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After Fans Protest, a YouTube Star Nixes a Big Donation

'PewDiePie,' accused in the past of racism, anti-Semitism, was going to give $50K to the ADL

(Newser) - YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, better known as "PewDiePie," seemed to want to rehab his image after people accused him of putting up racist and anti-Semitic content on his channel. And so the 29-year-old Swede vowed earlier this week to donate $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, an anti-hate... More »

Beating Is 4th Anti-Semitic Incident in NYC in a Week

In latest, a man was attacked outside a synagogue

(Newser) - A man was beaten with his own belt buckle outside a synagogue on Saturday in what is believed to be at least the third physical attack in a week on the Jewish community in New York City's Brooklyn borough. A fourth incident involved anti-Semitic graffiti. In Saturday's assault,... More »

Scary Post Puts White Nationalist Behind Bars

James Patrick Reardon was arrested Saturday in Ohio

(Newser) - Police arrested a 20-year-old white man Saturday over an Instagram post suggesting he was about to shoot up a Jewish community center, CNN reports. James Patrick Reardon was booked in Ohio after weeks of worry over his plans. On July 11, he posted an Instagram video of a man shooting... More »

Synagogue Arsonist Gets Face Full of Fire

Tristan Morgan was sentenced in a London courtroom

(Newser) - An Anti-Semitic extremist who set fire to a British synagogue—and, partly, to himself—has been sentenced to remain in a hospital indefinitely, CNN reports. Tristan Morgan, 52, was seen on CCTV footage setting fire to a synagogue in Exeter, England, last July with a flammable liquid. Video shows his... More »

John Cusack Apologizes for 'Careless Dumb' Tweet

'Say Anything' star: I shouldn't have shared 'anti-Semitic' cartoon, it was due to a 'bot'

(Newser) - John Cusack, star of Say Anything and Being John Malkovich, doesn't keep his politics to himself on Twitter, but a meme he shared Monday got him into hot water, drawing accusations of anti-Semitism, Fox News reports. The offending picture (see it here ), which Cusack retweeted along with the... More »

Drowning Man With Swastika Tattoo Saved by Jewish Teens

'Their good deed had a little bit of a twist to it'

(Newser) - Four Jewish high school students in Boston say they didn't see a man's swastika tattoo before they saved his life—but they would have rescued him anyway. The students at an Orthodox Yeshiva high school in the Brighton neighborhood spotted the man floating in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir... More »

German Jews Warned Against Wearing Skullcaps in Public

Israel's president says he is shocked

(Newser) - The German government's top official against anti-Semitism says he wouldn't advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country, the AP reports. Felix Klein was quoted in an interview with the Funke newspaper group published Saturday as saying that "my opinion has unfortunately changed compared with... More »

Synagogue Workers Saw Broken Bottles. Then, 'Puddles of Oil'

Jewish community in Chicago on edge after attempted arson, vandalism incidents

(Newser) - All Jewish schools, businesses, and synagogues are getting "special attention" from Chicago police this week after an arson attempt and vandalism at a number of synagogues. Rabbi David Wolkenfeld tells the Chicago Tribune someone tried to set fire early Sunday at the Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in... More »

Blowup at Harvard Over Sexualized Image of Anne Frank

Magazine apologizes after posting her face on bikini-clad body

(Newser) - The Harvard Lampoon is apologizing after pasting Anne Frank's head on the body of a bikini-clad woman. "Add this to your list of reasons the Holocaust sucked," read the caption below the image, reports NBC News . The headline: "Gone Before Her Time: Virtual Aging Technology Shows... More »

Thousands March on American Embassy

Polish nationalists protest US over Holocaust claims

(Newser) - Thousands of Polish nationalists marched to the US Embassy in Warsaw Saturday, protesting that America is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust, the AP reports. The protest took place amid a dramatic rise in anti-Semitic hate speech in public life in Poland... More »

Man's Alleged Threat Against Kushner: I'm Going to Execute Him

FBI says Chase Bliss Colasurdo was accumulating ammo and tried to purchase a weapon

(Newser) - A Washington state man was arrested by the FBI Wednesday and charged with making interstate threats, including against President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The Seattle Times and Washington Post report that 27-year-old Chase Bliss Colasurdo of Kent was detained six weeks after federal agents were first alerted on March... More »

2nd Offensive Cartoon Leads NYT to Drastic Move

Newspaper will no longer run syndicated cartoons after publishing one deemed anti-Semitic

(Newser) - "How many New York Times editors looked at a cartoon that would not have looked out of place on a white supremacist website? ... What does this say about your processes or your decision makers?" That was the reaction of the American Jewish Committee after the publication of what the... More »

Times Deletes Controversial Cartoon, Apologizes

'We are deeply sorry for the publication of an anti-Semitic political cartoon'

(Newser) - The New York Times is apologizing for a political cartoon critical of Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump widely seen as anti-Semitic. In fact, the newspaper itself agrees with that description. "We are deeply sorry for the publication of an anti-Semitic political cartoon last Thursday in the print edition of... More »

Iraq Vet Rushed Synagogue Shooter

Woman killed in attack tried to protect rabbi

(Newser) - Lori Kaye, the woman killed in Saturday's attack on a California synagogue , died a hero, witnesses say. When the gunman opened fire, the 60-year-old jumped in front of Yisroel Goldstein, the Poway synagogue's founding rabbi, witnesses say. Family friend Roneet Lev tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that Kaye'... More »

Police: Woman Admits to 4-Week Racist Graffiti Spree

Police say Allison Johnson of Oklahoma spray-painted slurs, threats over a 4-week period

(Newser) - A 45-year-old Oklahoma woman is accused of going on what Fox 25 refers to as "a hate-filled crime spree" over a period of four weeks in Norman and Oklahoma City. Racist and anti-Semitic slurs, including swastikas and Nazi symbols, and threats of violence to non-white people, were spray painted... More »

Doctor Fired for Anti-Semitic Tweets Found a New Job. That's Now Gone

California's Kern Medical has withdrawn employment offer to Lara Kollab

(Newser) - It may be hard for Lara Kollab to find a job anytime soon. The 20-something doctor was fired in September by the Cleveland Clinic after the Canary Mission unearthed six years' worth of anti-Semitic tweets—including ones that called for violence against Jews, as well as one in which she... More »

59 Jewish Graves Desecrated in Massachusetts

Cemetery vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

(Newser) - Police now say 59 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts were defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, about twice as many as initially thought, the AP reports. Fall River police said Thursday in a Facebook post that they came up with the higher number after a row-by-row inspection of Hebrew Cemetery.... More »

House Dems' Closed-Door Meeting Turns Acrimonious

They clashed over an anti-Semitism resolution

(Newser) - House Democrats are deeply divided over their response to comments from a freshman lawmaker seen as anti-Semitic —and Republicans are loving it. At an acrimonious closed-door meeting Wednesday, Democrats argued about rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar for her remark that Israel's supporters in the US are pushing for "... More »

California Teens Pictured at Party With Swastika, Giving Nazi Salute

Photograph went viral, led to outcry

(Newser) - A California school district is investigating a social media photograph in which young people are seen giving Nazi salutes while standing around a table on which red cups form a swastika, the AP reports. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District was made aware Sunday of social media postings "involving some... More »

A New Anti-Semitic Allegation Is Jolting the House

Rep. Ilhan Omar may be rebuked, but she's pushing back against critics

(Newser) - It's easy to name the newest member of Congress making the most headlines: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . But another freshman lawmaker continues to generate controversy of her own, and it's about to intensify this week. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim Somali-American, is again under fire for statements seen as anti-Semitic.... More »

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