Latest Anti-Semitism News

DeVos: Efforts to boycott Israel are a 'pernicious threat'

Jul. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that a movement to boycott Israel has become a "pernicious threat" on college campuses and is fueled by bias against Jews. Speaking at a Justice Department summit on anti-Semitism, DeVos issued a scathing rebuke of the BDS movement, a campaign led by pro-Palestine...

German Jewish group says news article 'fuels anti-Semitism'

Jul. 14, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An umbrella organization of Germany's Jewish groups is alleging that an article in one of the country's leading magazines "fuels anti-Semitism." Central Council of Jews in Germany President Josef Schuster was commenting on an article Spiegel magazine published Saturday about a German...

UK Labour Party in turmoil over new anti-Semitism claims

Jul. 11, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party was in turmoil Thursday after a television documentary renewed allegations that anti-Semitism is rife within its ranks. In the BBC program, former staff members of the left-of-center party recounted receiving anti-Semitic abuse and alleged that senior...

Wi-Fi helped ID teens who drew racist, anti-Semitic graffiti

Jul. 10, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

GLENELG, Md. (AP) — Four Maryland teenagers sneaked onto their school's property the night before graduation last year and covered it in racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti. The Washington Post described how they got caught in a Tuesday story . It says they covered their faces during the hate...

French comedian known for anti-Semitic jokes guilty of fraud

Jul. 5, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French court has convicted controversial comedian Dieudonne on fraud and money laundering charges and sentenced him to two years in prison. Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, who has previously been found guilty of anti-Semitism, was not present for Friday's verdict and sentencing to three years in...

FBI: Man threatened Muslim candidate, synagogue in posts

Jul. 3, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

A North Carolina man charged with anonymously threatening to lynch a Muslim-American political candidate in Virginia also is accused of posting an anti-Semitic threat on a Florida synagogue's Facebook page. An FBI agent outlined those allegations against Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 52, in an affidavit unsealed before...

New report finds anti-Semitism on the rise in Czech Republic

Jul. 3, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Jewish community in the Czech Republic says there was an increase in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the country last year. In a report Wednesday, the Federation of the Jewish Communities said there were 347 anti-Semitic attacks in 2018, up by 221 from 2015 when the last...

Lawmakers demand Labour take anti-Semitism seriously

Jun. 27, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some 90 senior members of Britain's opposition Labour Party have urged the group's leader Jeremy Corbyn to expel a lawmaker accused of being an apologist for anti-Semitism. The demand came soon after the party lifted its suspension of Chris Williamson, a lawmaker who had been filmed telling a...

Germany sees big increase in anti-Semitic acts of violence

Jun. 27, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of anti-Semitic acts of violence rose sharply last year alongside a further increase in those identified as far-right extremists. The BfV agency said in its annual report Thursday the number of anti-Semitic acts of violence rose by 71.4 %...

Germany: Moroccan man accused of spitting at, insulting Jews

Jun. 21, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they temporarily detained a Moroccan man who is accused of threatening, insulting and spitting at two Jews in the northern city of Hamburg. Police said in a statement Friday the 45-year-old was insulting the two Jewish men Thursday near city hall when they called a nearby...