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Tag: Hate Crimes
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An Orthodox Jewish patrol group in London said it would protect a mosque after a rise in hate crimes against Muslims.
The Shomrim patrol group accepted a request for protection by the North London Community Centre in Cazenove Road, an Islamic institution situated in the...
April 19, 2012 | 4:39 pm
How much homophobia is there? And how much anti-Semitism? How many Muslims are beaten up because of who they are?
The only accurate answer today is, “We don’t know.” Organizations that combat hate and bigotry do not know how many crimes were committed with a hateful motive...
April 17, 2012 | 10:33 am
More than half of the nongovernmental organizations monitoring hate crimes in the European Union have no working definition for what constitutes a hate crime, according to a new survey.
The survey was conducted in the form of a questionnaire answered by representatives of 44...
November 16, 2011 | 4:00 pm
The Anti-Defamation League expressed dismay at the low number of law enforcement agencies reporting hate crimes.
The FBI, in publishing its annual Hate Crimes accounting, said that of 14,977 participating agencies out of about 18,000 nationwide, only 1,949—or 13 percent—reported...
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Hate crimes in Canada jumped by 35 percent in one year, with Jews and blacks the leading targets.
Figures released by Statistics Canada showed there were 1,036 hate crimes reported in the country in 2008, with 55 percent motivated by race, 26 percent by religion and 16 percent by...
April 14, 2010 | 1:24 pm
A large ultra-Orthodox community in New York State suffered a number of apparent anti-Semitic attacks on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Three youths were charged with hate crimes after allegedly throwing stones on Monday night at Jews in Monsey, an ultra-Orthodox enclave in...
November 6, 2008 | 11:24 pmThis month marks the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the infamous night of horror on Germany's Jews. "The Night of Broken Glass" served as a prelude to the Holocaust, during which an array of Europe's minorities -- Jews primary among them -- were brutally slaughtered en masse as a...
October 30, 2008 | 12:39 amADL Helped Track Alleged Plotters
The Anti-Defamation League assisted in the investigation into white supremacists arrested in an alleged plot to assassinate Barack Obama.
The ADL, which tracks white supremacist groups, provided the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm
March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
House OKs Palestinian Aid
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved $200 million in aid to the Palestinians. The House voted 389-43 Wednesday on an $81 billion supplemental package, which is mostly for the war in Iraq, but with $200 million in fast-track aid for the...
January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Hate Crimes Down; Jews Still Target
The number of reported hate crimes in Los Angeles County was lower in 2003 than 2002, and while that decrease is part of a 12-year decline, Jews remain a highly visible, often-targeted religious group.
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human...
September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm
The horrid bus bombings in Beersheba on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of 16 Israelis, including a 3-year-old boy, are grim reminders that the war onterror continues to rage in Israel.
Indeed, in 2004, the month of September has klal Yisrael reeling from this brutal attack and...
December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Rose Parade Proselytizing
Two rival teams will square off in Pasadena on New Year's Day. No, not USC vs. Michigan. Get ready for the ultimate grudge match: Jews for Judaism vs. Jews for Jesus.
A year after Jews for Jesus' international witnessing campaign, Behold Your God, hit...
November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
ADL Assists in OC White Supremacists Arrest
Orange County authorities arrested two white supremacist leaders this week, and charged them with having bomb-making materials in 1999, including enough gasoline – 50 gallons worth – to blow up the Anaheim apartment building in...
March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Suit Against Gun Makers Dismissed
A damage suit against the manufacturers of guns used by white supremacist Buford O. Furrow Jr. in his attack on the North Valley Jewish Community Center and the killing of postal worker Joseph S. Ileto was dismissed Monday by a federal judge....
August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm
California hate crimes against Jews in the year 2000 were 42.2 percent higher than in 1996, according to a report released last week by the state's attorney general, Bill Lockyer.
However, analyses by local Jewish organizations indicated that the stark figure is not as ominous as it...
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August 3, 2000 | 8:00 pm
Paced by high-profile attacks on Jewish targets, close to 2,000 hate crimes were reported in California in 1999, a 12 percent jump over the previous year.
The shooting rampage at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills and arson attacks on three Sacramento synagogues...
June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm
Images of Holocaust-era synagogue torchings were invoked after a Conservative shul in Jerusalem was set on fire over the weekend.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak led a call for greater tolerance in Israeli society after vandals hurled gasoline-soaked flaming rags into the synagogue...
September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm
After a summer marred by anti-Semitic violence, Jewish lobbyists are vowing to push lawmakers to enact stricter laws to combat hate crimes and control guns.
As Congress returns from its August recess, both efforts are likely to garner a high profile, although it remains unclear...
July 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm
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. First, there were the arson attacks on three Sacramento-area synagogues, with total damage estimated at close to $1 million....
September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pmAbout 100 San Fernando Valley residents gathered at a community forum Sept. 2 to discuss a spate of recent and troubling anti-Semitic incidents.
The meeting, held at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, demonstrated the kind of rapid response team that a scattered history of hate crimes...