Latest Anti-Semitism News

Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler

Jul. 20, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Europeans to confront populism, nationalism, racism and anti-Semitism as she paid tribute to the Nazi resistance in her own country. Speaking Saturday at a solemn ceremony marking the anniversary of the failed attempt to kill Nazi dictator Adolf...

UK Labour Party lords condemn 'toxic' anti-Semtism

Jul. 17, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — More than 60 Labour Party members of Britain's House of Lords have taken out a newspaper advertisement accusing leader Jeremy Corbyn of overseeing a "toxic culture" by allowing anti-Semitism to fester in the party. The full-page ad in Wednesday's Guardian newspaper accuses Corbyn of "allowing...

Anti-Semitic posters placed near Massachusetts synagogue

Jul. 16, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) — Two anti-Semitic posters that referred to the Holocaust as "fake news" have been found outside a Massachusetts synagogue. Police are investigating the posters found near the entrance to Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead on Monday morning. Rabbi David Meyer tells The Daily Item of Lynn...

Oregon passes law saying schools must teach the Holocaust

Jul. 15, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon public school students will be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, a measure that was in response to spikes in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. The law was introduced by 14-year old Claire...

DeVos: Efforts to boycott Israel are a 'pernicious threat'

Jul. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that a movement to boycott Israel has become a "pernicious threat" on college campuses and is fueled by bias against Jews. Speaking at a Justice Department summit on anti-Semitism, DeVos issued a scathing rebuke of the BDS movement, a campaign led by pro-Palestine...

German Jewish group says news article 'fuels anti-Semitism'

Jul. 14, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An umbrella organization of Germany's Jewish groups is alleging that an article in one of the country's leading magazines "fuels anti-Semitism." Central Council of Jews in Germany President Josef Schuster was commenting on an article Spiegel magazine published Saturday about a German...

UK Labour Party in turmoil over new anti-Semitism claims

Jul. 11, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party was in turmoil Thursday after a television documentary renewed allegations that anti-Semitism is rife within its ranks. In the BBC program, former staff members of the left-of-center party recounted receiving anti-Semitic abuse and alleged that senior...

Wi-Fi helped ID teens who drew racist, anti-Semitic graffiti

Jul. 10, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

GLENELG, Md. (AP) — Four Maryland teenagers sneaked onto their school's property the night before graduation last year and covered it in racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti. The Washington Post described how they got caught in a Tuesday story . It says they covered their faces during the hate...

French comedian known for anti-Semitic jokes guilty of fraud

Jul. 5, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French court has convicted controversial comedian Dieudonne on fraud and money laundering charges and sentenced him to two years in prison. Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, who has previously been found guilty of anti-Semitism, was not present for Friday's verdict and sentencing to three years in...

FBI: Man threatened Muslim candidate, synagogue in posts

Jul. 3, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

A North Carolina man charged with anonymously threatening to lynch a Muslim-American political candidate in Virginia also is accused of posting an anti-Semitic threat on a Florida synagogue's Facebook page. An FBI agent outlined those allegations against Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 52, in an affidavit unsealed before...