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Anti-Semitism is considered to be hatred toward Jews - individually and as a group - that can be attributed to the Jewish religion and/or ethnicity... [ US State Department ]

Wanted Nazi war criminal died in Syria four years ago: report
December 1, 2014
Nazi-hunter and director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Efraim Zuroff told the BBC Monday that he is certain that wanted Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner died in Syria four years ago. Zuroff said that new information from a former German secret service agent indicates that Brunner died in 2010 and is....... [more]

Germany man charged in more than 300,000 Auschwitz murders
September 16, 2014
German prosecutors on Monday charged a 93-year-old former Waffen SS volunteer with aiding in the murder of at least 300,000 people during his time as a volunteer at Auschwitz. The man is accused of helping collect money stolen from the disposed luggage of inmates and transferring it to the SS's econ....... [more]

Germany court rejects bishop's appeal of Holocaust denial conviction
April 11, 2014
A German court in Nuremberg on Friday rejected the appeal of bishop Richard Williamson, who was convicted of denying the Holocaust during a TV interview, finding him ?1,800. The conviction stemmed from an interview to Swedish TV channel SVT1, broadcast in January 2009, in which Williamson said....... [more]

France court backs ban on comedy show performance
January 11, 2014
A French administrative appeals court ruled on Thursday, upholding a ban on performance by French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala that was deemed anti-semitic. Dieudonne was appealing the prohibition order issued by courts in Nantes and eight other cities. The court refused to lift the prohibitio....... [more]

Nazi war crimes suspect dies awaiting trial
August 12, 2013
Laszlo Csatary, a 98-year-old Hungarian man charged with the unlawful execution and torture of people in connection with the Holocaust, died Monday after suffering a number of medical problems. Csatary died in a Hungarian hospital while awaiting trial, which was set to begin in September. Csatary wa....... [more]

Hungary prosecutors charge accused Nazi with war crimes
June 18, 2013
Hungarian prosecutors on Tuesday charged Laszlo Csatary, a 98-year-old Hungarian man, with the unlawful execution and torture of people in connection with the Holocaust. Slovakian authorities began the investigation of Csatary in September after he was arrested on allegations of abusing and assistin....... [more]

Maryland ordered rail company to disclose its role in Holocaust
May 19, 2013
On May 19, 2011, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill requiring French railroad company SNCF to disclose information regarding its participation in the Jewish Holocaust. SNCF was accused of transporting 76,000 Jews and other prisoners from Paris to Germany from 1942 to 1944. In October 20....... [more]

Germany court opens neo-Nazi terrorism trial
May 6, 2013
Trial began in Germany Monday for Beate Zschaepe, a neo-Nazi member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), for alleged complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman in Germany between 2000 and 2007, as well as two bombings and 15 bank robberies. Her two presumed acc....... [more]

Slovakia court commutes death sentence of accused Nazi to life imprisonment
March 29, 2013
A Slovak court announced Thursday that the death sentence of 98 year-old Laszlo Csatary has been commuted to a sentence of life imprisonment in order to adhere to modern Slovak law. A court in Czechoslovakia sentenced Csatary to death in absentia in 1948, but the country subsequently abolished the d....... [more]

France court commenced trial of Neo-Nazi group members
March 15, 2013
On March 15, 2010, the trial of 14 members of a French neo-Nazi group, Nomad 88, began before the criminal court of Evry in the Parisian suburbs. The group was founded out of a desire to "purge" the suburbs, which its members carried out in 2008 through a shooting spree in Essonne — an area hea....... [more]

Regulating Internet Speech in France: A Broken Policy of Enforced Silence
February 6, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnist Félix Tréguer, Policy and Legal Analyst at La Quadrature du Net says that waging a "judicial guerilla war" in France on "hateful" Internet content unduly stifles free speech...The ghost of Yahoo v. LICRA has come back to haunt us. In 2000, after a criminal lawsuit wa....... [more]


    Countering Anti-Semitism [Israel Gov't]

    Anti-Semitism Documentation [MEMRI]

    Simon Wiesenthal Center

    Roth Institute [Tel Aviv U.]

    Sassoon Center [Hebrew U.]

    Yad Vashem

    US Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Anti-Semitism [Wikipedia]