Stir Over Priest's 'Anti-Semitic Remarks'

July 13, 2007

Author: Adam Easton

Source: BBC News


Father Tadeusz Rydzyk, 62, allegedly called the Polish president, Lech Kaczynski, a "swindler" who had bowed to pressure from the Jewish lobby to compensate people for property lost during and after World War II.

The comments came to light last week after the weekly magazine, Wprost, published excerpts and subsequently a tape, from a private lecture it said the...

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Orthodox Town Grows Fast in N.Y.

July 6, 2007

Source: JTA.org


An Orthodox Jewish town about an hour from Manhattan grew faster than any other community in New York state from 2000 to 2006.

Kiryas Joel, in Orange County, grew by 51 percent in six years, to 20,071 residents from 13,273, according to census data published in The New York Times. In absolute terms, only New York City added more residents during that period.

After Kiryas Joel, founded in 1977 by...

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British PM Appoints Rabbi

July 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA


Britain's new prime minister appointed Rabbi Dame Julia Neuberger to his Cabinet.

Neuberger will advise Prime Minister Gordon Brown on issues relating to the voluntary sector, especially in the arena of public health services, the area on which she speaks for the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.

The appointment was announced over the...

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ADL Sponsors 'Streetball Hafla' Summer Camp for Arab and Jewish Teenagers

June 29, 2007

Source: Anti-Defamation League


Jerusalem, June 29, 2007 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) teamed up with the Israeli Ministry of Science, Culture and Sports to put together a unique basketball summer camp for Arab and Jewish teenagers in the Galilee.

The camp, dubbed "Streetball Hafla," involved some 160 teenagers and their coaches from 14 villages and communities in northern Israel. They participated in a three-day...

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Britain Vows to Act Against Increased Anti-Semitism

April 19, 2007

Author: Jonny Paul

Source: The Canadian Jewish News


LONDON — Responding to a parliamentary inquiry into the rising tide of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom, the British government made 35 recommendations to combat what one official called “the absolute scourge of our society.”

The recommendations include: improving the recording and reporting of anti-Semitic incidents, reviewing...

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Vigil Set to Raise Barrier to Hate

April 19, 2007

Author: Erin Conroy

Source: The Boston Globe


Members of Temple Shalom of Milton and other local congregations -- angered that swastikas were drawn on the temple property last weekend during Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance -- are planning a townwide vigil Sunday to show solidarity in the face of such hate crimes.

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Milton Temple Vandals ‘A Clear Threat’

April 17, 2007


Source: Patriot-Ledger


MILTON - Local clergy and town officials are rallying around Temple Shalom, where vandals drew swastikas on the same day of the congregation’s Holocaust memorial services.

‘‘That this happened on the same day the Jewish community observed Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day, seems...

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Blast Sets Off Calls for Hate-Crimes Unit

April 5, 2007

Author: Michelle Lalonde

Source: Montreal Gazette


A homemade bomb that exploded at the entrance to a Jewish community centre in Snowdon late Tuesday has some members of Montreal's Jewish community demanding police set up a permanent hate-crimes squad.

Police were called at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday by employees of...

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Police Investigating Swastika Graffiti as Possible Hate Crime

April 3, 2007

Author: Henry K. Lee

Source: San Francisco Chronicle


The discovery of a swastika on a wall of San Francisco's largest synagogue on the eve of Passover is being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said Monday.

Someone apparently used blue spray paint to apply a 10-inch symbol on a wall of Temple Emanu-El on Lake Street as early as Sunday, said...

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Plan for Muslim Prayer in Senate Angers Some

April 3, 2007

Author: R.G. Ratcliffe

Source: Houston Chronicle


AUSTIN -- The first prayer ever by a Muslim cleric in the Texas Senate will be delivered today --outraging some conservatives because it is occurring just before Easter.

The invocation will be delivered by the Imam Yusuf Kavakci of the Dallas Central Mosque at the invitation of state Sen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano....

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Government Outlines Action to 'Stamp Out' Anti-Semitism

March 29, 2007

Author: Phil Woolas

Source: 24dash.com


Race and Faith Minister Phil Woolas today pledged to step up action to eradicate antisemitism in a report strongly condemning the increase in incidents in the UK.

Today's response forms part of a comprehensive cross-government strategy to tackle faith and race hate crime.

The response to the all-party enquiry into antisemitism outlines new work...

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