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The Hohe Weide Synagogue in Hamburg, Germany. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Hamburg public prosecutor blames mental illness for attack on Jewish student

The American Jewish Committee is demanding the Hamburg public prosecutor’s office to reconsider its ruling that an anti-Semitic attack on a German Jewish student was due to mental illness. Last October, a 26-year-old German Jewish student wearing...
French National Assembly Parliament member Yael Braun-Pivet at the Judicial Commission Bench, July 12, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Hate mail to French Jewish Parliament member: ‘Soon the camps again’

The Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation after a Jewish member of the National Assembly, France’s lower house of parliament, received anti-Semitic hate mail, according to the European Jewish Congress. Parliament member Yael Braun-Pivet published...
A view of a parade float at the Carnival of Aalst in March 2019, featuring two Orthodox Jewish caricatures that were widely condemned as anti-Semitic. Source: Screenshot.

ADL report highlights European anti-Semitism

The Anti-Defamation League has released a new report highlighting the politicization of anti-Semitism in Europe and its harmful impact on Jews. The report, published on Feb. 18, begins with highlighting the prominence of anti-Semitism in...
A neo-Nazy rally in Madrid, Spain. Source: Screenshot.

Spain’s Jewish communities insist on investigation into neo-Nazi rally

The Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain (FCJE) called on the country’s hate-crimes public prosecutor to investigate anti-Semitic hate speech made during a demonstration in Madrid on Feb. 13 of more than 300 people...
View of the Piccadilly Square in London on Nov. 27, 2017. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Report: Decrease in anti-Semitic incidents in UK, though numbers remain high

A report released on Thursday shows a slight decrease in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in 2020 across the United Kingdom, even though the numbers still remain quite high. These were the findings of the United Kingdom’s Jewish communal...

Jewish Agency head Herzog calls out to European leaders on rising anti-Semitism

Isaac Herzog, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, has called on European leaders to take decisive measures in combating anti-Semitism and vehemently counter repeated attempts at creating an unsafe and...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Credit: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish groups welcome European handbook on anti-Semitism

European Jewish groups welcomed the publication of a handbook for the practical use of the Working Definition of Antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) as a tool to fight against Jewish hatred...
April Benayoum, 21, Miss Provence 2020 and runner-up in the Miss France 2021 beauty pageant. Source: Instagram.

Miss France 2021 runner-up faces anti-Semitic hate over Israeli father

Anti-Semitism in France reared its ugly head over the weekend after the runner-up in the Miss France 2021 beauty pageant revealed that her father was Israeli. After April Benayoum, 21, revealed her Israeli ancestry, she...
A Jewish man waiting on the streets in Munich, Germany on May 5, 2018. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

Terrorist attacks stark reminder for European Jewry, loud alarm for general society

As Austrians were making the most of their last night in restaurants, cafes and bars on Nov. 2 before the onset of a new lockdown, a 20-year-old Islamic terrorist fired at passersby in Vienna’s...
Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Suddenly, Human Rights Watch discovers anti-Semitism

The drumbeat of anti-Semitism has grown louder and more assured over the last two decades. Yet it’s only with the resurgence of far right activism in the last five years or so that mainstream...