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Pope blasts 'inhuman, un-Christian' rebirth of anti-Semitism

Nov. 13, 2019 6:34 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has denounced the "inhuman, un-Christian" rebirth of anti-Semitism, weighing in on an issue that has convulsed Italy in recent weeks. Speaking at his general audience Wednesday, Francis denounced anti-Semitism, saying it is raging after the world thought the "brutalities"...

Mayor of Mussolini's birthplace sparks row over student trip

Nov. 9, 2019 2:38 PM EST

PREDAPPIO, Italy (AP) — The mayor of the town that gave birth to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini has ignited a national row by refusing to participate in a program that pays for students to visit Nazi concentration camps. On Friday, Predappio's mayor, Roberto Canali, said he was not going to spend any of...

Long festering charges of anti-Semitism hit Labour's Corbyn

Nov. 7, 2019 5:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The long-festering issue of anti-Semitism in Labour Party ranks is coming back to haunt Jeremy Corbyn in the first days of his election campaign to unseat Prime Minister Boris Johnson and take up residence at 10 Downing Street. Corbyn's bid for Britain's top job was sidetracked Thursday by...

Auschwitz survivor a focus of Italy's anti-Semitic tensions

Nov. 7, 2019 10:15 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — An 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor who is a senator-for-life in Italy has unwittingly provoked one of the country's most intense confrontations with anti-Semitism since the end of Italy's Fascist dictatorship during World War II. In response to revelations that she is subject to 200 social...

FBI: Man who spoke of hating Jews held in temple bomb plot

Nov. 4, 2019 8:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A man who repeatedly espoused anti-Semitic views has been arrested in a plot to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue, federal officials said Monday. The co-conspirators in the plot turned out to be undercover agents, who arrested the man shortly before he planned to bomb the synagogue early...

Colombia condemns vandalism of menorah monument

Nov. 2, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Colombian government and Israel's ambassador have condemned the vandalism of a menorah monument in Bogota. The foreign ministry on Friday described the defacement of the monument on Israel State Avenue in the Colombian capital as an expression of "intolerance and hate." Israeli...

Germany ups fight against anti-Semitism, far-right extremism

Oct. 30, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet passed new measures Wednesday aimed at helping fight far-right extremism and anti-Semitism following an attack on a synagogue earlier this month. The proposals include tightening gun laws, stepping up prosecution of online hate, and boosting financial...

Senior rabbi warns about rise of anti-Semitism in Europe

Oct. 24, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The chief rabbi of the main Orthodox rabbinical alliance in Europe says that a resurgence of anti-Semitism on the continent "poses an existential threat to the Jewish community." The warning by Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmit was sounded as the Conference of European Rabbis awarded the Moshe...

Tragedies deepen Jewish-Muslim bonds to fight hate crimes

Oct. 23, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Muslim groups helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue recover after a gunman killed 11 people there, one year ago this week. The Jewish congregation mounted its own fundraiser for New Zealand's Muslims after a white supremacist shooter...

Report: Synagogue massacre led to string of attack plots

Oct. 20, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — At least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. since the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly one year ago, a Jewish civil rights group reported Sunday. The Anti-Defamation League also...