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New York mayor decries 'crisis' of anti-Semitism after attack at rabbi's home

Dec 31, 2019 - 12:14 AM

Bill de Blasio says an 'atmosphere of hate' has developed and that the 'forces of hate have been unleashed'

NYC MAYOR. In this file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a press conference held in front of Gracie Mansion on September 20, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP

Suspect denies stabbing 5 at New York rabbi's home

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:56 PM

In the latest reported attack against Jewish targets, US media reports that the suspect was covered in blood when officers detained him

Stabbing at rabbi's home an 'act of terrorism' – New York governor

Dec 29, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Local media reports that a man with a machete entered the rabbi's property in Monsey, Rockland County on Saturday evening, knifing several people before fleeing. It is the latest in a spate of attacks against Jewish targets.

Trump tags Democrats an 'anti-Jewish' party

Mar 09, 2019 - 9:20 AM

'The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party, they've become an anti-Jewish party,' claims United States President Donald Trump

STRONGER STANCE DEMANDED. US President Donald Trump wants the Democratic Party to condemn statements of one of its own members, congresswoman Ilhan Omar. File photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Vandals hit memorial stone at Strasbourg's Old Synagogue

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:38 PM

The synagogue, which was the Jewish community's main place of worship in the city, was ransacked and burnt to the ground by Hitler Youth in September 1940

HISTORY. People pass by the memorial stone marking the site of Strasbourg's Old Synagogue, which was destroyed by the Nazis in World War II, after it was vandalised overnight on March 2, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France. Photo by Frederick Florin/AFP

Netanyahu seeks to save face after cancelled central Europe summit

Feb 19, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The fresh controversy in Polish-Israeli ties comes after a row in 2018 over a Polish law that made it illegal to accuse the Polish nation or state of complicity in Nazi German crimes

AFTER WARSAW. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on December 25, 2016. AFP PHOTO / AP AND POOL / Dan Balilty

7 MPs quit UK Labour Party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

Feb 18, 2019 - 9:13 PM

The 7 MPs will form a breakaway independent group in parliament, undermining Jeremy Corbyn as he attempts to steer the party through the highly divisive issue of Brexit

BREXIT. Former Labour party MPs Ann Coffey (C-L), and Chuka Umunna arrive to speak at a press conference in London on February 18, 2019, where they and colleagues announced their resignation from the Labour Party, and the formation of a new independent group of MPs. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse by 'yellow vest' protestors

Feb 17, 2019 - 1:58 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron says anti-Semitic insults Alain Finkielkraut has been subjected are the 'absolute negation of what makes France a 'great nation'

Member of the Academie Francaise (French Academy), French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut is pictured in the Academy's library on December 1, 2016 prior to the institution's annual public session in Paris. (Photo by Eric FEFERBERG / AFP)

Anti-Semitic killings in 2018 'highest' in decades – Israel

Jan 27, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The Global Anti-Semitism Report lists a total of 13 Jews killed in 3 separate attacks in 2018

SHOOTING. Police cars are parked outside the Tree of Life Synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. Photo by Dustin Franz / AFP

Anguished Germany raises anti-Semitism alarm

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:25 AM

A series of incidents have unsettled German authorities and the Jewish community

MEMORIAL. A woman cleans a 'stolperstein' or stumbling stone during a walk on occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Nazi pogrom Kristallnacht of 9-10 November 1938 on November 9, 2013 in Berlin. Johannes Eisele/AFP

Heavyweight champ Fury sparks fresh row with rape, anti-Semitic rant

May 14, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The British boxer also suggests anyone who disagreed with him was likely to have been brainwashed by all the Zionist Jewish people who own all the banks all the papers all the TV stations

FRESH RANT. British WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight boxing world champion Tyson Fury, seen here during a press conference in Cologne, Germany in Apiril, rants anew in a YouTube video. Photo by ROLF VENNENBERND/EPA

Jewish school teacher stabbed in Marseille – police

Nov 19, 2015 - 1:13 PM

The 57 year old victim is attacked outside his home near the school and synagogue complex

STABBING IN MARSEILLE. Police secure the area near where a man was injured in a stabbing, on November 18, 2015 in the southern city of Marseille. Photo by Boris Horvat/AFP

Merkel: 'Never close eyes' to anti-Semitism

May 03, 2015 - 11:57 PM

We are all forever called upon to never close our eyes and ears to those who today accost threaten and attack people when they identify themselves somehow as Jews or also when they side with the state of Israel

GERMAN CHANCELLOR. Germany's Angela Merkel gives a press conference at the end of the second day at the European Summit of Heads of States and governments at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on March 20, 2015. File photo by Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

French far-right family feud as Marine Le Pen jettisons father

Apr 09, 2015 - 8:22 AM

Some analysts say that while splitting from her father will be painful it could end up making the FN more electable

STRONG SHOWING. President of the Front National (FN) Marine Le Pen delivers her speech after French media announced results following the second round of 2015 French departmental election, at the party headquarters in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, 29 March 2015. Ian Langsdon/EPA

Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech

Feb 24, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Would be jihadists would also face stiffer punishment under a draft intelligence bill to be unveiled next month he says

French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech during the 30th annual diner held by the French Jewish Institutions Representative Council (Conseil Representatif des Institutions juives de France - CRIF) in Paris, France, 23 February 2015. Etienne Laurent/EPA

One month after attacks, France struggles to find answers

Feb 05, 2015 - 12:15 PM

After the Paris attacks Islamophobia anti Semitism crippling inequalities apartheid like suburbs education suddenly long neglected societal problems are on everyone s lips in France

'PARIS EST CHARLIE'. A picture made available 10 January 2015 of the sentence 'Paris Est Charlie' (Paris is Charlie) being projected on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, late 09 January 2015. Jose Rodriguez/EPA

Argentina hostel hit by anti-Semitic attack

Jan 21, 2015 - 11:38 PM

The attackers who appeared to be drunk broke windows and stole money luggage and cell phones while shouting anti Semitic slogans says Yoav Pollac owner of Onda Azul hostel

EU faces 'huge challenge' to reassure Jews about future in Europe

Jan 21, 2015 - 9:22 PM

European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans says the 28 nation bloc was determined to respond in keeping with its core values of tolerance and inclusion

ON ALERT. Armed Belgian Military soldiers guard the streets near the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Belgium, 17 January 2015. Julien Warnand/EPA

British Jews fear future in Europe – poll

Jan 14, 2015 - 10:17 PM

The poll of 2 230 British Jews by the Campaign Against Anti Semitism CAA finds that 45 feared Jews may have no future in Britain and 58 were concerned they have no long term future in Europe

File photo of London

France's Hollande slams 'anti-Semitic' attack on couple

Dec 04, 2014 - 10:09 PM

French President Francois Hollande denounces the violence which was all the more unbearable because it aims to divide


John Galliano loses Dior unfair dismissal case

Nov 05, 2014 - 7:29 PM

A Paris labor court rejected his claim and ordered him to pay a symbolic one euro each to Dior and the John Galliano label which was also named in the action

Sedition for a Facebook 'Like': Malaysia case sparks outrage

Aug 14, 2014 - 3:42 PM

A 17 year old student faces a sedition investigation after liking a post that declared I love Israel and featured a picture of the Jewish state s flag

UN leader 'deplores' rise of Gaza-linked anti-Semitism

Aug 04, 2014 - 2:11 PM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon deplores the recent upsurge in anti Semitic attacks particularly in Europe in connection with protests concerning the escalation of violence in Gaza

ON THE GROUND. Jordanian protesters stands on Israeli Star of David during a protest in front of United States Embassy in Amman, Jordan, 03 August 2014. Jamal Nasrallah/EPA

French minister slams 'anti-Semitic' Gaza protests

Jul 21, 2014 - 3:44 PM

A rally against Israel s Gaza offensive descended into violence pitting an angry pro Palestinian crowd against local Jewish businesses

Pope deeply saddened over Brussels museum shooting

May 25, 2014 - 11:05 PM

Pope Francis reiterates calls for an end to anti Semitism and intolerance

POPE FRANCIS. A handout photo provided by the Vatican newspaper 'L'Osservatore Romano' of Pope Francis visiting the Nativity curch in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, May 25, 2014. L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO/EPA

Belgium hunts gunman as attack claims fourth victim

May 25, 2014 - 10:17 PM

UPDATED Police releases three videos of the suspect walking into the museum with two bags removing an automatic rifle shooting through a door and then walking away again

Pope: End 'unacceptable' Israel-Palestinian conflict

May 25, 2014 - 5:50 PM

UPDATED The pope says The time has come to put an end to this situation which has become increasingly unacceptable

PAPAL PILGRIMAGE. Pope Francis waves to thousands of faithful upon his arrival to lead an open-air mass in the Manger Square, next the Nativity Church, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 25 May 2014. Pope Francis arrived in the West Bank to start the most delicate part of his stay in the Middle East, with visits to the Palestinian Territories and Israel. Photo by Fadi Arouri/EPA

After Brussels attack, Israel hails pope anti-Semitism stance

May 25, 2014 - 5:15 PM

Israel s PM: We appreciate the pope s determined stance against anti Semitism especially in light of the growing hatred of Jews

POPE IN BETHLEHEM. A handout picture provided by the Palestinian Authority shows Pope Francis (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas embracing upon the pontiff's arrival to the Palestinian Authority's headquarters in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, 25 May 2014. Pope Francis arrived in the West Bank to start the most delicate part of his stay in the Middle East, with visits to the Palestinian Territories and Israel. Photo by Thaer Ghanaim/EPA

Brussels killings due to 'incitement' against Jews, Israel: Netanyahu

May 25, 2014 - 7:25 AM

The attack comes on the eve of elections in Belgium for a new federal government as well as for its regional parliaments and the European Parliament

Obama: Religious violence has no place in US

Apr 14, 2014 - 10:45 PM

The US president said the shooting was particularly tragic because it came as Jews were preparing to celebrate Passover and Christians were marking Palm Sunday

File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Meryl Streep calls Walt Disney a gender bigot and anti-Semite

Jan 11, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Lots of eyebrows are raised after the veteran actress accuses Disney of anti Semitism and gender bigotry

Twitter hands over data in French anti-Semitism case

Jul 12, 2013 - 5:44 PM

Twitter gives the French government data to identify authors of anti Semitic tweets

France launches Twitter probe in content test case

Nov 28, 2012 - 9:29 PM

The investigation will focus on one specific message hoping to press charges punishable by up to one year in prison