In Buenos Aires a car bomb exploded outside the building housing the AMIA, the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association, or AMIA) building killing 85 people and wounding more than 200 others in what remains the most deadly anti-Semitic incident anywhere since World War II and came two years after 29 people died in a similar attack on the Israeli Embassy in Argentina. Iran is held responsible for the attacks.
After being under Israeli military control for a week, Moshe Dayan orders that responsibility for the Temple Mount be restored to the Muslim Waqf, and that all Muslims living in Israel or the West Bank be allowed to pray there.
American Attorney and Radio Host Alan Berg is shot by members of the white nationalist group "The Order" in Colorado. His outspoken views on Judaism and strong criticism of racism were cited as the reasons.
The United Nations Conference on Anti-Semitism begins with Secretary-General Kofi Annan declaring: “Anti-Semitism is certainly a good place to start because, throughout history, it has been a unique manifestation of hatred, intolerance and persecution....
Cartoonist Saul Steinberg is born in Romania; he studied in Italy but later fled to America due to the establishment of anti-Jewish racial laws in 1940. He was a chief illustrator at The New Yorker for almost sixty years.
Two days after her 13th birthday, Anne Frank begins writing in her famous diary. The widely-read edited version documents her family’s situation in hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands.
Although a vibrant Jewish community had thrived in Austria since the tenth century, they were excluded from holding public office in a 1298 law. Mob action that followed resulted in the massacre of the Jews of Wiener-Neustadt.
Walther Rathenau, Germany's Jewish foreign minister, is assassinated by two nationalist army officers. After the crushing defeat of his country in World War I, the successful industrialist had volunteered to serve in government and try to restore...
Javier Solana, then European Union foreign policy chief, declares that there is no wave of anti-Semitism in Europe - despite reports that anti-Semitism was increasing at rates unheard of since the end of World War II.