Tony Blair to take on anti-extremism role in Europe

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to take a new role as a chairman of an organisation that combats anti-Semitism and extremism in Europe, days after stepping down as the international community's Middle East peace envoy.

Netanyahu denounces `resurgent` anti-Semitism

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced a resurgence in anti-Semitism both in the Middle East and in the West, in a speech on Tuesday at a forum about the problem.

Israeli, German presidents condemn rising anti-Semitism

 The presidents of Israel and Germany warned Tuesday of growing anti-Semitism as they marked half a century of diplomatic ties, 70 years after the end of World War II and the Holocaust.

Anti-Semitism in Europe akin to 1930s: Jewish leader

 A prominent Jewish figure urged the United States on Tuesday to beware surging anti-Semitism in Europe and warned that seven decades after World War II Jews on the continent are having to look over their shoulders once more.

Madonna says `intolerance` in Europe `feels like Nazi Germany`

Rebounding from her stage tumble at the Brit awards, pop star Madonna told French radio Thursday that "intolerance" was now so high in France and Europe that "it feels like Nazi Germany."

Survivors return to Auschwitz, 70 years on, as leaders sound alarm
Survivors return to Auschwitz, 70 years on, as leaders sound alarm

 Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, ageing survivors and dignitaries gather at the site synonymous with the Holocaust on Tuesday to honour victims and sound the alarm over a fresh wave of anti-Semitism.

70 years after Holocaust Jews still face anti-Semitism: Spielberg

Hollywood director Steven Spielberg said on Monday he hoped that the Holocaust commemorations taking place in Poland on Tuesday will be a warning for future generations, in light of a rising tide of anti-Semitism and intolerance against Jews.

France takes battle against radical Islam into schools

France announced new measures on Thursday aimed at helping schools combat radical Islam, racism and anti-Semitism in reaction to deadly Islamist attacks two weeks ago.

France vows `national` fight against anti-Semitism after attack

France`s interior minister vowed Sunday to make the fight against anti-Semitism a "national cause" after a couple was attacked apparently because the man was Jewish.

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan threatens to quit over racism row
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan threatens to quit over racism row

 Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan says he will resign if the English FA find him guilty of racism over comments he made defending the appointment of controversial manager Malky Mackay. 

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan accused of anti-Semitism
Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan accused of anti-Semitism

Dave Whelan, owner of Championship club Wigan Athletic, has been accused of anti-Semitism and condoning racism after referring to Chinese as "chinks" and saying Jewish people "chase money".

Belgium calls for action against anti-Semitism

All acts of anti-Semitism should be strongly denounced and punished under the law, Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo said Sunday.

At a landmark Berlin rally, Angela Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict.

Angela Merkel to rally fight against anti-Semitism

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jewish leaders will speak Sunday at a Berlin rally against anti-Semitism after the latest Gaza conflict sparked an upsurge in hate speech against Jews.

French govt slams "anti-Semitic" violence at pro-Palestinian rally

France`s interior minister promised on Monday to crack down on anti-Semitism after violence marred pro-Palestinian rallies in and around Paris to protest against Israel`s role in the two-week-old Middle East conflict.

Vandals deface Jewish graves in northern Greece

Greek authorities say vandals have attacked the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki, whose Jewish population was nearly wiped out during World War II.

Nicolas Anelka `did not promote anti-Semitism`

Nicolas Anelka could not be proven to have intentionally promoted anti-Semitism by performing a `quenelle` salute, the independent regulatory commission that banned the West Bromwich Albion striker revealed on Thursday.

Nicolas Anelka, France`s enfant terrible

Pockmarked by controversy from its earliest stages, the nomadic playing career of French striker Nicolas Anelka seems destined to be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

Bulgarian nationalists stage rally

Hundreds of Bulgarians have marched through their capital to honour a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities.

French `anti-Semitic` comic drops controversial show

French comedian Dieudonne sought Saturday to circumvent a ban imposed on his controversial show over its "anti-Semitic" slant, replacing it with a new performance complete with "a few tai-chi moves".