Antisemitism

Football Association probes futsal hate claim

By Charlotte Oliver, May 15, 2014

Jewish sport organisation Maccabi GB has complained to the Football Association after players at a five-a-side tournament were antisemitically abused.

The incident took place during a FA Futsal Cup match in Barking, east London, on Sunday, between Maccabi GB and Kaunas Futsal, when opposition supporters called the Maccabi players “dirty Jews”.

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One in four adults hold antisemitic views, according to study

By Charlotte Oliver, May 14, 2014

More than a quarter of the world’s population hold antisemitic views, an Anti-Defamation League survey has revealed.

In its first global study, the ADL polled more than 53,000 adults from 102 countries and territories in order to produce “a comprehensive data-based research survey of the level and intensity of anti-Jewish sentiment across the world”.

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There is a world outside antisemitism

By David Cesarani, May 9, 2014

Jews in Britain have never been so secure and prosperous. Yet we seem to be almost obsessively preoccupied by antisemitism and the Holocaust. What is going on? Why do British Jews appear to associate being Jewish with being a victim? Could it be that the culture of commemoration and our immersion in history is blinding us to the present and crimping our vision for the future?

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Father's frustration at North London Collegiate School over 'gas chamber' slur

By Charlotte Oliver, May 8, 2014

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The father of a Jewish pupil at North London Collegiate School who was told by a teacher she would be sent “to one of your gas chambers” has said that the school’s refusal to explain how it has dealt with the incident has turned it from a “personal matter to a community one”.

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NHS probing use of logo at Brighton anti-Israel demonstration

By Sandy Rashty, May 8, 2014

The NHS is investigating the use of its logo at an anti-Israel protest last weekend.

People holding the NHS banner stood by boycott activists outside the Israeli-owned fizzy-drinks store EcoStream in Brighton. An NHS England spokeswoman said: “It’s nothing to do with us — these are just individuals. We don’t know anything about it. The South-East NHS is investigating.”

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Brussels bans antisemite convention

By Shirli Sitbon, May 7, 2014

On Sunday afternoon, up to 500 people, mostly French men, waited outside a venue in the Brussels suburb of Anderlecht, many holding pineapples.

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‘KKK killer had sex with black male’

By Sabastien Malo, May 2, 2014

A federal prosecutor has claimed that the white supremacist and homophobe charged with shooting dead three people at Jewish centres near Kansas City earlier this month was once caught having sex with a black male prostitute.

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Halimi filmmaker decries ‘sick society’

By Colin Randall , May 1, 2014

One of the most disturbing criminal cases in modern French history is about to be relived in raw and harrowing detail.

A film chronicling the last days of Ilan Halimi, a young Parisian Jew murdered by a self-proclaimed Islamist, was premiered in France on Wednesday night.

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Major Islamic conference in Paris accused of hosting hate speaker

By Shirli Sitbon, May 1, 2014

A speaker at France’s biggest Islamic event, the annual meeting of the Union of Islamic Organisations (UOIF), told the crowd that “all the misery in the world originates from the Jews and the Zionist barbarism”, according to a report in Le Figaro.

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Antisemitism in France: the statistics do not look good

By Naomi Firsht , May 1, 2014

Last Sunday, the European Jewish Congress and Tel Aviv University reported that there were more violent antisemitic incidents in France in 2013 than any country in the world.

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