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Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler

Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, paying tribute to those who were executed for trying, but failing, to assassinate the Nazi …


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Guest Opinion: Cause and effect in action

We call for Representative Matt Shea to cease posting and sharing links to sites that promote religious or racial intolerance and hatred.


Some in House GOP broke with party on Omar resolution

Almost two dozen Republicans stirred up a mini-tempest within their party for opposing the Democratic resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry in a Thursday vote. For them, any worries about …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

House broadly condemns hate after anti-Semitism dispute

Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry Thursday, with Democrats trying to push past a dispute that …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Israeli leaders’ Nazi comments derail European summit

Poland withdrew on Monday from a European summit in Jerusalem, derailing the meeting and embarrassing its Israeli hosts, to protest claims by Israel’s acting foreign minister that Poles collaborated with …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers have quit the main opposition Labour over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism, in the biggest shakeup in years to Britain’s main political parties


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism – the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain’s …


Robert J. Samuelson: The future of anti-Semitism

I had assumed that my three children, now in their late 20s and early 30s, would grow up in a world where their Jewishness, depending on how much they felt …


Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism Saturday after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead. But faced with another national tragedy, he …


Romania probes anti-Jewish graffiti on Elie Wiesel’s house

Romanian police began an investigation Saturday after anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on the house of late Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in northwest Romania.


Palestinian president apologizes over anti-Semitic remarks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued an apology Friday following uproar over a speech he made this week that was condemned as anti-Semitic and dismissive of Jewish historical connections to the …


Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories roil DC city government

A spiraling controversy over anti-Semitic comments and conspiracy theories has roiled the Washington city government, seemingly getting worse with every public attempt to ease the tensions.


Germans don Jewish skullcaps to protest anti-Semitism

Germans of various faiths donned Jewish skullcaps and took to the streets Wednesday in several cities to protest an anti-Semitic attack in Berlin and express fears about growing hatred of …


PM: France is facing violent ‘new form of anti-Semitism’

France is facing a “new form of anti-Semitism” marked by violence, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Wednesday, deploring an assault this week in a Paris suburb on an 8-year-old …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

Holocaust remembered as warning amid far-right resurgence

Holocaust survivors wearing striped scarves that recalled their uniforms as prisoners of Nazi Germany placed candles on the train tracks carried people to their deaths at Auschwitz on Saturday, exactly …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

U.S., Israel to exit U.N. agency over alleged anti-Israel bias

The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for …


Anti-Semitic signs found hanging over Oregon highway

Two signs claiming that Jewish people were responsible for 9/11 were found hanging over an Oregon highway this past weekend.


People donate thousands to Anne Frank memorial in Idaho

Idaho officials say thousands of dollars in donations for an Anne Frank memorial vandalized earlier this week.


Trudy Rubin: Le Pen victory is frightening

If this fan of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin (who both love her back) becomes the French president it will generate a political earthquake in Europe.


Israeli lawmakers reach out to US Jews on anti-Semitism

A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel’s political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews at a time when anxiety over anti-Semitic activity is running high in both …


Amy Goodman: Remember the lesson of Anne Frank

At least 69 bomb threats have been directed at 54 Jewish Community Centers across the United States since the inauguration.


UK leader introduces official definition of anti-Semitism

British Prime Minister Theresa May introduced an official definition for anti-Semitism on Monday in hopes of curbing attacks against Jewish people.


Trudy Rubin: Trump mainstreams conspiracy theories

Now a large segment of Americans are fed outrageous conspiracy theories on the web, theories that are amplified and promoted by the GOP presidential candidate.


Charles Krauthammer: To honor Auschwitz, keep Iran from nuclear bomb

WASHINGTON – Amid the ritual expressions of regret and the pledges of “never again” on Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a bitter irony was noted: Anti-Semitism has …


Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Prosecutors have enough evidence to pursue hate-crime charges in the shooting spree that killed three people at a Jewish community center and retirement complex near Kansas …


North Idaho murder-for-hire case reset

The attorney who unsuccessfully defended the Aryan Nations in the landmark 2000 case that bankrupted the racist organization was due to appear Monday in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene …