Antisemitism

David Cameron takes tough line over Israel boycotts

By Marcus Dysch, October 2, 2014

David Cameron has again moved to reassure British Jews of the government’s commitment to tackling antisemitism.

He said he understood concerns following the rise in antisemitic incidents which followed the Gaza conflict in the summer, and reiterated the government’s opposition to boycotts of Israel.

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TfL questions driver over bus abuse affair

October 2, 2014

Transport for London has said it will take "appropriate action" after a driver failed to respond when a man on his bus shouted antisemitic abuse at passengers, including young children.

Paul Edwards, the correspondence manager for buses at TfL, said the incident "has been fully investigated by both Arriva, the bus operator, and the Metropolitan Police.

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Liverpool will act over new year hate tweets

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 2, 2014

Liverpool Football Club is expected to take a tough line with tweeters who responded to the club's Rosh Hashanah greeting with a torrent of racist messages.

A source at the club told the JC that Liverpool was considering banning anyone convicted of sending the tweets from attending matches at its Anfield stadium.

The news comes after the club was crticised by the city's Jewish community for

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TfL says it will act against driver in bus bigot incident

By JCReporter, October 1, 2014

Transport for London has said it will take “appropriate action” against a driver who failed to respond when a commuter on his bus shouted antisemitic abuse at young children and passengers.

Paul Edwards, correspondence manager for buses at TfL, said: “I can assure you that this matter has been fully investigated by both Arriva, the bus operator, and the Metropolitan Police.

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May promises to eliminate neo-Nazi and Islamist extremism

By Marcus Dysch, September 30, 2014

Home Secretary Theresa May has outlined fresh plans to tackle radical extremists including neo-Nazis in Britain.

She said the government intended to disrupt the efforts of Islamists and extreme groups by restricting their use of internet sites including social networks and by banning hate preachers from speaking in public.

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Liverpool FC Rosh Hashanah tweet prompts torrent of hate

By Naomi Firsht, September 29, 2014

A Rosh Hashanah tweet from Liverpool Football Club was removed after it received a barrage of antisemitic abuse online.

The club tweeted on Thursday night: “Liverpool FC would like to wish all our Jewish supporters around the world a happy new year. #RoshHashanah.”

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Man charged over antisemitic abuse on bus

By JCReporter, September 26, 2014

Police have charged a man in connection with an antisemitic incident on a busy London bus.

Ian Campbell, 42, of Bowes Road, London N11 was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence on Thursday afternoon.

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Bus bigot affair: man arrested

By JC Reporter, September 25, 2014

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with an antisemitic incident on a busy London bus.

The 43-year-old man from Haringey, north London, was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence this afternoon.

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Police appeal for information on bus bigot

By JC Reporter, September 24, 2014

Police have appealed for information about an antisemitic incident which took place on a busy London bus carrying Jewish schoolchildren.

The incident witnessed by JC reporter Rosa Doherty happened last Tuesday between Golders Green and Muswell Hill.

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Columnist claims Ed Miliband believes hostility towards him is fuelled by antisemitism

By Naomi Firsht, September 23, 2014

Ed Miliband believes antisemitism may be behind some of the hostility towards him, a leading journalist has claimed.

Columnist Rachel Sylvester wrote in The Times that, although Mr Miliband may well be the most English Labour leader for the past 40 years, he privately believes many people see him as an “outsider” and “strange” because of his Jewish heritage.

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