Jewish women mistaken for Muslims assaulted in suspected hate crime in New York

(JTA) – Two Jewish women, a woman aged 37 and her mother, 57, were beaten up at a Queens, New York subway station by a man who mistook them for Muslims, police said.

The women were walking toward the exit of the 67th Ave. station in Forest Hills when they heard the man lob an insult at them around 2 pm Wednesday, according to a report on the incident by the New York Post Thursday. [Read more…]

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N.Y. politician who proposed renaming Trump State Park gets anti-Semitic hate mail

(JTA) – A New York assemblywoman has been receiving hate mail since proposing a bill that would rename Donald J. Trump State Park in honour of the counter-protester killed during the Charlottesville white supremacist rally.

Nily Rozic, a Queens Democrat who was born in Jerusalem and moved to New York as a child, said she has received postcards with white nationalistic phrases such as “alt right,” “white race” and “goyim,” as well as “kike” and “Tel Aviv should be nuked.” [Read more…]

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New York man sent anti-Semitic email to official who opposed a Confederate monument

(JTA) – A Westchester County, New York, man was arrested for allegedly sending an anti-Semitic email to a town supervisor who had been pushing to remove a monument to Confederate soldiers in a private cemetery.

Timothy Goetze of White Plains was arrested on Wednesday and charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime. Police did not say what was in the letter but said it targeted Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, who is Jewish. [Read more…]

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Home of parents of N.Y. State assistant attorney general attacked with anti-Semitic graffiti

(JTA) – The parents of New York State’s Assistant Attorney General Jenny Michael were attacked with anti-Semitic vandalism.

Michael’s father, former New York City budget director Philip Michael, discovered the vandalism Sunday morning on the door to the family’s home in a Riverdale neighbourhood of the Bronx.

The word “Jew” was spray painted in large white letters on the black front door while the family was sleeping. [Read more…]

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Teen arrested in vandalism of Jewish camp charged with hate crime

(JTA) – A local teenager has been arrested and charged with vandalizing a Jewish camp in upstate New York.

Police found in their investigation that Christopher Santoro, 18, acted against Camp Shomria in Liberty, New York, out of “a dislike for the religion of the owners and occupants of the camp.” The State Police hate crimes unit has been involved in the investigation. [Read more…]

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Arson destroys Brooklyn minibus decorated in Jewish symbols

(JTA) – New York Police are investigating the arson of a minibus decorated in Jewish symbols as a possible hate crime.

According to police, someone broke the windows of the bus owned by a Brooklyn artist, Lev “Leviticus” Schieber, and set it on fire at around midnight Sunday in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush section, the New York Post reported. Schieber arrived on the scene 30 minutes later. [Read more…]

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