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.

Premier League soccer ball, illustrative
English Premier League adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier leaves the synagogue at the commemoration ceremony for victims of a shooting at a synagogue and a kebab shop one year ago in Halle, Germany October 9, 2020.
Parents of Halle Synagogue shooter share responsibility - lawyer
A European Union flag flies outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 19, 2019.
EU body calls for ‘mainstreaming fight against antisemitism’ in Europe
Neo-Nazis at public demonstration
Germany bans far-right 'Wolf Brigade 44'; finds weapons, Nazi symbols
By REUTERS
An inflatable pig with a Star of David painted on it was displayed during a Roger Waters performance of The Wall in Belgium in 2013
Dead pig found outside rabbi’s door in heavily Orthodox New Jersey town
By BEN SALES/JTA
Business magnate George Soros arrives to speak at the Open Russia Club in London, Britain June 20, 2016
Hungarian official retracts op-ed dubbing George Soros ‘liberal Fuhrer’
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Jews and non-Jews gather in solidarity to protest against Antisemitism at Parliament Square in London on Sunday
Union members call on King's College to let them criticize Zionism, Israel
A man wears a kippa.
Woman threatens rabbi with a knife on street in Vienna, steals his kippah
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Soldiers of the German armed forces, January 19, 2017
German troops suspected of running antisemitic chat group
By REUTERS
A student at St. John Vianney Primary School in Melbourne, Australia, is seen dressed up as a concentration camp inmate in a photo shared on social media.
Australia primary school boy dresses up as concentration camp inmate
Ferris State University
US professor put on leave after slew of antisemitic, conspiratorial comments
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
UK's Buckinghamshire New University adopts IHRA antisemitism definition
Prompts on how to use Amazon's Alexa personal assistant are seen in an Amazon ‘experience centre’ in Vallejo, California, US, May 8, 2018.
Amazon's Alexa shares antisemitic responses, UK MPs demand investigation
President Rivlin laid a wreath at the Holocaust memorial in Ottawa, accompanied by Prime Minister Trudeau
Trudeau names Cotler as Canada's special envoy on combating antisemitism
Christiane Amanpour poses on the red carpet at the 2019 Variety's Power of Women event in New York, US, April 5, 2019.
Israel demands Amanpour apologize for comparing Kristallnacht and Trump
By LAHAV HARKOV , SARAH BEN-NUN
High-level panel launches to fight religious extremism, Islamism in Europe
High-level panel launches to fight religious extremism, Islamism in Europe
POLICE IN a van guard the Jewish synagogue and community center in the northern German city of Bremen.
German far-right activists wish to protest ‘Zionism’ in front of synagogue
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Police officers wearing protective face masks detain a demonstrator during a protest against the government's restrictions following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in front of Reichstag, in Berlin, Germany May 16, 2020.
COVID restrictions protester compares herself to Nazi resistance fighter
By BEN SALES/JTA
The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.
San Francisco Jewish students face antisemitic harassment online again
By BEN SALES/JTA
Vienna students fight antisemitism
Dutch right-wing politician resigns following party’s antisemitism scandal
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Rashida Tlaib
Non-Jews, anti-Israel activists dominate ‘antisemitism’ panel - analysis
A security officer walks at the synagogue in Halle, Germany October 11, 2019, after two people were killed in a shooting
German synagogue's window shattered in alleged antisemitic attack
Former hammer-workshop of the German concentration camp Neuengamme.
Former Nazi concentration camp guard removal order from the US upheld
Democratic U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib speaks at a climate rally with presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ro Khanna in Iowa City
Rashida Tlaib, BDS supporter, to speak on JVP antisemitism panel
Toronto Skyline
Toronto suburb to rename street named after Nazi naval officer
By BEN SALES/JTA
Nazi defendants appear at the Nuremberg Trials
The Nuremberg Trials - 75 years on
Benjamin Ferencz - Chief Prosecutor in 1947 Einsatzgruppen Trial
At 100, last Nuremberg prosecutor still yearns for justice
By REUTERS
Antisemitic graffiti found in Brighton and Hove, England, November 17, 2020.
Antisemitic graffiti in UK city blamed on Labour Party activists
Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer attend a general election campaign meeting in Harlow, Britain November 5, 2019
Corbyn reinstated into Labour without whip, will sit as independent MP
An anti-Israeli protest inspired by BDS
BDS calls to boycott those involved in normalization
Jeremy Corbyn with Rabbi Pinter, former Labour Labour councillor
Corbyn says he didn’t mean to downplay antisemitism, UK Jews not swayed
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Hallene Gateway at the University of Illinois
Federal investigation opened following complaint of antisemitism at UIUC
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts after the General Election results of the Islington North constituency were announced
UK Labour to readmit Corbyn after antisemitism suspension - report
By REUTERS
Christiane Amanpour
CNN’s Amanpour apologizes for comparing Trump-era to Kristallnacht
Hallene Gateway at the University of Illinois
UIUC declared its commitment to fighting antisemitism on campus
By OMRI RON
Former US colonel Dr. Douglas MacGregor.
Top Pentagon adviser says ‘Israeli lobby’ funds officials who want war
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Dutch Ambassador to Israel Naor Gilon (left) is seen shaking hands with Duth Senate President Jan Anthonie Bruijn.
Dutch Protestant Church apologizes to Israel for role in Holocaust
Tayeb Abdoun, former interim-CEO of the Islamic Relief Worldwide, resigned on October 14.
Islamic aid director resigns after getting called out for antisemitism
By SARAH BEN-NUN
A security officer walks at the synagogue in Halle, Germany October 11, 2019, after two people were killed in a shooting
SCN develops training program in case of attacks on synagogues, schools
Ice Cube performs at the Louder Than Life Music Festival in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 28, 2019. (Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)
Ice Cube to speak at ZOA’s gala
By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
Alton Brown speaking at Hopelink fundraiser event, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Washington
Food Network star Alton Brown makes antisemitic tweet, then apologizes
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
SLU student government calls to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism
A photo of Josef Mengele taken by a police
Greek newspaper likens Pfizer’s Jewish CEO with the Nazi doctor Mengele
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind speaking at the rally
Dov Hikind releases a book that trolls Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s book
By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
JEWISH CEMETERY in Chernivtsi, Western Ukraine
Hryhoriy Arshynov, restorer of Jewish cemeteries across Ukraine
By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
THE TECH giants are banning examples of antisemitism one by one, completely missing the point of the IHRA definition.
AJC presents recommendations to task force on fighting antisemitism online
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo listens during a news conference in Reykjavik
Pompeo expected to announce process for US to label groups, NGOs antisemitic
Proud Boys activist Kyle Chapman at a rally in Portland on June 4, 2017. Chapman now says he has transformed the group into an explicitly white supremacist organization. (Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
Proud Boys leader trying to rebrand the group as explicitly antisemitic
By BEN SALES/JTA
Rabbis, politicians, imam commemorate Kristallnacht in Malmö
Rabbis, politicians, imam commemorate Kristallnacht in Malmö
U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN)
Ilhan Omar: Defund Israel over illegal Bedouin homes that were demolished
UNITED NATIONS Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at UN headquarters in New York City on September 14.
World Jewish Congress honors UN boss for efforts to end anti-Israel bias
By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
JEWISH GRAVES in Ukraine.
Headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Ukraine
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
People take pictures of a light symbol, marking the place where Viennese synagogues once stood before they were destroyed, after a ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as Night of Broken Glass, in front of a then destroyed Synagogue in Vienna, Austria November 8, 2018.
'Never Again' rings hollow in 2020
A Palestinian woman waits before leaving Rafah border crossing with Egypt, which was reopened for the first time since it was closed in March over Covid-19 concerns, in the southern Gaza strip August 11, 2020.
Egyptian MP calls on all Arabs to teach their children to reject Israel
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Photocall for the manga "Blitz" - Cannes, France, May 18, 2019. Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov poses.
Garry Kasparov to receive ADL award at antisemitism summit
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts as he speaks about Labour's environment policies in Southampton, Britain November 28, 2019
Activists support suspended former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
Interior of First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston.
Dutch Protestant Church apologizes for not helping Jews in Holocaust
Israel President Reuven Rivlin
Presidents of Israel, Austria, Germany call to end antisemitism
ANTI-ISRAEL SIGNS sit on a field after an anti-Israel rally in London
SWC and CAA 'disappointed' Zionism slur ruled 'not antisemitism'
By SARAH BEN-NUN
Kristallnacht was the beginning of much worse to come
By INTERNATIONAL MARCH OF THE LIVING
Demonstrators take part in an antisemitism protest outside the Labour Party headquarters in central London in 2018
Panels clears UK pharmacist who said Zionists responsible for London fire
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
NYPD officers speak with ultra-Orthodox Jews as they protest in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, on October 7.
NYPD anti-discrimination chief allegedly made racist, antisemitic remarks
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
A pharmacy worker during the COVID-19 outbreak
Ethics panel clears UK pharmacist blamed ‘Zionists’ for London fire
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
John Farmer
Countering Antisemitism and the message of hate
French President Emmanuel Macron visits Lebanon, September 2020
Palestinian Islamic scholar: Emmanuel Macron promotes 'Zionist agenda'
A Greek national flag flutters as people visit a beach, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Athens, Greece, April 28, 2020.
Greek newspaper publisher convicted of hate speech against Jewish leader
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Antisemitism in the United States
No matter who wins the election, American Jews fear bigotry and division
By BEN SALES/JTA
New York police officers stand guard at the door of the Union Temple of Brooklyn, in 2018.
Keep synagogues safe – from COVID-19 and from terrorism
A European Union flag flies outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 19, 2019.
Following Vienna attack, Antwerp to provide additional protection for Jews
By SARAH BEN-NUN
Jerusalem's light rail
Outrage over Swiss Green party candidate’s links to BDS
Daniela Reinehr, the new governor of the Santa Catarina state in southern Brazil.
Jewish groups call out Brazilian Gov. renege of father's Nazi sympathies
By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
A general view of Reykjavik, Iceland
Book calling Holocausts a hoax to hit Icelandic book stores for Christmas
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
SWASTIKAS ON a graveyard in France.
Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Moldova and Hungary
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris April 15, 2014
The internet and teshuva - how people can change
By RABBI AVRAM MLOTEK/JTA
'Avoiding another Kristallnacht means standing up for freedom and democracy'
By STEPHAN KRAMER
People take pictures of a light symbol, marking the place where Viennese synagogues once stood before they were destroyed, after a ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as Night of Broken Glass, in front of a then destroyed Synagogue in Vienna, Austria November 8, 2018.
'Islamist terrorist' responsible for Vienna attack, five killed - minister
Graves are tagged with graffiti reading "TRUMP" at a Jewish cemetery in Grand Rapids. The graffiti was discovered on November 2.
Jewish cemetery in Michigan vandalized with ‘TRUMP’ and ‘MAGA’ graffiti
By BEN SALES/JTA
"The light of truth shames every form of hate"
By JOHN FARMER
Kristallnacht was the beginning of the end
By INTERNATIONAL MARCH OF THE LIVING
Dr. Rachel Heuberger, historian, former head of the Judaica division of the Frankfurt University Library and member of the council of the Jewish community in Frankfurt am Main.
No room for Anti-Semitism and Racism
By DR. RACHEL HEUBERGER
German Fuhrer Adolph Hitler doing a Nazi salute
High schoolers find Hitler quotes in Kentucky police training materials
By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
Chemi Peres Chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation
Marking 82 years since Kristallnacht, making sure we remember
By CHEMI PERES
The Swedish flag is seen at Gamla Stan, the Old City of Stockholm, Sweden, May 7, 2017.
Malmo terminates Arab Book Fair amid revelation of antisemitic texts
Pace University.
Pace University student gov't adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism
A Nazi's salute at a neo-Nazi rally in Kansas City, Missouri. (Dave Kaup/Reuters)
Two neo-Nazis try to harass antifa podcaster, target wrong house
By BEN SALES/JTA
Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during the sixth 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates campaign debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 19, 2019.
ADL slams conservative PAC for calling prominent Democrats ‘antisemites’
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Rabbi Avram Mlotek (right) interviewed Benjamin Hoss Mcdowell, a repentant white supremacist who for planning a violent attack against a Jewish community in South Carolina.
What I learned from sitting down with a repentant white supremacist
By RABBI AVRAM MLOTEK/JTA
Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania
Black Hebrew Israelite shouts antisemitic slurs at racial justice protest
By BEN SALES/JTA
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts after the General Election results of the Islington North constituency were announced
UK Labour Party responsible for discrimination against Jews
Sheikh Zayed Mosque seen from the courtyard with its floral design.
Global Imams Council adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism
The damaged storefront of kosher Jewish restaurant HaCarmel in Amsterdam. A man, shown holding a Palestinian flag in video footage released on local media sites, smashed the windows of the restaurant
Dutch firm: Palestinian who vandalized kosher eatery had terrorist motives
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
The cover of "The Assignment" by Liza Weimer.
Teacher made students debate Hitler’s final solution - this happened next
By LIOR ZALTZMAN/JTA
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts at a launch event for the Labour party's general election campaign in London, Britain October 31, 2019.
UK Labour to suspend Jeremy Corbyn following antisemitism report
Actors in Prague dressed as resistance fighters reenact the uprising in May 1945.
The banality of Nazi evil, concealed in an old chair
By COLIN SHINDLER
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visiting Sudan, 2020.
Balkan countries unite against antisemitism
The Swedish flag is seen at Gamla Stan, the Old City of Stockholm, Sweden, May 7, 2017.
Malmo suspends Arab Book Fair amid revelation of antisemitic texts
A gavel in a court of law
First conviction in South Africa for antisemitic abuse
A jabot collar is seen placed on the Fearless Girl statue outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in honor of recently passed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 21, 2020.
Almost half of Americans don't know the meaning of antisemitism - survey
By BEN SALES/JTA
Police stand guard during an anti-government protest in front of the Parliament in Tirana, Albania May 25, 2019
Albania to host first ever Balkans Forum Against Antisemitism
‘FACEBOOK, GOOGLE and Twitter remove some things, but usually society is not disturbed by defamation.’
US holds conference on combating online antisemitism
By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
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