Latest Anti-Semitism News

Q&A: Nick Cannon on talk show, overcoming backlash last year

Sep. 23, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Nick Cannon faced heavy criticism for his anti-Semitic remarks last year, he initially thought about stepping away from his lucrative TV host and producer career for good. Cannon fell into a deep depression that felt like he was “stuck in...

UN anti-racism event, rejected by some, recommits to goals

Sep. 22, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly pledged Wednesday to redouble efforts to combat racism around the world, commemorating a landmark but contentious 2001 anti-racism conference by holding an anniversary meeting once again riven with divisions. Looking back...

Commissioner who shared antisemitic meme again condemned

Sep. 22, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A Clackamas County commissioner who has previously been called on to resign over racist comments has drawn condemnation for an incendiary post on social media. Commissioner Mark Shull shared a meme on Facebook appearing to compare vaccine...

4 men charged for shouting antisemitic abuse in London

Sep. 20, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Four men were charged Monday for allegedly shouting antisemitic abuse while driving around in a convoy in north London. The suspects, all in their 20s and from the northwest English town of Blackburn, are accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting...

Virginia House candidate blasted for insulting tweet

Sep. 18, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates has apologized after tweeting a derogatory comment about the appearance of House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn that some Democrats said was an antisemitic attack. The Washington Post reports ...

Man charged in anti-Semitic threats on social media

Sep. 15, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

BUXTON, Maine (AP) — A man who authorities say posted anti-Semitic death threats on social media through an anonymous Twitter account was charged with threatening interstate communication. Brian Dennison, a 24-year-old Maine resident, triggered an FBI investigation into...

Police search beach for stolen Torahs that are still missing

Sep. 08, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Police divers searched the waters near a beach with metal detectors Tuesday to try to locate missing artifacts that were stolen from a Jewish temple in August, including two handwritten Torahs. A 23-year-old man has been charged with burglary...

Man found guilty of Jewish restaurant attack in Germany

Sep. 08, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 30-year-old German man was found guilty Wednesday of an anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish restaurant three years ago in the eastern German city of Chemnitz in which the owner was injured and the restaurant damaged. The Chemnitz district court ruled that...

New Greek health minister apologizes over Holocaust remarks

Sep. 01, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new right-wing health minister apologized Wednesday for past remarks that the country's Jewish community had taken strong issue with, and avowed his “absolute respect” for Holocaust victims and his opposition to antisemitism. ...

Jewish leaders denounce comparing mask mandates to Holocaust

Aug. 16, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Democratic St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and several Jewish leaders on Monday criticized comments at recent County Council meetings that compared mask mandates to the Holocaust. With the delta variant of COVID-19 surging in St. Louis County,...