Anti-Semitism

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 - 3:16 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 - 3:31 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 - 11:02 am
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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A hole in the cobblestone pavement is seen where 20 small bronze plaques honoring the members of a Jewish family deported during the Holocaust should have been, in Rome's Monti neighborhood, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.. The plaques, affixed to the cobblestones in front of the Di Consiglio family home, were apparently taken overnight. Rome's historic center houses the Jewish ghetto, near Monti, and its cobblestoned streets are dotted with the plaques in front of homes of Jews who were killed or deported. (Silvia Lambertucci/ANSA via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ROME (AP) — Rome's mayor, Catholic groups and politicians of every stripe joined Italy's Jewish community on Monday in denouncing the theft of 20 small bronze plaques honoring a Jewish family deported during the Holocaust. The plaques, affixed to the cobblestones in front of the Di Consiglio family...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017 file photo, Istvan Szavay of the opposition right-wing party Jobbik, participates in the general debate of deputies regarding the proposed legislation on the transparency of foreign-funded NGOs during the plenary session of the parliament in Budapest, Hungary. Istvan Szavay said Monday Dec. 3, 2018, he is resigning his seat in parliament after the leak of a recording on which he could be heard making anti-Semitic comments. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP, File)
December 03, 2018 - 8:40 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A lawmaker with Hungary's nationalistic Jobbik party says he is resigning his seat in parliament after the leak of a recording on which he could be heard making anti-Semitic comments. Istvan Szavay of the Jobbik party has denied hitting or hurting a Jewish woman, saying his...
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November 29, 2018 - 7:50 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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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 - 9:10 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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Frecce Tricolori (Three Colors Arrows) acrobatic squad of the Italian Air Force flies over the Vittoriano, background center, the unknown soldier monument, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI and Armed Forces Day, in Rome, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 04, 2018 - 3:18 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's president lamented World War I's roots in "aggressive nationalism" and held up the European Union on Sunday as the "highest expression" of a commitment to common good needed to prevent catastrophic military conflicts. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the war,...
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November 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
LONDON (AP) — British police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the opposition Labour Party. The Metropolitan Police said Friday that it is acting on a dossier of information given to Commissioner Cressida Dick. She told BBC radio there is...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk into Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, with Ivanka Trump, back left, and Jared Kushner and Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, back right, and Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the United States. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 31, 2018 - 11:40 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — With President Donald Trump getting a cool welcome from the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, Israel's envoy to the memorial ceremonies for the synagogue shooting victims has come to his defense, saying it was "unfair and wrong" to link him to the tragedy. Trump was greeted by...
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