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  • Jerusalem-area monastery damaged in ‘price tag’ attack

    August 21, 2013 | 9:30 am

    A monastery near Jerusalem was vandalized in an attack that police believe is the work of right-wing extremists.

    A firebomb thrown at the Beit Gemal Monastery caused minor damage, according to police. The words “price tag” also were spray-painted on the wall of the monastery.

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  • Philanthropist donates $250,000 to Mount Zion cemetery repair

    May 31, 2013 | 3:18 pm

    Shlomo Rechnitz, a Los Angeles businessman and philanthropist, has donated $250,000 to restore the badly vandalized Mount Zion Cemetery in East Los Angeles. In addition, two other donors, real estate developer Izek Shomof and businessman Adi McAbian, each donated $25,000, and...

  • Stars of David ripped from Jewish tombstones in Milan

    April 15, 2013 | 9:53 am

    More than a dozen tombstones at the Jewish section of Milan's main cemetery were vandalized.

    Vandals over the weekend tore off Stars of David decorating some 13 tombstones. Police in the northern Italian city are investigating.

    The Milan Jewish community spokesman said it was...

  • G-d is pissed! A Shameful Way to Treat Our Dead!

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    April 10, 2013 | 6:25 pm

    Jewish tradition gives us specific instructions to have respect for the dead to watch over and clean their bodies, to sit shiva, say Kaddish and to remember the departed. In Los Angeles however, our rabbis and community leaders obviously missed that lesson in the Talmud because...

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  • New Zealand Jewish grave vandal avoids prison

    February 28, 2013 | 6:28 am

    A New Zealand man who admitted to desecrating Jewish graves with anti-Semitic graffiti at a historic cemetery in Auckland avoided prison.

    Robert Moulden, 19, was sentenced by Judge Russell Collins in Auckland District Court Wednesday to 320 hours of community service work. He was...

  • Long Beach synagogue vandalized

    By Ryan Torok

    January 23, 2013 | 4:24 pm

    Long Beach police are searching for a male suspect who threw a brick at the window of Temple Israel of Long Beach on Jan. 7. This was the second incident of vandalism at the Reform congregation, located at 269 Loma Ave., since the building reopened in October following a major...

  • Security guard arrested for vandalizing Memphis yeshiva’s Torahs at hotel

    January 14, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    A Memphis yeshiva’s Shabbat retreat was disrupted when a hotel security guard was arrested for vandalizing Torah scrolls and other property belonging to the school.

    Justin Shawn Baker, 24, an Iraqi War veteran living in Jackson, Tenn., was arrested and charged with vandalism...

  • Two Jewish cemeteries, municipal building vandalized in France

    November 26, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    French police reportedly are investigating fresh acts of vandalism in two Jewish cemeteries and a municipal building.

    On Monday in Paris, police arrested two men suspected of digging up two corpses at the Pantin cemetery, according to a statement from the municipality. They were...

  • Moshe Dayan’s gravesite vandalized on yahrtzheit

    October 16, 2012 | 9:18 am

    The grave of Moshe Dayan was vandalized on the anniversary of the former Israeli defense minister's death.

    Graffiti reading "The minister of failure, on behalf of the fallen" was painted in red on Dayan's gravestone early Tuesday morning, 31 years since the date of his death.

    A...

  • Northridge mother pleads guilty in syrup swastika vandalism

    By Ryan Torok

    July 19, 2012 | 9:30 am

    A Northridge mother pleaded no contest Wednesday to a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for helping her teenage daughter and two friends deface homes with maple syrup swastikas, human feces and toilet paper, according to the L.A. city attorney’s office.

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  • Arrests made in Israeli Holocaust memorial vandalism

    June 26, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    Israeli police said on Tuesday they had arrested three ultra-Orthodox Jews on suspicion of having spray-painted anti-Zionist slogans at the national Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial two weeks ago.

    The men, aged 18, 26 and 27, belong to an ultra-Orthodox group opposed to Israel’s...

  • Synagogue vandalized with Arabic sayings

    June 25, 2012 | 10:13 am

    A synagogue in central Israel was defaced with Arabic graffiti.

    The vandalism was discovered June 22 on a synagogue in central Israel’s Moshav Maor.

    The graffiti was from an Islamic prayer and read “There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet.”

    It came days after a West Bank mosque near Ramallah was torched and graffiti protesting the upcoming evacuation of several apartment buildings in the Ulpana neighborhood of the West Bank settlement of Beit El was painted on its walls in what is being considered a price tag attack.

  • Hungarian police investigating desecration of Holocaust monument

    June 12, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    A Holocaust memorial monument in the southwest of Hungary was desecrated.

    The perpetrators broke off several parts of the bronze monument, which stands 3 1/2 feet high and is the shape of a large menorah. Hungarian police said they were investigating the incident.

    The Federation of...

  • Northridge mother charged in syrup swastika vandalism

    By Ryan Torok

    June 11, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    A Northridge woman has been charged with multiple criminal counts for helping her teenage daughter and two friends deface homes with maple syrup swastikas, human feces and toilet paper. Catharine Whelpley, 43, was charged on June 11 with three counts of contributing to the...

  • Palestinian cars vandalized in price tag attack

    June 11, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Seven cars were vandalized in a Palestinian neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem in what is being called a price tag attack.

    The tires of the cars were slashed and the word “Ulpana” was spray-painted on one of them. The graffiti refers to the Ulpana neighborhood on the outskirts of the...

  • Awkward: ‘Kony 2012’ filmmaker arrested for public masturbation, vandalism

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 16, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    Well, this is awkward: The L.A. Times is reporting that filmmaker Jason Russell, whose Youtube video “Kony 2012” about Ugandan war lord Joseph Kony went viral last week, garnering 80 million views and spawning a social justice movement, was reportedly found “masturbating in public...

  • Israeli flag vandalized at California university

    March 8, 2012 | 10:29 am

    An Israeli flag belonging to a Jewish student group was defaced with the word “terrorists” at the University of California, Riverside.

    The word was scrawled in pencil near the center of the flag, which was displayed on a hallway bulletin board outside the campus Hillel office,...

  • Rabbi Michael Lerner’s home vandalized again

    December 21, 2011 | 10:51 am

    The northern California home of Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of the progressive Tikkun magazine, was vandalized for the fourth time in the last year.

    In an e-mail sent to Tikkun supporters, Lerner said that on Tuesday evening, two black-hooded men pasted signs on the outside of his...

  • Suspect in N.J. anti-Semitic vandalism reportedly is Jewish

    December 8, 2011 | 10:26 am

    A New Brunswick, N.J., man who was charged in the vandalism of several Jewish-owned shops in nearby Highland Park reportedly is Jewish.

    Richard M. Green, 52, was charged with numerous counts of bias intimidation and criminal mischief for allegedly smashing the windows of five...

  • Israel arrests troops for anti-Palestinian vandalism

    December 6, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    Three Israeli soldiers were arrested on Tuesday for suspected involvement in pro-settler vandalism and arson, the military said, following a series of attacks in the West Bank that have exacerbated tensions with Palestinians.

    Mosques have been torched, graffiti daubed, and...

  • Kosovo Jewish cemetery desecrated

    December 1, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    Kosovo authorities are investigating the desecration Tuesday of a local Jewish cemetery. Swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans were sprayed on tombstones of this old cemetery which was restored less than six months ago.

    Rabbi Yoel Kaplan, Chief Rabbi of Albania and Chabad...

  • Man arrested in vandalism of Jewish-owned shops in N.J.

    December 1, 2011 | 10:29 am

    A New Brunswick, N.J., man has been charged in the vandalism of several Jewish-owned shops in nearby Highland Park.

    Richard M. Green has been charged with five counts of criminal mischief in the smashing the windows of five Jewish-owned businesses. Green, 52, was arrested on...

  • Peace Now activist’s home vandalized again

    November 8, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Threatening graffiti was spray painted on the home of a Peace Now activist, one day after the group’s offices were evacuated due to a bomb threat.

    Monday night’s attack is the second time in recent weeks that the home of Hagit Ofran, the director of Peace Now’s Settlement Watch...

  • Religious zealots attack “immodest” Jerusalem shops

    October 19, 2011 | 5:46 pm

    A sign at the ice cream parlor may caution men and women not to lick cones in public, but the warning didn’t stop Jewish zealots vandalizing the shop in Jerusalem’s main ultra-Orthodox neighborhood.

    Other businesses in Mea Shearim, including a book store and dress shops, have been...

  • Vandalism on Safed synagogues being probed as retaliation for mosque arson

    October 12, 2011 | 11:58 am

    Police are investigating vandalism on four synagogues in Safed as possible retaliation for a mosque arson in northern Israel.

    The words “Death to Jews” were spray-painted on the synagogues and a car Tuesday night in the northern Israeli city.

    The mosque arson took place on Oct. 2...

  • Another Jewish memorial vandalized in Poland

    September 12, 2011 | 12:12 pm

    A Jewish memorial in eastern Poland was vandalized—the second time this month that a Jewish monument in the country was defaced.

    The monument to a Jewish cemetery in Bialystok that no longer exists was attacked Sunday night, local police said Monday. The bushes forming a Star of...

  • Israeli military base vandalized allegedly by settlers

    September 7, 2011 | 7:59 am

    An Israeli military base has been vandalized in what is believed to be retribution against the army by settlers.

    The base was infiltrated early Wednesday by unknown assailants, who vandalized thirteen army vehicles by puncturing tires, shattering the windows, and spraying graffiti...

  • Vandal gets probation for spray-painting swastikas

    July 25, 2011 | 11:43 am

    A man who spray-painted anti-Semitic slogans on three Jewish sites in Calgary was sentenced to 18 months probation.

    Anti-Jewish graffiti and swastikas were painted on a Holocaust memorial and synagogues in the largest city in the Canadian province of Alberta in November 2009.

    The...

  • Jewish graves vandalized at Mount of Olives

    June 22, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    More than a dozen graves at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem were vandalized, the latest in a series of attacks on one of Judaism’s oldest cemeteries.

    On June 14, some 14 graves were damaged by Arab youths wielding sledgehammers, according to private security guards...

  • Salonika Holocaust memorial desecrated

    June 20, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    A Holocaust memorial in the Greek city of Salonika was vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans.

    In the June 17 incident, the word “Lies” was written on the bronze plaque dedicated to the 50,000 Jews of Salonika who perished during the Holocaust.

    The vandalism...

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