June 1 2020

Anti-Semitism

Iran’s Khamenei Lashes Out in Anti-Semitic Tweets Against Israel, UK

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Khamenei on Sunday issued a series of antisemitic-laced tweets against Israel, also blaming Britain for creating Israel.

Missouri Lawmakers Approve Anti-BDS Bill

Lawmakers in Missouri passed a bill on Thursday to ban the state from doing business with companies who boycott Israel, The Associated Press reports.

Holy Jewish Site of Esther & Mordechai Set Ablaze in Iran – Reports

National Director of Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Jonathan Greenblatt announced Friday on Twitter that the tomb of Esther and Mordechai in Iran was torched.

Data Reveals that Antisemitic Incidents Reached a New High in the United States in 2019

Statistics show antisemitic-related incidents increased by over 12% in the US in 2019; Different occurrences include harassment, vandalism & even assault

Couple Arrested for Tearing Off Masks of Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn

A couple in NYC was arrested Monday after trying to rip off masks of 3 ultra-Orthodox Jews, in addition to yelling antisemitic slurs, according to reports.

Disgusting: New York Times reports on Israeli Defense Ministry as ‘Best Known’ for Killing People

In a tweet, the NYT presented the Defense Ministry’s Research and Development section as “best known” for killing people and blowing things up.

Spate of Anti-Semitic Incidents Leads to Stark Warning from WZO

Latest series of anti-Semitic events cropped up across Europe in recent days triggered call for governments & Jewish communities to not remain complacent.

German Military Counter-Intelligence Omits Israel from Map, Apologizes

The German military counter-intelligence service on Wednesday deleted Israel from a map that included the Middle East, prompting a swift correction.

Finnish Amnesty Int’l board member says Israel worse than Hezbollah

A prominent Finnish physicist and board member on the NGO Amnesty International was hit with criticism after calling Israel worse than Hezbollah.

UK Publisher Pulls Textbook Following Complaints of Anti-Israel Bias

British educational publisher Hodder Education has withdrawn a secondary-education textbook following complaints of anti-Israel bias.

UK Labour General Secretary Formby Resigns After Anti-semitism Report Leak

UK Labour Party General Secretary resigned from her post on Monday following the leak of a bombshell report on antisemitism within the party weeks prior.

ICC Chief Prosecutor Insists Tribunal has “Authority” to Investigate Israeli Conduct

ICC chief prosecutor insisted Thursday that PA can be considered a state, hence the court can conduct an investigation into Israel's alleged "war crimes"

De Blasio: ‘No Regrets’ for Singling Out Jewish Comunity for Violating Social Distancing

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio faced major backlash over a tweet that singled out the “Jewish community” in threatening arrests for not social distancing.

Anti-Semitic Fliers Left at Homes and on Cars in Montana City

Two fliers described by local media as anti-Semitic were placed in front of homes and on cars in Livingston, Montana. One flyer read, “With Jews You Lose.”

Danish Bible Society’s Translation Omits Dozens of References to Israel

The Danish Bible Society has omitted dozens of references to Israel from translations of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.

Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Anti-Semites’ Latest Weapon?

Since start of the coronavirus, there's been a rise in anti-Semitic content online, particularly conspiracies accusing Jews, Israel of spreading the virus.

Neo-Nazis Crash Holocaust Survivor’s Zoom Testimony

Neo-Nazis on Monday crashed a Holocaust Memorial Day event hosted by the Israeli Embassy in Germany on the Zoom video app.

Anti-Semitic Monsey Stabbing Attack Suspect Declared Unfit to Stand Trial

Suspect accused of killing a man & stabbed 4 others with a machete during a Hannukah celebration in Monsey, NY has been declared mentally unfit for trial.

Israel to Palestinian Authority: Stop Slandering us or Face Repercussions

The PA must stop spreading falsehoods against Israel during the COVID-19 crisis or face repercussions, the COGAT Major-General warned on Friday.

Massachusetts Man Arrested After Allegedly Attempting To Blow Up Jewish Nursing Home

Massachusetts man charged with two counts of attempted arson after allegedly attempting to blow up a Jewish nursing home with a five-gallon gas canister.

Arsonist Torches Synagogue in Northern Russia

A synagogue in northern Russia was severely damaged in a fire that the local Jewish community said was caused by arsonists.

As Coronavirus Spreads in Germany, so does Antisemitism

Germany has seen an increase of antisemitism along with the rise in coronavirus cases, the country’s antisemitism commissioner said.

Racist, Extremist Groups Encourage Targeting of Cops & Jews with COVID-19

The FBI issued a warning that individuals belonging to an extremist group blame Jews for virus spread, intend to target Jews & police with COVID-19

Palestinian News Outlet Refers to Israel as ‘More Dangerous than All of Nature’s Viruses’

Palestinian news outlet refers to Israeli policy as more dangerous than COVID-19 and accuses Israel of deliberately spreading the virus into PA territories

ICC Decision on Israel Delayed by Coronavirus Shutdown

The ICC’s decision about a full criminal probe of Israelis for 'war crimes' will likely be delayed by at least a month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Canadian Arabic newspaper publishes article Praising Terrorism, accusing Jews of blood libel

An Arabic-language Canadian newspaper has published an article praising Palestinian terrorists and accusing Israel of burying prisoners alive and stealing their organs.

Austrian Parliament condemns BDS movement as antisemitic

Austria’s parliament unanimously passed a resolution Thursday condemning BDS as antisemitic, and urging that the anti-Israel movement not be supported.

1 in 5 Europeans says secret Jewish cabal runs the world, survey finds

In each of the countries polled, a representative sample of 1,000 adults was presented with 45 questions or statements about Jewish people and Israel.

Top Spanish Diplomat ‘Horrified’ at Anti-Semitic Holocaust-Themed Carnival Parade

Spain’s foreign minister condemns carnival featuring gun-toting Nazis, lines of dancing Jewish victims after Israeli ambassador expressed outrage.

Deed on Montreal-area home contains clause preventing sale to Jewish People

It was discovered that a farmer in Canada included a clause refusing sale to Jewish people when he subdivided into lots, sold his property 60 years ago.

Anti-Semitic Belgium parade features costumes of Jews with insect bodies

A Belgium Parade adopts anti-Jewish tropes, mock ultra-Orthodox garb, don hooked noses; "Protesting" backlash for Anti-Semitism the previous year.

Anti-Semitic Media Outlet ‘TruNews’ Permanently banned from YouTube

TruNews, a not so "Christian" platform that regularly releases anti-Semitic videos, said on Thursday that it had been permanently banned from YouTube.

German shooter reportedly wanted to ‘eliminate’ Israel, other Mideast countries

The shooter who murdered 10 in Germany on Wednesday was an extremist who reportedly said he wanted to exterminate people from Asia, North Africa & Israel.

UK school textbook asks how creation of Israel was cause of 9/11 attacks

UK textbook (currently in use) asks how the 9/11 terrorist attacks perpetrated by al-Qaeda could be connected to the establishment of the State of Israel.

Russian Lower Parliament Calls for Relaxing Rules on Racist Nazi symbols

Lower house votes to lift ban on public display of swastikas along with other logos, amendment still must be passed by senate, signed into law by Putin

Security firm owner explains why their company is ‘proud’ to be on UN business blacklist

An Israeli business says they're proud to be on UN's blacklist of businesses operating over pre-1967 lines, as they provide vital protection for Israelis

United Nations Blacklists Companies with Ties to Israeli Settlements

The UN Wednesday published their blacklist of Israeli businesses that operate over the pre-1967 lines, in east Jerusalem, West Bank and Golan Heights.

Arab Media Falsely Accuses US, Israel of Coronavirus Conspiracy Against China

Numerous reports in Arab press accused the US and Israel of being behind the creation, spread of the deadly coronavirus as part of a war against China.

German lawyer sues Expedia for denying service to Israeli

Prominent German attorney files lawsuit against Expedia for denying service to an Israeli passenger who wanted to fly on a Kuwait Airways plane.

Brooklyn woman arrested, charged with hate crime for slapping Jewish women

A Brooklyn woman who made headlines for slapping three Jewish women in December — and then quickly being released from jail — has been charged with federal hate crimes.

Germany warns of ‘mass exit’ of Jews if anti-Semitism persists

Insults and attacks against Jews have become ‘a daily occurrence,’ says Berlin’s foreign minister, calling for tougher action across Europe.

Anti-Semitic Writing Scrawled on Auschwitz survivor’s door in Italy reading, “Jew Here”, in German

“Juden Hier,” German for “Jew Here,” with Star of David was written in black paint on the door of now-deceased women who survived Nazi concentration camps.