Antisemitism
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May 23, 2024 at 3:31 PM

House Education Committee holds hearing on antisemitism on college campuses

University leaders from Northwestern, Rutgers and UCLA will testify as the committee’s main witnesses.
May 23, 2024 at 3:31 PM
VIDEO: House Education Committee holds hearing on antisemitism on college campuses
May 17, 2024 at 4:51 PM

Demonstrator to stand trial in death of Jewish man at Israel-Hamas war protest

A Ventura County judge ruled that a pro-Palestinian demonstrator will stand trial in the death of a Jewish man at a protest last fall.
May 17, 2024 at 4:51 PM
A person places flowers at a makeshift memorial at the site of an altercation between 69-year-old Paul Kessler, who was Jewish, and pro-Palestinian protester on Nov. 7, 2023, in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
May 10, 2024 at 6:46 PM

Combating antisemitism in schools

New York City Public Schools Chancellor David Banks appeared on Capitol Hill this week to testify about antisemitism in K-12 schools. He discusses the congressional hearing.
May 10, 2024 at 6:46 PM
VIDEO: Combating antisemitism in schools
May 7, 2024 at 5:48 PM

Biden denounces 'ferocious surge' in antisemitism during Holocaust remembrance speech

President Joe Biden delivered a major speech denouncing antisemitism on Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol.
May 7, 2024 at 5:48 PM
President Joe Biden addresses rising levels of antisemitism, during a speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Annual Days of Remembrance ceremony, at the U.S. Capitol building, May 7, 2024, in Washington.
May 7, 2024 at 5:31 PM

President Biden: 'We've seen a furious surge of antisemitism in the US'

President Joe Biden spoke at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's annual Days of Remembrance.
May 7, 2024 at 5:31 PM
VIDEO: President Biden: 'We've seen a furious surge of antisemitism in the US'
May 1, 2024 at 9:32 PM

House passes GOP antisemitism bill amid college unrest

The House passed the Antisemitism Awareness Act on Wednesday amid unrest on college campuses.
May 1, 2024 at 9:32 PM
Rep. Mike Lawler, R-N.Y., leaves a meeting of the House Republican Conference at the Capitol Hill Club, April 30, 2024, in Washington.
May 1, 2024 at 7:46 PM

House to vote on antisemitism bill amid unrest on college campuses

The bill was introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers calling to add a more specific definition of antisemitism than what exists in the Civil Rights Act.
May 1, 2024 at 7:46 PM
VIDEO: House to vote on antisemitism awareness act amid unrest on college campuses
1 month ago

Universities move classes online as protests escalate

NYU ramped up security after clashes with police and Cal Poly Humboldt closed the campus after protests turned violent as demonstrations about the Israel-Hamas war continue across the country.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Universities move classes online as protests escalate
1 month ago

NYC mayor says he's 'horrified' by antisemitism at Columbia University protests

Sunday saw the fifth consecutive day of protests at Columbia University, where over 100 people have been arrested.
1 month ago
New York City Mayor Eric Adams at the 24th Annual Operation 7 Save-A-Life Breakfast, March 22, 2022. (ABC/Heidi Gutman)
1 month ago

Passover warning from New York authorities to Jewish community

Officials say the holiday, which begins Monday, may serve as a catalyst for extremist groups and individuals to commit acts of violence against Jewish faith-based communities.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Passover warning from New York authorities to Jewish community
1 month ago

Congressional committee grills Columbia University president on campus antisemitism

Columbia University President Nemat "Minouche" Shafik testified Wednesday before a congressional committee investigating antisemitism on the New York City campus.
1 month ago
President of Columbia University Nemat "Minouche" Shafik testifies before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing on "Columbia in Crisis: Columbia University's Response to Antisemitism" in Washington, Apr. 17, 2024.
2 months ago

Antisemitism rising as US also grapples with threats from 'lone' radicals: Officials

A rise in antisemitism since Hamas' Oct. 7 terror attack on Israel is part of "preexisting increase ... around the world," Alejandro Mayorkas said
2 months ago
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks at a news conference, May 10, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
2 months ago

Former ride-share driver arrested over alleged antisemitic attack on passenger

A former ride-share driver has been arrested after launching an attack on a passenger because he perceived the individual to be Jewish or Israeli.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Students tell House committee campus antisemitism causing 'climate of hatred,' 'fear'

College students opened up to U.S. lawmakers on Thursday, telling them they are in fear over the rise in antisemitism on campuses since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.
3 months ago
Students hold a rally in support of Israel and demand greater protection from antisemitism on campus at Columbia University, February 14, 2024, in New York City.
3 months ago

UC Santa Barbara student body president allegedly targeted with 'antisemitic' signs

Reports of antisemitism and Islamophobia have flooded universities across the U.S. amid rising tensions over the Israel-Hamas war.
3 months ago
 Palestine and Israel flag is seen in an undated stock photo.
3 months ago

Airman dies after setting himself ablaze in front of embassy: Police

Investigators are working to determine why the active-duty airman set himself on fire in front of the Israeli Embassy.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Airman dies after setting himself ablaze in front of embassy: Police
3 months ago

Harvard officials denounce 'antisemitic' photo shared by student groups

Harvard University is under scrutiny once again, after a collective of student groups posted an antisemitic cartoon on social media.
3 months ago
Harvard University is seen in Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 12, 2023.
3 months ago

Harvard subpoenaed for response to antisemitism probe

House Republican committee subpoenaed Harvard University for obstructing its antisemitism investigation.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Harvard subpoenaed for response to antisemitism probe
4 months ago

Students allege Islamophobia, anti-Arab sentiment at Harvard, prompting investigation

The U.S. Department of Education opened an investigation into Harvard University for discrimination after Arab and Muslim students filed a civil rights complaint.
4 months ago
In this Jan. 2, 2024, file photo, the entrance to Harvard Yard is shown in Cambridge, Mass.
4 months ago

New Jersey man pleads guilty to hate crimes after antisemitic attack spree

On Thursday, Dion Marsh admitted to violent attacks against five members of the Orthodox Jewish community in New Jersey in 2022.
4 months ago
Dion Marsh in a police handout photo.
4 months ago

Dov Forman on the importance of fighting Holocaust denialism and antisemitism online

The bestselling author of “Lily’s Promise” discusses meeting with the second gentleman on antisemitism and the message his great-grandmother, who survived the Holocaust, has for younger generations.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Dov Forman on the importance of fighting Holocaust denialism and antisemitism online
4 months ago

Jewish students sue Harvard, alleging lack of action against antisemitism on campus

A group of Jewish students at Harvard University have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the school fosters antisemitism.
4 months ago
While Harvard Yard is closed and open only to those with Harvard IDs, pro-Palestine students march and protest around the campus, Cambridge, Mass, Oct. 19, 2023.
5 months ago

Former Harvard President Claudine Gay speaks out in op-ed

Harvard's former president is speaking out following her resignation from her role in an op-ed.
5 months ago
Dr. Claudine Gay, President of Harvard University, testifies before the House Education and Workforce Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building, Dec. 5, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
5 months ago

Harvard President Claudine Gay announces resignation

Embattled Harvard University President Claudine Gay has resigned, she announced on Tuesday.
5 months ago
Dr. Claudine Gay, President of Harvard University, testifies before the House Education and Workforce Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building, Dec. 5, 2023, in Washington.
5 months ago

Law enforcement monitors threats to Jews and Muslims in US

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco speaks about the increase in threats of violence against Jews and Muslims here in the United States during the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Law enforcement monitors threats to Jews and Muslims in US
5 months ago

Lincoln Memorial temporarily closed after being vandalized

Cleaning could take several days, officials say.
5 months ago
Cleaning could take several days, officials say.
5 months ago

Nationwide swatting spree appears coordinated, coming from outside US: FBI

Nationwide swatting spree targetting nearly 200 Jewish institutions appears coordinated, coming from outside the U.S., says FBI spokesperson.
5 months ago
The exterior of the J. Edgar Hoover Building, headquarters of the FBI, is seen on Aug. 20, 2015 in Washington, DC.
5 months ago

City's menorah tossed into lake, prompting hate crime investigation

Police have opened a hate crime investigation after a 9-foot-tall menorah was destroyed and thrown into a lake in Oakland, California.
5 months ago
Following the menorah vandalism, hundreds gather for the lighting of a new menorah at Lake Merritt in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 13, 2023.
5 months ago

13-year-old's synagogue mass shooting plot tipped off to FBI by Discord

The online platform Discord tipped off the FBI that a teenager in one of its online spaces had discussed shooting up a Jewish temple in Ohio.
5 months ago
A 13-year-old is accused of planning to commit a shooting at Temple Israel in Canton, Ohio, in September.
5 months ago

Los Angeles area plagued by antisemitic attacks in 'tsunami' of hate: Advocates

Antisemitic hate incidents have plagued Los Angeles County since the Israel-Hamas war began on Oct. 7, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.
5 months ago
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón speaks to the press at the Hall of Justice, Dec. 12, 2023, in Los Angeles.
5 months ago

Suspect charged in alleged hate crime attack against 75-year-old Jewish man

A California man faces hate crime charges for allegedly assaulting a Jewish man walking to his synagogue during an attempted robbery, prosecutors said.
5 months ago
A 75-year-old Jewish man was assaulted in Beverly Hills on Dec. 9, 2023, officials said.
5 months ago

Harvard president to keep her job amid congressional hearing backlash: Board

Embattled Harvard President Claudine Gay cleared a hurdle to keep her job after the Harvard Corporation board voted to support her.
5 months ago
Harvard University President Claudine Gay watches a video being played during a House Education and The Workforce Committee hearing titled "Holding Campus Leaders Accountable and Confronting Antisemitism" on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 5, 2023.
5 months ago

Growing push to remove Ivy League leaders following Capitol Hill testimony

Dozens of House reps have asked colleges to review and update policies protecting students from hate speech. Plus, the University of Penn. president resigns following her Capitol Hill testimony.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Growing push to remove Ivy League leaders following Capitol Hill testimony
5 months ago

Suspect arrested after alleged antisemitic hate crime in Beverly Hills

Jarris Jay Silagi, 44, allegedly hurled antisemitic remarks and struck the elderly man on his head Saturday morning, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.
5 months ago
Jarris Jay Silagi, 44, allegedly hurled antisemitic remarks and struck the elderly man on his head Saturday morning, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.
5 months ago

6 more schools under investigation for discrimination amid Israel-Hamas war

Six more schools are under investigation for discrimination, including antisemitism and Islamophobia, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
5 months ago
A sign welcoming students hangs from a building at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana is pictured, Aug. 30, 2006.
5 months ago

Celebrating Hanukkah amid spike in antisemitism

Jewish Americans are celebrating the holiday as reports show an increase in antisemitic incidents in the U.S. since the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas in Israel.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Celebrating Hanukkah amid spike in antisemitism
5 months ago

UPenn president steps down as pressure grows after House testimony on antisemitism

Pressure is mounting on Harvard and MIT after the resignation of University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill.
5 months ago
VIDEO: UPenn president steps down as pressure grows after House testimony on antisemitism
5 months ago

Mounting pressure on campus for Ivy League presidents

The Presidents of Harvard and MIT are facing growing pressure to resign for dodging questions about antisemitism during their testimonies before Congress.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Mounting pressure on campus for Ivy League presidents
6 months ago

Gunman shoots outside synagogue as Hanukah begins

The alleged gunman is under arrest, and responding officers said the gunman said “Free Palestine.”
6 months ago
VIDEO: Gunman shoots outside synagogue as Hanukah begins
6 months ago

ACLU backs free speech in furor over university presidents' handling of antisemitism

The First Amendment "protects speech no matter how offensive," the ACLU said.
6 months ago
Harvard President Claudine Gay, left, University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill, center, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Sally Kornbluth listen in a hearing of the House Committee on Education, Dec. 5, 2023, in Washington.
6 months ago

Uproar over university presidents' remarks on antisemitism highlights campus tensions

Students at MIT reacted to testimony given by university presidents over antisemitism on college campuses.
6 months ago
Students participate in a protest in support of Palestine and for free speech at Columbia University campus, Nov. 14, 2023, in New York.
6 months ago

Congress launches investigation into antisemitism at elite universities

The House Education Committee has launched “a formal investigation into the learning environments at Harvard, UPenn and MIT and their policies and disciplinary procedures.”
6 months ago
VIDEO: Congress launches investigation into antisemitism at elite universities
6 months ago

Fallout over antisemitism and Islamophobia on college campuses

ABC News' Selina Wang reports on concerns over antisemitism and Islamophobia on college campuses and the university leaders under fire for their comments while testifying on Capitol Hill.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Fallout over antisemitism and Islamophobia on college campuses
6 months ago

Penn president apologizes for remarks on how to handle calls for 'genocide of Jews'

The University of Pennsylvania's president is the facing backlash and apologizing for her response to questions about those calling for the "genocide of Jews."
6 months ago
University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill reads her opening statement during a hearing of the House Committee on Education on Capitol Hill, Dec. 5, 2023 in Washington.
6 months ago

University presidents under pressure after antisemitism testimony on Capitol Hill

University of Pennsylvania President Lizz Magill walked back comments she made during a contentious House hearing about antisemitism on college campuses, along with Harvard and MIT presidents.
6 months ago
VIDEO: University presidents under pressure after antisemitism testimony on Capitol Hill
6 months ago

Hanukkah has new meaning for some amid antisemitic attacks nationwide

Hanukkah has taken on a new meaning this year for many in the Jewish community after Israel was attacked by terrorist group Hamas on Oct. 7.
6 months ago
In an undated stock photo, a couple is seen lighting a menorah.
6 months ago

Presidents of universities grilled on efforts to counter antisemitism on campus

The presidents of several universities testified before the GOP-led House Education Committee to answer to criticism they’re not doing enough to counter antisemitism.
6 months ago
University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill speaks during a House Education and The Workforce Committee hearing titled "Holding Campus Leaders Accountable and Confronting Antisemitism" on Capitol Hill, Dec. 5, 2023.
6 months ago

Top university presidents testify before Congress on antisemitism on campus

The presidents of Harvard, University of Pennsylvania and MIT were accused by lawmakers of not doing enough to crack down on antisemitism on their campuses since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Top university presidents testify before Congress on antisemitism on campus
6 months ago

College campuses increase security nationwide

As threats of Islamophobia and antisemitism surge, college campuses across the country are focusing more on security, and a UPenn senior shares his campus experience with ABC News Live Reports.
6 months ago
VIDEO: College campuses increase security nationwide
6 months ago

New York City man indicted in Times Square antisemitic attack: Prosecutor

A 28-year-old New York City man has been indicted on hate crime charges stemming from an October antisemitic attack on a 23-year-old Israeli tourist in Times Square.
6 months ago
A screen displays the Israeli flag in Times Square, New York, Oct. 13, 2023.
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