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  • Jews remain main target of religious hate crimes in 2012 in L.A.

    By Ryan Torok

    October 3, 2013 | 12:44 pm

    Jews continue to be the single most targeted group of religiously motivated hate crimes in Los Angeles County according to the 2012 Hate Crime Report published by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations that was released on Oct. 2.

    “It remains troubling that year...

  • Orthodox Jews pledge to guard London mosque

    June 28, 2013 | 9:16 am

    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...

  • Monitor hate crimes, as promised

    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...

  • Survey: EU hate crimes monitors lack reliable data

    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...

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  • ADL dismayed by low hate crimes reporting

    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...

  • L.A. County hate crimes are down, but those against Jews are up—by all counts

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 21, 2010 | 8:10 pm

    First, the good news: Hate crimes committed in Los Angeles County dropped for the second year in a row, according to numbers for 2009 released Dec. 21 by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. The bad news: Hate crimes against Jews reported in Los Angeles County during...

  • Hate acts against Jews in California—up or down?

    By Tom Tugend

    July 27, 2010 | 8:47 am

    Hate acts against Jews rose substantially in California last year. Actually, they dropped significantly. Or, they stayed at the same level.

    Confused? It depends largely on which survey you read and what definitions you use.

    The Anti-Defamation League’s audit on national and...

  • Canada sees significant rise in hate crimes

    June 15, 2010 | 11:15 am

    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...

  • N.Y. youths charged with hate crimes

    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...

  • World governments must work harder to fight hate crimes

    November 6, 2008 | 11:24 pm

    This 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...
  • Briefs: ADL helped Feds in skinhead Obama plot, FBI report says hate crimes down

    October 30, 2008 | 12:39 am

    ADL 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...

  • 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......

  • NATION & WORLD BRIEFS

    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...

  • Briefs

    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...

  • From Durban to Beersheba

    By Harold Brackman

    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...

  • Community Briefs

    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...

  • Briefs

    By Community Briefs

    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...

  • Community Briefs

    By Journal Staff

    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.

    ...

  • Hate Down,Reporting Up

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • Challenging Hate

    By Yaakov Arnold

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Two teenage boys were arrested Sun., Sept. 24, in connection with the ransacking of classrooms and painting of swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls of the West Valley Hebrew Academy in Woodland Hills.

    Police officers, responding to a call from a neighbor who apparently...

  • Waging Peace

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In a small grove of trees on the campus of Pierce College in Woodland Hills this past Sunday, a group of government officials and concerned citizens gathered to honor the victims of hate crimes. About 300 people representing a cross-section of the diverse Los Angeles community...

  • Hate Crimes Up in California

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • Hate Crime

    By Avi Machlis

    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...

  • Jewish Hot-Button Issues

    By Daniel Kurtzman

    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...

  • Once Again, Anti-Semitism

    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....

  • Inspiration Points

    By Julie G Fax

    September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    About 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...