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Philadelphia:

Anti-Israel protesters block gay pride parade

Philly Pride March blocked by hundreds of anti-Israel protesters chanting 'from the river to the sea.'

Anti-Israel protesters block gay pride parade

Philadelphia:

Three shot during Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Three people, including a teenage boy wounded by police, shot in incident at the end of Ramadan event in Philadelphia. Motive unknown at this time.

Three shot during Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Theater caves to anti-Israel pressure, is forced to keep its word

Court orders Philadelphia theater to screen Israeli film that it had cancelled in the face of protests.

Theater caves to anti-Israel pressure, is forced to keep its word

Pennsylvania: Two synagogues defaced with antisemitic graffiti

Officials condemn antisemitic and anti-Israel vandalism at 2 Philadelphia-area synagogues.

Pennsylvania: Two synagogues defaced with antisemitic graffiti

Days after swastika graffiti:

Man throws trash at Philly Holocaust memorial

Homeless man caught on video throwing significant amount of trash at America's oldest Holocaust memorial, 2 days after a vandal drew large swastika at the same memorial.

Man throws trash at Philly Holocaust memorial

Swastika drawn at Philly Holocaust memorial

Swastika spray-painted just outside the oldest Holocaust memorial the US.

Swastika drawn at Philly Holocaust memorial

Pennsylvania:

Sabra products vandalized by anti-Israel activists

Stickers saying the hummus was 'contaminated with apartheid and Zionism' were stuck on the products.

Sabra products vandalized by anti-Israel activists

Philadelphia:

Jewish-owned falafel shop mobbed by anti-Israel activists

Pro-Palestinian protesters target falafel shop owned by Jewish celebrity chef Michael Solomonov, following donation to United Hatzalah.

Jewish-owned falafel shop mobbed by anti-Israel activists

Penn. Gov. condemns 'antisemitic' protest outside restaurant

Governor Josh Shapiro says 'Restaurant targeted because its owner is Jewish. Hate and bigotry is reminiscent of a dark time in history.'

Penn. Gov. condemns 'antisemitic' protest outside restaurant

'Off-year election':

Kentucky reelects Democratic Governor

Americans cast votes in a variety of polls, from governorships to local referenda.

Kentucky reelects Democratic Governor

Man removed from Philly Eagles game for holding Israeli flag

Brother of Democratic Congressman forced to leave American football game after displaying combined US-Israeli flag.

Man removed from Philly Eagles game for holding Israeli flag

Jewish groups disagree:

Condemn memorials to Nazi allies?

Memorials to Ukrainian Nazi allies in Detroit, Philadelphia enter spotlight after Canadian Parliament scandal.

Condemn memorials to Nazi allies?

Philadelphia:

Teen charged with plotting ‘catastrophic terrorist attack’

17-year-old arrested after bing in contact with Al Qaeda-linked terror group, purchasing bomb-making material.

Teen charged with plotting ‘catastrophic terrorist attack’

Jewish history museum to continue offering free admission

Philadelphia’s American Jewish history museum extends free admission.

Jewish history museum to continue offering free admission

Philadelphia:

Four killed in mass shooting incident

Four people killed and several others injured in a mass shooting in southwest Philadelphia. A suspect is in custody.

Four killed in mass shooting incident

ZOA slams ‘anti-Jewish display’ at Philadelphia area school

Zionist Organization of America organizes protest at school board meeting after 'Palestinian' display 'filled with lies' appears in school.

ZOA slams ‘anti-Jewish display’ at Philadelphia area school

Philadelphia suburb targeted with antisemitic stickers

Antisemitic vandalism spree continues in Philadelphia suburbs, with police expressing frustration they cannot do more.

Philadelphia suburb targeted with antisemitic stickers

Philadelphia area town again targeted with antisemitic graffiti

Weeks after a teen was arrested for antisemitic graffiti spree, more anti-Jewish graffiti found in suburban town.

Philadelphia area town again targeted with antisemitic graffiti

2 dead, 9 missing in Pennsylvania candy factory explosion

Two people have reportedly died in a massive explosion that rocked a 70-year-old Reading, Pennsylvania candy factory.

2 dead, 9 missing in Pennsylvania candy factory explosion

Philadelphia:

Librarian ordered to remove posters with Elie Wiesel quote

Quote by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel removed from Philadelphia-area high school because it violated school’s 'neutrality' policy.

Librarian ordered to remove posters with Elie Wiesel quote

Disunifying, destructive, dangerous - Biden's outrageous speech

Biden is creating a dangerous situation, throwing gasoline on an already simmering, divisive country. Op-ed

Disunifying, destructive, dangerous - Biden's outrageous speech

Biden:

'MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards'

US President accuses Trump supporters of seeking to take the United States "backwards", urges Americans to protect democracy.

'MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards'

Jewish Temple University student targeted by roommate

Jewish student at Temple University shocked to receive antisemitic text from new roommate.

Jewish Temple University student targeted by roommate

2 Democratic lawmakers carjacked at gunpoint within 24 hours

Illinois State Senate Majority Leader and Pennsylvania Congresswoman both have their cars stolen less than a day apart.

2 Democratic lawmakers carjacked at gunpoint within 24 hours

Philadelphia woman gives birth inside Tesla on autopilot

Woman becomes first known case of a mother having a baby in a Tesla while driving on autopilot, with nav set to reach the hospital.

Philadelphia woman gives birth inside Tesla on autopilot

Top Philadelphia official resigns over antisemitic comments

Michael Rashid, commerce director for Philadelphia, quits after calling 'Schindler's List' movie "Jewish propaganda".

Top Philadelphia official resigns over antisemitic comments

Snakes on a train – Philadelphia-style

City of Brotherly Love? – not quite. Op-ed.

Snakes on a train – Philadelphia-style

ZOA calls out Philadelphia libraries for anti-Israel content

After Philadelphia Jewish community discovers libraries promoting extreme anti-Israel content to children, ZOA calls out library system.

ZOA calls out Philadelphia libraries for anti-Israel content

Anti-Semitic graffiti found on back of store in downtown Philly

Hateful statements on the back of a store in upscale area of the city in the process of being removed.

Anti-Semitic graffiti found on back of store in downtown Philly

Group apologizes for barring Israeli food truck from event

‘Our actions were ignorant and inexcusable,' says Philadelphia group which removed and Israeli food truck from a festival.

Group apologizes for barring Israeli food truck from event

Philly food fest cancelled after Israeli food truck disinvited

Moshava food truck being banned from Sunday world culinary event prompts outrage culminating in cancellation of “Taste of Home” festival.

Philly food fest cancelled after Israeli food truck disinvited

Dancing for Biden in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the town that for ages has produced no winners in baseball, football, basketball, or hockey.But they did it for Biden.Op-ed.

Dancing for Biden in Philadelphia

Watch: National Guard deployed in Philly following shooting

US National Guard were stationed in locations around the city last Friday following shooting of Black man who attacked police.

Watch: National Guard deployed in Philly following shooting

Philadelphia church burned to the ground: 'No idea why'

Vietnam Baptist Church in Philadelphia burned 'beyond repair' during BLM riots.

Philadelphia church burned to the ground: 'No idea why'

BLM rioters turn on Jewish supporters: 'Not your place'

Jewish supporters of BLM participating in Philadelphia protest assaulted, told to 'go home'.

BLM rioters turn on Jewish supporters: 'Not your place'

PA Jewish org refuses to work with NAACP over anti-Jewish posts

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia blasts local branch of NAACP over chief's refusal to apologize for anti-Semitic comments.

PA Jewish org refuses to work with NAACP over anti-Jewish posts

Jewish history museum files for bankruptcy protection

National Museum of American Jewish History files for bankruptcy protection.

Jewish history museum files for bankruptcy protection

Op-ed: Where’s that teacher who taught kids to behead people?

Muslim children in Philadelphia were taught to proclaim, “We will chop off their heads”. What did the city do about the bizarre event?

Op-ed: Where’s that teacher who taught kids to behead people?

City of brotherly love?

Fliers called anti-Semitic and racist distributed in South Philadelphia.

City of brotherly love?

6 police officers shot in Philadelphia

Six officers shot in Nicetown section of Philadelphia. Two officers held hostage and then freed.

6 police officers shot in Philadelphia

Ex-CNN pundit: US news outlets are 'Zionist'

Marc Lamont Hill says pro-Palestinian journalists face uphill battle against "Zionist content" of mainstream US news outlets.

Ex-CNN pundit: US news outlets are 'Zionist'

Muslim group apologizes for 'decapitation' video

'We realize the mistake is ours to own. We are deeply saddened to have hurt our partners in the Jewish community and beyond.'

Muslim group apologizes for 'decapitation' video

Israeli restaurant Zahav named best in US by James Beard Awards

A modern Israeli restaurant that brings the authentic flavors of Israel’s cultural heritage to Philadelphia.

Israeli restaurant Zahav named best in US by James Beard Awards

Philadelphia Muslim group distances self from radical video

Muslim American Society's Philadelphia chapter says video showing children calling for violence does not represent its values.

Philadelphia Muslim group distances self from radical video

Philadelphia children: 'We'll be martyred on Palestine's soil'

Children in Philadelphia Muslim Society sing: 'We will be martyred on Palestine's soil as Fedayeen.'

Philadelphia children: 'We'll be martyred on Palestine's soil'

Philadelphia schoolchildren sing anti-Israel songs

Muslim schoolchildren in Philadelphia perform anti-Israel songs at event 'Islamic science' event.

Philadelphia schoolchildren sing anti-Israel songs

Philadelphia Imam: 'The Jews are the vilest people'

Imam Abdelmohsen Abouhatab says 'nefarious' Jewish media causes people to see Muslims as 'oppressive and predatory lions'.

Philadelphia Imam: 'The Jews are the vilest people'

Jewish officers sue Philly police dept. over anti-Semitism

Two Jewish police officers are suing the Philadelphia Police Department over what they say is systemic anti-Semitic harassment.

Jewish officers sue Philly police dept. over anti-Semitism

Expanded Holocaust memorial plaza dedicated in Philadelphia

First-ever Holocaust memorial in US unveils expansion.

Expanded Holocaust memorial plaza dedicated in Philadelphia

Watch: Author of 'Freedom Seder' arrested at anti-Trump protest

Arthur Waskow, 85-year-old far-left leader of Jewish Renewal Movement, arrested while protesting against Trump admininstration.

Watch: Author of 'Freedom Seder' arrested at anti-Trump protest

Anti-Israel protesters disrupt Philadelphia Orchestra concert

Pro-BDS activists block traffic outside of performance, enter hall to disrupt Philadelphia Orchestra, protesting its plans to visit Israel.

Anti-Israel protesters disrupt Philadelphia Orchestra concert

Dem nominee in Philly district led fund that gave to BDS groups

Scott Wallace co-headed fund that provided tens of thousands of dollars to Jewish Voice for Peace and a tour by George Galloway.

Dem nominee in Philly district led fund that gave to BDS groups

Man fires red paint balls at Israeli flag flying in Philadelphia

Israeli flag at Holocaust museum under construction defaced.

Man fires red paint balls at Israeli flag flying in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Mayor visits vandalized Jewish cemetery

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tours refurbished Mount Carmel Cemetery which was vandalized in February.

Philadelphia Mayor visits vandalized Jewish cemetery

Tombstones toppled at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

Five tombstones knocked over at Jewish cemetery in northeast Philadelphia. Police investigating.

Tombstones toppled at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

Headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery not vandalism

Police in Philadelphia determine that headstones toppled in Jewish cemetery fell due to age and environmental factors.

Headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery not vandalism

30 Jewish graves vandalized in Pennsylvania

Police say there's 'no evidence' toppled and broken gravestones are result of vandalism.

30 Jewish graves vandalized in Pennsylvania

Restoration of Philadelphia Jewish cemetery begins

Dozens of volunteers and laborers begin restoration of toppled and damaged headstones at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery.

Restoration of Philadelphia Jewish cemetery begins

Hundreds rally against hate in Philadelphia

Hundreds attend rally in Philadelphia following vandalism of local Jewish cemetery.

Hundreds rally against hate in Philadelphia

Philadelphia unions offer to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery

Philadelphia unions will provide free services to help repair and secure the city's vandalized Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Philadelphia unions offer to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery