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New York:

Anti-Israel protesters arrested in Brooklyn

At least a dozen arrested after Pro-Palestinian Arab demonstrators march in Bay Ridge and clash with officers.

Anti-Israel protesters arrested in Brooklyn

Assailant beats, kicks Jewish children in Brooklyn

11-13-year-old Orthodox children playing on the sidewalk viciously attacked by man who threw 2 of them to the ground and repeatedly kicked one of them.

Assailant beats, kicks Jewish children in Brooklyn

Anti-Israel protesters occupy CUNY Graduate Center library

Protesters rename Mina Rees Library, "The Al Aqsa University Library”, agree to leave only after president promises them amnesty for taking over school building.

Anti-Israel protesters occupy CUNY Graduate Center library

NYC:

Next up for congressional antisemitism hearings: Public schools

House Republicans questioning public school leaders about how they’re addressing antisemitism; David Banks, chancellor of New York City’s public school system, to testify at the Capitol.

Next up for congressional antisemitism hearings: Public schools

New York:

'Bring them home': Drone show urges return of hostages

Marking seven months since the October 7th attacks, rally attendees unite in call for hostages' release, followed by a monumental display of 500 drones illuminating the sky above the Statue of Liberty in New York.

'Bring them home': Drone show urges return of hostages

New York:

Synagogues receive fake bomb threats

At least three synagogues and museum in New York receive bomb threats. New York Police Department says none were deemed credible.

Synagogues receive fake bomb threats

Amb. Ofir Akunis takes position of NY Consul General

Ambassador Ofir Akunis arrives in New York to take position of Consul General, will meet Israeli, Jewish, student leaders studying on campus to hear firsthand their views on current events on campus.

Amb. Ofir Akunis takes position of NY Consul General

Court overturns Harvey Weinstein's conviction, orders retrial

By a vote of 4-3, a New York court found that the prosecution had not followed protocol when calling and questioning witnesses.

Court overturns Harvey Weinstein's conviction, orders retrial

Man sets himself on fire outside Trump trial

Man sets himself on fire inside the designated protest area outside of former President's hush money trial in New York. Police respond to the incident.

Man sets himself on fire outside Trump trial

Report:

US to restrict movement of Iranian Foreign Minister in New York

Source says the US will restrict the movements of Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his delegation while they are in New York for a meeting at the United Nations.

US to restrict movement of Iranian Foreign Minister in New York

New York:

Orthodox Jewish man stabbed in Rockland County

32-year-old Orthodox Jewish man recovering in hospital after being stabbed multiple times outside his home in Ramapo. Police investigating.

Orthodox Jewish man stabbed in Rockland County

When God pulls the plug—like the earthquake that hit New York

How was it, they asked, when the entire town was stricken by fear, closed shop, and conducted no other business even after the earth shook. Opinion.

When God pulls the plug—like the earthquake that hit New York

Earthquake in New York

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook the Greater New York area on Friday afternoon - one of the strongest tremors ever recorded.

Earthquake in New York

Trump posts $175 million bond in NY fraud case

Former US President posts bond as he appeals the judgment against him in the civil fraud case brought by New York state Attorney General Letitia James.

Trump posts $175 million bond in NY fraud case

Crown Heights Rabbis call for prayers against secular studies

Community leaders have asked all parents of students in Crown Heights haredi institutions to recite additional chapters of Psalms ahead of a court ruling on whether the schools must teach secular studies.

Crown Heights Rabbis call for prayers against secular studies

New York:

Protesters in Central Park call for hostages' release

Demonstrators wear Batman masks and black capes, in honor of four-year-old Ariel Bibas and his baby brother Kfir, who were kidnapped on October 7.

Protesters in Central Park call for hostages' release

Graffiti at NY college: 'Hitler, please come back'

Queens College Hillel calls pro-Hitler graffiti a threat to student safety, demands action from administration.

Graffiti at NY college: 'Hitler, please come back'

NYC:

Outpouring of support for vandalized kosher cafe

UWS residents clean up after Effy’s, a neighborhood kosher cafe, is hit with anti-Israel graffiti.

Outpouring of support for vandalized kosher cafe

New York:

Man who burned rabbi's home gets 25 years in prison

Matthew Karelefsky, arsonist with ‘kill rabbi’ tattoo sentenced to decades in prison for burning rabbi’s home.

Man who burned rabbi's home gets 25 years in prison

Judge declines to dismiss charges against Menendez

Federal judge in New York rules New Jersey Senator's conduct is not protected by the nature of his job.

Judge declines to dismiss charges against Menendez

Following antisemitic incident:

NY school district faces Title VI investigation

Feds investigate Yonkers, NY, school district where girls basketball players yelled antisemitic slurs at Jewish opponents.

NY school district faces Title VI investigation

Oklahoma Gov.:

'We can learn a lot from the Jewish community'

Following a wave of antisemitism flooding through New York, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Sitt, rolls out red carpet for Jews.

'We can learn a lot from the Jewish community'

'Not all Women's Day':

New York video-art display for women held by Hamas

A video-art display projected on the Israeli consulate in New York for International Women's Day shows the conditions of women abducted by Hamas and calls for their immediate release.

New York video-art display for women held by Hamas

Antisemitism envoy to NY Jews:

'Being Jewish is not something you do defensively'

Deborah Lipstadt urges New York Jews to ‘bring the joy’ of Judaism despite increased antisemitism.

'Being Jewish is not something you do defensively'

Bronx med school to become tuition-free in August

Jewish philanthropist donates $1 billion to Bronx med school, eliminating all future tuition.

Bronx med school to become tuition-free in August

Trump ordered to pay $354.9M fine

A New York judge has ended a months-long lawsuit with a verdict finding the former president and his associates guilty of fraudulently inflating net worth to secure better loans from banks.

Trump ordered to pay $354.9M fine

When Frank Sinatra ruled New York

Jewish muscle is what’s lacking today in America. Opinion.

When Frank Sinatra ruled New York

Staten Island:

Suspect arrested over antisemitic assault

Police arrest 29-year-old suspect who allegedly called a man a "dirty Jew" before bashing him in the head with a baseball bat on Staten Island.

Suspect arrested over antisemitic assault

Will replace George Santos

Democrat Tom Suozzi wins New York special election

Suozzi defeated Republican candidate Mazi Pilip, an American Israeli woman who was born in Ethiopia and was brought to Israel in 1991 during Israel’s “Operation Solomon”.

Democrat Tom Suozzi wins New York special election

New York:

Protesters arrested after blocking rush hour traffic

Multiple anti-Israel protesters arrested after using cars to halt traffic at the Brooklyn Bridge and two major tunnels during rush hour.

Protesters arrested after blocking rush hour traffic

Minister Akunis to be appointed Consul in New York

The purpose of the move, among other things, is to reduce the number of ministers in the government. Gila Gamliel expected to take over Ministry of Science.

Minister Akunis to be appointed Consul in New York

One dead in shooting at Bronx subway station

The shooting at Mt. Eden station took place after a fight broke out the scene.

One dead in shooting at Bronx subway station

Anti-Israel vandals scrawl graffiti on NY stores

Two stores at Scarsdale, NY, shopping mall hit with anti-Israel graffiti.

Anti-Israel vandals scrawl graffiti on NY stores

US judge releases last of Newburgh Four group

U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon said that the four men allegedly plotting to attack Jewish buildings and shoot down National Guard planes were victims of a plot manufactured by the FBI.

US judge releases last of Newburgh Four group

NY high school:

Basketball coach, player expelled for antisemitism

A coach and player for a Yonkers basketball team were dismissed from their school after shouting antisemitic comments at a Jewish opponent.

Basketball coach, player expelled for antisemitism

'I support Hamas you f- Jew'

High school basketball game cancelled over team's antisemitism

Girls from Jewish school escorted out of game by security guards after opposing team turns violent, shouts antisemitic slurs.

High school basketball game cancelled over team's antisemitism

New York:

24 injured after two subway trains collide

At least 24 injured, hundreds evacuated after two subway trains collide on Upper West Side.

24 injured after two subway trains collide

New York:

Anti-Israel protesters cause delays at JFK Airport

Anti-Israel protesters yell inflammatory chants, stop traffic and cause chaos at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Anti-Israel protesters cause delays at JFK Airport

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Anti-Israel protesters shut down entrance to World Trade Center

Pro-Palestinian Arab protesters wave PLO flags and chant "Free Palestine" during latest anti-Israel demonstration.

Anti-Israel protesters shut down entrance to World Trade Center

New York:

Anti-Israel protesters block road to JFK Airport

In another incident, major thoroughfare leading to the Los Angeles airport shut down by pro-Palestinian Arab protesters.

Anti-Israel protesters block road to JFK Airport

Shock in Satmar:

Hasidic couple who converted revealed as imposters

Yechiel Yisroel Bloyd joined the Satmar community several years ago. Now they are claiming he's an imposter. Bloyd denies this.

Hasidic couple who converted revealed as imposters

New York:

New charge against man accused of firing at Albany synagogue

New York man who allegedly fired a shotgun outside synagogue charged with conspiracy to make a false statement during purchase of a firearm.

New charge against man accused of firing at Albany synagogue

New York: Police arrest suspect for firing at synagogue

Man arrested after firing shots at Albany, New York, synagogue with preschool.

New York: Police arrest suspect for firing at synagogue

New York:

Man indicted after punching Israeli tourist in Times Square

Prosecutors say the man punched an Israeli tourist after making antisemitic remarks including “Hamas should kill more of you".

Man indicted after punching Israeli tourist in Times Square

15 New York synagogues hit with false bomb threats on Friday

As antisemitism spikes in New York, 15 synagogues in one day receive bomb threats.

15 New York synagogues hit with false bomb threats on Friday

Itay Levy wows New York audience: 'Have no fear, Israel!'

Israeli singer Itay Levy performs at a sold-out fundraiser for Friends of the IDF. 'In name of my country and my people, thank you.'

Itay Levy wows New York audience: 'Have no fear, Israel!'

Pro-Palestinian activitists wave swastikas in New York protest

The protest centered around the Rockefeller Center and included Palestinian flags and slogans, and a sign comparing the IDF to Nazis.

Pro-Palestinian activitists wave swastikas in New York protest

NYC:

Officials defend Queens school where Jewish teacher was targeted

NYC education officials defend Queens high school where student protest targeted pro-Israel teacher.

Officials defend Queens school where Jewish teacher was targeted

Investigation opens after students forced teacher to shelter

Investigation underway after Queens high school students reportedly riot over a teacher’s support for Israel.

Investigation opens after students forced teacher to shelter

New York:

Pro-Palestinian protesters block Manhattan Bridge

Pro-Palestinian Arab protesters descend at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, demand ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Pro-Palestinian protesters block Manhattan Bridge

New York Governor:

'No indication explosion at border was terrorist attack'

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says there is no sign that car explosion at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls was terror-related.

'No indication explosion at border was terrorist attack'

After uproar:

NY State Sen. fires staffer who endorsed Hamas attack

NY State Sen. Julia Salazar fires staffer who voiced support for Hamas' Oct. 7 massacre and kidnapping.

NY State Sen. fires staffer who endorsed Hamas attack

NY senator criticizes staffers' endorsement of Hamas

NY State Sen. Julia Salazar distances herself from staffers’ endorsement of Hamas attack.

NY senator criticizes staffers' endorsement of Hamas

New York:

Jewish congressman's office defaced with anti-Israel graffiti

‘Blood on your hands’: Jewish congressman Dan Goldman’s office defaced with anti-Israel graffiti.

Jewish congressman's office defaced with anti-Israel graffiti

Jewish ice hockey star partners with New York bagel chain

Jewish New York Rangers star Adam Fox partners with local bagel chain.

Jewish ice hockey star partners with New York bagel chain

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Thousands of Chabad emissaries sing 'Ani Ma'amin'

Thousands of Chabad emissaries pose for the traditional group photo ending the annual conference in New York - while singing 'Ani Maamin'.

Thousands of Chabad emissaries sing 'Ani Ma'amin'

Chabad emissaries hold mass prayer gathering for Jewish nation

Hundreds of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries from around the world gathered to pray for the Jewish nation in this troubled time.

Chabad emissaries hold mass prayer gathering for Jewish nation

Tens of thousands march for Israel in New York

A mass march to Central Park marked the thirtieth day since the Hamas invasion.

Tens of thousands march for Israel in New York

New York:

Anti-Israeli graffiti sprayed at entrance to synagogue

The words “Jews for Palestinian Resistance” found spray painted on sidewalk outside of reform synagogue in Park Slope.

Anti-Israeli graffiti sprayed at entrance to synagogue

'Your fight is our fight'

Watch NYC mayor's powerful message to Israel

NYC mayor Eric Adams participated in the solidarity with Israel event that took place last week and said: 'We're going to stand with you.'

Watch NYC mayor's powerful message to Israel