Anti-Semitism

In this photo taken on Nov. 6, 2018, Senator Elio Lannutti attends a Senate session in Rome. A senator with Italy's governing 5-Star Movement has apologized for a tweet citing a century-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which he later deleted. Elio Lannutti has come under fire after posting an article on Twitter that cited the fabricated, anti-Semitic "Protocols of Zion," which asserted a Jewish plan for global domination, to attack the international banking system. Lannutti later said on Facebook that he didn't intend to offend anyone. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 1:42 pm
MILAN (AP) — A senator with Italy's governing 5-Star Movement has apologized for a tweet citing a century-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which he later deleted. Elio Lannutti came under fire after posting an article on Twitter that cited the fabricated, anti-Semitic "Protocols of Zion," which...
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FILE - This March 8, 2017, file photo shows civil rights leader and activist Linda Sarsour, far left, during the International Women's Day rally and sit-down protest outside Trump International Hotel at Columbus Circle, in New York. Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington will have competing demonstrations Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in New York City. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
January 18, 2019 - 11:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington are faced with competing demonstrations this weekend in New York City. One procession, around the edge of Central Park and down...
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File - In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives for the NFL football fall meetings in New York. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, Kraft was awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize, a $1 million recognition widely known as the "Jewish Nobel Prize." Organizers of the prize announced they were recognizing Kraft’s philanthropy and commitment to Israel. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 09, 2019 - 4:16 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize in recognition of his philanthropy and commitment to combatting anti-Semitism, organizers of the prize announced on Wednesday. The $1 million award, widely known as the "Jewish Nobel" prize, is...
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December 20, 2018 - 5:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alice Walker is defending her praise of a British author widely condemned as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. Walker, best known for her novel "The Color Purple," wrote on her blog this week that David Icke's work was "very important to humanity's conversation," and disputed...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2009 file photo, Alice Walker stands in front of a picture of herself from 1974 as she tours her archives at Emory University, in Atlanta. Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say is a conspiracy theorist who expresses anti-Semitism. In an interview in Sunday’s “By The Book” column, the author of “The Color Purple” said David Icke’s 1995 book, “And The Truth Shall Set You Free,” is on her nightstand. A New York Times spokesperson says the column is not a list of recommendations from its editors. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
December 18, 2018 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say expresses anti-Semitism and is a conspiracy theorist. In an interview in Sunday's "By The Book" column, the 74-year-old author of "The Color Purple" said...
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November 29, 2018 - 8:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has parted ways with contributor Marc Lamont Hill after a speech the college professor made on Israel and Palestine at the United Nations. A CNN spokesperson confirmed Thursday that Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract. The network did not give a reason, but the move...
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November 20, 2018 - 2:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two Jewish police officers in Philadelphia have filed a federal lawsuit against the department over claims of a pattern of anti-Semitism by colleagues, including scratching a Nazi "SS" symbol into a locker and drawing a Star of David and the phrase "Jewish Hammer" on a patrol...
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UNESCO'S Director-General Audrey Azoulay delivers a speech during the presentation of the website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism at the UNESCO headquartered in Paris, France, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. The UN's culture and education agency is teaming up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)at the UNECO| headquartered in Paris, France, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 19, 2018 - 10:10 am
PARIS (AP) — The U.N. culture and education agency has teamed up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and WJC President Ronald Lauder unveiled the interactive "Facts about the Holocaust " site at the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, traffic along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington streaks past the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building. The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row. An annual report released Tuesday shows there were more than 7,100 reported hate crimes last year. There were increases in attacks motivated by racial bias, religious bias and because of a victim’s sexual orientation. The report shows there was a nearly 23 percent increase in religion-based hate crimes. There was a 37 percent spike in anti-Jewish hate crimes. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
November 13, 2018 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hate crimes across the United States spiked 17 percent in 2017 — marking a rise for the third straight year — with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to an FBI report released Tuesday. There were 7,175 reported hate crimes last year, up from 6,121 in 2016...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018 file picture French President Emmanuel Macron attends Mireille Knoll's funerals at the Bagneux cemetery , outside Paris. Family members and friends gathered Wednesday to honor an 85-year-old woman who escaped the Nazis 76 years ago but was stabbed to death last week in her Paris apartment, apparently because she was Jewish. France's prime minister is sounding the alarm over a sharp rise in anti-Semitic acts this year, pledging to increase efforts to punish perpetrators and police hate speech online. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
November 09, 2018 - 8:03 am
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister on Friday sounded the alarm over a sharp rise in anti-Semitic acts this year, pledging to increase efforts to punish perpetrators and police hate speech online. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on his Facebook page a 69 percent rise in the number of...
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