Latest Anti-Semitism News

Italy senator apologizes for tweet citing anti-Semitic text

Jan. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — A senator with Italy's governing 5-Star Movement has apologized for a tweet citing a century-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which he later deleted. Elio Lannutti came under fire after posting an article on Twitter that cited the fabricated, anti-Semitic "Protocols of Zion," which asserted...

Neo-Nazi publisher ordered to turn over personal information

Jan. 18, 2019 8:49 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to reveal his net worth and identify any phone numbers, email addresses, social media accounts and technology he used when he called for his readers to unleash a "troll storm" on a Montana woman. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah...

Schism leads to dueling women's march events in NYC

Jan. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington are faced with competing demonstrations this weekend in New York City. One procession, around the edge of Central Park and down Sixth...

The Latest: Poland mayor mourned as critic of anti-Semitism

Jan. 14, 2019 3:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of a Polish mayor (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The president of the World Jewish Congress says the fatal stabbing in Poland of Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was an attack "on the very value of tolerance." In a statement issued in New York on Monday, Ronald...

Jewish rights group urges Croatia to ban pro-Nazi book

Jan. 9, 2019 9:31 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Jewish human rights group urged Croatian authorities on Wednesday to ban a book that denies crimes committed by Croatia's World War II pro-Nazi regime. Chief Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a statement that a book titled "the Jasenovac Lie Revealed"...

Israel awards Patriots owner Kraft the 'Jewish Nobel' prize

Jan. 9, 2019 4:16 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize in recognition of his philanthropy and commitment to combatting anti-Semitism, organizers of the prize announced on Wednesday. The $1 million award, widely known as the "Jewish Nobel" prize, is granted...

Correction: Women's March-Controversy story

Dec. 31, 2018 11:10 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Dec. 26 about women's rights events in January, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Chicago Women's March had been canceled. Organizers say a January march and rally were never planned in Chicago because of high costs, but that events are organized elsewhere in...

French prime minister defends police targeted by protesters

Dec. 24, 2018 5:35 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister met Monday with police officers targeted by violent yellow vest protesters, in a show of support amid growing concerns about growing brutality from both sides. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe visited a motorcycle police unit involved in an incident Saturday near the...

Alice Walker defends praise of widely condemned author

Dec. 20, 2018 5:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alice Walker is defending her praise of a British author widely condemned as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. Walker, best known for her novel "The Color Purple," wrote on her blog this week that David Icke's work was "very important to humanity's conversation," and disputed allegations...

Author Alice Walker criticized for support of writer's book

Dec. 18, 2018 3:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say expresses anti-Semitism and is a conspiracy theorist. In an interview in Sunday's "By The Book" column, the 74-year-old author of "The Color Purple" said David...