Multiple Anti-Semitic Assaults in Brooklyn Have the Community on Edge

  • May 10, 2019
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THE WEEK'S BIG 3

A string of anti-Semitic assaults on Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn has the community on edge. In Russellville, Arkansas, neo-Nazis disrupted a Holocaust Remembrance Day event to voice their support for a Holocaust-denying professor, who Arkansas Tech University is planning on honoring with a scholarship in his name. A state representative in Pennsylvania was seen taking a selfie with an alleged white supremacist, prompting ADL and other community leaders to demand an apology.

Read on for more on these headlines and other news you can use to fight hate this week.
 

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Police Investigate Pair of Unprovoked Anti-Semitic Attacks in Brooklyn

“’We cannot allow anti-Semitic assaults to become the new normal. ADL remains committed to continuing our efforts with all New Yorkers to help stop this unacceptable anti-Semitic violence,’ said Evan Bernstein, ADL NY/NJ Regional Director.” WABC-TV, ABC New York: READ MORE

+ ADL Alarmed by Latest Assault on Jewish Individual, Offers $5,000 Award

+ Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents: Year in Review 2018
 

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Neo-Nazis Disrupt Arkansas Holocaust Remembrance Event to Voice Support for Professor Accused of Holocaust Denial

“ATU (Arkansas Tech University) announced in December 2018 that it would be naming a scholarship in honor of professor Michael Link who taught history there for 51 years, having received more than $190,000 from his estate. In April, ADL, along with dozens of Jewish community leaders, wrote a letter to the ATU president condemning the decision to name a scholarship after Link, following accusations of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial against the professor.” Newsweek: READ MORE

+ ADL’s Letter to ATU President
 

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Taking Heat for Selfie with Man Wearing T-Shirt Tied to White Supremacists

“In the photo, taken Monday a gun rights rally at the state Capitol, State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz appears alongside a man wearing a shirt with the name and logo of the American Guard, which anti-hate group organizations describe as having close ties to white supremacists.’” Philadelphia Inquirer: READ MORE

+ ADL Statement on Pennsylvania State Representative Borowicz’s Selfie with an Extremist

 

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