes said that governments fail to provide adequate data.

    A report on hate crimes in 2010 released this month by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe found that some states do not collect any data all on such crimes, a finding...

  • Brooklyn neighborhood hit again in alleged hate crime

    November 17, 2011 | 10:40 am

    A Brooklyn neighborhood was the scene of an alleged hate crime for the second time in less than a week.

    Early Wednesday morning, the Avenue J subway sign in the Midwood section of the New York borough was spray-painted to read “Avenue JEW.”

    Last week three cars were set afire in...

  • Right Goal—Wrong Strategy

    By David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    May 10, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held a press conference last week, the day after President Obama’s announcement of Osama bin Laden’s dispatch. The briefing seemed to deliver a hopeful message: Now that bin Laden is dead, perhaps there will be the “dawn of a new era”...

  • Sheriff to push for hate crime charges in Calabasas anti-semitic graffiti case

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 28, 2011 | 7:10 pm

    Read more on this story here.

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will push for hate crime enhancements to felony charges of vandalism expected to be filed soon against three Calabasas High School students, an official from the Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.

    The...

  • Three students arrested for anti-Semitic graffiti at Calabasas High School

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 27, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    Read more on this story here.

    Three Calabasas High School students were arrested Wednesday morning, April 27, and taken to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Malibu/Lost Hills station in connection with extensive anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found at their school on...

  • Police say Calabasas High students were behind anti-Semitic graffiti

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 26, 2011 | 7:07 pm

    Read more on this story here.

    Investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have identified three students at Calabasas High School as the alleged vandals behind extensive anti-Semitic graffiti found on school property on Saturday morning, April 23, a...

  • Teens charged with hate crimes in Brooklyn assault

    December 8, 2010 | 10:48 am

    Hate crimes charges were filed against two teens in an assault on at least one Chasidic man in Brooklyn.

    The teens were captured Monday night in the Williamsburg neighborhood of the New York City borough by members of the Shomrim volunteer patrol following the assault, according to...

  • ‘Kill Jews’ notes author charged with hate crime

    November 4, 2010 | 12:19 pm

    A former Brooklyn car service driver accused of leaving notes reading ‘Kill Jews’ around New York’s Long Island was arraigned on a hate crimes charge.

    Demetrios Apolonide, the driver for XYZ Car Service who was arraigned Wednesday for aggravated harassment, allegedly dropped the...

  • Casspi billboard defaced for second time

    September 20, 2010 | 2:53 pm

    A billboard featuring Israeli-born NBA player Omri Casspi was defaced with a swastika for the second time.

    The billboard was discovered vandalized on Sept. 16, the second time in about a week, the Sacramento Bee reported. It was painted over before most people were able to see it,...

  • Pig’s head left at Lithuanian synagogue

    August 24, 2010 | 10:02 am

    A pig’s head was left at the entrance of a synagogue in Lithuania.

    The pig’s head, which reportedly had a Star of David engraved on its forehead and wore a black hat with sidelocks attached to it, was discovered last Saturday at a synagogue in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas.

    ...
  • Suspect in hate crime attack turns himself in

    March 25, 2010 | 12:08 pm

    A second suspect in an alleged hate crime attack against a Jewish man in Eugene, Ore., has turned himself in.

    The suspect was charged Wednesday with second-degree assault in connection with the attack.

    Police first made an arrest in the case Monday.

    The Jewish man, 33, was...

  • Hamas hate at two Irvine synagogues, picketers on Wilshire [VIDEO]

    By Tom Tugend

    January 2, 2009 | 2:42 pm

    Police in Irvine are investigating as hate crimes the posting of anti-Israel and pro-Hamas posters at two synagogues.

    Three letter-sized, hand-written signs were discovered Tuesday (12/30) at Beth Jacob, an Orthodox congregation. One poster proclaimed “Gaza—The
    New Shoah” and a...

  • Questions linger about SF death of pro-Israel activist

    December 4, 2008 | 3:16 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—Police said this week that the mysterious death of an outspoken pro-Israel activist appeared to be accidental, but friends and family of Dr. Daniel Kliman insist he was the victim of foul play.

    “We almost expected something would happen to him at some point,...

  • More Jewish teens attacked in Paris, Adelson gives $30 million to Birthright

    September 11, 2008 | 1:26 am

    Jewish Teens Beaten in Paris Attack

    Three Jewish teenagers were attacked in the same Paris district where another Jewish teen was beaten severely in June.

    The victims, who were wearing kippot, were temporarily hospitalized for minor injuries on Saturday in what some officials are...

  • LAPD seeks tips in identifying synagogue vandals, releases surveillance video

    By Amy Klein

    June 6, 2008 | 2:03 pm


    The video from LAPD


    Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying the perpetrator of synagogue vandalism.

    On November 13, someone spraypainted a devil on the back wall of Congregation Beth Israel at 8056 Beverly Blvd. in the Fairfax district. The vandalism was captured...

  • Judge declares mistrial in Seattle Jewish Federation shooting case

    June 6, 2008 | 11:21 am

    SEATTLE (JTA)—A judge declared a mistrial in the case of the gunman who shot up the offices of this city’s Jewish federation.

    The King County prosecutor vowed to retry Naveed Haq, 32, who claimed he was not guilty by reason of insanity.

    The jury said it could not agree on all but...

  • Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. and California down in 2007, ADL reports

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Continuing its downward trend, the number of anti-Semitic incidents statewide and nationwide dropped last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) annual audit.

    Nationally, the number of reported incidents fell nearly 13 percent from the previous year to 1,358 and...

  • City and Feds offer $95,000 reward for information on Valley firebombings

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 26, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Los Angeles and Jewish officials announced today that the reward for information about last week's firebombing attacks on The New JCC at Milken and the West Valley residence of a Jewish family has been increased to $95,000.

    The City Council had responded last Friday to the Feb. 18...
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