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In this photo made available to The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, showing files and recordings from Poland's communist-era secret security describing the situation in the country in 1967-68 that were recently discovered and seized at Warsaw airport, Poland, in two packages destined for the US.  Customs officials at Warsaw airport have discovered and seized some 11 sets of written files and over 100 recordings, shedding light on the situation and views in the ruling communist party as well as the social mood at the time. The sender and the intended recipient in the U.S have not been disclosed. (Krajowa Administracja Skarbowa via AP Photo)

Poland seizes communist-era security files headed for US

Oct. 30, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Customs officials at Warsaw airport have discovered and seized valuable historical documents and recordings from 1967-68, of Poland’s communist-era security, in two packages destined for the U.S., authorities said Friday. The files describe the situation and views inside the...

In this image taken from video issued by Britain's Labour Party showing Labour Party leader Keir Starmer as he makes a statement accepting all recommendations of a damning anti-Semitism report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), in London Thursday Oct. 29, 2020.  Former party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended by the party Thursday. The report says the opposition Labour Party failed to stamp out anti-Semitism and committed “unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination” against members of the Jewish community. (Labour Party via AP)

UK Labour leader says anti-Semitism brings shame on party

Oct. 29, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Officials in Britain's opposition Labour Party failed to stamp out anti-Semitism and committed “unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination,” the U.K. equalities watchdog said Thursday in a scathing report. Labour's leader said it was “a day of shame” for the...

Albania hosts online Balkan anti-Semitism forum

Oct. 28, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania held an online forum against anti-Semitism Wednesday, the first time such a meeting has been staged in the Balkans, with Prime Minister Edi Rama calling anti-Semitism “a threat to our own civilization.” The Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism was organized by...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 photo, Rabbi Eli Wilansky lights a candle after a mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. The three congregations sharing space at the Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. In March 2020, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. (Steph Chamber/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Attack, then pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish congregations cope

Oct. 24, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

Two years ago, the three congregations sharing space at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. Last March, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. On Tuesday, as they...

Albania joins global efforts to combat anti-Semitism

Oct. 22, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution joining global efforts to combat anti-Semitism. The parliament unanimously voted to approve the definition of anti-Semitism from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), becoming the second majority-Muslim...

A woman holds a sign as she and others protest outside the offices of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in New York. Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a

Jewish leaders call COVID rules 'blatantly anti-Semitic'

Oct. 16, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a “streak of anti-Semitic discrimination” with a recent crackdown on religious gatherings to reduce the state’s coronavirus infection rate. The Manhattan...

Ukrainian army veterans attend a rally marking Defender of Ukraine Day in centre Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Anti-Semitic banner pinned to Ukrainian president's office

Oct. 14, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 5,000 ultra-right activists marched across the Ukrainian capital Wednesday to denounce a cease-fire in the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, leaving an anti-Semitic banner pinned to the presidential office's entrance. Ukrainian President Volodymyr...

FILE - This May 16, 2012 file photo shows the Facebook app logo on a mobile device in Philadelphia. On Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, Facebook announced it is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Facebook bans Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Oct. 12, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new policy Monday, the latest attempt by the company to take action against conspiracy theories...

Paris police question suspect over swastikas graffiti

Oct. 12, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police are questioning a man suspected of spraying swastikas near the Louvre museum in the center of the French capital, the Paris prosecutor's office said Monday. About 20 swastikas painted in red were discovered Sunday on columns of the famous Rivoli street in Paris. Photos were...

Horst Seehofer, German Minister of the Interior, attends a news conference about a report on extremism in Germany in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 (Wolfgang Kumm/Pool via AP)

Review: Few far-right cases in German security agencies

Oct. 6, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Tuesday said a review has produced no evidence of structural far-right extremism in the country's security forces and only “a small number of confirmed cases.” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said the investigation did not confirm the...