Latest Anti-Semitism News

Town accused of bias against Orthodox Jews settles lawsuit

Sep. 18, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town has agreed to repeal an ordinance that state officials said discriminated against Orthodox Jews. The moves, announced Monday, resolve a lawsuit the state attorney general's office filed against Mahwah last October. The town had already repealed an ordinance that barred...

Trump's Education Department weighs in on anti-Semitism case

Sep. 12, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Education Department has reopened an old discrimination case against Rutgers University and is revisiting what constitutes anti-Semitism. The case stems from a 2011 event sponsored at Rutgers by an outside organization that was accused of charging Jewish attendees...

Nixon slams mailer questioning her support for Jewish people

Sep. 10, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cynthia Nixon's campaign cried foul on Monday over a pro-Andrew Cuomo mailer paid for by the Democratic Party that questions her support for Jewish people, with the candidate calling on the governor to apologize to New Yorkers. Nixon, who has two children being raised in the Jewish...

California man to stand trial for gay student's slaying

Sep. 4, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — About six months before he was stabbed to death in what prosecutors call a hate crime, a gay University of Pennsylvania student graphically discussed hopes to have sex with the man now charged in his killing, an investigator said Tuesday. Blaze Bernstein texted a friend a photo...

The Latest: Californian to be tried in gay student's death

Sep. 4, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a defendant charged with killing a gay University of Pennsylvania student (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Southern California man will stand trial on charges that he murdered a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime. An Orange County judge ruled...

Amid ire, UK's Labour Party alters anti-Semitism definition

Sep. 4, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Tuesday adopted an internationally recognized definition of anti-Semitism, an about-face aimed at defusing a crisis that has alarmed U.K. Jews and divided party ranks. After a meeting lasting several hours, Labour's National Executive Committee backed...

Duterte visit showcases Netanyahu's roster of tough-guy pals

Sep. 2, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The first-ever visit of a leader of the Philippines is sure to be touted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as another success in his campaign to enhance Israel's relations across the globe. But critics say this outreach has come at a cost, with Netanyahu cozying up to authoritarian...

Former chief rabbi warns of 'existential threat' to UK Jews

Sep. 2, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's former chief rabbi has warned that Jewish people are thinking about leaving the country because of anti-Semitism. Jonathan Sacks told the BBC on Sunday that for the first time in the 362 years Jews have been in Britain many question whether it is safe to raise children here. He...

Hack causes major apps to show anti-Semitic name

Aug. 30, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology users got a surprise Thursday morning when their social and lifestyle apps seemingly labeled the United States' most populous city with an anti-Semitic header. A number of people posted screenshots on Twitter showing "New York City" had been relabeled "Jewtropolis" on the Mapbox...

UK Labour Party lawmaker quits, alleging anti-Semitism

Aug. 30, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A veteran British lawmaker quit the Labour Party grouping in Parliament Thursday, saying the opposition party had become a "force for anti-Semitism." Frank Field quit with a letter to the party's chief whip accusing the leadership of the left-of-center party of overseeing an "erosion of our...