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United States / 25-02-2018

Teen pleads guilty in painting of antisemitic symbols

Teen pleads guilty in painting of antisemitic symbols

A Town of Warwick teen pleaded guilty on Wednesday to his role in antisemitic graffiti being spray-painted on walls at a local Jewish cemetery.  Eric Carbonaro, now 19, pleaded guilty in Orange County Court ...

Spain / 25-02-2018

Catalan city drops boycott after appeal from Spanish anti-BDS group

Catalan city drops boycott after appeal from Spanish anti-BDS group

The City Council of Montcada i Reixac in metropolitan Barcelona has withdrawn its decision to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, ACOM, an organization that combats BDS in Spain, announced ...

Austria / 22-02-2018

Austrian students disrupt Cabinet minister’s speech

Austrian students disrupt Cabinet minister’s speech

Students in Austria disrupted a Cabinet minister’s speech at the “An end to Antisemitism!” conference over the fact that the government includes politicians from the far-right Freedom Party. On Wednesday, a ...

Germany / 19-02-2018

UK Holocaust denier Michele Renouf under investigation

UK Holocaust denier Michele Renouf under investigation

German police are investigating a British woman for suspected incitement after she questioned the Holocaust during a far-right protest in the eastern city of Dresden.  A spokeswoman for Dresden police says Australian-born Michele Renouf ...

Britain / 19-02-2018

Labour expels controversial Jewish anti-Zionist Tony Greenstein

Labour expels controversial Jewish anti-Zionist Tony Greenstein

Labour activist Tony Greenstein has been expelled from the party over allegations of antisemitism.    The Brighton-based member was suspended in 2016 and a disciplinary hearing into his conduct was delayed until January for ...

France / 19-02-2018

French-Jewish group that accused Israel of causing antisemitism loses state funding

French-Jewish group that accused Israel of causing antisemitism loses state funding

French officials asked a Jewish group that supports a blanket boycott of Israel to pay back state subsidies that it received to combat racism but had used to accuse the Jewish state of ...

Britain / 16-02-2018

Man who sent 600 'horrific' tweets in one weekend jailed

Man who sent 600 'horrific' tweets in one weekend jailed

A man who sent 600 racist, homophobic and antisemitic tweets over the course of one weekend has been jailed.  David Bitton, 40, sent hundreds of "horrific" messages to Greater Manchester Police (GMP) "and many ...

United States / 14-02-2018

Wisconsin candidate banned from Twitter for antisemitic tweets

Wisconsin candidate banned from Twitter for antisemitic tweets

The Wisconsin Republican Party has dumped a candidate who was banned from Twitter for antisemitic statements and ideas, and who identifies with the alt-right.  Paul Nehlen, who is running to unseat US House ...

Britain / 14-02-2018

Somali migrant plotted to kill queen and Jewish Londoners, court hears

London - A Somali migrant and Dutch national living in the UK discussed killing Her Majesty The Queen with a fellow Islamic State jihadist supporter, a court has heard.  Aweys Shikhey also allegedly ...

Germany / 14-02-2018

Ursula Haverbeck fails to overturn prison sentence

Ursula Haverbeck fails to overturn prison sentence

The appeal of 89-year-old holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck, colloquially known as the "Nazi grandma" in Germany, against her recent prison sentence has been rejected on Tuesday.    The Celle Higher Regional Court in Lower ...

Britain / 08-02-2018

Chelsea to ban any fans found 'shaming' club at Watford

Chelsea to ban any fans found 'shaming' club at Watford

Chelsea will ban any supporters found to have used antisemitic language or behaviour during the defeat at Watford on Monday, saying it "shames the club".  A report on a Jewish website said one ...

Austria / 01-02-2018

Austria Freedom Party's Udo Landbauer resigns over Nazi song scandal

Austria Freedom Party's Udo Landbauer resigns over Nazi song scandal

Udo Landbauer, lead candidate for the Freedom Party (FPOe) in elections in Lower Austrian state last Sunday, said he was giving up all political functions including as a local deputy.  Landbauer, 31, who was also ...

Vatican / 29-01-2018

Pope attacks “indifference” in battling antisemitism

Pope attacks “indifference” in battling antisemitism

Pope Francis told an international conference on antisemitism that we must fight against “hatred in all of its forms, but even more fundamentally, indifference.”    The one-day conference, sponsored by the Organization for Security and ...

Britain / 28-01-2018

Oxford plumber handed £500 fine for antisemitic abuse against elderly couple

A plumber was sentenced under the Malicious Communications Act at Oxford Magistrates Court on the 11 January 2017 for launching a tirade of antisemitic abuse towards a Jewish man, who he mistakenly ...

Britain / 28-01-2018

MP tells Holocaust denier he’d ‘rather pick up shit with his hands’ than talk to him

MP tells Holocaust denier he’d ‘rather pick up shit with his hands’ than talk to him

An MP has marked International Holocaust Memorial Day by flatly telling a Holocaust denier that he would rather pick up shit with his bare hands than engage him.  Jonathan Reynolds, Labour MP for Stalybridge & ...

Israel / 28-01-2018

Introducing the 'Anti-Semitism Cyber Monitoring System'

Introducing the 'Anti-Semitism Cyber Monitoring System'

Thursday, January 25, was presented to the detection system in social networks antisemitic remarks (Anti-semitism Cyber Monitoring System, or ACMS). According to Walla News, she was developed by order of the Ministry for ...

Saudi Arabia / 27-01-2018

Saudi-based Muslim body rejects Holocaust denial

Saudi-based Muslim body rejects Holocaust denial

A Saudi-based Muslim group rejected Holocaust denial in a letter to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.  “History is indeed impartial no matter how hard forgers tried to tamper with or manipulate it,” said the letter ...

Italy / 26-01-2018

Rome soccer team fined for fans’ antisemitic Anne Frank stickers

Rome soccer team fined for fans’ antisemitic Anne Frank stickers

A soccer team was fined after fans plastered stickers at its home stadium showing Anne Frank wearing the uniform of a rival city club. The Lazio FC team will pay a ...

Belgium / 28-12-2017

The court ruled that "liking" an antisemitic page was grounds for dismissal

The Liege Labor Court ruled that a non-profit institution that works for the renewal of the city in eastern Belgium, was right in its decision to fire an accountant who ...

Uruguay / 13-01-2018

A Uruguayan minister has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a hostel that refused to host Israelis. A demolition order was issued to the hostel

A lawsuit was filed against the owners of the Buena Vista de Valizas hostel in Uruguay, which refused to host an Israeli couple solely because they were from Israel. Minister ...

Britain / 24-01-2018

Muslim L’Oreal model steps down over anti-Israel tweets

Muslim L’Oreal model steps down over anti-Israel tweets

A Muslim model who recently starred in ad campaign for L’Oreal announced on Monday she would step down, after the emergence of critical remarks she made about Israel during the 2014 Gaza ...

United States / 10-01-2018

UWE SU President suspended over rule breach after making ‘blatant antisemitic comments’

UWE SU President suspended over rule breach after making ‘blatant antisemitic comments’

UWE Students' Union President, Zain Choudhry, has officially been suspended for one month following a conclusion made by the SU that he had been "breaching internal rules and regulations".  Choudhry has been suspended for ...

Britain / 16-01-2018

Chelsea to launch campaign to tackle antisemitism

Chelsea to launch campaign to tackle antisemitism

Chelsea Football Club today announces a new campaign to raise awareness of and educate our players, staff, fans and the wider community about antisemitism in football.  Set to launch ahead of their Premier League game ...

Britain / 17-01-2018

Britain bans entry to prominent US Holocaust denier

Britain bans entry to prominent US Holocaust denier

Britain has banned a prominent American Holocaust denier from entering the United Kingdom, according to a copy of correspondence from the interior ministry.  Mark Weber, director of the California-based Institute for Historical Review, has questioned ...

Britain / 17-01-2018

Labour MP to UK students: anti-Zionism is ‘new antisemitism,’ must be rejected

Labour MP to UK students: anti-Zionism is ‘new antisemitism,’ must be rejected

A British parliamentarian urged the Labour Party to adopt a zero-tolerance attitude toward anti-Zionism, which she called “the new antisemitism” in remarks made on Monday before more than 70 UK university students.   “Zionism is ...

United States / 14-01-2018

New Jersey bans business with Danish bank for Israel boycott

New Jersey bans business with Danish bank for Israel boycott

New Jersey divested from Denmark’s largest bank in order to comply with a state law against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions or BDS movement against Israel.  In late December, the New Jersey state government ...

Germany / 11-01-2018

New migrants to Germany should visit Nazi concentration camp, says Jewish council

 New migrants arriving in Germany should visit Nazi concentration camp memorials to stamp out growing antisemitism in the country, Germany’s Central Council of Jews said on Wednesday.  “People who have fled to us who ...

France / 11-01-2018

French publisher suspends reprint of Céline's antisemitic texts

One of France's main publishing houses has suspended plans to republish a collection of antisemitic writings by author Louis-Ferdinand Céline.  After a public outcry, Gallimard said the "conditions were not right" for the texts ...

Tunisia / 13-01-2018

4 arrested in Tunisia synagogue firebomb attack

Tunisian authorities have arrested four men on suspicion of throwing Molotov cocktails at a synagogue on the island of Djerba three days ago, causing light damage to the structure.  The Tunisian Interior Ministry said the ...

Britain / 08-01-2018

Self-proclaimed Nazi found guilty of stirring antisemitism in UK

A self-proclaimed Nazi who claimed Britain took the wrong side in the second world war has been convicted of stirring racial hatred against Jewish people. A jury at Preston crown court ...

Germany / 19-01-2018

German court allows labeling Jewish anti-Zionist activist as antisemite

German court allows labeling Jewish anti-Zionist activist as antisemite

A Munich court ruled in favor of the Bavarian capital's Jewish community president Charlotte Knobloch on Friday, stating she can term an anti-Zionist Jew's activity as antisemitic because he encouraged violence toward the ...

Germany / 17-01-2018

Germany’s bureaucratic answer to rising antisemitism

Germany’s bureaucratic answer to rising antisemitism

The German Bundestag on Thursday passed legislation to establish a new commissioner to handle the issue of rising antisemitism in the country.  The bill was backed by several major German parties, including Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ...

Germany / 04-01-2018

German neo-Nazi gets prison sentence for offensive Auschwitz social media post

A German neo-Nazi was sentenced to 18 months in prison for an offensive social media post about the Auschwitz Nazi death camp. The unnamed man, 32, from Glauchau in in the ...

Israel / 08-01-2018

Israel names 20 banned NGOs in anti-boycott push

Israel names 20 banned NGOs in anti-boycott push

Israel on Sunday named 20 foreign NGOs whose representatives are barred from its territory, saying that they support a boycott of the Jewish state over its occupation of Palestinian territory.  Publication of the list of ...

Germany / 08-01-2018

Canadian holocaust denier and former green candidate arrested in Germany

Canadian holocaust denier and former green candidate arrested in Germany

Monika Schaefer, a German-Canadian Holocaust denier and former Green Party of Canada candidate, has been arrested in Munich.  Supporters of Schaefer are explicitly blaming B’nai Brith Canada for her arrest. B’nai Brith had filed complaints against Schaefer with ...

Germany / 06-01-2018

German conservatives to propose deporting antisemitic migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance has said it will propose beefed-up legislation to deal with antisemitism among migrant groups, which would include the possibility of deportation.  The draft legislation calls on the “absolute acceptance ...

Spain / 27-12-2017

Spanish court rules city council’s BDS agreement illegal

A Spanish court in Gran Canaria issued a decision this week declaring that a boycott against Israel passed by the city council is illegal.  The legal proceedings against the council were filed by Angel ...

France / 26-12-2017

French children’s magazine pulls issue after saying Israel wasn’t a ‘real country’

French children’s magazine pulls issue after saying Israel wasn’t a ‘real country’

A French children’s magazine has been withdrawn from newsstands after it admitted a “mistake” in writing that Israel wasn’t a “real country.”  The news editor for Youpi, a magazine for children from 5 to ...

United States / 21-12-2017

Reporter gets 5 years in prison for threatening Jewish centers

Reporter gets 5 years in prison for threatening Jewish centers

Juan Thompson, a disgraced former reporter for The Intercept, was slammed with a five-year prison sentence Wednesday for phoning in bomb threats at Jewish community centers in a twisted revenge plot against his ...

United States / 18-12-2017

Florida Municipality passes nation’s first bill defining antisemitic crime

Florida Municipality passes nation’s first bill defining antisemitic crime

Bal Harbour made history after becoming the first municipality in the United States to pass an ordinance that defines an antisemitic hate act.  The ordinance aims to assist police in identifying and processing such ...

Germany / 18-12-2017

German president: Immigrants must reject anti-Semitism, it’s ‘non-negotiable’

German president: Immigrants must reject anti-Semitism, it’s ‘non-negotiable’

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday demanded his country’s immigrants reject antisemitism, characterizing it as a “non-negotiable” condition for living in Germany.  “There are things which are part of Germany. And one of these ...

Sweden / 17-12-2017

Swedish PM: “Antisemitism has no place in our society”

Swedish PM: “Antisemitism has no place in our society”

Sweden’s prime minister and other senior officials condemned a series of antisemitic incidents over the weekend, seemingly linked to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.   “I ...

Hungary / 17-12-2017

Head of Hungary's Jobbik renounces party's antisemitic ways

Head of Hungary's Jobbik renounces party's antisemitic ways

Hungary’s nationalist Jobbik party will not return to its far-right origins, including frequent antisemitic and racist remarks by its politicians, party chairman Gabor Vona said Friday.   Jobbik is the strongest opposition group but ...

Germany / 12-12-2017

Antisemitism has no place in Germany

Antisemitism has no place in Germany

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said there was no place for antisemitism in Germany after demonstrators angered by US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of ...

United States / 11-12-2017

Rutgers professor demoted over antisemitic social media posts

Rutgers professor demoted over antisemitic social media posts

A Rutgers University professor has been demoted after the conclusion of an investigation into his antisemitic and racist social media posts.   Michael Chikindas, who is a tenured professor, has been removed from teaching required courses and ...

Sweden / 11-12-2017

Three arrested after masked men throw molotov cocktails at Swedish synagogue

Three arrested after masked men throw molotov cocktails at Swedish synagogue

The Jewish community in Sweden is reeling this weekend after a group of masked men threw what appeared to be Molotov cocktails at a synagogue in the city of Goteborg. A community ...

France / 10-12-2017

Alain Soral fined for Holocaust denial

Alain Soral fined for Holocaust denial

A court in Paris fined the far-right author Alain Soral 6,000 euros for Holocaust denial for the publication of a pamphlet he wrote entitled “Memorial Pornography.”    Soral and another man who placed the ...

France / 06-12-2017

French court hands Arab 2-month sentence for antisemitic slurs

In an unusual ruling, a French court sentenced to two months in prison a young Arab man who shouted an antisemitic slur at a rabbi and his wife and children.    The incident occurred ...

United States / 06-12-2017

Missouri man accused of making bomb threats to Jewish centers

A western Missouri man has been charged with assaulting an FBI agent who was investigating threats against Jewish sites.  The Kansas City Star reports that 25-year-old Ford Kevin Coots was charged last week ...

Britain / 06-12-2017

TOTP presenter Reggie Yates steps down after making antisemitic comments

TOTP presenter Reggie Yates steps down after making antisemitic comments

BBC TV and radio presenter Reggie Yates has stepped down from his role on Top of the Pops after being criticised for recent negative comments about Jewish people.  Reggie Yates was accused of ...

Poland / 03-12-2017

Poland asked to explain naked Nazi gas chamber video

Poland asked to explain naked Nazi gas chamber video

Holocaust survivor groups have asked the Polish president to explain how artists were able to film a naked game of tag inside a Nazi camp gas chamber.  The film (Which we reported in June ...

Argentina / 15-11-2017

Argentine TV celebrity fired over antisemitic tweets

Argentine TV celebrity fired over antisemitic tweets

An Argentine model and TV celebrity was fired as the host of a national television show after she posted antisemitic comments on her Twitter account. Ursula Vargues was fired recently from ...

Germany / 30-11-2017

Ursula Haverbeck loses appeal case, sentenced to 14 months in prison for Holocaust denial

Ursula Haverbeck loses appeal case, sentenced to 14 months in prison for Holocaust denial

A German court in Detmold has sentenced Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck to 14 months in prison, after the 89-year-old woman lost her appeal to a prior conviction on Tuesday. However, four months were ...

Italy / 15-11-2017

The Celva Foundation presents Anne Frank's diary as a gift to schools

In order to support "through acts the struggle against all forms of racism and to actively promote opportunities for civic thinking shared by the municipalities and school institutions", the Celva ...

Germany / 26-11-2017

An achievement for the fight against BDS: sponsorship was removed from a Waters show

An achievement for the fight against BDS: sponsorship was removed from a Waters show

The German public television station WDR announced its decision to remove the sponsorship it gave to a show by BDS activist and singer Roger Waters in Cologne this June. Advertisements ...

United States / 29-11-2017

Florida man sentenced to 25 years for attempt to blow up synagogue

Florida man sentenced to 25 years for attempt to blow up synagogue

A Florida man was sentenced by a U.S. judge on Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to blow up a synagogue in the state during a Jewish holiday last year, ...

29-11-2017

European Parliament members urge end to eu financial ties with BDS advocates

European Parliament members urge end to eu financial ties with BDS advocates

In an unprecedented initiative, 60 members of the European Parliament called on EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini to stop EU funding and isolate the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott,Divestment and Sanctions) movement.  In a letter, the ...

Germany / 26-11-2017

German broadcaster pulls sponsorship of Waters concert

German broadcaster pulls sponsorship of Waters concert

German public broadcasting institution Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) announced that it was withdrawing its sponsorship of an upcoming concert featuring notorious anti-Israel activist and former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters to be held ...

Britain / 23-11-2017

Teenage boys to face court over alleged hate crime against Jewish family

Two teenage boys will appear in court in connection with a hate crime reported against a Jewish family on a Kent beach in May.  Earlier this year that the family, two parents ...

United States / 23-11-2017

Following controversial panel, major New School donor threatens to cut off funding

A major New School donor is threatening to halt contributions in response to a planned November 28 event on antisemitism featuring controversial activist Linda Sarsour and Rebecca Vilkomerson, the executive director of Jewish ...

Germany / 22-11-2017

Holocaust memorial erected outside German nationalist's home

Holocaust memorial erected outside German nationalist's home

A group of artists say they have erected a Holocaust memorial outside the home of a nationalist politician, who suggested Germany should end its tradition of acknowledging the country's Nazi ...

France / 22-11-2017

Top French Socialist axed from party over antisemitic tweet

Top French Socialist axed from party over antisemitic tweet

A top official in France's Socialist Party was expelled on Tuesday days after tweeting an image with antisemitic overtones against President Emmanuel Macron.  Gerard Filoche, a member of the Socialists' national bureau, claims to ...

21-11-2017

In sudden policy reversal, twitter says it will ban users who affiliate with neo-Nazis, Islamists and other violent extremists

In sudden policy reversal, twitter says it will ban users who affiliate with neo-Nazis, Islamists and other violent extremists

In a sharp policy reversal, Twitter is set to begin doing something that it told Campaign Against Antisemitism it would never do: proactively removing extremists from the platform.  In December 2014, Sinéad McSweeney, Twitter’s ...

United States / 21-11-2017

Woman arrested in connection to Norfolk synagogue burglary

Woman arrested in connection to Norfolk synagogue burglary

The Norfolk Police Department arrested and charged a woman Monday in connection to a burglary at the B’Nai Israel Synagogue that happened on November 14.  Morghan Rogers, 29, of Portsmouth, turned herself in ...

France / 20-11-2017

French courts punish promoters of antisemitic hate speech

Amid vocal protests by leaders of French Jewry on the judiciary’s handling of antisemitic crimes, French courts made a series of tough rulings on inciters to hatred of Jews.  In three separate rulings ...

Britain / 19-11-2017

Timothy Rustige sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid work after daubing “Zionazis” and Star of David on walls of historic aqueduct

Timothy Rustige sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid work after daubing “Zionazis” and Star of David on walls of historic aqueduct

Timothy Rustige, a 68-year-old from Altrincham, has pleaded guilty to eight counts of criminal damage following a graffiti campaign between September 2016 and August this year that saw him scrawl slogans on ...

Britain / 19-11-2017

Manchester United cancels David Icke show at Old Trafford after backlash

Manchester United cancels David Icke show at Old Trafford after backlash

Manchester United have cancelled a show by David Icke at their Old Trafford stadium after protests from Jewish groups.  “An evening with David Icke” was due to take place in a hospitality suite ...

United States / 19-11-2017

University of Maryland student government scraps BDS bill before vote

University of Maryland student government scraps BDS bill before vote

Members of the University of Maryland student government nixed a bill to boycott Israel before it could be brought to a vote.  After two hours of debate Wednesday, the student affairs committee put ...

Britain / 19-11-2017

Labour drop Nasreen Khan as council candidate over antisemitic posts

Labour drop Nasreen Khan as council candidate over antisemitic posts

Labour has banned a prospective council candidate from standing for the party after an outcry over antisemitic comments she posted on social media.    Nasreen Khan, a former member of George Galloway’s Respect party, had ...

Britain / 19-11-2017

Gay Times editor sacked after antisemitic and sexist tweets discovered

Gay Times editor sacked after antisemitic and sexist tweets discovered

The editor of the Gay Times has been fired just weeks after taking up the role after antisemitic and misogynistic tweets were uncovered.  Josh Rivers sent a series of tweets between 2010 ...

Spain / 16-11-2017

Spanish court suspends anti-Israel boycott in Seville

Spanish court suspends anti-Israel boycott in Seville

Last week, a district court in Seville, southern Spain, issued a writ of interim injunction against the City Council of La Roda de Andalucia, halting its boycott of Israeli products as well ...

France / 10-11-2017

French court fines teacher for antisemitic statements

An English teacher in a Paris school was fined 1,500 euros on Thursday by a court in the capital for writing on social media that Jews prepared and organised the ...

Germany / 09-11-2017

Non-Jewish German teen honored for standing up to neo-Nazis

Non-Jewish German teen honored for standing up to neo-Nazis

A non-Jewish German teenager from Dresden has been honored by the Jewish community for standing up to neo-Nazis at her school.  The 15-year-old, known as Emilia S., received the Prize for Civic Courage against ...

United States / 08-11-2017

Congress hears testimony on expanding definition of antisemitism

Congress hears testimony on expanding definition of antisemitism

The US House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday heard testimony about increased antisemitism on US college campuses, as lawmakers mulled advancing a 2016 bill that would require the Department of Education to adopt the State ...

United Nations / 08-11-2017

World Jewish Congress to launch Holocaust education website, with support from UNESCO

World Jewish Congress to launch Holocaust education website, with support from UNESCO

The World Jewish Congress will launch a website dedicated to Holocaust education, with the support of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. WJC CEO and Executive ...

Britain / 07-11-2017

Top writers accuse Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party of antisemitism

Top writers accuse Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party of antisemitism

Three of Britain’s most eminent writers today accuse the Labour Party of straying into antisemitism under the guise of legitimate criticism of successive Israeli governments.  The historians Simon Schama and Simon Sebag Montefiore and ...

Canada / 06-11-2017

University of Ottawa rejects BDS

University of Ottawa rejects BDS

Students at the University of Ottawa, Canada's capital, have voted down a motion to endorse the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.    The motion was amended to remove all language related to BDS, ...

United States / 31-10-2017

Teen charged with hate crime for vandalism at Jewish cemetery in Orange County

Teen charged with hate crime for vandalism at Jewish cemetery in Orange County

Goshen, N.Y.  -  An Orange County grand jury has indicted a Warwick teenager for a hate crime for vandalism at a Jewish cemetery, District Attorney David M. Hoovler said Monday.   Eric Carbanaro, 18, was indicted ...

Canada / 29-10-2017

Winnipeg students vote against Israel boycotts

Winnipeg students vote against Israel boycotts

Students at the University of Winnipeg (UW) voted down a resolution supporting boycotts of Israel on Wednesday, the latest in a string of defeats for the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel on Canadian ...

United States / 29-10-2017

Wisconsin state passes anti-boycott Israel law

Wisconsin state passes anti-boycott Israel law

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin issued an executive order on Friday barring state agencies from engaging in business with entities that discriminate against Israel.  The executive order came ahead of the departure for ...

Italy / 29-10-2017

Police identify 20 Lazio fans who put up Anne Frank images

Rome police have identified 20 Lazio fans who they say littered the Stadio Olimpico with images of Anne Frank -- the young diarist who died in the Holocaust -- wearing a jersey ...

India / 26-10-2017

2 suspects plotting attack on Jewish synagogue held in Gujarat

2 suspects plotting attack on Jewish synagogue held in Gujarat

Two suspected ISIS operatives were today arrested by the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), which claimed that they were plotting an attack on a Jewish synagogue in Khadia area of Ahmedabad in “very ...

Italy / 26-10-2017

Frank’s diary read out to condemn antisemitism in football

Frank’s diary read out to condemn antisemitism in football

A passage from Anne Frank’s diary was read before Wednesday’s Italian league matches as part of a number of initiatives to condemn the acts of antisemitism by Lazio fans and to keep ...

United States / 25-10-2017

Virginia restaurant owners arrested after antisemitic attack

Virginia restaurant owners arrested after antisemitic attack

Damascus, Va. - Hey Joe’s, a restaurant in the Appalachian Trail town of Damascus in southwest Virginia, is reportedly closing its doors after the owner and his brother were caught on film on ...

Italy / 25-10-2017

Anne Frank's diary to be read in Italy after Lazio fans' antisemitic display

Anne Frank's diary to be read in Italy after Lazio fans' antisemitic display

Anne Frank's diary will be read aloud at all matches in Italy this week, the Italian football federation announced on Tuesday after shocking displays of antisemitism by fans of Lazio.  Lazio supporters on Sunday littered the ...

Italy / 24-10-2017

Lazio club president vows to take on antisemitic fans over Anne Frank stickers

Lazio club president vows to take on antisemitic fans over Anne Frank stickers

The president of Lazio football club has promised a new antisemitism campaign after fans plastered Rome's stadium with stickers of Anne Frank wearing city rivals Roma's team shirt.  Claudio Lotito visited the capital's ...

Britain / 23-10-2017

British council for countering antisemitism is established

British council for countering antisemitism is established

In response to mounting antisemitism, organisations responsible for fighting antisemitism in the United Kingdom have come together to establish the British Council for Countering Antisemitism (BCCA). The BCCA aims to foster cooperation between ...

United States / 20-10-2017

Man, 37, charged in Staten Island antisemitic graffiti incident

Man, 37, charged in Staten Island antisemitic graffiti incident

A Rossville man has been charged in connection with the antisemitic graffiti incident in his neighborhood this week.  James Rizzo, 37, who lives on the 100 block of Wirt Avenue, has been charged with criminal ...

Bulgaria / 19-10-2017

Bulgaria’s Cabinet has adopted the IHRA definition of antisemitism

Bulgaria’s Cabinet has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism and has appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Georg Georgiev as national co-ordinator for the fight against antisemitism.  The main function of the national ...

Romania / 19-10-2017

Teens arrested in vandalism at Jewish cemetery in Romania

Police in Romania arrested three teenagers accused of destroying 10 headstones at a Jewish cemetery.  The incident occurred over the weekend, police said in a statement Monday about the arrests near the northern city of ...

Austria / 18-10-2017

Austria's Kurz says will not tolerate antisemitism

Austria's Kurz says will not tolerate antisemitism

Austrian election winner Sebastian Kurz says he will demand a clear stance against antisemitism from potential coalition partners in the government the conservative politician is set to form.   "The battle against antisemitism and ...

Switzerland / 09-10-2017

A neo-Nazi from Zurich is expected to be sentenced to prison for assaulting a Jew

A neo-Nazi from Zurich is expected to be sentenced to prison for assaulting a Jew

This event happened in the Wiedikon district of Zurich on the evening of 4 July 2015. An Orthodox Jew was on his way home from the synagogue when a group ...

Germany / 17-10-2017

Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck, 88, given six-month jail sentence

Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck, 88, given six-month jail sentence

The 88-year-old Ursula Haverbeck, who has several previous convictions all related to Holocaust denial, was on Monday found guilty of once again denying the mass murder of millions of Jews during the Nazi ...

Britain / 17-10-2017

Man arrested over antisemitic graffiti at synagogue

West Yorkshire Police have arrested a man in connection with antisemitic graffiti  daubed outside the Etz Chaim synagogue in Leeds.  Police confirmed on Monday they had detained the suspect male after a second incident took place ...

Austria / 15-10-2017

Austrian students reject 'antisemitic' boycott Israel campaign

Austrian students reject 'antisemitic' boycott Israel campaign

The Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH - Österreichische Hochschüler innenschaft) passed on Friday a motion against BDS, saying that the boycott movement targeting Israel is antisemitic, and that its demands recall the ...

United States / 13-10-2017

US withdraws from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'

US withdraws from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'

The Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. This decision was ...

United States / 10-10-2017

Chemistry teaching assistant with history of antisemitic, racist behavior removed from position after campus backlash

Chemistry teaching assistant with history of antisemitic, racist behavior removed from position after campus backlash

After a social media post about a chemistry teaching assistant’s history of antisemitic and racist rhetoric circulated around the University of Wisconsin campus Monday, university officials announced he would be removed from overseeing sections ...

Britain / 09-10-2017

There's a new way to report online hate crime in the UK as home secretary Amber Rudd unveils dedicated national hub

"People in the UK will have a new way to report hate crime that takes place on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook under new plans unveiled by home secretary Amber Rudd in the government's ...

Germany / 06-10-2017

Germany adopts international definition of antisemitism

Germany has formally accepted an international definition of antisemitism in a move designed to provide clarity for the prosecution of related crimes.  The German Cabinet announced Wednesday that it unanimously adopted the working definition promoted ...

Belgium / 05-10-2017

Holocaust denier ordered to visit Auschwitz death camp every year instead of jail

Holocaust denier ordered to visit Auschwitz death camp every year instead of jail

Laurent Louis, a former member of the Belgian parliament, was told to visit a the preserved death camps where millions of Jews were exterminated as part of Hitler’s final solution ...