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November 16, 2012 | By Emily Alpert
Batting back criticism from German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the imprisonment of Pussy Riot band members, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Friday that one of the punk performers had “strung up the effigy of a Jew,” Russian state media reported. While attending a Moscow business forum, Merkel had raised concerns about the two-year sentences for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” handed down to two band members after they staged a “punk prayer” against Putin in a Moscow cathedral.
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April 2, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
NEW YORK - The elderly woman had stopped by the Jewish Community Center in the Canarsie area of Brooklyn and was shuffling away, leaning heavily on her walker, when a young man punched her in the head as he walked past, knocking her to the ground. When she returned to the center for help, the staff called for an ambulance, vigilant that this might have been another example of the "knockout game," a social media trend that had young people punching out random individuals on the street last year.
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OPINION
February 2, 2009
Re "Vatican resolute on Holocaust denier," Jan. 28 I was astonished to read that the pope has rescinded the excommunication of anti-Semitic Bishop Richard Williamson, who claims the Holocaust never happened. As a cradle Catholic, I am appalled that the prelate of my church would hide behind the legal technicalities of canon law to allow this obviously loathsome man to resume his affiliation with Catholicism. This is as horrifying to me as learning that Pope Pius XII at the time of the Holocaust turned a blind eye to the annihilation of Jews, Gypsies and anyone else who did not measure up to the Third Reich standards.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
One of the modern icons of moviedom called out one of Hollywood's historic heroes Tuesday, as Meryl Streep delivered a sharp rebuke to Walt Disney for alleged sexist and anti-Semitic views at the National Board of Review awards gala in New York. Streep was on hand to present an acting award to Emma Thompson for her portrayal of the prickly British author and "Mary Poppins" creator P.L. Travers in the new film "Saving Mr. Banks," which dramatizes Disney's efforts to persuade Travers to adapt her books into a musical.
NEWS
July 27, 2010 | Patrick Goldstein, The Big Picture
It's such a quintessentially American thing to do that I'm surprised that someone hasn't already engraved it on our $20 bills: If you shoot off your mouth and hurl stupid insults at innocent people, the best thing to do is to apologize as quickly as possible. It's why Oliver Stone isn't going to become Mel Gibson, even though Stone's crackpot remarks about the "Jewish domination of the media" and the Holocaust sounded just as bad as anything Gibson said in his infamous drunken rant about the Jews after he was picked up by Malibu police for drunken driving.
WORLD
June 22, 2011 | By Devorah Lauter, Los Angeles Times
  Fashion designer John Galliano testified in a Paris courtroom Wednesday that an addiction to pills and alcohol kept him from recalling any alleged use of anti-Semitic and racist slurs on two separate occasions at a Paris bar. The outbursts cost Galliano his job at Dior, where he was one of the fashion industry's brightest stars, and left him facing accusations that he used profanity and derogatory comments while violating French law prohibiting...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2011 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times
As Paris Fashion Week began on Tuesday, there was only one thing anyone could talk about. The venerable French haute couture house of Christian Dior, credited with putting Paris fashion back on the map after World War II, was rocked in scandal. John Galliano, the flamboyant fashion designer at the helm of the luxury label, and a man known for his over-the-top runway collections, romanticism and love of the bias cut, was being fired. Not because of a collection of clothes but because of a collection of words.
NEWS
February 7, 1995 | Reuters
The number of anti-Semitic crimes rose in Germany last year even as the frequency of right-wing extremist violence declined overall, authorities said Monday. Figures compiled by the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution showed there were 802 crimes of an anti-Semitic nature recorded by Nov. 15, 1994, a spokesman said. That contrasts with 656 incidents in all of 1993 and 627 in 1992.
SPORTS
January 26, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Officials for both the Ducks and the team's former affiliate in the minor league ECHL declined to comment Wednesday on a lawsuit filed by a former player who said he was forced to "endure a barrage of anti-Semitic, offensive and degrading verbal attacks regarding his Jewish faith" during his time with the organization. Jason Bailey, a 23-year-old forward now playing for the Ottawa Senators' farm team in the American Hockey League, is seeking unspecified damages from the Ducks and the Bakersfield Condors, for whom Bailey played during the 2008-09 season when the verbal abuse allegedly occurred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2012 | Larry Gordon
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is again extending its reach onto University of California campuses, raising questions about the limits of free speech and how welcome Jewish and Muslim students feel at their schools. But this time, the controversy does not spring from the kind of direct confrontation that occurred two years ago when Muslim protesters tried to shout down the Israeli ambassador during a speech at UC Irvine and then faced criminal prosecution. Instead, the current debate is being stirred by studies UC commissioned about how to cool tempers and whether anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim bias are serious problems on the system's 10 campuses.
OPINION
September 1, 2013
Re "Federal probe clears 2 UCs of bias," Aug. 29 It's a shame that the U.S. Department of Education has exonerated University of California campuses for fostering anti-Semitic climates. One of the offensive tactics used by pro-Palestinian activists is to dress up as Israeli soldiers and stop fellow students at mock checkpoints or a cardboard wall, which symbolize Israel's attempts to keep out Palestinian suicide bombers. If this is free speech, then I suggest that students who want to challenge these lies about Israel have a little fun while pointing out the truth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The U.S. Department of Education has exonerated two more UC campuses - Irvine and Santa Cruz - of allegations that they fostered anti-Semitic climates by allowing protests against Israeli policies and other incidents that Jewish students contended amounted to illegal harassment. UC Berkeley announced Tuesday similar findings that ended an investigation by the department's Office for Civil Rights into complaints by Jewish students. Related probes at UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz also finished with findings that the schools were not at fault, officials said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The U.S. Department of Education has exonerated two more UC campuses -- Irvine and Santa Cruz -- of allegations that they fostered anti-Semitic climates by allowing protests against Israeli policies and other incidents that Jewish students contended amounted to illegal harrassment. UC Berkeley announced Tuesday similar findings that ended an investigation by the federal department's Office for Civil Rights into complaints by Jewish students. Related probes at UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz also are completed with findings that the schools are not at fault, officials said Wednesday.
OPINION
July 13, 2013 | By Abraham Cooper and Yitzchok Adlerstein
As millions of Roman Catholics rejoice in the news that two popes are being fast-tracked to sainthood, many Jews are smiling with them. Pope Francis has approved John XXIII and John Paul II for the church's supreme honor in a process that quick-stepped protocol. Jews, on the other hand, will remember both of these men for taking steps that were a millennium in the making. Over the centuries, Catholic Church-inspired anti-Semitism spawned the demonizing and murder of countless Jews.
WORLD
November 16, 2012 | By Emily Alpert
Batting back criticism from German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the imprisonment of Pussy Riot band members, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Friday that one of the punk performers had “strung up the effigy of a Jew,” Russian state media reported. While attending a Moscow business forum, Merkel had raised concerns about the two-year sentences for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” handed down to two band members after they staged a “punk prayer” against Putin in a Moscow cathedral.
WORLD
November 11, 2012 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW - Unique not only in its high-tech content but also in its political importance, a museum of Jewish history and culture opened to the public Sunday in Moscow, the capital of a nation beset by anti-Semitism for more than two centuries. Several hundred visitors filed into the more than 90,000-square-foot former bus garage and found themselves immersed in a lesson in tolerance. "The opening of such a museum in Moscow is a qualitatively new stage of Jewish life in Russia," said Alexander Boroda, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1993 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Southern California's small community of Hungarian-born Holocaust survivors, the little newspaper from Gardena triggers memories of another, faraway time, an age of intolerance when fascist thugs roamed the streets of Budapest. Uj Vilag (New World), a Hungarian-language weekly, harangues against Hungary's 80,000-strong Jewish population, blaming them for a host of ills in the Eastern European country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2011 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
A judge refused Tuesday to throw out a lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who alleges he faced retaliation from supervisors after arresting actor Mel Gibson on suspicion of drunk driving in 2006. During the arrest, Gibson allegedly made anti-Semitic slurs, which the deputy documented in his initial arrest report . Deputy James Mee said he resisted a supervisor's request to omit Gibson's derogatory remarks from the report. Since then, Mee has been passed over for promotions and had his job performance unfairly scrutinized, his attorneys said.
WORLD
November 9, 2012 | By Devorah Lauter, Los Angeles Times
PARIS - The older brother of a French militant who killed seven people early this year before being shot to death by police has spoken out against his family in a new book, condemning what he describes as a childhood of hatred, anti-Semitism and violence. Abdelghani Merah, 36, is the brother of Mohamed Merah, 23, who in the name of Islamic extremism shot to death three Jewish children, a rabbi and three soldiers in and around Toulouse in March. The killings have come to be seen here as part of a broader threat of home-grown terrorism.
OPINION
October 19, 2012
Re "Debating free speech at Berkeley," Editorial, Oct. 15 Academic freedom and the right to free speech are sacred and deserve protection. At the same time, when anti-Israel activity crosses the line into anti-Semitism and expressions of support for terrorism, it is imperative to urge university officials to issue condemnations. There is a fundamental difference between criticizing Israel's government and its policies and "opposing" Israel's existence. The former may or may not be offensive speech.
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