Latest Anti-Semitism News

German FM: Diplomats shared blame for Holocaust

Jan. 20, 2022 08:02 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister said Thursday that the country's diplomats during the Nazi era shared blame for the Holocaust and she wants more training for staff to speak up against all forms of discrimination. In a statement marking the 80th anniversary of the Wannsee...

Jewish leaders renew antisemitism fight after hostage case

Jan. 19, 2022 13:43 PM EST

Although the FBI initially said the man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was focused on an issue “not specifically related to the Jewish community,” the captor voiced beliefs that Jews controlled the world and had the power to arrange the release of a prisoner, survivors said...

USC forms new committee to combat anti-Semitism on campus

Jan. 13, 2022 20:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California announced Thursday that it is expanding awareness training and creating a new committee of Jewish students, faculty and staff as the school works to combat anti-Semitism on campus. President Carol Folt said in a letter that...

Rabbi wounded in synagogue shooting sentenced for fraud

Jan. 05, 2022 20:43 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A rabbi who was badly wounded in a deadly antisemitic attack at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Southern California was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in federal prison for running a multimillion-dollar donation fraud, authorities said. Yisroel Goldstein, 60, also...

Tech founder out after antisemitic, anti-vaccine screed

Jan. 04, 2022 22:58 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah tech company founder and onetime prominent figure in state Republican politics resigned from the board of the company he started Tuesday after sending an email outlining an antisemitic vaccination conspiracy theory. David Bateman, founder and board...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Dec. 22, 2021 13:32 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Dec. 19, 2021. Editorial: Analysis: An early victory in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race Democrats across North Carolina spent the day Thursday praising state Sen. Jeff Jackson for dropping out of the U.S. Senate race and throwing his support...

Former student accused of vandalizing Dartmouth menorah

Dec. 13, 2021 16:39 PM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A former Dartmouth College student was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly shooting out most of the lights on a menorah at the college with a BB gun last year. The former student, 20, of New York, has been charged with criminal mischief. The Valley News...

Austria's new interior minister accused of antisemitism

Dec. 13, 2021 10:53 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Nobel laureate in literature, Jewish students and other prominent figures in Austria want the country's new interior minister removed from office because of allegedly antisemitic comments he made during a regional election campaign more than a decade ago. Gerhard...

Mount Holyoke president condemns antisemitic acts on campus

Dec. 10, 2021 11:43 AM EST

Three antisemitic incidents on the campus of Mount Holyoke College this fall appear to be the work of one student, the president of the prestigious women's college in Massachusetts said in a statement to the campus community on Friday. The most recent antisemitic act discovered...

Antisemitic graffiti reported in prestigious women’s college

Dec. 09, 2021 17:25 PM EST

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (AP) — A swastika and a racial slur targeting Jews were found in a bathroom at Mount Holyoke College earlier this week, the third antisemitic incident reported at the prestigious women's school this fall, the Anti-Defamation League in New England said Thursday. ...