Antisemitism

Chelsea 'to take action' against 'Chasidic Harry Kane' T-shirts

By JC Reporter, February 9, 2016

Chelsea football club are reportedly set to take action to stop unofficial retailers selling T-shirts featuring Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane depicted as a Chasidic Jew.

The T-shirts were being sold outside the club’s Stamford Bridge ground after the Premier League match against Manchester United last Sunday.

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UJS welcome King’s College report into anti-Israel violence

By Jessica Weinstein, February 8, 2016

The Union of Jewish Students has welcomed the results of an investigation into violence at an Israel Society event at King’s College London.

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MP ‘shocked and shaken’ by antisemitic abuse

By Marcus Dysch, February 5, 2016

A man has admitted an antisemitic verbal attack on his MP.

Darren Lumb abused Labour’s Jon Trickett, the shadow communities secretary, in the street in Mr Trickett’s Hemsworth constituency in West Yorkshire.

In court on Thursday, Lumb, 47, admitted the abuse and pleaded guilty to one count of religiously aggravated harassment and stalking, and one count of breaching an asbo.

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CST figures reveal 2015 was third worst year for antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, February 4, 2016

The number of antisemitic incidents in Britain fell by more than a fifth last year — but 2015 was still the third worst year on record.

Figures published by the Community Security Trust revealed there were 924 incidents of Jew hatred last year.

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Kick It Out joins with Maccabi GB and CST in new effort to encourage football fans to report antisemitism

By Josh Jackman, February 3, 2016

Football anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has partnered with Maccabi GB and the Community Security Trust in a new drive to tackle antisemitism in the game.

The organisation has released a brochure encouraging fans to report antisemitic abuse, outlining the different ways in which they can do so.

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Israeli journalist accused over ‘Elders of Zion’ comment

By Josh Jackman, February 1, 2016

An Israeli journalist has been condemned for “blatant antisemitism” after referring to “the Elders of Zion” during a university lecture.

Amira Hass, a reporter for Ha’aretz, alluded to a conspiracy which involved Israel planning “from the start” to take Palestinian land as their own, during a lecture she gave to 200 people at Kent University.

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Holocaust Memorial Day research finds one in four Brits have witnessed a hate crime

January 27, 2016

One-in-four Britons have witnessed at least one hate crime or incident based on race or ethnicity in the past year, according to research released by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to mark HMD. More than a fifth have seen an incident based on religion or beliefs.

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Boris Johnson signs up to mayors against antisemitism initiative

By JC Reporter, January 25, 2016

London mayor Boris Johnson has backed an initiative calling on municipal leaders to tackle antisemitism.

Mr Johnson signed up to Mayors United Against Antisemitism, a scheme launched by Jewish advocacy organisation AJC.

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Antisemitic views ignored by Euro-leaders, Israeli report claims

By Simon Rocker, January 24, 2016

European Union leaders are systematically ignoring antisemitic views held by their citizens, a new report presented to the Israeli government today warns.

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Merkel; antisemitism more 'widespread' than thought

By Simon Rocker, January 24, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged strong action against antisemitism, stating that it is more widespread than imagined.

In her weekly podcast yesterday, she said that "antisemitism is more pervasive than we imagine and that we must act intensively against it," according to Israeli media.

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