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17 Bodies Thrown in Well Point to Medieval Hate Crime

Researchers say individuals were Jewish, perhaps killed during antisemitic riot

(Newser) - Almost 20 years after the jumbled bodies of 17 men, women, and children were found at the bottom of a medieval well in Norwich, England, researchers believe they know why they were thrown in there, many of them headfirst: It was an antisemitic hate crime. In sequencing DNA preserved in...

Anti-Semitic Threats Mount to Judge Who Signed Warrant

Florida synagogue increases security after search of Trump's home

(Newser) - Approval of the search of former President Donald Trump's home has brought a federal magistrate judge in Florida—and his synagogue—a deluge of anti-Semitic threats. Temple Beth David has added security and canceled an outdoor service because of the threats, Politico reports. The attacks against Magistrate Judge Bruce...

NYPD: Woman Spit on Boy Because He's Jewish

Christina Darling, 21, accused in anti-Semitic incident outside synagogue

(Newser) - A New York City woman with the last name of Darling was allegedly anything but to an 8-year-old Jewish boy and his younger siblings who were playing in their neighborhood, CNN reports. Christina Darling, 21, has been arrested in connection with a Jan. 14 incident outside a Brooklyn synagogue. She...

At American Synagogues, a New Normal Takes Shape
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At American Synagogues, a New Normal Takes Shape

Armed guards, traffic barriers, safety training

(Newser) - Will there be copycats? That is the "palpable fear" at synagogues around the country after the hostage-taking in Texas over the weekend, an exec with the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York tells the New York Times . Mitchell D. Silber adds a jarring observation: “More and more,...

Tech Firm Mogul's Antisemitic Email: 'Jews Are Behind This'

Entrata's Dave Bateman resigns from board after tying Jewish people to vaccine conspiracy theory

(Newser) - "I write this email knowing that many of you will think I'm crazy after reading it." That's how Utah tech entrepreneur and GOP fundraiser Dave Bateman started off his message to state leaders and members of the tech industry on Tuesday, suggesting he had at least...

Teen's Alleged Journal Entry: 'I Set a Synagogue on Fire'

Authorities say Franklin Barrett Sechriest, 18, was found with Nazi propaganda

(Newser) - A Texas teenager set fire to an Austin synagogue before confessing to the act in a journal that included racial slurs, authorities say. Texas State University student Franklin Barrett Sechriest, who resigned as a private in the Texas National Guard earlier this month, was arrested Friday on charges of arson...

Nazi Symbols Appear Outside Jewish Lawmaker's Office

New York protesters were speaking out against vaccine mandates

(Newser) - Anti-vaccine mandate protesters displayed a swastika and yellow Star of David outside the office of New York state lawmaker Jeffrey Dinowitz, who is Jewish, on Sunday. The protest, organized by Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, came after Dinowitz, a Democrat representing part of the Bronx, sponsored a bill in October...

Nations, Church Decry Displays of Anti-Semitism on Holiday

Polish nationalists shouted 'Death to Jews' during Independence Day celebrations

(Newser) - Israeli and Polish government officials on Saturday condemned an antisemitic incident involving Polish nationalists chanting "Death to Jews" on Poland's Independence Day this week. Participants at the gathering also burned a copy of a medieval document that offered Jews protection and rights in Polish lands, the AP reports....

Paris Man Gets Life for Murder of Holocaust Survivor

Mireille Knoll was stabbed 11 times

(Newser) - Update: A 32-year-old Paris man has been sentenced to life for the horrific murder of a Holocaust survivor in 2018. Yacine Mihoub was convicted of stabbing 85-year-old Jewish woman Mireille Knoll 11 times during what prosecutors said was a botched robbery fueled by anti-Semitism and the belief that she had...

Court: Judge Who Sentenced Jewish Man to Death Is Antisemitic

'Texas 7' member Randy Halprin may now get a new trial

(Newser) - Randy Halprin was six days from execution when an appeals court granted a stay in 2019. Two years later, the 44-year-old is destined for a new trial after a Texas judge determined his 2003 death sentence for capital murder, delivered by former Dallas County District Judge Vickers Cunningham, was the...

Antisemitic Graffiti Now Covers Auschwitz

9 barracks vandalized Tuesday with English, German slurs

(Newser) - Antisemitic terms and other phrases denying the Holocaust appeared Tuesday on at least nine buildings at the site of the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz, where at least 1.1 million prisoners died during the Holocaust, 90% of whom were Jews. The spray-painted graffiti was written in English and...

Holocaust Memorial 'Screams— Be Vigilant'

Dutch renew fight against anti-Semitism at unveiling

(Newser) - King Willem-Alexander unveiled a new memorial in the heart of Amsterdam's historic Jewish Quarter on Sunday honoring more than 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust, and the Dutch prime minister vowed that it would remind citizens today to be vigilant against anti-Semitism. Designed by Polish-Jewish architect Daniel Libeskind,...

Pope Meets Orban, Then Asks Faithful to Be Tolerant and Open

Francis' address to crowd seems to counter official policy in Hungary

(Newser) - After meeting Sunday with a nationalist ruler who's reduced civil liberties and judicial independence while opposing immigration, Pope Francis asked the people of Hungary for tolerance. His comments, delivered to as many as 100,000 people at an outdoor Mass in Budapest, appeared to be in conflict with the...

New Jeopardy! Host Now Has Old Podcast Remarks to Explain

Mike Richards' 2013-'14 comments on women, Jews, and Haiti are raising eyebrows

(Newser) - When it was revealed earlier this month that Mike Richards, the new permanent host of the regular version of Jeopardy!, had been named in discrimination lawsuits during his time as a producer on The Price Is Right, he insisted that those complaints "[do] not reflect the reality of who...

He Crashed Into Home, Started Shooting. Now, a Hate Crime Probe

Mass. authorities investigating incident that left 2 Black bystanders dead in Winthrop

(Newser) - A shooting over the weekend near Boston that left a retired Massachusetts State Police officer and an Air Force veteran dead is now being investigated as a hate crime, as the two Black victims were gunned down while other bystanders escaped without being targeted. Authorities say 28-year-old Nathan Allen stole...

McCarthy: 'Marjorie Is Wrong' About Holocaust

Jewish group asks lawmaker to educate herself

(Newser) - After thinking about it for a few days, Republican congressional leaders have slammed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's likening of coronavirus rules to the Holocaust. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader did not hedge in their statements Tuesday. "Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to...

Biden Speaks Out Against 'Despicable' Rise in Anti-Semitic Attacks

Attacks have surged since start of Gaza conflict

(Newser) - President Biden spoke out Monday against a disturbing rise in anti-Semitic attacks in the US linked to the Gaza conflict. "The recent attacks on the Jewish community are despicable, and they must stop," the president tweeted . "I condemn this hateful behavior at home and abroad—it’s...

He Was Walking to a Pro-Israel Rally. Then, '4 Terrifying Minutes'

Jewish man beaten by mob in NYC's Times Square: 'I could have died'

(Newser) - A Jewish man headed toward a pro-Israel rally over the current conflict in the Gaza Strip was beaten by a mob in New York City's Times Square earlier this week, with the relentless attack continuing for what the New York Daily News describes as "four terrifying minutes."...

New York, LA Investigate Attacks as Hate Crimes

In both cases, assaults on Jewish victims happened during pro-Palestinian demonstrations

(Newser) - The nation's two largest cities are investigating attacks on Jewish bystanders by pro-Palestinian demonstrators. The New York and Los Angeles police departments are looking into the assaults this week as possible hate crimes. In New York, a man was kicked and beaten by several people when pro-Palestinian marchers fought...

Wrong-Way Bicyclist Faces Hate-Crime Charges in NYC

NYPD makes an arrest in series of attacks on synagogues

(Newser) - The NYPD says it has caught the man responsible for a series of attacks on local synagogues —and they say he was riding a bike stolen from one of those synagogues when arrested. Officers stopped 29-year-old Jordan Burnette, a resident of the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, in the...

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