anti-Semitism

Despite ‘Knockouts,’ Anti-Semitism Down

Overall numbers follow long trend, but rise in city assaults ‘disturbing.’

04/01/2014
Staff Writer

The Anti-Defamation League this week reported that anti-Semitic incidents are continuing a decade-long decrease.

The Guardian Angels patrol in Brooklyn after string of “knockout attacks.”  Adam Dickter

From A 2012 ADL Survey Of Europe

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“Levels of anti-Semitism have increased most dramatically in Hungary.”

Hungarian Jews Today

Bigotry, Holocaust distortion confront a community balancing fear and hope.

03/12/2014
Associate Editor

Seventy years after the decimation of Hungarian Jewry in 1944, the surviving community is balancing fear and hope in a country that has rarely rewarded the latter.

Members of the Hungarian Jewish community and their supporters protest the election of a far-right party. Getty Images

Wiesenthal Center Lists Top 10 Anti-Jewish Slurs Of 2013

01/02/2014
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is number one on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs.

Referring to Israel as the “rabid dog in the region,” Khamenei also said: “Its leaders look like beasts and cannot be called human,” according to the list released on Tuesday.

Two Teens Nabbed in Long Island Menorah Vandalism

Second Year Menorah Damaged by Vandals

12/03/2013
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Two 15-year-olds from Lake Ronkonkoma, L.I., were arrested Wednesday by detectives of the Suffolk County Police Hate Crimes Unit and charged with criminal mischief for damaging a menorah Monday in Raynor County Park, Ronkonkoma, L.I.

The teenagers, who were charged as juvenile delinquents, were given field appearance tickets and released to the custody of their parents. They are scheduled to appear in Family Court in Central Islip at a later date.

ADL Raps Kanye West For 'Classic Anti-Semitism'

12/02/2013
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The Anti-Defamation League denounced recent comments by hip-hop star Kanye West as "classic anti-Semitism."

In a radio interview, West defended President Obama’s difficulty in passing his policies, saying “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people.”

West made the comments on New York City’s 105.1 FM. The interview reportedly escaped notice until the Israeli daily Haaretz reported on it on Friday.

"There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government," said ADL national director Abraham Foxman in a statement.  "As a celebrity with a wide following, Kanye West should know better.  We hope that he will take responsibility for his words, understand why they are so offensive, and apologize to those he has offended.”

Kanye West, seen here at an Apple press event in September, once said people treated him like Hitler. Getty Images

Hate Crimes Undercount Feared

11/26/2013
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Jews were the targets of far more religion-based hate crimes than any other group in 2012, according to just-released statistics from the FBI.

Hate crimes, like this vandalism in Alexandria, Va., are declining according to reported numbers. Photo courtesy ADL

Orange County Jewish Leaders On Edge Amid State Rise In Anti-Semitism

In wake of Pine Bush lawsuit, plans for housing complex for chasidim seen furthering tensions.

11/13/2013
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Jewish leaders in upstate Orange County are treading lightly in the wake of reports that three Jewish families have sued the Pine Bush School District claiming it is rife with anti-Semitism.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into allegations of anti-Semitism at Pine Bush schools. Getty Images

ADL Sees Slight Decline In U.S. Anti-Semitism

At centennial conference, survey cites sharp decline in hateful attitudes among blacks and Hispanics.

10/31/2013
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Twelve percent of Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League timed for release at the centennial meeting of its national commission in Manhattan this week.

This year's percentage of anti-Semites represents a steep drop from the first survey in 1964. ADL Media

Lisa Kudrow Speaks Out On Jewishness, Anti-Semitism

'Friends' star discusses Holocaust, nose job and bias among college friends.

10/29/2013
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Actor Lisa Kudrow's relatives lost in the Holocaust, her own experiences with anti-Semitism, and her decision to get a nose job were among the topics she discussed in a lengthy interview with the Saturday Evening Post.

Kudrow is best known for her role on "Friends" as Phoebe Buffay, as well as comedic film roles such as "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" and her Internet series, "Web Therapy," recently seen on Showtime. But there was nothing funny about the hate she encountered as a student at Vassar College, she said in the interview.

"In college there was more anti-Semitism than before college," she explained, "Because there were people who never met a Jew before. A friend of mine, when she found out I was Jewish, said, 'Really? Oh, I don’t like Jews.'”

 

She mentioned taking Jewish history classes and learning Hebrew during her time at Vassar, as well as asking Elie Wiesel for his autograph. ("How do you get any bigger than that?").  

A nose for news: Lisa Kudrow says rhinoplasty changed her life. Getty Images
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