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Rabbi attacked at knifepoint by woman assailant in Vienna

Nov. 27, 2020 4:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A rabbi was attacked at knifepoint in Vienna by a woman who ripped the Jewish skullcap from his head and yelled an anti-Semitic threat before fleeing, police in the Austrian capital said Friday. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon when the woman, described as about 50 years old and...

FILE - In this file photo dated  Thursday, May 23, 2019, Thierry Baudet, leader of the populist party Forum for Democracy, casts his ballot for the European elections in Amsterdam, Netherlands,.   The leader of a Dutch right-wing populist party, Thierry Baudet said Monday Nov. 23, 2020, he would not lead it into parliamentary elections in March 2021 amid unrest caused by a report of far-right messages being exchanged by members of the party's youth wing. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)

Dutch populist Baudet suggests splitting party he created

Nov. 26, 2020 9:58 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Less than four months before the general election, a rising force in Dutch populism is in turmoil and looks to be careering toward an acrimonious breakup amid accusations of extreme right and anti-Semitic sympathies among some members of its youth wing. After winning Dutch...

Michigan professor placed on leave after racist remarks

Nov. 24, 2020 6:11 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A science professor at a Michigan university has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated after denying the severity of the coronavirus and using racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs on Twitter. David Eisler, president of Ferris State University, said...

Germany warns of anti-Semitism among lockdown protests

Nov. 24, 2020 11:07 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German government official warned Tuesday that anti-Semitism is emerging as a common position among people protesting pandemic lockdown measures who otherwise come from widely differing political backgrounds. Felix Klein, who was appointed in 2018 to head the government's efforts to combat...

FILE - Musician Bob Dylan performs with The Band at the Forum in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 1974. Transcripts of lost 1971 Dylan interviews with the late American blues artist Tony Glover and letters the two exchanged reveal that Dylan changed his name from Robert Zimmerman because he worried about anti-Semitism, and that he wrote

Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495K

Nov. 20, 2020 8:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter's musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction for a total of $495,000. Boston-based R.R. Auction said Friday the collection privately held by the late American blues artist Tony Glover, a...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, Pool)

Pompeo is 1st top US diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement

Nov. 19, 2020 12:46 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top American diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department in a major policy shift announced that products from the settlements can be labeled “Made in Israel.” The...

Britain's former opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in London, Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020.  Corbyn will be reinstated into the political party it is announced Wednesday after a three-week suspension as Labour’s National Executive Committee seeks to draw a line under years of tumultuous divisions over alleged anti-Jewish prejudice in the party. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

UK's Labour roiled by feud over anti-Semitism and Corbyn

Nov. 18, 2020 9:40 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said Wednesday that he won’t readmit ex-Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn to the party’s parliamentary caucus, accusing Corbyn of weakening efforts to stamp out anti-Semitism. Labour leader Keir Starmer said his predecessor...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 file photo, British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, gestures after casting his vote in the general election, in Islington, London, England. Ex-Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020, he has been reinstated to the U.K. opposition party after a three-week suspension — a decision that touched off fury from Jewish leaders angry about anti-Semitism in Labour that flourished during his tenure. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)

Ex-Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reinstated to UK party

Nov. 17, 2020 3:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Ex-Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Tuesday he has been reinstated to the U.K. opposition party after a three-week suspension — a decision that touched off fury from Jewish leaders angry about anti-Semitism in Labour that flourished during his tenure. Corbyn was suspended after...

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres speaks during an interview, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

UN chief urges global fight against pandemic and hatred

Nov. 9, 2020 9:36 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for a global fight on two fronts -- one against the coronavirus pandemic and the other against “the poison” of anti-Semitism and hatred of Muslims, migrants, refugees and many others. Even before the virus struck...

Rene de Reuver, speaking on behalf of the General Synod of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, reads a statement at the Rav Aron Schuster Synagogue in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020.The Dutch Protestant Church made a far-reaching confession of guilt Sunday for its failure to do more to help Jews during and after World War II and even for the church's role in preparing

Dutch Protestant Church admits failing Jews in World War II

Nov. 8, 2020 1:46 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Protestant Church made a far-reaching recognition of guilt Sunday for its failure to do more to help Jews during and after World War II, and for the church’s role in preparing ”the ground in which the seeds of anti-Semitism and hatred could...