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.

Anne Frank at her writing table in 1940; how many Anne Franks were lost in the Holocaust?

Popular Argentine TV show uses Anne Frank image, arouses anger

In the popular Argentinian show "Showmatch," one of the songs used the picture of the Holocaust victim Anne Frank as a background image of a 'woman who doesn't leave the house', angering many.

By JTA STAFF
31/07/2021
A sign reading "Hate Has No Home Here" hangs by the statue of Civil War Confederate General Robert E

Virginia House GOP candidate likens being conservative to Nazi Germany

A number of Republicans over the last year, including the prominent House Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, have likened coronavirus restrictions to the Nazi treatment of Jews.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
30/07/2021

Antisemitic mural appears after Dutch soccer star joins ‘Jewish’ team Ajax

The mural contained the text "Jews always run away."

By ASAF SHALEV / JTA
30/07/2021

Antisemitism: Central American countries hold Israel solidarity event

A Central American event is an opportunity to show support for Israel and to reject antisemitism.

US Rep Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) speaks at a rally prior to the Jan. 6 insurrection, 2021

US Republican congressmen: We must reaffirm opposition to antisemitism

New resolution insists US must recognize dangers of antisemitism • Resolution says US must fight antisemitic rhetoric, conspiracies and actions

Swastika carved into US State Department elevator

Secretary of State Antony Blinken: "​Antisemitism isn't a relic of the past: It's still a force in the world, including close to home – and it's abhorrent."

Kate Shemirani.

Former UK nurse suggests pro-vaccine doctors face Nuremburg Trials

"At the Nuremberg trial the doctors and nurses stood trial, and they hung.”

Germany will boycott the Durban IV conference

Berlin will not attend the UN event known as the Durban conference, which has a history of antisemitism and Holocaust denial • France has yet to announce its position

British neo-Nazi sentenced to 7 years on 12 counts of terrorism

The court heard evidence including several articles Dymock had written, including one called "The Truth About the Holocaust," and another where he stated that "a racial holy war" was inevitable.

London teenager charged for antisemitic incident in train station

The teenager was charged on July 23 and was released on conditional police bail to appear in court on August 2, according to British Transport Police.

Are Jewish summer camps a new potential target for antisemitic attacks?

37 camps, with a total of 80,000 campers, are participating in a new security training program aimed at learning how to react in case of emergencies such as antisemitic attacks

By BEN SALES/JTA
23/07/2021
London

'Jews are behind the pandemic' chanted at anti-vaccine protest in Poland

'Every Pole can see today that behind the ‘plandemic’ are the Jews,' the crowd chanted

21/07/2021

UK Labour to expel hundreds of antisemitism deniers

The move will expel hundreds of members from the party that are part of four groups: Labour Against the Witch Hunt, Socialist Appeal, Labour in Exile and Resist.

Fighting antisemitism with booze in Tel Aviv

Zionists on Campus will host a fundraiser party in Tel Aviv to combat antisemitism.

Pro-Palestine protesters hold a banner, as they demonstrate outside Downing Street in London, Britai

Antisemitism rose 365% in UK due to Israel-Gaza war - report

Antisemitic violent assaults perpetrated against rabbi, Jewish mother, abuse leveled at Jewish students, pupils, Jewish passersby, in worst-ever month of antisemitic incidents on record

Honorary Israeli Consul in Bulgaria marks 9 years since Burgas bus bombing

On July 18 2012, a suicide bomber claimed the lives of five Israelis, as well as of their Bulgarian bus driver, and injured over 35 people.

HRW director accused of justifying antisemitism on Twitter

Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, shared a report on the spike in antisemitism in the UK.

Zuckerberg faces antisemitism after photo of his dog wearing a yarmulke

Zuckerberg has been more public about his Jewish identity in recent years. At Harvard’s commencement in 2017, he said that he often sings the “Mi Shebeirach” prayer to his daughter.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
19/07/2021
A Nazi armband with a swastika displayed in the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

Montreal auction house selling Nazi memorabilia as 'historical artifacts'

Nazi relics and memorabilia were put up for sale on a Montreal auction site, including weapons, badges, and clothing once belonging to supporters of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany.

Jewish orgs calls on Hopkins to affirm no tolerance for antisemitism

A graduate researcher and teaching assistant in the university's chemistry department suggested in January penalizing Zionist students for being pro-Israel.

A pedestrian walks past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in central London

Ex-BBC reporter: I was dismissed because of 'pro-Israel censorship'

Tala Halawa's statement blaming her dismissal on "pro-Israel groups," has been seen by many as a deflection and excuse, rather than an apology.

Tackling antisemitism outbreak in the US on several fronts

DIASPORA AFFAIRS: The reality on the ground for Jews in the US and Canada is that antisemitism is being felt more intensely.

California's new ethnic studies bill can teach old antisemitic curriculum

AMCHA initiative director Tammi Rossman-Benjamin said the new bill can erase two years of progress fighting antisemitism.

By BEN BARUCH
15/07/2021

Illinois investigates company for support of antisemitic BDS campaign

The Chicago-based multinational investment company Morningstar was placed on JLens's "Do Not Invest" list in January over their alleged support for BDS.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is seen speaking at the Knesset, on July 5, 2021.

Lapid: Antisemitism never ends with Jews, always moves on to next target

President Herzog calls to ‘undermine’ Durban Conference,’ describing it as “a conference of hate” and beset by antisemitism

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