Philadelphia Male Charged For Making Antisemitic Threats

by Alex Lloyd Gross

Yaniv Gola, 50, from Philadelphia apparently does not like Jewish people or Muslims. He hates them so much that he could be going to federal prison for his hate, once he is convicted of making threats , authorities said. He made the threats by phone, police said.

Gola is alleged to have masked his phone number in a failed attempt to conceal it. He used Voice over Internet Protocol which will conceal a phone number. During his calls to eight different people he threatened to kill, rape or injure them.Authorities said the calls started in August 2022 and continued until November 2023.

“You f***ing Jew, now I know where you are. I’m going to kill all you Jews … You all should be shoved back into ovens. I’m going down to [victim’s business location] to kill you.” On another call, Gola said to a victim, “I want to put a bullet in your head … You f***ing Muslims.” In the most recent call, Gola threatened a victim, “You’re Jewish, I’m from Hamas. You’re animals and pigs … If you don’t leave that place, we’re going to blow you up.”

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 40 years’ imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a $2,000,000 fine and an $800 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney J. Jeanette Kang. The FBI was assisted by the Philadelphia Police Department, the Media Borough Police Department, the Cinnaminson Township (NJ) Police Department, the Newtown Township Police Department, and the Haddonfield (NJ) Police