NYC Hate Crimes Reported in 2019 Double Same Period Last Year

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) – The number of hate crimes reported to the New York Police Department this year is nearly double the number reported in 2018 during the same...

Last Terrorist Wanted for Murder of Daniel Pearl Arrested

(JTA) — Pakistan has arrested the last terrorist wanted in the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Jewish-American journalist Daniel Pearl. Azim Jan, a commander of the TTP, or the Tehreek...

Israeli Embassy in Finland Attacked 15 Times in Past 18 Months

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli Embassy in Finland has been vandalized by neo-Nazi and far right extremists for at least the 15th time in the last year...

Abbas Issues Apology for Antisemitic Speech

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday offered an apology after he was accused of antisemitism for suggesting that historic persecution of European Jews had been caused by their...

Netflix’s Plan to Air Laudatory Farrakhan Documentary Sparks Outrage

The online streaming giant Netflix is set to air a documentary that celebrates the life of Nation of Islam leader and prominent antisemite Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan tweeted on Tuesday, “On August...

RA Who Threatened to ‘Physically Fight Zionists’ Steps Down From Position

A student at Stanford University who had threatened to assault Zionist peers has stepped down from his job as a resident assistant. In a statement shared on Friday, Hamzeh Daoud — who pledged last...

Trump to Name LA Prosecutor, Iraq War Vet to Antisemitism Post

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump is set to name a Los Angeles prosecutor to be the State Department’s envoy for anti-Semitism. The post has been empty...

Jewish Home in New Jersey Vandalized With Hate Symbols

(JTA) — A Jewish home in New Jersey that was recently vacated was vandalized inside and out with hate symbols and antisemitic phrases. The home on a wooded, 10-acre property...

LA Man Arrested for Ripping Wigs From Orthodox Jewish Women

(JTA) — Los Angeles police have arrested a man who they say has been snatching wigs off the heads of Orthodox Jewish women in North Hollywood. Police believe the man...

Jewish Agency Chief Warns of Antisemitic ‘Plague’ in Europe – Jews face a growing threat in Europe because of rampant antisemitism, Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog said on Wednesday at a European Jewish Congress event. The event was held...
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  Irresponsible Advice Dear Editor, I was extremely dismayed to read “Monsey Stabber: A Halachic Analysis” in the January 3 issue. The author, although insisting he was...

UK Classifies Hezbollah as Terrorist Group, Freezes Its Assets

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The United Kingdom designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group and froze its assets. The Finance Ministry move, which was...

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