Latest Anti-Semitism News

Federal police officers carry a box with secured documents during raids in Leipzig, Germany, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Police in Germany have raided dozens of homes linked to anti-government groups suspected of manufacturing fake documents. (Peter Endig/dpa via AP)

Anti-Semitic crime rises in Germany, most from far right

May. 27, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Anti-Semitic crimes in Germany last year reached their highest level since the country started keeping statistics, amid an overall strong increase in right-extremist criminality that is a cause for “great concern,” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Wednesday. Overall,...

Congressional candidate and former CIA operative Valerie Plame of Santa Fe, N.M., seeks support from local party delegates at the Democratic Party preprimary convention in Pojoaque, N.M., Saturday, March 7, 2020. Candidates for open congressional and Senate seats underwent the first test of their political might as the Democratic and Republican parties of New Mexico held statewide conventions. The conventions decide the ballot order for candidates in the state's primary election on June 2. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Dark-money attack ad pastes swastikas on House candidate

May. 21, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Who is afraid of Valerie Plame? Incendiary new political attack ads against the former CIA operative and candidate for a northern New Mexico congressional seat portray Plame as a “disgraced racist millionaire” and can be traced to the Alliance for Combating Extremism...

FBI: Charges in weapons sting follow anti-Semitic posts

May. 13, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI brought weapons charges Wednesday following a New York City sting operation against two men, one of whom espoused racist and anti-Semitic views on social media and had been acquiring tactical military gear, authorities said. Joseph Miner, 29, and Daniel Jou, 40, were charged with...

Report: Anti-Semitic incidents in US hit record high in 2019

May. 12, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — American Jews were targets of more anti-Semitic incidents in 2019 than any other year over the past four decades, a surge marked by deadly attacks on a California synagogue, a Jewish grocery store in New Jersey and a rabbi's New York home, the Anti-Defamation League reported...

An Israeli flag sticks out of the window of HaCarmel kosher restaurant in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, May 8, 2020, after a man smashed the window with the flagpole. The owner David Bar-On, center right, said his restaurant was vandalized for the sixth time in what appeared to be another anti-Semitic attack. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Dutch police hold suspect after kosher restaurant vandalism

May. 8, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Police used pepper spray to subdue a suspect arrested Friday after a window was smashed at a kosher restaurant in the Dutch capital, the sixth act of vandalism at the restaurant in recent years. An attacker used a stone to smash a hole in one of the large windows of the HaCarmel restaurant...

FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the USTA Indoor Training Center where a 350-bed temporary hospital will be built to support efforts in fight against COVID-19 in New York. On Thursday, April 30, 2020, another confrontation between members of New York City's Hasidic Jewish community and the police came two days after the mayor stoked divisions with a series of tweets after going to Brooklyn to oversee the dispersal of thousands of people who crowded the streets of Williamsburg for the funeral of rabbi. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

NYPD cracks down on another big funeral, stoking tensions

Apr. 30, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tensions between police and members of New York City’s Hasidic Jewish community flared again Thursday as officers interrupted a crowded funeral procession to crack down on social distancing violators. Video posted on social media showed officers in protective masks chasing a minivan...

Germany condemns anti-Semitic disruption of memorial on Zoom

Apr. 22, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has condemned an anti-Semitic incident that took place during an online Holocaust memorial event organized by the Israeli Embassy in Berlin. Unknown persons interrupted the Zoom meeting with Holocaust survivor Zvi Herschel late Monday by shouting anti-Semitic slogans and...

File---File picture taken Oct.10,2019 shows a person with a flag of Israel stands next to flowers and candles in front of a synagogue in Halle, Germany. A heavily armed assailant ranting about Jews tried to force his way into a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, then shot two people to death nearby in an attack Wednesday that was livestreamed on a popular gaming site. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer,file)

Murder charges filed against German synagogue attack suspect

Apr. 21, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged the suspect in last year’s botched attack on a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle with murder and attempted murder, among other offenses. The German man in his late 20s attempted to attack a synagogue on Oct. 9, which was Yom...

Judge frees man linked to neo-Nazi plot to deface synagogues

Apr. 20, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

A New Jersey man accused of coordinating a neo-Nazi group’s plot to vandalize synagogues and telling FBI agents that he fantasized about killing black people at a mall has been freed from jail several months after his arrest. Richard Tobin, 19, was released on $100,000 bond last Wednesday, according to...

Judge: Hanukkah stabbing suspect not fit to stand trial

Apr. 20, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of stabbing five people with a machete at a suburban New York Hanukkah celebration is not mentally fit to stand trial, a judge ruled in a decision made public Monday. Grafton Thomas, 37, is charged in an attack at a rabbi's home on Dec. 28 that left five people wounded in...