Antisemitism

FA investigating Dave Whelan’s Jew-hate remarks

By Marcus Dysch, November 21, 2014

The Football Association has opened an investigation into antisemitic comments made by Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan.

The governing body said it was “very concerned” to read the remarks attributed to him in which he claimed Jews “chase money”.

An investigation is now under way and the FA’s governance division has written to the former footballer turned businessman.

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Criticism of Dave Whelan grows as Jewish leaders wait for FA response

By Marcus Dysch, November 21, 2014

The Community Security Trust has accused Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan of reflecting “the persistence of dinosaur attitudes in football” after his antisemitic comments relating to Jews and money.

Mr Whelan issued an apology after he claimed the Jews “chase money more than everybody else” and said “Jewish people love money”.

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Antwerp Jewish community reeling after stab attack

By Josh Jackman, November 17, 2014

A Jewish leader in Antwerp has said the community feels “fragile” after a Charedi man was stabbed on his way to synagogue this weekend.

Yehosha Malik, 31, was attacked by a man who reportedly targeted his victim after exiting a bar early on Saturday morning.

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‘I was mentally raped’, claims MP caught by newspaper sting

By Syam Kumar, November 14, 2014

Jewish MP Brooks Newmark has claimed he felt “mentally raped” after he was caught sending naked pictures of himself to a reporter posing as a young female activist in a newspaper sting.

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Pickles wants action on hate graffiti

By Marcus Dysch, November 13, 2014

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has urged councils across the country to do more to tackle antisemitic graffiti.

Mr Pickles has written to every local authority to highlight its responsibilities under anti-social behaviour laws for quickly removing and reporting "physical signs of hatred on any property".

In the letter, sent jointly with Community Security Trust chief executive David Dele

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Spanish dictionary is definition of hate

November 13, 2014

Spain's equivalent of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines "Jewish" as "a person who is avaricious or usurious".

The 23rd edition of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) dictionary took 13 years to compile and was launched at a sombre ceremony presided over by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia earlier this month.

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Nicki Minaj says sorry over ‘Nazi’ images in video

By Rosa Doherty, November 12, 2014

World-famous rapper Nicki Minaj has apologised for featuring Nazi-style imagery in her new video.

The video, for her song Only, features swastika-style flags, a gas mask with the word “chamber” over it and shows the rap star being saluted by troops wearing red armbands.

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Ten arrested near Luciana Berger’s Liverpool office

By Marcus Dysch, November 11, 2014

Police have refused to link the arrest of a gang of suspected neo-Nazis close to an office used by Jewish MP Luciana Berger with the hate campaign being waged against her.

Ten people were questioned after being held yards from a site where Ms Berger regularly holds surgeries for local constituents.

Armed police and forensics teams searched a number of properties following the arrests.

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Anger over ‘disturbing’ Nazi-style imagery in Nicki Minaj video

By Josh Jackman, November 10, 2014

World-famous rapper Nicki Minaj has been condemned for featuring Nazi-style imagery in her new video.

Ms Minaj, the most successful female rap artist in history, released an animated video for her song Only which features swastika-style flags, a gas mask with the word “chamber” over it and the rap star being saluted by troops wearing red armbands.

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Anger after claims that Ed Miliband is losing Jewish support

By Marcus Dysch, November 10, 2014

Campaigners against antisemitism have attacked reaction to a Sunday newspaper story which suggested Jewish donors were abandoning Labour over Ed Miliband’s stance on the Gaza conflict.

The Independent on Sunday’s front page story carried the headline “Jewish donors drop ‘toxic’ Miliband” and claimed communal support for the party had ebbed away.

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