Latest Anti-Semitism News

EU says anti-Semitism has no place in bloc after Jansa tweet

Oct. 15, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reiterated Friday that anti-Semitism “has no place" in the 27-nation bloc after Slovenian Prime minister Janez Jansa posted a message on social media that was criticized by some European lawmakers as anti-Semitic. Jansa, whose...

National Park site vandalized with antisemitic language

Oct. 14, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

CORNISH, N.H. (AP) — National Park Service rangers and New Hampshire state police are investigating antisemitic vandalism of The Temple monument at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park. Vandals used paint and permanent markers on the monument where the family of famed...

Case against accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter plods on

Oct. 13, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal judge in the capital murder case against Robert Bowers in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre told lawyers Wednesday she wants a list of pretrial motions and plans to reassess the status of the long-delayed case in January. U.S. District...

Holocaust forum looks at social media's role in antisemitism

Oct. 13, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Participants at a Holocaust remembrance conference in Sweden blamed social media Wednesday for contributing to a global rise in antisemitism, while YouTube and Facebook officials pledged to be part of the solution. Government and social media...

Neo-Nazi's burial in Jewish gravesite causes stir in Germany

Oct. 13, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The burial of a Holocaust denier in the gravesite of a Jewish music professor has caused an uproar in Germany. The top German government official tasked with combating antisemitism, Commissioner for Jewish Life Felix Klein, criticized the action Wednesday,...

Judge: 'Texas 7' death row inmate should get new trial

Oct. 11, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

A Jewish death row inmate who was part of the so-called “Texas 7” gang should get a new capital murder trial because the judge who presided over his case held anti-Semitic views, a state district judge said Monday. Dallas Criminal District Court Judge Lela Mays found...

Former Israeli soldier assaulted outside station in Berlin

Oct. 09, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A former Israeli soldier was assaulted in Germany's capital in what police described Saturday as an antisemitic incident. The assault took place Friday evening outside the Noeldnerplatz commuter train station in an eastern district of Berlin. The...

Racist, antisemitic graffiti sprayed twice in Yale building

Oct. 06, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Antisemitic and racist graffiti have been found twice in less than three weeks in a Yale University building that is under renovation, police said. In the first case, a construction crew working on the site found graffiti sprayed inside Kline...

Graffiti in English and German found on Auschwitz barracks

Oct. 06, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police and prosecutors in southern Poland are investigating graffiti in English and German that appeared on multiple buildings at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, the site of the former Nazi German death camp. A security guard found the graffiti...

Germany: Jewish group condemns singer's treatment at hotel

Oct. 05, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A leading Jewish group in Germany said Tuesday it was shocked by a German-Israeli singer's report of being turned away from a hotel in the eastern German city of Leipzig because he was wearing a Star of David pendant. Singer Gil Ofarim, who lives in...