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.

NY's former hate crimes czar has a new mission: teaching the Holocaust

Deborah Lauter came to the new job after a Jewish communal service career that included serving as the ADL’s national civil rights director.

By JACOB HENRY/JTA
06/08/2022

UK: Online antisemitism falls dramatically, but in-person hate rises -report

With COVID-19 restrictions removed, antisemitism has been unleased from the Internet back into Britain's streets. 

Spanish town 'Fort Kill the Jews' vandalized with antisemitic graffiti after Jew moves in

A Jewish family will soon join the first Jewish family to move to Castrillo Matajudíos — Spanish for "Fort Kill The Jews" — since medieval times.

By ORGE CASTELLANO/JTA
05/08/2022

Corbyn: Pro-Palestinian stance, 'powerful forces' led to antisemitism claims

Corbyn attacked "powerful forces" which prevented him from staying on as Labour leader and reaffirmed his commitment to the Palestinian cause.

The empty seat of Israel is pictured during a session of the Human Rights Council at the UN, 2019

UN investigator apologizes for Jewish Lobby remark

Kothari explained that his intention had been "to denounce the relentless and vitriolic personal attacks against the members of the commission."

Blake Masters, Republican who cited Nazi official, wins Arizona primary

The strength of far-right candidates in the statewide races means that Arizona voters are likely to hear continued messaging that embraces conspiracy theories.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA , ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
04/08/2022

Canadian Jews under attack: Close to 50% rise in hate crimes towards Jews in 2021

Hate crimes targeting religious groups increased 67 percent from 2020, breaking an encouraging three-year downturn.

03/08/2022
A Nazi armband with a swastika displayed in the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

Canadian music festival features rapper in swastika T-shirt

Organizers of Montreal’s Osheaga music festival have apologized after British rapper Slowthai performed while dressed in a T-shirt adorned with a swastika.

Mastriano distances from Gab CEO, doesn't disavow anti-Jewish comments

Republican Gov. Candidate in Penn. rejects anti-Semitism after public outcry of Christian nationalist ally.

On This Day: 79 years since Jews revolted at Nazi's Treblinka death camp

The revolt saw only a few Jews manage to escape the extermination camp, with only 70 surviving until the end of the war. But it crippled the camp in its final months.

02/08/2022
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