Man arrested in Brooklyn for harassing Jewish car owner with ‘Heil Hitler’ salute

(JTA) – A man was arrested in Brooklyn for shouting “Heil Hitler” at a Jewish man as he sat in his car.

The man who was identifiably Jewish was sitting in his parked car and preparing to go to a meeting in a nearby building on Thursday morning when the young African American man shouted at him through the window that he should leave the neighbourhood. “This is a black neighbourhood and you don’t belong here,” the man said, according to Yeshiva World News. [Read more…]

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Controversy erupts over El Al flight diverted to Athens to accommodate Sabbath-observant passengers

An El Al airline plane at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, Aug. 17, 2016. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
An El Al airline plane at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, Aug. 17, 2016. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

An El Al airline plane at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport, Aug. 17, 2016. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

(JTA) – An El Al plane travelling on Friday from New York to Israel diverted to Athens to allow Sabbath-observant passengers who feared they would not make it to their final destination on time to disembark.

El Al Flight 002, which had been scheduled to leave John F. Kennedy Airport at 6:30 pm on Thursday, took off more than five hours late. [Read more…]

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