Latest Anti-Semitism News

Police: Man told Jewish co-worker she was in 'gas chamber'

Mar. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The arrest of a New York man on charges of harassing a Jewish co-worker at a health food store is the latest in a rising number of anti-Semitic episodes reported in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. The Democrat joined state police Superintendent Keith Corlett for the...

Belgian carnival may lose UN recognition amid anti-Semitism

Mar. 22, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday it could remove Belgium's famed Aalst carnival from its cultural heritage list following accusations of anti-Semitism during a parade. UNESCO, Jewish organizations and European authorities have condemned the supposed anti-Semitic and racist nature of a...

Police: Anti-Semitic graffiti worse than at first thought

Mar. 21, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police now say 59 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts were defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, about twice as many as initially thought. Fall River police said Thursday in a Facebook post that they came up with the higher number after a row-by-row inspection of Hebrew...

Neo-Nazi website operator ordered to disclose his net worth

Mar. 21, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A neo-Nazi website operator must disclose his net worth to attorneys for a Montana real estate agent who sued him for orchestrating an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against her family. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch on Tuesday ordered The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin to...

Anti-Semitic messages, Nazi imagery defile Jewish cemetery

Mar. 19, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating anti-Semitic messages and Nazi imagery scrawled on gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts as a hate crime. Fall River police say the vandalism at Hebrew Cemetery occurred over the weekend. Sgt. J.T. Hoar says police were alerted on Sunday by a...

French minister attends memorial of Jewish school attack

Mar. 19, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Amid a recent rise in anti-Semitic acts in France, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has attended a ceremony in Toulouse to mark the 2012 attack on a Jewish school that killed four people. Islamic extremist Mohamed Merah opened fire on the school, slaying a rabbi, his two young sons and a...

Poland's parliament cancels delivery of nationalist weekly

Mar. 14, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's parliament is cancelling the delivery of a nationalist weekly that recently ran an anti-Semitic headline. Andrzej Grzegrzolka, the head of parliament's press office, said Thursday that the list of publications delivered to the legislature will be reviewed to prevent a repeat...

Hate crimes unit investigates Ginsburg poster graffiti

Mar. 14, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department's hate crimes unit is investigating after a poster of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was defaced with a swastika and an anti-Semitic insult. WNBC says a straphanger tweeted a photo of the defaced poster on a Brooklyn subway platform to the Metropolitan...

Lawmaker protests anti-Semitic paper on parliament grounds

Mar. 13, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An opposition lawmaker in Poland is demanding explanations from the parliament speaker about why a right-wing weekly with an anti-Semitic headline was available at the parliament's hotel. Michal Kaminski said Wednesday he spotted the "Tylko Polska" paper with a front-page headline...

Trump sees advantage in debate over Israel, anti-Semitism

Mar. 13, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can't get enough of Rep. Ilhan Omar. As Democrats try to turn the page after the freshman lawmaker's remarks, criticized by some as anti-Semitic, ignited an embarrassing intra-party fight, the Republican president is trying to prolong and weaponize the issue for his...