Latest Anti-Semitism News

Report: Team's antisemitic language goes back years

Jun. 11, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — An outside investigator has found that a Massachusetts high school football team that used antisemitic language during a game this season has been using similar language at practice for about a decade. The investigator was hired in March in...

Rep. Omar says she wasn't equating US, Israel and terrorists

Jun. 10, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar tried edging away Thursday from a bitter fight with Jewish Democratic lawmakers who'd accused her of likening the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and Afghanistan's Taliban, saying her remarks were “in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic...

Seward council member apologizes for antisemitic comment

Jun. 10, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A Seward City Council member has apologized for making an antisemitic comment during a council work session earlier this week. Council member Sharyl Seese said she was “embarrassed” and “very sorry” for the comments made Monday, the...

Online antisemitism rises in Czech Republic amid pandemic

Jun. 09, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Antisemitic incidents in the Czech Republic continued their rise last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the bulk of the anti-Jewish hatred being expressed online, the country's Jewish community said Wednesday. In its annual report, the Federation of...

Italian police dismantle antisemitic, racist online group

Jun. 07, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police have dismantled an online group dedicated to antisemitic and racist propaganda that incited young people to carry out extreme actions, authorities said Monday. Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese said the crackdown included blacking out the...

Publisher removes Anne Frank passage from Hilderbrand novel

Jun. 04, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elin Hilderbrand has asked that a reference to Anne Frank in her new novel be taken out after numerous online readers alleged the passage was insensitive and anti-Semitic. “In a flashback scene in Elin Hilderbrand’s novel ‘Golden Girl,’ the main...

Faith, political leaders unite in rally against antisemitism

May. 27, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

Faith leaders, celebrities and lawmakers across the political spectrum joined Thursday to condemn a rise in antisemitic incidents around the world triggered by the recent conflict between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers. Organized by leading U.S. Jewish groups,...

Suspect arrested in South Florida synagogue harassment

May. 25, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who they say yelled antisemitic remarks at a rabbi and dumped a bag of human feces in front of a South Florida synagogue. Hallandale Beach police arrested Jeffrey Carl Fleming on Monday on charges of felony...

American Jews take stock of internal divisions, antisemitism

May. 25, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

As fighting between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers raged before last week's cease-fire, U.S. rabbinical student Max Buchdahl wanted to be considerate of those in his community who are emotionally connected to Israel — but he also wanted to support Palestinians. ...

NYC mayor says antisemitic attackers 'will be prosecuted'

May. 23, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised Sunday that police would catch the group of young men who hurled antisemitic threats outside of a synagogue in Brooklyn and damaged a car parked nearby. The assailants Saturday yelled “Free Palestine! Kill...