anti-Semitism

S.C. Football Player Claims Anti-Semitic Assault

10/23/2012

(JTA) – A South Carolina teenager said he was beaten by teammates on his middle school’s football team because he is Jewish.

Caspian Driscoll, 15, of Fort Mill told NBC-TV Charlotte that the incident occurred on Oct. 10 on the team bus.

Driscoll reportedly asked his teammates to be quiet so he could wish his grandmother a happy birthday by cell phone. They shouted anti-Semitic insults, he told NBC Charlotte, adding that they had made similar insults in the past.

Anti-Semitic attacks in France rise 45 percent this year

French-Jewish security unit counts 386 incidents between January and September.

10/11/2012

France has seen a 45 percent increase in anti-Semitic attacks reported through August from the corresponding period a year ago.

In one of three recent incidents reported by SPCJ, the security unit of France’s Jewish communities, unidentified assailants near Paris injured a Jewish woman in her sukkah on Oct. 5.

The Best Place To Die

If you had to die, where would you do it?

An Israeli professor of economics at Stanford University suggests a kibbutz.

His grandmother, an unlettered seamstress who fled anti-Semitism in her native Poland to Kibbutz Negba, died there with the best, around-the-clock care.

How do kibbutzim not only survive, but thrive? Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons

Fears That A Filmmaker’s Lies Have Legs

Fallout from the furor over an anti-Islam movie and its false Jewish connections.

09/20/2012

There was no Israeli-American real estate developer named Sam Bacile, and the 100 Jews he claimed had financed his anti-Islam film were fictitious as well.

Both fabrications were offered to the media apparently to hide the true identity of the Egyptian Christian from Southern California who has since been fingered as the main figure behind the film that sparked violence across the Muslim world.

Palestinians burn an American flag at UN headquarters in Gaza City in protest against anti-Islam film. Photos by Getty Images

Michigan St. Student Says Attack Was Anti-Semitism

08/28/2012

 A Jewish student at Michigan State University said he was attacked at an off-campus party in what he is calling a hate crime.

Just before the assault, which broke his jaw, Zach Tennen said his attackers asked him if he was Jewish, according to reports.

Tennen, 19, a resident of suburban Detroit, said he answered in the affirmative. He told WDIV-TV in Detroit that his attackers also “were making Nazi and Hitler symbols and they said they were part of the KKK.”

MSU Student Says Attack at Party Was Anti-Semitic

08/28/2012

(JTA) -- A Jewish student at Michigan State University was attacked in what he is calling a hate crime at an-off campus party.

Just before the assault, which broke his jaw, Zach Tennen said his attackers asked him if he was Jewish, WDIV Detroit reported.

Tennen, 19, a resident of suburban Detroit, said he answered in the affirmative. He told the television station that his attackers also "were making Nazi and Hitler symbols and they said they were part of the KKK."

Cases Of Mistaken Religious Identity

 

Wade Page, the White supremacist who stands accused of killing six people in a shooting rampage two weeks ago at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and apparently did his murderous deeds at a Sikh religious institution because of a common error.

He thought the Sikhs were Muslims.

Sikh men and many devout Muslim men sport beards and head coverings – turbans in the case of Sikhs; various items, including knitted white skullcaps, in the case of Muslims.

Keeping An Eye On Hate

08/07/2012
Editorial

The latest report issued by the division of the State Department that monitors anti-Semitism on an international basis contained an upsetting amount of news, which is not unexpected — any update, besides a total eradication of the phenomenon that is often called the “world’s oldest hatred,” is certain to be of concern.

State Dept. Report Cites Rising Tide Of Anti-Semitism

07/31/2012

The U.S. State Department’s report on religious freedom described a “global increase” in anti-Semitism and said the “rising tide of anti-Semitism” was among the key trends of last year.

The executive summary of the report for 2011, released Monday, also detailed the “impact of political and demographic transitions on religious minorities” and “the effects of conflict on religious freedom.”

The State Department’s Hannah Rosenthal pressed for inclusion on anti-Semitism monitoring in annual report.

Finally! Advice on Whether or Not Jewish Boys are Dateable!

When my friend sent me a link with “date-jewish-boy” in the URL, I had hoped that Andrew Garfield had finally decided to ask me out.  Alas, instead I was sent this article by the “Elite Daily.”

The Elite Daily, an online magazine, claims to be “The Voice of Generation-Y.”  The article is entitled “Would You Date: The Jewish Boy.”

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