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Germany’s far right: Police to restructure as threat of extremism grows

Germany's Federal Criminal Police (BKA) wants to set up a new central unit to fight right-wing extremism and hate crimes, according to a research conducted by German media outlets WDR, NDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Austrian centre-right calls for ban on far-right Identitarians

Austria's governing centre-right party said it will insist on banning the far-right Identitarian Movement (IBÖ) as a condition of any coalition after next elections.

Russian company removes antisemitic advert featuring Orthodox Jew

Amid public criticism, an asset management firm in Russia removed billboards featuring a depiction of a Haredi Jew as a money lender extending one hand with the words: “Goodbye rent!”

UK Brexit Party MEPs appeared on show which promoted Holocaust denial

Ann Widdecombe and two other Brexit Party figures have appeared numerous times on a radio show which has hosted conspiracy theorists and Holocaust deniers.

Poland honours wartime group that collaborated with Nazis

Polish officials joined war veterans to pay tribute to a World War II-era underground force that collaborated with Nazi German forces towards the end of the war in their battle against the Communists, who were imposing control on the nation.

Lithuanian Jewish community closes synagogue over threats

Jewish leaders in Lithuania announced that they were temporarily closing the Vilnius Synagogue and the community's headquarters due to threats, citing an "atmosphere of rising tension".

“Jews have ugly noses”, Belgian journalist writes in column attacking Israel

A Belgian journalist 'joked' about Jews’ noses and accused Israelis of stealing Palestinian land in the column of the Flemish newspaper De Morgen.

German Jewish Central Council slam leading weekly magazine for stereotyping Jews

The German magazine Der Spiegel has found itself embroiled in a new antisemitism scandal after the weekly published an issue depicting contemporary Jews in Germany as ultra-Orthodox Eastern European Jews with side locks.

Jewish cemetery vandalized in the Czech Republic

A Jewish cemetery was vandalised in a village in the Czech Republic, where unidentified perpetrators smashed at least one headstone and etched obscene drawing on several others.

Rabbi and two sons spat at in Munich

A rabbi and his two sons said they were spit on and verbally attacked as they left a synagogue in the southern German city of Munich.

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