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A woman holds a sign as she and others protest outside the offices of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in New York. Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a

Jewish leaders call COVID rules 'blatantly anti-Semitic'

Oct. 16, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a “streak of anti-Semitic discrimination” with a recent crackdown on religious gatherings to reduce the state’s coronavirus infection rate. The Manhattan...

Ukrainian army veterans attend a rally marking Defender of Ukraine Day in centre Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Anti-Semitic banner pinned to Ukrainian president's office

Oct. 14, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 5,000 ultra-right activists marched across the Ukrainian capital Wednesday to denounce a cease-fire in the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, leaving an anti-Semitic banner pinned to the presidential office's entrance. Ukrainian President Volodymyr...

FILE - This May 16, 2012 file photo shows the Facebook app logo on a mobile device in Philadelphia. On Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, Facebook announced it is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Facebook bans Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Oct. 12, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new policy Monday, the latest attempt by the company to take action against conspiracy theories...

Paris police question suspect over swastikas graffiti

Oct. 12, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police are questioning a man suspected of spraying swastikas near the Louvre museum in the center of the French capital, the Paris prosecutor's office said Monday. About 20 swastikas painted in red were discovered Sunday on columns of the famous Rivoli street in Paris. Photos were...

Horst Seehofer, German Minister of the Interior, attends a news conference about a report on extremism in Germany in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 (Wolfgang Kumm/Pool via AP)

Review: Few far-right cases in German security agencies

Oct. 6, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Tuesday said a review has produced no evidence of structural far-right extremism in the country's security forces and only “a small number of confirmed cases.” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said the investigation did not confirm the...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2020, file photo, two women walk with children during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Amid a new surge of COVID-19 in New York’s Orthodox Jewish communities, many residents are reviving health measures that some had abandoned over the summer – social distancing, wearing masks. For many, there’s also a return of anger: They feel the city is singling them out for criticism that other groups avoid. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Some Orthodox Jews bristle at NYC's response to virus surge

Oct. 5, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid a new surge of COVID-19 in New York’s Orthodox Jewish communities, many members are reviving health measures that some had abandoned over the summer — social distancing, wearing masks. For many, there’s also a return of anger: They feel the city is singling them...

In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 taken photo a man and a boy walk towards the cordoned-off area in front of the synagogue in Hamburg, Germany. The 26-year-old man was attacked as he was about to enter the grounds of the synagogue in the northern city of Hamburg on Sunday. The victim was taken to the hospital with head injuries. (Jonas Walzberg/dpa via AP)

Germany: Attack on Jewish man investigated as anti-Semitic

Oct. 5, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's leading Jewish group said Monday an attack on a Jewish student outside a synagogue “can only be classified as anti-Semitic” — an assessment that was later confirmed by the authorities. “The situation that Jews increasingly become a target of hatred must...

Man assaulted, wounded outside synagogue in German city

Oct. 4, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A man was assaulted and wounded outside a synagogue in Hamburg on Sunday, police said. The suspected perpetrator was arrested, and Germany's foreign minister denounced the assault as “repugnant anti-Semitism.” The 26-year-old victim, who was apparently about to enter the...

Outrage at anti-Semitic graffiti in Paris kosher restaurant

Oct. 3, 2020 5:14 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An investigation has been opened after anti-Semitic graffiti was found in a kosher restaurant in the French capital, the Paris prosecutors’ office said. A video posted on social media by the Union of Jewish Students of France shows the restaurant in the 19th district of Paris with...

German foreign minister condemns Berlin synagogue vandalism

Oct. 2, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Friday condemned the apparent neo-Nazi defacement of a religious symbol outside a synagogue in Berlin. Police in the German capital said a piece of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah was removed from its case at the Tiferet Israel synagogue's...