For several years, antisemitism, worldwide, has been skyrocketing to levels not seen in decades. In the United States, the story is sadly much the same, except for one difference: CUFI. For the first time in history, an army of millions of committed Christian Zionists has banded together as Christians United for Israel to strongly oppose antisemitism and stand with the Jewish people.


Israeli president to host major anti-Semitism conference

(October 28, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is scheduled to host a major conference on anti-Semitism next week at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. Panelists will include Katharina von Schnurbein of the European Union; Elan Carr from the United States; Felix Klein of Germany; Lord Erik Pickles of Great Britain; and…


Authorities are investigating desecration of 300-year-old Jewish cemetery near London

The vandalism is believed to have taken place on Rosh Hashanah.

(October 24, 2019 / JNS) Authorities are investigating the desecration of a 300-year-old Jewish cemetery near London, reported the United Kingdom’s Jewish Chronicle.

Assailants reportedly used sledgehammers to shatter, upend and split headstones at the Chatham Memorial Synagogue…


ADL: Pittsburgh synagogue massacre spawned rash of far-right plots against Jews

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (AP) — At least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the US since the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly one year ago, a Jewish civil rights group reported Sunday.

The Anti-Defamation League also counted at least 50 incidents in which…


AJC Survey of American Jews on Antisemitism in America


On October 23, 2019, AJC released the results of its landmark survey of American Jewish opinion on antisemitism in America. The poll represents the largest and most comprehensive examination ever of American Jews’ experiences and perceptions of antisemitism.

This survey makes clear that American Jews view antisemitism as a significant…


Neo-Nazis attempt to burn Jewish center in Budapest

(October 23, 2019 / JNS) A Jewish community and activism center in Budapest experienced minor damages as neo-Nazis attempted to set it ablaze.

No injuries were reported.

The Aurora community center was empty during the arson attempt, according to Adam Schonberger, director of the Marom, a Jewish association founded in 2014 affiliated with the…


9 out of 10 US Jews worry about anti-Semitism, and most think it’s getting worse

Some nine out of 10 Jews in the United States believe anti-Semitism is a problem in the country, with widespread fear that it is on the rise, according to a recent survey by the American Jewish Committee. The survey is the largest and most comprehensive conducted among Jews on the topic of Jew-hatred in the US to date.

Thirty-eight percent of…


Prominent DC synagogue vandalized with ‘anti-Israel and hate-filled messages’

JTA — A synagogue in Washington DC was vandalized with what is described by local Jewish agencies as “anti-Israel and hate-filled messages.”

Graffiti on the Washington Hebrew Congregation was discovered Friday morning. Congregants were informed of the vandalism in an email later in the day.

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater…


Poll: Majority of Germans express alarm over anti-Semitism following synagogue attack

(October 18, 2019 / JNS) A majority of Germans expressed that “a lot more” anti-Semitism has spread throughout their country, according to a new poll taken one week after the Oct. 9 attack on a synagogue in the German town of Halle.

“That’s a lot more — +19 points — than one year ago,” stated the German broadcaster ARD, which conducted the poll,…


Lauder slams de Blasio for tepid response to anti-Semitic attacks in New York City

(October 16, 2019 / JNS) World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder blasted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for the uptick in anti-Semitic crimes in the city.

“This is a crisis for all New Yorkers,” Lauder told The New York Post. “And Mayor de Blasio needs to understand press releases won’t fix the problem. We need actions, not words….


Starting where Nazis burned books, 10,000 march in Berlin against anti-Semitism

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people in Berlin protested against anti-Semitism on Sunday, four days after a German neo-Nazi attacked a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle.

About 10,000 people participated in the march through the German capital.

Several thousand others protested Saturday in other cities, including Hamburg and Marburg.


Children’s book reading prompts legal action against borough in central New Jersey

(October 13, 2019 / JNS) A controversy that began last summer, pitting community library-event planners in a New Jersey suburb and various Palestinian sympathizers against a Jewish community, is now moving into the legal arena.

The almost 20-year-old Central Jersey Jewish Public Affairs Committee (CJJPAC)—a pro-Israel advocacy organization headed…


British cemetery in Haifa desecrated with swastikas

The Haifa District Police have launched an investigation into the vandalism of some 20 headstones in the old British cemetery in the lower city of Haifa.

On Friday morning, the cemetery manager discovered that a number of headstones for fallen British soldiers and Templars had been defaced with red painted swastikas. He reported the incident to…


Synagogue attacker hoped to inspire further anti-Semitic attacks, German authorities say

HALLE, Germany — The suspect in a live-streamed attack on a synagogue in eastern Germany that killed two people is a right-wing extremist with a clear anti-Semitic motive, authorities said Thursday.

Government officials, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said the death toll in what authorities have characterized as a terrorist attack…


Swastikas Sprayed on Gravestones in British Cemetery in Northern Israel

A British cemetery in the northern Israeli town of Haifa was vandalized and swastikas were sprayed over its gravestones, Israel Police said on Friday.

A local cemetery worker discovered during his morning rounds that about 35 headstones had been shattered, most of them in the Jewish section, a police statement said.

Police are investigating the…


Germany shooting latest indication of increasing anti-Semitism worldwide

The shooting that left two dead and several injured in Halle, Germany, on Wednesday — when Jews celebrated Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for their faith — has shined a spotlight on the worldwide rise of anti-Semitic incidents.

The attack in Germany, where investigators are pursuing anti-Semitic motives after the assailant shot at the…


Rabbi discovers swastika, anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on Canadian synagogue

(October 8, 2019 / JNS) A Canadian synagogue was vandalized late last week with anti-Semitic graffiti.

Beth Jacob Synagogue Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli discovered the vandalism—a swastika and the word “Jews” crossed out—on Saturday upon arriving at the Hamilton, Ontario, building.

“It was very hard for me, harder than I expected,” he told CBC….


Two killed in apparent attack on synagogue in Germany

Shooting takes place just as Jews observe the holiest day of the Jewish calendary, Yom Kippur, in eastern city of Halle. A hand grenade was also thrown into a Jewish cemetery nearby.

Two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday outside a synagogue, as Jews observed the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur.


Anti-Semitic fliers found in Montana on Rosh Hashanah

(October 3, 2019 / JNS) Anti-Semitic fliers circulated around Whitefish, Mont., on Monday, the first day of Rosh Hashanah, as part of a continuing trend that has been happening there for years.

The literature included code words like the number “88,” which stands for “Heil Hitler,” as “h” is the eighth alphabetical letter; and “14 Words,”…