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Research shows Pope Pius XII knew of WWII killing of Jew

German researchers investigating the recently opened Vatican archives of war-time Pope Pius XII reveal that he was aware of mass killings of Jews in Europe, but that he kept the information from the United States, according to a report in the Washington Post.

PA and Fatah honor Munich Massacre terrorists in anniversary posts

The Palestinian Authority (PA), and the PLO’s largest party, Fatah, on Thursday marked the anniversary of the “deaths as martyrs” of three terrorists who participated in the planning, kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics…

Neo-Nazis Zoom-Bomb Holocaust Survivor’s Online Testimony

Neo-Nazis on Monday crashed an online Holocaust Remembrance Day event hosted by the Israeli Embassy in Germany.

The embassy hosted survivor Zvi Herschel, who told his …

Coronavirus fuels rise in anti-Semitism, Israeli researchers warn

A research report released Monday by Tel Aviv University claimed that the novel coronavirus has caused a spike in anti-Semitic rhetoric blaming Jews for the global pandemic and the subsequent economic recession.

Swastikas drawn on turnstiles and MTA posters at Brooklyn subway

An individual drew swastikas on the turnstiles and New York Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) posters at the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station in Brooklyn on Wednesday morning, the NYPD reported. 

The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force tweeted pictures of the individual and asked those who know the suspect personally to contact the police department as soon as possible.

Neo-Nazi demonstrations in Orlando mar Holocaust Remembrance Day

Demonstrations by Nazi groups in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, timed to International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, prompted a wave of outrage on social media and an outpouring of criticism from Florida politicians and officials.

The fury expanded further after a representative of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suggested that one of the rallies might have been staged by Democratic activists.

Art Spiegelman to speak to Tennessee audience as long ‘Maus’ tail extends into second week

More than 3,000 people are expected to attend a Zoom talk by Art Spiegelman, the author of “Maus,” and hosted by the Jewish Federation of Chattanooga as well as a number of other Jewish and non-Jewish organizations Monday night.

The event is the latest aftershock to follow the earthquake unleashed by a Tennessee school district’s decision to ban Spiegelman’s graphic memoir about the Holocaust from its classrooms.

Hotspots of Antisemitism and Anti-Israel Hostility on US Campuses

This report follows our 2015 study that found that a substantial portion of Jewish students reported having been exposed to antisemitism and hostility toward Israel on their campuses.

Because the extent of the problem varied considerably across campuses, we attempted in this report to identify “hotspots,” or campuses where antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment were especially acute.

Ukraine’s Nazi problem is real, even if Putin’s ‘denazification’ claim isn’t

Of the many distortions manufactured by Russian President Vladimir Putin to justify Russia’s assault on Ukraine, perhaps the most bizarre is his claim that the action was taken to “denazify” the country and its leadership.

In making his case for entering his neighbor’s territory with armored tanks and fighter jets, Putin has stated that the move was undertaken “to protect people” who have been “subjected to bullying and genocide,” and that Russia “will strive for the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine.”

Springfield High Student Charged In Anti-Semitic Graffiti Incident

A Springfield High School student is facing hate crime and other charges in connection with anti-Semitic graffiti found at the school last week.

Swastikas allegedly drawn on wall at Shaker High School

North Colonie officials are investigating swastika drawings allegedly discovered on a wall at Shaker High School.

A photo of the drawings of the Nazi-associated symbol was posted on Tuesday to an Instagram account that has been used by students to bring attention to incidents of racism, Islamophobia, homophobia and sexual harassment at the high school.

Swastikas Spray-Painted On Lakewood Homes Adjacent To Yeshiva

Swastikas were spray-painted Wednesday and extensive damage caused to a boarding school building adjacent to the yeshiva in Lakewood, according to a report by The Lakewood Scoop

The incident took place on Wednesday in a building that houses residential apartments near the yeshiva, in the Chareidi residential town of Lakewood – the ‘Torah City of the United States’. According to reports, the building was empty at the time, but it belongs to the yeshiva and serves as a boarding school.

“All clear!” says police, after St. Louis, Philadelphia JCCs receive unfounded online threats

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has received the “all-clear” from local law enforcement after receiving an online threat Wednesday morning.

The JCC in Philadelphia also received a threat, according to an ADL security alert email, and is “all clear” as well.

Why So Many People Still Don’t Understand Anti-Semitism

Unlike many other bigotries, anti-Semitism is not merely a social prejudice; it is a conspiracy theory about how the world operates.

Most people do not realize that Jews make up just 2 percent of the U.S. population and 0.2 percent of the world’s population. This means simply finding them takes a lot of effort. But every year in Western countries, including America, Jews are the No. 1 target of anti-religious hate crimes.

Whoopi Goldberg, Race, And Anti-Semitism

In 2021, almost a third of Jewish college students reported personally experiencing anti-Semitism directed at them on campus or by a member of their college community. But campuses are supposed to be oases of tolerance that are especially concerned with the well-being of minority groups. So why is there so much anti-Semitism on college campuses?

Whoopi Goldberg’s recent comments on The View about the Holocaust provide an important part of the explanation.

U.S. Faces Outbreak of Anti-Semitic Threats and Violence

A brick shattering a window of a kosher pizzeria on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Jewish diners outside a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles attacked by men shouting anti-Semitic threats. Vandalism at synagogues in Arizona, Illinois and New York.

Harvard student paper ‘proudly’ endorses BDS movement, says it rejects antisemitism

For years, the editorial board of the Harvard Crimson, the student newspaper at Harvard University, has declined to back the movement to boycott Israel, even as it expressed concern about Israeli policies and supported the free-speech rights of Harvard student groups that did advocate for a boycott.

KKK flyers found on Illinois U campus for second time in recent weeks

Flyers were found at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan, the school’s newspaper The Daily Illini reported last Thursday.

In an official letter to students and faculty, the university’s chancellor Robert J. Jones said: “This round of messages uses references to the Ku Klux Klan to bring hateful and threatening attacks against people of color in our community.

Jews behind Russia-Ukraine war to form new Jewish state – Islamic scholar

According to MEMRI, Mraweh Nassar said that the West has forsaken the Jews because the Zionist project will fail in two years.

The Jews are the ones behind the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and their goal is to create a new Jewish state to replace the failing Zionist project of Israel, Palestinian Islamic scholar Mraweh Nassar has claimed, as reported by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Pro-Palestinian group at NYU Law alleges ‘Zionist grip on the media’

The pro-Israel critics said one email trafficked in antisemitism when it said “the Zionist grip on the media is omnipresent.”

Jewish students at New York University School of Law have called on the university to investigate a pro-Palestinian group for emails they say crossed the line between criticism of Israel and antisemitism.

On Yom HaShoah it is time to face the truth

It is disturbing, and quite unbelievable, that it took so long for the world, let alone US intelligence agencies or the US State Department, to recognize that Nazi Germany was systematically slaughtering Europe’s Jewish communities. Perhaps no one wanted to admit it was happening. Maybe no one cared.

Antisemitism largely eliminated from textbooks in Saudi Arabia

Antisemitism has been largely eliminated from Saudi textbooks, The Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se) revealed in its annual report on education in Saudi Arabia.

The report, released on Monday, found that content portraying Jews as disobedient and teachings of antisemitic tropes such as Jewish wealth were removed from the Saudi curriculum.

Anti-Semitism: Dramatic rise in 2021, Israeli report says

The number of anti-Semitic incidents around the world dramatically increased last year, a study by Tel Aviv University has found.

The report identifies the US, Canada, the UK, Germany and Australia as among countries where there was a sharp rise.

This was fuelled by radical left- and right-wing political movements and incitement on social media, it says.

BDS detours into old-school antisemitism

The BDS movement, which aims to “boycott, divest and sanction” Israel and those who do business there, has long walked a line between opposing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and fomenting hatred of Jews and Jewish culture.

But now one of its affiliates has plunged headlong into outright antisemitic bigotry, conspiracy theories and implicit invitations to violence.

UN investigator blasted for saying social media ‘controlled largely by Jewish lobby’

A U.N. investigator examining the Israel-Palestinian conflict questioned Israel’s membership in the world body and accused the “Jewish Lobby” of controlling media in a podcast published on July 25.

Lufthansa denies antisemitism in decision to kick all identifiable Jews off a flight

The Lufthansa airline is creating a senior management role dedicated to preventing discrimination and antisemitism two months after it barred a large group of Orthodox Jewish passengers from boarding a flight.

As the Holocaust raged, US newspapers buried reports on Hitler’s Final Solution

Like other US newspapers that summer, the Daily Tribune allocated a bare minimum of inches to reporting on the annihilation of Europe’s Jews. Literally burying the story, dailies placed news of the slaughter away from their front pages — and usually mixed in among other news briefs.