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New Jersey Democrats condemn racist and discriminatory comments unless it serves a partisan political purpose

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Demarest NJ, An effort by Senator Gerald Cardinale (R-39) to address the incivility at all levels of American politics was ruled “out of order” by the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee today.

After ruling an effort by Sen. Gerry Cardinale to increase civility in politics “out of order,” Democrats on the Judiciary Committee adopted a partisan attack on the President of the United States. (SenateNJ.com)

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Reader says, ” Sadly a lot of Jersey Jews are libs and these days straying away from party line is prohibited. Even if that means voting your own rights away”

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“Sadly a lot of Jersey Jews are libs and these days straying away from party line is prohibited. Even if that means voting your own rights away.

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Glen Rock Officials Condemn Swastika Incident At School

The Mayor and Council condemn any and all acts of hate. Hate speech and hate in any form is not welcome in Glen Rock.

While the Superintendent and BOE are the appropriate lead on the response in the schools to this incident, we have offered our help and support in any way that they deem necessary.

In the wake of this incident, we urge our community to come together; for us all to speak with our children and our neighbors; to discuss the impact of our words and actions on others, whether or not the intent is malicious.

As a governing body, we will continue to work with the Superintendent and the schools as appropriate, to reinforce the culture of empathy and inclusion that is the hallmark of our community in Glen Rock

Mayor Bruce Packer

Council President Kristine Morieko

Council Member Michael O’Hagan

Council Member Amy Martin

Council Member Bill Leonard

Council Member Arati Kreibich

Council Member Mary Barchetto

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Gottheimer, Leads Charge to Condemn Anti-Semitic Rhetoric of Fellow Democrat

“For nearly two weeks, Rep. @IlhanMN has avoided meeting with me to discuss why anti-Semitic tropes like these are hurtful to so many Americans. There is absolutely no place for this rhetoric in Congress — or anywhere.”

Gottheimer, Luria Lead Letter Urging House Leadership to Condemn Anti-Semitic Rhetoric :

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Anti-Semitic graffiti Discovered at Emerson Public Schools

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Emerson NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi comments on the anti-Semitic graffiti found in Emerson Public Schools.” Hate in any form is never acceptable. Hateful graffiti and markings have now appeared in many of our area schools and towns. Children learn from those around them. Parents, please sit with your children and explain why these messages of hate are always wrong.” 

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Anti-Semitic, Racist Graffiti Found at Schools Throughout Bergen and Union Counties

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Ridgewood NJ, Several schools in Bergen and Union counties have recently been vandalized with graffiti containing hateful messages and symbols. In Bergen County, a student at Ridgewood High School alerted officials on December 4 of a swastika alongside a Star of David carved into a bathroom stall.

On November 30, swastikas and racial slurs were found on a bathroom wall at Pascack Hills High School in Montvale. That incident follows several others since September in which anti-Semitic and racist graffiti had been drawn at nearby Pascack Valley High School in Hillside. In Union County, students reported on November 30 that swastikas had been scrawled inside bathrooms at Summit High School.

The symbol and other offensive drawings had been discovered a day earlier on bathroom walls at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. Superintendent of Summit Public Schools June Chang told parents that swastikas were also seen at the middle school before the Thanksgiving holiday break.

On November 29, Edison Intermediate School Principal Matthew Bolton told families a student at the Westfield school “defaced school property with messages of hate directed at various groups.” Similar incidents in the area occurred over the past two months, as a swastika was drawn in a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School and misogynistic, racist, and anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered on exterior walls of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

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Friday Sermon at Jersey City, NJ: Imam Aymen Elkasaby Prays to Be Martyred on the Threshold of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Which Is “Under the Feet of the Apes and Pigs”

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December 14,2017

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Jersey City NJ , Friday Sermon at Jersey City, NJ: Imam Aymen Elkasaby Prays to Be Martyred on the Threshold of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Which Is “Under the Feet of the Apes and Pigs”

Sheikh Aymen Elkasaby, imam of the Islamic Center of Jersey City, dedicated his Friday sermon on December 8 to U.S. President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Imam Elkasaby challenged the assumption that Israel is invincible, quoting from the Quran to demonstrate that the Jews “are the most cowardly of nations.” “So long as the Al-Aqsa Mosque remains prisoner in the hands of the Jews… So long as the Al-Aqsa Mosque remains under the feet of the apes and pigs, this nation will remain humiliated,” he said. Towards the end of the sermon, Imam Elkasaby prayed for Allah to grant him “martyrdom on the threshold of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” and to annihilate “the plundering oppressors” down to the very last one. At the end of the sermon, a community member stood up and invited the congregation to a demonstration in Times Square to protest the decision by the “lunatic” U.S. president. The videos of Imam Elkasaby’s sermon was posted on the YouTube account of the Islamic Center of Jersey City.

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Fears of Lasting Rift as Obama Battles Pro-Israel Group on Iran

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By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVISAUG. 7, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Obama had a tough message for theAmerican Israel Public Affairs Committee, or Aipac, the powerful pro-Israel group that is furiously campaigning against the Iran nuclear accord, when he met with two of its leaders at the White House this week. The president accused Aipac of spending millions of dollars in advertising against the deal and spreading false claims about it, people in the meeting recalled.

So Mr. Obama told the Aipac leaders that he intended to hit back hard.

The next day in a speech at American University, Mr. Obama denounced the deal’s opponents as “lobbyists” doling out millions of dollars to trumpet the same hawkish rhetoric that had led the United States into war with Iraq. The president never mentioned Aipac by name, but his target was unmistakable.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/08/world/middleeast/fears-of-lasting-rift-as-obama-battles-pro-israel-group-on-iran.html