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Kyrie Irving Suspended Over Anti-Semitic Video
Kyrie Irving Fails to
Return From Suspension

Kyrie Irving Fails to Return From Suspension

Brooklyn Nets point guard missed his 6th game Sunday

(Newser) - Kyrie Irving's suspension was to last at least five games, meaning he could have returned for the Brooklyn Nets game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. But he didn't, making that the sixth game he's missed, and Nets coach Jacque Vaughn said Sunday, "I'...

Nike Cuts Ties With Kyrie Irving
Big Blow for
Kyrie Irving

Another Big Blow for Kyrie Irving

Nike has now cut ties with suspended Brooklyn Nets player over antisemitic video

(Newser) - Nike has suspended its relationship with Kyrie Irving and canceled its plans to release his next signature shoe, the latest chapter in the ongoing fallout since the Brooklyn Nets guard tweeted a link to a film containing antisemitic material. The shoe giant announced Friday night that it will halt its...

When Irving Links to Film, Nets Respond

Team denounces promotion of hate speech

(Newser) - Among the people NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving heard from after a tweet promoting a film widely considered anti-Semitic was his employer. "I'm disappointed that Kyrie appears to support a film based on a book full of anti-Semitic disinformation," Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai tweeted Friday. "I...

Executives Escort Kanye West Out of Skechers' LA Office

Embattled rapper wasn't invited, company says

(Newser) - Kanye West wasn't invited to a Los Angeles corporate office of Skechers on Wednesday, and it appears he wasn't welcome. The rapper's unannounced visit happened a day after a competitor, Adidas, ended its business partnership with him; West has faced widespread denunciation for making a series of...

Holocaust Museum Hit With Attacks After Ye Rejects Invitation

Los Angeles museum had invited him for a tour after his anti-Semitic remarks

(Newser) - After the anti-Semitic remarks made by the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, the Holocaust Museum of Los Angeles invited Ye for a private tour. Since doing so, the museum says it has received a deluge of anti-Semitic messages, the Los Angeles Times reports. As for Ye, he revealed on...

Adidas Has Made Its Decision on Kanye

It's a no on Ye: Company cuts ties after series of antisemitic remarks

(Newser) - It's been weeks since Adidas first mentioned it was mulling its partnership with Kanye West, who's been under fire after sporting a "White Lives Matter" shirt at Paris Fashion Week, followed by a string of antisemitic comments. Now, the mulling is over: Bloomberg reported early Tuesday that...

Agency Drops West, and Demand for His Music Falls
West Faces More Losses
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West Faces More Losses

Agency drops rapper, and studio shelves documentary

(Newser) - Kanye West's series of anti-Semitic comments is costing him profitable corporate deals while inspiring public displays of hate speech by others. The backlash among his business partners is not universal, though: Adidas said weeks ago it's reconsidering its relationship with the rapper but hasn't said anything since,...

Stanford Apologizes for 'Ugly' Actions in 1950s

University limited Jewish student admissions

(Newser) - Stanford University apologized for limiting the admission of Jewish students in the 1950s after a task force commissioned by the school found records that show university officials excluded Jewish students for years and the school later denied it occurred. The task force was formed in January and issued a report...

17 Bodies Thrown in Well Point to Medieval Hate Crime

Researchers say individuals were Jewish, perhaps killed during antisemitic riot

(Newser) - Almost 20 years after the jumbled bodies of 17 men, women, and children were found at the bottom of a medieval well in Norwich, England, researchers believe they know why they were thrown in there, many of them headfirst: It was an antisemitic hate crime. In sequencing DNA preserved in...

Anti-Semitic Threats Mount to Judge Who Signed Warrant

Florida synagogue increases security after search of Trump's home

(Newser) - Approval of the search of former President Donald Trump's home has brought a federal magistrate judge in Florida—and his synagogue—a deluge of anti-Semitic threats. Temple Beth David has added security and canceled an outdoor service because of the threats, Politico reports. The attacks against Magistrate Judge Bruce...

NYPD: Woman Spit on Boy Because He's Jewish

Christina Darling, 21, accused in anti-Semitic incident outside synagogue

(Newser) - A New York City woman with the last name of Darling was allegedly anything but to an 8-year-old Jewish boy and his younger siblings who were playing in their neighborhood, CNN reports. Christina Darling, 21, has been arrested in connection with a Jan. 14 incident outside a Brooklyn synagogue. She...

At American Synagogues, a New Normal Takes Shape
At American Synagogues,
a New Normal Takes Shape
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At American Synagogues, a New Normal Takes Shape

Armed guards, traffic barriers, safety training

(Newser) - Will there be copycats? That is the "palpable fear" at synagogues around the country after the hostage-taking in Texas over the weekend, an exec with the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York tells the New York Times . Mitchell D. Silber adds a jarring observation: “More and more,...

Tech Firm Mogul's Antisemitic Email: 'Jews Are Behind This'

Entrata's Dave Bateman resigns from board after tying Jewish people to vaccine conspiracy theory

(Newser) - "I write this email knowing that many of you will think I'm crazy after reading it." That's how Utah tech entrepreneur and GOP fundraiser Dave Bateman started off his message to state leaders and members of the tech industry on Tuesday, suggesting he had at least...

Teen's Alleged Journal Entry: 'I Set a Synagogue on Fire'

Authorities say Franklin Barrett Sechriest, 18, was found with Nazi propaganda

(Newser) - A Texas teenager set fire to an Austin synagogue before confessing to the act in a journal that included racial slurs, authorities say. Texas State University student Franklin Barrett Sechriest, who resigned as a private in the Texas National Guard earlier this month, was arrested Friday on charges of arson...

Nazi Symbols Appear Outside Jewish Lawmaker's Office

New York protesters were speaking out against vaccine mandates

(Newser) - Anti-vaccine mandate protesters displayed a swastika and yellow Star of David outside the office of New York state lawmaker Jeffrey Dinowitz, who is Jewish, on Sunday. The protest, organized by Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, came after Dinowitz, a Democrat representing part of the Bronx, sponsored a bill in October...

Nations, Church Decry Displays of Anti-Semitism on Holiday

Polish nationalists shouted 'Death to Jews' during Independence Day celebrations

(Newser) - Israeli and Polish government officials on Saturday condemned an antisemitic incident involving Polish nationalists chanting "Death to Jews" on Poland's Independence Day this week. Participants at the gathering also burned a copy of a medieval document that offered Jews protection and rights in Polish lands, the AP reports....

Paris Man Gets Life for Murder of Holocaust Survivor

Mireille Knoll was stabbed 11 times

(Newser) - Update: A 32-year-old Paris man has been sentenced to life for the horrific murder of a Holocaust survivor in 2018. Yacine Mihoub was convicted of stabbing 85-year-old Jewish woman Mireille Knoll 11 times during what prosecutors said was a botched robbery fueled by anti-Semitism and the belief that she had...

Court: Judge Who Sentenced Jewish Man to Death Is Antisemitic

'Texas 7' member Randy Halprin may now get a new trial

(Newser) - Randy Halprin was six days from execution when an appeals court granted a stay in 2019. Two years later, the 44-year-old is destined for a new trial after a Texas judge determined his 2003 death sentence for capital murder, delivered by former Dallas County District Judge Vickers Cunningham, was the...

Antisemitic Graffiti Now Covers Auschwitz

9 barracks vandalized Tuesday with English, German slurs

(Newser) - Antisemitic terms and other phrases denying the Holocaust appeared Tuesday on at least nine buildings at the site of the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz, where at least 1.1 million prisoners died during the Holocaust, 90% of whom were Jews. The spray-painted graffiti was written in English and...

Holocaust Memorial 'Screams— Be Vigilant'

Dutch renew fight against anti-Semitism at unveiling

(Newser) - King Willem-Alexander unveiled a new memorial in the heart of Amsterdam's historic Jewish Quarter on Sunday honoring more than 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust, and the Dutch prime minister vowed that it would remind citizens today to be vigilant against anti-Semitism. Designed by Polish-Jewish architect Daniel Libeskind,...

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