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.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks at a news conference. New York City, New York, U.S.,
New York State approves hate crimes act

Cuomo named legislation after Rabbi Josef Neumann, who died after being stabbed at a synagogue in Monsey over Hanukkah.

Daniel Pearl.
Pakistan re-arrests four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case

The Sindh provincial government's Home Department issued the order to arrest and detain the four before they were released from prison.

By REUTERS
03/04/2020
Coronavirus crisis in France sparks antisemitic conspiracy theories

Disease-related antisemitic conspiracy theories haven't been seen in France since the plagues of old. But with the new coronavirus pandemic, the strain is re-emerging.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
03/04/2020
A ladder stands in front of two paintings by Pablo Picasso at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; Picass
Picasso painting looted by Nazis will return to heirs of Jewish banker

Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, a descendant of composer Felix Mendelssohn, sold the pastel work titled “Head of a Woman” in 1934, along with at least 15 other significant artworks. He died in 1935.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
02/04/2020
'Zoombombing' exposes Jewish online gatherings to antisemitism

In Thousand Oaks, California, an online school board meeting was reportedly interrupted with pornographic images, as well as a Nazi flag and swastika.

Hate crime law to be named after the rabbi who died in Monsey attack

Rabbi Josef Neumann, 72, went into a coma after the event at Monsey during the Hannukah celebrations last December, and died from his wounds on Sunday.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
01/04/2020
Gavel lying in front of a judge courtroom lawyer lawsuit
Pennsylvania man charged with making threats to Jews, other minorities

He used various aliases online to post hundreds of antisemitic, anti-black and anti-Muslim messages, images and videos

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
01/04/2020
Bern
Swiss museum agrees to pay restitution to heirs of Nazi-looted art

The decision reverses the 2008 stance by the city, which owns the museum, in which it argued that the collector, Curt Glaser, sold the artworks at market value.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
01/04/2020
Demonstrators attend an 'al-Quds Day' protest rally in Berlin, Germany, July 11, 2015
Berlin antisemitism center ignores anti-Israel antisemitism

The Berlin Center for Antisemitism Research has faced criticism for employing a researcher who worked for an organization that promoted a rally calling for Israel's destruction.

Monsey attack victim Josef Neumann succumbs to injuries

Governor Cuomo will rename the domestic terror hate crime legislation, the "Josef Neumann Hate Crimes Domestic Terrorism Act"

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
30/03/2020
Giuseppe Alberti, Alleged martyrdom of Simonino da Trento, 1677, oil on canvas, Trento, Castello del
Italian artist accused of antisemitism for new painting of blood libel

The painting is very detailed, showing a group of hook-nosed Jews with peyot and yellow, uneven teeth strangling the child and draining his blood.

27/03/2020
German magazine stokes ‘antisemitism’ against Israel amid coronavirus

Spiegel said Israelis couldn’t protest, Netanyahu created ‘Corona dictatorship’

Jewish man told 'you're spreading coronavirus,' asked to leave store

"You’re spreading the virus, you gotta go," said the Johnstons Toyota employee.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/03/2020
1936 Berlin Olympics
Oxfam removes antisemitic ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ from store

“The Protocols” is a fabricated antisemitic text describing a Jewish plan for global domination. It was first published in Russia in 1903.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
25/03/2020
University student union president elect despite past antisemitic acts

He shared photos of himself dressed in striped pajamas, with a prisoner number on his chest on instagram, captioned, "In dire need of a shower after last night’s social #gassed.”

By CELIA JEAN
24/03/2020
Classic antisemitic allegations arise over coronavirus, says gov't report

Anti-Israel and far-right, white supremacist groups all involved in inciting antisemitic hatred around coronavirus

The Old Tacoma Union Station in Washington state, currently being used as a District Court
Washington state man arrested for alleged antisemitic threats to neighbor

The FBI is investigating the case.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
20/03/2020
Tourists wearing protective face masks, due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) concerns, stroll at Su
Coronavirus is a Zionist plot, say Turkish politicians, media, public

"This virus serves Zionism's goals of decreasing the number of people and preventing it from increasing," the head of Turkey's Refah party said.

A copy of Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle) from 1940 is pictured in Berlin, Germany
Amazon bans sale of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ and other Nazi books

In one email seen by the 'Guardian,' sellers of secondhand copies of Hitler’s Nazi manifesto were told that “they can no longer offer this book” since it breaks the Amazon website’s code of conduct.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/03/2020
Louis Farrakhan
Rapper Jay Electronica sparks antisemitism controversy

The song also begins with audio from a speech by Farrakhan, the antisemitic leader of the Nation of Islam who has called Jews “satanic”

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
18/03/2020
Swastika on a wall (illustrative)
Yellow swastika spray-painted on Canadian synagogue’s property

The swastika was discovered on Thursday night and reported Friday to local police and to B’nai Brith of Canada.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
10/03/2020
Woman indicted on hate crime charge for attacking Israeli college student

The woman is seen on video verbally and physically attacking an Israeli college student on the New York City subway and has been indicted.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
10/03/2020
THE NEWLY renovated Bloomfield Stadium is now fully operational and the home to Tel Aviv's three top
Argentine soccer player makes antisemitic gesture during game

The soccer team tweeted an apology to Atlanta and the “entire Jewish community.”

By JTA STAFF
10/03/2020
POLICE TAPE at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
Families of victims of Pittsburgh Tree of Life shooting will receive $3m.

About $5.45 million were raised from individual donors following the attack and sent directly to the Tree of Life congregation.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/03/2020
Ohio shooting
Cincinnati leaders condemn graffiti saying Jews are enemies of human race

“This despicable graffiti is unfortunately part of a disturbing trend worldwide, but we will not tolerate these acts in our community."

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
09/03/2020
March of the Living postponed amid coronavirus spread

The March of the Living, the largest annual international Holocaust education program, has taken place in Poland annually since 1988.

Will the coronavirus lead to yet another spike in antisemitism in the US?

"It happens every time there is a major pandemic: it happened with Africans around Ebola, and it happened recently with the Orthodox community in New York City around the measles scare that we had.”

Jewish student files lawsuit against NJ school over antisemitism

The main even reported in the lawsuit is that, in 2018, a MAST student sent a photo of another student lying on the beach with the words “I H8 JEWS” written in the sand.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/03/2020
JERSEY CITY police work at the scene the day after an hours-long gun battle with two men around a ko
Man arrested for threatening manager at the Jersey City shooting site

There is currently no indication that there is any connection between the incident and the deadly shooting in December.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/03/2020
Known white supremacist unfurls Nazi flag at Bernie Sanders rally

A reporter for ABC 15 Arizona posted video on Twitter of what appeared to be the protester sauntering out of the arena shouting a racial epithet.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
07/03/2020
Palestinians take part in a rally marking the 31st anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City
Canadian Arabic newspaper publishes article accusing Jews of blood libel

Al-Meshwar dedicated half a page to an article titled "The Abuse of the Martyrs and the Manipulation of Their Bodies Are Jewish Commandments and Israeli Directives.”

Gavel lying in front of a judge courtroom lawyer lawsuit
New York subway antisemitic attacker indicted for hate crime

The accused, 38-year-old Zarinah Ali, pleaded not guilty.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/03/2020
A man wears a black kippah.
Jewish man attacked in São Paulo once attackers saw his kippah

"They said that Hitler should have killed more Jews."

04/03/2020
Toronto U. academics urge school to take steps against antisemitism

The faculty members are also calling the University to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

By DEBORAH DAHAN
04/03/2020
Pope
Is the Vatican trying to distort how Pius XII behaved towards Jews?

A day after the opening of the archives about the controversial pope who served between 1939 and 1958, an archive official paints an apologetic picture and the chief rabbi of Rome denounces it.

Germany to assume chair of IHRA for 1 year; will fight Holocaust denial

Holocaust denial is a criminal offense in Germany and is punishable with a sentence of up to five years in prison, and similar laws exist in other European countries.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
03/03/2020
London councillor to Labour Party: Drop 'zero-tolerance' to antisemitism

The constituency's MP, David Lammy, slammed the amendment and came out in support of the Jewish Labour members that also spoke out against it.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
03/03/2020
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List found of 12,000 Nazis in Argentina with money in Swiss bank

The list was found in an old storage room at the former Buenos Aires Nazi headquarters, having survived the burning of documents by Argentina's pro-Nazi leadership in the 1940s.

07/03/2020
The Plaza Alta in Badajoz, Spain, 24 January 2016
Dancers at Spanish carnival equate Jews and Nazis, parade Auschwitz floats

In Badajos, which is about 200 miles southwest of Madrid, dozens of participants marched on the main street.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
03/03/2020
Nazi-hunter’s granddaughter marks 75 years since Mauthausen’s liberation

Fewer than half of its inmates survived World War II. One was Kreisberg’s grandfather, Simon Wiesenthal — an architect by profession who would become the world’s most celebrated Nazi hunter.

By LARRY LUXNER/JTA
03/03/2020
University of Maryland student arrested for antisemitism

A University of Maryland student was arrested last week for repeatedly sending antisemitic messages to a Jewish student on campus.

By DEBORAH DAHAN
02/03/2020
Department of Communications and Public Affairs, Yeshiva University
Brooklyn College volleyball players kneel during Israeli national anthem

In a game against Yeshiva University, the two students decided to kneel when Israel's national anthem started playing. Kneeling has become a popular form of political protest in sports.

By DEBORAH DAHAN
01/03/2020
A Spanish flag flutters in the air as the capital of Spain is seen from the observatory deck of Madr
Spanish town was told crematoria float was Holocaust commemoration

Israel’s embassy called the float that depicted Holocaust victims dancing with Nazis alongside crematoria “vile and repugnant.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
28/02/2020
A general view of a session of the parliament in Vienna, Austria, January 10, 2020
Austrian Parliament condemns BDS movement as antisemitic

The resolution passed unanimously, urging Austrians not to support the anti-Israel movement.

A new tool to monitor antisemitism online in France

Developed by the CRIF, the Online Antisemitism Observatory initiative found a total of 51,816 antisemitic online content posted in 2019.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/02/2020
A researcher training a robot at Ben Gurion University's ABC Robotics Initiative
Jewish high school student kicked off robotics team for antisemitic joke

According to the lawsuit, the student found some coins on the floor of the robotics lab in November 2018. “Guess I’ll pick them up since I’m the Jew,” the student said.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
27/02/2020
Jersey City’s kosher supermarket is reopening after deadly shooting

JC Kosher, which caters to the 100 or so Hasidic families who have moved to the Greenville neighborhood here in recent years, was the site of a shooting on Dec. 10

By BEN SALES/JTA
27/02/2020
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) attends the opening ceremony of the 50th Cairo Internatio
ADL calls on Egypt, Oman to remove antisemitic books from state-run fairs

Between December 2018 and December 2019 the ADL monitored state-run book fairs across the Arab world, and found a number of egregiously antisemitic books.

Berlin’s commissioner to fight antisemitism urges Merkel to ban Hezbollah

Interior minister evaluates a ban of antisemitic Iran-sponsored Al Quds Day march

Spanish carnival apologizes for antisemitic Holocaust-themed parade

In the parade, some dancers wore Nazi uniforms and had machine guns, others wore striped death camp costumes, and girls in white paraded with Israeli flags.

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
AN ISRAELI flag held aloft on Jerusalem Day.
German antisemite seeks to seize Israeli flag from pro-Israel communists

The antisemite spat in the direction of the Solarium members. Solarium wrote that “People who are so bothered by the Israeli flag are to be named antisemites.”

Deed on Montreal-area home contains clause preventing sale to Jews

In January, it was discovered that a farmer in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu included a clause refusing sale to Jewish people when he subdivided into lots and sold his property about 60 years ago.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
26/02/2020
A Spanish flag flutters in the air as the capital of Spain is seen from the observatory deck of Madr
Carnival float in Spain features Nazi uniforms and trains with crematoria

The Israeli Embassy in Madrid on Tuesday protested the display this weekend at the annual carnival procession in Campo de Criptana, a town situated about 80 miles southeast of the capital.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
26/02/2020
1 in 5 Europeans says secret Jewish cabal runs the world, survey finds

In each of the countries polled, a representative sample of 1,000 adults was presented with 45 questions or statements in face-to-face interviews about Jews and Israel.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
26/02/2020
A Nederlandse Spoorwegen train.
Dutch train employees sing ‘wholly inappropriate’ song about Jews

Nederlandse Spoorwegen, or NS, apologized on Sunday for the incident, which happened just after midnight aboard a train heading from Tilburg to Rotterdam.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
25/02/2020
Demonstrators attend an 'al-Quds Day' protest rally in Berlin, Germany, July 11, 2015
Merkel again permits Iranian protest calling for Israel’s destruction

German Jews and politicians urged Berlin authorities to cancel the scheduled May Al Quds Day protest against the existence of Israel, in which Hezbollah and neo-Nazi members routinely take part.

Pius XII attitude towards Jews will remain controversial, experts say

The Vatican will open its archives on the pontificate of Pius XII (1939-1958), a figure who repeatedly failed at taking a strong stance against Hitler.

South Street Temple in Lincoln, Nebraska was the subject of an act of vandalism on February 21, 2020
Nebraska man arrested for vandalizing local synagogue

Racial epithets were also discovered on the steps and sidewalk in front of the building.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
24/02/2020
Trunews, which alleged 'Jew coup' against Trump, banned from YouTube

TruNews had previously been the target of a temporary ban from the online video platform where it has a channel. The announcement of a permanent ban came last week in a tweet.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
24/02/2020
Meyer Habib
French assemblyman denounces Tunisia's "obsessive hatred" of Israel

Meyer Habib's call to boycott follows Tunisia's decision to open an investigation on the participation of a French-Israeli tennis player to an international competition held in Tunis.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
24/02/2020
Austrian Press Council: Calling BDS 'antisemitic' not a violation of code

The Austrian Press Council wrote “numerous institutions and state institutions classify the BDS movement as antisemitic."

A police officer blocks an entrance as officials respond to a bomb threat at the Jewish Community Ce
19 Jewish community centers receive bomb threat

"We take every threat seriously," said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/02/2020
Tyson Fury
New WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury made antisemitic comments in 2016

“Just as antisemitism is being stamped out from football, the same should apply to boxing."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , JTA , REUTERS
24/02/2020
Demonstrators attend an 'al-Quds Day' protest rally in Berlin, Germany, July 11, 2015
Berlin cancels auto show for Iran rally to destroy Israel

The “Classic Days” auto show in Berlin’s main shopping district was cancelled because “the anti-Jewish Al-Quds day demonstration was permitted by the authorities at the same time.”

Antisemitic graffiti near a London Underground station. The graffiti reads “dirty f***ing Jew”
Cleveland suburban park vandalized with swastika, antisemitic graffiti

The graffiti on Veterans Memorial Park in Parma also included obscene images, racist epithets, the Confederate flag and the words “I love Hitler,” “F**k the Jews” and “Jewish Nazi Anne Frank.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
21/02/2020
‘Banners of Hate’ placed by US white supremacist groups
White supremacists work together, united by hatred of Jews, immigrants

The connectivity between those massacres and their ideology is just one example of how white supremacists are forming alliances, working together and inspiring each other across borders.

By BEN SALES/JTA
21/02/2020
YOUNG SURVIVORS of Auschwitz – how do you explain the inhumanity of the Nazis and their collaborator
'Pig-burning facility' to be built near Holocaust memorial in east Ukraine

According to Ynet, the initiator of the proposed facility is Jewish.

By LEON SVERDLOV
20/02/2020
berkley
UC Berkeley Chancellor: Honoring terrorists who killed Jews 'an affront'

The Chancellor condemned a pro-Palestinian group who lauded terrorists in a display on campus, but also slammed a Jewish student who wanted to 'eliminate' all Palestinians.

Giant figures are seen during the 87th carnival parade of Aalst February 15, 2015
Belgian carnival to double down on antisemitic displays

If the parade goes as planned, “it will be a moral blot on Belgium,” Ambassador to Belgium Emmanuel Nahshon said.

Frankfurt mayor: 'Antisemitism and hatred of Jews on the rise in Germany'

“Antisemitism exists from the far left to the far right, influenced by anti-Zionism which becomes antisemitism," Becker said

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/02/2020
Former Polish priest indicted for hate speech and Holocaust denial

Miedlar, who pleaded not guilty, could face up to three years in prison if convicted on the charges.

By KATARZYNA MARKUSZ / JTA
20/02/2020
German Neo-nazi
Large blue swastika painted on Jewish-owned business in New Jersey

Lakewood, in the southern part of the state, has a large haredi Orthodox population.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
20/02/2020
A neo Nazi attends a rally in Budapest October 23, 2009
German court says neo-Nazi's use of “naughty Jew” is incitement to hate

The court’s decision said the 32-year-old Sascha Krolzig who serves as the federal chairman of the neo-Nazi party “The Right,” violated Germany’s anti-incitement law.

New ad against antisemitism focuses on New York's Jewish diversity

The commission has run similar campaigns to combat racism, Islamophobia and discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
20/02/2020
Chelsea Football, Jerusalem Post partner to tackle antisemitism

“Football has an unrivaled ability to do good in society, and we must harness this power to tackle all forms of discrimination in the stands and our communities."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/02/2020
UIUC
University of Illinois student government president vetoes BDS resolution

The 20-9 vote in favor of the resolution early Thursday morning followed a five-hour meeting of the student government on the Urbana-Champaign campus. There were seven abstentions.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
19/02/2020
the Charles River in front of the skyline of Boston
Star of David graffiti spray-painted on 2 Boston apartment buildings

“Irrespective of motive, there is still an impact when religious symbols are painted on someone’s home,” he said.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
19/02/2020
TWO INSTRUCTORS from the University of Michigan denied recommendation letters for a study abroad
Michigan State student sprays swastika on his own fraternity house

Pi Kappa Alpha’s president has expressed interest in introducing education about antisemitism into the fraternity, MSU Hillel director Cindy Hughey told the newspaper.

By MARCY OSTER
19/02/2020
German authorities tackle far-right extremism; Jews: ‘What took so long?’

Both the Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue in Halle last October and the assassination in June of a pro-refugee politician, Walter Lubcke, were carried out by assailants affiliated with the far right.

By REBECCA SPIESS/JTA
19/02/2020
German university under fire for award from Iran’s 'antisemitic' regime

Academics slam Trier University for ignoring massive human rights violations in Iran

NYU
NYU students urge university to fire Palestinian professor

Amin Husain, is one of the co-founders of Decolonize This Place, the group that vandalized New York City's subways last month.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/02/2020
RABBI PINCHAS GOLDSCHMIDT: Jews become the collateral damage
Rabbi Goldschmidt: Social media must do more to combat hate speech online

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt warned that recent antisemitic attacks were "digitally inspired"

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/02/2020
A group of American youths led by Jonny Lipczer at Auschwitz
Does the Holocaust still shape our Jewish identity?

Does the Holocaust shape the identity of those who do not have personal relationships with those who fled Nazi-Europe?

Record number of antisemitic incidents observed in Netherlands

A boy told his Jewish classmate that ”all the Jews must die.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
18/02/2020
Nick Fuentes answers question during an interview with Agence France-Presse in Boston, May 9, 2016.
YouTube bans white nationalist Nick Fuentes’ channel for hate speech

Fuentes revealed the news about his channel to his 86,600 Twitter followers on Saturday.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/02/2020
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Educational volunteer banned for saying 'God damn Jews' to children

The children were taking part in a robotics competition to learn STEM subjects when the comment was made.

A Jewish man walks near the Monsey antisemitic attack, New York, December 2019.
A gesture to honor Monsey hero ended up in controversy; here is why

Analysis: Joseph Gluck's decision to turn down the $20,000 prize should not come as a surprise

Humboldt Berlin
Berlin’s commissioner to fight antisemitism slams university for BDS event

“If anti-Israeli boycott and delegitimization campaigns are directly supported, the line regarding Israel-related antisemitism was crossed."

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with his German counterpart Heiko Maas a
Female Imam: 'Does German FM have an antisemitism problem?'

The Foreign Ministry on Heiko Maas’s watch has faced allegations of stoking Jew-hatred.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Sunrise, Florida, U.S., November 26, 2019
Tennessee assembly advancing bills against antisemitism

The state legislature aims to greater define what constitutes antisemitism so as to help determine whether an investigation by state authorities needs to be conducted.

Pope Francis and Dr. Moshe Kantor discuss future World Holocaust Forums

Future World Holocaust Forums will focus on the ethical and moral issues of the day, like rising extremism and manifestations of hatred, refugees, education and global inequality.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/02/2020
Demonstrators protest an increased New York Police Department presence in the subway system at Grand
Palestinian NYU prof. founded group that attacked NYC subways last month

The group Decolonize This Place calls for Free Palestine and for the boycott of Israel

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/02/2020
French PM gives Ilan Halimi award to initiatives fighting antisemitism

The prize was created in the memory of Ilan Halimi, who was killed on February 13, 2006. It rewards initiatives launched by youths under 25.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
14/02/2020
A mezuzah
Student steals mezuzah, Jewish classmate takes him to Holocaust memorial

University student Maddy Gun says she believes in the power of education to fight antisemitism.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/02/2020
San Diego Padres pull 'swastika cap' due to fan backlash

The caps will be worn at least once since the team has been selling and promoting the hat with the logo to fans as on-field equipment.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
15/02/2020
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