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

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…

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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…