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Netanyahu challenger fails to form coalition

Nov. 20, 2019 2:59 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival announced Wednesday that he had failed to form a new government, dashing his hopes of toppling the long-time Israeli prime minister and pushing the country closer toward an unprecedented third election in less than a year. The announcement by Benny...

Survey: About 1 in 4 Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs

Nov. 20, 2019 12:33 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A new survey shows about one in four Europeans holding anti-Semitic beliefs, with such attitudes on the rise in eastern countries and mostly steady in the west. The poll of 14 European countries released Thursday by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League, found anti-Semitic attitudes most...

Syracuse University janitor battles racism with kindness

Nov. 20, 2019 10:48 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A janitor who removed racist graffiti at Syracuse University has started a campaign of kindness. Syracuse.com reports that Keri Courtwright has been taping inspirational notes on doors, mirrors and paper towel dispensers during her rounds. Courtwright says she wants to spread...

Israel to host largest event ever focused on anti-Semitism

Nov. 20, 2019 6:23 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials announced Wednesday that dozens of world leaders will arrive in Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on combatting anti-Semitism amid a global spike in violence against Jews. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the fifth World Holocaust Forum in January will...

White supremacist manifesto reportedly shared at Syracuse U

Nov. 19, 2019 7:14 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A white supremacist manifesto that appeared to be a copy of one linked to a man accused of attacking two mosques in New Zealand was circulated electronically at Syracuse University, campus law enforcement said Tuesday, adding to a string of racist episodes that have shaken the upstate...

Condemned Tennessee inmate’s supporters seek clemency

Nov. 19, 2019 5:13 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters of Tennessee death row inmate Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman kicked off a clemency campaign on Tuesday amid uncertainty over whether his death sentence will be upheld. Abdur'Rahman (AHB'-dur-RAK'-mahn) was sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of Patrick Daniels, who was...

Macalester College pulls founder’s name from campus building

Nov. 19, 2019 4:43 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in Minnesota is removing its founder's name from a campus building after students brought attention to his racist views in the 1800s. The board of trustees for Macalester College in St. Paul announced Monday that Edward Duffield Neill's name will be...

Cuban asylum-seekers: Hunger strikes punished with isolation

Nov. 19, 2019 3:00 PM EST

MILAN, N.M. (AP) — A dozen Cuban asylum-seekers detained in a New Mexico have twice been placed in solitary confinement for going on hunger strikes, two of the asylum-seekers said. The pair said they and 10 others were punished for protesting their lengthy stay in prison and denial of their asylum cases,...

ATF agent gets $450,000 settlement in email harassment case

Nov. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A supervisor for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Seattle is receiving a $450,000 settlement after complaining of racial harassment from a co-worker with a Nazi tattoo. The Seattle Times reports Cheryl Bishop, a senior supervisory agent who is black, complained of...

Frat functions on hold as reports of racism shake Syracuse U

Nov. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EST

A student sit-in entered its sixth day Monday, fraternity events were suspended and as much as $50,000 in reward money was offered following reports of racist episodes at Syracuse University. Students in recent weeks have reported shouted slurs, vandalism and graffiti targeting Jews, Asians and black students....