Tag: Anti Semitism

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…

Catholic School Apologizes for Lacrosse Fans Who Taunted Jewish Rivals

(JTA) — A Catholic school in Connecticut apologized to a state public school after its students used anti-Semitic chants during a lacrosse game.

During the May 30 state playoff game at Staples High School in Westport, fans seated in Fairfield College Preparatory School’s student section chanted “Happy Hanukkah” and “We have Christmas” and sang “The Dreidel Song,” directed at Jewish players on the Staples team.

Religious leaders, representatives of the Anti-Defamation League and leaders of Fairfield Prep met Tuesday to discuss the anti-Semitic taunting.

About one-third of the Staples team is Jewish, according to local reports.

The superintendent of the…