Latest Anti-Semitism News

A California judge is under investigation for alleged antisemitism and ethical violations

Feb. 16, 2024 19:57 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California judge is under investigation by a state agency for allegedly making antisemitic remarks when addressing a deputy public defender, failing to recuse himself from cases involving attorneys and other people he socialized with, sexually harassing women, and...

Israel complains after Vatican denounces 'carnage' and disproportionate response in Gaza

Feb. 15, 2024 11:57 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Israel has formally complained after a senior Vatican official spoke of “carnage” in Gaza and what he termed a disproportionate Israeli military operation following the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks. The Israeli Embassy to the Holy See called the comments by Cardinal Pietro...

Antisemitism and safety fears surge among US Jews, survey finds

Feb. 13, 2024 15:28 PM EST

Nearly two-thirds of American Jews feel less secure in the U.S. than they did a year ago, according to a new national survey. The American Jewish Committee, a prominent advocacy organization, conducted the survey last fall just as the Israel-Hamas war began on Oct. 7. The number of...

A top Jewish group in Switzerland slams an antisemitic sign purportedly by a local ski rental stand

Feb. 12, 2024 10:27 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's main Jewish organization on Monday denounced an antisemitic sign put up at a local ski shop near Davos, barring Jews from renting equipment from the store. Regional police opened an investigation. The sign on Pischa Mountain above Davos, a town known for...

Minneapolis passes Gaza cease-fire resolution despite mayor's veto

Feb. 08, 2024 16:37 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council overrode a mayoral veto on Thursday and approved a resolution that calls for a cease-fire in Gaza and for an end to U.S. military funding to Israel. The office of Mayor Jacob Frey, who is Jewish, said he has been “clear and...

France denounces 'largest antisemitic massacre of our century' in tribute to victims of Hamas attack

Feb. 07, 2024 11:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute Wednesday to victims of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack in Israel in a national ceremony and denounced what he described as the “largest antisemitic massacre of our century.” Forty-two French citizens died in the attack, and...

Pope reaffirms Christians' special relationship with Jews amid rising antisemitism, Gaza war

Feb. 03, 2024 16:02 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday reaffirmed Christians' special relationship with Jews amid rising antisemitism since the outbreak of the Gaza war in a letter to the Jews of Israel that he said was prompted by messages from Jewish organizations around the world. The...

Georgia governor signs bill that would define antisemitism in state law

Jan. 31, 2024 17:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed a law defining antisemitism in state law, proclaiming support for Jewish residents despite concerns the measure would hamper people opposing the actions of Israel. The Republican governor said by enacting the law, he was...

Auschwitz survivor decries rise of the far right and increased antisemitism in Germany

Jan. 31, 2024 06:02 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Jewish survivor of the Auschwitz death camp told Germany's parliament Wednesday that she is appalled by the rising strength of the far right in the country and increasing antisemitism in the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack that triggered the war in the Gaza Strip. ...

There's a wave of new bills to define antisemitism. In these 3 states, they could become law

Jan. 30, 2024 08:12 AM EST

Lawmakers in more than a half-dozen U.S. states are pushing laws to define antisemitism, triggering debates about free speech and bringing complicated world politics into statehouses. Supporters say it's increasingly important to add a definition that lays out how to determine...