Latest Anti-Semitism News

Lawmakers approve bill to mandate education on genocides

Nov. 24, 2021 16:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Middle and high school students in Massachusetts would learn about the history of genocide and human rights issues under a bill approved by state lawmakers Wednesday. The bill requires middle schools and high schools in the state to include instruction on...

Abramovich hosts Israeli leader, antisemitism action praised

Nov. 21, 2021 16:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — On a rare visit to Chelsea, owner Roman Abramovich was praised on Sunday by Israeli President Isaac Herzog for using the Premier League leaders' platform to campaign against antisemitism. The small event, attended by about 50 people, was the first time...

Suspect in Austin synagogue arson fire faces federal charges

Nov. 17, 2021 15:19 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old man arrested as a suspect in the Austin synagogue arson fire now faces federal charges. Franklin Barrett Sechriest was charged Monday with arson for the Oct. 31 fire at Congregation Beth Israel, according to a statement from the U.S....

Menorah taken from Alabama synagogue targeted by vandals

Nov. 17, 2021 09:02 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Jewish congregation that was targeted by vandals last year had a large menorah taken off its property, but police don't believe the incidents are related, news outlets reported. Rabbi Moshe Cohen, who leads Chabad of Huntsville, said he...

Poland arrests 3 in connection to antisemitic demonstration

Nov. 15, 2021 08:41 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three people have been arrested in Poland in connection with an antisemitic demonstration last week where far-right participants shouted “Death to the Jews!,” the country's interior minister said Monday. The demonstration took place last...

Polish, Israeli govts condemn antisemitic display in Poland

Nov. 13, 2021 14:11 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli and Polish government officials on Saturday condemned an antisemitic incident involving Polish nationalists chanting “Death to Jews” on Poland's Independence Day this week. Participants at the gathering also burned a copy of a medieval...

France: Life sentence for killing of Holocaust survivor

Nov. 11, 2021 11:42 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French man has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor to death in an antisemitic attack, a case that triggered widespread outrage and called attention to resurgent anti-Jewish sentiment in France. After horror and...

Austin leaders denounce string of antisemitic actions

Nov. 01, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin leaders gathered Monday to demonstrate solidarity with the city's Jewish community after a string of antisemitic incidents over the past two weeks. The nonprofit Interfaith Action of Central Texas organized the Monday demonstration after a...

2 on trial for stabbing of elderly French Holocaust survivor

Oct. 26, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two men went on trial in Paris on Tuesday accused of killing an 85-year-old French Holocaust survivor, who was stabbed to death in her Paris apartment in what prosecutors call an antisemitic attack. Mireille Knoll’s brutal death in 2018 shocked France and...

3 years after Pittsburgh synagogue attack, trial still ahead

Oct. 22, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the three-year mark since the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue approaches, survivors are planning now-familiar annual rituals of remembrance, the criminal case involving the suspect plods on, and the site is in line for restoration. The...