Suspect in Jewish center shootings 'entrenched in the hate movement' (w/ video)

Frazier Glenn Miller

Police say Frazier Glenn Miller killed a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, and an unidentified woman in the parking lot of the nearby Village Shalom Retirement Community in Leawood, Sunday, April 13, 2014. (KCTV)

(CNN) — Last week, the Anti-Defamation League issued a warning: The Passover holiday was coming up Monday. So was Adolf Hitler’s birthday next Sunday — two events that could coincide with the increased possibility of violent attacks against Jewish community centers.

On Sunday, that dire prediction came true.

A 73-year-old Missouri man with a long resume of anti-Semitism and white supremacist activism is accused of opening fire outside two Jewish centers in the Kansas City area. Police say Frazier Glenn Cross killed a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, and an unidentified woman in the parking lot of the nearby Village Shalom Retirement Community in Leawood.

While authorities haven’t disclosed any suspected motive, Cross — who also goes by Frazier Glenn Miller — has been active in the white supremacy movement since the 1970s. But after cooperating with federal authorities following an arrest in the mid-1980s, he became an outcast among much of that community, the ADL said.

The group described Cross — referring to him by his pseudonym of Miller — as “a perennial but peripheral figure” in the movement in recent years. Attempts at launching white supremacist publications flopped, and the votes he received in a 2010 write-in bid for U.S. Senate failed to break the double-digit mark.

Sunday’s attacks come at a time when anti-Semitic incidents in the United States are at their lowest level in decades. In an audit released this month, the ADL reported 751 incidents in 2013, down 19% from the previous year.

But while the number of total incidents dropped, there was a significant increase in violent anti-Semitic assaults in 2013. The ADL audit recorded 31 anti-Semitic assaults on Jewish people or those perceived as Jewish in 2013, up from 17 in 2012.

“The high number of violent in-your-face assaults,” said ADL National Director Abraham Foxman, “is a sobering reminder that, despite the overall decline in anti-Semitic incidents, there is still a subset of Americans who are deeply infected with anti-Semitism and who feel emboldened enough to act out their bigotry.”

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President Obama On Kansas City Jewish Shooting: ‘Anti-Semitism Can Lead to Hatred and Violence’ – Video




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Synagogue to dedicate Yaacov Heller sculpture

By Lois K. Solomon, Sun Sentinel

12:56 p.m. EDT, April 4, 2014

A newly dedicated symbol of Jewish strength will soon greet visitors to B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton: An 8-foot menorah designed by artist Yaacov Heller, whose massive sculptures can be seen throughout the city.

Members of the Conservative synagogue, at 6261 S.W. 18th St. will dedicate the bronze menorah on Sunday. The seven-branched candelabrum is symbolically guarded by two Lions of Judah on a granite pedestal and is located in a new meditation area. For more information, call 561-392-8566.

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Thousands of Orthodox Jews swarm NYC streets to protest Israel's draft

Israel wants to extend its compulsory military service to some of its most religious residents Many ultra-Orthodox Israelis see this as a form of religious persecution The demonstration was a show of solidarity with Israeli ultra-Orthodox who’ve been protesting the proposal for weeks Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands of the devout Jews brought Jerusalem to a stand still in a massive show of force

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Ten city blocks of Manhattan became a river of black Sunday as 50,000 dark-clad ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets to protest Israel’s proposal to force their young boys into its army.

The gathering took up a stretch of Water Street, with demonstrators standing behind police barricades amid tight security as they prayed in solidarity with their brethren in Israel.

‘These kids, a lot of them don’t know how to hold a gun. They don’t know what physical warfare is,’ said Long Island rabbinical student Shmuel Gruis.

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Israel's IDB units Discount, Koor complete merger

Israel's Discount Investment Corp completed a takeover of sister company Koor Industries in a move aimed at simplifying the conglomerate structure of parent IDB Holding Corp, the companies said on Sunday. Discount already holds 67 percent of Koor, which owns 40 percent of Adama, the world's largest provider of generic crop protection products. China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) owns the …

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Baudot-Trajtenberg to join Bank of Israel MPC next week

Israel's cabinet approved the appointment of Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg as deputy governor of the Bank of Israel and she will begin her term on March 2, the central bank said on Sunday. Trajtenberg, nominated by Governor Karnit Flug last month, will serve as a member of the bank's monetary policy committee (MPC) – which sets interest rates – and its supervisory council. The Bank of Israel's two …

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Israel asks banks about impact of new liquidity rules

Israel's banking regulator on Sunday asked the country's banks to provide details on how they can comply with a liquidity requirement that is part of new global rules to strengthen banks after the financial crisis. Israel plans to implement gradually the liquidity coverage rule in 2015 that aims to ensure banks have enough assets that can be converted quickly into cash. This will reflect the …

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300 Jews run with a purpose at Sunday's Miami Marathon

Among the 25,000 runners in Sunday’s Miami Marathon, one group will stand out for its distinctive gear: some long skirts, a few tzitzit and lots of beards.

Blazoned across their T-shirts is “Team Lifeline.” The 300 runners, mostly Orthodox Jews, make up the largest charity group in this year’s race. They raise money for Camp Simcha, a refuge for sick children in upstate New York.

“Team Lifeline” runners come from all over the country. The Miami race, which begins at AmericanAirlines Arena and ends at Bayfront Park, is one of three the group enters because it’s on a Sunday, rather than on a Saturday, their Sabbath.

Plus, said group director Moshe Turk, who lives in Israel, “everybody in the country has a relative in Miami.”

Running groups have boomed in recent years, gathering novice runners to train. There are 25 groups racing Sunday that are strictly training groups and another 32 that are raising money for a cause.

“I’m not putting down any other charity,” said Miami Marathon co-director Frankie Ruiz, “but ‘Team Lifeline’ is the most committed group we have.”

On the team’s suggestion, the race has a nondenominational prayer tent at the starting line. “With all the glitz and glamour, they thought to have a moment to be reflective and give thanks,” Ruiz said.

One South Floridian on “Team Lifeline” is Nessa Reich, 36, a Hollywood mother of five who is running her fourth half-marathon.

In keeping with strict Orthodox traditions, Reich runs with a headcovering, sometimes a runner’s cap, sometimes a red-white-and-blue bandanna. She also wears a skirt, just above the knee, with leggings underneath.

“I guess part of it is to prevent chafing, but really I’m nervous about having a Marilyn Monroe moment,” said Reich, who belongs to the modern orthodox Young Israel of Hollywood.

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Israel starts handover of Palestinian militants’ bodies

Israel on Sunday began transferring bodies of Palestinian militants killed by Israeli forces to the West Bank for reburial, sources on both sides said. According to Fatma Abdallah, media coordinator for the "Palestinian national committee to return the bodies of martyrs", Israel handed over the body of Majdi Khanfar, originally from Silat al-Zaher near Jenin, via a crossing in the north of the …

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