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News and updates about Michigan

Bill Maher:

'Death to America' Dearborn rally crosses a Rubicon

“Real Time” host reacts to chants of 'Death to America' at anti-Israel Al Quds Day rally in Michigan.

'Death to America' Dearborn rally crosses a Rubicon

U. of Michigan:

Naftali Bennett address moved online over security concerns

Former Israeli PM addresses students online after campus event canceled due to threats by anti-Israel and pro-Hamas activists. Tickets bought under names such as 'kill Jews.'

Naftali Bennett address moved online over security concerns

White House condemns 'death to America' Dearborn rally

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says President Biden condemns all violent rhetoric when asked about anti-America, anti-Israel rally in Michigan, does not say Biden will condemn it himself.

White House condemns 'death to America' Dearborn rally

Islamic Dearborn, Michigan will decide America's next president

Biden needs Michigan, desperately, and so he will do anything to satisfy Tlaib and her flock. For this man with no honor, no decency, all that counts is winning, whatever the cost. Opinion.

Islamic Dearborn, Michigan will decide America's next president

'Death to Israel, death to America' chanted at Dearborn rally

Calls for destruction of Israel and the US made by speakers and demonstrators at Al Quds Day rally in Michigan.

'Death to Israel, death to America' chanted at Dearborn rally

Michigan rep. calls for Gaza war to end 'like Hiroshima'

'The quicker these wars end, the fewer innocent lives will be caught in the crossfire,' Michigan Rep. Tim Walberg says.

Michigan rep. calls for Gaza war to end 'like Hiroshima'

2024 US elections:

Trump, Biden win Michigan primaries

US networks project that Donald Trump has won the Michigan Republican primary, while Biden won Michigan for the Democrats, despite resistance by some Arab American Democrats.

Trump, Biden win Michigan primaries

Michigan man convicted over synagogue vandalism

Federal jury convicts 23-year-old for defacing one of Michigan’s oldest synagogues with a swastika and other graffiti in 2019.

Michigan man convicted over synagogue vandalism

Anti-Israel protestors start brawl at Democrat Christmas party

Woman hospitalized after anti-Israel activists invade Michigan Democratic party celebration, activists target Congressman's home at 3 am.

Anti-Israel protestors start brawl at Democrat Christmas party

'Nazis' spraypainted on home of prominent Jewish US diplomat

The vacation home of US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel was defaced in what would appear to be an antisemitic incident.

'Nazis' spraypainted on home of prominent Jewish US diplomat

U of Michigan:

Team removes hockey player implicated in anti-LGBT vandalism

Hockey player removed from U of Michigan team after vandalism outside Jewish center.

Team removes hockey player implicated in anti-LGBT vandalism

Michigan Democrat apologizes for Israel visit

Senator Sylvia Santana apologizes for her recent visit to Israel after it caused an uproar among her Arab and Muslim constituents.

Michigan Democrat apologizes for Israel visit

Report:

Rep. Tlaib participated in anti-Israel art exhibit

The Michigan Democrat has a history of anti-Israeli statements and recently boycotted Herzog's Congress speech.

Rep. Tlaib participated in anti-Israel art exhibit

Michigan passes bill to criminalize 'misgendering'

A bill passed by the state legislature could make using the wrong pronouns punishable by a fine of up to $10,000.

Michigan passes bill to criminalize 'misgendering'

Man charged with 2019 defacing of Michigan synagogue

23-year-old indicted in connection with swastika that was sprayed on Hancock synagogue.

Man charged with 2019 defacing of Michigan synagogue

Michigan:

FBI arrests 19 year old who planned mass shooting in a synagogue

FBI says that the neo-Nazi teen planned a mass shooting at a Michigan synagogue.

FBI arrests 19 year old who planned mass shooting in a synagogue

Michigan city targeted with antisemitic flyers

Flyers from notorious hate group Goyim Defense League found on residential driveways in Novi, Michigan.

Michigan city targeted with antisemitic flyers

Detroit area synagogue defaced with swastika

After latest incident, Jewish leaders and politicians decry recent spree of antisemitic vandalism in Detroit.

Detroit area synagogue defaced with swastika

Michigan high school sued for scheduling graduation on Shavuot

Jewish student accuses school of violating her rights, after family spent years working with district on accommodating Jewish holidays.

Michigan high school sued for scheduling graduation on Shavuot

Michigan GOP under fire for tweet tying gun reform to Holocaust

Republican Jewish Coalition CEO says the tweet “is absolutely inappropriate and offensive and should be taken down immediately.”

Michigan GOP under fire for tweet tying gun reform to Holocaust

Michigan school apologizes:

Pro-Palestinian speaker goes on hateful rant at diversity event

Bloomfield Hills High School issues apology after speaker refuses to stick to agreed upon topic, goes on offensive rant against Israel.

Pro-Palestinian speaker goes on hateful rant at diversity event

Michigan:

Man who threatened to kill Jewish AG indicted for hate crime

Suspect arrested by FBI after threatening on social media to kill Jewish officials unless they left the state.

Man who threatened to kill Jewish AG indicted for hate crime

Michigan man who threatened to kill Jewish officials arrested

FBI takes man into custody who tweeted about killing Jewish attorney general and other Jews in Michigan's government.

Michigan man who threatened to kill Jewish officials arrested

3 dead, 5 injured in shooting at Michigan State University

The suspect is still at large, people on campus ordered to shelter in place.

3 dead, 5 injured in shooting at Michigan State University

Michigan school dean quits over antisemitic death threats

A Michigan middle school dean resigned after receiving an antisemitic death threat

Michigan school dean quits over antisemitic death threats

Kent County, Michigan:

GOP HQ defaced with swastikas and white supremacist graffiti

Graffiti on Republican Party building includes antisemitic and white supremacist symbols and cross-hairs.

GOP HQ defaced with swastikas and white supremacist graffiti

Michigan:

Man with combat knife handing out antisemitic flyers arrested

Police arrest man distributing antisemitic literature in the middle of the night in subdivision after discovering concealed combat knife.

Man with combat knife handing out antisemitic flyers arrested

Michigan:

School district closed for 1 week after antisemitic death threat

Note containing threat to staff member of Richmond, Michigan school leads to week-long closure as police search for culprit.

School district closed for 1 week after antisemitic death threat

Leader of plot to kidnap Michigan governor gets 16 years in jail

Man who prosecutors say led failed kidnapping of Gretchen Whitmer sentenced to 16 years in federal prison.

Leader of plot to kidnap Michigan governor gets 16 years in jail

U of Michigan:

Antisemitic assault investigation closed without making arrest

Campus police announce lack of leads behind the failure to arrest suspect who accosted Jewish student.

Antisemitic assault investigation closed without making arrest

Mezuzah ripped from student’s door at Michigan State University

Jewish student targeted by vandal who rips mezuzah from her dorm room door.

Mezuzah ripped from student’s door at Michigan State University

Man charged for threatening members of Michigan synagogue

Man pulls up to Bloomfield Hills synagogue childcare center, filming families while shouting antisemitic slurs.

Man charged for threatening members of Michigan synagogue

16-year old Michigan school shooter pleads guilty to all counts

Teenager charged with 24 counts in deaths of four classmates, including 1st-degree murder, terrorism, assault and firearm possession.

16-year old Michigan school shooter pleads guilty to all counts

Michigan:

Yom Kippur student absences could cost schools state funding

Some Michigan school districts stand to lose funding as 'count day' coincides with Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur student absences could cost schools state funding

U of Michigan president condemns antisemitic flyers

Flyers found off-campus linked to hate group responsible for 17 other similar incidents this year.

U of Michigan president condemns antisemitic flyers

Two men convicted of conspiracy to kidnap Michigan governor

Defendants face life in prison for plotting to kidnap Michigan governor in 2020.

Two men convicted of conspiracy to kidnap Michigan governor

At 100 years old, Detroit's last synagogue celebrates a rebirth

Detroit’s last synagogue, now turning 100, hopes to be a beacon of the city’s Jewish communal future.

At 100 years old, Detroit's last synagogue celebrates a rebirth

Detroit:

AIPAC marks second defeat as pro-Israel candidate loses primary

Self-funded House candidate beats AIPAC-backed opponent in Detroit as pro-Israel lobby marks rare primary loss.

AIPAC marks second defeat as pro-Israel candidate loses primary

Michigan:

Non-Jewish but pro-Israel candidate ousts Jewish candidate

Jewish political dynasty ends as Rep. Haley Stevens ousts Rep. Andy Levin in Michigan Democratic primary.

Non-Jewish but pro-Israel candidate ousts Jewish candidate

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Democratic group apologizes for TikTok attacking 'Zionists

Michigan Dem group apologizes for ‘offensive’ TikTok attacking ‘Zionists’ on the eve of closely-watched House primary.

Democratic group apologizes for TikTok attacking 'Zionists

Michigan: Pro-Israel and Jewish candidates face off

AIPAC giving major force in Michigan House primary that could end Jewish Democratic political dynasty.

Michigan: Pro-Israel and Jewish candidates face off

Michigan pension fund aims for class-action lawsuit

Michigan pension fund aims for class-action lawsuit against Ben & Jerry's. Will it hold up in court?

Michigan pension fund aims for class-action lawsuit

SCOTUS declines to involve itself in longtime synagogue protests

Supreme Court declines to hear 2 different attempts to stop longtime Ann Arbor synagogue protesters.

SCOTUS declines to involve itself in longtime synagogue protests

Michigan Republican who shared antisemitic posts loses safe seat

Nominee who shared posts calling Jews the 'real virus' and blaming Jews for 9/11 loses long-time Republican seat in west Michigan.

Michigan Republican who shared antisemitic posts loses safe seat

'Tragic' - Video of officer shooting black man in back of head

Bodycam video of the moments leading up to the death of 26-year-old African immigrant in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

'Tragic' - Video of officer shooting black man in back of head

Donald Trump:

Former president blasts retiring GOP rep who voted to impeach

Trump rejoices at retirement announcement by longtime Michigan Rep. Fred Upton.

Former president blasts retiring GOP rep who voted to impeach

Detroit area synagogue receives hoax bomb threat

Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills speaks out after experiencing “cruel hoax designed to terrorize our communities."

Detroit area synagogue receives hoax bomb threat

Michigan candidate refuses to apologize for antisemitic posts

Republican nominee for Michigan State House seat who claimed feminism is a Jewish plot to 'subjugate white men' denies he's antisemitic.

Michigan candidate refuses to apologize for antisemitic posts

Michigan

Candidate calls feminism a Jewish plot to degrade white men

Michigan State House candidate has shared antisemitic posts, including one calling feminism ‘a Jewish program to degrade white men’.

Candidate calls feminism a Jewish plot to degrade white men

Synagogue ordered to pay legal fees of anti-Jewish protestors

Holocaust survivor and other plaintiffs from Ann Arbor synagogue ordered to pay $159,000 to protestors who harassed them for 18 years.

Synagogue ordered to pay legal fees of anti-Jewish protestors

Could retirements, redistricting doom Rashida Tlaib in Michigan?

This year an opportunity to rid Congressof an anti-semitic far-left bigot presents itself in southeast Michigan.Op-ed.

Could retirements, redistricting doom Rashida Tlaib in Michigan?

Michigan woman working to restore Egypt’s Jewish cemeteries

Huntington Woods, Michigan resident Nancy Berman is working with NYC entrepreneur Joseph Douek to restore Cairo's three Jewish cemeteries.

Michigan woman working to restore Egypt’s Jewish cemeteries

Parents of Michigan shooter plead not guilty

Parents of 15-year-old who shot dead four students with gun bought by his father plead not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Parents of Michigan shooter plead not guilty

15-year-old charged in connection with Michigan school shooting

15-year-old charged with murder and terrorism for shooting that killed four students at Michigan high school.

15-year-old charged in connection with Michigan school shooting

Multiple victims in school shooting in Oxford, Michigan

Three students are dead and six injured after a 15-year old opened fire at a high school in Oxford, Michigan.

Multiple victims in school shooting in Oxford, Michigan

ADL accuses Michigan politician of sending anti-Jewish email

The Michigan chapter of the ADL is accusing a Birmingham, Michigan politician of sending an email containing anti-Jewish tropes.

ADL accuses Michigan politician of sending anti-Jewish email

ZOA condemns Michigan rep’s ‘dangerous two-state solution’ bill

ZOA issues dire warning about Andy Levin's "Two-State Solution Act," saying it is not “based on a constructive approach.”

ZOA condemns Michigan rep’s ‘dangerous two-state solution’ bill

US Jewish orgs appeal ruling in favor of protestors outside shul

Anti-Jewish protests harassing congregants have occurred weekly outside Beth Israel Congregation synagogue in Ann Arbor for two decades.

US Jewish orgs appeal ruling in favor of protestors outside shul

Court orders Michigan to provide inmates with kosher meals

Federal Court also rules inmates must be provided with holiday-specific kosher meals, not just kosher snacks from prison commissary.

Court orders Michigan to provide inmates with kosher meals

Court sides with anti-Jewish protestors against Michigan shul

Citing free speech rights, US federal appeals court says anti-Jewish protestors within their rights to protest weekly in front of synagogue.

Court sides with anti-Jewish protestors against Michigan shul