Anti Semitism

For several years, anti-Semitism, worldwide, has been skyrocketing to levels not seen in decades. In the United States, the story is sadly much the same, except for one difference: CUFI. For the first time in history, an army of millions of committed Christian Zionists has banded together as Christians United for Israel to strongly oppose anti-Semitism and stand with the Jewish people.

Anti Semitism

Greece endorses universal definition of anti-Semitism

(November 9, 2019 / JNS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis endorsed the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism on Friday.

The IHRA definition says: “Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are…

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Antisemitism: What to do about it?

Antisemitism – more than the Torah, Shabbat observance and keeping the dietary laws – has been a unifying factor among Jews.

When under attack, Jews put their differences aside and stand together.

But in recent years, as antisemitism has continued to escalate and people in high places learn the lesson of history, several countries have appointed…

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‘Kipah’ thrown in trash in apparent anti-Semitic attack at German gym

(November 7, 2019 / JNS) Police are investigating an apparent anti-Semitic attack at a gym in the German city of Freiburg.

In a Facebook post, Samuel Kantorovych, 19, said he was attacked on Tuesday night while wearing a kipah he started wearing regularly six months ago.

In the locker room at the Mcfit Freiburg gym, a man allegedly tore off…

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Jewish Agency: huge spike in requests to secure Jewish centers

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) has begun upgrading security provisions for 50 Jewish institutions in 24 countries, following a spike in requests for assistance in the wake of increased antisemitic attacks around the world.

Not all upgrades have begun yet, since the Jewish Agency is yet to fully fund the estimated $1.1 million cost of the…

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German government condemns neo-Nazi ‘hit list’

(November 5, 2019 / JNS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on Monday issued a harsh condemnation of death threats recently sent to two German politicians by a neo-Nazi group, the AFP reported.

Two leading Green Party politicians, Cem Ozdemir and Claudia Roth, received threatening emails on Oct. 27, according to the report.

“We are…

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Suspected white supremacist arrested in thwarted synagogue attack, FBI says

FBI officials said they have arrested a 27-year-old suspected white supremacist who was allegedly planning a bombing at a Colorado synagogue.

The suspect, identified as Richard Holzer, was allegedly planning to target Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, which is the state’s second-oldest synagogue, the FBI said Monday. Holzer is charged with attempting to…

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Jewish man, 70, injured in anti-Semitic attack in Berlin

(October 31, 2019 / JNS) A 70-year-old Jewish man was assaulted on Tuesday in Berlin’s neighborhood of Pankow, the local police department said.

The elderly man was walking outside when an unknown assailant insulted him with anti-Semitic language, according to The Jerusalem Post.

While he tried to defend himself verbally, the assailant punched…

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Congress Must Finally Act Against Anti-Semitism

Two years ago, we were at a point where most believed America had reached a peak in anti-Semitism and hostilities toward Jews. Students were regularly being harassed and even attacked at state universities and small private colleges alike. Being identified as Jewish or even pro-Israel became fraught with risk. Some were sad. Others disgusted. But…

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Jewish community marks first anniversary of deadliest anti-Semitic attack in US history

Jewish organizations commemorate the 11 lives that were lost in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue

A year after the deadly shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, the Jewish community marked on Sunday the incident by commemorating the 11 lives that were lost.

Throughout the day, Jewish organizations conducted community service events,…

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Israeli president to host major anti-Semitism conference

(October 28, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is scheduled to host a major conference on anti-Semitism next week at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. Panelists will include Katharina von Schnurbein of the European Union; Elan Carr from the United States; Felix Klein of Germany; Lord Erik Pickles of Great Britain; and…

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Authorities are investigating desecration of 300-year-old Jewish cemetery near London

The vandalism is believed to have taken place on Rosh Hashanah.

(October 24, 2019 / JNS) Authorities are investigating the desecration of a 300-year-old Jewish cemetery near London, reported the United Kingdom’s Jewish Chronicle.

Assailants reportedly used sledgehammers to shatter, upend and split headstones at the Chatham Memorial Synagogue…

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ADL: Pittsburgh synagogue massacre spawned rash of far-right plots against Jews

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (AP) — At least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the US since the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly one year ago, a Jewish civil rights group reported Sunday.

The Anti-Defamation League also counted at least 50 incidents in which…

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AJC Survey of American Jews on Antisemitism in America

 

On October 23, 2019, AJC released the results of its landmark survey of American Jewish opinion on antisemitism in America. The poll represents the largest and most comprehensive examination ever of American Jews’ experiences and perceptions of antisemitism.

This survey makes clear that American Jews view antisemitism as a significant…

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Neo-Nazis attempt to burn Jewish center in Budapest

(October 23, 2019 / JNS) A Jewish community and activism center in Budapest experienced minor damages as neo-Nazis attempted to set it ablaze.

No injuries were reported.

The Aurora community center was empty during the arson attempt, according to Adam Schonberger, director of the Marom, a Jewish association founded in 2014 affiliated with the…

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9 out of 10 US Jews worry about anti-Semitism, and most think it’s getting worse

Some nine out of 10 Jews in the United States believe anti-Semitism is a problem in the country, with widespread fear that it is on the rise, according to a recent survey by the American Jewish Committee. The survey is the largest and most comprehensive conducted among Jews on the topic of Jew-hatred in the US to date.

Thirty-eight percent of…

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Prominent DC synagogue vandalized with ‘anti-Israel and hate-filled messages’

JTA — A synagogue in Washington DC was vandalized with what is described by local Jewish agencies as “anti-Israel and hate-filled messages.”

Graffiti on the Washington Hebrew Congregation was discovered Friday morning. Congregants were informed of the vandalism in an email later in the day.

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater…

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Poll: Majority of Germans express alarm over anti-Semitism following synagogue attack

(October 18, 2019 / JNS) A majority of Germans expressed that “a lot more” anti-Semitism has spread throughout their country, according to a new poll taken one week after the Oct. 9 attack on a synagogue in the German town of Halle.

“That’s a lot more — +19 points — than one year ago,” stated the German broadcaster ARD, which conducted the poll,…

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Lauder slams de Blasio for tepid response to anti-Semitic attacks in New York City

(October 16, 2019 / JNS) World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder blasted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for the uptick in anti-Semitic crimes in the city.

“This is a crisis for all New Yorkers,” Lauder told The New York Post. “And Mayor de Blasio needs to understand press releases won’t fix the problem. We need actions, not words….