Extremism, Terrorism & Bigotry

NY Jewish high school’s website defaced with Neo-Nazi imagery; Driver shouted antisemitic slurs, ran over man at menorah lighting; Senate votes to upgrade antisemitism special envoy to ambassador status

  • December 17, 2020
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The website of a Jewish high school in suburban New York was hacked and defaced with swastikas and antisemitic slurs. A member of a Chabad in Lexington was severely injured when a driver shouting antisemitic slurs dragged and ran over him outside the Jewish Student Center near the University of Kentucky. And the Senate passed a bipartisan bill by unanimous consent upgrading the status of the State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.

Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate and the latest info about ADL from around the country.

1) NY Jewish High School’s Website Defaced with Neo-Nazi Imagery

“The homepage of the North Shore Hebrew Academy High School’s website displayed a video of Nazis marching, according to footage posted to Twitter by Monday. The website also played a song with the words ‘Let the Jews die.’” JTA: LEARN MORE

+ ADL New York tweet: “We are in close contact with the school and working with law enforcement to find out more…”

+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: “The horrific #antisemitic incident involving North Shore Hebrew Academy was a truly disgusting act of #hate.”

2) Driver Shouted Antisemitic Slurs, Ran Over Man at Menorah Lighting

 “As bystanders rushed to help him, though, the injured man insisted the ceremony continue before getting medical attention, the Chabad’s rabbi said.” The Washington Post: FULL STORY

+ ADL Cleveland tweet: “We're horrified by the attack at #ChabadOfTheBluegrass. There's no place for hate & antisemitism in KY…”

+ ADL Resource: H.E.A.T Map

3) Senate Votes to Upgrade Antisemitism Special Envoy to Ambassador Status

“Per the terms of the legislation, the special envoy — a position currently held by former Los Angeles County deputy district attorney Elan Carr — would be the primary advisor and coordinator for U.S. government efforts to monitor and combat antisemitism abroad.” Jewish Insider: READ MORE

+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: “While the House showed great leadership passing a version of this bill in Jan 2019, we encourage them to now pass this updated version…”

+ From 2019: ADL Welcomes House Passage of Anti-Semitism Envoy Bill




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