UJS stand vandalised by anti-Israel activists at NUS conference

By Jennifer Lipman, April 25, 2012

The Union of Jewish Students has urged "strong action" to be taken after anti-Israel activists attacked their stall at the annual National Union of Students conference on Tuesday.

UJS staff returned to their stall to discover their logo had been covered with anti-Israel stickers, including over the star of David symbol. The stickers called for people to "boycott Israeli goods".


Non-Jewish man can sue for antisemitism

By Jennifer Lipman, April 24, 2012

A truck-driver has been told he can sue his former employer for antisemitism – despite the fact that he is Christian.

Myron Cowher was told that the case he wanted to bring against a construction company and three of its senior staff was lawful, although the New Jersey judge did not rule on whether the allegations themselves had any merit.


Road named after anti-Jewish mayor gets makeover

By Jennifer Lipman, April 23, 2012

An Austrian road named after Vienna's notoriously antisemitic former mayor is to be renamed, in a move that has been hailed as a positive step by Jewish organisations.


So, why doesn't Mel Gibson have a Jewish problem?

By Jennifer Lipman, April 19, 2012

If ever you browse the pages of a gossip magazine, you will learn that celebrities are no different to you or me. "We want to be treated like everybody else," they say plaintively, from their Malibu mansions and personal Jacuzzis, champagne glass in hand. "We just want a normal life."


Warning about impact on European Jews if Israel strikes Iran

By Zoe Winograd, April 18, 2012

European Jewish Congress President, Dr Moshe Kantor, has warned European leaders of a "tsunami of hate" in Europe if unrest escalated in the Middle East.


Third of Britons: Dislike of Jews 'understandable' because of Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, April 17, 2012

More than a third of Britons believe dislike of Jews is understandable given the actions of Israel.

According to a Europe-wide survey on prejudice and discrimination on the continent, conducted by Germany's Friedrich Ebert Foundation, 13.9 per cent of people in the UK believe that Jews wield too much influence in this country.


Mel Gibson's Maccabees film shelved as writer attacks him for hating Jews

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2012

Mel Gibson’s attitude toward the Jewish community has come under scrutiny once again after a Hollywood screenwriter accused him of hating Jews.


Why we should all be more like sorry Ken

By Gerald Jacobs, April 11, 2012

One of the most salutary effects of ageing is the realisation that the advancing years do not necessarily bring wisdom or emotional maturity. When something goes wrong, you still look for somebody else to blame. If you break a vase, you curse whoever left it in your way, and any motoring mishap is inevitably the other driver's fault.


'Antisemitic' pro-Hitler article falsely attributed to Jewish Rutgers student

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2012

A Jewish student at a well-regarded New Jersey college has accused his peers of harassing him for his conservative and pro-Israel views.

Aaron Marcus attends Rutgers University and for the last year has written a regular column for its independent student publication The Daily Targum, with particular focus on his religious and political affiliations.


Ukrainian Jew flown to Israel after assault

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2012

A Ukrainian man who was apparently attacked because he was identifiably Jewish has been flown to Israel for medical treatment.

Yeshivah student Aharon Alexander Gorshonov, was said to have been beaten up after he left the synagogue in Kiev on second night seder wearing a kippah.