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  • 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.


  • 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...

  • Atlantic City Jewish cemetery vandalized

    June 1, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Some 15 gravestones were toppled in a Jewish cemetery in Atlantic City, N.J.

    The attack on the Rodef Sholom Cemetery reportedly took place just before the Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to the Press of Atlantic City. Police believe that more than one vandal was involved...

  • Historic Croatian synagogue vandalized

    June 1, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Police are investigating an attack on the entrance to the historic synagogue in the Croatian city of Split, on the Adriatic coast.

    Unidentified persons covered the walls, doors and the information plaque around the entrance to the synagogue and Jewish community office with spray...

  • One Calabasas High vandal said to be Jewish

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 12, 2011 | 4:05 pm

    One of the three Calabasas High School students who confessed to defacing their school with anti-Semitic and racist graffiti last month is Jewish, a detective from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department involved in the investigation told the Jewish Journal on Thursday.

  • After anti-semitic vandalism, life goes on at Calabasas High

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 3, 2011 | 6:14 pm

    Read more on this story here.

    On April 27, just hours after three Calabasas High School students had been arrested in connection with the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti scrawled on their school’s campus late on the night of April 22, life at this well-groomed, suburban public...

  • Jewish cemetery in Turkey vandalized

    April 27, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Vandals smashed several headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Istanbul.

    The damage to the eight headstones and the periphery of the cemetery was discovered on Tuesday, the last day of Passover, in the Jewish cemetery in Beyoglu, Istanbul.

    Police said they would view security tapes from around the cemetery in an attempt to identify the vandals.

    About 20,000 Jews live in Turkey, with about 18,000 in Istanbul, according to the Jewish Virtual Library. There are 16 synagogues in Istanbul.

  • Judge sanctions Eden Memorial owner over evidence tampering

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    November 24, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    A Los Angeles judge has sanctioned Service Corporation International (SCI), owner of Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills, after finding that the cemetery intentionally tampered with and destroyed evidence related to a class action lawsuit alleging that Eden mishandled human remains....

  • Vandals attack Seattle-area Jewish high school

    September 21, 2010 | 1:25 pm

    A Jewish high school in Washington State was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.

    The epithets in orange, blue and gray paint on the Northwest Yeshiva High School on Mercer Island included swastikas and references to gas chambers, the Seattle Times reported. The attack occurred late...

  • 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......

  • Record anti-Semitism weighs heavily on British Jews

    By Vanessa Bulkacz

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With anti-Semitism in Britain at record levels, life is changing in subtle and not-so-subtle ways for the country's Jews.

    Armed guards escort Orthodox Jews in Manchester walking to synagogue. Vendors sell Arabic-language editions of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" outside...

  • LAPD arrests man for defacing councilman’s Valley office

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A Sherman Oaks man has been arrested for defacing the Valley district field office of L.A. City Councilman Jack Weiss early Thursday morning with three swastikas and two incoherent messages, glued to the glass entrance door with epoxy.

    Police arrested Adonis A. Irwin, 32, at about...
  • Briefs: Olmert; Katsav; Israel population hits 7.15 million; Neo-Nazis protest March of the Living

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Olmert: We Won't Repeat Swap Mistakes

    On Israel's Memorial Day, Ehud Olmert vowed not to repeat past mistakes in obtaining the release of captured Israeli soldiers. At a memorial service Monday for victims of terrorism, the Israeli prime minister said that "in the range of heavy...
  • Israelis fear anti-Semitism imported from Russia

    By Dina Kraft

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ari Ackerman, a student from Switzerland, was walking home along the Tel Aviv beach after a late-night swim when he and a friend were jumped by a gang singing Nazi songs and displaying swastika tattoos.

    The perpetrators, a group of Russian-speaking teenagers, eventually ran off....
  • LAPD seeks suspect who defaced councilman’s office with swastikas

    By Tom Tugend

    April 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The district office of Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss in Sherman Oaks was defaced early Thursday morning with three swastikas and two incoherent messages, glued to the glass entrance door with epoxy.

    At a noon press conference outside the vandalized office, LAPD Capt. Jim...
  • O.C. Incidents Raise Anti-Semitism Fears

    By Lisa Armony

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The president of a Los Alamitos high school's Jewish students' club came out to the school parking lot last October to find swastikas and "Jew Bitch" scrawled on her car. Across the county, a San Clemente high school student was harassed last year with anti-Jewish slurs to the point...

  • Vandals Destroy Large Menorah

    By Tom Tugend

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Vandals destroyed a large public menorah in Orange County last weekend, an act classified as a hate crime by authorities.

    The steel menorah, weighing 150 pounds and standing 15 feet high and 10 feet wide, was located in Ladera Ranch, a planned community near Mission Viejo.


  • Briefs

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    State Breaks Down Palestinian Budget

    The State Department published a breakdown of how it intends to disburse $390 million in aid to the Palestinians. Water infrastructure, at $14 million, gets the biggest chunk of $40 million in "available funds" – money already approved by...

  • 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...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Pardons Not Recommended for Police

    No pardons should be given to police officers involved in quelling Israeli Arab riots in October 2000, Israeli officials said. Both Israeli President Moshe Katsav and Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein said the next step in examining the...

  • Home of the Free

    By Joseph Hanania

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The first floor of the building in downtown Paris was shielded by black-tinted glass. It wasn't the clandestine offices of some secret government agency or a gay bar. Rather, it was the synagogue in which my nephew was to be bar mitvahed, with anyone entering the building searched by...

  • The Self-Denying Prophecy

    By Lawrence H. Summers

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This address was given Sept. 17, 2002, at morning prayers at Harvard University's Memorial Church in Cambridge, Mass.

    I speak with you today, not as president of [Harvard] University, but as a concerned member of our community, about something that I never thought I would become...

  • 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...

  • A Temple’s Pride

    By Steve Getzug

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    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.

    But for the Adat Ari El congregation in Valley Village,...

  • On the Rise

    By Julia Goldman

    March 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Vandalism against Jewish institutions and property rose slightly in 1998, ending a three-year decline in reported anti-Semitic incidents, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

    In 1998, 1,611 acts of vandalism and harassment directed against Jews were reported in 42 states and the...

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