Tag: anti-Semitic

Gunman Enters Jewish Museum in Rampage, Kills Four; Attack Presumed Anti-Semitic

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three people were killed on-site and another fatally wounded when a gunman attacked the Jewish Museum in the center of Brussels on Saturday, authorities said.  "Two women and one man are dead, a third person is in hospital," Interior Minister Joelle Milquet said at the scene, shortly after the attack. "We don't yet know if they were tourists […]

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Swastikas painted on Morrison synagogue highlight spike in anti-Semitic vandalism

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

MORRISON, Colo. — The Anti-Defamation League was up in arms Thursday after two incidents of vandalism targeted a Morrison synagogue last week. In both incidents, a swastika was spray painted on a sign in front of the B’nai Chaim Synagogue. The League was particularly worried because this isn’t the only incident of anti-Semitic vandalism to […]

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‘Lone wolves’ more common, dangerous than organized supremacists, experts say

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

HACKENSACK, N.J. – A loner who broke from obscurity to commit a violent crime – that’s the description provided by law enforcement officials of the 19-year-old Lodi, N.J., man they’ve accused of firebombing a North Jersey synagogue and other violent bias crimes. It’s also a profile that fits the perpetrators of any number of horrific […]

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Fair Lawn Jewish Center receives anti-Semitic letter

| January 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fair Lawn – Local synagogues are on the alert after the Fair Lawn Jewish Center on Norma Avenue received an anti-Semitic letter on Jan. 20. Fair Lawn Police Capt. Joseph Cook told local rabbis in an email on Jan. 20 that the synagogue received a "suspicious letter" containing "images of various magazine covers depicting major […]

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ADL Audit: Anti-Semitic Incidents Reported In DC Region In 2010 Remain Level

| October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following a consistent trend over the last several years, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the DC region remained constant in 2010, with a total of 53 incidents of assaults, vandalism and harassment reported during the calendar year, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic […]

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Sweden Takes Steps to Protect Local Jews from Hate

| September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Swedish government has earmarked more than $600,000 in its next year's budget to increase security around its Jewish community. According to a report published in The Local, 4 million kroner ($622,000) has been allocated as a one-time expenditure in the 2012 fiscal year budget to be released on September 20. The funds are designated […]

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Member Of Aryan Brotherhood Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime And Attempted Murder Of Disabled African-American

| September 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Steven Scott Cantrell, of Crane, Texas, pleaded guilty Friday to hate crime charges stemming from a series of racially-motivated arsons in December 2010, including the arson of a historic African-American church as part of an effort to murder a disabled African-American man, the US Justice Department announced. Cantrell, 25, pleaded guilty to damaging religious property […]

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Police Investigate Hate Crime Outside Boise Synagogue

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

A hate crime disrupted the serenity of Sabbath prayers at the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Center of Boise, but members of the local Jewish community said the Saturday discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti would not hamper efforts at strengthening Jewish life in the Idaho capital. Investigators believe the hateful screed – spray-painted in red across the center’s façade […]

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Hate attacks on home of rabbi

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Leicester Hebrew Congregation rabbi's house and car have been targeted by antisemitic vandals in three nocturnal attacks over the past three weeks. Bricks twice shattered windows of Rabbi Shmuli Pink's shul-owned property, half-a-mile from the city centre synagogue. On another occasion, a brick was thrown through his car window. Rabbi Pink said that although […]

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Annual report: Anti-Semitic incidents down worldwide but still high

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jerusalem (CNN) — Anti-Semitic incidents worldwide dropped sharply in 2010 from their peak in 2009, according to an annual report issued by an Israeli university on the eve of the nation's Holocaust Memorial Day. However, the levels are significantly higher than they were a decade ago, when the upward trend began, according to the report […]

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Anti-Semitism in the UK remains high in 2010

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Jewish charity which monitors acts of anti-Semitism in the UK says it recorded 639 incidents of violence, threats and abuse last year. The figure, from the Community Security Trust, is the second highest since it began its work in 1984. The peak of 926 incidents came in 2009, and was attributed to a backlash […]

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Police, hazmat team at Baytown synagogue

| October 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

An anti-Semitic message and other suspicious items found near the entry of a Baytown synagogue early Saturday shut down a nearby roadway and rail line during a four-hour investigation. Police determined that a homeless man, upset that he'd been shooed from the site earlier that morning, left the threatening items, officials said. Baytown Police Lieutenant […]

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Police Make Arrests In Mercer Island Anti-Semitic Vandalism Case

| October 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. — Mercer Island Police arrested two people and served search warrants at three Mercer Island Homes Wednesday in the case of anti-Semitic vandalism found at Northwest Yeshiva High School on Sept. 17, police said. These people are suspected to be responsible for three graffiti incidents that occurred on Sept. 14 at Island […]

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Two Schools and One Church On Mercer Island Tagged With Anti-Semitic Graffiti

| September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

MERCER ISLAND – Mercer Island police are investigating three hate crimes at three local schools, including one where swastikas and anti-Semitic messages were spray painted on the walls of the only Jewish high school in the state of Washington. The graffiti included references to gas chambers. Three older teens caught on surveillance video at around […]

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ADL Audit: 1,211 Anti-Semitic Incidents Across the Country in 2009

| July 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

New York, NY, July 27, 2010 … The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States remained at a "sustained and troubling" level in 2009, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which compiles annually a statistical audit of anti-Semitic assaults, vandalism and harassment. The 2009 ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, released today, counted a total […]

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