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August 17, 1995 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
"I am a good Christian, and when I die, I will be up in heaven looking down at the Jews burning in hell, and I will be hearing the snap, crackle and pop. " An independent investigator has determined that an official of a Montgomery County school board did indeed make that stridently anti-Semitic remark to other school officials in June. Donna Mengel, vice chairman of the North Penn School Board, could not be reached for comment by the Daily News after the board yesterday released its investigator's report of the allegation against her. But a television station quoted Mengel denying, as she has all along, that she made the comment and saying she had no intention of resigning.
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March 20, 2002 | By BONNIE SQUIRES
IDON'T believe Billy Graham really hates Jews. Nor do I believe that John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose life and mental illness are currently on display in "A Beautiful Mind," is an anti-Semite. Consider the context, in both cases. For Graham, it was the '70s, and Henry Kissinger was probably the only Jewish person he had ever been with, up close and personal. Certainly, Kissinger must have been the first Jewish Republican that Graham had ever met. So I don't think that he consciously had any animus against Jews.
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June 17, 1990 | By Paul Davies, Special to The Inquirer
The anti-Semitic backlash aimed at students and parents who went to federal court to have prayer banned at two Chester County high school graduations has one West Chester rabbi "scared. " Rabbi Mac Portal of Kesher Israel said he "suspected incidents will happen, but I have prayed to God for everyone. " He called the anti-Semitic actions "thoughtless and insensitive. " Downingtown graduates Drew Brody, who is Jewish, and Jennifer Hohnstine, who is Presbyterian, each received anti-Semitic letters and telephone calls last week.
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December 15, 1998 | by Joseph Perkins
Irwin Resnick was the first person to welcome me to my new home when I moved to San Diego. And during the eight years we were next-door neighbors, we became friends. Though Irwin and his wife have moved away to a seniors community, I still get together with my former neighbor for an occasional round of golf. We must seem an unlikely pair. A "seventysomething" Jewish gent and a "thirtysomething" black guy. But much as our age gap has never been an issue for Irwin and me, neither has his religion or my race.
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February 17, 1995 | By Marie McCullough, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At first, Shulamit Shapiro simply concentrated on learning the tricky German syllables she would be singing with the Swarthmore College chorus on parents' weekend. Then she glanced at the English translation of St. John Passion, the baroque masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach. On page after page, Jews were renouncing Jesus and demanding His crucifixion. "After I read the text, my heart told me I could never utter those words," the sophomore religion major said. "I would never be able to live with myself as a Jew or as a person if I dared beautify this story.
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December 11, 1993 | By Nancy Phillips, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The president of the union that represents Camden County sheriff's officers yesterday denounced picketing by off-duty officers outside the home of Freeholder Scott Goldberg during Hanukah this week. A group of sheriff's officers, toting bullhorns, gathered outside Goldberg's Haddonfield home Thursday to protest the freeholder board's decision to withhold money for their holiday bonuses because the department is over budget. During the protest, Goldberg said, the officers shouted remarks that he considered anti-Semitic.
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August 10, 2000 | By Steve Goldstein, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
The selection of Connecticut Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman as the Democratic vice presidential candidate has triggered an unprecedented stream of anti-Semitic messages on the Internet, Jewish and civil-rights watchdog groups said yesterday. "It has never been as active, it has never been on this scale, but that's mainly because the technology wasn't there," said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. "The Internet has never been this big before. " In the relatively short time since Monday's reports that Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, would be Vice President Gore's running mate, extremist groups and individuals have flooded online chat rooms and message boards with disparaging religious references and conspiracy theories.
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February 4, 1994 | By David Hess, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan renounced as "vile" and "malicious" the anti-Semitic remarks in New Jersey last fall of one of his lieutenants, but then mounted a blazing attack yesterday against a Jewish anti-bigotry group he said was trying to destroy his organization. At a packed news conference here, Farrakhan, the 62-year-old chief minister of the Nation of Islam, said he had rebuked and disciplined Khalid Abdul Muhammad for inflammatory comments made during a speech to students at Kean College in Union, N.J., on Nov. 29. Muhammad had attacked Jews, the Pope and homosexuals - and caused the Congressional Black Caucus, earlier this week, to back away from a tentative offer to collaborate with the Nation of Islam in combating violence in black urban ghettos.
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October 22, 1992 | By Dan Stets, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the government's popularity low and the economy sagging, a nasty, anti-Semitic tone has entered the highest levels of Hungarian politics, reminiscent of a frightening, not-too-distant past. "It is like Nazi politics, you know," said Erno Lazarovits, a 67-year-old Holocaust survivor. "You have to remember, when Hitler came to power people thought it was not serious. 'That painter, he will never be able to change the world,' they said. " It's a playwright who has people spooked here - Istvan Csurka, member of parliament, influential vice president of the ruling Hungarian Democratic Forum and executive editor of the party's newspaper.
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October 23, 1995 | By Ty Tagami, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In recent weeks, the outcry over anti-Semitic remarks attributed to North Penn School Director Donna Mengel has quieted somewhat. But Mengel's opponents hope that a demonstration set for Thursday will help turn up the volume and push voters to the polls to oust Mengel on Nov. 7. The Coalition for Tolerance in North Penn has told Lansdale officials to expect nearly 200 protesters to gather at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park before marching to the...
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December 28, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 50 people - including religious leaders, political officials, and community members - gathered in Yardley on Friday afternoon to denounce an anti-Semitic slur apparently spray-painted onto a family's garage door this week. Organized by State Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D., Bucks), the event featured speeches from him and Lower Makefield Township Supervisor Jeff Benedetto as well as two rabbis, a nun, a Presbyterian pastor, a representative from a local Islamic group, and other community members.
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August 30, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University has concluded its investigation of an altercation on campus last week in which a student said he was punched and called anti-Semitic names after a verbal exchange with students manning a table for a pro-Palestinian group. The university will soon turn over its findings to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Temple spokesman Ray Betzner said. It will be up to the district attorney to decide whether the incident constituted a hate crime and what, if any, charges may be filed, he said.
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August 27, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
The president of Temple University assured Jewish students and others Monday that the university was conducting an investigation after a student was allegedly attacked and called anti-Semitic names last week. Neil D. Theobald addressed the issue while answering written questions from students at the Student Center during the school year's first meeting of student government. "There is no place on a university campus for violence," Theobald said when asked what the university was doing to prevent similar incidents and why no one had been arrested.
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August 23, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University is investigating allegations that a student was physically attacked and called anti-Semitic names after a verbal exchange on Wednesday with students manning a pro-Palestinian group table on campus. The alleged altercation occurred during Temple Fest, an event in which student groups set up tables on campus to inform students, who moved in Wednesday, about school activities. The incident - one of what some say is a growing number of rifts on college campuses between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students - quickly gained national attention with advocacy groups calling on Temple to label the attack a hate crime.
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June 15, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rosemary Bernardi, accused of making anti-Semitic remarks at an Evesham school board meeting, resigned from the board Thursday and also as vice president of the New Jersey School Boards Association. In her resignation letter to the district, Bernardi said she was stepping down because the controversy had "become a distraction. " Bernardi, 43, is alleged to have made remarks at the May 23 board meeting that seemed to urge the town's non-Jewish residents to seek seats on the board to dilute the influence of its Jewish members.
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May 25, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
An Evesham school board member accused of making anti-Semitic statements at Thursday's meeting says she was misunderstood. But there were calls for Rosemary Bernardi's resignation after she allegedly called for non-Jewish residents to seek election to the board to offset the Jewish presence on it. "I have apologized," Bernardi said Friday. "But they were two separate statements. " A seven-year member of Evesham's school board and a former president, Bernardi is also a vice president of the New Jersey Association of School Boards.
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May 10, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Now that the Kimmel Center has disassembled the imaginary time machine that long dominated its lobby, the Gershman Y across the street has something closer to the real thing: The reconstituted 1918 film The Yellow Ticket , which was partly filmed in the later-razed Warsaw ghetto and was one of the first cinematic exposés of anti-Semitism. Now on a multicity tour with a live score by violinist Alicia Svigals, founder of the Klezmatics, The Yellow Ticket will be shown at 8 p.m. Thursday (copresented by the National Museum of American Jewish History)
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January 24, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Google Delmon Young's name and, among the words that pop up next to it, are hate crime . Add the letter A after Young's name in the world's most popular search engine and you'll find the words arrested, anti-Semitic and assault on your screen. Young, 27, understands that's a big part of the reason he had to wait until Tuesday, just three weeks before the start of spring training, to sign a deal that guarantees him only $750,000. That's not that much money for a man with so much ability and a resume that includes being last year's AL Championship Series MVP. The Phillies are the team that will pay the notorious talent that money, and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. accompanied the signing by saying that Young will get every opportunity to be the regular rightfielder.
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August 15, 2012
Rabbis: Don't sell anti-Semitic app LONDON - European rabbis said Tuesday that they were lobbying Apple Inc. to pull a mobile app version of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," a notorious anti-Semitic forgery. The Conference of European Rabbis, which represents Orthodox Jewish congregations across the continent, says it wants the iPhone manufacturer to stop selling an Arabic-language version of "The Protocols" being offered through its iTunes service. The group says carrying "The Protocols" in app form made it much more likely that it would be used by bigots and conspiracy theorists.
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