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In Jerusalem, Pompeo takes a jab at US Democrats on anti-Semitism

Jerusalem - Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo issued a thinly veiled jab at US Democrats over anti-Semitism on Wednesday, following controversial comments by a Muslim congresswoman over American support for Israel.

Austria's Jews wary of far-right charm offensive

Vienna - David Lasar's family is sadly not unusual among Austria's Jewish community in having lost several members in the Holocaust. But in one respect Lasar stands out -- his membership of the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe).

Anti-Semitic killings in 2018 'highest' in decades: Israel

Jerusalem - The number of Jews murdered in anti-Semitic attacks around the world in 2018 reached its "highest" level in decades after a mass shooting at a US synagogue, an Israeli government report said Sunday.

EU alarmed at study showing anti-Semitism worsening

Apo - The EU voiced alarm Monday as a survey showed nine of 10 European Jews believe anti-Semitism has worsened in the last five years, calling it a "canary in the coal mine".

EU countries step up fight against anti-Semitism

Apo - European Union countries agreed Thursday to intensify the fight against anti-Semitism and boost security for Jews throughout Europe.The 28-nation bloc's interior ministers adopted a declaration acknowledging hatred against Jews "remains widespread".

Hungary pledges 1.5 mln euros to fight anti-Semitism

Budapest - The Hungarian government said Thursday it will spend 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million) every year on various projects to combat anti-Semitism.

Israeli-American jailed 10 years for anti-Semitic bomb threats

Jerusalem - An Israeli-American convicted of making more than 2,000 threats against US Jewish institutions, airlines, police stations and even a professional basketball team's plane was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday by an Israeli court.

Israeli-American sentenced to 10 years for anti-Semitic bomb threats

Jerusalem - An Israeli-American convicted of making more than 2,000 threats against US Jewish institutions, airlines, police stations and even a professional basketball team's plane was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday by an Israeli court.

French Jews slam 'cancer' of anti-Semitism as attacks rise

Paris - Prime Minister Edouard Philippe voiced alarm Friday over a sharp increase in anti-Semitic acts in France, where community leaders urged the government to combat the "cancer" of anti-Jewish sentiment.

Anti-Semitic acts up 69% in France this year: PM

Paris - Anti-Semitic acts in France rose by 69 percent in the first nine months of 2018, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Friday, the 80th anniversary of the infamous "Kristallnacht" of Nazi attacks against Jews.

French publisher determined to reprint Celine's anti-Semitic rants

Paris - The head of France's most prestigious publishing house said Sunday he still wanted to reprint a collection of violently anti-Semitic pamphlets by Louis-Ferdinand Celine.

Anguished Germany raises anti-Semitism alarm

Berlin - German leaders are increasingly alarmed about a resurgence of anti-Semitism 73 years after the Holocaust, stemming from an emboldened far right and an influx of refugees from countries hostile to Israel.

French publisher shelves reprint of Celine's anti-Semitic texts

Paris - France's most famed publishing house bowed to pressure Thursday and suspended plans to reissue a collection of violently anti-Semitic pamphlets by novelist Louis-Ferdinand Celine.

Austrian govt vows to deal with anti-semitism

Vienna - New Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday used his first post-election speech to vow to make "combating anti-Semitism in all its forms" a top priority.

Germany vows to fight local and 'imported' anti-Semitism

Berlin - Germany should appoint an anti-Semitism commissioner to counter growing hate speech against Jews and Israel from both its home-grown far right and the immigrant community, the interior minister said Sunday.

Israeli-American charged for threats to US Jewish centers

Washington - An 18-year-old Israeli-American man, in custody in Israel after being arrested there last month, was hit with US charges on Friday for making hoax telephone threats against Jewish centers.

Jewish teen arrested for US bomb threats 'has tumour'

Rishon Le Zion - An Israeli-American teenager accused of making dozens of anti-Semitic bomb threats that led to concern and a backlash in the United States has autism and a brain tumour, his lawyer told a court Thursday.

Israel arrests Jewish teen over anti-Semitic threats in US

Jerusalem - Israel arrested on Thursday a Jewish teenager accused of making dozens of anti-Semitic bomb threats in the United States and elsewhere, and one to a major airline, following a wide-ranging investigation involving the FBI.

Jewish youth arrested in Israel over anti-Semitic threats abroad

Jerusalem - A Jewish youth was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of anti-Semitic threats in countries around the world, police said.

Ukraine run by 'miserable' Jews: Rebel chief

Donetsk - Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel chief on Monday branded the country's leaders "miserable" Jews in an apparent anti-Semitic jibe.
 

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