Nearly half of Britons question loyalty of Jews

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

A survey has found that nearly half of Britons think that Jews are more loyal to Israel" than their own country.

The research, conducted for the US hate monitor, the Anti-Defamation League, looked at antisemitic attitudes in ten European countries, and compared the findings to the results of a similar survey in 2009.


French Jews in mourning after Toulouse murders

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

A vigil was held overnight in Toulouse as France's Jewish community reeled at its worst attack in 30 years.

Four people, three of whom were children , were killed yesterday after a gunman shot at pupils arriving at the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse. All the victims are to be buried in Israel.


Four killed at French Jewish school shooting

By Jessica Elgot, March 19, 2012

At least two children from a Jewish school in Toulouse, south-west France, were killed this morning after a man on a scooter opened fire.

Four people have been killed, including a father and his two sons and one other student.


O'Keefe and Atzmon 'persona non grata'

By Marcus Dysch, March 15, 2012

University Palestine Societies have condemned former US marine Ken O'Keefe following the controversy over his comments comparing Jews to Nazis.

Six groups – at campuses in Glasgow, Leeds, Dundee, Edinburgh and Liverpool – declared that Mr O'Keefe was "not welcome to speak" at their universities.


Fighting war on hate

March 8, 2012

All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism members Mike Gapes and Mike Freer addressed a Shabbat forum at Finchley Synagogue about their efforts to combat antisemitism.

In a discussion before more than 200 congregants moderated by shul chair Jon Mendelsohn, Mr Gapes discussed his early efforts in Parliament to counteract Holocaust denial and his continued campaign against hate on the in


Baroness Deech warns of campus racism

By Marcus Dysch, March 8, 2012

Universities must not be complacent in tackling campus antisemitism, a government minister has warned.

Baroness Verma, the Business, Innovation and Skills spokeswoman in the House of Lords, said laws on the issue were clear and reinforced: "There is absolutely no place in our universities for racism, including antisemitism."

She was responding to Baroness Deech, who asked the government to c


Itay Shechter faces antisemitic jeers at German club

By Jennifer Lipman, March 2, 2012

An Israeli footballer was the victim of antisemitic abuse after fans aimed a Nazi salute at him during a training session.

Itay Shechter, who plays for German side Kaiserslautern, was targeted by up to ten people chanting antisemitic jeers. They also made the Nazi salute, an illegal act under German law.

Mr Shechter, 24, moved to the club from Hapoel Tel Aviv last summer.


Hate blogger link to Czech President

By Nissan Tzur, March 1, 2012

The emergence of a photo of antisemitic Czech journalist Adam Bartos standing alongside Czech President Vaclav Klaus has caused an outrage among the European Jewish community and Czech politicians.

Mr Klaus has failed to explain how he came to appear in the photo, which Bartos published on his personal blog.


Soccer official calls for help at local level

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 1, 2012

The biggest threat to fighting antisemitism in football is the lack of competence in grassroots organisations, according to the Football Association's former director of corporate affairs.

Simon Johnson, who worked for the FA for more than seven years and led its first strategy group to tackle antisemitism, said that a process started by the football body to make county FAs robust enough to dea


Police investigate Mavi Marmara man hate speech

March 1, 2012

A controversial former US Marine is being investigated by police following allegations that he incited racial hatred at an Israel Apartheid Week event.

Ken O'Keefe screamed at audience members, said Israel "must be destroyed" and claimed Mossad was "directly involved" in the September 11 terror attacks on the United States.

He told an audience at Middlesex University's Free Palestine Society