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Report: Anti-Semitic incidents up across New York

Jul 22, 2013 11:17 AM EDT NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) Anti-Semitic incidents jumped 27-percent in New York last year, according to a new report. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says there were 248 incidents statewide in 2012. 172 of those incident were in New York City, according to the statistics released on Monday. “Jews are still being targeted in significant numbers across

ADL: Anti-Semitism Down Nationwide, up in NY and NJ

July 22, 2013 9:00am NEW YORK (JTA) — The number of anti-Semitic incidents dropped 14 percent nationwide last year, though the instances of vandalism rose,  according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents. Also, New York and New Jersey saw increases in anti-Semitic incidents, according to the audit released Monday. Nationwide, the audit counted 927 anti-Semitic incidents reported

Report: Anti-Semitic Incidents Jumped In New York In 2012

In Fact, The Empire State Had More Such Incidents Than Any Other State July 22, 2013 7:06 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New statistics Monday said the number of anti-Semitic incidents jumped in New York State last year, and the state ranks at the top of the nation for such acts. There were 248 anti-Semitic incidents statewide in 2012, compared

The book’s still open on ‘think like a Nazi’ debacle

Scott Waldman, Times Union   Updated 7:32 am, Friday, June 21, 2013 The Albany school district teacher who asked students to think like a Nazi and “argue that Jews are evil” for a persuasive writing assignment never returned to the school this academic year. The teacher was put on paid leave in April and the case is still under investigation, Superintendent

New York Post Letter to the Editor

  Pulitzer-winning prejudice: Alice Walker and Israel Last Updated: 11:26 PM, June 20, 2013 Posted: 10:09 PM, June 20, 2013 The Issue: Author Alice Walker’s request that musician Alicia Keys cancel a performance in Israel. *** Kudos to Aharoni for his blunt open letter to Walker. Walker’s call for an artistic boycott against Israel only scratches the surface of her extreme