Tag: anti-Semitic

Swastikas found on Israeli synagogue

| April 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 18 (UPI) — Police in Tel Aviv say swastikas and images of Palestinian flags were spray-painted on the walls of a synagogue and a Jewish home Sunday morning. The vandalism occurred at the Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa near the Arab-Jewish Center and an elementary school attended by Jews and Arabs, Ynetnews.com […]

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Kyrgyzstan Jews in Danger; Anti-Semites Attack Chabad Synagogue

| April 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

The 2,000-member Jewish community of Kyrgyzstan suddenly lives in fear following an attack on its only synagogue after rebels last week apparently overthrew the government in a bloody uprising in which more than 80 people were killed. The Chabad-Lubavitch synagogue in Bishkek was firebombed, and the local Jewish school temporarily shut its doors as a […]

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Mobile, Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Charges Related to Desecration of Synagogue

| March 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON—Christian Rodney Ice, 19, of Mobile, Ala., pleaded guilty today in federal court in Mobile to one count of violating the Church Arson Act by placing threatening graffiti and neo-Nazi markings on a synagogue in Mobile, the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Alabama announced. Sentencing has been scheduled […]

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Synagogue Vandalism in Montreal Ruled as Hate Crime

| March 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

Vandals broke into Congregation Ahavath Israel d’Chasidei Viznitz in Montreal Friday night. Montreal police are treating the attack as a hate crime due to the graffiti of two swastikas on the bimah (pulpit). The synagogue is located in Outremont a Montreal neighbourhood that is known as the heart of Montreal’s Hasidic community. Police say vandals […]

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Jewish School in Sofia daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti

| March 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

Anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on the walls of Sofia’s Dimcho Debelyanov School, commonly known as the Jewish School, just a few days before the start of Passover. The incident, in which spray-paint was used to draw a Star of David equated with a Nazi swastika, was condemned by the school’s director Vessela Paldumova as an […]

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Synagogue vandalism a hate crime: police

| March 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

A forced entry into an Outremont synagogue by at least one vandal who etched swastikas inside with a black marker in all likelihood took place between 1:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday, Hersh Ber Hirsch, the synagogue's administrator, said yesterday. The act is being probed by Montreal police as an anti-Semitic hate crime. One suspect, […]

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Swastika, other vandalism at temple not yet a ‘hate crime’

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Vandals scratched a swastika, "KKK," "Hail Hitler" and the N-word on doors inside Temple Beth El in Boca Raton on Feb. 15. Was this a hate crime? The synagogue's leader is unsure, police are still trying to make that determination and the Anti-Defamation League believes there are grounds for pursuing it as a hate crime. […]

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Rabbi David Yosef Attacked in Mexico

| February 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

(IsraelNN.com) Israeli rabbi, Rabbi David Yosef, son of former Chief Sephardic Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, was attacked in Mexico City on Saturday night. The anti-Semitic attack occurred as the rabbi walked near the Shaarei Shalom synagogue in the city. The attackers approached the rabbi in a vehicle and began shouting anti-Semitic slurs. They also threw eggs […]

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Police: Three teens admit to anti-Semitic graffiti at Boca Raton synagogue, charged with vandalism

| February 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

BOCA RATON — Boca Raton police on Friday announced the arrest of three juveniles who authorities said admitted vandalizing the Temple Beth El synagogue, where property was damaged and anti-Semitic and racist messages were carved into doors. The three suspects were juveniles — all about 15 to 16-years-old, according to police — who were stopped […]

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Boca Raton police: Synagogue vandalism a hate crime

| February 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

BOCA RATON – Boca Raton police on Tuesday were investigating the vandalism of a Boca Raton synagogue as a hate crime after burglars broke in, damaged property and left behind anti-Semitic and racist messages. Firefighters responding to a fire alarm around 10 p.m. Monday at Temple Beth El in the 300 block of Southwest Fourth […]

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Jewish Agency: Anti-Semitism highest since World War II

| January 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

Anti-Semitism has reached a global peak since the end of Israel's Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip last winter, and levels of Jew-hatred have not been so high since the Second World War, according to the Jewish Agency's annual report on anti-Semitism issued on Sunday. The report was presented by Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli […]

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Swastikas Painted on Church, Synagogue in Oshkosh

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Black swastikas were found spray-painted on a Jewish temple and Methodist church in Oshkosh, and police say they're still looking for suspects. The damage was discovered Christmas Eve at B'Nai Israel Congregation and Algoma Methodist Church. Avi Stern is the president of the Jewish temple. He says the swastika is a symbol of hate, but […]

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Neo-Nazis protest at Riverside synagogue

| December 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Congregants at Temple Beth El who had gathered to celebrate the last night of Hanukkah were met by a group of neo-Nazi demonstrators who waved red-and-black swastika flags outside the Reform synagogue in Riverside on Friday evening. Rabbi Suzanne Singer said the demonstration was the third such protest at the temple in recent months. She […]

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Canadian PM’s Hometown Confronts Anti-Semitism

| December 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

As the city of Calgary, Alberta, confronts a plethora of anti-Semitic attacks against Jewish institutions in the mountainous metropolis, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a stinging rebuke of a phenomenon plaguing his hometown. “Anti-Semitism is a disease of the soul,” said Harper, who represents the area as a Member of Parliament for Calgary Southwest. […]

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Jewish groups concerned at dramatic rise in attacks

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

JEWISH groups have reported an ''unprecedented'' rise in racial violence and vilification in the past year. The annual meeting of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in Sydney today will hear that there have been 962 reports of anti-Jewish violence, vandalism, harassment and intimidation against Australian Jewish organisations in the past 12 months. ''That is […]

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