Antisemitism in Context
Reporting that leads to a greater understanding of antisemitism
Scientist and science advocate Dr. Peter Hotez explains the link between anti-science rhetoric and antisemitism in the wake of COVID-19.
Attempted Far-Right “Reichsbürger” Coup in Germany
German authorities arrested 25 people this week for an attempted far-right coup. The group in question consisted heavily of members of the Reichsbürger (Citizens of the Reich) movement, which intended to install Aristocrat Heinrich XIII Prinz Reuss as Germany’s new leader. Along with Heinrich XIII, far-right former German lawmaker Birgit Malsack-Winkemann was arrested as part of the plan. The group has been linked to antisemitic beliefs, including Holocaust denial and conspiracy theories about the power of “high finance.”
United States, November 23, 2022
Arizona man who wanted “death to all Jews” murders his professor. Also, Rochester, NY police investigate swastika and racist graffiti as well as an arson that included a swastika. And, some prominent Republicans issue unusual rebuke of Trump over dinner with antisemites.
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