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In a split vote Tuesday, the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved the Libertarian Party's request to appoint a perennial fringe political candidate and outspoken Holocaust denier as a precinct committeeman. Read more»

Republican candidates Kari Lake, Wendy Rogers, Paul Gosar and Mark Finchem have all been accused of antisemitism this campaign season.

Republican candidates Kari Lake, Wendy Rogers, Paul Gosar and Mark Finchem have all been accused of antisemitism this campaign season. Read more»

Between 1970 and 2022, almost 2 million Jews emigrated – mostly to Israel, but also in the hundreds of thousands to the U.S., Canada and Germany.

Russia’s Justice Ministry is threatening to dissolve the Russian branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel as political repression and economic uncertainty have prompted emigration from Russia - raising alarms among people who see it as turning back the clock. Read more»

In the Hebrew Bible, Shavuot marks the harvest of the first summer grain.

The festival of Shavuot, marked this year on June 5 and 6, celebrates the biblical story of God revealing Jewish scriptures and teachings to the Israelites at Mount Sinai - but rather than primarily marking the harvest, it marks a personal recommit to the covenant. Read more»

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Republican Congressman Paul Gosar posted — and later deleted — a meme rooted in violent and racist online culture that was praised by neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Read more» 1

An undated publicity photo of Chuck Maultsby of Chuck Wagon and the Wheels.

Local music legends will take the Hotel Congress stage Saturday, but along with River Roses, Sidewinders and Giant Sand there was to be one performer who's become more notorious for his posting of antisemitic screeds and pro-Nazi memes — Chuck Maultsby of Chuck Wagon and the Wheels. Read more»

Tucson Councilman Paul Cunningham donated 10 copies of the graphic novel "Maus," about surviving the Holocaust, to TUSD in response to a Tennessee school banning the book. Cunningham, who knew survivors, said he hopes local students find the book inspiring. Read more»

Can the school board in Tennessee at least appreciate the irony of banning books about people who banned books? Hello? Is anyone home? Read more» 1

Antisemitic and hate incidents in Arizona this year saw a 26% increase from 2020 and a 41% increase from 2019, according to a year-end report by the Arizona chapter of the Anti-Defamation League. Read more»

Gadsden flags fly at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

The groups involved in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol carried a variety of political and ideological flags and signs, and as many of the same groups who participated are expected to return to the nation’s capital, scholars explain what those symbols mean. Read more»

State Sen. Wendy Rogers, right, and TruNews interviewer Lauren Witzke. Rogers tweeted about her appearance on TruNews.

Flagstaff Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers appeared again on an online TV network that has made multiple antisemitic remarks, following an appearance she made on the same show with a conspiracy theorist host in June. Read more»

Sen. Wendy Rogers speaking to the Cottonwood Oathkeepers in March 2021.

After a media report highlighting her use of language mirroring a racist conspiracy theory, Flagstaff Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers doubled- and tripled-down on her assertion that immigrants are “replacing” white Americans and destroying “western civilization.” Read more» 1

Wendy Rogers

A Republican state legislator in Arizona posted a tweet over the weekend echoing the racist “great replacement” conspiracy theory, the same idea that has motivated multiple mass murders in recent years. Read more» 1

Nathan Beaver, 30,  faces charges of criminal damage for allegedly vandalizing a Tucson synagogue earlier this month.

Nathan Beaver, 30, was charged with aggravated criminal damage for allegedly vandalizing a Tucson synagogue earlier this month, when a large Nazi swastika was painted on an outside door, along with an ethnic slur for Jews. Read more»

Rabbi Sam Cohon speaks to the press to announce the formation of a coalition against hate and bigotry at the Tucson Jewish Community Center on June 17, 2021. Joined by nearly three dozen faith leaders, Cohon and others hope to form relationships among faith leaders as a response to the vandalism of two Jewish congregations in Tucson over the last several weeks.

A group of 52 religious and ethnic groups from Tucson and Southern Arizona announced the formation of a coalition against hate in response to recent hate crimes in Tucson. Read more»

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