Moroccan king orders Holocaust studies added to school curriculum

By | 2018-11-09T16:10:46+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

“Education has the power to fight against discrimination and racism and against the ugly phenomenon of anti-Semitism,” stated King Mohammed VI of Morocco. King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Wednesday ordered that the Holocaust be included in the school textbooks of Maghreb high schools, the Moroccan news website Le Desk reported. The report, widely circulated on social networks, indicated [...]

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Antwerp man filmed destroying 20 mezuzahs, harassing Jews

By | 2018-11-09T16:13:18+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

(JTA) — A 24-year-old refugee, believed to be Muslim, was briefly detained by Belgian police for anti-Semitic hate crimes, including the destruction of at least 20 mezuzahs in Antwerp, local Jews said. In recent weeks, the same man was filmed in Antwerp destroying at least 20 mezuzahs, religious objects containing a parchment with biblical text inked [...]

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Wiesenthal Center Demands LA Unified School District To End “Anti-Israel Mideast Workshop For Teachers”

By | 2017-10-31T18:50:48+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is calling on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to end workshops on the Middle East that are being jointly sponsored by the district and the teachers union, UTLA, as part of a professional development program for teachers and administrators.  In a protest to Dr. Michelle King, the LAUSD Superintendent, Rabbi [...]

‘Jews will burn’ note left on Connecticut sixth-grader’s locker

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:23+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

(JTA) — A note reading “Jews will burn” was left on the locker of a sixth grader at a middle school in southwestern Connecticut. The superintendent of the Wilton city schools, Kevin Smith, told parents of students at Middlebrook Middle School about the incident in a letter sent home Friday. The letter said that students caught [...]

Rutgers Professor Calls Judaism ‘Most Racist Religion,’ Blames Jews for Armenian Genocide, in Flurry of Antisemitic, Homophobic and Sexist Posts

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:24+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

A Rutgers University professor has published multiple social media posts containing antisemitic canards and caricatures, including blaming the Armenian genocide on Jews, describing Judaism as “the most racist religion in the world,” and calling Israel a “terrorist country.” As first reported by the Israellycool blog, Michael Chikindas — a microbiology professor at Rutgers’ department of food science and [...]

Threatening anti-Semitic flier sent to Brooklyn kosher bakery

By | 2017-10-06T14:03:48+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

(JTA) — An anti-Semitic flier that threatens Jews was sent to a kosher bakery in Brooklyn. Police are investigating the notice sent to the Weiss Bakery in the haredi Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park. It read: “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!! JUDEN RAUS (jews out). N*****S AND F*****S MUST BURN IN HELL. CHRISTIAN IDENTITY IS BACK.” Above [...]

French Jewish family beaten in anti-Semitic home invasion

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:25+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

A French Jewish leader and his family were assaulted in their home near Paris in what representatives of French Jewry said was an anti-Semitic attack. In the attack Thursday night, three men, two of whom were wearing masks, broke into the home of Roger Pinto, the president of Siona, a group that represents Sephardic Jews. The attackers [...]

They Shouted ‘Here Is The Synagogue’ and Waved Swastikas

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:28+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

President of Beth Israel congregation, Charlottesville, tells in special column what community experienced during neo-Nazi demonstrations. The head of the Beth Israel congregation in Charlottesville, Alan Zimmerman, wrote in his column on his community's experience with the neo-Nazi demonstrations in his city. "On Saturday morning, I stood outside our synagogue with the armed security guard we hired [...]

Netanyahu praises French president for condemning anti-Semitism

By | 2017-07-24T16:44:29+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

At a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the “Vel' d'Hiv” Holocaust-era roundup of French Jews, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday lauded France’s President Emmanuel Macron for condemning anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron make a joint appearance Sunday in Paris. Credit: YouTube. “We will never surrender [...]

Governor Wolf Statement on Acts and Threats Against Jewish Institutions in Pennsylvania

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:34+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Originally published on February 27, 2017 at Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement in reaction to a series of threats and direct acts against Jewish institutions in Pennsylvania that follow a national trend of increased anti-Semitism: “Any anti-Semitic act or act of intimidation aimed at Jewish institutions and people in Pennsylvania is [...]