Sunday, 18th November 2018

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German YouTuber sentenced for hate speech

Controversial, German YouTube star ‘Julien’ has been found guilty of hate speech by Tecklenburg County Court in Germany, for a video he launched last year on his...

Antisemitic banner attached to residence in Germany for several months

An antisemitism watchdog in Kassel, Germany, has reported that a banner reading, “Israel are racists like the SS” was attached to the facade of...

Berlin memorial to child refugees of Holocaust targeted again by far-right

The Refugee Children Movement memorial in the Friedrichstraße area of Berlin, Germany, continues to be targeted by the right-wing, anti-refugee group “Bürgerbewegung Pro Deutschland” (Civic...

Mezuzah torn from Jewish couple’s home in Berlin, Germany

RIAS have reported that a mezuzah (a parchment of Jewish scripture fixed within a casing to door frames in Jewish homes) was torn off the entrance...

Growing German far-right increasingly blaming immigration on Jews

Two days ago, The Jewish Press published an interview with an anonymous German peace activist, who warned that the growing far-right in Germany was increasingly “starting...

Large-scale, antisemitic graffiti attack on cemetery in Germany still on display, three weeks later

Over forty graves at cemetery in Constance, Germany have been vandalised with graffiti. The desecration — which includes slogans sprayed onto gravestones such as “Jews to the...

Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf selling out across Germany

Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf is proving so popular in Germany since its re-release, demand is outstripping supply and it is virtually impossible to find a copy. Mein...

Continued campaign of antisemitic propaganda in Berlin, targeted at Jews and Israelis in their...

RIAS have reported a sinister development in the campaign of antisemitic propaganda being distributed in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district since October of last year. New reports...

Austrian state prosecutor rules it is “plausible” that Holocaust survivors constituted a “plague” on...

The prosecution service for the city of Graz, Austria has made a statement that far-right magazine Die Aula was justified in describing liberated prisoners from...

Manager fails to tackle Holocaust-relativising antisemitism in Berlin, Germany

RIAS have reported an antisemitic incident that occurred at a workplace in Berlin-Mitte, Germany at the end of last year. The victim was subjected to repeated...

Jewish retirement home defaced with Nazi grafitti in Germany

A Jewish retirement home in the Bornheim neighbourhood of Frankfurt, Germany, was vandalised on Thursday night. The outside walls were daubed with swastikas and...

Further reports of vandalism against ‘Stolperstein’ Holocaust memorials in Austria

'Stolperstein' Holocaust memorials in Graz, Austria, have been vandalised. Police believe the memorials were desecrated with acid or abrasive paint. The matter is now under investigation. This...

German far-right candidate promotes slew of antisemitic conspiracy myths

A board member of the German, right-wing, populist party AfD (Alternative for Germany) has been exposed as sharing antisemitic propaganda for several years over Facebook.  Peter...

Synagogues “not part of Germany” a popular response in German video surveying members of...

German television network Norddeutscher Rundfunk, a Hamburg-based public radio and television broadcaster. has released a video in which German members of the public were asked to...

“Jews are infidels and must be killed in a humane manner” not hate speech,...

German politician Ismail Tipi shared a screenshot on Wednesday, showing Facebook’s woefully inadequate response to his flagging of another user’s antisemitic, genocidal hate speech. Tipi...

Highly aggressive gang reported on Berlin underground, making threats against “all Israelis”

RIAS have reported a gang traveling the Berlin underground on the evening of 15th January, making loud, aggressive, murderous declarations about “all Israelis”. The person reporting...

35 Holocaust memorials vandalised overnight in Berlin, Germany

RIAS have reported that 35 “Stolperstein” Holocaust memorials were vandalised in the Friedenau district of Berlin, Germany on Tuesday night. Stolpersteine (“stumbling blocks”) are small,...

Antisemitic banner at anti-immigration demonstration in Germany

Protesters reportedly displayed antisemitic signs at an anti-immigration demonstration by the right-wing populist party, AfD (Alternative for Germany) in Erfurt, Germany, two weeks ago. A banner at...

Jewish woman harassed by German man on OkCupid to declare position on Israel

RIAS have reported that a Berlin-based, Jewish woman was harassed on the dating site OkCupid to declare her “political position” on Israel when arranging a...

Germany shuts down far-right website promoting antisemitism, Nazism and Holocaust denial

Germany has banned a far-right website, Altermedia Deutschland, reported to promote material of a “racist, xenophobic, homophobic, antisemitic and anti-Islamic” nature. Raids were carried out...

Jewish cemetery in Germany vandalised on Holocaust Memorial Day

A Jewish cemetery in Kröpelin, Germany, was vandalised on Holocaust Memorial Day. Six gravestones were torn out. Police are appealing for witnesses. Similar acts of vandalism were perpetrated...

German national radio claims Hamas “cannot be antisemitic”

Deutschlandfunk, part of Deutschlandradio, Germany's national, public broadcasting institution, published an article yesterday stating that Hamas (which has a decisive majority in the Palestinian Authority legislature)...

German newspaper posts video showing reaction to Jewish visitor to migrant centre in Berlin,...

A video showing a Jewish man’s experience in a migrant center in Berlin was released yesterday by German newspaper Die Welt. The man, who has experienced...

Anti-refugee flyers placed inside Berlin memorial to child refugees of WW2

RIAS report that a collection of publicity fliers for the right-wing, anti-refugee group “Bürgerbewegung Pro Deutschland” (Civic Initiative for Germany) were placed within the Refugee...

Youth branch of the Swiss Socialist Democrat party publishes antisemitic cartoon

Reports have emerged of an antisemitic cartoon published by JUSO (Young Socialists of Switzerland), a youth branch of the Socialist Democrat Party of Switzerland. The cartoon,...

“Jews out!” graffiti campaign continues in Berlin

Berlin’s Alt-Mariendorf district continues to see a campaign of antisemitic graffiti, RIAS reports. Following last year’s spate of antisemitic vandalism, the Jew-hating slogans have continued to appear...

Teachers indifferent to use of “Jew” as an insult in German schools, especially amongst...

German news platform Hessenschau has reported that “Jew” has become a common insult amongst pupils in schools across German. One teacher and educational scientist, Türkan Kanbicak, notes that...

Antisemitic campaign posters at Berlin university declare “Capitalist pigs are not kosher”

RIAS have reported antisemitic posters used in a campaign in student elections at the Freie Universität, one of Berlin’s major universities. The left wing group...

Man brazenly declares “Jews should be gassed!” in upmarket German bar

A journalist has reported that she was enjoying a drink in an upmarket bar in Hamburg’s Nobelviertel district on Saturday night, when a smartly-dressed...

Molotov cocktail attack on synagogue in Germany “not antisemitic”, court retrial maintains

Two of the three people who firebombed a synagogue in Wuppertal, Germany in 2014 have been retried. Two men and one youth attacked the synagogue...

Second case of antisemitic abuse within two days in Berlin, Germany

RIAS have reported that a Jewish man wearing a kippah (Jewish skullcap) was verbally abused as he walked down the street in Berlin’s Neukölln...

“Jew, get over here!” shouted at Jewish man as he leaves Holocaust exhibition in...

RIAS have reported that a Jewish man was subjected to antisemitic harassment in Berlin’s Schöneberg district last Sunday. The man, who was wearing a kippah (Jewish skullcap),...

Jewish cemetery in Germany vandalised for the third time in as many months

A Jewish cemetery in Hanover, Germany, has been vandalised for the third time in as many months. The Hannoversche Allgemeine reported yesterday that vandals have ripped...

Apartment block in Berlin targeted with antisemitic grafitti

The entrance to an apartment block in the Friedrichshain district of Berlin, Germany, has been repeatedly targeted with antisemitic stickers and graffiti . A sticker...

Jewish man attacked and robbed by Syrian and Afghan men shouting “Jew” in German...

A 49-year-old Jewish man was attacked and robbed by migrants at a train station in Puttgarden, Germany on Sunday, according to reports. Two men, a 19-year-old...

Property in Munich, Germany vandalised with Star of David graffiti

A block of apartments in Munich, Germany has been vandalised with spray-painted Stars of David. Three entrances and two external walls were daubed. It has been...

Berlin neo-Nazi group posts antisemitic New Year message

RIAS have reported that a small, Berlin-based, neo-Nazi group has been active on Facebook recently, under the name “Berlin Autonomous Nationalists” (Autonome Nationalisten Berlin). On...

Repeated case of antisemitic vandalism at student hall of residence in New Jersey

Yet again, antisemitic carvings have been discovered at the Chestnut Hall students’ residence at Rowan University in New Jersey. Swastikas have been found etched into the...

South African lawyer calls for extermination of “all the ‘Jews’ everywhere who support Israel”

A South African lawyer has reportedly called for Jews to be exterminated in hate-filled, genocidal anti-Jewish social media posts. Jansen is reported to have posted remarks...

School inspectors find “antisemitic material” in unregistered schools in England

School inspectors in England have found three unregistered schools, operating in Birmingham, teaching from books which include “antisemitic material”. The inspectors, from Ofsted (Office for Standards...

Spate of antisemitic propaganda appears in Berlin, warning against “Jewish terror” from Great Britain

RIAS have reported an ongoing spate of antisemitic, conspiracy material being distributed in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district. Flyers have been appearing in bus stops, office buildings and fixed...

San Diego professor encourages students to wear yellow star labelled “Muslim”

Bahar Davary, a University of San Diego professor, has encouraged her students to wear yellow Stars of David inscribed with the word “Muslim”, in a...

Saudi book fair promotes antisemitic literature, including Mein Kampf and book by former KKK...

Jed­dah Inter­na­tional Book Fair in Saudi Ara­bia has reportedly offered several antisemitic books for sale. The fair, which took place 12th-22nd December hosted over 350 publishing...

Man charged with fire-bombing Islamic centre reported to hold antisemitic views and idolise far-right...

It has been reported that Carl James Dial, 23, of Palm Desert in California, has been charged with a hate crime offence, arson, maliciously...

Swedish presenter who equated Israel to Nazis given top Christmas television spot

One of Sweden’s most coveted television spots, hosting the annual Christmas schedule on Sweden’s state-owned SVT, was given to Gina Dirawi this year. Dirawi, who will...

Australian councillor suggests Jews are targeted because they “draw attention to themselves”

Oscar Lobo, a local councillor in Glen Eira, Australia, is reported to have claimed that Jewish people in Melbourne make themselves targets of attack by drawing...

Jewish man hears spectators at imam’s trial threatening to kill him but court guards...

Last month it was reported that a Jewish man, who was attending the public hearing against Imam Abdallah I in Berlin, Germany, was called a “Jewish...

Prominent Greek bishop blames the “Zionist monster” for recent improvements in civil rights for...

One of Greece's leading bishops, Bishop Seraphim of Piraeus, has blamed the “Zionist monster” for recent changes in Greek law allowing same-sex couples increased access...

Man in Germany physically assaulted, spat at and called “miserable Jew” by gang

It has been reported that a man in Kassel, Germany was attacked in October after a group of three people spotted a rainbow Star...

Commemorative sign to leader of local Spanish Jewish community torn down

A sign commemorating the founder of the local Jewish community in Torremolinos, Spain, has been torn down by vandals. The sign, erected in memory of David Haim...

UK Islamist cell targets young women by glorifying ISIS and accusing “filthy Jews” of...

A documentary, The British Women Supporters Unveiled, which aired on Channel 4 in the UK, shows how a secret cell of British Islamist women is...

“F*** your Hanukkah and f*** your family” — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg receives slew...

Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, received a slew of antisemitic hatred online when he posted a picture of his dog, Beast, dressed in a kippah and tallit,...

Man physically and verbally assaulted on Berlin underground for wearing a ‘Gay Israel’ badge

RIAS has reported that a man was assaulted on the Berlin underground system after he was spotted wearing a ‘Gay Israel’ badge. The man was travelling with...

Jewish man attacked by bar staff in Germany, held in headlock and has kippah...

The Amadeu Antonio Foundation has reported that a Jewish man was attacked in a ‘left-wing and alternative’ bar in Bonn, Germany. As the man was ordering,...

Notorious, Holocaust-undermining academic receiving rapturous support in Germany

It is reported that Columbia University Iranian studies scholar Hamid Dabashi, known for spreading anti-Israeli propaganda and relativising the Holocaust, is experiencing a surge...

Antisemite who called Jews “demons personified” allowed to give lecture in Germany

It has been reported that martial arts expert Egor Gamajun gave a speech at the Bewusst in die Zukunft (Mindfully Going Forth) conference that took place...

Respected German political blog promotes “There’s No Business Like Shoah Business” article by 9/11...

One of Germany's most respected political blogs, NachDenkSeiten, has been drawing negative attention for promotioning controversial conspiracy theorists, widely criticised as antisemtic. The blog, which receives around 100,000...

Local politician suspected of displaying Holocaust-glorifying tattoo at German pool

It transpires that a man, reported last month for displaying a Holocaust-glorifying tattoo at a German swimming pool, is said to be a far-right politician...

Muslim woman called “Jewish whore“, receives death threats after calling out antisemitism on Facebook

RIAS reports that a Berlin-based, Muslim woman received death threats via Facebook earlier this month after criticising an antisemitic remark that appeared in the...

German court fines but does not imprison imam who preached “destroy the Zionist Jews…don’t...

Danish imam Sheikh Abu Bilal Ismail has been found guilty of incitement to hatred, after calling for the murder of Jews at a mosque in...

Fired editor who was told to stop covering “Jewish issues” is accused of “playing...

Daniel Killy, former Executive Managing Editor of Bremen's Weser-Kurier, who became the victim of threats and abuse for writing about Jewish issues and Israel and was fired shortly after, has...

Israeli entry in “Path of World Visionaries” installation vandalised in Berlin on anniversary of...

RIAS has reported another incident of vandalism in Berlin on the anniversary of Kristallnacht. Kreuzberg’s Mehringplatz is home to the „Pfad der Visionäre” (“Path of World...

Memorial to Holocaust victim stolen in Berlin on anniversary of Kristallnacht

RIAS have reported the theft of a Stolperstein Jewish monument in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district of Berlin, Germany. Stolpersteine ("stumbling blocks") are small, cobblestone-sized, brass memorials created...

Four Berlin men abuse and throw food at “Filthy Jews”

RIAS have reported that on the morning of Saturday 28th November, four drunk men entered an underground train at Berlin’s Senefelder Platz station. Once...

Pegida discussion on Facebook claims Angela Merkel is Jewish and trying to “ruin” Germany

The North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) branch of the German movement Pegida (Patrioten gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes/Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident) recently conducted...

Turkish-Islamic Union in Germany posts slew of antisemitic statements

The Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs in Germany (DITIB), a satellite religious organisation for Turkey’s religious affairs department, has removed a series of Jew-hating...

Man displays Holocaust-glorifying tattoo at German pool, staff and management react with indifference

Reports have emerged of an ongoing incident regarding a man who openly displayed a Holocaust-glorifying tattoo at the TURM ErlebnisCity swimming pool in Oranienburg, Germany...

Berlin Jewish LGBT community’s Facebook page hacked with anti-Israel messages

Berlin Meschugge, a regular party night for Berlin's Jewish LGBT community, had its Facebook page hacked with anti-Israel messages this morning. The page’s cover image was replaced with...

Spate of antisemitic graffiti in Berlin’s Alt-Miariendorf neighbourhood

The Berlin district of Alt-Mariendorf is seeing repeated incidents of antisemitic graffiti, reports RIAS. Anti-Jewish slogans have been appearing in the area around Alt-Mariendorf’s underground station since 24...

Second kindergarten in Berlin reported to have antisemitic staff

RIAS, an antisemitism watchdog based in Germany, has received a report that several members of staff at a children’s daycare centre in Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin regularly make...

“F*** the Jews” and “Jews out” scrawled on anti-fascist posters at Berlin’s Humboldt University

A student at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany has reported antisemitic graffiti on university property. Posters promoting left-wing and anti-fascist causes have been daubed with slogans...

Man in Germany finds his mail covered in antisemitic scrawl

It has been reported that a man living in Germany, who receives mail from organisations such as the German-Israeli Society, returned home to find his...

Berlin Football Association suspends players for antisemitic violence and death threats

The Berlin Football Association’s judicial review has found two FC Neukölln players guilty of antisemitic conduct against the Jewish team TuS Makkabi and has...

Synagogue windows smashed by vandals on second attempt in Cottbus, Germany

Police report that two women, aged 21 and 36, vandalised the only synagogue in the German state of Brandenburg. According to the police report, the...

Woman receives antisemitic abuse for looking at child refugee memorial in Berlin

RIAS, an antisemitism watchdog based in Germany, has released details of an antisemitic verbal attack that was directed at a person looking at a memorial...

“Unfortunately, Hitler didn’t finish off all the Jews” says Berlin kindergarten teacher

A disturbing account of comments by a kindergarten teacher has emerged from Berlin. According to Recherche- und Informationsstelle Antisemitismus (RIAS), in a morning group that took place on...

Holocaust survivor reports physical and verbal harassment from gang in Berlin

Recherche- und Informationsstelle Antisemitismus (RIAS), a watchdog organisation based in Germany that tracks instances of antisemitism, released details on Thursday regarding information it received...

Report of antisemitic abuse during hearing of Imam Abdallah I. in Berlin

A public hearing into the case against Imam Abdallah I. took place in Berlin’s district courts in Tiergarten on 12 November 2015. Imam Abdallah I. was found...

Football supporters chant notorious Auschwitz song in Dortmund

On Friday night, a group of six football supporters, aged 18-24, sang the infamous, antisemitic "U-Bahn Lied" in front of Dortmund's main train station in...

German newspaper editor who was told to stop covering “Jewish issues” is fired

Daniel Killy, former Executive Managing Editor of the Weser-Kurier, the only independent daily in the major German port city of Bremen, became the victim of threats and...

Sickening slew of antisemitic incidents at Berlin Kristallnacht commemorations

Disturbing accounts are emerging of the Kristallnacht commemoration ceremonies on 9th November in Berlin. Kristallnacht was a pogrom across Germany and Austria during which Jews were murdered and...

Man urinates against Holocaust memorial in broad daylight in Berlin

RIAS have received a report that a man was seen urinating against a Holocaust memorial in Berlin, Germany, over the summer. The man, said to...

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