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Defund Israel X account, Jewish babies with ‘pure bloodlines,’ Bowman loses ‘J Street’ endorsement 

Antisemitism roundup, Jan. 26-29

U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) speaks during a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock.
U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) speaks during a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

Brent Wood, 33, of Toledo, Ohio, who allegedly attacked two Jews outside Kesher Israel, an Orthodox congregation in Washington, was a no-show in D.C. Superior Court.

The Toronto Police Service announced the arrest of Ian Locke, 40, who allegedly vandalized the front steps of a Jewish school on Dec. 18. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 14. “This investigation is being treated as a suspected hate-motivated offense,” the police stated.

The University of Central Florida Police Department arrested Seif Asi, 21, a Palestinian-American student at the public school, for allegedly threatening to shoot three Jewish students. Asi denied owning a weapon, and he reportedly apologized.

Seif Asi
Seif Asi. Source: LinkedIn.

Sana Saeed, who works for the Al Jazeera parent company, wrote in response to a New York Times article about Jews wanting to have Jewish babies after Hamas’s Oct. 7 terror attack, that it was “about people ensuring their bloodlines are pure, in explicit support for a state that in the name of their religion and ethnicity is overseeing a genocide of another ethnic group.”

“What’s happening in Gaza is unspeakable. Let’s be clear: The U.S. is complicit in this nightmare,” wrote Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is Jewish. “It’s time for the U.S. to stop asking Israel to do the right thing. We must tell them: Unless they change course, they will lose our support.”

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), who has accused Israel of genocide, lost J Street’s endorsement.

Officers in Palo Alto, Calif., are investigating a 15-inch-long swastika painted near Peers Park as a hate crime.

Windows were smashed at Sgoolai Israel Synagogue in Fredericton, New Brunswick. “Planned. It was planned, definitely,” Ayten Kranat, the synagogue’s vice president, told the National Post. “Today is the Holocaust remembrance day, and also our Shabbat service on Saturday morning, so people go to the synagogue for services.”

The NYPD arrested 10 anti-Israel protesters in Brooklyn after blocking hundreds from entering Manhattan and preventing the antisemites from “flooding” John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens.

Police in Sydney, Australia arrested six neo-Nazis and issued citations to some 55 others who “swarmed” a train.

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) went up to the roof of his home in Braddock, Pa., and waved a large Israeli flag, as anti-Israel protesters chanted outside.

“We refuse to standby as thousands of infants are issued their death certificates before their birth certificates,” said one of hundreds who marched against Israel in Indianapolis.

“The hopes and dreams I had, it felt like everything I worked for was turned to ashes,” said one of several budding lawyers who spoke with the Chicago Sun-Times about losing job offers over support for Hamas or criticism of Israel.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) “blasted” Teaneck Public Schools for partnering with the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Sky News apologized after its host Belle Donati compared the war in Gaza to the Holocaust during an interview with Knesset member Danny Danon. Dannon has called for Donati to be sacked.

An X account called Defund Israel Now, which has 36,800 followers, is verified as an “official organization” on the platform despite glorifying Hitler, Vice reported.

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