Latest Anti-Semitism News

Curators apologize for antisemitic work at German art show

Jun. 24, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The curators of a major art show in Germany have apologized for including a work featuring antisemitic elements that prompted an outcry at the event's opening this week. Organizers of the documenta fifteen show in Kassel ordered the banner by Indonesian collective...

FBI: Naval reservist said he stormed Capitol with Proud Boys

Jun. 23, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval reservist who was assigned to an agency that operates spy satellites told an undercover FBI agent that he stormed the U.S. Capitol with members of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and has espoused anti-government and antisemitic ideologies, federal...

Banner being removed at German art show in antisemitism feud

Jun. 21, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An Indonesian art collective's banner that was widely criticized as containing antisemitic elements was covered up at a major art show in Germany and was to be taken down on Tuesday, officials said. The large installation by Taring Padi, titled “People's Justice,"...

Major German art show opens amid antisemitism controversy

Jun. 18, 2022 05:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president has appealed to the organizers of this year's documenta fifteen art show to do more to tackle the antisemitism allegations surrounding the event. The show, which takes place every five years in the German city of Kassel and is considered a major...

German federal court rejects bid to remove antisemitic relic

Jun. 14, 2022 08:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court on Tuesday rejected a Jewish man's bid to have a 700-year-old antisemitic statue removed from a church where Martin Luther once preached. The Federal Court of Justice upheld rulings by lower courts on the “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,”...

Letters from Anne Frank's father now at U of South Carolina

Jun. 08, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A woman has given the University of South Carolina 100 cards and letters she received as a girl and young woman from Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank. Cara Wilson-Granat first wrote to Otto Frank in 1957, when she was 12 and had just auditioned for a movie...

Vatican's Pius XII archives begin to shed light on WWII pope

Jun. 07, 2022 03:46 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has long defended its World War II-era pope, Pius XII, against criticism that he remained silent as the Holocaust unfolded, insisting that he worked quietly behind the scenes to save lives. A new book, citing recently opened Vatican archives, suggests the lives the...

Report: Israel arrested no Jews over violent, racist march

Jun. 02, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police arrested dozens of Palestinians but no Jews during a nationalist march through Jerusalem this week in which crowds of Jews chanted racist slogans, assaulted Palestinians and vandalized Palestinian property, an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday. ...

German federal court mulls bid to remove antisemitic relic

May. 30, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court on Monday mulled a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old antisemitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached, and said it will deliver its verdict in the long-running dispute next month. The “Judensau,” or...

Swastikas scratched into prominent Los Angeles synagogue

May. 28, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swastikas were scratched into the office windows of a prominent Los Angeles synagogue this week, officials with Ikar said in a statement. The antisemitic incident occurred overnight Thursday or early Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported. ...