Tag: Anti-Defamation League

Jewish Ohio Senate candidate condemns ADL, backs figures on ‘alt-lite’ list

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Josh Mandel, the Ohio treasurer who is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. senator, expressed solidarity with figures listed by the Anti-Defamation League as having a “hateful impact” on the political scene.

“Sad to see @ADL_National become a partisan witchhunt group targeting people for political beliefs,” Mandel said Thursday on Twitter. “I stand with @Cernovich & @JackPosobiec.”

Attached to his tweet was a tweet by Mike Cernovich, a blogger who was on the ADL list, with a link to an article by Cernovich claiming the ADL wanted him killed, although it cited no…

Anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on harbor wall near Boston

(JTA) — Anti-Semitic graffiti was spray-painted on a wall near the harbor in a Boston-area coastal town.

A kayaker called local police on Friday evening after seeing the graffiti in Marblehead from the water.

The graffiti included a Star of David in a circle with a line drawn through it and the letters IDF  in a circle with a line through it, a derogatory phrase referring to Bernie Sanders, “End the Jew” and the Trump campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” next to the word Jew, among others.

City officials and residents are expected to gather Monday near the…

NASCAR’s first Israeli driver is an unlikely success story

(JTA) — Israeli race car driver Alon Day’s rise to the highest ranks of NASCAR has been an unexpected one for a variety of reasons.

Here’s one of them: The 25-year-old has done the bulk of his training on computer-screen simulators. That’s because Israel didn’t have a motor sport race track until this year.

On Sunday, he will become the first Israeli to compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — the sport’s highest league of competition — when he races the No. 23 car for the BK Racing team at the Sonoma Raceway in Southern California.

And…

Ku Klux Klan still a threat in America, ADL says

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Ku Klux Klan still “poses a threat to society,” though it is relatively unstable and unorganized, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

The findings of an ADL report released this week found that 42 KKK groups are active in 33 states, with an estimate of some 3,000 members. More than half the groups were either formed or restarted in the past three years.

Most of the groups are concentrated in the South and the East, with a slight increase since early 2016.

The report showed that some groups not only are still involved in criminal activity and…

Hitler graffiti on California elementary school not a hate crime, police say

(JTA) — Police have not classified graffiti referencing Adolf Hitler on a Northern California school as a hate crime.

The graffiti was discovered Saturday at the Edison Elementary School in Alameda, which has suffered several anti-Semitic incidents this term, the East Bay Times reported Wednesday. It was drawn in marker and quickly cleaned up, according to the report.

It was reminiscent of some dialogue from the popular sitcom “The Office.”

“It was a line said by the star of the series to one of his employees during season 6 episode 25,” Alameda Police Lt.…