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Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to demonstrators on the opening night of "The Death Of Klinghoffer" at the Met. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Hundreds Protest Met Premiere Of ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’

Some big-name politicians joined protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.

10/20/2014

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Bushwick Coffee Shop Owner Embroiled In Controversy After Instagram Post Takes Aim At Jews

The owner of a Brooklyn coffee shop has brewed up controversy after an online posting taking direct aim at Jews, who he says “want a piece or all of Bushwick,” has gone viral.

10/03/2014

Gabriel Diaz

Suspended Cabbie Insists He Has Right To Wear Nazi Armband

A New York City cab driver insisted Friday that it is his right, hands down, to wear a Nazi armband – even if the Taxi and Limousine Commission says otherwise.

05/16/2014

A New York City taxi driver seen wearing a Nazi armband (credit: ADL)

ADL: NYC Taxi Driver Caught Wearing Nazi Swastika Armband Suspended

The Anti-Defamation League said it urged the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission to investigate after receiving multiple complaints about the driver.

05/16/2014

Rates of anti-Semitism by region, as determined by Anti-Defamation League survey (credit: ADL)

Shocking Poll: More Than 1 In 4 Adults Worldwide Harbor Anti-Semitism

More than a billion people are estimated to hold deeply anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a global survey conducted by the Anti-Defamation League.

05/13/2014

Some NYU Jewish student believe the eviction notices were an attempt to intimidate them. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYU Investigating After Pro-Palestine ‘Eviction’ Fliers Distributed To Students

NYU’s Students for Justice in Palestine said they slipped fliers under students’ doors at the school’s two largest dormitories to raise awareness about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

04/25/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference March 25, 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands. (Photo by Toussaint Kluiters-Pool/Getty Images)

Homeland Security To Cut NYPD Bomb Detection Funding After Obama Says NYC Nuclear Blast Bigger Concern Than Russia

Less than 24 hours after President Obama said he’s more concerned about the prospect of a nuclear weapon exploding in NYC than Russia’s recent actions, Homeland Security officials announced plans to cut the NYPD’s bomb detection funding by 50 percent.

03/26/2014

Hate crime victim Marcelo Lucero. (Handout)

Ecuadorean Immigrant Slain In Hate Crime On Long Island Mourned 5 Years Later

A vigil was planned in Patchogue, Long Island Saturday, on the five-year anniversary of the hate-driven murder of an Ecuadorean immigrant.

11/09/2013

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Report: Anti-Semitic Incidents Jumped In New York In 2012

New statistics Monday said the number of anti-Semitic incidents jumped in New York State last year, and the state ranks at the top of the nation for such acts.

07/22/2013

John Galliano (credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Jewish Students Furious Over New School’s Hiring Of Disgraced Designer Galliano

Some design students are protesting a world renowned fashion designer from teaching on their campus. They say the anti-Semitic comments made by John Galliano should ban him from the classroom.

04/26/2013

Dov Hikind

Assemblyman Dov Hikind Apologizes After Attending His Purim Party In Blackface

Veteran New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) apologized Monday afternoon to anyone who may have been offended by his decision to show up to a Purim party dressed as a basketball player, with blackface makeup and Afro wig.

02/25/2013

Congregation Torah Ohr (credit: CBS 2)

Controversy Swirls Over Free Pizza, Or Is It Free Religious Advice On Long Island?

Some students at Great Neck North High School have been coming to Congregation Torah Ohr up the block for a free lunch and learn program.

02/13/2013

Brooklyn College was to be the sight of a controversial lecture on Feb. 7, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

Brooklyn College Under Heavy Criticism For Hosting Anti-Israel Lecture

Israel is at the center of a campus controversy at Brooklyn College. A group calling for boycotts and sanctions against Israel has been invited to speak next month, and some think the college itself has gone too far.

01/30/2013

An ad paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative at a Metro-North station in Larchmont, NY on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Controversial ‘Islamorealism’ Ads Go Up In Metro-North Stations In Westchester

The American Freedom Defense Initiative paid for it. It associates Islam with 19,250 terrorist attacks carried out by extremists since the 9/11.

08/17/2012

State Sen. Ruben Diaz (credit: CBS 2)

State Sen. Diaz Stirs Up Controversy After Comparing Abortion To Holocaust

The Bronx Democrat compared abortion to the Holocaust, saying “Hitler was pro-choice. He chose to send the Jews to Auschwitz. That was not their choice, that was Hitler’s choice.”

05/02/2012

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