Antisemitism

Revealed: rightwing push to ban criticism of Israel on US campuses.

Documents seen by Guardian show fresh attack on university debate under the guise of prohibiting antisemitismRightwing activists are attempting to spread new laws across Republican-controlled states that would ban criticism on public university ca...

Halle synagogue was fortified ahead of antisemitic attack.

Hardened door and security cameras helped protect dozens of people from gunmanA German synagogue targeted in an attempted mass shooting this week had been upgraded to fortify its main entrance and install security cameras, measures that likely sav...

'I worried it would be a matter of time': Halle grieves after shootings.

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Residents of town in Saxony-Anhalt left reeling after two people die in attempted attack on synagogueWolfgang Denkwitz had brought a white rose. Shortly before midday on Thursday the retired truck driver added his personal symbol of condolence to ...

Kamila Shamsie’s book award withdrawn over her part in Israel boycott.

Nelly Sachs prize was given to Shamsie this month, but its German jury has reversed decision because of the novelist’s pro-Palestinian activism Kamila Shamsie has said that it is a “matter of outrage” that the Israel boycott campaign should be hel...

Remove hook-nose sign language gesture, Jewish group demands.

Calls for ‘racist and humiliating’ gesture to be removed from online guide to Flemish signingAn organisation representing Jewish communities in Europe are demanding the removal of a “racist and humiliating” depiction of Jews as having large hooked...

Antisemitism: Labour criticised for failing to consult Jewish members.

Jewish Labour Movement also criticises party for allowing issue to be debated at party conference on Jewish SabbathLabour has been criticised for failing to consult Jewish members over its new disciplinary procedures for expelling members, and all...

YouTuber PewDiePie scraps $50,000 pledge to anti-hate group after fan backlash.

Vlogger embraced by far right apologizes for planned donation to Anti-Defamation League, after fans claim conspiracyYouTuber Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has withdrawn a $50,000 pledge to an anti-hate group, which he had dedicated as a means of ato...

US justice department news briefing links to white nationalist website.

Email sent to immigration judges links to virulently anti-immigrant site full of antisemitic referencesThe US Department of Justice distributed a morning news briefing to immigration judges that contained a link to a white nationalist website ridd...

Trump accuses Jewish Americans of ‘disloyalty’ for voting Democratic, in antisemitic trope.

President’s remarks seemed to refer to a perception that Jewish Americans have a dual loyalty to both America and IsraelDonald Trump used an apparently antisemitic trope when accusing Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats as showing “either a to...

What induces men to imitate the Christchurch massacre? - Jeff Sparrow.

After Christchurch and El Paso we need an open discussion – without euphemisms and evasions – about what fascism is and how it works“In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto.”That’s how the man accused of shooting at least ...

Labour antisemitism: 30 whistleblowers to give evidence to EHRC.

Jewish Labour Movement to submit detailed statements to equalities watchdogMore than 30 whistleblowers including current Labour members of staff will submit evidence to the equalities watchdog about antisemitism in the party, the Guardian understa...

MPs condemn Boris Johnson for his 'despicable act of cowardice' over ambassador – live news.

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The day’s political developments, including Tom Watson’s intervention after BBC Panorama report on Labour and antisemitismWestminster bullying and harassment is ‘significant problem’Labour whistleblower: ‘In 30 years I’ll be very proud of myselfPa...

Labour bosses accused of undermining fight against antisemitism.

Former officials tell BBC Panorama that top aides interfered in investigations Eight whistleblowers have said how they felt fatally undermined by senior Labour bosses in their attempts to tackle antisemitism, alleging consistent interference in co...