Tag: Anti Semitism

‘Odd Mom Out’ Star Jill Kargman Tells How Her Son Was Victimized by anti-Semitism at School


Jill Kargman at Lincoln Center in New York City, April 25, 2018. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Brooks Brothers)

(JTA) — Even celebrities and their families can fall victim to prejudice and xenophobia, Jill Kargman recently found out.

Writing in Tablet, the author and star of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out” recalled how her son came to her as she was recovering from a double mastectomy and, crying, described how a classmate at his exclusive New York school expressed his approval of the Holocaust.

“I’m a fan of Hitler! God sent Hitler down to…

US Judge Says Racial Discrimination Law Applies to Jews

(JTA) — A federal judge said that Jews are protected by a law banning racial discrimination when seeking employment.

Magistrate Mark Hornsby said that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not define what constitutes “race,” but that Jews were entitled to protection under it. In a court filing Friday, the Louisiana judge said that though there was debate about whether Judaism is a race, since many people view it as such, the law applies to Jews, The Associated Press reported.

The opinion concerned a case in which a man sued a…

Syrian Confesses to Attacking Kippah Wearer in Berlin and Apologizes

(JTA) — A Syrian on trial in Berlin for attacking a man wearing a kippah confessed in court to the assault and apologized to the victim.

The alleged assailant, identified as a Syrian Palestinian living in Germany since 2015, turned himself in two days after the April 17 attack. He is being tried as a juvenile.

During the attack, the assailant lashed the man with his belt and repeated the Arabic word for Jew, “Yahudi.” The victim, Adam Armouch, an Arab Israeli, filmed the attack on his cellphone; the video went viral on social media. Armouch was accompanied by a…

Norwegian Rapper Curses Jews at Concert Celebrating Diversity

(JTA) — A Norwegian rapper hired by the City of Oslo to sing at an event intended to celebrate diversity cursed the “f***ing Jews” during his performance.

In response to the profane statement Friday by Kaveh Kholardi, the leader of the country’s Jewish community has threatened to take legal action against the 23-year-old performer.

Kholardi wished Muslims “Eid Mubarak,” a greeting in Arabic for the Eid al-Fitr holiday that on Friday marked the end of Ramadan, Dagen reported. He went on to ask if there were Christians present, smiling upon hearing cheers. Then he asked if there were any Jews,…

Israeli Teen In Serious Condition After Stabbing By Palestinian

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An 18-year-old Israeli woman is in serious condition after being stabbed by a Palestinian man in the northern Israeli city of Afula.

The teen collapsed Monday afternoon in front of a coffeehouse in the center of the city with stab wounds to her upper body after telling passers-by that she had been stabbed by an Arab man, according to reports.

Police have not determined whether it was a nationalistically motivated terror attack.

Upon arriving at the scene, police identified a man who started to flee and refused calls to stop. Officers fired at his feet, then arrested…