Latest Anti-Semitism News

Man who fatally shot 3 at Kansas Jewish sites dies in prison

May. 04, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

An avowed antisemite who testified that he wanted to kill Jews and was sentenced to death after he shot and killed three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City in 2014 has died in prison, the Kansas Department of Corrections said Tuesday. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr.,...

German far-right crime rises; police arrest alleged neo-Nazi

May. 04, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police arrested a 53-year-old German man on suspicion of sending dozens of threatening letters to politicians, lawyers and journalists that were signed with the acronym of a neo-Nazi group, as officials warned Tuesday of a disturbing rise in far-right extremism across...

Holocaust Memorial in Oregon defaced by vandals

May. 03, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland has been defaced by anti-semitic graffiti. The vandalism, which included spray-painted swastikas and other neo-Nazi symbolism, was discovered late Sunday on the memorial in the city’s Washington Park,...

UConn student arrested after swastika painted on building

Apr. 29, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A UConn student has been charged with a hate crime after police say he painted a swastika on a campus building at the start of the Passover holiday. Kristopher Pieper, 21, a junior from Enfield, Connecticut, was being held Thursday in lieu of a...

Wisconsin schools required to teach Holocaust under new law

Apr. 28, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill on Wednesday requiring Wisconsin middle and high school social studies classes to teach the Holocaust and other genocides. Wisconsin joins 17 other states that require Holocaust education, according to the United States...

Report: Pandemic gives rise to antisemitic 'Zoom bombing'

Apr. 27, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

Antisemites adopted a new tactic for spewing their hate when the COVID-19 pandemic closed synagogues and Jewish schools and community centers: hijacking video conferences. The Anti-Defamation League counted 196 cases of antisemitic “Zoom bombing” attacks in the U.S....

Oregon lawmakers face threats and backlash about gun bills

Apr. 26, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ahead of the Oregon Legislature’s final vote on two contentious gun bills, lawmakers from both parties have received death threats, intimidating messages and faced recall petitions. While lawmakers say it is not uncommon for Democrats to receive...

French protesters demand trial for Jewish woman's killer

Apr. 25, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Protesters in Paris and other French cities on Sunday denounced a ruling by France’s highest court that the killer of Jewish woman Sarah Halimi was not criminally responsible and therefore could not go on trial. Thousands of people filled Trocadero Plaza...

Prosecutor: Man charged in Long Island hate crime spree

Apr. 16, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

MANORVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who authorities say went on a hate crime spree targeting people based on their religion and sexual orientation has been indicted on 36 criminal charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini announced Friday. Christopher...

Holocaust survivors use social media to fight anti-Semitism

Apr. 08, 2021 07:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Alarmed by a rise in online anti-Semitism during the pandemic, coupled with studies indicating younger generations lack even basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide, Holocaust survivors are taking to social media to share their experiences of how hate speech paved the way for...