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Family:Things Look 'Dire' for Victim of Anti-Semitic Attack

Relatives of 71-year-old Josef Neumann say he likely won't recover after Hanukkah stabbing

(Newser) - Just one of five Jewish people stabbed at a Hanukkah celebration in upstate New York is still hospitalized, but his family says his condition is "dire" and it doesn't look like he'll recover. "Doctors are not optimistic about his chances to regain consciousness" says a statement... More »

Hanukkah Suspect Had Troubling Phone Searches

Grafton Thomas is charged with hate crimes after 5 people were stabbed at rabbi's house

(Newser) - The man accused of stabbing five people inside a rabbi's house during a Hanukkah celebration has been charged with federal hate crimes, reports NBC News . In the criminal complaint against Grafton Thomas, 37, authorities say they found handwritten journals in which Thomas expressed anti-Semitic views and made references to... More »

Attacker at Rabbi's Home: 'Nobody's Going Anywhere'

Cuomo calls attack domestic terrorism

(Newser) - Chilling details have emerged from Saturday's stabbing attack during a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home north of New York City. Police and witnesses say an attacker identified as Grafton E. Thomas closed the door of the Monsey home and told people "Nobody's going anywhere,"... More »

Readers Explode Over Op-Ed About Jews

Bret Stephens' latest New York Times column hails 'Jewish Genius'

(Newser) - Bret Stephens' latest think piece is called "The Secrets of Jewish Genius"—and, as you might imagine, some people are a little upset. "How is it that a people who never amounted even to one-third of 1 percent of the world’s population contributed so seminally to... More »

Suspect Held in Stabbings of 5 at NY Hanukkah Celebration

Man apparently stormed Hanukkah celebration an hour north of NYC

(Newser) - A suspect is in custody after a man attacked a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi’s home north of New York City late Saturday, stabbing and wounding five people before fleeing in a vehicle, police said. Grafton E. Thomas, 37, of Greenwood Lake, will face five counts of attempted murder,... More »

In NYC, a Rash of Anti-Semitic Incidents During Hanukkah

NYPD increases presences in Jewish neighborhoods

(Newser) - New York City is sending more police into Brooklyn neighborhoods with significant Jewish populations after a series of anti-Semitic incidents. Two cases were reported Friday, in the middle of Hanukkah, ABC7 reports. Three women who were together said they were harassed and slapped along a street in Crown Heights. Police... More »

Giuliani to Reporter: 'I'm More of a Jew' Than George Soros

President's lawyer also calls Hungarian-born philanthropist 'a horrible human being'

(Newser) - Landing an interview with the president's lawyer over drinks results in quite the chat as Olivia Nuzzi can now attest, as her conversation with Rudy Giuliani for New York magazine got controversial even before they got to their destination. During the car ride to NYC's Mark Hotel, Giuliani... More »

Family Gives Up Pawn Shop Owner in Mass-Murder Case

Ahmed A-Hady, 35, was arrested Saturday

(Newser) - The FBI made an arrest Saturday connected to the mass shooting that shocked Jersey City this week, CBS New York reports. Detained is Ahmed A-Hady, 35, who was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm—which could put him away for 10 years. Searching his New... More »

2019 Was a Bad Year for One Kind of Killing

From Burkina Faso to California, houses of worship came under deadly fire

(Newser) - On Dec. 1, a band of assailants opened fire on worshippers at a small-town Protestant church in Burkina Faso, an impoverished West African country where the Christian minority is increasingly a target of attacks. The victims included the pastor and several teenage boys; regional authorities attributed the attack to “... More »

Source: 'Rambling' Note Found in Van After NJ Shooting

Mayor says assailants ignored bystanders, shot into kosher market

(Newser) - Sources say police now believe Tuesday's shootout in Jersey City, NJ, was motivated by anti-Semitism, reports the New York Times . One of the deceased attackers had posted anti-Semitic and anti-police statements online, a law enforcement official tells the outlet. The official says a short but "rambling" note was... More »

Executive Order Will Frame Judaism as a Nationality

In a move designed to strengthen response to anti-Semitism on campuses

(Newser) - President Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday that will classify Judaism as a nationality, a move that will add teeth to federal efforts to fight anti-Semitism on college campuses. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars discrimination based on race, color, or national origin but... More »

Syracuse Faculty Member Sent Anti-Semitic Email

It's the latest in a slew of racist incidents at the school

(Newser) - Syracuse University was already investigating racist graffiti and the use of a racial slur against a student; now a faculty member has been targeted. Syracuse Police, New York State Police, and the FBI are investigating an email that "contained anti-Semitic language and was threatening in nature," the school... More »

She Sought to Combat Hate, Only to Become a Target

Auschwitz survivor Liliana Segre under police protection following death threats

(Newser) - An Italian senator for life and Holocaust survivor asked Parliament to establish a badly needed committee to fight hate. What followed might just prove her point. Liliana Segre, now under police protection, has been receiving some 200 hateful and anti-Semitic messages per day since Parliament passed her motion to establish... More »

Berlin March Protests Rising Anti-Semitism

Two people were killed near a synagogue in Halle

(Newser) - Thousands of people have protested in Berlin against an increase anti-Semitism, days after a man attacked a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle. More than 6,000 people participated in the march through the German capital Sunday, the AP reports. The rally was organized by the civil rights... More »

Shooting Suspect Was Unable to Get Past Synagogue's Doors

Twitch says livestreamed Germany attack had more than 2K viewers

(Newser) - An attack that killed two people near a synagogue in eastern Germany Wednesday was livestreamed and watched by more than 2,000 people, streaming site Twitch has confirmed. The site says its "investigation suggests that people were coordinating and sharing the video via other online messaging services," the... More »

After Fans Protest, a YouTube Star Nixes a Big Donation

'PewDiePie,' accused in the past of racism, anti-Semitism, was going to give $50K to the ADL

(Newser) - YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, better known as "PewDiePie," seemed to want to rehab his image after people accused him of putting up racist and anti-Semitic content on his channel. And so the 29-year-old Swede vowed earlier this week to donate $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, an anti-hate... More »

Beating Is 4th Anti-Semitic Incident in NYC in a Week

In latest, a man was attacked outside a synagogue

(Newser) - A man was beaten with his own belt buckle outside a synagogue on Saturday in what is believed to be at least the third physical attack in a week on the Jewish community in New York City's Brooklyn borough. A fourth incident involved anti-Semitic graffiti. In Saturday's assault,... More »

Scary Post Puts White Nationalist Behind Bars

James Patrick Reardon was arrested Saturday in Ohio

(Newser) - Police arrested a 20-year-old white man Saturday over an Instagram post suggesting he was about to shoot up a Jewish community center, CNN reports. James Patrick Reardon was booked in Ohio after weeks of worry over his plans. On July 11, he posted an Instagram video of a man shooting... More »

Synagogue Arsonist Gets Face Full of Fire

Tristan Morgan was sentenced in a London courtroom

(Newser) - An Anti-Semitic extremist who set fire to a British synagogue—and, partly, to himself—has been sentenced to remain in a hospital indefinitely, CNN reports. Tristan Morgan, 52, was seen on CCTV footage setting fire to a synagogue in Exeter, England, last July with a flammable liquid. Video shows his... More »

John Cusack Apologizes for 'Careless Dumb' Tweet

'Say Anything' star: I shouldn't have shared 'anti-Semitic' cartoon, it was due to a 'bot'

(Newser) - John Cusack, star of Say Anything and Being John Malkovich, doesn't keep his politics to himself on Twitter, but a meme he shared Monday got him into hot water, drawing accusations of anti-Semitism, Fox News reports. The offending picture (see it here ), which Cusack retweeted along with the... More »

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