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Synagogue robbery in Baku

| June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Baku – APA. A robbery incident took place in Baku. Two donation boxes were robbed at the synagogue at Rasul Rza Street in Baku at about 00.45 last night, press service of the Interior Ministry told APA.     http://en.apa.az/news.php?id=104432




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Swastika Painted On Lower East Side Synagogue

| June 26, 2009 | 0 Comments



Police are investigating after a swastika was found yesterday painted on the inside of a Manhattan synagogue. A swastika and a derogatory word were painted on an inside door of the Bialystoker Synagogue on East Broadway. A smoke bomb was set off, as well.   http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/101383/swastika-painted-on-lower-east-side-synagogue/Default.aspx  




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CHAVEZ STEPS UP ATTACKS ON JEWS

| June 25, 2009 | 0 Comments



From the beginning of his rule in Venezuela, Hugo Chavez has stridently criticized Israel. In recent months, Chavez has found a more vulnerable target: the Jewish population inside Venezuela. Last week, an angry mob broke out in Miranda, Venezuela’s second largest state. Reports indicate that the Mayor of Miranda’s capital city incited an angry group […]




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Police: Vandalism at Salinas synagogue may be a hate crime

| June 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



Salinas police detectives are investigating vandalism at Temple Beth El as a possible hate crime after swastikas and ethnic slurs were found at the synagogue's property last week. David Finkelstein, first vice president of Congregation Temple Beth El, said swastikas, anti-Semitic and Nazi graffiti, "among other things" had been scrawled on the sidewalks and entry […]




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Synagogue vandalized in central Ukraine

| June 14, 2009 | 0 Comments



KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Unidentified vandals threw seven cans of brown paint at the walls and windows of a synagogue in a central Ukrainian town. No one was hurt in the June 10 incident in the industrial town of Kremenchug. One of the synagogue's windows was shattered in the attack. Four adults ran off after […]




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Security In Jewish Community Tightens After Attack

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



BALTIMORE — An attack at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., is causing local synagogues, Jewish schools, and community and cultural centers to tighten security and others to question how these things happen. Art Abramson, director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, said he heard about the Holocaust Museum shooting from Baltimore city police. Abramson said […]




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Local Synagogues react to DC shooting

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL — It happened in seconds without warning. An 89 year old man with a criminal record and ties to white supremacy unloaded decades of rage at Washington DC's Holocaust Museum. "I saw just a glance of an older gentleman and didn't know who he was. I wasn't paying attention and then […]




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Holocaust denier charged in DC museum shooting

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON – An 88-year-old white supremacist was charged with murder Thursday, a day after officials said he left a signed anti-Semitic screed in his car outside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, then gunned down a security guard who opened the door to let him in. Guard Stephen T. Johns was shot to death Wednesday by […]




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BREAKING NEWS: Suspected White Supremacist Opens Fire at Holocaust Museum

| June 10, 2009 | 28 Comments



Officials are investigating report of gunshots at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in downtown Washington. A police spokeswoman said the report came in at 12:52 p.m. D.C. fire department spokesman Alan Etter said a police officer had been shot outside the museum. It was not immediately clear what agency the officer was from, or how […]




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Incidents Decreased, as Synagogue Targeted

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



The evening before the Anti-Defamation League was set to release its annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents, just such an event was being perpetrated at a local Conservative synagogue. Arriving for morning minyan, congregants at Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezrath Israel-Beth Uziel in Northeast Philadelphia found a gold, spray-painted swastika on the front of their building, reported office […]




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Mid-Hudson synagogues always alert

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



MONROE — Rabbi Adam Kligfeld ponders the arrests of four Newburgh men on charges of plotting to blow up two synagogues and shoot down aircraft at Stewart Airport and wishes he could call it an aberration. But he cannot, and so he is deliberately vague about the security improvements that have been made at Congregation […]




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Four New Yorkers indicted in synagogue bomb plot

| June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK (AFP) — Four New Yorkers arrested in an alleged plot to bomb a synagogue and shoot down military planes were indicted Tuesday on eight charges, including attempts to use weapons of mass destruction. The four, arrested May 20 in New York, face several life sentences if convicted, the federal prosecutor's office said. They […]




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Anti-Semitic Incidents Decline For Third Straight Year In U.S., According To Annual ADL Audit

| June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments



New York, NY, June 1, 2009 � The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined for the fourth consecutive year, according to newly issued statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The League's annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued today, counted a total of 1,352 incidents of vandalism, harassment and physical assaults against Jewish […]




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Synagogue Hit With Hate Graffiti

| June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments



PHILADELPHIA – Police are looking for the person responsible for spray painting a hateful symbol on the wall of a Northeast Philadelphia synagogue. Someone painted a swastika on the wall of the congregation of Ner Zedek Synagogue, located on Bustleton Avenue. Investigators believe the incident happened between 10 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday. Congregation […]




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New York plot adds to concerns for Jewish institutions

| May 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



The arrest of four men accused of plotting to attack two Bronx synagogues underscores the threat to Jewish targets by individuals or small groups, several experts said. Like the shooting at a Los Angeles Jewish community center 10 years ago, the attack on the Seattle Jewish federation building in 2006 and the suspect targeting Jews […]




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