Antisemitism

Boris Johnson rejects criticism of planned hate-crime hotline

By Marcus Dysch, August 4, 2015

London mayor Boris Johnson has denied that a planned hotline for reporting hate crime in the capital will have a detrimental impact on existing services.

Opposition was voiced to the proposal earlier this week after internal emails from the mayor’s office revealed a new phone number would be launched for Jewish, Muslim and LGBT Londoners to report abuse.

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Christian group plans Golders Green rally to support Jewish community against extremists

By Charlotte Oliver, August 3, 2015

A Christian preacher and his wife are organising an anti-fascist demonstration in Golders Green next month as a “show of support for the Jewish community and Israel”.

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Community groups opposing Boris Johnson’s planned hate-crime hotline

By Marcus Dysch, August 3, 2015

Opposition has been voiced to plans being developed by the Mayor of London for a hate-crime hotline in the capital.

The Guardian claimed internal emails from Boris Johnson’s office revealed he was planning to introduce a phone number for Jewish, Muslim and LGBT Londoners to report abuse.

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Man arrested after attack outside Stamford Hill synagogue

By Josh Jackman, July 31, 2015

A strictly Orthodox man was physically and verbally assaulted on Thursday night outside a synagogue.

According to Shomrim, the community volunteer security service, the attacker pushed his victim before shouting antisemitic slurs in a seemingly unprovoked incident outside a shul in Stamford Hill, north-east London.

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Liverpool Jews ask police for protection as extremists plan rally

By Josh Jackman, July 29, 2015

More than 2,100 people have signed a petition asking the police to protect Liverpool’s Jewish community from a neo-Nazi rally in the city.

The White Man March, organised by far-right group National Action, is due to take place in the city centre on August 15, a Shabbat.

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David Cameron expected to combat antisemitic conspiracy theories in speech tackling extremism

By Marcus Dysch, July 20, 2015

David Cameron is expected to tackle Muslim conspiracy theorists who peddle antisemitic tropes in a major speech on extremism.

Speaking on Monday, the Prime Minister will outline a five-year plan to combat Islamists.

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Builder fined for racially abusing strictly Orthodox man

By Josh Jackman, July 17, 2015

A builder who abused an Orthodox man who tried to stop him from urinating on a wall has been ordered to pay £795.

Jakub Kawczynski, 33, admitted engaging in religiously aggravated verbal harassment at Thames Magistrates' Court on Friday.

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No FA charge for Malky Mackay over ‘Jew’ messages

By Josh Jackman, July 16, 2015

The Football Association has said it will not charge football manager Malky Mackay over a series of racist, sexist, homophobic and antisemitic messages.

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MEPs back proposal for EU antisemitism tsar

By Naomi Firsht, July 16, 2015

Dozens of MEPs are backing a plan to create a special EU envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism.

The European Jewish Association, which is behind the plan, has gained the support of a number of cross-party MEPS.

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BBC stands by mistranslation of 'Jew' in Gaza documentary

By Sandy Rashty, July 15, 2015

The BBC has stood by its decision to mistranslate the Arabic word for “Jew” as “Israeli” in subtitles on a Gaza documentary.

In interviews with Palestinian children on the Children of the Gaza War documentary, which aired last week, references to “yahud” (Arabic for “Jew”) were subtitled as “Israeli”.

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