(JTA) — Anti-Semitic and racist fliers supporting the Ku Klux Klan were dropped on dozens of homes in Cherry Hill, a Philadelphia suburb with a large Jewish population.
At least 30 homes in the southern New Jersey township discovered the fliers on lawns and front walkways on Saturday morning, according to local reports. The fliers were placed in Ziploc bags and weighed down with rice.
Some featured a picture of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Others used the image of a black man on trial before a Jewish judge and wearing a shirt that says “Kill Whitey” with racist language.
(JTA) — A synagogue in Raleigh, North Carolina, cancelled some weekend activities after synagogue workers and board members received threatening letters.
Raleigh police and the FBI are investigating the threats against Temple Beth Or, local NBC affiliate WRAL reported.
The synagogue cancelled Sunday school and an end of the summer party last weekend after the letters, which contained a “specific threat,” were received on Saturday evening, according to WRAL.
Synagogue officials would not tell the news station what was in the letters, except to say that they contained “hateful rhetoric.”
(JTA) — A municipality near Paris named a street for the Nakba — an Arab-language word that means “catastrophe” and which many Palestinians use to denote Israel’s creation.
The mayor of the municipality of Bezons in the northwestern Paris region, Dominique Lesparre, unveiled the sign for Nakba Alley on Monday. Under Lesparre, who is a communist politician, the municipality also declared David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, a “war criminal” for “deporting” hundreds of thousands of Palestinians.
Some 700,000 Palestinians left what is today Israel in 1947 and 1948 amid a war fought by Palestinian militias and later seven Arab…
(JTA) — A high school in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, stopped distributing yearbooks after finding that they contained an anti-Semitic quote by one of the seniors.
“There will always be one true Final Solution,” read the quote in the New Berlin West High School yearbook, WTMJ Milwaukee reported.
In an email sent to school parents to inform them of the offensive quote, principal Michael Fesenmaier called it “inappropriate and offensive.”
“The quote, unfortunately, went undetected during the yearbook vetting process and was published in the yearbook,” the emails said. “We are embarrassed by this oversight, and we apologize that this offensive…
(JTA) — A New York teen was sentenced to six months in jail for vandalizing a local Jewish cemetery.
Eric Carbonaro, 19, of Warwick, was sentenced Wednesday in Orange County Court for the October 2016 incident and apologized. He also must do 150 hours of community service.
He had pleaded guilty in February to two charges, including one that involved a hate crime.
Carbonaro spray-painted the wall of the Beth Shalom Cemetery in Warwick, an upstate town about 50 miles from New York City, with anti-Semitic graffiti including swastikas, “Heil Hitler” and Nazi SS symbols. He deleted photos and other…