Antisemitism

Antisemitism is hostility towards or prejudice against the Jewish people. Since biblical times, Jews experienced periods in which they were persecuted for refusing to adopt the religion and culture of the ruling societies in which they lived. The rise of Christianity and perception of Jews as rejectors of Jesus led to a rise in antisemitism.

Facing vengeful neo-Nazis and brain tumor, John Daly keeps fighting

Nothing has held Daly back from being an active advocate against antisemitism, hatred and racism.

By MAXINE LIPTZEN DOROT
13/05/2021

Not just a 'Jewish problem': strategy for fighting antisemitism in the US

Philanthropist and businessman Adam Milstein devotes most of his time to fighting rising antisemitism in the United States.

By SIGAL BEN DAVID
10/05/2021
San Diego State University campus is shown after the 23 Campuses of California State University syst

Antisemitism task force recovers stolen Chabad items

Video footage allowed authorities to identify the perpetrators, prompting them to return the stolen photos. Rabbi Boudjnah preferred an apology letter over pressing charges.

Actor Lakeith Stanfield apologizes for moderating antisemitic Clubhouse chat

"I unconditionally apologize for what went on in that chat room, and for allowing my presence there to give a platform to hate speech,” Stanfield wrote on Instagram.

Tripadvisor removes 'fun for the family' Auschwitz Museum review

The review read "This place was great went there with my newborn babys [sic] to test the chamber but they came out deformed. But it's fun for the family."

Domino effect: Canada announces Durban IV boycott after US, Australia

The announcement came soon after Australia said they would not attend, and several days after the US said it would boycott the conference.

Van Morrison's 'They Own the Media' faced with antisemitism claims

Many reviews of Van Morrison's new track came out and mentioned that the title could be an antisemitic trope.

Actor Lakeith Stanfield moderated a Clubhouse room full of antisemitism

On Thursday, Stanfield took part in a followup room led by “a panel of Jewish educators,” according to the Beast. He did not specifically apologize

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
08/05/2021

Agency working with US military wants Jews to apologize for killing Jesus

“Jesus lived. You killed him. God raised him. We saw him. Say sorry,” chaplain Lt. Aristotle Rivera said in an Easter sermon.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
07/05/2021

Hate crimes see 73% rise in NYC, with Asians and Jews most targeted

Jews in New York were targeted in 54 hate crimes reported between Jan. 1 and May 2, down from 58 such crimes in the same period in 2020.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
07/05/2021

After 'Post' article, college reviews antisemitism of ex-Iran envoy prof

The Post’s examination of Mahallati’s UN speeches show he repeatedly went to great lengths to negate the existence of the Jewish state at the UN.

Attendees of the "No Hate No Fear" rally against antisemitism, Jerusalem, January 5, 2020

Antisemitic flyers disseminated through two Florida neighborhoods

Upon discovery of the flyers, local officials denounced the antisemitic sentiments noting that they do not represent the values of the city.

Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress speaking at a ceremony marking the 75th ann

Envoys combating antisemitism discuss shared strategies to combat hate

TikTok Europe Director Outlines Importance of Ridding Platform of Hate, Protecting Users

Finnish neo-nazis start their Independence Day march with swastika flags in Helsinki, Finland Decemb

Hundreds of Neo-Nazis march in Italy

Video was taken of the groups of people doing the infamous Nazi salute. The video, which was posted on Twitter has over 1 million views as of Thursday morning

Release of suspect in synagogue attacks reignites debate over bail reform

It also revived a debate among Jews over New York state’s elimination of cash bail in most arrests

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
06/05/2021
Joseph Kleinman, a 90-year-old holocaust survivor who survived Auschwitz and Dachau Nazi death camp

Yosef Kleinman, youngest survivor to testify at Eichmann trial, dies at 91

Kleinman was one of 110 witnesses at the 1961 trial of Eichmann, and at 31 was the youngest. His testimony was about the fate of Jewish youths at Auschwitz.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
05/05/2021
Jewish Community Center

Overland Park killer dies while a book about his victims is published

Miller was convicted in 2015 of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Reat Underwood, 14, and his grandfather, William Corporon, 69, as well as Terri LaManno, 53 in 2014.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
05/05/2021

Oregon Holocaust memorial defaced with swastikas and antisemitic slurs

The memorial, created by local Holocaust survivors, was defaced over the weekend.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
05/05/2021
An empty classroom

Florida must reform Holocaust education standards - task force

The task force claimed the Holocaust was being used as a tool to teach the dangers of intolerance rather than being taught as a unique incident * "Bad Holocaust education will fuel Jew-hatred."

A MEMBER of a neo-Nazi party gives a salute outside a speech by Richard Spencer on the campus of Mic

Seattle Police investigate man who made antisemitic threats outside Jewish home

Police have released video footage of the incident and are requesting anyone who has any information on the subject to come forward.

Germany arrests suspect over hate mail using neo-Nazi acronym

The main surviving member of the gang was sentence to life imprisonment in 2018.

By REUTERS
04/05/2021
A neo Nazi attends a rally in Budapest October 23, 2009

Hundreds in Ukraine attend marches celebrating Nazi SS soldiers

President Vlodymyr Zelensky, who is Jewish, condemned the embroidery marches, which had been conducted legally.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
04/05/2021

NY police arrest suspect believed to have vandalized four synagogues

Investigators believe a single culprit was responsible for damaging the synagogues that are in close proximity.

Chinese embassy tweets and deletes antisemitic cartoon

The tweet in Japanese reads: "If the United States brought 'democracy,' it would be like this."

Did Sean Hannity use an antisemitic trope in 'Bolshevik Bernie' tweet?

In far-right politics, the antisemitic canards of "Jewish Bolshevism" and "Jewish Communism" are catchwords falsely asserting that communism is a Jewish conspiracy.

World War II mass grave of Holocaust victims uncovered in Belarus

The grave contained bone fragments and skeletons, some with bullets in their skulls and others with shoes strewn beside their bodies, as well as ammunition and personal objects.

Swastika on a wall (illustrative)

UConn student arrested, charged with antisemitic hate crime

The student, who investigators saw wearing a ring with a symbol used by the Nazi regime, eventually confessed to the crime expressing dislike of "certain Orthodox Jewish traditions."

British Labour Party suspends 14 members over alleged antisemitism

Spokespeople for Labour and the Conservatives said the suspensions were part of the policy of zero tolerance toward antisemitic rhetoric in their ranks.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
01/05/2021
Miles Davis, Linfield University's president, denies saying anything antisemitic.

University head accused of antisemitism was subjected to racism - NAACP

Davis invited the NAACP to investigate whether he was subject to racist treatment after he was accused both of antisemitism as well as sexual assault.

By BEN SALES/JTA
01/05/2021

Soccer-German FA boss apologizes for Nazi reference to vice president

“With my remark during the board meeting last Friday towards my first vice president Rainer Koch I committed a grave mistake,” Keller said in a statement.

By REUTERS
01/05/2021
A Nazi's salute at a neo-Nazi rally in Kansas City, Missouri.

UK ex-police officer jailed for belonging to neo-Nazi group

The officer was also convicted of lying on his police application forms and owning terrorism documents. He had previously admitted possessing indecent images of a child.

By REUTERS
30/04/2021

Pomona student gov't passes BDS bill to cut club funds violating UN blacklist

The BDS resolution, passed unanimously, will cut funding for clubs engaging with one of the 130 businesses on the UNHRC blacklist, may impact groups like Chabad and Hillel.

30/04/2021

Former CIA head targets Jewish suffering in Israel’s actions - analysis

Brennan implied Jews must have special empathy for others, while non-Jews have no special need to be empathetic.

Penn State student government adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The vote follows an April 8 resolution by the student government to fight antisemitism on campus.

The shared history of anti-Jewish and anti-Asian hate

Japanese-American soldiers also rescued thousands of survivors of a Nazi death march nearby, caring for them until medical personnel could arrive.

By HANA RUDOLPH/JTA
29/04/2021
The damaged door of a synagogue is seen in Halle, Germany October 10, 2019, after two people were ki

Jewish center torched in Moscow, synagogue vandalized in Germany

The perpetrators also spray-painted a swastika on the structure and the word “death.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
29/04/2021

Charlie Hebdo's Sarah Halimi cover: Should antisemitism be decriminalized?

The cover reads: "Should we decriminalize antisemitism?" featuring a Muslim character holding a knife and smoking joints from a Jewish menorah.

Rivlin to Macron: After Sarah Halimi, send message against antisemitism

“I heard with sorrow of the decision of the French Supreme Court to confirm the decision that the accused in the antisemitic, brutal and terrible murder of Sarah Halimi is unfit to stand trial."

Orthodox Jews arrive during the 13th Siyum HaShas, a celebration marking the completion of the Daf Y

NJ township faces lawsuit for discriminating against Orthodox Jews

The civil rights lawsuit was launched at a few public officials who are being accused of enforcing zoning laws to "make it harder" for Orthodox Jews from praying or living in the township.

Protesters gather in Jerusalem against the French ruling in the Sarah Halimi murder case, April 25,

Chief Rabbi Lau: Halimi case ‘an abominable injustice,’ calls for retrial

He also cited the Talmudic dictum that “He who is merciful to the cruel will end up being cruel to the merciful,” and said a true judge had to demonstrate “resoluteness” towards evil.

Bronx synagogue vandal strikes again at Riverdale Jewish Center

According to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, police have a solid lead, writing on Twitter that the NYPD will take "swift action" against this "vile act of antisemitism."

EU lifts immunity of former Greek Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn parliamentarian, arrests him

MEP Ioannis Lagos was sentenced by Greece in October 2020 to 13 years in prison for being a leader of the far-right political party, which has since been declared a criminal organization.

27/04/2021
The 'Decent One' movie

Oregon auction house pulls Nazi memorabilia following 'Post' query

Himmler was the Reichsführer, or the commander of the SS, and was promoted to said position by Adolf Hitler.

27/04/2021
Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in thi

Naomi Wolf claims Fauci beholden to Israel rather than US

Wolf, an anti-vaccine activist who has also promoted conspiracy theories about ebola and ISIS, appeared Monday on Fox News.

By BEN SALES/JTA
27/04/2021

Over 7 antisemitic incidents per day in Canada in 2020 - B'nai Brith

The 2020 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents found an 18.3% increase in antisemitic incidents compared to 2019, with 44% of the 2,610 incidents reported being COVID-19-related.

(From right to left) Congressman Gregory Meeks; Governor Andrew Cuomo, UJA CEO Eric Goldstein; Senat

Antisemitic incidents in US third highest on record despite lockdowns

The total number of incidents decreased by 4% in 2020, likely due to the closure of educational institutions and synagogues, as well as a decrease in commuting.

Germany restitutes medieval painting stolen by Nazis to rightful heirs

A painting depicting St. Florian of Lorch, also known as the patron saint of Linz, Austria, was restituted to the heirs of A.S. Drey, a Jewish art dealership that operated in Munich and New York.

Miles Davis, Linfield University's president, denies saying anything antisemitic.

Handful of Jews forced to flight antisemitism in Oregon university

A Jewish professor refused to stay silent on sexual harassment allegations against fellow board members. He was flooded with antisemitic attacks in return.

By BEN SALES/JTA
27/04/2021

Antisemitism incidents in Austria hit record high in 2020 - report

Protests against coronavirus restrictions helped fuel the rise.

By REUTERS
26/04/2021
The 'Decent One' movie

Oregon auction house selling Nazi leader Himmler’s dagger

Himmler joined the Nazi party in 1923 and the SS in 1925. He was appointed to the role of Reichsführer, or the commander of the SS, by Adolf Hitler.

Chicago lawmaker: 'Jews are Jews and only deal with Jews' - report

Ed Burke, 77, a longtime Democratic alderman and power broker in Chicago’s City Council, is on trial for corruption and allegedly made the comment in 2017, revealed by wiretap.

By BEN SALES/JTA
26/04/2021

US Senate passes legislation to improve hate crime reporting

As antisemitism has risen in recent years, national Jewish organizations have urged the government to improve the hate crime reporting process.

By BEN SALES/JTA
26/04/2021

After fans chant antisemitic slogans, Dutch chief rabbi to hold town hall

The crowd chanted "Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas," before the match against the Ajax.

Antisemitic graffiti near a London Underground station. The graffiti reads “dirty f***ing Jew”

Venice Beach man removes antisemitic graffiti, cleans up streets

Khalili posted a video to Instagram this week in which he can be seen spray-painting over graffiti, applied with a stencil, that reads "the Jew is guilty."

miss hitler pageant

Film skewers ‘Miss Hitler’ pageant and antisemitism it represents

The title of the 12-minute film, like its plot, refers to how antisemitism can fester under the surface of everyday life.

By STEPHEN SILVER/JTA
24/04/2021
A church in Middlesboro, Kentucky, prays to a Star of David in a still from Maya Zinshtein's documen

Quebec court upholds law banning Jewish religious symbols in workplace

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, a Jewish advocacy organization, said in a statement Tuesday that it was “deeply disappointed” by the ruling.

By DAVID LAZARUS/JTA
24/04/2021
Sarah Halimi was brutally murdered in her Paris home by Kobili Traore, who was not prosecuted becaus

Sarah Halimi's family lawyers take complaint to Israel courts

Israel's criminal law may apply to antisemitic crimes committed abroad and denounced by an Israeli citizen, which is the case with their client, Sarah Halimi's sister.

Despite COVID lockdowns, antisemitic incidents rise in Berlin

Conspiracy theories that place Jews as part of the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic have circulated among fringe antisemitic and other anti-lockdown groups in Germany and elsewhere.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
23/04/2021

Conservatives more likely than liberals to hold antisemitic views -survey

Respondents on the right, both young and old, were more likely than those on the left to believe longstanding stereotypes about Jews.

By BEN SALES/JTA
23/04/2021

War of the words: The conflict between definitions of antisemitism

"We need to first define and identify that which we are trying to defeat, in order to defeat it."

Why it's time to face the grim facts on rising antisemitism in the US

Though Jews barely account for 2% of the US population, they are the target of 6 out of 10 of all religiously motivated hate-crimes.

Jim Steinman: Label didn’t want his Jewish-sounding name in album title

Jim Steinman, the prolific songwriter, was never all that forthcoming about his Jewish identity. But in one famous instance, his Jewishness became a liability.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
22/04/2021

Heroines we need: Rewriting the Holocaust to unearth female leaders

Yet, contrary to its title, The Light of Days is not a story but a multi-layered epic, one that rewrites the Holocaust and speaks volumes about the male bias on our past.

By MELANIE TAKEFMAN
22/04/2021

22 senators from both parties urge Biden to name antisemitism monitor

The letter noted that a law passed just before President Donald Trump left office elevates the position to ambassador level, lending it more prestige and clout within the State Department.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
21/04/2021
Spain flag

Concerns about radical, anti-Zionist parties ahead of Madrid elections

‘Voting for these two parties is voting for the discrimination of Jews and ostracization of Jewish life and the community,’ says head of ACOM organization which fights Israel boycotts.

British International Development Secretary Priti Patel attends a meeting with representatives from

UK moves to outlaw neo-Nazi Atomwaffen Division, National Socialist Order

AWD promotes a "race war" the aim of which is to bring about a fascist, white ethno-state, according to the UK's Home Office.

Christ and the Samaritan Woman by  Bernardo Strozzi (1581–1644), dated to the first half of 17th cen

Dutch museum pays thousands to compensate for looted Nazi art

The descendants of Richard Semmel's family friends were granted 200,000 euros by the Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle in the Netherlands, where the previously-owned painting currently sits.

Argentina's flag in Buenos Aires

Argentine businessman calls Jewish CEO a ‘Moishe’ in antisemitic post

Garin is a town in Buenos Aires Province where one of Insud’s laboratories is located. “Moishe” can be used as an antisemitic slur.

By JTA STAFF
20/04/2021
Maurice de Hond depicted as a puppet master in the Volkskrant newspaper in the Netherlands on April

Dutch daily apologizes for drawing Jewish pollster as a puppet master

The caricature depicted a leering Maurice de Hond holding a set of marionette strings. The editor in chief said it recall[s] too many memories of anti-Semitic caricatures of the Nazi period."

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/04/2021
The social audio app Clubhouse is seen on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken February

Clubhouse will ‘shut down a number of rooms’ after antisemitism complaints

Later that day, Clubhouse announced that it had shut down groups that violated its anti-discrimination policies.

By BEN SALES/JTA
20/04/2021
French President Emmanuel Macron visits Lebanon, September 2020

France's Macron calls for change in law following Sarah Halimi ruling

CRIF Jewish umbrella group seeks to raise awareness about Halimi in civil society, support efforts to change law.

10 Jewish graves vandalized in Belfast, Northern Ireland

According to local councilor Steven Corr, of the Sinn Fein Party, the incident is the latest in a series of vandalism acts at the cemetery.

Long Island man indicted for crimes against Jews, LGBTQ people

When you're targeted based on your religion, that is an extremely isolating and scary feeling to have."

BENITO MUSSOLINI and Adolf Hitler ride in a car in Munich in June 1940

Australian company criticized for auctioning Hitler's personal items

The items themselves have attracted extremely high bids, with some even selling as high as $7,000.

Right-wing politician on Auschwitz museum board causes Historians to quit

Two historians joined Jewish philosopher Stanislaw Krajewski in resigning over what they called a form of “politicization” of the state museum.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
17/04/2021

Leila Khaled event planned at SFSU, disappears online

As of the time of publication, the Zoom registration link for the event, hosted by the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies Program (AMED) at SFSU, is still active.

CHRISTIAN SAUNDERS, acting Commissioner-General of the UNRWA Agency for Palestine Refugees, attends

UNRWA to Biden administration: ‘Zero tolerance’ for antisemitism

“UNWRA has made clear their rock-solid commitments to the United States on the issues of transparency, accountability, and neutrality in all its operations.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
15/04/2021
A Nazi's salute at a neo-Nazi rally in Kansas City, Missouri.

FBI director says US far-right extremists traveled to network in Europe

Wray said some US far-right extremists had traveled to Europe to meet and possibly train with activists.

By REUTERS
15/04/2021

Ilhan Omar's antisemitic comment was a rumor - fact check

Though rumors spread that Congresswoman Ilhan Omar made a racist statement, Reuters Fact Check found no evidence that she made the comment.

By REUTERS FACT CHECK
15/04/2021
Sarah Halimi was brutally murdered in her Paris home by Kobili Traore, who was not prosecuted becaus

France top court confirms Sarah Halimi murderer 'irresponsible' for taking cannabis

"This decision... potentially creates a precedent for all hate criminals to simply claim insanity – or decide to smoke, snort or inject drugs, or even get drunk, before committing their crimes."

Boston Jewish council report: Group that elevated supremacist stays

The report details Klein’s tweets before and after the complaint against him was filed in September.

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
15/04/2021

Netherlands antisemitism tally drops by 25% due to COVID-19 lockdowns

CIDI praised the government for its appointment in March of Eddo Verdoner, president of the Central Jewish Board, as the national pointman for fighting antisemitism.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
15/04/2021

1,500 rabbis blast ADL for calling Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson

Lachlan Murdoch, CEO of the Fox Corporation, wrote ADL that Fox News will not be firing Carlson over allegations that he endorsed “replacement theory,” a white supremacist conspiracy.

European initiative tries to combat COVID-induced antisemitic conspiracies

More Jewish communities throughout Europe are reporting a surge in antisemitic rhetoric.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Survivors' grandchildren hold virtual ceremony

The nonprofit used this event to commemorate the six million Jews who were killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust and reflected on rising antisemitism in the US.

Neo-Nazi activist (illustrative)

'White Lives Matter' marches organized by white supremacists coming to US

The march was allegedly organized by white supremacists through Telegram, a popular social media and encrypted messaging application.

A church in Middlesboro, Kentucky, prays to a Star of David in a still from Maya Zinshtein's documen

Dutch philosopher calls Diaspora ‘blessing’, prevented Jews to have power

Hans Achterhuis, the first recipient of the prestigious and royally recognized title of “thinker of the Fatherland,” made the remarks in an interview on the role of religion in the modern state.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
10/04/2021

Accused Monsey stabber again found unfit to stand trial

Grafton Thomas, now 38, has already been declared unfit to stand trial multiple times.

By BEN SALES/JTA
10/04/2021
German Fuhrer Adolph Hitler doing a Nazi salute

South African BDS supporter at UCT: 'Hitler committed no crime'

“Hitler committed no crime," UCT lecturer Lwazi Lushaba told freshman political science students during his lecture, according to the report.

German Fuhrer Adolph Hitler doing a Nazi salute

GOP lawmaker likens child mental health bill to Nazi laws

Cox said his mask had a picture from the Nuremberg trials printed on it, and compared the bill to the Nazis’ infringement on “the rights of parents.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
09/04/2021
Basketball

Miami’s Jewish community embraces NBA player following apology

In the weeks following Leonard’s video game slur, he has spent over 30 hours learning with Andrusier and working with organizations in the community.

By CALEB A. GUEDES-REED/JTA
09/04/2021
DETAILS ON a Jewish grave in Poland

Polish college calls lecturer’s antisemitism ‘scientific discourse’

An internal ethics panel made the decision not to take disciplinary action against Tadeusz Guz, a priest and faculty member at the Catholic University of Lublin.

By KATARZYNA MARKUSZ / JTA
09/04/2021

Holocaust online resource confronts difficult questions

Yad Vashem began the development of an online learning center, taking questions both from the original material and adding additional material to the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center

Jews in Marine Le Pen's party make blacklist of candidates with neo-Nazi ties

‘Marine Le Pen doesn’t want her party associated with Jews’

March of the Living continues despite coronavirus

Still in the shadow of coronavirus, the March of the Living will again take place virtually – saluting the doctors and nurses who saved Jews during the Holocaust

By TALIA LEVIN
08/04/2021
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