French papers focus on the nationwide demonstrations against anti-Semitism that took place on Sunday. While the massive turnout suggests some degree of unity on the matter, the presence of the far-right National Rally party divided opinions. We also take a look at the Al-Shifa hospital which is taking centre stage in the Israel-Hamas war and finish with a look at why dozens of bird species in the US and Canada are getting new names.
Antisemitism campaigners in Germany hope a new reporting system will help combat anti-Jewish incidents in sport and discourage the culprits.
The current conflict between Israel and Hamas is polarising public opinion and stoking fears of a further rise in both Islamophobic and anti-Semitic hate crimes. As home to the largest Jewish community outside of Israel, the US is not spared. Five years ago, on October 27, 2018, the city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania became the scene of the country's worst ever anti-Semitic attack. As worshippers gathered for Shabbat, a man opened fire inside the Tree of Life synagogue, killing 11 people.
As the conflict between Israel and Hamas escalates, Turkey is witnessing a troubling increase in antisemitic sentiment, exacerbated mainly by media coverage and political discourse.
Two new studies indicate that anti-Jewish racism and various forms of intersectional discrimination are widespread in Germany. At the same time, there is growing awareness and more reporting of discriminatory incidents.
20 Dec 2022
US President Joe Biden said he will not remain silent as long as antisemitism in the US is on the rise. He made the comments during a Hanukkah event at the White House.
17 Dec 2022
Education is key to combat "right-wing extremism, and left-wing antisemitism," Ron Prosor has told DW. Israel's envoy to Germany also spoke about the prospect of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.