In Boro Park: “Allah Akbar”
No One in Boro Park is Immune From Attack
Former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind expressed outrage after two Jewish children were harassed in an anti-Semitic incident in Brooklyn Saturday morning.
"It’s happened. Again. Jews harassed for the horrible crime of being Jewish on the streets of New York City. This time it was two Hasidic thirteen-year olds in Boro Park, near the post office (at 12 avenue and 51 street)," the former Democratic Assemblyman stated,
"They were walking home from the Skolener and Bobover Rebbes’ Tisch early Saturday morning at 1:30am when they were harassed by 4 men in a vehicle (with TLC plates) who yelled “Allah Akbar” sending the two boys away in terror. The car sped up after them, when one of them yelled “Do you know Hitler? We love Hitler!”
The two teens were terrified, and one of the boy’s parents reached out to me right after Shabbos to let me know what happened; I immediately mobilized and accompanied them to the local police (66th) precinct where they have filed a report. The case is being referred to the NYPD’s Bias Unit as the use of a vehicle constituted a physical threat. Read more at arutzsheva
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"Rabbi’s hashtag – describe first A-S experience: #FirstAntisemiticExperience
Zvi Solomons launches online campaign to highlight 'cruelty' of Jew-hatred and how it remains 'persistent and pernicious’ Jewishnews.timesofisrael
"JEWISH MAN SPAT ON, CURSED IN BROOKLYN IN LATEST NYC ANTISEMITIC ATTACK: ADL reported on a 55 percent spike in violent assaults on Jews in New York” JPost
“Anti-Semitic attacks are rising in Brooklyn and seems like no one cares"
"An epidemic of anti-Jewish violence in Brooklyn is being virtually ignored because many of the assailants are black and Hispanic” The Federalist
"'One terrible punch': Victim in NYC anti-Semitic attack speaks out” CBS News
Also in Williamsburg
Also in Crown Heights
Also in Miami Florida
Also in Boston Massachusetts
Also in Poland
CNN Survey Map (2018) of European Antisemitism on the Rise
(must see graphics at this site)
Rabbi warns: Politically correct anti-Semitism has many faces
Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt opens CER convention declaring 'European institutions can do more to protect the Jewish Community.’ days before Europeans start voting in the European Parliamentary Elections, Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) discussed the dangers of the far-right at the organization’s biennial convention taking place in Antwerp.
Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt said: "Some populist parties offer appeal to the Jewish communities of Europe; either because the Jewish community feels like it does not like the status quo or because Jews feel that the Party would offer them protection from the dangers posed by Islamic extremism."
"However, once you move away from mainstream parties, the alternative is often far-right parties, some of which have a rotten core of politically correct antisemitism which soon comes to the fore.
"Politically correct anti-Semitism has many faces including attacks on religious practice like religious slaughter and religious circumcision or causing more subtle changes fostering an atmosphere of extremism.
"Going into the European elections, we have to encourage our communities to understand the wider context of this European vote. It is not just a chance to protest against mainstream politics or an opportunity to endorse a fringe position, we need an effective European Parliament that is going to protect minority communities. The Jewish community needs to vote in these elections and we have stressed the importance of this message to our rabbis. Right now, European institutions can do more to protect the Jewish community and this vote is a good way of holding decision makers to account.”
At a gala dinner, Elan S. Carr, United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism, spoke about how " bans on religious slaughter were tantamount to the "forced expulsion" of the Jewish community.” arutzsheva