Latest Anti-Semitism News

Germany: Officials pledge crackdown after synagogue attack

Oct. 18, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security officials are backing calls for tougher measures to fight far-right extremism following a deadly anti-Semitic rampage last week. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and his counterparts from Germany's 16 states said Friday they support a series of measures including...

Kobach fires Kansas Senate campaign aide over hateful posts

Oct. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for the Senate in Kansas says it has fired an aide after learning he regularly posted hateful comments about Jews and racial minorities on a white nationalist website. The latest campaign finance report filed by Kobach's campaign shows it paid Joe Suber...

UK Labour lawmaker leaves party, says Corbyn unfit to serve

Oct. 17, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A longtime U.K. Labour legislator has left the opposition party and warned that leader Jeremy Corbyn is unfit to become prime minister. Louise Ellman said Thursday she is leaving the party after 55 years because of Corbyn's failure to confront mounting anti-Semitism in its ranks. The...

Thousands in Berlin protest against anti-Semitism

Oct. 13, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people in Berlin protested against anti-Semitism on Sunday, days after a man attacked a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle. About 10,000 people participated in the march through the German capital. Several thousand others protested Saturday in other cities including...

The Latest: Prince estate slams Trump use of 'Purple Rain'

Oct. 10, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10 p.m. The estate of musical legend Prince is objecting to President Donald Trump's use of a Prince song before a campaign rally in Minneapolis Thursday night. The Trump campaign played Prince's "Purple Rain" as the audience at the...

Germany probes synagogue suspect, pledges better security

Oct. 10, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — German investigators puzzled Thursday over how the suspect in a botched attack on a synagogue on Judaism's holiest day managed to amass at least 4 kilograms (nearly 9 pounds) of explosives and acquire four firearms, an arsenal they said he planned to use in a massacre. While many...

Shooting latest indication of increasing anti-Semitism

Oct. 9, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

The shooting that left two dead and several injured in Halle, Germany, on Wednesday — when Jews celebrated Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for their faith — has shined a spotlight on the worldwide rise of anti-Semitic incidents. The attack in Germany, where investigators are pursuing...

The Latest: Americans in German synagogue as gunman hit door

Oct. 9, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The latest on a shooting in eastern Germany (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to Germany says 10 Americans were inside the synagogue in the eastern city of Halle that a gunman unsuccessfully tried to enter on Yom Kippur. Ambassador Richard Grenell tweeted on Wednesday that "all...

2 dead in attack targeting German synagogue on Yom Kippur

Oct. 9, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — A heavily armed assailant ranting about Jews tried to force his way into a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, then shot two people to death nearby in an attack Wednesday that was livestreamed on a popular gaming site. The attacker shot at the door of the...

German official calls fatal shooting an anti-Semitic attack and says prosecutors suspect a far-right motive

Oct. 9, 2019 1:11 PM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — German official calls fatal shooting an anti-Semitic attack and says prosecutors suspect a far-right motive.