STATEN ISLAND Eruv Removed After Anti-Semitic BacklashThe controversy started when residents of Westerleigh noticed thin gray PVC pipes were put up on utility poles around the neighborhood. The eruv was put up by a group of Orthodox Jews without approval from Con Ed, Verizon, or the Transportation Department. The flames were further fueled when some residents began putting up signs considered to be anti-Semitic – “Westerleigh Strong”. That was a message to homeowners ... selling their homes to Orthodox Jews who have recently been moving into the area. City Councilman Steve Matteo says Young Israel has now taken the eruv down, but says they have submitted paperwork to have it re-attached.
HATE IN STATEN ISLAND:
Chabad House and Nearby Yeshiva Both Defaced With Anti-Semitic Slurs
"WESTERLEIGH Improvement Society" statement saying:“We are thankful that most of the Eruv has been removed, as it was installed without the required permission, required insurance, and did not follow standard or established details. We are curious why some portions of it remain up without the required items. We have asked Con Edison to permit the Society to review the application for a new proposed Eruv, and don’t understand why they consider this information to be private, when the proposal is to install non-communication equipment in the public right of way. We would like to call attention to the fact that we have a thriving community that we love, made up of folks of many ethnic and religious backgrounds, and welcome our new neighbors to assimilate with us and expect and insist that we all abide by the same laws and processes. So far these normal expectations have not been demonstrated.” yeshivaworldnews
NYC UBER DRIVER CALLS HASIDIC PASSENGER ‘ONE OF THOSE F****** MEASLES PEOPLE’The woman also submitted a formal complaint via the Uber app. She told Vosizneis that she, her husband and her children are all vaccinated. [HATE has been unleashed: its not about vaccinations] JPost
ANTI-HAREDI (JEWISH) PROVOCATION: MODEL WALKS NAKED THOUGH HASIDIC WILLIAMSBURG NEIGHBORHOOD OF BROOKLYNA model walked naked throughout the neighborhood, including posing in front of a yeshiva school bus and in front of a synagogue. JPost
FRANCE: FRENCH JEWISH CEMETERY VANDALIZED. POLICE SAY IT WASN’T ANTISEMITIC
[Oh, no, just swastikas all over the headstones!] JPost
|Quatzenheim cemetery in eastern France. . (photo credit: CONSISTOIRE OF THE LOWER RHINE)|
Rabbi of BERLIN: Yarmulke Should Be Worn With PrideThe combating of anti-Semitism is a top priority so it is appreciated that this is being addressed by top representatives of the government,” Rabbi Teichtal wrote on Facebook. “At the same time, the KIPA is a clear symbol of Jewish identity and should be worn with PRIDE.” matzav
VIENNA: An exhibit of photos of Holocaust survivors lining a major street in downtown Vienna was vandalized for a third time.Holes were cut into the portraits of the survivors taken by German-Italian photographer and filmmaker Luigi Toscano, days after some were defaced with swastikas and cut into with knives, Die Presse, the Vienna-based German-language daily newspaper reported. The portraits have been on display since May 7. The exhibit is scheduled to be taken down at the end of the month. arutzsheva
ARGENTINA: Swastikas painted in front of Jewish barbershopIn addition to the swastikas, a neo- Nazi pamphlet was hung near the store. The Federal Police and the Justice Department are investigating the incident. Last month, a man broke into a synagogue in Buenos Aires during Friday evening services, threatened the worshipers and shouted anti-Semitic slogans and curses. In February, nine gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in the northwestern city of San Luis were vandalized.
Anti-Semitic incidents in Argentina rose by 14 percent in 2017 over the previous year, according to a DAIA report, the most recent national statistics. Online anti-Semitic incidents made up 88 percent of the 2017 total, nearly double the 47 percent in 2014. INN
JERUSALEM: LGBT rainbow flag hung at entrance to Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate (in retaliation) “While I know that the mayor has no legal ability to prevent the parade,” wrote Rabbi Stern in a letter to Mayor Lion, “I therefore request that you at least give an order barring waving of the flags which make the city ugly.” arutzsheva
JERUSALEM: As the fire was extinguished, Arabs continued to throw firebombs at the firefightersFire breaks out in Jerusalem's Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood as a result of firebombs thrown by Arabs. Firefighters and rescue teams who arrived at the scene extinguished the flames and prevented the fire from approaching the homes of the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood. As the fire was extinguished, Arabs continued to throw firebombs at the firefighters. [firefighters should be armed: since lives were in danger, the arsonists should have been eliminated while in their anti-Jewish attempts] INN
ISRAEL: Burned out and Homeless: The story of the Fire VictimsTamar Yonah speaks with Elisheva and Yisrael Solomon from Mevo Modiin following the fire there.