Latest Anti-Semitism News

German police officers stand in front of the Bayerischer Hot hotel on the first day of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)b

Jewish leaders seek better policing of online hate speech

Feb. 14, 2020 9:40 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Jewish leaders called Friday for better policing of hate speech on social media platforms over concerns prompted by recent attacks that people on the margins of society are being incited online to violence. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis and chief...

Tottenham's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris leaps for a save during the English FA Cup fourth round replay soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Dictionary adds controversial definition for Tottenham fans

Feb. 13, 2020 11:27 AM EST

An alternative meaning for a controversial anti-Semitic epithet often used by fans of English soccer club Tottenham has been included in a list of new entries in a leading dictionary of British English. The definitions of the words “yid” and “yiddo” — derogatory terms for Jews...

In this Oct. 19, 2017 photo, Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol Quick Response Force line in front of the Phillips Center on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Fla.,  ahead of white nationalist Richard Spencer's speech,  White supremacist propaganda circulated on college campuses nearly doubled in 2019, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League published Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.  (Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

White supremacist propaganda spreading, anti-bias group says

Feb. 12, 2020 1:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Incidents of white supremacist propaganda distributed across the nation jumped by more than 120% between 2018 and last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League, making 2019 the second straight year that the circulation of propaganda material has more than doubled. The Anti-Defamation...

In this Jan. 8, 2020, photo, national security adviser Robert O'Brien, listens as President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump aide ties Israeli settlements to rising anti-Semitism

Feb. 5, 2020 2:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Palestinians on Wednesday that Israeli settlements will continue to expand because rising anti-Semitism around the world means more Jews will immigrate to Israel. Addressing many hot-button global issues in a speech and discussion...

Facebook takes down anti-Semitic page, governor says

Feb. 5, 2020 1:31 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Facebook has agreed to shutter the public page of a group the administration has identified as anti-Semitic, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. Murphy, a Democrat, said in a joint statement with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal that the social media giant agreed to “take...

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio listens to questions during an interview with The Associated Press in his studio in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2019. Di Maio says there is no risk his country will leave the European Union but is calling for reforms to give more weight to European lawmakers since they are directly elected by citizens. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

AP Interview: Italy wants to shift but stay in EU's orbit

Feb. 4, 2020 4:00 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy is not looking to leave the European Union but wants reforms that would shift the Britain-less bloc's “center of gravity” away from bureaucratic institutions in Brussels to elected bodies like the European Parliament, the country's populist foreign minister said Tuesday. In...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 file photo the market place with the Stadtkirche (Town Church) is pictured in Wittenberg, Germany. A German appeals court has rejected a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old anti-Semitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached. The “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,

German appeals court denies bid to remove anti-Semitic relic

Feb. 4, 2020 12:02 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German appeals court on Tuesday rejected a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old anti-Semitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached. The “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,” sculpture on the Town Church in Wittenberg is one of more than 20...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks as supporters wave lighted signs during a fundraiser for the Nevada Democratic Party in Las Vegas. During the 2020 campaign, Sanders, who’s known more for eschewing organized religion than embracing his Jewishness, has shifted the way he talks about his faith and tied it to his broader worldview. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sanders defines a Jewish identity his way on the 2020 trail

Jan. 29, 2020 3:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Sanders is approaching next week’s Iowa caucuses in a position to become the first major-party Jewish presidential nominee in the nation’s history. And at a time of resurgent anti-Semitism, he’s talking in more depth about how his faith shapes his broader...

Liliana Segre, senator for life, Senato della Repubblica and survivor of Auschwitz, rear second right, listens to an address by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a ceremony to remember victims of the Holocaust at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

EU lawmakers remember liberation of Auschwitz death camp

Jan. 29, 2020 11:07 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers on Wednesday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp with words of grief and warnings about the growth of anti-Semitism on the continent. “We turn to governments to be vigilant to all forms of intolerance,”...

This photo taken with reflections in windows at the visitors tribune, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin delivers his speech during a special meeting of the German Parliament Bundestag commemorating the victims of the Holocaust in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Israeli president: Germany must win anti-Semitism fight

Jan. 29, 2020 9:00 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Lamenting rising anti-Semitism in Europe, Israel's president said Germany “must not fail” in fighting it as he addressed German lawmakers Wednesday to mark the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz death camp's liberation. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's address to parliament...