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Joe Biden Falsely Accuses Trump of Ignoring Antisemitism

Former Vice President Joe Biden renewed his accusation that President Donald Trump is ignoring antisemitism — even though the president condemned it at length, once again, just a few weeks ago. Biden, speaking to an online fundraising event, claimed that the president was “not saying a word” about antisemitism, according to the pool report (via…

Poll: Two-thirds of U.S. Jews Feel Less Safe than a Decade Ago

Nearly two-thirds of American Jews (63 percent) feel less safe today than a decade ago, according to a survey released by the Anti-Defamation League Tuesday. The poll, conducted before the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., found that more than half of America’s Jewry (54 percent) had witnessed an antisemitic incident in the past five years.…

Guardian Reviewer Compares Rabbi Shmuley Boteach to HBO’s ‘Nazi’ Collaborator

A TV review in the Guardian compares Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a lifelong anti-genocide activist, to a fictional rabbi in HBO’s The Plot Against America who collaborates in the rise of a Nazi-like, antisemitic regime in the U.S. The review, written by Charles Bramesco, compares Boteach to Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf, a character who backs Charles Lindbergh, the pioneering aviator…

Alleged Anti-Semitic Arsonist Released With No Bail In New York

January 08, 2020 5:55 PM ET James Polite, who was charged with hate crimes and arson after he allegedly set fire to seven Jewish sites and vandalized a synagogue, was released from jail without bail Tuesday, according to court records. Polite allegedly wrote “Die Jew Rats” and “Hitler” at the Union Temple of Brooklyn in…

Hanukkah Attack Suspect Charged with Federal Hate Crimes

Federal prosecutors on Monday filed hate crime charges against a machete-wielding man who stabbed five Jews during a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi’s house in Monsey, New York, on Saturday evening. Grafton E. Thomas was expected to appear in federal court in White Plains to face five counts of obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs by attempting…

New York City Increases Police Presence in Jewish Neighborhoods After Attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is increasing its police presence in some Brooklyn neighborhoods with large Jewish populations after possibly anti-Semitic attacks during the Hanukkah holiday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said after the latest episode happened Friday. Besides making officers more visible in Borough Park, Crown Heights and Williamsburg, police will boost visits…

Police Investigate Vandalism of Synagogue in California

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Beverly Hills police are investigating the vandalism of a synagogue Saturday after an employee arrived at the place of worship to discover an open door, overturned furniture and damage to several relics. Police said in a statement that they are investigating the incident at the Nessah Synagogue as a hate…

General Election Candidate Safia Ali Dropped by Labour Over Antisemitic Social Media Posts

Scottish Labour has expressed its “deep regret” over selecting a woman who had allegedly made antisemitic social media posts in the past as its candidate to fight the seat of Falkirk in December’s snap general election. The Labour Party said it took “immediate action” to remove “Community Development Practitioner” Safia Ali as their candidate in…

Ilhan Omar Accused of Antisemitic ‘Dog Whistle’ over Remark on Michael Bloomberg

Freshman congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is once again facing accusations of antisemitism, this time for her response to an endorsement received by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for president in 2020. On Saturday afternoon, Omar responded to an article quoting Leon Cooperman, a billionaire hedge fund manager who is Jewish, stating he…

Nearly Two-Thirds of Germans Say Antisemitism Has Increased in Germany

Around two-thirds of Germans feel antisemitic attitudes have increased in Germany, while more than a quarter holds some sort of antisemitic belief, according to a study. Reinhard Schramm, chairman of the Jewish community in Erfurt, has claimed that antisemitic attitudes have been pushed from the fringes of society into the mainstream, Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio…

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