Jewish journalist claims he was ‘throttled’ and abused outside Respect rally

By Marcus Dysch, May 6, 2015

A Jewish journalist claims he was racially abused and assaulted outside a Respect party election rally in Bradford.

Ben Judah was in the city preparing a report for the Politico website when he says he was called a “****ing Jew” and ejected from the event.

The alleged incident, on Sunday, has been reported to police and the Community Security Trust.


Ukip candidate sends abusive tweets to Jewish politicians

By Marcus Dysch, May 1, 2015

A Ukip election candidate has been suspended by the party for sending abusive tweets to Jewish MPs.

Posts from the account of Jack Sen, who is standing for the party in the seat of West Lancashire, targeted Labour’s Luciana Berger and Conservative chairman Grant Shapps.

The messages appeared to accuse the Jewish politicians of dual loyalty.


Fury over Tory candidate’s Miliband ‘the Jew’ Facebook post

By Marcus Dysch, April 27, 2015

A Conservative council candidate has been suspended by the party after she referred to Labour leader Ed Miliband as “the Jew”.

Gulzabeen Afsar is due to stand for the Tories in Derby’s local authority election next week.

In a Facebook status praising David Cameron’s leadership she told a friend she would never “drop that low and support the Al Yahud! Lol”.


Concern over gathering of Shoah deniers

By Josh Jackman, April 23, 2015

The community Security Trust says it will talk to police about a gathering of neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers at a top London hotel earlier this month.

Around 110 people, including former members of the far-right British National Party and National Front, attended the meeting at the four-star Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria, which had been booked online using the name London Forum.


Legislation to tackle antisemitism gathers pace in France

By Shirli Sitbon, April 23, 2015

The French government has presented draft legislation which includes 40 measures aimed at tackling the dramatic rise of antisemitism in the country.

It intends to back the plan with 100 million Euros of funding, to be used to train teachers in fighting intolerance.

A special government unit could also be set-up to challenge antisemitism and racism on social media sites.


Phone store boss attacks ‘arrogant Jews’

By Sandy Rashty, April 23, 2015

The assistant manager of an EE mobile phone shop has claimed “Jewish people are very arrogant”.

Daniel Reid made the comment after a staff member at his Tottenham Hale, north London, store was accused of turning away Jewish customers.


Amnesty rejects call to campaign against antisemitism

By Rosa Doherty, April 21, 2015

Amnesty International has rejected a motion to tackle the rise in antisemitic attacks in Britain at its annual conference.

The motion was tabled by Amnesty member Andrew Thorpe-Apps in March who said it was defeated at the International AGM on Sunday by 468 votes to 461.

Mr Thorpe Apps said: “It was the only resolution to be defeated during the whole conference.”


A truly stupid idea

April 16, 2015

We are all familiar with the attempts by some antisemites to hide their hatred of Jews by couching it in attacks on “Israel” or “Zionism” — just as when criticism of the “Israel lobby” is used as code for the idea that Jews control foreign policy.


TV dater shrugs off Twitter hate abuse

By Naomi Firsht, April 16, 2015

A London surveyor has revealed how taking part in a television dating show led to him being the victim of antisemitic abuse on Twitter.

Ori Reiss appeared in last week's episode of Channel 4's First Dates, where couples who have never met are filmed having dinner together.


Jews around world suffered ‘explosion of hatred’ in 2014

By Marcus Dysch, April 15, 2015

There was a substantial increase in attacks on Jews worldwide last year, Israeli researchers have found.

“An explosion of hatred” had been felt by Jewish communities, with the rise attributed partly to the response to last summer’s Gaza conflict.