White Supremacist Opens Fire at San Diego-Area Synagogue

  • May 3, 2019
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THE WEEK'S BIG 3

A white supremacist opens fire at a synagogue in Poway, California during end of Passover services, killing one and injuring three. Meanwhile, new data from ADL documented a 105% increase in assaults on Jews in 2018. The New York Times apologizes for publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon and promises to take additional steps to prevent it from happening again.
Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate this week, and the latest info about ADL from around the country.

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

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White Supremacist, Filled with Hatred for Jews, Kills One and Injures Three Others at Chabad Near San Diego

“’She [Lori Kaye] was more about living than taking and she did it with such a smile,’ Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein said. As an example, he said Kaye had made it a mission to accompany one woman diagnosed with breast cancer to every one of her oncology visits. ‘She went out of her way until the moment that that woman passed away.’” CNN: READ MORE

+ ADL Devastated by Synagogue Shooting in San Diego

+ Jonathan Greenblatt, Head of the ADL, on the Politics of White Nationalism – The New York Times

+ ADL Blog: Deadly Shooting at California Chabad Highlights Threat to Jewish Houses of Worship
 

 

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Anti-Semitic Assaults Tripled in 2018, Says a New ADL Report

“The report – the organization’s latest accounting of anti-Semitism – found that 59 Jews were physically assaulted in 39 separate incidents last year, including the 13 people who were killed or wounded in the Pittsburgh shooting massacre. Those totals were up from 21 assault victims in 19 incidents in 2017.’” Los Angeles Times: READ MORE

+ ADL’s 2018 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents

+ Study: U.S. Jewish Community Experienced Near-Historic Levels of Anti-Semitism in 2018 – Fox News, Shepard Smith Reporting

 

 

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New York Times Editorial Board Apologizing for Anti-Semitic Cartoon

“The graphic, which was in Thursday’s international print edition, showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a guide dog wearing a Star of David on his collar, leading a blind US President Donald Trump, seen wearing a skullcap and Hasidic garb.’” The Times of Israel: READ MORE

+ A Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism – The New York Times (includes ADL data)
+ ADL Reacts to Offensive New York Times Cartoon

+ ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt Reacts to Anti-Semitic Cartoon in New York Times – CNN’s At This Hour with Kate Bolduan

 

 

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