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Anti-Semitism is considered to be hatred toward Jews - individually and as a group - that can be attributed to the Jewish religion and/or ethnicity... [ US State Department ]

UN rights chief marks anniversary of Auschwitz death camp liberation
January 27, 2015
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein made a statement on Monday ahead of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, 70 years after the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp was liberated. Hussein stated that the world is still haunted by the....... [more]

UN holds first-ever meeting in response to anti-Semitism
January 22, 2015
The UN General Assembly is holding a daylong informal meeting Thursday devoted to anti-Semitism in response to a global increase in violence against Jews. The meeting was requested by 37 countries in a letter to the General Assembly president in October. The meeting will include a keynote address by....... [more]

UN deputy chief: understanding causes of genocide vital to prevention
January 18, 2015
During a Holocaust memorial service at the Park East Synagogue in New York City on Saturday, UN Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said preventing genocide requires making concerted efforts to figure out the forces that cause it. Eliasson emphasized attempting to improve understanding between com....... [more]

France police arrest 54 people for supporting terrorism
January 14, 2015
French police have arrested 54 people for verbally supporting or threatening terrorist acts in the wake of the terrorist attacks at the offices of French humor magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket. The French Justice Ministry has called on prosecutors to crack down on hate speech, anti-Se....... [more]

Wanted Nazi war criminal died in Syria four years ago: report
December 1, 2014
Nazi-hunter and director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Efraim Zuroff told the BBC Monday that he is certain that wanted Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner died in Syria four years ago. Zuroff said that new information from a former German secret service agent indicates that Brunner died in 2010 and is....... [more]

Germany man charged in more than 300,000 Auschwitz murders
September 16, 2014
German prosecutors on Monday charged a 93-year-old former Waffen SS volunteer with aiding in the murder of at least 300,000 people during his time as a volunteer at Auschwitz. The man is accused of helping collect money stolen from the disposed luggage of inmates and transferring it to the SS's econ....... [more]

Germany court rejects bishop's appeal of Holocaust denial conviction
April 11, 2014
A German court in Nuremberg on Friday rejected the appeal of bishop Richard Williamson, who was convicted of denying the Holocaust during a TV interview, finding him ?1,800. The conviction stemmed from an interview to Swedish TV channel SVT1, broadcast in January 2009, in which Williamson said....... [more]

France court backs ban on comedy show performance
January 11, 2014
A French administrative appeals court ruled on Thursday, upholding a ban on performance by French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala that was deemed anti-semitic. Dieudonne was appealing the prohibition order issued by courts in Nantes and eight other cities. The court refused to lift the prohibitio....... [more]

Nazi war crimes suspect dies awaiting trial
August 12, 2013
Laszlo Csatary, a 98-year-old Hungarian man charged with the unlawful execution and torture of people in connection with the Holocaust, died Monday after suffering a number of medical problems. Csatary died in a Hungarian hospital while awaiting trial, which was set to begin in September. Csatary wa....... [more]

Hungary prosecutors charge accused Nazi with war crimes
June 18, 2013
Hungarian prosecutors on Tuesday charged Laszlo Csatary, a 98-year-old Hungarian man, with the unlawful execution and torture of people in connection with the Holocaust. Slovakian authorities began the investigation of Csatary in September after he was arrested on allegations of abusing and assistin....... [more]

Maryland ordered rail company to disclose its role in Holocaust
May 19, 2013
On May 19, 2011, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill requiring French railroad company SNCF to disclose information regarding its participation in the Jewish Holocaust. SNCF was accused of transporting 76,000 Jews and other prisoners from Paris to Germany from 1942 to 1944. In October 20....... [more]


    Countering Anti-Semitism [Israel Gov't]

    Anti-Semitism Documentation [MEMRI]

    Simon Wiesenthal Center

    Roth Institute [Tel Aviv U.]

    Sassoon Center [Hebrew U.]

    Yad Vashem

    US Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Anti-Semitism [Wikipedia]