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.

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, also known as BDS.

Muslim Instagrammer harasses Jewish clients in Michigan kosher shop

Matt Marshall of the right-wing group Washington State Three Percent (3%), and clad in the Boogaloo uniform of a Hawaiian shirt, speaks at a 'Hazardous Liberty! Defend the Constitution!' rally to protest the stay-at-home order, at the Capitol building in Olympia, Washington on April 19, 2020

Far-right white supremacist arrested in Florida for weapons charges

The statue of Jesus and the 12 Apostles on the Mount of Beatitudes in the Galilee

British school gives homework on Jews’ part in killing Jesus

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
The sign of the Ditib Koca Sinan mosque after it was destroyed by a fire in Berlin, Germany, March 11, 2018.

Youth group calls out Muslim leader's antisemitism, leads to resignation

French police officers in Paris, France, April 28, 2020.

French police prevent stabbing attack at Jewish school in Marseille

A Turkish flag, with the New and the Suleymaniye mosques in the background, flies on a passenger ferry in Istanbul, Turkey, April 11, 2019.

Turkey school textbooks call Jews and Christians ‘infidels’

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Sarah Halimi was brutally murdered in her Paris home by Kobili Traore, who was not prosecuted because lawyers attributed his actions to a “massive psychotic episode” caused by smoking marijuana.

In France, if you smoke cannabis you can kill a Jew - Sarah Halimi case goes to high court

Antony J. Blinken, of New York, speaks during his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of State before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S. January 19, 2021.

Blinken: US 'enthusiastically embraces' IHRA definition of antisemitism

Richard Holzer is seen in this undated handout photo provided by the El Paso County SheriffÕs Office.

‘Skinhead’ who schemed to blow up Colorado synagogue slapped with 20 years

By BEN SALES/JTA
Thikran Kamiran Yousif, 22, visits his father's grave in Kojo, Iraq February 7, 2021.

Middle East needs to learn lessons from the Holocaust - opinion

By DR. ALI AL NUAIMI
A general view of the Broadcasting House at BBC headquarters in Central London in 2017.

BBC debate on whether Jews are an ethnic minority group sparks outrage

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Frontier Airlines' Airbus A320neo Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS) USA - Nevada, January 7, 2018

Frontier Airlines forcibly removes Jewish family from plane

CPAC 2020 logo

CPAC denies its stage was Nazi symbol, host hotel calls symbol ‘abhorrent’

By BEN SALES/JTA
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) administers the oath of office to House members and delegates of the U.S. House of Representatives at the start of the 116th Congress inside the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2019

Reps. Grace Meng and Ted Lieu join antisemitism task force

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
TWO INSTRUCTORS from the University of Michigan denied recommendation letters for a study abroad program because the students’ preferred destination was Israel

Michigan university fires professor for antisemitic and racist posts

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
An example of antisemitic content spread through TikTok.

Far Right, antisemites' secret language used online exposed by new study

Male hands arrested with handcuffs in Criminal concept (illustrative)

NJ teen confesses to spearheading plot to vandalize Midwestern synagogues

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Tower of Faces at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Teens cause $15,000 worth of damage vandalizing a Holocaust museum

By GADI ZAIG
Jafar Mahallati speaks at TEDxTehran

Oberlin College's 'Professor of Peace’ urged elimination of Jewish state

A sign stands at the edge of the campus of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S., November 27, 2017

Tufts U. student group drops complaint over combatting anti-Israel motion

The seal of the United States Department of State is seen in Washington, US, January 26, 2017.

US State Dept. official: 'Jewish ideas poison people'

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
Beth Israel Synagogue, Ann Arbor, Michigan

NJ man pleads guilty after planning modern-day 'Kristallnacht'

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , MARCY OSTER/JTA
Arrest of Dutch Jews by the Nazis, February 1941

The Dutch February Strike: The organized civilian protest against the Nazis

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Kentucky General Assembly

Kentucky to become first US state to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

American white nationalists march at the University of Virginia ahead of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11, 2017. In Charlottesville, antisemitic marchers shouted, 'Jews won’t replace us'

School board member in Massachusetts called someone a ‘kike’ on live TV

By BEN SALES/JTA
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada February 24, 2021.

Canada deepens probe into UNRWA's anti-Israel school textbook materials

ANCHOR COLIN JOST (left) and anchor Michael Che during Weekend Update on ‘Saturday Night Live’ last year.

'Antisemitism is never funny': Christian group condemns Che's SNL joke

Cast member Carano poses at the premiere for the television series "The Mandalorian" in Los Angeles

Gina Carano says post was not comparing conservatives to Jews in Holocaust

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Downtown Halifax in Canada

Canada charges political party leader with promoting antisemitism

By DAVID LAZARUS/JTA
People cheer as US President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Maryland

CPAC cancels speaker who said Judaism is a ‘complete lie’

By BEN SALES/JTA
70th Primetime Emmy Awards - Show - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2018 - Hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che.

The AJC wants ‘Saturday Night Live’ to apologize for vaccine joke

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
A MEMBER of a neo-Nazi party gives a salute outside a speech by Richard Spencer on the campus of Michigan State University on March 5

Polish historian resigns over 2007 photos of him performing Nazi salute

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
HENRY FORD with a Model T, 1921. One can still easily purchase his century-old diatribe ‘The International Jew.’

Far-right, white supremacist Internet culture explored in new book

By AARON LEIBEL
A yellow button shaped like a Star of David worn by the Jews of Bulgaria during the Holocaust

European tribunal: Bulgarian courts failed to punish Holocaust denier

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Investors have used the Robinhood app to give the video game company GameStop a boost.

Gabe Plotkin says he received antisemitic messages after GameStop saga

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Antisemitic graffiti near a London Underground station. The graffiti reads “dirty f***ing Jew” beside an image of a swastika.

Hate mail to French-Jewish lawmaker tells her to ‘prepare for the camps’

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
A kippah and a pile of documents.

Assailant who beat up Jewish man near German synagogue will not go to jail

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
A view of Romania's Holocaust Memorial, unveiled in 2009.

Ex-intel officer convicted in 1st use of Romania's Holocaust denial law

By FRANK ELBERS/JTA
This 2017 billboard in Budapest was part of a Hungarian government campaign to “demonize George Soros,” the report said.

How Poland, Hungary, Russia & UK Labour Party use antisemitism in politics

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Apartheid Week

Legal firm offers to represent Zionist organizations across US campuses

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner (72) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on December 8, 2019..

NFL star Zack Banner to host virtual Athletes Against Antisemitism event

Overall view of the Tagus river bridge and the city of Lisbon, Portugal

Portuguese politician implies Jewish finance behind Israel vaccine success

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Flag of Argentina

Argentine Jewish leader gets police protection after antisemitic threats

By JTA STAFF
A general view shows the London skyline from the City of London to Westminster, in central London, Britain June 15, 2017

Holocaust survivor and her rabbi son punched on London bus

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Polish born Mordechai Fox, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor, wears a yellow Star of David on his jacket during a ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust memorial in Yerevan, Armenia vandalized

A statue of Winston Churchill in the UK. Can we learn from his desire for victory?

COVID conspiracies fuel antisemitic incidents in UK - report

By REUTERS
TEACHER AND Zionist youth movement leader Fredy Hirsch, who ran the children’s block in Auschwitz-Birkenau

Google Doodle honors Fredy Hirsch, Zionist educator who saved Holocaust youth

The Holocaust Museum in Oporto, Portugal

Portugal hero of 1974 revolution shares antisemitic theories on Twitter

New York Public Library lion statue

A Jewish librarian spied on New York Nazis in the 1930s

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
A Swiss flag is pictured during the sunrise on the Commercial and Financial District in Geneva, Switzerland, November 23, 2017

Pig meat left outside 2 Swiss synagogues

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
THE FORMER Nazi concentration camp in Sachsenhausen on the 75th anniversary of its liberation by Soviet and US troops, during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) near Berlin, Germany, on April 17.

German prosecutors charge 100-year-old former Nazi camp guard

By REUTERS
Swastika on a wall (illustrative)

Washington synagogue, Holocaust memorial vandalized with swastikas

A gavel in a court of law

Polish court: Holocaust scholars must apologize ‘for inexact information’

Director Ken Loach, Palme d'Or award winner for his film "I, Daniel Blake", poses during a photocall after the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 22, 2016.

Oxford student officials condemn invitation of anti-Israel filmmaker

Swastika on a wall (illustrative)

Swastikas painted in front of California campus’ Jewish fraternity house

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Marilyn Manson attends the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills during the 92nd Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, California, US, February 9, 2020.

Marilyn Manson accused of being antisemitic, racist by Evan Rachel Wood

'Death Gate' at Stutthof Concentration Camp

Nazi secretary at Stutthof camp charged for role in 10,000 murders

MK Gilad Erdan, 2019.

Erdan: Israel coronavirus vaccination success used to spread blood libel

Aerial view of Paris, France and the Eiffel Tower

Paris adopts the IHRA definition of antisemitism

Elan Carr in Jerusalem.

Ex-US Envoy Elan Carr joins Combat Anti-Semitism Movement Advisory Board

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSWOMAN Marjorie Taylor Greene walks through the Capitol as Democrats debate an article of impeachment against then-president Donald Trump on January 13.

Rep who made antisemitic comments, backed QAnon: 'I am a sinner'

Northwestern University's student union and library buildings

Neuroscientist who wrote antisemitic and racist tweets dies by suicide

By BEN SALES/JTA
Today’s youths prefer to share their feelings and emotions through texts and online, in social media, in chat platforms while gaming and in other similar settings

Baby Ariel releases message urging followers to combat hate, antisemitism

HOBOKEN MAYOR Ravinder Bhalla: I see it as an obligation for public officials to raise our voices against antisemitism.

US mayors team up with AJC to combat antisemitism

‘A GLIMPSE into the Past’ monument, unveiled this year on International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Babyn Yar.

Building a unique Holocaust museum at Babyn Yar

Israelis wait to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv after the Health Ministry announced that anyone over the age of 16 can now be vaccinated, Feb. 4, 2021.

UK arrests two over leaflets comparing COVID vaccinations to Holocaust

By REUTERS
Members of South Korean girl group GFriend rehearse in Seoul

K-pop star apologizes after posting photo pictured next to Nazi imagery

A screenshot is seen of the website for the white supremacist organization the Patriotic Brigade Knights of the Klu Klux Klan after it was hacked.

Israeli Jewish Antifa hacks KKK website, doxxes members

Miami Dade Police car, illustrative

After video, ex-Miami-Dade police employee swears she's not antisemitic

By TNS
JOE BIDEN

Turkey state media marks Jews in Biden administration with Israeli flag

AJC executive director David Harris 370

US accepts IHRA's definition of antisemitism, Biden official says

HMCS Fredericton and a helicopter take part in Operation Reassurance at sea

Canadian sailor discharged from army due to neo-Nazi ties

Valdas Rakutis walks into the Seimas building in Vilnius, Lithuania on Nov. 24, 2020.

Lawmaker who blamed Jews for Holocaust quits parliamentary commission

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Polish born Mordechai Fox, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor, wears a yellow Star of David on his jacket during a ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day

How can blockchain preserve Holocaust testimonies from manipulation?

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel arrives with wife, Marion Erster Rose, to attend the "100 Most Influential People In The World" gala hosted by Time Magazine in New York

Netanyahu, Clinton, Clooney celebrated Elie Wiesel's wife 90th birthday

Marine One, carrying outgoing US President Donald Trump, passes the Capitol before the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the US Capitol in Washington, US, January 20, 2021.

Jewish groups condemn Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

By BEN SALES/JTA
A yolka tree in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia (Yelena VereshchakaTASS via Getty Images)

Russian university fires lecturer who denied Holocaust

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wears a "Trump Won" face mask as she arrives on the floor of the House to take her oath of office as a newly elected member of the 117th House of Representatives in Washington, US, January 3, 2021.

Republican Jews: Georgia rep.'s laser beam comments are ‘indefensible'

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
An ethnic Uighur demonstrator wears a mask as she attends a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate in Istanbul

Graffiti equating Holocaust with Uighur persecution painted on monument

Israel's ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan at the 75 UN General Assembly, September

Erdan calls on UN to fight threats for Jews: Antisemitism and Iran

American white nationalists march at the University of Virginia ahead of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11, 2017. In Charlottesville, antisemitic marchers shouted, 'Jews won’t replace us'

Biden recalls Charlottesville march on Holocaust Remembrance Day

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Hanneke Rozema greets visitors at the De Duikelaar museum in Nieuwlande, the Netherlands on Jan. 25, 2021.

Dutch village is finally ready to tell its unique Holocaust rescue story

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Yellow badge Star of David

Lithuanian lawmaker says Jews and communists share blame for Holocaust

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
SINISTER HORROR: ‘The diabolical conception of the Jew.’

Is COVID-19 mutating into antisemitism?

French President Emmanuel Macron visits the KKL-JNF Memorial to the Deportation of Jews from France. Photo: Haim Versano, KKL-JNF Spokesperson Office

Antisemitic acts drop by 50% in France, physical assaults almost unchanged

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Plans for Babyn Yar Holocaust Museum Complex.

Building a unique Holocaust museum at Babyn Yar

An UNRWA-run school in Rafah, Gaza

Canada probes UNRWA funds over textbooks for promoting hate

Kingdom of Bahrain flag

Bahrain commemorates Holocaust, combats antisemitism

THE CHELSEA FOOTBALL Club visits the Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston last month.

Chelsea FC to commemorate Holocaust anniversary during Wednesday's match

The lobby of Twitch Interactive Inc, a social video platform and gaming community owned by Amazon, is seen in San Francisco, California

Twitch receives highest mark for efforts toward removing Holocaust denial

Rabbi Menachem Margolin. Chairman of the European Jewish Association (EJA)

European Jewish Association marks Int'l Holocaust Memorial Day online

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on stage during a town hall at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015.

Facebook directs users to Holocaust education when searching for denial

The main gate to Auschwitz with slogan 'Arbeit Macht Frei'

Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary virtually amid pandemic fears

By REUTERS
Pope Francis holds weekly audience at the Vatican, December 2, 2020.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Pope warns against new nationalism

By REUTERS
Orthodox Jews in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2012

Antwerp mayor: Haredi ignoring COVID measures triggered antisemitism

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, December 18, 2020.

UN's Guterres: COVID-19 created antisemitism spike, as neo-Nazism rises

Flag of Argentina

Argentina Jewish family attacked by people shouting ‘Death to Jews’

By JTA
Participants in a Jewish solidarity march across New York City's Brooklyn Bridge, Jan. 5, 2020. The march in the city was held in response to a recent rise in anti-Semitic crimes in the New York metropolitan area. (Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

Major American Jewish coalition adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

By BEN SALES/JTA
A picture posted on Twitter shows a man holding an anti-Semitic poster.

As social networks clamp down, antisemitism moves to the darknet

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
An anti-Israeli protest inspired by BDS

IHRA definition of antisemitism helpful but shouldn't be part of law

By BEN SALES/JTA
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