Latest Anti-Semitism News

GOP candidate apologizes after antisemitic post surfaces

Sep. 28, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A GOP candidate for the Washington Legislature has acknowledged that a post he put on social media in 2020 is antisemitic. Dan Johnson of Laurel, who is running to represent part of northwest Washington in the House, posted a meme on Facebook that showed a...

DA: Death row inmate should get new trial over judge's bias

Sep. 28, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Jewish death row inmate who was part of a gang of prisoners who fatally shot a police officer in 2000 after they had escaped is one step closer to getting a new trial after prosecutors agreed with defense claims that the judge who presided over his case held antisemitic views. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 21, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. September 19, 2022. Editorial: With hate on the rise, all of us need to unite against anti-Semitism, white supremacy, bigotry In July, anti-Semitic and anti-social justice posters were draped on the walls of a progressive church in Fort Lauderdale. In...

Iranian president's Holocaust remarks spark outcry in Israel

Sep. 19, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Iranian president's comment that “there are some signs” that the Holocaust happened but that the issue required more research sparked an outcry on Monday from Israeli officials, who denounced the remarks as antisemitic Holocaust denial. Hard-line President...

U of Vermont president denies antisemitism allegations

Sep. 15, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

The president of the University of Vermont issued a blistering denial Thursday of allegations the university failed to adequately respond to complaints of anti-Jewish behavior on the Burlington campus. In a message to the university community, President Suresh Garimella said the...

Rioter who wore 'Camp Auschwitz' sweatshirt gets jail term

Sep. 15, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

A Virginia man who stormed the U.S. Capitol while wearing an antisemitic “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt over a Nazi-themed shirt was sentenced on Thursday to 75 days of imprisonment. Robert Keith Packer, 57, declined to address U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols before he sentenced...

Investigation underway into antisemitism at U of Vermont

Sep. 13, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating allegations of antisemitism at the University of Vermont, including that some Jewish students were excluded from campus clubs and a teaching assistant threatened to reduce the grades of students who support the state of Israel. The...

Cleveland overhauls police training after antisemitic posts

Sep. 01, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland will require all police officers to undergo implicit bias training and mandate social media background checks on all new hires after officials determined they could not discipline an officer over antisemitic social media posts. In a joint statement...

Montana Jewish Project buys Helena temple built in 1891

Aug. 25, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Jewish community in Montana’s state capital has reached its goal of buying a synagogue built in Helena 130 years ago to use as a community and cultural center for Jews in the state, the Montana Jewish Project announced Thursday. The nonprofit group closed...

Arizona school district takes steps after student harassment

Aug. 23, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona school district has taken preventative steps after being accused by federal officials of failing to protect a female student from months of anti-Semitic harassment. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights found that the Kyrene...