I have Jewish friends, says Austrian MP fired for antisemitism

By Naomi Firsht, November 3, 2015

Austrian MP Susanne Winter has been fired by the far-right Freedom Party for agreeing with an antisemitic comment on her Facebook page.


Birmingham University student is victim of antisemitic abuse on Twitter

By Naomi Firsht, November 2, 2015

A Jewish student at Birmingham University has been trolled with antisemitic abuse after she posted a photo of a poster of Hitler displayed on her campus.

Izzy Lenga, education officer at the Birmingham student union, posted the photo last week in order to highlight antisemitism.

The poster showed an image of the Nazi leader with the words “Hitler was right”.


Communal groups urge Labour to take action against Gerald Kaufman over ‘Jewish money’ remarks

By Josh Jackman, November 2, 2015

Leading communal bodies have asked the Labour Party to censure Sir Gerald Kaufman after the veteran MP accused Israel of fabricating attacks and claimed the Conservative Party has been influenced by “Jewish money”.


David Cesarani: An intellectual giant of his time

By Bernard Wasserstein, October 28, 2015

The great Jewish historians have generally been blessed with long lives. Salo Baron died at the age of 94; Simon Dubnow (at the hands of the Nazis) at 81; Gershom Scholem at 84. So shock at the death of David Cesarani is compounded by his comparative youth: he was just 58.


Labour veteran Sir Gerald Kaufman claims 'Jewish money' has influenced Conservatives

By Josh Jackman and Sandy Rashty, October 28, 2015

Veteran Labour MP Sir Gerald Kaufman has accused Israel of fabricating the recent knife attacks in the country and claimed the Conservative Party has been influenced by “Jewish money”.

Speaking at a Palestine Return Centre event in Parliament on Tuesday, Sir Gerald said that the British government had become more pro-Israel in recent years.


Police investigate after antisemitic graffiti daubed in Stamford Hill

By Rosa Doherty, October 28, 2015

Police are investigating after antisemitic graffiti was daubed on a building in Stamford Hill, north London.

Volunteer neighbourhood security group Shomrim said residents were “shocked” to find the “death to da Jew” scrawled on a window frame.

Hackney Police said they had removed the graffiti, in Heathland Road, on Tuesday.


London teacher banned from classroom ‘indefinitely’ after antisemitic Facebook post

By Sandy Rashty, October 19, 2015

A teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after he was convicted of posting an antisemitic message on social media.

Mahmudul Choudhury, 36, was banned from teaching last week by a panel ruling on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education.


Top gym sorry for Nazi graffiti

By Sandy Rashty, October 15, 2015

A LA fitness manager has apologised for his club’s failure to remove graffiti that compares Israelis to Nazis.

Chris Smith, regional manager of the leading healthclub’s branch in Kentish Town, north-west London, said the club would now remove a message that read: “Israelis are Nazis”.


Cameron pledges more protection for places of worship

By Josh Jackman, October 15, 2015

A significant rise in religious hate crime has led Prime Minister David Cameron to pledge more protection for synagogues, mosques and churches.

Incidents have risen by 43 per cent over the past year, according to Home Office statistics.

Mr Cameron said the increase was unacceptable, and that "we must do more to fight it".


Middle East needs ‘courageous leadership’ to stop violence, says Labour

By Josh Jackman, October 14, 2015

Labour has called for both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to work to de-escalate tensions following the rising violence, which it said was “deeply shocking”.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn said in a statement on Wednesday: “More killing will achieve nothing and the situation demands courageous leadership from Israeli and Palestinian politicians alike.