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United States / 30-03-2017

Police arrest 14-year-old after rock thrown through synagogue’s window

Police have made an arrest in the vandalism of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai synagogue in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia.  Investigators tell Eyewitness News the suspect is a 14-year-old boy.  There is no word on ...

Denmark / 29-03-2017

The Copenhagen Jazz Festival has retracted its earlier decision to boycott Israeli artists

The Copenhagen Jazz Festival has retracted its earlier decision to boycott Israeli  artists

The Copenhagen Jazz Festival has retracted its earlier decision to boycott Israeli  artists The announcement of the festival 

Israel / 23-03-2017

Jewish youth arrested in Israel over antisemitic threats abroad

Jewish youth arrested in Israel over antisemitic threats abroad

Michael Kaydar, a Jewish youth was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of antisemitic threats in countries around the world, police said.  Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said Kaydar was "a resident ...

Britain / 23-03-2017

Mayor of London’s new police and crime plan offers few clues on fight against antisemitism

Mayor of London’s new police and crime plan offers few clues on fight against antisemitism

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and the Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) have released the Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021 — “A Safer City for All Londoners” following a public consultation. ...

United States / 23-03-2017

Minnesota university denounces antisemitism after Muslim student body president’s tweets resurface

Minnesota university denounces antisemitism after Muslim student body president’s tweets resurface

Minnesota university denounces antisemitism after Muslim student body president’s tweets resurface   The president of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, is denouncing antisemitism after a tweet by the school’s student body ...

Britain / 22-03-2017

London universities cancel events featuring anti-Israel activist

London universities cancel events featuring anti-Israel activist

The University of East London and Middlesex University cancelled scheduled book launches for Richard Falk, former United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Palestine.   “The University of East London has taken the difficult ...

United States / 21-03-2017

Man charged after offensive posters found on UIC campus

A 21-year-old suburban man was charged in connection with offensive fliers found on the University of Illinois at Chicago's campus recently.  The university said Matthew Urbanik, of Schaumburg, was charged Thursday with one ...

Britain / 19-03-2017

Google to revamp ad policies after U.K., big brands boycott

Google to revamp ad policies after U.K., big brands boycott

Google, the primary revenue driver for Alphabet Inc., announced changes to its advertising policies after major brands pulled ads from the platform because they appeared alongside offensive content, such as ...

United States / 19-03-2017

4 people arrested in vandalism of Chandler family's menorah into swastika

4 people arrested in vandalism of Chandler family's menorah into swastika

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of contorting a Chandler family's decorative light-up menorah into a swastika in December.    Chandler police responded early on Dec. 30 after Naomi and Seth Ellis said they ...

Germany / 19-03-2017

Germany plans to fine social media sites over hate speech

Germany plans to fine social media sites over hate speech

Germany plans a new law calling for social networks like Facebook to remove slanderous or threatening online postings quickly or face fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 mln).    "This (draft law) sets ...

Ireland / 19-03-2017

University in warning to organisers of anti-Israel conference

University in warning to organisers of anti-Israel conference

A top Irish university has warned the organisers of a three-day conference debating  the right of Israel to exist about claiming the event has the backing of the academic institution.    Officials at University College ...

United Nations / 17-03-2017

Head of U.N.'s ESCWA resigns over report on 'apartheid' Israel

Head of U.N.'s ESCWA resigns over report on 'apartheid' Israel

Rima Khalaf, the head of the United Nation's West Asia commission resigned on Friday, after what she described as pressure from the secretary general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing ...

United Nations / 17-03-2017

UN chief requests report accusing Israel of ‘apartheid’ be pulled from web

UN chief requests report accusing Israel of ‘apartheid’ be pulled from web

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has requested the removal of a report accusing Israel of apartheid from the website of the UN body that published it, Reuters reported Friday, citing an unnamed official in the international ...

France / 15-03-2017

Alan Sorrell was sentenced to three months in jail following a painting denying the Holocaust

Alan Sorrell was sentenced to three months in jail following a painting denying the Holocaust

On Tuesday, March 14th, the Criminal Court in Paris sentenced the essayist, Alan Sorrell, to three months in prison for crimes against humanity and racist insults. This is the first ...

United States / 15-03-2017

University of Illinois, Ohio State reject divestment measures

Students at the University of Illinois and Ohio State University voted down measures urging their schools to divest from companies complicit in Palestinian human rights violations.    The Illinois referendum was rejected late last ...

15-03-2017

The BDS movement claimed eight victories in 2016. they were all actually losses

The BDS movement claimed eight victories in 2016. they were all actually losses

By David Gerstman  One of the key tactics of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign is to make claims that are, at best, overstated, and in many cases provably false, in order to ...

United States / 11-03-2017

Antisemitism bill passes SC House

Antisemitism bill passes SC House

The S.C. House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed an antisemitism bill that pro-Palestinian student groups denounced last month as an effort to suppress criticism of Israel on S.C. college campuses.  House members voted 103-3 in favor of state ...

10-03-2017

Investigators say threats to Jewish groups in U.S. and UK are linked

Scotland Yard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating more than a hundred bomb threats made to Jewish groups in the United States and Britain since Jan. 7, U.S. and UK ...

Britain / 10-03-2017

Far-right extremist jailed for antisemitic hate speech

Far-right extremist jailed for antisemitic hate speech

A far-right extremist who made a speech at an anti-Jewish demonstration in London and posted over 100 racist comments on Facebook has been sentenced to four years in prison.  Lawrence Burns (23) was convicted ...

09-03-2017

Twitter account of white supremacist David Duke briefly suspended

Twitter account of white supremacist David Duke briefly suspended

The Twitter account of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was reinstated a day after it was suspended following a tweet in which he called to “SHUT DOWN a few synagogues.”   Duke’s account was ...

United States / 09-03-2017

State Senate passes anti-hate crime bills after JCC threats

State Senate passes anti-hate crime bills after JCC threats

A week after Jewish institutions across the country received dozens of antisemitic threats, the state Senate passed a package of bills from the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) aimed at cracking down on hate ...

United States / 08-03-2017

Miami Beach Police arrest suspect in keying of swastikas into cars

Miami Beach Police arrest suspect in keying of swastikas into cars

Police have arrested a homeless man for scratching swastikas into cars in Miami Beach last month, officials said Tuesday.  Timothy Merriam, 61, was arrested on charges including criminal mischief and criminal mischief with an impairment ...

Czech / 08-03-2017

Czech court upholds suspended sentence for antisemitic text

Czech court upholds suspended sentence for antisemitic text

The regional court in Brno upheld a one-year sentence with a two-year probation for Adam B. Bartos, leader of the small far-right party National Democracy, for an antisemitic text they posted in ...

United States / 08-03-2017

Nearly 200 march in Las Vegas to combat antisemitism

Nearly 200 march in Las Vegas to combat antisemitism

University of Nevada Las Vegas students and local Jewish community leaders are calling for an end to recent acts of antisemitism in Las Vegas and across the United States.  Nearly 200 protesters marched Monday ...

United States / 07-03-2017

All 100 senators demand action on antisemitic bomb threats

All 100 senators demand action on antisemitic bomb threats

All 100 senators on Tuesday demanded action in response to the latest wave of antisemitic bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers around the country. The request came in a letter written by Sens. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Marco ...

Britain / 05-03-2017

Jaroslaw Goloshko convicted after shouting “Heil Hitler” and performing Nazi salute at Jews on Christmas day

Jaroslaw Goloshko has been convicted of a racially aggravated public order offence after choosing to spend his Christmas Day last year shouting “Heil Hitler” and performing a Nazi salute directed at Jewish passersby. ...

United States / 04-03-2017

Following cemetery vandalism, hundreds rally against hate crimes in Philadelphia

	 Following cemetery vandalism, hundreds rally against hate crimes in Philadelphia

 Hundreds of protesters attended a demonstration against hate crimes in Philadelphia following the recent vandalism at a Jewish cemetery and hate crimes across the country. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia ...

France / 03-03-2017

teen sentenced to seven years in prison for attacking French Jewish teacher

teen sentenced to seven years in prison for attacking French Jewish teacher

A teenager who attacked a Jewish teacher in France with a machete was sentenced to seven years in jail on Thursday by a French juvenile court, judicial sources said.  The 17-year-old was convicted at a ...

United States / 03-03-2017

Arrest made in anti-defamation league headquarters, JCC threats

Arrest made in anti-defamation league headquarters, JCC threats

 An arrest was made in connection with the bomb threat called into the national headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League on the East Side last month.    Juan Thompson, 31, was arrested in St. ...

Germany / 02-03-2017

A young man ordered to pay a fine of 1500 euros for urinating on a Holocaust memorial

A young man ordered to pay a fine of 1500 euros for urinating on a Holocaust memorial

A 22-year old man was convicted in court of descerating a Holocaust memorial in Berlin and charged with a fine of 1500 euros. He urinated on the memorial commemorating the Jews ...

Poland / 02-03-2017

Five men were convicted of pasting antisemitic posters

Five men were convicted of pasting antisemitic posters

The trial was conducted behind closed doors. The reasoning of the verdict was also not voiced in public. The district court in Lublin issued five men with suspended sentences as well ...

United States / 02-03-2017

California Bishop responds to antisemitic cemetery desecrations, bomb threats

California Bishop responds to antisemitic cemetery desecrations, bomb threats

The following is a statement from the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California.  On behalf of the Episcopal Diocese of California, I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the families and ...

Germany / 02-03-2017

Man fined €1,500 for peeing on Berlin Holocaust Memorial

Man fined €1,500 for peeing on Berlin Holocaust Memorial

A young man was fined for desecrating the Holocaust Memorial, which he said he was too drunk to recognize.A court in Berlin on Wednesday found 22-year-old Jamal W. guilty of ...