Antisemitism

Sweden orders inquiry into hate vandalism

By Nathalie Rothschild, April 11, 2014

The swedish government has ordered an inquiry into hate assaults and vandalism following an intensification of neo-Nazi attacks on Jewish and Muslim targets.



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New low as racist abuse aimed at Irish politician Alan Shatter

By Marcus Dysch, April 11, 2014

The campaign of antisemitic abuse against Ireland’s most senior Jewish politician has intensified with images of Nazi soldiers, swastikas and a package of white powder sent to his home.

Justice Minister Alan Shatter’s Jewish background, support for Israel and even domestic reform policies have been used as excuses for antisemitic insults.

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Former CST boss will help Muslim group battle Islamophobia

By Marcus Dysch, April 10, 2014

British Jewry’s leading communal security expert has explained why he felt obliged to help a Muslim group tackle Islamophobia.

Richard Benson, who retired as chief executive of the Community Security Trust last year after 12 years at the helm, was appointed co-chair of the Tell Mama group this week.

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This is not just about recession — Europeans must look much deeper

By Matthew Goodwin, April 10, 2014

For those who monitor Europe’s far right, these have been busy weeks.

Following her success in France’s municipal elections and her subsequent decision to ban halal and kosher food in schools under her jurisdiction, there are whispers that NF leader Marine Le Pen is considering running for president of the European Commission.

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British Jews need US-style anti-defamation league says ex-MP

By Marcus Dysch, April 3, 2014

A British version of the American Anti-Defamation League should be formed to increase efforts to tackle antisemitism, a senior communal figure has claimed.

Former MP Eric Moonman said “enemies of the Jews have got away with it for a long time” and urged the community to fight back.

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Big rise in antisemitic attacks on New York Jews

By Marcus Dysch, April 2, 2014

Attacks on Jews in New York more than trebled last year, according to figures released by the Anti-Defamation League.

There were 22 assaults on Jewish New Yorkers in 2013, compared to just six in the previous 12 months.

The ADL said it could not explain the significant rise, but it is thought the "knockout game" trend was partly responsible.

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JC Editor's Choice event with Education Secretary Michael Gove

April 2, 2014

Education Secretary Michael Gove spoke to hundreds of JC readers at a special event in London on Monday, co-hosted by the JC and JW3. In a wide-ranging discussion with former JC editor Ned Temko, Mr Gove revealed his thoughts on issues including faith schools, the teaching of evolution and antisemitism on university campuses. Watch the debate here.

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FA charges Sagbo and Assou-Ekotto over the quenelle

By Marcus Dysch, April 1, 2014

The Football Association has charged two Premier League footballers with improper conduct relating to the quenelle.

Hull City striker Yannick Sagbo and Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto had both posted messages on Twitter relating to the antisemitic gesture.

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Hate fears push French aliyah to new high

By Marcus Dysch, March 31, 2014

The level of French aliyah to Israel soared in the first two months of the year, according to new figures.

The Jewish Agency revealed on Sunday that 854 people had left France for Israel in January and February.

That figure was more than three times the number during the same months in 2013.

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Hostility fears keep Israeli students away from UK

By Marcus Dysch, March 28, 2014

A false perception that Britain is hostile towards Israelis has led to fewer students coming to study, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has claimed.

Mr Willetts said closer research links and increased academic exchanges with Israelis were needed to reverse the decline.

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