Latest Anti-Semitism News

Police: Graffiti in tunnels near Boise's Anne Frank memorial

Dec. 04, 2021 17:09 PM EST

BOISE (AP) — Someone painted anti-Semitic graffiti overnight Saturday in three tunnels near the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in downtown Boise, police said. The graffiti, which included spray-painted swastikas and other hate speech, was painted over Saturday...

Governor signs bill mandating genocide education in schools

Dec. 04, 2021 11:36 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Middle and high school students in Massachusetts would learn about the history of genocide and human rights issues under a bill signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker this week. The bill requires middle schools and high schools in the state to include...

German broadcaster suspends workers amid antisemitism probe

Dec. 03, 2021 07:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Friday it is suspending four employees and one freelancer during an investigation into allegations that they expressed anti-Israel and antisemitic views. Munich daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung this week...

Legislative leaders speak out against antisemitic posts

Dec. 02, 2021 17:01 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Leaders of the New Hampshire House issued a bipartisan statement Thursday condemning antisemitic social media posts by members and urging lawmakers to “act with dignity and respect.” Republican House Speaker Sherm Packard and Democratic Leader...

UK police investigating antisemitic hate crime in London

Dec. 01, 2021 15:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police said Wednesday they are investigating a video which appeared to show a group of men spitting at a bus full of Jewish people celebrating Hanukkah in central London. The Community Security Trust, a charity that monitors antisemitic incidents,...

Lawmakers approve bill to mandate education on genocides

Nov. 24, 2021 16:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Middle and high school students in Massachusetts would learn about the history of genocide and human rights issues under a bill approved by state lawmakers Wednesday. The bill requires middle schools and high schools in the state to include instruction on...

Abramovich hosts Israeli leader, antisemitism action praised

Nov. 21, 2021 16:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — On a rare visit to Chelsea, owner Roman Abramovich was praised on Sunday by Israeli President Isaac Herzog for using the Premier League leaders' platform to campaign against antisemitism. The small event, attended by about 50 people, was the first time...

Suspect in Austin synagogue arson fire faces federal charges

Nov. 17, 2021 15:19 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old man arrested as a suspect in the Austin synagogue arson fire now faces federal charges. Franklin Barrett Sechriest was charged Monday with arson for the Oct. 31 fire at Congregation Beth Israel, according to a statement from the U.S....

Menorah taken from Alabama synagogue targeted by vandals

Nov. 17, 2021 09:02 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Jewish congregation that was targeted by vandals last year had a large menorah taken off its property, but police don't believe the incidents are related, news outlets reported. Rabbi Moshe Cohen, who leads Chabad of Huntsville, said he...

Poland arrests 3 in connection to antisemitic demonstration

Nov. 15, 2021 08:41 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three people have been arrested in Poland in connection with an antisemitic demonstration last week where far-right participants shouted “Death to the Jews!,” the country's interior minister said Monday. The demonstration took place last...