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

Jewish cemetery in France vandalized, over 100 graves desecrated

French authorities on Wednesday confirmed that a Jewish cemetery in Westhoffen, west of Strasbourg, has been vandalized in an anti-Semitic attack.

According to local media reports, authorities said they had discovered 107 tombs spray-painted with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans in a Jewish graveyard near the German border.

Reports of the…

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French parliament to vote on Israel hatred as a form of anti-Semitism

(December 2, 2019 / JNS) France’s parliament on Tuesday will vote on a draft resolution that says hatred of Israel is a form of anti-Semitism.

The draft resolution that will be put before the National Assembly in Paris was proposed by Sylvain Maillard, chair of the assembly’s Antisemitism Study Group.

The resolution also calls on the government…

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Italy uncovers plot to create new Nazi party

Italian police said on Thursday they uncovered a plot to form a new Nazi party and seized a cache of weapons during searches across the country.

Police in 16 towns and cities from the Mediterranean island of Sicily to the Alps in northern Italy took part in the investigation, which was launched two years ago.

The probe revealed a “huge and…

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Australia sees 30% spike in anti-Semitic incidents in 2019

A new report on anti-Semitism in Australia revealed a 30% spike in serious incidents involving direct verbal abuse, harassment, and intimidation of Jewish residents.

There were 368 recorded anti-Semitic incidents in Australia during the year ending with Sept. 30, 2019, according to the annual “Report on Antisemitism in Australia,” published by…

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British police arrest man harassing Jewish kids on London train

(November 26, 2019 / JNS) A man was arrested by British police over the weekend after two Jewish children were verbally harassed on London’s Underground.

He was videotaped on Friday reading anti-Jewish Bible passages to two young boys wearing Jewish kipahs while they were traveling with their family on the train. The following day, a suspect,…

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Jewish man hit on Brooklyn sidewalk in unprovoked attack

(November 22, 2019 / JNS) Surveillance camera footage from Thursday night shows a man hitting an Orthodox Jew on a sidewalk in Brooklyn, N.Y., CBS New York reported.

The attack took place shortly before midnight on the corner of Sanford Street near Willoughby Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Footage shows a stranger…

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Reward offered for leads in stabbing of Jewish man near synagogue in Monsey, N.Y.

(November 21, 2019 / JNS) Security was increased on Thursday in the New York hamlet of Monsey, about 30 miles north of New York City, where an Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed multiple times a day earlier while on his way to synagogue.

The Anti-Defamation League said it is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest or…

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Former Labour MP denounces party as ‘institutionally anti-Semitic’; Jews were ‘bullied’ out

(November 21, 2019 / JNS) A former British Labour MP denounced the party for being “institutionally anti-Semitic” and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, as unfit to be Britain’s next prime minister during her speech Thursday morning at the Anti-Defamation League’s “Never Is Now” summit.

Joan Ryan left the Labour Party in February, after being a member…

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Roughly one quarter of Europeans are anti-Semites, new ADL poll shows

(November 21, 2019 / JNS) Approximately one in four Europeans holds anti-Semitic views, according to a global 2019 poll released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Thursday.

The results were particularly alarming with regard to Eastern and Central Europe, where the study found a significant increase in anti-Semitic beliefs linked to old…

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Israel to Host Largest Event Ever on Combating anti-Semitism

Israeli officials announced Wednesday that dozens of world leaders will arrive in Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on combating anti-Semitism amid a global spike in violence against Jews.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the fifth World Holocaust Forum, set to take place on January 23, 2020 at Yad Vashem, will coincide with…

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Pope Francis condemns anti-Semitism in address from St. Peter’s Square

(November 15, 2019 / JNS) Pope Francis denounced anti-Semitism against Jews worldwide on Tuesday during his weekly general audience.

Addressing crowds in St Peter’s Square, the pope reflected on the lives of Priscilla and Aquila, a first-century married couple who accompanied St. Paul in his ministry and were among the Jews expelled from Rome by…

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Arrest made in egg-throwing attacks on Jews in Brooklyn

(November 14, 2019 / JNS) An arrest was made on Wednesday night in a case of egg-throwing attacks on Jews in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mohib Hoque, 18, was apprehended and charged with three hate crimes for being part of a group of teens that threw eggs at a 50-year-old woman on Saturday, also the Jewish Sabbath, in the Borough Park neighborhood. She was…

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On Kristallnacht anniversary, yellow stars placed at Jewish sites in Scandinavia

JTA — Stickers shaped like yellow stars that Nazis made Jews wear during the Holocaust were placed on multiple Jewish sites in Denmark and Sweden on the Kristallnacht pogroms’ anniversary.

In Denmark, the stickers were found on Saturday on the mailbox of Ella and Henrik Chievitz, a Jewish couple from Silkeborg, a town located 150 miles west of…

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Anti-Semitic hate crimes on New York City subways on the rise, NYPD reveals

(November 8, 2019 / JNS) New police statistics show an increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes targeting Jewish riders on New York City subways, The City reported on Wednesday.

Since Oct. 20, the New York Police Department has logged 42 hate-crime complaints involving anti-Semitic acts in the subway—a 162 percent increase over similar incidents…

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Pompeo: We will stamp out anti-Semitism wherever we find it

The Jewish World was rocked to its core last month when a gunman killed two people at a synagogue in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur. On Thursday, Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas participated in a memorial service at the synagogue to pay tribute to the victims.

Herzog took…

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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…