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German parliament denounces Israel boycott movement

May. 17, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Friday approved a resolution denouncing the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel, describing its methods as anti-Semitic and reminiscent of Nazi-era calls to boycott Jews. The motion called on the German government not to support events organized by BDS or...

Anti-Semitic crime in Germany up, amid uptick in hate crimes

May. 14, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The number of anti-Semitic and anti-foreigner incidents rose in Germany last year, despite an overall drop in politically motivated crimes, according to statistics released Tuesday. The Interior Ministry's latest annual report on politically motivated crimes showed that anti-Semitic incidents...

Dems say Trump, GOP, twisting Tlaib's Holocaust remarks

May. 13, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats from Congress to the 2020 presidential campaign trail on Monday demanded that Republicans apologize to Rep. Rashida Tlaib for mischaracterizing her remarks about the Holocaust in the latest uproar over Muslim House members and their remarks about Israel. The Michigan Democrat...

Farrakhan delivers insult while denying he's anti-Semitic

May. 10, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan referenced "Satanic Jews" in a speech denying allegations of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia after Facebook banned him from the social media platform. During the speech Thursday at a Roman Catholic church on Chicago's South Side,...

The Latest: Cardinal rebukes Farrakhan, priest over speech

May. 10, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan's speech denying allegations of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich (blayz SOO'-pich) has condemned what he called anti-Semitic statements made by Nation of Islam...

Prosecutors say synagogue gunman boasted of hate for Jews

May. 9, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A gunman who killed a woman and wounded three during services at a Southern California synagogue later told a 911 dispatcher he had done it because "the Jewish people are destroying the white race," prosecutors said Thursday in announcing 109 hate crime and other charges against the...

Installation of Nazi-era 'dejudification institute' unveiled

May. 6, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — High-ranking officials of Germany's Lutheran church have unveiled an installation to remember the malign activities of a so-called "dejudification institute" that was founded 80 years ago to eliminate all Jewish influence from Christian life in the country then run by the Nazis. Lutheran...

Judge declines to block pro-Palestinian panel at UMass

May. 2, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A panel discussion about Palestinian rights at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst will be allowed to move ahead following a challenge by a group of Jewish students at the school. A Superior Court judge on Thursday ruled against the students who argued the forum was anti-Semitic and...

Young Jews march in Poland to remember Holocaust victims

May. 2, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Thousands of young Jews from around the world joined Holocaust survivors and politicians Thursday for an annual Holocaust remembrance march in southern Poland that focuses on fighting anti-Semitism and hatred. About 10,000 marchers carrying Israeli flags and "Say NO to...

Holocaust survey exposes gaps in Austrians' knowledge

May. 2, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A new survey has found that many Austrians lack basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide — even though the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp was just outside of the city of Linz, and some of the key perpetrators of the Holocaust were Austrian. The study released Thursday by the New...