Welcome to this week’s edition of “Reading Between the Headlines and Asking Why?”

There was an attack on Jewish New Yorkers almost every day last week. Police are investigating these as possible hate crimes

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/29/us/jewish-attacks-week-new-york-trnd/index.html

NYPD Investigating 9th Anti-Semitic Attack Reported This Week

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/12/28/rash-of-anti-semitic-attacks-new-york-city/

Vigil Held In Skokie After Wave Of Anti-Semitic Attacks In And Near New York City

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/29/new-york-brooklyn-monsey-anti-semitic-attacks-skokie-vigil/

NYPD to step up presence in Brooklyn after string of anti-Semitic hate crimes

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nypd-to-increase-presence-in-brooklyn-after-string-of-anti-semitic-hate-crimes/

Miami man’s Manhattan assault in broad daylight called hate crime

Police say 65-year-old Jewish man kicked, punched

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2019/12/28/miami-mans-manhattan-assault-in-broad-daylight-called-hate-crime/

Suspect pleads not guilty after five stabbed at Hanukkah party at rabbi’s home in New York

The governor called the late-night attack in Rockland County an act of “domestic terrorism.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/multiple-victims-reportedly-stabbed-rabbi-s-new-york-home-n1108271

Suspect in Monsey Stabbings Searched Online for ‘Hitler,’ Charges Say Officials said the suspect, who is charged with hate crimes, also expressed anti-Semitic views in his journal.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/30/nyregion/jewish-attacks.html

Jewish college student attacked on New York subway

https://worldisraelnews.com/jewish-college-student-attacked-on-new-york-subway/?fbclid=IwAR3BF7HfYGipPktZ5w2zPyeFtPnokrEIW-Yw0hgLvf9utkH5FCaPIydBmhk

Jersey City Shooting Was ‘Domestic Terrorism,’ Officials Say

The two attackers were “fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/12/nyregion/jersey-city-shooting-domestic-terrorism.html

Hate Crimes

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/hate-crimes

 

Why? Because…

Trump signs executive order to define Judaism as a race, ethnicity

https://www.axios.com/trump-jewish-executive-order-kushner-anti-semitism-c97f5927-786f-4f4a-b10f-36816f5df20a.html

Or, stated another way…

Trump’s Executive Order and the Rise of Anti-Semitism

The president’s campus intervention ignores the bigger threat of anti-Semitism and threatens free speech.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/opinion/trump-bds-movement-israel.html

To protect Jews on campus? This is beyond the alt-right fringe. Reclassification for maximum racist effect and pure Nazi 101. He is a very sick, twisted and evil man and trust me, you’re next.

 

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