A State Department post that combats anti-Semitism has remained vacant for 18 months — amid a global surge in anti-Semitism.
(JTA) (JTA) — When Italy’s interior minister recommended creating a “registry” of Roma, his remark was merely the latest addition to a long list of anti-Roma statements by senior European leaders.
A wave of anti-Semitism has swept over Ukraine. In the past three weeks alone, a far-right leader publicly called for cleansing Ukraine of zhidi (a slur equivalent to “kike”); a Holocaust memorial in Ternopil was bombed; hundreds marched through Lviv, in honor of an SS unit, complete with Nazi salutes; “Death to Zhidi” graffiti was scrawled in two cities; a revered rabbi’s tomb was vandalized; a Romani camp in Kiev was attacked and burned by far-right nationalists, and hundreds rocked out at a neo-Nazi concert clad in swastikas and throwing up Nazi salutes.
In Hungary, the resistance to Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s right-wing nationalist government includes a specifically Jewish address.
“If he wins that contest, and because of this Hungary would be the host of the next contest, then it would be really something,” a Hungarian Jew said.
BUDAPEST — Although she lives in the undisputed nightlife capital of Central Europe, Andi Angelip knows of only a handful of bars here where she is truly comfortable bringing a date. Angelip, a 19-year-old student and activist for lesbian and gay rights, said she avoids “rainbow” establishments that cater only to homosexuals. Yet in…
(JTA) — The prospect of Jewish immigration raised the least amount of opposition among respondents to a British survey about attitudes to immigration. A study conducted by the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College in Oxford found that 7 percent of British people would allow no Jewish migrants into the United Kingdom, while 17 percent…
France is in an uproar over the deportation of a teenage Roma girl. The drama sends the country’s collective memory reeling back to another, much darker period in history.
The cluster of warehouses that formed the camp known as Topovske Supe still stands; rubbish litters the floors and graffiti scars the walls.
A Hungarian court found four men guilty on Tuesday of killing Roma families in a spree of racist violence in 2008 and 2009 that shocked the country and led to accusations that police had failed to protect an historically persecuted minority.