Latest Anti-Semitism News

Man whose children say has bigoted views wins Missouri race

Aug. 6, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Republican whose children urged people not to vote for him because of what they say are his racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views narrowly won his primary for a Missouri House seat, just as he did two years ago before losing the general election. Steve West...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 file photo, Eva Schloss, the stepsister of Anne Frank and a Holocaust survivor, attends a news conference in Newport Beach, Calif. Holocaust survivors around the world are lending their voices to a campaign launched Wednesday July 29, 2020, targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial of the Nazi genocide from the social media site. Eva Schloss is an Auschwitz survivor who today lives in London and has recorded a message for Zuckerberg. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)

Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove denial posts

Jul. 29, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust survivors around the world are lending their voices to a campaign launched Wednesday targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial of the Nazi genocide from the social media site. Coordinated by the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material...

FILE- In this July 20, 2013 file photo, Minister Rodney Muhammad speaks to the crowd during the

Resignation calls grow after NAACP head's anti-Semitic post

Jul. 28, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor and attorney general joined the growing number of calls Tuesday for Philadelphia's NAACP president to resign after he posted an anti-Semitic meme to social media last week. Philadelphia’s Jewish leaders also expressed outrage over the post and called for...

Carpenter Thomas Thiele, front, removes the bullet hole-ridden door of synagogue in Halle, Germany, Monday, July 28, 2020. The door is slated to become part of a memorial and a new one is being installed in its place. On Oct. 9, 2019 a man repeatedly tried, but failed, to force his way into the synagogue with 52 worshippers inside, before shooting and killing a woman in the street outside and a man at a nearby kebab shop. (Hendrik Schmidtpa/dpa via AP)

Damaged door of attacked German synagogue replaced

Jul. 28, 2020 3:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The bullet hole-ridden door of a German synagogue that held firm in a botched far-right attack on Yom Kippur last year was being replaced on Tuesday, a week after the suspect went on trial. It is slated to become part of a memorial. The suspect, Stephan Balliet, is alleged to have posted an...

FILE - In this file photo Oct. 18, 2017, grime music artist Wiley during an event in London. British Police are investigating after a stream of anti-Semitic comments were posted on Wiley’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, Wiley's management company have dropped the artist, and twitter have banned him for seven days after posts Friday and Saturday July 25, 2020.  (Ian West/PA via AP)

Twitter faces backlash over handling of anti-Semitic posts

Jul. 27, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some Twitter users are staging a 48-hour boycott of the platform over its handling of a stream of anti-Semitic comments that were posted on British rapper Wiley’s social media accounts. The boycott, under the hashtag #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate, followed complaints that Twitter was too slow...

FILE - In this file photo Oct. 18, 2017, grime music artist Wiley during an event in London. British Police are investigating after a stream of anti-Semitic comments were posted on Wiley’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, Wiley's management company have dropped the artist, and twitter have banned him for seven days after posts Friday and Saturday July 25, 2020.  (Ian West/PA via AP)

Police investigate anti-Semitic tweets by grime artist Wiley

Jul. 25, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London's police are investigating after a stream of anti-Semitic comments were posted on British grime artist Wiley’s social media accounts. Twitter banned the rapper for seven days after rants on Friday and Saturday. He was also dropped by his management company after he shared the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 file photo, Britain's opposition Labour party Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Keir Starmer delivers a speech at their election campaign event on Brexit in Harlow, England. Britain’s opposition Labour Party has agreed to pay substantial damages to seven whistleblowers who sued the party for defamation after they voiced concerns of anti-Semitism within the party. The seven former employees criticized the party’s handling of anti-Semitism complaints on a BBC investigative program, and took legal action when Labour issued a statement describing the group as having “personal and political axes to grind.”  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

UK: Labour pays damages to ex-workers in anti-Semitism probe

Jul. 22, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition Labour Party has agreed to pay substantial damages to seven whistleblowers who sued for defamation after they voiced concerns of anti-Semitism within the party. The seven former employees appeared on a BBC investigative program last year looking into whether the...

Accused Stephan Balliet sits in the courtroom of the regional court at the beginning of the trial in Magdeburg, Germany, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Balliet is charged with 13 crimes including murder and attempted murder, for a Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue on Oct. 9 in the eastern German city of Halle,  that is considered one of the worst anti-Semitic assaults in the country's post-war history.  (Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via AP)

Yom Kippur synagogue attacker goes on trial in Germany

Jul. 21, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

MAGDEBURG, Germany (AP) — A 28-year-old German right-wing extremist went on trial Tuesday for a Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue that is considered one of the worst anti-Semitic assaults in the country’s post-war history, telling the court he saw Jews as a threat to the white race. Stephan Balliet...

This image provided by Rabbi Abraham Cooper shows Cooper, left, and Nick Cannon during a conversation on Thursday, July 17, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. (Rabbi Abraham Cooper via AP)

Rabbi: Cannon 'genuinely concerned' after apology, meeting

Jul. 17, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

A prominent rabbi who met with Nick Cannon says the television host and producer is “genuinely concerned about the hurt” he caused by making anti-Semitic remarks, and they intend to work together to reject hate. Cannon apologized to the Jewish community this week for his “hurtful and...

2 Germans arrested over far-right, anti-Semitic website

Jul. 16, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two German men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of spearheading a far-right group that posted pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic material online, prosecutors said. A suspect accused of co-founding the “Goyim Party Germany” group in 2016 and identified only as Fadi J. in line with...