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.
"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 Family Prize for Combating Hate.
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.
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.
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.
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division is investigating the Tuesday morning vandalism of a Northridge home on as a hate crime.
The European body monitoring hate crimes said that governments fail to provide adequate data.
A Brooklyn neighborhood was the scene of an alleged hate crime for the second time in less than a week.
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” in the relationship of American Muslims to their fellow Americans. MPAC’s leadership was joined by a bevy of local pols who echoed the theme of “can’t we all just get along?”
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.
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 Saturday, according to Sgt. Eric Lasko of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
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 spokesperson from the Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday afternoon. The students have not yet been charged, and the case will be presented to a district attorney on Friday, according to Sergeant Mike Holland of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
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 reports. Brian Pena, 15, and Pete Montanez, 14, allegedly attacked Moshe Guttman, 45, as he left a Chanukah party Monday night outside of the Yeshiva Beer Hatorah.
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.
A billboard featuring Israeli-born NBA player Omri Casspi was defaced with a swastika for the second time.
A pig's head was left at the entrance of a synagogue in Lithuania.
A second suspect in an alleged hate crime attack against a Jewish man in Eugene, Ore., has turned himself in.
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
Three Jewish teenagers were attacked in the same Paris district where another Jewish teen was beaten severely in June.
The latest pledge consists of a $20 million contribution for 2009 and $10 million for 2010, said Michael Bohnen, president of the Adelson Foundation, in a news release Tuesday announcing the gift.
Police are requesting the public's help in identifying the perpetrator of synagogue vandalism. On December 5, someone spraypainted a devil on the back wall of Congregation Beth Israel in Los Angeles. The vandalism was captured on video, and police believe a citizen will be able to identify the perpetrator.
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.
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.
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.
Community briefs dealing with the firebombing of the Milken JCC.
French Jews were relieved to learn of the arrest and conviction of Nizar Ouedrani, a man who assaulted a young Jew wearing a kippah in Paris last July, as the victim was walking toward a synagogue. The incident is one among dozens, but for the first time, Jewish leaders noted, the court opted for a severe sentence.
Some French remain convinced that the barbaric torture and murder of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Jew, was not an anti-Semitic hate crime.
The kidnap murder has been declared an anti-Semitic act by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy but also a violent crime whose motive was money. Since Halimi was found abandoned in a suburban train station Feb. 13 and died on the way to the hospital, the affair has been the talk of France.
In late fall of 1999, I wrote a short story, "Summertime," which I eventually included in my collection, "Assumption and Other Stories" (Bilingual Press, 2003). When the book reviews started coming in, most noted that particular story's unsettling premise.
The State Department published a breakdown of how it intends to disburse $390 million in aid to the Palestinians.
As some 20 teens beat 18-year-old Rashid Alam with golf clubs and baseball bats in Yorba Linda on Feb. 22, they allegedly yelled "White Power!" The attack, which Alam's friends said was unprovoked, left the recent high school graduate hospitalized with a fractured jaw and broken bones in his face.
Unable to speak because his jaw is wired shut, friends and family despair that he might have suffered permanent brain damage from the 65 blows he endured.
Police call the attack a hate crime, but have said that it began as a face-off between two rival groups that had fought in the past. Others said it was fueled solely by ethnic hatred.
Ahmed Alam, publisher of the Arab World newspaper in Anaheim, said his son's beating underscored the vulnerability now felt by many Arab Americans.
August 10, 1999. It was a day that will never be forgotten. One man was killed. Five people - including three children - were badly injured. Six innocent human beings became targets of a gutless killer's hatred, and when that happened, an entire community was shaken to its core. What a long, strange trip it's been since the shooting at the North Valley Jewish Community Center and the murder of mail carrier Joseph Ileto on a Tuesday morning one year ago. For weeks, even months, people spoke of little else.
In the just-the-facts world of the Los Angeles Police Department, rocks and other objects thrown through stained glass windows at the David Familian Chapel last February were categorized as acts of vandalism motivated by hate.
Imagine the shock Temple Knesset Israel members felt when they came to Shabbat services five weeks ago and found scrawled on their wall, "Jews die" and a swastika. The Los Feliz congregation is largely elderly; many are Holocaust survivors.
A shock of a different sort awaited them last Saturday: scores of black and Latino teenagers and community leaders convened at the shul for a "Day of Healing."
A judge entered an innocent plea for Buford O. Furrow Jr. at the white supremacist's arraignment in federal court Monday.
The week of Aug. 10 was a horrifying and difficult one for our Jewish community.
When I was a junior in college, I spent the year in Jerusalem, studying at the Hebrew University. That year in Israel, more than any other single experience, determined the direction my life would take. I found myself taking every Judaic studies class I could, and I loved them so much that I decided to go to rabbinic school and spend my life immersed in the excitement and meaning of sacred Jewish texts.
The fresh-faced teenager looks like the girl next door until she displays her swastika tattoo in an episode of "The Teen Files," which continues this week on UPN. "I think the Holocaust was a good thing," she says, serenely. "[Hitler] probably should have done more."
I'm sure that most of you have heard about how three synagogues in my hometown of Sacramento were firebombed early Friday morning. And perhaps you have heard about the pain that so many Jews around the country are feeling. And, of course, these feelings run even deeper among those of us who are members of one of the temples.
In the latest in a spate of anti-Semitic incidents in the San Fernando and Conejo valleys, vandals attacked Temple Solael on July 31, spray-painting graffiti that read "stop murdering the white race." The incident follows the discovery a week ago by Agoura Hills residents of anti-Semitic fliers left in their mailboxes. The flier makes negative reference to the Anti-Defamation League and encourages racists to commit an act of violence against director Steven Spielberg. The fliers also contain a World Wide Web address for the National alliance, a white supremiscist group.