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Anti-Semitic vandalism in Brooklyn. (file)

New York City officials and the Anti-Defamation League are expressing concern over a sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the Big Apple.

There were 53 incidents of anti-Semitic grafitti and similar types of vandalism from January through May of this year, according to ADL spokesperson Etzion Neuer.

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The figure is a 29 percent increase over the 41 incidents seen during the same period in 2014.

“That’s a significant rise,” Neuer told Channel 7’s Eyewitness News on Friday.

Local residents agree. “I think this is a pattern that we saw in the 1930s and I think it is repeating itself,” a Brooklyn resident said.

Although there has been no real rise in the number of violent anti-Semitic crimes, there was a 14 percent spike in anti-Semitic incidents in 2014.

“We need to be aware of it,” a member of the Jewish community in Brooklyn’s Marine Park neighborhood told JewishPress.com. “It is not something to panic about, but we need to be aware.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

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  1. , Israel is the homeland for the Jews, it also was before there exist Islam! History of Middle East! Philip Hitti an Arab Historian, says that there is no such thing as”Palestine” in history! Zahir Muhsein, chief of Military organisation of the PLO says: “We are all part of one people, the Arab nation. We are one people. Just for political reasons we carefully underwrite our Palestinian identity. Because it is of national interest for the Arabs to advocate the existence of Palestine to balance Zionism (Jews).Yes, the existence of separate Palestine identity exists only for tactical reasons. The establishment of a Palestinian state is a new tool to continue the fight against Israel and for Arab unity.” In other words, there never existed a state named Palestine! 1875 Israel was almost empty of habitants (only 300’000) 1859 the majority in Jerusalem were Jews! 1299-1920 was the Ottoman Empire. The name Palestine (While their occupation the Romans gave this name Palestine to a little part of Israel just to suppress the people of Israel and Islam did still didn’t exist in this period), were never mention and totally forgotten! 1920 the Mandate of Great Britain gave the name Palestine just to name the Mandate (including Jordan of today)! A Mandate is not a country!! And in 1920 at the San-Remo arrangement 51 countries declare that the Palestine-Part is the Jewish homeland and have to give it back to the people of Israel!! The parts, Irak and Syria were given to the Moslems! But the Moslems wanted more and started terror attacks, so Britain split the Mandate Palestine (they give to the Jews) in two parts, one part for the Arabs (Jordan today) and one part the little one for the Jews (Israel today, Jehuda and Samaria included)! The part of the Mandate who was given to the Moslems they called Jordan, not Palestine! 1947 the UN offered to the Arabs to give more land (Partition-plan) to them to stop the terror, but they didn’t accept, then they wanted the whole Mandate. 1948 war, the Jordan Military with the help of other Moslem countries, occupied Jehuda and Samaria and called it Cisjordan or Westbank, again not “Palestine”! 1967 war (Israel never started wars), Israel conquer Jehuda and Samaria back (what belonged to Israel anyway)! There never existed a state called Palestine! Ask yourself, why the Moslems never called the parts they got (Jordan and Gaza) Palestine? Also not during the Moslem occupations ( Ottomans and others)! Because this name has nothing to do with Moslems or Islam or Arabs or Turks!! It is just a useful lie for the ones that want Islam World Power ! Nobody can occupy his own land!! Jerusalem was the town of David, also called Zion! Zion or Zionist is another name for Jerusalem!!

  2. The growth of anti-Semitic acts is obviously the reflection of Obama-Netanyahy polemics on the deal with Iran. The whole Obama foreign policy is a failure. Democrats do not understand the specific situation in the Middle East. They are blinded with their democracy-for-all idea, which is the wrong approach for Muslim world.

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