Latest Anti-Semitism News

Virginia House candidate blasted for insulting tweet

Sep. 18, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates has apologized after tweeting a derogatory comment about the appearance of House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn that some Democrats said was an antisemitic attack. The Washington Post reports ...

Man charged in anti-Semitic threats on social media

Sep. 15, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

BUXTON, Maine (AP) — A man who authorities say posted anti-Semitic death threats on social media through an anonymous Twitter account was charged with threatening interstate communication. Brian Dennison, a 24-year-old Maine resident, triggered an FBI investigation into...

Police search beach for stolen Torahs that are still missing

Sep. 08, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Police divers searched the waters near a beach with metal detectors Tuesday to try to locate missing artifacts that were stolen from a Jewish temple in August, including two handwritten Torahs. A 23-year-old man has been charged with burglary...

Man found guilty of Jewish restaurant attack in Germany

Sep. 08, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 30-year-old German man was found guilty Wednesday of an anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish restaurant three years ago in the eastern German city of Chemnitz in which the owner was injured and the restaurant damaged. The Chemnitz district court ruled that...

New Greek health minister apologizes over Holocaust remarks

Sep. 01, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new right-wing health minister apologized Wednesday for past remarks that the country's Jewish community had taken strong issue with, and avowed his “absolute respect” for Holocaust victims and his opposition to antisemitism. ...

Jewish leaders denounce comparing mask mandates to Holocaust

Aug. 16, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Democratic St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and several Jewish leaders on Monday criticized comments at recent County Council meetings that compared mask mandates to the Holocaust. With the delta variant of COVID-19 surging in St. Louis County,...

Germany giving over $40 million to fight antisemitism

Aug. 04, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday it will strengthen its battle against the quickly growing antisemitism in the country by investing 35 million euros ($41.5 million) into research and educational projects focused on understanding its causes and effectively fighting hatred...

Biden unveils picks for key religious freedom roles

Jul. 30, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday announced his picks for four key religious freedom roles, including Khzir Khan, the Muslim-American father of a slain U.S. soldier who became an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump throughout both of his campaigns. ...

Alaska lawyer out of job after social media post inquiry

Jul. 28, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An assistant attorney general in Alaska identified by a news outlet as the person behind a social media account that posted racist and antisemitic comments no longer works for the state Department of Law, an agency spokesperson said. Grace Lee told...

Blinken decries swastika vandalism in State Dept elevator

Jul. 27, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday condemned an incident in which a swastika was carved into an elevator wall at the State Department's main headquarters. Blinken said in a message sent to all department employees that the vandalism is a...