Latest Anti-Semitism News

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...

Northeastern investigates act of antisemitic vandalism

Oct. 21, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Northeastern University is investigating an act of antisemitic vandalism that the school's president calls "despicable." President Joseph Aoun in a message to the campus community posted on the school's website said a Jewish religious symbol known as a...

Alaska museums condemn antisemitic vandalism in Anchorage

Oct. 21, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Officials at museums across Alaska have condemned repeated acts of antisemitic vandalism this year targeting the Alaska Jewish Museum in Anchorage. During instances in May and September, someone has placed swastika stickers on the building or...

EU says anti-Semitism has no place in bloc after Jansa tweet

Oct. 15, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reiterated Friday that anti-Semitism “has no place" in the 27-nation bloc after Slovenian Prime minister Janez Jansa posted a message on social media that was criticized by some European lawmakers as anti-Semitic. Jansa, whose...

National Park site vandalized with antisemitic language

Oct. 14, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

CORNISH, N.H. (AP) — National Park Service rangers and New Hampshire state police are investigating antisemitic vandalism of The Temple monument at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park. Vandals used paint and permanent markers on the monument where the family of famed...

Case against accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter plods on

Oct. 13, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal judge in the capital murder case against Robert Bowers in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre told lawyers Wednesday she wants a list of pretrial motions and plans to reassess the status of the long-delayed case in January. U.S. District...

Holocaust forum looks at social media's role in antisemitism

Oct. 13, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Participants at a Holocaust remembrance conference in Sweden blamed social media Wednesday for contributing to a global rise in antisemitism, while YouTube and Facebook officials pledged to be part of the solution. Government and social media...

Neo-Nazi's burial in Jewish gravesite causes stir in Germany

Oct. 13, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The burial of a Holocaust denier in the gravesite of a Jewish music professor has caused an uproar in Germany. The top German government official tasked with combating antisemitism, Commissioner for Jewish Life Felix Klein, criticized the action Wednesday,...

Judge: 'Texas 7' death row inmate should get new trial

Oct. 11, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

A Jewish death row inmate who was part of the so-called “Texas 7” gang should get a new capital murder trial because the judge who presided over his case held anti-Semitic views, a state district judge said Monday. Dallas Criminal District Court Judge Lela Mays found...

Former Israeli soldier assaulted outside station in Berlin

Oct. 09, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A former Israeli soldier was assaulted in Germany's capital in what police described Saturday as an antisemitic incident. The assault took place Friday evening outside the Noeldnerplatz commuter train station in an eastern district of Berlin. The...