Black-on-Jewish Violence in the U.S.A.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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On a late June Friday evening, Marc Heinberg, a 61-year old man, was walking home from synagogue along Gravesend Neck Road; Neck Road to the locals. Neck Road is classic Brooklyn; a scattering of modest brick houses along a tree-lined street, but a short walk down “The Neck” takes you to Nostrand Avenue and from there to the Sheepshead-Nostrand housing projects where crime is common and life is cheap.

Sheepshead-Nostrand, where drug deals go down, shots are fired and gruesome murders are a local tradition, and the tree-lined portion of “The Neck” where Marc Heinberg was walking home, are two worlds apart. They are also less than a dozen blocks apart.

As Marc Heinberg walked home from his prayers, the hymns welcoming the Sabbath, the Day of Rest, still humming in his ears, he heard someone yell out, “dirty Jew.” On the old farm road, half-a-dozen African-American teenagers surrounded him, screaming racial slurs and pummeling him with their fists. The two worlds had collided, as they so often did, leaving pain and violence in their wake.

This ugly attack was one of a series of anti-Semitic incidents in Brooklyn; not the first of its kind, nor the last. There are many Jewish New Yorkers of Heinberg’s age who still remember lives and childhoods in Brownsville and the Bronx cut short by similar violence. Farther out the abandoned synagogues of Detroit and Newark tell the same story of a painful exodus from a new life in a new country, as families fled the spiraling racist violence of the community organizers and agitators of the sixties and seventies.

Even though New York State’s African-Americans make up 17.5 percent of the population, outnumbering the state’s Jewish population by 2 to 1, hate crime statistics for 2010 show that while 31.5 percent of hate crimes were aimed at Jews, only 19.7 percent were aimed at African-Americans.  There are few statistics kept on the races of perpetrators, but there is an ugly history recorded in ashes, concussions and speeches going back a long way.

In Brooklyn, a Jewish schoolteacher and father of four lost consciousness after being brutally beaten by two minority teenagers who shouted “Jew, Jew.” Upstate in Monsey, four black teenagers sought out a Jewish victim and hit him with a knife. Incidents like this have become part of the fabric of life. An unspoken reality that everyone knows, but few talk about. Sometimes, as with the Crown Heights Pogrom, the violence explodes. Mostly it jabs like switchblades and broken glass.

Brooklyn is the city borough with the largest growing Jewish population, and by the logic of hate, it is also the growth area for anti-Semitic attacks. The Jewish communities of Brooklyn are composed of refugees, not only from Europe, but from lost communities in other parts of Brooklyn and other boroughs. Some grandmothers and grandfathers have stories about childhood homes in Poland and Germany that they can never return to, while others have similar stories about tree-lined lanes full of modest brick houses, just like “The Neck,” in Brownsville, the Bronx or Newark, home to a community of 70,000 Jews before the race riots; now home to nearly none.

After decades of a declining Jewish population in New York City, the Jewish communities of Brooklyn have tilted against the demographics of decline. The growing anti-Semitic violence is a sign that the thugs of decline are pushing back against the families making their private stand for the future on quiet streets in neighborhoods like Sheepshead Bay.

Their war is a quiet and private thing. It is won when a family moves into a new home, when a grocery store stays in business and a school opens for another year. It is won by children playing in backyards and by old men walking home from synagogue. There are casualties in the war. Assaults, fires, vandalism and swastikas scrawled on windows—sometimes by teenagers whom the bearers of the Swastika flag would have considered subhuman. But in Brooklyn, the swastika does not stand for the Thousand Year Reich. It stands for hating Jews.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    You own only yourself, and you're not bright enough to manage that well.

    Silly muslim friendly monkey. Do you dream about those missing goats still?

    Roger 165p � 1 hour ago
    "I stole some of you sex toys and sold them as regular milk goats. "

    This is sad, I've reduced you from a delusional bigot that spoke of Hitler as a Christian (which was shredded regularly by a dozen posters every which way) to just muslim militant trolling.

    Will they take you off your day shift and make you work nights too?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      You lied about my comment.
      I am not mad, just taking the chance to expose you once again.

      It must smart to be the last one at the office hiding your little flask.

      So, do they smell the pork on your breath?

  • Bridgeport Guy

    Hateful acts, regardless of whom they are perpetrated by, are always wrong. That being said, if you dig a little in history you will see that the Jews have not always been so nice to the blacks. Has anyone ever heard of the major involvement in the slave trade by Jewish businessmen who owned a good deal of ships that brought African slaves to the U.S.? Has anyone heard about black blues artists like Muddy Waters or Buddy Guy who were ripped off by the Chess Brothers (Jewish businessmen in Chicago)? They took advantage of the illiteracy of some of the black singers who came up from the south and had them sign contracts that benefitted them (the Chess Bros).

    • Guest

      It is this invented nonsense that keeps Blacks antisemitic, poor and resentful. We ALL can name people of other religion, color or nationality who had hurt, cheated or wronged us one way or another. Yet, most of us do not extend the behavior of a particular person to the entire race, religion or nationality.
      Pick up a book on Jewish history. Considering what at various times and various places was done to us and our ancersors, if we were to follow your reasoning we would have destroyed ourselves with hate against about everybody, with an exception of Eskimos, perhaps.
      May be Chess Bros exploited Black singers, but then again Jewish studio bosses in Hollywood gave them work, when white American wouldn't let them drink from the same water faucet. After all it was Jews who made "stormy weather' and non-Jews who mad ' the birth of the nation'.

  • Jimi Belton

    and still the MSM, especially the NY Times keep mum on this…And isn`t the NY Times mostly owned and controlled by Jewish Leftist….Do not scream to me that I am anti-semantic, as that would be the furtherest thing from the truth…My heart goes out to you Jewish that will flee your neighborhood rather than defend yourselves….Move to Atlanta and i will personally give you my time and escort you to and from Temple, should there ever be any need for it…..It will get worse, as Al, Louis, and Jesse will continue to sew the seeds of hate, against you joooos, for all the evil you have done to the Negro…..G0d bless you good people…..Jimi

  • patriothere

    When obama gets re-elected. It's not a matter of if. It's a matter of when.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      There are mostly fair and open elections in our country, unlike Iran.

      We don't have women killed like Neda for wanting a fair vote.

    • Looking4Sanity

      We're really not interested in your wet dreams, sonny boy. Now toddle on back to summer school.

  • mrbean

    President Barack Obama’s longtime pastor at Trinity United Church, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, has announced his support for the anti-Semitic “March to Jerusalem” at the end of March. The White House has refused comment. The “March to Jerusalem” is a massive campaign designed to send anti-Israel partisans across Israel’s borders and into Jerusalem. The National Conference on Jewish Affairs reports Iran's government is involved in the organization of the event and plans to send thousands of participants in caravans, whose schedules have been published by the Quds News agency. Obama's comments and actions towards Israel also indicate he is an anti-semite.

  • David Olds

    There ARE statistics on race and crime. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_crime_in_th

  • Indioviejo

    I believe liberal/progressive/socialist Jews who continue to support black organizations have Jewish blood on their hands. Recently a Jewish group in California cancelled an appearance by Pamela Geller because they SUPPORT Muslim hatred of Jews. It seems like they are ready to SELL anyone for a degree of blind allegiance to leftist causes. This is probably what has happened over the years when the MSM has ignored Jewish suffering in our own country. Jewish friends should not sell short the support they have among most Christians in America. We are not a small group, but if you isolate your community for whatever reason, how are we to know how we can help? As the law says in Florida, stand your ground.

  • dennis metz

    how much does it take for you people to see that blacks are the most racist people on earth and they will use anything as an excuse to eliminate whites. the whole world if afraid of blacks calling anyone else racist but eveyone still remembers the holocaust we have a potential holocaust with blacks and jews right now in this day and age and yet people turn their heads. one day Jews will wake up and will be starring into the eyes of a racist black muslim nation hell bent on destroying them just like they have destroyed the united states
    any idiot that can make observations should be able to see this

  • cjk

    Fred is a big stinking turd along with all those who agree with him you anti-Christian, RACIST, CHUMPS………ALL OF YOU.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      What mosque do you attend? The one in dearborn that throws concrete chunks at Christians?

      • cjk

        You and your buddy Fred are the anti-christians here pal or can't you read?
        Straight from Fred's comment above: "I'l give you a clue, dumbass: White, Christian, White, Christian, White, Christian, White and Christian. Tons of decent, upward looking, logical blacks I've met actually like Jews and know that Jews and blacks share a lot of similar racial persecution and a sense of humor and "soul." You are a disgusting cowardly liar and that is a fact. Go ahead and kiss the ass of the white Christian bigot KKK types who would kill you and drag you through the street, you tiny coward."
        Are you really THAT stupid?

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Earth to ck, I am a Christian. And I'm not a liberal so I am not KKK.

          But I am aware that some blacks are racist, and use that for every advantage they can. You know, like the reverend sharpton. Even our attorney General has been known to act based on skin color.

          Any other rants to show your ignorance?

          • cjk

            I guess you ARE that DUMB

  • PermReader

    The bad Jewish tradition to defend "opppressed" like blacks and "palestinians"" but not themselves.This defended "oppressed " usually feel no gratitude to the Jews and seeing them defencelessness acts accordingly.

  • Foolster41

    WTE -25p � 25 minutes ago
    I love making up false quotes! So easy to forge!

    • WTE

      You do? <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV dir=ltr> <DIV style=”BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; MARGIN: 5px 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; HEIGHT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px”></DIV>

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        Nope, but you sure do.

      • Foolster41

        My point is, it's easy to just type in fake typepad/ID quotes. It proves nothing. You have a number of times made outright FALSE quotes (the times I did it was to show how easy it was to do). You are a proven liar, and have no credibility.

        • WTE

          Roger does it to me all the time. I guess he is liar too. <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV dir=ltr> <DIV style=”BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; MARGIN: 5px 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; HEIGHT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px”></DIV>

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            No, I don't. When a fool like you uses hate filled talking points it's not hard to catch you by surprise by the things you were told to use.

          • Foolster41

            Yep, two wrongs such make a right! (Also, you're lying again).

          • WTE

            No I'm not. <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV dir=ltr> <DIV style=”BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; MARGIN: 5px 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; HEIGHT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px”></DIV>

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Of course you are.

            And your'e still not bright enough to fix all that header stuff.
            No one else has that problem even your fellow cohort patriot here on his cheap old iranian computer is able to not have that issue.

          • WTE

            Your personal attcks against me are being reported. I will no longer respond to you. <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV dir=ltr> <DIV style=”BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; MARGIN: 5px 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; HEIGHT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px”></DIV>

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Yes, I can see the site administrator is looking over your comments.

            I was wondering why so many of them were being pulled.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Wee, you small little man.

            Are you going to report my comments as spam to have my profile blocked again? That didn't work very well, did it?

            You as an admitted iranian sympathetic kind of person who is very muslim friendly (with all the calls to violence that goes with it) expose yourself in enough ways, I'm not worried about it.

            Remember how you approach things?

            24 minutes ago @ Breitbart.tv – Soldier Found Guilty i… · 1 reply · +1 points
            The whole town needs locked in the church and the church set on fire. IMO

          • Looking4Sanity

            What a lying POS you are. You have been doing nothing BUT responding to Roger since you wrote this! I invite the admins to simply look at your lies and your Godless agenda by viewing your profile and then draw their own conclusions about you.

            You've been cyber-stalking and harassing Roger for over a year. Did you think that would never catch up with you?

          • WTE

            Really? He replies to EVERY one of my comments on ever site I go on. Do I do that to him? You are being reported as well. It has caught up with him and got him banned from several sites. <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV dir=ltr> <DIV style=”BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; MARGIN: 5px 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; HEIGHT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px”></DIV>

          • Looking4Sanity

            You are a pathetic little loser. Tattle to whomever you like. I stand by everything I've said.

          • WTE

            You two did it to me. Please stop with your personal attacks. They are a clear violation of the TOS <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV dir=ltr> <DIV style=”BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; MARGIN: 5px 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; HEIGHT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px”></DIV>

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You are so sad. You have been making up fictional attacks on Matthew and John not being credible even as eye witnesses to what Jesus lived and taught. You are the one that has been attacking.

            As a hate filled bigot you only care about your agenda of hate.

          • 4_Constitution

            This guy attacks the Bible for being fictional. So, let's play a game. How many accounts in this thread are being run on WTE? How many fictional accounts is Todd running himself?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            I just got done dueling with him and patriot here on another site for about 250 comments.

            I dont' know, but he's admitted to running parallel profiles. On this story, I'd start by going to new guest profiles that are pro-muslim and that only have comments during business hours.

          • patriothere

            And how did that go for you? Did you fight back your crocodile tears?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            I don't cry like you two little muslim friendly violence advocating kind of guys.

          • WTE

            Where I have replied once to him on here after I said that? <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV dir=ltr> <DIV style=”BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; MARGIN: 5px 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; HEIGHT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px”></DIV>

          • Looking4Sanity

            Do you REALLY believe that admin is too stupid to review your profile? Is that the bet you're making here? Just because you're stalking him on another site rather than this one does not make the fact less relevant.Those of us who know the whole story know you for the worm you are.

          • WTE

            Mr. Ashton and I have been in contact with each other. We had a pleasant conversation and he is a reasonable man <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV dir=ltr> <DIV style=”BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; MARGIN: 5px 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; HEIGHT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px”></DIV>

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Great!
            Did you threaten to declare jihad on him too?

            24 minutes ago @ Breitbart.tv – Soldier Found Guilty i… · 1 reply · +1 points
            "The whole town needs locked in the church and the church set on fire. IMO "

          • Looking4Sanity

            Bwahaha!

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            He really does make this way to easy.

            He just has that horrible muslim temper probably made worse by that little flask of Mtn Dew that he admitted to drinking.

          • Looking4Sanity

            Well….la tee da! The bottom line is you didn't get what you wanted, isn't that right?

            I'm sure you'd like us all to believe that this guy agrees with you completely. Did you remember to tell him he's an idiot for believing in God and that you hold him in contempt? Did THAT come up in your conversation? Or did you confine yourself to whining about how "persecuted" you "feel"?

          • WTE

            I am sure he does not agree with me. That is human nature. I also did not whine. I just pointed out your and rogers hatred and bigotry. Since you two did it to me quit crying about it. <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV dir=ltr> <DIV style=”BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; MARGIN: 5px 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; HEIGHT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px”></DIV>

          • Looking4Sanity

            You're the one crying to mamma because you can't win an argument, goat boy. It's not our fault that you dish it out but can't take it.

            Roger isn't hateful OR a bigot. He just has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to BS…and you're nothing BUT BS from your turban right down to your sandals.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            His ears are leaking brown he's so full of it.

          • Looking4Sanity

            I'm sure he needs a diaper change after his little tantrum.

            David's admins must be choking with laughter after that pathetic exchange.

            Can you imagine how deranged this guy is to talk the trash he does and then ask for sympathy from a Jewish conservative?

            That's chutzpah for you!

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            The muslim trolls seem very active, Iran must be spending extra this close to getting the bomb.

          • Looking4Sanity

            Turkey just gave them 80 tons of gold in exchange for oil…so…yeah.

            And…isn't Turkey supposed to be our NATO "ally"? Don't we have sanctions in place? We need to boot Turkey out of NATO.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Muslim cultures will work to protect other muslim cultures when push comes to shove.

          • Looking4Sanity

            The truth of that is self evident. The question is why does the U.S. have to go along with it? Turkey is in clear opposition with us and the other participating NATO nations. When it's obvious that you have a camel in your tent, aren't you obliged to remove it?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            He isn't the brightest reply monkey around.

            Just the most predictable.

            Did you see this morning about how he linked to an Iranian puff piece on how their nuclear program helped the children sick with cancer?

            As if that's something they can hide behind when they just scrubbed a military site?

          • Looking4Sanity

            Not to mention the cause of the children's sickness to begin with. Using your regime to MAKE children sick so you can use that as political cover to advance an illegal nuclear program is pretty reprehensible if you ask me.

          • patriothere

            You're stupid. Cancer patients exist in every country. There are 187 signatories to the Non proliferation treaty. Are they working on nukes too?

          • Looking4Sanity

            You're an Iranian hack troll. We're pretty sure you're working on a nuke.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            I hope he literally is, sitting on a nuclear casing with his hack iranian computer typing away while the electricity is still on.

          • patriothere

            They moved military equipment from parchin so that inspectors could come in. They have been more transparent than israel.

          • Looking4Sanity

            Only an idiot could say something like that and expect anyone to believe it. If you Iranians are on the level, perhaps you'd care to explain all your shady dealings with the Norks?

  • Jude

    Jews have nothing against black people and never being racist, yet a lot of black people don't like jews and this is sad…