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.

International March of the Living to commemorate Kristallnacht across walls of Old City

Messages from around the world will be projected onto the Old City Walls of Jerusalem, on houses of prayer and public institutions around the world

NYPD investigate an ultra-orthodox man for abduction.

Woman arrested for suspected Flatbush Yeshiva arson

The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Sharee Jones, is being charged with reckless endangerment and hate crime for allegedly trying to set the Yeshiva of Flatbush on fire.

Biketoberfest: Nazi-symbol hats spark outrage at Florida bike festival

Mayor Derrick Henry: "It's morally reprehensible someone would want to sell that."

NYPD investigate an ultra-orthodox man for abduction.

NYPD search for woman who set Flatbush Yeshiva on fire

The NYPD is offering rewards of up to $3,500 for information about a woman who set the entrance to the Yeshiva of Flatbush on fire.

Texas official orders teachers to present ‘opposing’ views on Holocaust

A school district official told teachers that state law requires them to teach 'other perspectives' on the Holocaust.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/10/2021

Shelf-help: Librarians are asking how to turn their archives into weapons against antisemitism

CJH, in collaboration with jMUSE, is presenting an all-day conference Sunday

By Julia Gergely/JTA
16/10/2021
Malmo's synagogue lit up for the 81st anniversary of the Kristallnacht on November 9, 2019.

‘Holocaust was a scam’ projected on Swedish synagogue during conference

The projection was seen on the Synagogue of Malmö and on other buildings in cities across Sweden, the day of the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
16/10/2021

Senate candidate cancels fundraiser over host's anti-vaxx swastika profile photo

Aside from her antisemitic profile picture, Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais also hosted a mask-burning bonfire last year.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
15/10/2021
A Nazi armband with a swastika displayed in the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

Japan's Nazi-themed host club sparks outrage on social media

The incident reflects the lack of awareness about the Nazis and the Holocaust in the Japanese education system.

14/10/2021

Swedish PM to Malmö conference: ‘Concrete measures’ needed to combat antisemitism

Chair of Stockholm Jewish Community calls conference positive step, Malmo rabbi laments small Jewish representation, lack of focus on fostering Jewish life.

Hillel launches #OwnYourStar social media campaign

Over 80% of Jewish college students report that they are proud Jews – but only 62% are comfortable openly discussing that they are Jewish, according to Hillel. 

Australia endorses IHRA definition of antisemitism

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia will become the 30th country to formally endorse or adopt the IHRA definition.

Sally Rooney’s Israel boycott and Charles Dickens' antisemitism

A story of correspondence between Charles Dickens and a reader named Eliza Davis who protested antisemitic tropes in 'Oliver Twist' imparts a timeless lesson about speaking out against injustice.

By ERIKA DREIFUS/JTA
14/10/2021

EU plan to fight antisemitism ‘not serious,’ Jewish community leaders say

Titled “EU Strategy on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life (2021-2030),” the 46-page document published Oct. 6 reiterated several long-term goals regarding antisemitism.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
14/10/2021
 John A. Wilson Building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest Washington, D.C.

DC politician who pushed antisemitic conspiracy theory running for mayor

Trayon White, a Democratic Washington, DC, city council member who once said 'the Rothschilds' control the weather and has given money to the Nation of Islam announced he is running for mayor.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
14/10/2021

Texas Jewish death row inmate who argued judge was antisemitic wins new trial

Randy Halprin, 44, was originally set to be executed on Oct. 10, 2019 but won a stay after he alleged that the judge who presided over his 2003 murder trial was biased against Jews.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
14/10/2021

Museum of Tolerance a step toward eradicating evil - Mizel

Larry Mizel told attendees that the museum is a result of a pledge he made years ago to use his time and resources to improve the world by promoting tolerance and acceptance. 

Antisemitism today requires more than words to fight - opinion

Activism must go beyond the somber Holocaust memorials and words condemning 21st-century antisemitism.

Rabbis, politicians, imam commemorate Kristallnacht in Malmö

Jewish, Swedish leaders discuss antisemitism ahead of Malmö Forum

Ann Katina, chair of the Jewish Community of Malmö: “Jewish life in Sweden is more than antisemitism."

California's Golden Gate Bridge, near San Francisco

California governor signs bill to improve protections against hate crime

Governor Gavin Newsom of California signed legislation last week to strengthen the state's response to the increase of hate crimes and violence in the state.

Jewish Community protesting antisemitism in Manchester demonstration

Does the number of violent assaults on Jews convey a country’s antisemitism level? No, says EU poll

“It’s a complicated report that requires a nuanced attitude,” said Slomo Koves, a Hungarian rabbi and a founder of the Action and Protection League.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
13/10/2021
MEMBERS OF Students for a Just Palestine protest a scheduled lecture by Ambassador to Ireland

‘Jewish supremacy’ conspiracy theory spread on Irish parliament floor

The term “Jewish supremacy” is an accusation of Jews trying to take over the world lobbed at Israel by its opponents

A public bus is seen in downtown Rome, Italy

Leading Rome mayoral candidate apologizes for Holocaust comments

Enrico Michetti's comments were slammed for echoing the antisemitic trope that Jews control world financial systems.

By SIMONE SOMEKH/JTA
11/10/2021

Former IDF soldier attacked in Berlin - report

The Israeli man was immediately treated by rescue workers and reported the incident to the police, who opened up an investigation.

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Hitler-themed art sold on NFT market OpenSea

A large number of Adolf Hitler-themed digital artworks are available on OpenSea, the world’s largest marketplace for non-fungible tokens, or NFTs.

By ORGE CASTELLANO/JTA
09/10/2021
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