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92-Year-Old Who Hid Jewish Family During Holocaust Meets Survivors’ Grandchildren

Huffington Post Carol Kuruvilla A 92-year-old Greek woman was reunited in Jerusalem with members of the Jewish family she helped save during the Holocaust, in what organizers said could be the very last meeting of its kind. More than 75 years ago, Melpomeni Dina and her two older sisters risked their own safety to offer shelter to the Mordechai family, a Jewish family of seven from Veria, Greece. The Mordechais lived in Dina’s home until…
Evelyn Markus
November 8, 2019
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Antisemitic Hate Crimes in Sweden Rise by 53% To All-Time Record High

The Jerusalem Post by Cnaan Liphshiz The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes recorded in Sweden rose to a record high last year, jumping 53 percent over the 2016 figures, government statistics show. The 2018 report, which the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention published Thursday, listed 280 anti-Semitic hate crimes that year compared to 182 in 2016. The latest numbers are the highest on record since at least 2006, when the Council began collecting aggregated…
Evelyn Markus
November 7, 2019
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Senior Rabbi Breaks Tradition To Plead People Not To Vote For Corbyn

Leading Britian's Conversation by Nick Ferrari "Never before would I have told my congregants how to vote, it would just have been unthinkable," a senior Rabbi tells Nick Ferrari, after breaking all tradition to advise people not to back Jeremy Corbyn amid concerns of anti-Semitism. Rabbi Jonathon Romaine said: "We've always avoided being party political, unless you compromise your faith." "But this is an unprecedented situation, never before have we had a mainstream party be…
Evelyn Markus
November 7, 2019
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Gang Cruising for Boro Park Jews Last Friday Night

JewishPress.com by David Israel NY Police recorded three attacks involving a passenger car that was cruising for Orthodox Jewish pedestrians in Boro Park late Friday night. According to the Boro Park Shomrim group, the first unprovoked attack took place on New Utrecht Avenue and 53rd Street, where the car stopped when its passengers noticed a Haredi man walking on the pedestrian crossing.
Evelyn Markus
November 7, 2019
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Colorado man accused of plotting to blow up synagogue claimed he was in ‘racial holy war’

USA Today by Trevor Hughes FBI agents arrested a southern Colorado man they said tried to blow up a synagogue with pipe bombs and dynamite after espousing virulent white supremacist views. Richard Holzer, 27, was arrested Friday in Pueblo, Colorado, wearing a Nazi armband and carrying a knife, a mask, and what he believed was a bag of explosives, according to federal investigators. FBI agents for several months secretly investigated Holzer after he repeatedly posted…
Evelyn Markus
November 7, 2019
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First UN Study On Anti-Semitism Is ‘Call-out To The World’

The New York Jewish Week by Jonathon Mark From Brooklyn to Burma; from east to west; among intellectuals and illiterates; among the remnants of old Christianity and the strongholds of radical Islam; on the political right and left: There is no place on the planet where anti-Semitism is not surging or percolating, says a new United Nations report on global anti-Semitism. The first U.N. report dedicated wholly to anti-Semitism was submitted to the General Assembly…
Evelyn Markus
November 7, 2019
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Anti-Semitism ‘toxic to democracy’

Ahmed Shaheed reported his findings on the growth of the anti-Semitism to the General Assembly on Thursday, and took part in a panel discussion on the importance of education in addressing the problem on Friday. Mr. Shaheed noted that anti-Semitism is rising amongst groups associated with both the political right and left: “I am alarmed by the growing use of anti-Semitic tropes by white supremacists, including neo-Nazis and members of radical Islamist groups, in slogans,…
Evelyn Markus
November 7, 2019