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Police mass near UCLA pro-Palestinian protest camp, a day after violent clashes

Los Angeles/New York, US Reuters Law enforcement officers massed by the hundreds on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles after darkness fell on Wednesday in preparation to clear out a pro-Palestinian protest camp attacked the night before by pro-Israel supporters. Live television footage showed police in tactical gear filing onto the […]

Pro-Palestinian encampments spring up on more US college campuses

New York, US Reuters Pro-Palestinian students have set up tent encampments at more campuses across the US to protest Israel’s incursion into Gaza, after mass arrests at similar demonstrations at a handful of mostly East Coast colleges in recent days. The expanding protests include plans by a coalition of Jewish groups opposing Israel’s actions to […]

US antisemitic incidents hit record high in 2023 amid war in Gaza, report says

Reuters The number of antisemitic incidents of assault, vandalism and harassment in the US hit a record high in 2023 as anti-Jewish sentiment spiked after the start of the Israel-Hamas war, according to a report released this week. The Jewish advocacy group Anti-Defamation League (ADL) tallied 8,873 antisemitic incidents in 2023, a 140 per cent […]

UK unveils new extremism definition amid rise in hate crimes against Jews, Muslims

London, UK Reuters Britain unveiled a new definition of extremism on Thursday in response to an eruption of hate crimes against Jews and Muslims since the 7th October Hamas attacks on Israel, although critics said the change risked infringing on freedom of speech. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak warned that Britain’s multi-ethnic democracy […]

Pope condemns anti-Judaism, antisemitism amid new wave of attacks against Jews

Vatican City Reuters Pope Francis condemned all forms of anti-Judaism and antisemitism, labelling them as a “sin against God”, after noticing an increase in attacks against Jews around the world. “[The Church] rejects every form of anti-Judaism and antisemitism, unequivocally condemning manifestations of hatred towards Jews and Judaism as a sin against God,” the pontiff […]

Auschwitz Memorial criticises Musk’s X for not removing anti-Semitic content

A man walks through the grounds of the former Nazi German Auschwitz death camp for the annual International "March of the Living" in Oswiecim, Poland, on 18th April, 2023.

Warsaw, Poland Reuters The Auschwitz Memorial on Thursday criticised social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, for failing to remove an anti-Semitic post on the site. X’s owner Elon Musk has described himself as a free speech absolutist, but some critics have said his approach is irresponsible. Researchers have found an increase in hate […]