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.

Antisemitism in Austria reaches all-time high in 2021

965 incidents, the most annually since documentation began 20 years ago, were reported in Austria in 2021.

13/05/2022

Deborah Lipstadt: 'People, orgs. don't take antisemitism seriously'

The Biden administration's new envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism delivered her first speech since being confirmed by the Senate.

Victoria to be first Australian state to ban Nazi symbols

"I've said it again and again, we have a Nazi swastikas epidemic in this state," the Anti-Defamation Commission chairman said.

11/05/2022

Joke about Jews found in conservative scrutiny of Florida math textbooks

One of them contained a string of Jewish jokes — including one that a conservative activist flagged as antisemitic: “Why do Jewish divorces cost so much? Because they’re worth it.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
11/05/2022
Air planes of German carrier Lufthansa are parked at the airport in Frankfurt

Dozens of Jews removed from Lufthansa flight over COVID-19 masks

“Lufthansa regrets the circumstances surrounding the decision to exclude affected passengers from the flight," the airline said after the unusual incident.

70 members of Harvard staff slam Crimson's BDS endorsement

Signatories include numerous distinguished academics such as Ruth Wisse and Alan Dershowitz.

Antisemitic slurs hurled at players in Massachusetts high school baseball game

Franklin High School in Massachusetts hosted Sharon High for a baseball game when some Franklin fans began shouting derogatory insults at Sharon High players. 

Portland journalist arrested for vandalizing two synagogues and a mosque

The Portland Police Bureau said that the investigation is ongoing and that they have contacted federal authorities about the case. 

Church of England apologizes for 800-year-old antisemitic laws

Antisemitic laws issued by the Synod of Oxford eventually led to the expulsion of Jews from England in 1290.

08/05/2022
General view of a farewell event at Disney World on the final night before closure due to coronaviru

Nazi flags flown at Disney World entrance - watch

People took to social media to express their outrage and criticism towards Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for not issuing any condemnation of the incident.

08/05/2022
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