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Germany / 20-12-2016

Germany threatens to fine Facebook over hate speech

Germany threatens to fine Facebook over hate speech

German officials are stepping up their criticism of Facebook, saying the social network is doing too little to stop hate speech and could face stiff fines unless it deletes illegal content faster.  In an interview ...

Britain / 19-12-2016

CAA Exposed: Sophisticated fake EU body reporting Jewish charities to charity commission for “harassing” antisemites - run by antisemite who calls Jews “evil” and “cursed”

CAA Exposed: Sophisticated fake EU body reporting Jewish charities to charity commission for “harassing” antisemites - run by antisemite who calls Jews “evil” and “cursed”

An investigation by Campaign Against Antisemitism into the activities of the “European Forum for Ethnic Minority Individuals, Communities and Organizations” (EFEMICO) has revealed that it is in fact a front organisation run by ...

Britain / 18-12-2016

Man guilty of incitement for calling Jews “maggots in a decaying body…hijacking the genes of a superior white race”

Man guilty of incitement for calling Jews “maggots in a decaying body…hijacking the genes of a superior white race”

A man has been convicted of incitement to racial hatred over his antisemitic Facebook posts and a speech on YouTube.  Lawrence Burns was found guilty of two charges of publishing threatening, abusive or insulting written ...

Argentina / 17-12-2016

A lawyer arrested on charges of Antisemitism

A lawyer arrested on charges of Antisemitism

The federal judge of the city Morón in the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area, Nestor Barral, issued today a warrant for the arrest of the criminal lawyer Hugo Rivas, who ...

France / 16-12-2016

Author of an antisemitic book sentenced to one year in prison

Author of an antisemitic book sentenced to one year in prison

Hervé Lalin (referred to as Ryssen) has been sentenced because of a book he published where he  among other things describes the Jews as a "cult engaged in incest." Hervé Lalin ...

United States / 14-12-2016

Woman who fought antisemitism given key to the county

Woman who fought antisemitism given key to the county

A Rockland woman was honored by the county Tuesday for standing up against hate in her neighborhood.  In November, Millicent "Ivey" Mackle took it upon herself to eliminate antisemitic graffiti painted on the road outside ...

Brazil / 14-12-2016

Singer in court after private prosecution

Singer in court after private prosecution

Alison Chabloz from the East Midlands who posted an antisemitic song on YouTube is to appear in court after a Jewish charity launched a private prosecution.  Alison Chabloz was summoned to appear before the ...

14-12-2016

Harassed Jewish journalist creates Twitter bot to troll the trolls

Harassed Jewish journalist creates Twitter bot to troll the trolls

What's the best way to deal with internet trolls? Troll 'em back. As the second most harassed Jewish journalist on Twitter, according to the Anti-Defamation League, Yair Rosenberg teamed up with web ...

United Nations / 12-12-2016

Ohio House of Representatives approves anti-BDS bill

Ohio House of Representatives approves anti-BDS bill

The Ohio Senate on Thursday approved a bill, HB 476,  targeting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.  The bill was approved by a 26-5 vote, two weeks after the Ohio House ...

Britain / 12-12-2016

Britain adopts broader antisemitism definition to fight hate crimes against Jews

Britain adopts broader antisemitism definition to fight hate crimes against Jews

Britain will be among the first countries worldwide to adopt an international definition of antisemitism in efforts to fight hate crimes and incitement targeting Jews which have been on the rise this past ...

Germany / 12-12-2016

'Rent-a-Jew' project seeks to educate Germans and reduce antisemitism

'Rent-a-Jew' project seeks to educate Germans and reduce antisemitism

A Jewish education project has launched a provocatively named project in Germany to combat antisemitism.  The “Rent-a-Jew” program involves a series of seminars across Germany that will aim to explain Jews and Jewish identity ...

Germany / 11-12-2016

When neo-Nazis have doubts, there's a number to call

When neo-Nazis have doubts, there's a number to call

Felix Benneckenstein was a rising star on Germany's far-right scene, a young songwriter whose rousing guitar anthems made white nationalism sound romantic and rebellious. But when fellow neo-Nazis attacked a friend, ...

United Nations / 11-12-2016

After vandal damages sign, hundreds attend peace event at Temple Shalom in Collier

After vandal damages sign, hundreds attend peace event at Temple Shalom in Collier

As Amy Hunter sat in traffic to enter Temple Shalom in North Naples on Friday evening, she told her husband it was the happiest traffic jam she had ever experienced.   After an incident of vandalism, in ...

Germany / 08-12-2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Party Declares BDS Antisemitic, Reminiscent of Nazi Boycotts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Party Declares BDS Antisemitic, Reminiscent of Nazi Boycotts

Germany’s Christian Democratic Union party on Wednesday passed a resolution opposing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement because the anti-Israel action is antisemitic. “Who today under the flag of the BDS movement ...

Britain / 07-12-2016

Germany's leading party compares BDS movement to Nazis

Germany's leading party compares BDS movement to Nazis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party announced Wednesday that it passed a resolution declaring that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is antisemitic. “Who today under the flag ...

Britain / 07-12-2016

Yeovil's Joshua Bonehill-Paine guilty of anti-Semitic abuse of MP Luciana Berger

Yeovil's Joshua Bonehill-Paine guilty of anti-Semitic abuse of MP Luciana Berger

Joshua Bonehill-Paine, who posted highly offensive and antisemitic articles relating to Luciana Berger MP in an online hate campaign has been convicted today (07 December).    The jury at the Old Bailey found Joshua ...

06-12-2016

Google changes its antisemitic autocomplete suggestions

Google changes its antisemitic autocomplete suggestions

Google made a change to its autocomplete feature so that it no longer suggests the phrase “are Jews evil” when a user starts a search with the words “are Jews,” The Guardian reports.  “We took ...

Canada / 06-12-2016

Green Party rejects BDS movement

Green Party rejects BDS movement

The Green Party of Canada has updated its policy book to reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, but maintain support for some of its practices within a broader policy.    At a special convention ...

Britain / 06-12-2016

Trial starts for neo-Nazi accused of racially abusing Luciana Berger

Trial starts for neo-Nazi accused of racially abusing Luciana Berger

A blogger will go on trial today accused of harassing Labour MP Luciana Berger by posting a series of anti-Semitic rants on the internet.  Joshua Bonehill-Paine, 23, of Yeovil, Somerset, faces a four-day trial at ...

United States / 05-12-2016

Anti-BDS Legislation Introduced in Nevada

Anti-BDS Legislation Introduced in Nevada

Nevada Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchinson and pro-Israel activists introduced a new resolution seeking to counter the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.  The proposed Senate Bill 26 will seek to counter the discriminatory environment fostered ...

United States / 05-12-2016

New York Governor blacklists BDS businesses

New York Governor blacklists BDS businesses

New York state's highest elected official has created a blacklist of foreign companies that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions [BDS] movement. The Office of General Services wrote the list after Governor Andrew Cuomo issued ...

United States / 04-12-2016

US Senate passes antisemitism awareness act adopting international definition of antisemitism

US Senate passes antisemitism awareness act adopting international definition of antisemitism

The United States Senate has passed the Antisemitism Awareness Act, which requires the US Department of Education to use the International Definition of Antisemitism “In reviewing, investigating, or deciding whether there has been a violation of ...

Britain / 02-12-2016

UK pledges $17 million to protect Jewish institutions

UK pledges $17 million to protect Jewish institutions

Amber Rudd has pledged to spend millions to provide guards for all Jewish schools, colleges, and nurseries and synagogues.  The Home Secretary said she was forced to act after receiving 924 reports of ...

Canada / 02-12-2016

Ontario's parliament overwhelmingly rejects BDS

Ontario's parliament overwhelmingly rejects BDS

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario on Thursday passed by a vote of 49-5 a historic motion affirming the Ontario Legislature’s rejection of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The ...

Britain / 02-12-2016

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer takes steps to prevent speech from Holocaust denier in town

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer takes steps to prevent speech from Holocaust denier in town

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer has taken action to stop a controversial Holocaust denier giving a speech in town.  David Irving, whose revisionist theories of Nazi Germany have seen him branded a “racist” and ...

United States / 01-12-2016

Open data workspace analyzes hate crimes

Open data workspace analyzes hate crimes

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and data.world today announced the launch of a public, open data workspace to help understand and combat the rise of hate crimes. The new workspace offers instant access to ADL ...

Germany / 01-12-2016

German NGO illuminates antisemitic crimes - with a projector and a wall

German NGO illuminates antisemitic crimes - with a projector and a wall

Germany's Jewish community still faces hate. One NGO, along with several political groups, shed light on the problem across five German cities. DW's Kathleen Schuster reports from Cologne, the final stop on the ...