Friday, December 09, 2022


Police: Antisemitic Hate Crimes Up 125% in NYC

(JNS and combined sources) The New York Police Department reported 45 antisemitic crimes in the city in November, compared to 20 over the same period in 2021, according to police data. Also according to their data, Jewish New Yorkers were the most targeted group in the city, accounting for 60 % of all hate crimes that occurred.


Jewish Man and 7-Year-Old Son Shot With BB Gun in NY

(Algemeiner) A Jewish man and his son were shot with BB guns over the weekend while standing outside a kosher supermarket in Staten Island.

Two suspects driving a black Ford Mustang grazed the son, who is 7-years-old, on the ear and impacted the father in the chest. According to CBS New York, the New


USDA Launches Webpage Listing Kosher Foods Available To Communities in Need

(JNS) The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) last week warmly welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to create a webpage listing kosher foods in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

In September 2021, Jewish and Muslim members of Congress sent a letter to the USDA


Netanyahu’s Likud, UTJ Reach Interim Coalition Deal

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party reached an interim coalition agreement with the United Torah Judaism Party.

According to Israeli media, UTJ head Yitzchak Goldknopf will oversee the


Nike Drops Kyrie Irving Following Antisemitism Scandal

(JNS) Nike officially cut ties with NBA player Kryie Irving this week, following a scandal in which the Brooklyn Nets star shared antisemitic content on social media and then failed to repudiate Jew-hatred.

The decision comes


White House Holds Roundtable in Response to Growing Antisemitism

(JNS) The White House hosted Jewish leaders for a roundtable discussion on antisemitism this week, with Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff (who himself is Jewish) as the host.

White House Jewish Liaison Shelly Greenspan sent the


ZOA Demands UN Recall Biased Official

(ZOA) The U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, tweeted that he was “horrified” that a Palestinian terrorist was killed in what he called a “scuffle” with Israeli border police and sent “heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.”

The terrorist, armed


2022 Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize Awarded to Eight Outstanding Anglo Olim

(Courtesy of NBN) Nefesh B’Nefesh held its annual Sylvan Adams Bonei Zion Prize ceremony ( www.boneizion.org.il) to honor the English-speaking olim who have made a notable impact on Israeli society. The event was held at the Beit Ha’Am cultural center in Jerusalem with 500 people in


Victim of Jerusalem Bombing Has Jersey Roots

(Jewish Link) Last week, two bus-stop bombings on the outskirts of Jerusalem killed two people and injured at least 22, including 18-year-old Naomi Pilichowski, whose parents are Rabbi Uri Pilichowski, originally from Fair Lawn, and Mayor of Mitzpe Yericho Aliza Pilichowski, originally from San Diego. They made aliyah with their family in


Iran Condemns Four to Death for Cooperating With ‘Zionist Regime’

(JNS) Four Iranians were sentenced to death for allegedly cooperating with Israel’s Mossad spy agency, according to a Reuters report citing Iran’s semi-official Mehr News Agency.

Those accused were punished “for the crime of cooperating with the intelligence services of the Zionist regime and for


Lapid Calls to Thwart UN Push For ICJ Opinion on ‘Occupation’ Of Judea and Samaria

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid sent a letter to more than 50 world leaders calling on them to prevent a vote next month in the United Nations General Assembly on whether to task the International Court of Justice with issuing an advisory opinion on the legality of Israel’s military presence in Judea and Samaria. He emphasized


Survey Indicating Rampant Workplace Antisemitism Leads to Push for Further Discussion and Action

(JNS) Following a survey showing rampant antisemitism among hiring managers, the American Jewish Committee is considering alerting the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.

A quarter of hiring managers say they are less likely to move forward with Jewish applicants, according to a survey conducted by

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