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Wiesenthal Centre: 'The UN fish begins to stink from the head down'

Wiesenthal Centre condemns North Korea appointment to Disarmament Conference.

'The UN fish begins to stink from the head down'

Toronto Police: Jews most targeted in city’s hate crimes in 2021

Jews constitute 3.8% of the population of Toronto, but make up 22% of hate crime victims.

Toronto Police: Jews most targeted in city’s hate crimes in 2021

'Anti-Semitic attack on French Jewish candidate is unacceptable'

Wiesenthal Centre urges French officials to safeguard Jewish community, condemns anti-Semitic graffiti attacking French Jewish candidate.

'Anti-Semitic attack on French Jewish candidate is unacceptable'

40 Jewish orgs. urge democracies to halt funding of UN Human Rights Council

Simon Wiesenthal Center, 40 other Jewish organizations denounce Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry against Israel.

40 Jewish orgs. urge democracies to halt funding of UNHCR

EU official says Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual antisemitism list has gone too far

European Union's antisemitism monitor clashes with Simon Wiesenthal Center over its antisemitism list.

Wiesenthal Center has gone too far, says EU antisemitism czar

UK Jewish leaders, lawmakers demand BBC adopt IHRA antisemitism definition

The BBC is being called on to adopt the IHRA definition in the wake of heated criticism over biased reporting on Jews and Israel.

UK Jewish leaders, lawmakers urge BBC to adopt IHRA definition

BBC ranked third on 'Global Antisemitism Top Ten List' behind Iran and Hamas

Simon Wiesenthal Center ranks the BBC third on its yearly “Global Antisemitism Top Ten List.”

BBC ranked third on 'Global Antisemitism Top Ten List'

Wiesenthal Centre: Rome municipal elections a test against extreme right

May results of the ballot indicate condemnation of extremism in the political arena.

Wiesenthal Centre: Rome elections a test against extreme right

Wiesenthal Center: Iranian VP a 'little Hitler'

Jewish human rights organization responds to threat by Iranian vice president to hold country's 10,000 Jews hostage against Israel.

Wiesenthal Center: Iranian VP a 'little Hitler'

Simon Wiesenthal Prize honors individuals fighting anti-Semitism

New prize, created by the Austrian parliament, will also be awarded for a commitment to Holocaust education.

Simon Wiesenthal Prize honors individuals fighting anti-Semitism

In Spain, a seminar on Gaza is 'an exercise in hate,' Wiesenthal Centre

Wiesenthal Centre to Spanish Min. of Universities: 'University of Santiago de Compostela 'Auschwitz/Gaza' Seminar is an exercise in hate.'

In Spain, a seminar on Gaza is 'an exercise in hate'

In France, the anti-vax cause is being hijacked for Jew-hatred

Simon Wiesenthal Centre pens letter to French Interior Minister, demanding extreme-right YouTube channel be closed down.

In France, the anti-vax cause is being hijacked for Jew-hatred

Wiesenthal Centre letter to European Commission becomes public record

'European Union passes new rules to counter terrorism financing and money-laundering while also addressing online terrorism.'

Wiesenthal Centre letter to EU Commission becomes public record

Google diversity head wrote Jews have "insatiable appetite for war"

Blog post from 2007 written by Google diversity head slammed for offensive comments about Jews and Israel.

Google diversity head: Jews have "insatiable appetite for war"

Leading Japanese politician: "Our heart is with Israel"

Yasuhide Nakayama tweets well wishes and his stance that Israel has the right to defend itself from terror.

Leading Japanese politician: "Our heart is with Israel"

Biden praised for deciding not to participate in Durban IV

Conference of Presidents, Simon Wiesenthal Center praise Biden Administration for deciding it would not participate in Durban IV.

Biden praised for deciding not to participate in Durban IV

Simon Wiesenthal Center welcomes Facebook's decision on Holocaust denial

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center applauds Facebook's decision to update its hate speech policy to ban Holocaust denial and distortion.

Wiesenthal Center welcomes FB decision on Holocaust denial

Austria to create award named for Simon Wiesenthal

Austrian parliament paves wave for creation of annual prize to promote fight against anti-Semitism.

Austria to create award named for Simon Wiesenthal

Anti-Israel rally in Paris: 'Occupation, Apartheid, Boycott'

Wiesenthal Centre Christian members monitor Shabbat Paris demonstration organized by coalition of anti-Israel groups.

Anti-Israel rally in Paris: 'Occupation, Apartheid, Boycott'

Outrage over Sarajevo mass for pro-Nazi WWII collaborators

Wiesenthal Center urges Bosnian government to ban memorial mass for Croatia's pro-Nazi collaborators and civilians killed by communists.

Outrage over Sarajevo mass for pro-Nazi WWII collaborators

Aircraft carrying one ton of Venezuelan gold forced to land on Caribbean island

'A story, if not linked to the Holocaust, certainly endangers the security of Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.'

Aircraft carrying one ton of gold forced to land

Spanish Prosecutor's statement is 'a sick joke, a slap at all Holocaust survivors'

Spanish State Prosecutor: Incitement to hatred against Nazis can be considered a hate crime.

'A sick joke, a slap at all Holocaust survivors'

Pope Francis condemns ‘barbaric resurgence’ of anti-Semitsm

Pope meets delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Pope Francis condemns ‘barbaric resurgence’ of anti-Semitsm

Simon Wiesenthal Centre criticizes ICC probe of Israel

“Any investigation of crimes committed in the Palestinian Territory should focus on continuous attacks from Gaza against Israelis by Hamas."

Simon Wiesenthal Centre criticizes ICC probe of Israel

Jewish groups laud Trump's order on anti-Semitism

Coalition for Jewish Values, Simon Wiesenthal Center welcome expected order to protect Jews on college campuses from anti-Semitism.

Jewish groups laud Trump's order on anti-Semitism

'Omar, Tlaib are unapologetic anti-Semites'

Simon Wiesenthal Center says Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib should have joined 70 other congressmen who visited Israel, backs gov't. decision.

'Omar, Tlaib are unapologetic anti-Semites'

Nikki Haley: Every person has the ability to stop hate

Nikki Haley opens up about rising hate, Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the UN's anti-Israel bias.

Nikki Haley: Every person has the ability to stop hate

Belgian ruling 'way beyond justice denied'

Wiesenthal Centre 'appalled at court endorsement of anti-Semitism by default,' after 5 years of 'procrastination.'

Belgian ruling 'way beyond justice denied'

DC 'Dyke March' bans Jewish symbols

Jewish LGBT marchers told not to display Star of David at pride march in Washington DC.

DC 'Dyke March' bans Jewish symbols

Sarah Halimi's murderer 'unfit to stand trial' due to marijuana

Simon Wiesenthal Centre demands France investigate judicial treatment of anti-Semitic murderer deemed 'unfit to stand trial.'

Sarah Halimi's murderer 'unfit to stand trial' due to marijuana

Iceland faces criticism after violating Eurovision standards

'Icelandic Hatari singers did not keep their commitment. Reykjavik must be disqualified from 2020 contest.'

Iceland faces criticism after violating Eurovision standardsplayer

'Anti-Semitism is on the rise - don't blame Trump'

Arutz Sheva speaks with Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and president of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

'Anti-Semitism is on the rise - don't blame Trump'player

Canadian PM calls for probe of Gaza violence

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expresses concern over Gaza violence but fails to mention Hamas role in encouraging it.

Canadian PM calls for probe of Gaza violence

To fight anti-Semitism, you have to define it

To fight anti-Semitism, you have to define it

Lithuanian publisher recalls books by Holocaust writer

Books of bestselling author who broke taboos on Lithuanian complicity with Nazis recalled over comments on nationalist who murdered Jews.

Lithuanian publisher recalls books by Holocaust writer

Wiesenthal Center receives $25,000 donation from Scaramucci

Former WH spokesman fulfills promise made following Twitter poll asking how many Jews perished in the Holocaust.

Wiesenthal Center receives $25,000 donation from Scaramucci

Scaramucci gives $25K to Wiesenthal Center after Holocaust gaffe

Anthony Scaramucci, former communications director for Donald Trump, pledges donation after Twiter post asks how many Jews died in WW2.

Scaramucci gives $25K to Wiesenthal Center after Holocaust gaffe

Bahrain ruler denounces Arab boycott of Israel

Bahrain national orchestra performs Hatikva at Wiesenthal Center event. Gulf nation's king says subjects free to visit Israel.

Bahrain ruler denounces Arab boycott of Israel

Wiesenthal anti-racism program part of youth Olympic games

Simon Wiesenthal Center program against Racism in Sport to be implemented in the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games.

Wiesenthal anti-racism program part of youth Olympic games

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger's message to Trump

'You have a moral responsibility to send an unequivocal message that you won’t stand for hate and racism.'

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger's message to Trump player