Tag: Jewish

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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Religious Hate Crimes On the Rise in the United States

| March 28, 2010 | 1 Comment



Washington, D.C. – The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on Friday that two religious hate crime incidents in Tennessee and Alabama were moving to resolution. In Mobile, Alabama, Christian Rodney Ice pled guilty to covering a Jewish synagogue with anti-Semitic messages in support of Hitler. The 19-year-old, who was charged with violating the Church Arson […]




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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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Commandos posted at Synagogue, St Francis Church in Kochi

| March 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



Commandos have been posted at the Jewish Synagogue at Mattancherry, the oldest place of worship of the Jewish community in the Commonwealth region, and St Francis church at Fort Kochi following a union Home Ministry alert about a possible terror strike in the city. Police said 10 commandos each have been posted at St Francis […]




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Religious groups get security boost

| March 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



EDMONTON — Eight of Edmonton's most frequently vandalized religious and ethnic centres will soon boast enhanced security, federal minister of public safety Vic Toews said on Friday. His head covered with a yellow bandana in accordance with Sikh tradition, Toews made the announcement to a small crowd of Sikhs and other religious minorities gathered at […]




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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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Israel official: India bomb attack not intended for Chabad house

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments



The bomb attack on a restrurant in Pune, India, not far from a Chabad Jewish center, was not directed at the Chabad house, an Israeli security official said on Monday. Nitzan Nuriel, head of counterterrorism at Israel's National Security Agency, said that the "attack in India was not directed at Chabad house, even though Chabad […]




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State of Israel – Pre-Passover Travel Warnings

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



Pre-Passover Travel Warnings – Office of the Prime Minister – State of Israel 14/02/2010 As an annual public service, the National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau calls the Israeli public's attention to its updated travel warnings and recommendations ahead of the upcoming Passover holiday (29.3-5.4.10). In light of Iranian and Hezbollah threats, the NSCCTB would like […]




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Pre-Passover Travel Warnings: Israel Is Much Safer

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



(IsraelNN.com) The United States has posted security warnings in South and Central Asia because of terrorist threats, and Israeli officials issued similar warnings for Muslim countries, while the Jewish State remains a much safer place to be during the upcoming Passover holiday. The Israeli Tourist Ministry is expecting an increase in visitors for Passover, buoyed […]




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Indian minister: Chabad House was target of attack

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



A bomb detonated in a crowded bakery popular with foreigners in western India killing nine people and wounding 57, officials said Sunday, the first terrorist attack in the country since the 2008 Mumbai massacre. The blast Saturday in the city of Pune, 125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Mumbai, threatened to damage new efforts to […]




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India police: Pune bomb likely meant for Chabad House

| February 13, 2010 | 0 Comments



A bomb tore through a crowded cafe popular with foreigners on Saturday in the city of Pune in western India, killing eight people and wounding 42 near a famed meditation center. The blast threatened to damage new efforts to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan, with Hindu nationalist leaders already placing the blame for the […]




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Cemetery vandals paint swastikas

| February 4, 2010 | 0 Comments



PORTLAND — The discovery of swastikas spray-painted on four headstones in a Jewish cemetery this week has revolted the region's Jewish community. Emily Chaleff, executive director of the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, issued a statement Wednesday saying the alliance hopes the vandals are found and punished. "It is hard to express in strong […]




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Rewards offered in hate-crime incidents at synagogues

| February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments



Law enforcement and religious leaders announced Monday that they are offering rewards for information leading to the arrests of suspects in two recent hate-crime incidents. The first was Nov. 10 at Congregation Beth Shalom, 4746 El Camino Ave., Carmichael. A vandal spray-painted a hate message and swastikas, and tried to burn a sign at the […]




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Law Enforcement Officials Offer Reward in Hate-crime Incidents at Synagogues

| February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments



For Immediate Release February 1, 2010 FBI Sacramento Contact: Special Agent Steve Dupre (916) 977-2245 Law Enforcement Officials and Community Leaders Offer Reward The greater Sacramento area has experienced a recent uptick in hate crime incidents, and two in particular have authorities and community leaders asking for the public’s help in solving the crimes. The […]




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