France / 27-01-2015

2014 Antisemitism report

There were twice as many antisemitic incidents recorded in France in 2014 compared to the year before, the country’s main Jewish group announced on Tuesday.  Last year, 851 antisemitic acts were registered, compared ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday it was a "disgrace" that Jews in Germany faced insults, threats or violence, as she marked 70 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.    Merkel joined survivors ...

Rome - A banner with an antisemitic slur daubed on it was hung outside a park in Rome, on the night before Holocaust Memorial Day.  The banner, proclaiming that the “Holocaust is ...

An Italian artist and activist has ‘Simpsonised’ the Holocaust in a series of unsettling cartoons.   aleXsandro Palombo redrew the beloved Simpson characters as Jews in Auschwitz to mark the 70th anniversary of the concentration camp’s liberation.   He ...

South Africa / 27-01-2015

Swastikas on a synagogue

Port Elizabeth - Swastikas were spray painted on the outside of the synagogue in Port Elizabeth.