UK Jewish Watchdog Reports 16 Percent Increase in Antisemitic Attacks in 2018

British Jewry reported 16 percent more antisemitic incidents in 2018 than in the previous year, breaking the record for the third year in a row, and tripling since 2013. The...

Belgian Carnaval Float Features Puppets of Grinning Jews, Money Bags

(JTA) — Participants in a street celebration in the Belgian city of Aalst paraded giant puppets of Orthodox Jews and a rat atop money bags. Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs...

Feud Over Falafel in German Market Turns Antisemitic

A small protest in Germany’s capital city on Aug. 11 revealed a cross-section of national attitudes towards Jews and Israel, and perhaps a symbolic stance on a much larger...

French Minister Pays Respects at Desecrated Jewish Cemetery

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Friday paid his respects at a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg, days after 37 of its tombstones and a monument to Holocaust victims were defaced with...

Communal Leader Warns: Corbyn May ‘Drive Jews Out of UK’

The outgoing president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews told a prominent national newspaper on Thursday that Jeremy Corbyn — the far-left leader of the opposition Labour...

Gunman Who Killed 4 at Brussels Jewish Museum Found Guilty

French jihadist Mehdi Nemmouche was convicted in Belgium on Thursday of murdering four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels nearly five years ago. A gunman opened fire...

German Military to Offer Pastoral Care for Jewish Soldiers

Germany’s military will consist of rabbis for the first time in nearly a century, making its pastoral services available for the some 300 Jews serving in the Bundeswehr. The country’s...

Palestinian Arrested in Berlin for Planning Chemical Attack on Israel

A 21-year-old Syrian-born Palestinian was arrested in Berlin for reportedly planning a chemical weapons attack on Israel, German media reported. According to Israel’s Channel Two, the man is being held...

Yad Vashem ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Findings of CNN Antisemitism Poll

Israel’s national center for Holocaust commemoration and education said on Tuesday it was “deeply concerned” by the results of a new poll of seven European countries that demonstrated a rise...

British Police Investigate Antisemitism Complaints Against Labour Party, Corbyn

Police in the United Kingdom have opened up a criminal probe over accusations of antisemitic hate crimes within the Labour Party. The Metropolitan Police said on Friday that it is...
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