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Muslims in UK More Likely Than Other Groups to Believe Jews Control Media, Banks, New Poll Shows

Posted on 11 April 2016 by Josh Green

Muslims in Britain are more likely than non-Muslims to believe antisemitic conspiracy theories, according to a new poll, The Jewish Chronicle reported. The survey — part of a Channel 4 documentary called “What British Muslims Really Think” and scheduled to air on Wednesday– was conducted by ICM Research. It revealed that the Muslim community in Britain overall holds negative attitudes towards Jews when compared to the rest of the public. British Muslims are more likely to believe, for ex . >>> READ MORE ...

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Crime is Less Prevalent in the Orthodox Jewish Community

Posted on 11 April 2016 by Josh Fallik

While one can’t argue with Rabbi Marc Angel’s underlying premise in his blog, “Dishonest Orthodox Jews? Is that Possible? There is much to comment on his view of the subject matter. The good Rabbi bases the entire piece on a April 8, 2016 New York Times article reporting that four NYPD veterans were being reassigned in a disciplinary action stemming from a wide-ranging federal corruption investigation.  The article went on to report that two businessmen at the center of the investigation . >>> READ MORE ...

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Kiryas Joel to lead annexation review

Posted on 30 January 2015 by moshe emes

By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record New York’s top environmental official ended a year-long impasse in a controversial bid to expand the Village of Kiryas Joel by announcing Wednesday that he had chosen Kiryas Joel over the Town of Monroe to oversee a study of the potential environmental impact of the proposal. In an eight-page decision [Read the decision here], state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens concluded that Kiryas Joel had greater “authority as the pr . >>> READ MORE ...

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Swedish MP Says Jews Aren’t True Swedes, Causes Outrage

Posted on 19 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

Bjorn Soder, deputy speaker of the Swedish parliament, says Jews should ditch their identity if they wish to be considered Swedes By Elad Benari The deputy speaker of the Swedish parliament caused an outrage by suggesting that Jews living in Sweden should ditch their identity if they wish to be considered Swedes. The claim by Bjorn Soder, of the Sweden Democrats party, was made in an interview with a Swedish newspaper, according to the International Business Times. In the interview, Soder said t . >>> READ MORE ...

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Rockland Legislator Aron Wieder gets ISIS-style threat

Posted on 19 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

James O’Rourke, jorourke@lohud.com Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder said he’s been looking over his shoulder since receiving a threatening picture in which his face is superimposed on an ISIS prisoner about to be beheaded. A Rockland County legislator said Thursday he’s been looking over his shoulder since receiving a threatening picture in which his face is superimposed on the body of an ISIS prisoner about to be beheaded. Legislator Aron Wieder, D-Spring Valley, said th . >>> READ MORE ...

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Man Fatally Shot by Police After Stabbing Rabbinical Student in Synagogue

Posted on 09 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner  on December 9, 2014   CROWN HEIGHTS — Police shot and killed a knife-wielding man after he stabbed a 22-year-old rabbinical student in the head at the Eastern Parkway headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish community, the NYPD said. Calvin Peters, 49, had a history of “emotionally disturbed” behavior and had visited 770 Eastern Parkway earlier Monday afternoon, police said. He then returned to the house of worship near Kingston Avenu . >>> READ MORE ...

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French Jews Flee Muslim Anti-Semitism to Quebec

Posted on 03 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

December 3, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield Considering Canada’s immigration policies, I’m not sure how long Montreal will remain any kind of refuge, but it’s in the Francosphere and they’re trying to stay ahead of the storm.   Charbit and Hazan are part of a new wave of French Jews who have resettled in French-speaking Quebec, fleeing France’s dismal unemployment rate, which hit 10.5 percent in September, as well as the shock of anti-Semitism that has reverberated throughout the country i . >>> READ MORE ...

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Opinion: Outremont sukkah battle is the latest case of harassment of Hasidim

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Josh Fallik

Leila Marshy, Special to Montreal Gazette More from Leila Marshy, Special to Montreal Gazette Published on: November 19, 2014Last Updated: November 19, 2014 In 2011, Outremont councillor Céline Forget lobbied to block the renovation of a Mile End synagogue. She and blogger Pierre Lacerte went door to door in both neighbourhoods for months and rallied enough signatures to call for a referendum. Their organizing paid off and in June, when the votes were counted, declared victory. But as a Ha . >>> READ MORE ...

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Dozens of Complaints Logged Against Yeshiva for Illegal Construction

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Josh Green

By Janet Upadhye on November 18, 2014 CLINTON HILL — A yeshiva is illegally using a factory building as a school and has racked up a litany of complaints about illegal construction, according to Department of Buildings records. Neighbors have a laundry list of grievances about United Talmudical Academy, located at 25 Waverly Ave., which include the use of the street as a parking lot for school buses and students who harass women in nearby buildings and throw garbage out the window. Now neighb . >>> READ MORE ...

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Kiryas Joel proposes creating new village

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Josh Green

November 17, 2014 KIRYAS JOEL – Lawmakers in the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel are now proposing to create a new village, tripling its current size. Kiryas Joel Village Trustee Jacob Freund says the new plan would create the new village of Glilos Kiryas Joel and develop 1,140 acres surrounding Kiryas Joel. Freund says they will not need local or state approval to start their own village. “We don’t want to take over,” says Freund. “We are here to be in peace with . >>> READ MORE ...

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State backs away from enforcing secular studies in haredi elementary schools

Posted on 04 November 2014 by Josh Green

The government’s 2013 decision was for schools to gradually increase the total basic curriculum hours and reach 11 hours by the 2016/2017 school year.  A government plan to enforce the teaching of basic curriculum studies in the ultra-Orthodox boys elementary school system has been pushed back until 2017. In May 2013, the government approved a decision that would require haredi elementary schools to teach at least 11 hours of English, Hebrew and math, defined as the basic curriculum, in o . >>> READ MORE ...

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Sheikh at Jewish wedding riles Muslims

Posted on 02 November 2014 by moshe emes

The Times of Israel Man who posted video of spiritual leader enjoying ultra-Orthodox ceremony fined over NIS 1 million in religious court, says he fears for his life By Times of Israel staff November 1, 2014 A young Bedouin man from the Negev was fined NIS 1.2 million ($316 000) by a religious court for sharing a video of a sheikh dancing at an ultra-Orthodox wedding, thus humiliating him, Channel 2 reported. The story reportedly began when the man, identified only as “A,” shared a vide . >>> READ MORE ...

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Inside the Kiryas Joel voting machine

Posted on 26 October 2014 by moshe emes

  By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record Posted Oct. 26, 2014 The stakes were high last November when a team of poll watchers dispatched by the United Monroe citizens group ventured into a banquet hall and medical building where more than 6,000 Kiryas Joel voters would cast ballots. United Monroe had been campaigning hard for a slate of Town Board candidates running on its ballot line, hoping to wrest control of a deeply unpopular board by outvoting the Hasidic community’s powerful voti . >>> READ MORE ...

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Haredim Claim Delta Overbooked and Falsely Blamed Them for Delay

Posted on 23 October 2014 by Josh Fallik

By: Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu Published: October 23rd, 2014 A group of Haredi Jews have claimed that Delta Airlines tried to cover up their own mistake of overbooking and instead blamed Haredim for a 75-minute delay in take-off, according to the Kikar Shabbat Haredi website. As reported here on Wednesday, several Haredim left the plane after the airline crew refused to allow them to sit in unassigned seats to avoid having to travel next to someone of the opposite sex. That is not the what happened, . >>> READ MORE ...

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De Blasio Slams Giuliani for Leading Protest Against ‘Death of Klinghoffer’, Defends Controversial Opera

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Josh Fallik

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday criticized his predecessor Rudolph Giuliani for objecting to the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of The Death of Klinghoffer and defended the Met’s right to stage the controversial performance that has been labeled anti-Semitic, the New York Daily News reported on Monday, hours before the play was set to open. “The former mayor had a history of challenging cultural institutions when he disagreed with their content. I don’t thi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Charedi Influence At Play In Ramapo Referendum

Posted on 02 October 2014 by moshe emes

    Issues will likely linger long after this week’s vote 10/01/14 – Amy Sara Clark, Staff Writer As voters in embattled upstate Ramapo went to the polls this week, at stake was the power of the growing population of charedi Jews in the Rockland County suburb. Tuesday’s referendum, led by a group of activists called Preserve Rockland, was aimed at lessening charedi political power in a town that has fought a years-long battle over Orthodox control of the . >>> READ MORE ...

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Ramapo leaders call for investigation over ward system

Posted on 29 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

Four minority leaders in Ramapo call for federal investigation over the proposed ward system, charging that the system would undermine minority representation on the Town Board. Akiko Matsuda, amatsuda@lohud.com 12:15 p.m. EDT September 24, 2014 RAMAPO – The debate over the proposed ward system reached the next level this week as four local minority leaders called for intervention from the U.S. Department of Justice. Town Board member Brendel Charles wrote to two assistant attorneys general wi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Referendums won’t fix Ramapo

Posted on 29 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

A ward system and larger Town Council won’t solve the issues that challenge Ramapo, and won’t weaken a controversial town supervisor. And both could drive up taxpayer costs. I mean no disrespect to the residents of our town of Ramapo who came up with these ideas, but I think the proposals will not have the intended effect, and will end up causing more harm than good. Why do I say the proposals won’t have the intended effect? The activists who came up with these proposals want t . >>> READ MORE ...

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Annexation foes, Kiryas Joel officials meet at forum

Posted on 23 September 2014 by Josh Green

Comments from audience grow heated By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 09/23/14 Last updated: 10:00 AM – 09/23/14 KIRYAS JOEL — Opponents of a proposed expansion of Kiryas Joel met the leaders of that community in a public forum for the first time and leveled a barrage of criticism at them on Monday, bristling at their past accusations of anti-Semitism and questioning the legality of the zigzagging annexation push. The setting was an ornate banquet hall ins . >>> READ MORE ...

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News Brief: Posters telling women where to walk removed from haredi London neighborhood

Posted on 22 September 2014 by Josh Green

September 21, 2014 8:50am (JTA) — Posters in English and Yiddish telling women which side of the road they can walk on were removed from a haredi Orthodox neighborhood in London. “Women should please walk along this side of the road only,” read the signs posted in the Stamford Hill area of north London, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The Hackney Council, the local government body, ordered the signs taken down following complaints from residents. They reportedly were removed on Friday. T . >>> READ MORE ...

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