A picture taken just after the liberation by the Soviet army in January, 1945 in the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) Nazi concentration camp. (AP Photo/CAF pap, file)

Alarmed by a rise in online anti-Semitism during the pandemic, coupled with studies indicating younger generations lack even basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide, Holocaust survivors are taking to social media to share their experience of how hate speech paved the way for mass murder.

In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo, Strasbourg chief Rabbi Harold Abraham Weill looks at vandalized tombs in the Jewish cemetery of Westhoffen in eastern France.  (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, File)

A new report says the coronavirus pandemic gave birth to a rise in “blatant” anti-Semitism on the internet and especially on social media sites. Many of the conspiracy theories blame Jews for the global outbreak, raising fears that there could be an increase in violence against Jews in the post-pandemic world.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (Heidi Levine/Pool Photo via AP)

Wednesday night marked the beginning of Israel’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day for the 6 million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis.

This Oct. 1, 2020, satellite photo from Planet Labs Inc. shows the Iranian cargo ship MV Saviz in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)

An Iranian cargo ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been attacked, Iranian state television acknowledged Wednesday.

Nov. 24, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden listens as his Secretary of State nominee Tony Blinken speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

The Biden administration is moving again to increase U.S. assistance to the Palestinians as it fires up a new Mideast policy that is directly opposite of the one pursued by its predecessor.

This Jan. 15, 2011 file photo shows Arak heavy water nuclear facilities, near the central city of Arak, 150 miles (250 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/ISNA, Hamid Foroutan, File).

The United States and Iran held indirect talks in Vienna aimed at bringing both countries back into compliance with the nuclear deal world powers signed with Tehran in 2015.

In this April 2, 2001, file photo, Jordan’s King Abdullah II laughs with his half brother Prince Hamzah. (AP Photo/Yousef Allan, File)

Mediation between Jordan's King Abdullah II and his outspoken half brother, Prince Hamzah, successfully de-escalated one of the most serious political crises in the kingdom in decades, the palace and a confidant of the prince said Monday.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin speaks during consultations with party representatives on who might form the next coalition government, at the President's residence in Jerusalem, Monday, April 5, 2021. (Amir Cohen/Pool Photo via AP)

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will announce on Tuesday his nomination of the leader who will be entrusted to form a government following last month’s inconclusive elections.


Iranian authorities arrested several people on charges of spying for Israel and other nations, state TV announced Monday.


The United States and members of the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal are set to meet in Vienna on Tuesday.