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New York’s former hate crimes czar has a new mission: teaching the Holocaust

Deborah Lauter, NY’s former hate crimes czar, says, ''Never Again' means giving teachers the skills to make it relevant for students today.'

NY former hate crimes czar is now teaching the Holocaust.

New statistics show: Jews remain most targeted religious group for hate crime in Canada

Statistics Canada releases report showing hate crimes targeting the Jewish community grew dramatically by 47 percent since 2020.

Jews remain most targeted group for hate crime in Canada

Federal hate crime charges announced against Buffalo shooter

Justice Department announces federal hate crimes charges against Payton Gendron, who shot dead 10 African Americans at Buffalo supermarket.

Buffalo shooter charged with federal hate crimes

A California hate crimes bill separates Nazi symbols from Hindu swastikas

'Swastikas have been symbol of peace for thousands of years.' Bill banning hate crimes distinguishes Hindu swastika from Nazi 'Hakenkreuz'.

California hate crime bill separates Nazi, Hindu symbols

NYC mayor sparks outrage: Touts 40% drop in hate crimes while antisemitism surges

Dov Hikind slams Mayor Eric Adams for boasting about drop in hate crimes while outbreak of attacks against Jews in NYC continues unabated.

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New York City Council calls for $5 million for hate crime prevention

Citing report by Simon Wiesenthal Center, New York City Council members push for greater funding of anti-hate crime program.s

NYC Council calls for $5 million for hate crime prevention

Toronto Police: Jews most targeted in city’s hate crimes in 2021

Jews constitute 3.8% of the population of Toronto, but make up 22% of hate crime victims.

Toronto Police: Jews most targeted in city’s hate crimes in 2021

Police arrest mezuzah-burning Arab

Police, IDF, arrest Arab who ripped mezuzah from doorpost, smashed its case, and tried to burn the parchment.

Police arrest mezuzah-burning Arab

Horrific: Arab yanks mezuzah off doorpost - and burns it

Arab construction worker pulls mezuzah off doorpost, breaks its case with a hammer, and burns the parchment.

Horrific: Arab yanks mezuzah off doorpost - and burns it

NYPD: Antisemitic hate crimes up 400% in February

56 hate crimes committed against Jews in February 2022, compared to 11 in February 2021.

NYPD: Antisemitic hate crimes up 400% in February

DeSantis: Florida is 'leading the way' in fight against BDS

Florida Gov. DeSantis visits replica of Holocaust-era cattle car, promises Florida will continue to stand up to anti-Semitism and BDS.

DeSantis: Florida is 'leading the way' in fight against BDS

NYPD investigating two antisemitic assaults in Brooklyn

NYPD investigating two assaults on Jews which took place in Williamsburg on Friday night as hate crimes.

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Anti-Semitism: The numbers don’t lie

For those, Jews included, who don’t believe that Jew-hatred has become a threat in America, a look at the data may be a wake-up call. Op-ed.

Anti-Semitism: The numbers don’t lie

27% of religious hate crimes in Sweden target its tiny Jewish community

Jews are 0.1% of the Swedish population but account for over a quarter of the victims of religious hate crimes.

27% of religious hate crimes in Sweden target Jews

Islamophobia envoy’s mission should focus on Muslim countries

With 59% against Jews, only 1% of hate crimes in the USA are directed at Muslims. How many government positions does that need? Opinion.

Islamophobia envoy’s mission should focus on Muslim countries

Jews remain most targeted group for hate crimes in New York City

Data compiled by the NYPD shows that hate crimes have doubled this year, with Jews and Asians the most frequent victims.

Jews remain most targeted group for hate crimes in New York City

NY hate crimes unit investigating damaged menorah in Queens

Large menorah knocked over in Queens right before Hanukkah.

NY hate crimes unit investigating damaged menorah in Queens

Record number of hate crimes against Jews and Christians in Europe

The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes increased, from 600 to 2,316, anti-Christian crimes went from 578 to 980. Op-ed.

Record number of hate crimes hit Europe's Jews and Christians

California Jewish groups eligible for $200,000 security grants

New historic $47.5 million state security grant program will enable Jewish community to drastically improve security preparedness.

California Jewish groups eligible for $200,000 security grants

Man arrested after anti-Semitic spitting attack in Crown Heights, New York

A Jewish woman on her way to pick up her son at the bus stop was spit on by a man who yelled anti-Semitic slurs at her.

Man arrested after anti-Semitic spitting attack in Crown Heights

Jewish man assaulted outside Brooklyn club by two men yelling anti-Semitic slurs

NYPD currently looking for two suspects who upon learning a man was Jewish began to kick and punch him until he fell to the ground.

Jewish man attacked in Brooklyn by men yelling anti-Jewish slurs

The Chelm Report: Anti-Jewish hate crimes in Europe not related to anti-Semitism?

For the last 3000 years, or so it seems, Jewish leaders have been conducting polls trying to gauge how much non-Jews like us. Op-ed.

The Chelm Report: Anti-Jewish hate crimes and anti-Semitism

UK gov: Jews victims of 1 in 5 religious-based hate crimes, highest recorded level

The main Jewish communal security organization in the UK is sounding the alarm in the wake of shocking new data on hate crimes against Jews.

UK gov: Jews victims of 1 in 5 religious-based hate crimes

NY governor announces $25m for increased security at nonprofits

Speaking at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Governor Hochul announces that $25 million will go toward protecting nonprofits from hate crimes.

NY governor announces $25m for increased security at nonprofits

Jewish groups urge passage of California hate crimes legislation

New bill would strengthen existing hate crime protections and require improved training and coordination for law enforcement.

Jewish groups urge passage of California hate crimes legislation

Report: Canadian police investigated less than 1% of hate crimes in 2019

New data suggests the vast majority of hate crimes in Canada experienced by the Jewish community and other groups are never investigated.

Report: Canadian cops probed less than 1% of hate crimes in 2019

FBI: Number of anti-Jewish hate crimes drops by 29%

FBI reports drop in number of anti-Semitic crimes in 2020 amid rise in total hate crimes.

FBI: Number of anti-Jewish hate crimes drops by 29%

Swastika carved into playground slide at Long Island, NY school

After incident discovered, school district contacted county hate crimes unit.

Swastika carved into playground slide at Long Island, NY school

NYPD: 69% increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes this year

Jews and Asians the victims of the majority of hate crimes in New York according to NYPD. Hate crimes overall up 139%.

NYPD: 69% increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes this year

Nebraska Congressman stands up for the Jewish community

Rep. Don Bacon (NE-R) recently delivered a floor speech in Congress to address the very concerning uptick in hate crimes against Jews.

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Objects thrown through windows of LA synagogue and kosher eatery

Friday morning, anti-Semitic hate crimes took place at Young Israel of Century City and nearby Pat's Restaurant. Investigation is ongoing.

Objects thrown through windows of LA synagogue and kosher eatery

NY state senator urges passage of his anti-Semitism bill

Senator Joseph Griffo says that his legislation would offer additional protections against anti-Semitic attacks.

NY state senator urges passage of his anti-Semitism bill

Second suspect arrested in last week's NYC mob assault of Jewish man

NYPD recommending 25-year old suspect be charged with three assault related hate crimes.

Second suspect arrested in NYC mob assault of Jewish man

Israeli flag with swastika in it flown at University of London

One student questioned and two others arrested after string of anti-Semitic hate crimes take place at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Israeli flag with swastika in it flown at University of London

Pro-Palestinian activists vandalize Illinois synagogue

Damage to synagogue in Skokie being investigated as a hate crime. Two suspects caught on camera.

Pro-Palestinian activists vandalize Illinois synagogue

"Appalling examples of anti-Semitism" in London over weekend

UK Home Secretary denounces recent surge of anti-Semitic incidents in London, says that police have launched investigations.

"Appalling examples of anti-Semitism" in London over weekend

Jews and Asians most targeted groups as hate crimes soar in NYC

Number of attacks on Asians in New York City skyrockets, fueling surge in hate crime.

Jews and Asians most targeted groups as hate crimes soar in NYC

NYPD releases new footage of Bronx synagogue vandal suspect

Hate Crimes Unit posts video of suspect to social media, asking for help in identifying the individual.

NYPD releases new footage of Bronx synagogue vandal suspect

B'nai Brith: Anti-Semitic incidents in Canada increased 18% in 2020

Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents 2020 finds that Jews are still the most targeted group in Canada for hate crimes.

B'nai Brith Canada: Anti-Semitic incidents increased 18% in 2020

Iowa woman pleads guilty to hate crime after ramming children with her car

Iowa woman pleads guilty for driving her car into two children “because of their race and national origin”.

Iowa woman pleads guilty to hate crime after running over kids