12/16/2019 A report  by StopAntisemitism.org and Zachor Legal Institute and endorsed by more than 2 dozen American NGOs reveals the disturbing connection between the oldest hatred in the world and the delegitimization campaign against the State of Israel.

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If you're Haredi in New York, be afraid'. 'Anti-Semitism has become mainstream,' says Israeli American Council CEO; Manhattan resident Shilo Ben Ze'ev says he was viciously attacked two months ago on the way to synagogue, and police tried to deter him from filing a complaint. (Ynet News)

Amid Fury Over Sarah Halimi Murder Trial Decision, French Jewish Leader Questions Judicial Willingness to Confront Islamist Antisemitism. (The Algemeiner)

  Pro-Israel students from 30 university campuses across the United States and Canada gathered last week in New York City for a three-day conference to learn about defending Israel effectively, confidently and unapologetically at their schools. (JNS.org)

The AJC Paris survey found that 70 percent of French Jews say they have been victims of at least one antisemitic incident in their lifetime, 64% have suffered anti-Semitic verbal abuse at least once, and 23% have been targets of physical violence on at least one occasion, with 10 percent saying they were attacked several times. (AJC.org)

 


 

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1/22/2020 - The Jewish cemetery in Shoumen, Bulgaria which is dating back to the 19th century, was vandalized. Gravestones were pushed over and broken, and a fence around the cemetery was damaged, the Sofia Globe reported. The city of Shoumen was home to a large Jewish community during the Ottoman rule. 

1/22/2020 - Neo-Nazi graffiti was discovered outside a synagogue in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Yellow swastikas were spray-painted on and near Temple Sinai, also known as the Wellington Jewish Progressive Congregation. The word “Heil” was also painted.

1/18/2020 - The Palestinian Authority’s daily newspaper Al-Hayat al-Jadida printed an op-ed on Saturday calling on readers to carry out murders of Jews in Jerusalem in order to disrupt the upcoming diplomatic event marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. "One shot will disrupt the ceremony and one dead body will cancel the ceremony" the article said.

1/17/2020 - Police in the northeast Italian city of Trieste analyzed security videos to identify and arrest a man suspected of vandalizing the city’s synagogue twice in the past few months. Police did not provide the vandal's ID but stated that he was an Italian man around 30 years old who was already “known to the police. (Link to video).

1/17/2020 - Federal prosecutors charged Yousef Omar Barasneh with vandalizing Beth Israeli Sinai Congregation in Racine, Wisconcin. The suspect is accused of spray painting swastikas and other antisemitic messages on the outside of the building. Mr Barasneh is a member of the Base, a white supremacist, neo-Nazi group which, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court, "aims to unify militant white supremacists around the globe and provide them with paramilitary training in preparation for a "race war." (Link to video).

1/16/2020 - A leftist news outlet called NowThis posted an online video where a George Washington University senior, Becca Lewis, commented that "We’re seeing people die at the border for lack of medical care. That’s how Anne Frank died. She didn’t die in a concentration camp, she died from typhus." After a backlash, including accusations of the Holocaust denial, the video segment with offensive material was removed. The senior who made those comments claims to be Jewish. 

1/15/2020 - An Jewish owner of New York Route 6 bagel shop discovered a sign taped to the nearby light post that read "A Jew Park".

1/15/2020 - A man sprayed a swastika and racial epithets on the stairs and front door of a synagogue in Lincoln, Nebraska, then took a picture of his vandalism. The Lincoln Police Department is investigating the incident as a hate crime.

1/14/2020 - A Nazi flag was removed from the private home of Bill Cheryl Lawdron in Beulah, Australia, a farming town four hours away from Melbourne. Coordinated efforts of a Jewish MP, David Southwick, municipal council, local police and neighbors contributed to the successful action.

1/14/2020 - German police raided the homes of the Chechen Islamists in Berlin and the states of Brandenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Thuringia. In a statement, the prosecutors indicated that several suspects, aged between 23 to 28, are accused of “having scouted out locations for a possible later attack motivated by Islamism.” They also added that "there was no concrete threat of an attack yet.”

1/11/2020 - New York City police officer is accused of  yelling “you fucking Jews” at a Hasidic father and son as they were returning home from       a Sabbath celebration on Friday night. Dov Hikind, a former Democratic New York State assemblyman and founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism, was contacted by the family for assistance. Police is investigating the incident.

1/9/2020 - A swastika and other antisemitic graffiti was found sprayed on the stairwell of the Brooklyn Tech High School. No arrests have been made.

1/9/2020 - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez appointed as his deputy Pablo Iglesias Turrióna, a far left politician who has called Israel an “illegal country” and hosted a talk show with an anti-Semitic content that aired on an Iranian-funded TV station. During the interview in 2018 he proclaimed that: “The pro-Israel lobby has the power to determine American policies from within, raising questions whether it directs that policy.”

1/9/2020 - A family of the elderly Canadian man confined to the Glendale Care Center facility in Toronto found a swastika drawn on his head. The The 65-year-old is suffering from Alzheimer's and diabetes. Although the Center representative told the family that the perpetrator had been arrested, Toronto police found no report filed for that incident.

1/8/2020 -  An anti-Semitic incident took place in an underground train near Kurfürstendamm,  Berlin. A 30-year old man and two family members just entered the train around 9:30 p.m. when an unidentified assailant punched him in the face while making anti-Semitic insults. Local police is investigating the incident.

1/7/2020 - Scotland Yard Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick revealed that six members of the Labour party have been arrested or interviewed following the inquiry into suspects social media messages denying the Holocaust and inciting hatred against the Jewish people. Police began to investigate the matter after LBC radio station discovered an internal Labour Party dossier which originally contained offensive messages implicating as many as 21 members. That list was later reduced to six.

1/7/2020 - A 68-years-old Jewish man on his way to the Putlitzbrücke Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany was attached by a gang of five youths who kept calling him a Jew and grabbing his genitals. Local authorities are investigating the incident.

1/5/2020 - Journalist Ami Horowitz went to Brooklyn to talk to African Americans about what they think is the reason for the attacks on Jews. Most essentially excused the attacks on the grounds that Jews “own everything and they’re not sharing nothing.” (Link to video).

1/5/2020 - A Jewish man wearing yarmulke was returning from "No Hate, No Fear" rally in New York City when he was verbally assaulted by an African American woman in her late 20s. This incident took place inside the subway car. Young woman was began cursing at him saying things like "Fuck all you Jews". When the Jewish man pulled out his phone and started recording the assault enraged woman charged at him and physically threatened him. Subway station attendant called the police. (Link to the video).

1/5/2020 - A 13-year-old Jewish boy was riding the bus in the Stamford Hill section of London around 11:45 GMT. According to the reports, an unidentified young man punched the kid in the stomach and shouted "You stupid Jews think you own the world; You fucken Jews". The Metropolitan police was alerted and is investigating the incident.

1/5/2020 - Dozen of graves were vandalized at the Jewish cemetery in Bayonne, France. According to the reports, significant damage was inflicted to the gravestones, as several were smashed and broken. A commemorative plaque for a girl who was deported during World War II also was damaged.

About a dozen graves were vandalized in a Jewish cemetery in southwest France. The vandalism took place over the weekend in the Jewish cemetery of Bayonne, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques area. The damage was discovered on Sunday by Déborah Loupien-Suares, the president of the Jewish community of Bayonne and Biarritz, who was visiting the graves of her grandparents. She tweeted that she was “angry and indignant” after seeing the desecration of the cemetery and called for those responsible to be punished. She told local media that “significant damage” was inflicted on the gravestones and that several were smashed and broken. A commemorative plaque for a girl who was deported during World War II also was smashed, according to the French daily LeParisien.

1/4/2020 - A passing bicyclist in his 30s, riding through the Flatbush section of Brooklyn around 10:40 p.m., verbally assaulted a 61-year-old Jewish man. According to the reports he screamed “Kill Jews! Fuck Jews! Murder Jews.” Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

1/2/2020 - A 41-year-old Jewish woman was waiting for a train around 6:30 a.m. at Utica Avenue, Crown Heights station when a complete stranger, a woman in her mid 30s, started screaming at her using anti-Semitic language. “You fucking Jew with the wig, I’m going to throw you on the track", the hater yelled. The suspect continued her barrage of insults for a few more stops. She was caught on the video and is currently being sought by the authorities.

1/1/2020 - The 22 year-old Hassidic man was approached by two women at the intersection of Broadway and Lorimer Street, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn around 12:30 pm. They started harassing the man yelling “F*** you Jew” and “I will kill you Jews”. When the young men began to film the incident, he was punched in the throat and his phone was ripped out of his hands and smashed. The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The assailants, 34-year old and 24-year old African American women, were arrested shortly after the attack. According to media reports one of the women was charged with harassment/hate crime, assault and robbery. The charges for the second woman were pending.

12/31/2019 - A 36-year old Jewish Orthodox woman was walking on Eastern Parkway near Schenectady Avenue in Crown Heights at around 4 p.m. when a man and a female teenager tried to pull off her wig, police said. The laughing assailants took off without their prize. Jew hatred is evolving into some sort of sick game.

12/31/2020 - A group of eight neo-nazi youths, with scarves covering their faces, attacked a former Italian politician, Arturo Scotto, and his wive who were taking a stroll in St. Mark's Square in Venice. The attackers were yelling "Duce! Duce!", in reference to WWII fascist leader Benito Mussolini. They were making antisemitic remarks and threw punches at Mr. Scotto. They also beat up the good Samaritan who tried to intervene. Italian authorities are investigating the incident.

12/30/2019 - A white male in his 40s walked into Royal Meats kosher butcher shop around 4 p.m. in the London neighborhood of Stamford Hill. He proceeded to demand food to be given to him free of charge. He is alleged to have shouted: “You f***ing Jews, I am German, you f***ing Jews are bad people”, before pointing his fingers at people in the shop in a gun gesture. Police are investigating the incident.

12/29/2019 - A witness in the German town of Geilenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany, alerted police after seeing two men in the hoods knock over dozens of tombstones at the Jewish cemetery. They also spray painted few other monuments with a blue paint. Police arrested the suspects and incident is currently under investigation.

12/28/2019 - A man armed with machete broke into the home of the rabbi in Monsey, NY late Saturday evening, where dozens of people were attending a Hanukkah celebration. An intruder made his way from room to room randomly stabbing people along the way. Five people, including the rabbi's son, were taken to the hospital with two people in serious condition. The attacker fled the scene in Nissan Sentra, but fortunatly one of the witnesses was able to read the license plate of the vehicle. Within a couple of hours NYPD apprehended the suspect, an African American male in his late 30s, at 144th Street and 7th Avenue in Harlem, New York. Charges are currently pending.
- The attacker was identified as Grafton Thomas, 38, of Greenwood Lake, NY
- The attacker's license plate was captured as he was driving through GW Bridge 
- According to Ramapo, NY Police chief the attacker is facing five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary.

12/28/2019 - London Police is investigating anti-Semitic graffiti painted across store fronts, restaurants and a synagogue. The Star of David and 9/11 signs was painted in red at nine different locations in the Belsize Park, including the South Hampstead Synagogue. The numbers are referring to a conspiracy theory that Jews were responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks. Metropolitan police is treating the incident as a hate crime.

12/27/2019 - According to media reports, an African American man entered the Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, early on Friday morning and threatened to shoot and kill the Jews. Police have the description of the man and are investiugating the incident.

12/27/2019 - A group of Jewish women walking down the Kingston avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn were harassed and assaulted by a woman later identified as 30-year old Tiffany Harris. The attacker was arrested and charged with with harassment as a hate crime, according to police reports. Unfortunately she was quickly released because of the new "bail reform" legislation which is about to be implemented in the state of New York. Ms Harris still has an open harassment and assault case on the Brooklyn docket from November 2018 for which she failed to make a court appearance.

12/26/2019 - A 34 year-old Jewish woman and her 3-year old son were assaulted in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn as they were coming out of the Dunkin Donuts store. According to the witnesses the attacker (an African American woman), approached the victims, yelled anti-Semitic slurs and hit the mother on the head with her beg. Good Samaritan intervened and followed the attacker until police showed up and arrested her. She was later released without bail and was ordered to attend twice-monthly mental health appointments. 

12/25/2019 - A 40 year old Hassidic Jewish man was walking home at 1 a.m. in Borough Park, Brooklyn when a young man, for no apparent reason, blocked his path and punched him in the face. The assailant run off leaving the victim with a bloody lip. The incident was caught on tape and is currently under investigation by local authorities.

12/24/2019 - Police are investigating a ani-Semitic incident that took place near Talmud Torah Siach Yitzchok yeshiva on Central Avenue in Far Rockaway, Queens around 9:40 a.m. The suspect dressed in a light jacket with a hoodie tried to enter the school but was turned away by security. He then walked over to the car where 44 year old mother of the yeshiva student was sitting, yelled few anti-Semitic slurs and spat at her through the open passenger window. The incident was caught on the surveillance camera and is currently under investigation.

12/24/2019 - A Hassidic man walking down the Union Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn around 6 p.m. was assaulted by a group of black teenagers. The victim was punched and knocked to the ground. One of the teenagers was filming the assault, an indication that it was a "beating of the Jew for fan", a problem that keeps repeating itself on the streets of Brooklyn. According to the reports NYPD Hate Crimes unit is investigating the incident while ADL is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators.

12/24/2019 - A group of African American teenagers began harassing a Hassidic man who was passing them at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Lincoln Place in Brooklyn. The surveillance video shows the Jewish man walking away when a couple of youths chased after him, punched him and hit him with the chair. Incident is under investigation.

12/23/2019 - A 65 year old Jewish men was punched in the face and kicked while on the ground in the Upper Eadst Side neighborhood of New York City. Police arrested a 28 year old Miami, Florida resident Steven Jorge, who was also heard hurling anti-Semitic insults. The assailant was arrested and charged with a hate crime.

12/19/2019 - A Paris appeals court ruled that the murderer of 66 year old Jewish kindergarten teacher Sarah Halimi was not responcible for his actions due to being under the influance of massive amount of cannabies. On April 4, 2017 Kobili Traore broke into victim's apartment, severely beat her and then threw her body from the balkony. He was also overheard yelling Alahu Akbar and calling Sarah Halimi a demon. Court also ordered the assailant to be hospitalized or made to attend a drug rehabilitation program.
 - One can only wonder if the judges making this decision were borrowed from ISIS (Islamic State) or Taliban. This case paints a very grim picture for the future of the Jews in France.

12/17/2019 - A Jewish woman riding a New York City subway began taking a video of the female passenger berating a Hassidic man for no apparent reason. She was spewing a barrage of antisemitic insults at him with chants of Allahu Akbar and wishing that more Jews were killed in the Jersey City grossery store massacre. She then proceeded to attach a young woman who was recording the incident and scratching her face. Police was called and the attacker was arrested.

12/13/2019 - Polish authorities arrested Jacek Miedlar, a former priest and leader of the far-right movement on the charges of public incitement against the Jewish people. According to reports, Mr. Miedlar is also responsible for publishing a manifesto that accuses Jews of betraying Poland when the country regained its independence in 1918.

12/10/2019 - Male and female members of the Black Hebrew Israelites shot their way into a kosher grocery store in Jersey City's Greenville section. Earlier they killed a 39 year old detective Joseph Seals, father of five. At the end of several hours shootout with police two assailants were killed. Unfortunately three people inside the supermarket were also killed. They were identified as Mindel Ferencz, 33, an owner who ran the market with her husband, Moshe Deutsch, 24, a rabbinical student from Brooklyn and Miguel Douglas Rodriguez, 49, a store employee.
- Jersey City Mayor, Steven Fullop, commented that “There is no question that this is a hate crime, and anti-Semitism should be called out aggressively and firmly immediately for what it is.”
- It must be noted that after the incident a video circulated on social media of local residents praising the shooters and demanding that Jews move out of area. 

12/4/2019 - Antisemitic vandals defaced over 100 gravestones in Westhoffen, France cemetery. They spray painted swastikas as well as number 14 which represents the white supremacist symbol. French authorities are investigating the incident. (Link to image).

12/2/2019 - Two men attacked a visiting Israeli rabbi as he left a Bobov Synagogue in Stamford Hill section of London at around 9:45 p.m. The assailants approached the rabbi shouting "dirty Jew; kill the Jews" as they threw him to the ground and carried on to viciously beat him. They kept at it until the passerby intervened. London police released the footage of the incident, which showed two young individuals with their faces obscured by hoods. Investigation of the incident is ongoing.

11/27/2019 - A group of five young men assaulted two Jewish teens in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. One of the teens had his yarmulke snatched and hit on the head, then turned to the second teen, grabing his hat and throwing it on the ground. Police treating the incident as a hate crime.

 

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