Tag: anti-Semitic

Hate crimes up against religious groups, new FBI numbers show

| November 24, 2009 | 0 Comments



The FBI issued its most recent statistics on hate crimes on Monday — and they showed a slight uptick in hate crimes against religious groups in 2008. Last year, there were 1,519 incidents against people based on their religion, a 9% increase from the year before. While anti-Jewish attacks make up the bulk of the […]




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Police probe more anti-Semitic graffiti

| November 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



For the second time in less than a week, anti-Semitic graffiti has been spray-painted on several locations in Calgary. Swastikas and racist messages were among the graffiti found on multiple locations in the southeast neighbourhood of Sundance, including the walls of Sundance Elementary School and MidSun junior high. Fences and vehicles on Sunvale Crescent S.E. […]




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Anti-Semitic messages probed

| November 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



CALGARY — A full investigation is underway in Calgary after anti-Semitic messages were spray-painted on mailboxes, signs at Jewish synagogues and even a war memorial in honour of survivors of the Holocaust. The racist graffiti included swastikas and several hateful messages, such as “Kill Jews” and “6 million more” and was done sometime over the […]




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North Dallas kosher restaurant, market painted with swastikas, obscenity

| November 2, 2009 | 1 Comment



Natalie and Yohai Pinhas don't think whoever spray-painted graffiti on the front of their kosher restaurant and market in Far North Dallas was a Halloween prankster. "It could be, but why curse?" Yohai Pinhas asked Sunday afternoon. "I believe it's not Halloween." The Jewish family members who own and operate Natalie's Kitchen and International Market […]




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Anti-Semitism Strikes Again In Edison Township, New Jersey

| October 22, 2009 | 0 Comments



A New Jersey township was hit last month with its second anti-Semitic attack in two weeks, just a few hours after the end of Yom Kippur. Early Tuesday, members of Edison Township’s Congregation Beth-El were horrified to discover that the front doors and windows of their house of worship were covered with three huge blue […]




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Police probing N.Y. signs with ‘Kill Jews’

| October 2, 2009 | 1 Comment



NEW YORK (JTA) — Police are investigating a series of incidents involving the spread of anti-Semitic material in Brooklyn. On Wednesday morning, residents of the Bay Ridge neighborhood found hundreds of 2-inch signs with the words “Kill Jews” across part of a street, the New York Daily News reported. Authorities said identical signs had been […]




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Yom Kippur crime on the increase

| October 1, 2009 | 1 Comment



A man was arrested for shouting antisemitic abuse and police are investigating a number of other incidents which took place around synagogues over Shabbat and Yom Kippur. After a peaceful Rosh Hashanah, the Community Security Trust reported a busier Yom Kippur period with reports of verbal abuse and egg-throwing in north-west London, Hertfordshire and Manchester. […]




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Swastikas Spray Painted On Synagogue On Yom Kippur

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



Someone spray-painted swastikas on the windows of Congregation Beth El, a synagogue in Edison, right after members celebrated Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. "It makes my skin crawl to come driving up here and see this kind of thing," said Lee Livingston of the Middlesex County Jewish Federation. When asked what […]




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Teen charged with harassing Jewish residents in Highland Park

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



Middlesex County law officials announced the investigation into separate bias incidents and the arrest of a teenager who was charged with harassing Jewish residents. A 17-year-old male, whose name is being withheld because of his age, was arrested Tuesday and charged with juvenile delinquency in the harassment of three Highland Park residents on Sunday night. […]




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Seward Park area synagogues defaced with swastikas

| September 13, 2009 | 0 Comments



Sometime Saturday night or early Sunday, someone painted red swastikas on two synagogues in the Seward Park neighborhood, according to Seattle Police and synagogue members. Sarah Rivkin, a member of the Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath synagogue on Morgan Street, saw the graffiti Sunday morning, and said the side entrance had a swastika and the words […]




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Anti-Semitic graffiti found at JCC

| September 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police say someone has been spray painting anti-Semitic graffiti on the property of the United Jewish Community Center on Spring Road in Newport News. According to police, swastikas and other anit-Semitic graffiti was spray painted on a window, trailer and a port-a-potty. Surveillance video shows, what appears to be, four suspects […]




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French minister discusses arson attack against Jewish school with community leader

| September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments



PARIS (EJP)—French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux discussed with a Jewish community leader the security issue for Jewish sites in France ahead of upcoming Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.  During the meeting, the minister also raised the arson attack against a Jewish school which happened on the same day in the southern France’s […]




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Anti-Semitic Graffiti Mars JLA Building

| September 3, 2009 | 0 Comments



Rabbi Eyal Rav-Noy arrived at the Jewish Learning Academy on Pico Boulevard on Sunday morning, Aug. 23, to discover swastikas, along with a profanity written in mirror image, painted onto a door of the building. Rav-Noy reported the graffiti to the West Los Angeles division of the LAPD, which is investigating the incident. The graffiti […]




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Anti-Semitic slur defaces synagogue

| September 2, 2009 | 0 Comments



Someone wrote an anti-Semitic slur on the side of an Annapolis synagogue over the weekend, city police said. Police were called to Congregation Kneseth Israel on Spa Road at about 8 p.m. Sunday after a representative of the synagogue reported graffiti written in pencil on a wall nearest the entrance to the facility. Police found […]




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Ukrainian Jewish charity’s building vandalized

| August 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Vandals painted swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on the main entrance of a Jewish charity's building in southern Ukraine. The Chesed Velvele Jewish charity was vandalized last Friday in the town of Melitopol, in the Zaporozhsky region. Similar graffiti appeared in other town districts that night. According to Svetlana Marshak, a leader […]




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