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Strasbourg: antisemitic graffiti discovered at the Jewish cemetery of Koenigshoffen

The Jewish cemetery of Koenigshoffen in Strasbourg has been damaged by an antisemitic tag: an inscription "Allah Akbar" on the totem pole at the entrance of the site. An act condemned by the Conseil Régional du Culte Musulman.

Antisemitic reports in London hit new high, charity says

Reports of antisemitism in London reached their highest recorded level last month, according to figures from a Jewish safety charity.

Swastika found painted on Torah ark at Frankfurt Airport prayer room

The Jewish prayer room at Frankfurt International Airport was desecrated by antisemitic vandals who daubed a swastika on the Torah ark, the German daily Bild reported.

UK fascist, neo-Nazi, ex-Ukip member sentenced to 23 years for terrorism

A former member of Britain's Ukip (UK Independence) Party and self-declared fascist and neo-Nazi has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for terrorism offenses, according to a police statement.

Swastikas tagged on election signs in the Center of France

The small village of Oulches, 400 inhabitants, is in turmoil after the discovery of graffiti featuring swastikas, Celtic crosses and the number "88", considered as a neo-Nazi sign of recognition. The mayor said he was outraged and intends to file a complaint.

Krakow city official says good-luck figurines of Jews are ‘antisemitic’ and should not be sold

The Polish city of Kraków will seek to prevent the sale of figurines depicting Jews, often holding money, which are seen as good luck charms.

Conference of German Education Ministers to discuss problem of antisemitism in schools

Jewish pupils in Germany sometimes experience massive hostility from other pupils. The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs will discuss this pressing issue in their upcoming meeting.

Germany dismisses commando policemen over Nazi content

German prosecutors have dismissed 19 policemen in a commando unit and suspended another over suspicions they had glorified violence and made references to a former Nazi organization in online chats, a spokeswoman said.

BOD attacks ‘grotesque’ decision to allow woman who vandalised Warsaw ghetto wall to run antisemitism sessions

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has written to the Joint General-Secretaries of teachers’ union NEU to condemn the decision to allow a woman who sprayed "Free Gaza and Palestine" on a wall of the Warsaw Ghetto to organise "understanding antisemitism" workshops for the union.

26% rise in antisemitic incidents in the Czech Republic, according to latest report

A total of 874 antisemitic incidents were recorded in the Czech Republic in 2020. This is 180 more than in 2019, when 694 incidents were recorded.

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