Antisemitism

Antisemitism in France: the statistics do not look good

By Naomi Firsht , May 1, 2014

Last Sunday, the European Jewish Congress and Tel Aviv University reported that there were more violent antisemitic incidents in France in 2013 than any country in the world.

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Blue singer Antony Costa on Twitter antisemitism

By Sandy Rashty, April 28, 2014

British singer Anthony Costa has been targeted by antisemitic trolls on Twitter.

The former Blue band member, whose mother is Jewish, told the Daily Star: "I get it all the time, I've had antisemitic comments, 'Jewish c***' and 'I hope your mum dies', everyone's got an opinion now."

The 32-year-old added: "No one prepares you for the other side of fame.

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Islamic leader ‘made hate comments’ at Paris conference

By Charlotte Oliver, April 25, 2014

An influential Muslim leader was accused of making antisemitic comments at one of France’s largest events on Islam on Wednesday.

Hani Ramadan, a Swiss Imam, allegedly said in a speech at the 31st Congress of the Union of Islamic Organisations in France (UOIF), held in Paris, that “all the evil in the world originates from the Jews and the Zionist barbarism”.

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The Haggadah got it right

By Jonathan Freedland, April 24, 2014

Man cannot live by bread alone — still, a slice or two makes a nice change after eight days of matzahs. Some JC readers will, I know, be glad to see the back of Pesach for another year, glad if they don’t clap eyes on another box of Rakusen’s this side of 2015. But I am not one of them. I’ve always loved Passover.

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Shop owner defends selling 'neo-Nazi' brand

By Rosa Doherty, April 24, 2014

A London shop owner under fire for selling clothes favoured by neo-Nazis insists his store has no connection with right-wing extremists.
Zsolt Mogyorodi opened the Viking Thor shop stocking Thor Steinar clothes, a German brand that has been described as the far-right's favourite outfitter.

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Hull City player fined for praising Anelka’s quenelle

By Marcus Dysch, April 24, 2014

The Football Association has fined Hull City striker Yannick Sagbo £15,000 after he tweeted support for Nicolas Anelka’s infamous quenelle gesture.

Sagbo will also be forced to take part in an education programme as punishment for claiming Anelka was a “legend” when he performed the antisemitic sign.

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Caracas blames Zionism for antisemitism

By Isabel de Bertodano, April 18, 2014

Jews in Venezuela have said they are concerned by a fresh surge of antisemitism as the political crisis in the country continues.

Government officials have targeted the Jewish community among those they blame for unrest in the country, in which 39 people have been killed.

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‘KKK killer’ is nice and friendly, says Missouri mayor

By Charlotte Oliver, April 17, 2014

The man who is alleged to have shot dead three people at a Jewish community centre and home for the elderly near Kansas City has been described as “nice and friendly” by the Mayor of Marionville, Missouri, Dan Clevenger.

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Shock at teacher’s ‘gas’ slur

By Charlotte Oliver, April 17, 2014

Parents and former pupils at North London Collegiate School have expressed their shock over an incident in which a teacher told a Jewish pupil she would be “sent to a gas chamber”.

The outburst happened at the £6,000-per-term girls’ school in Edgware when the 17-year-old, who has not been named, jumped the lunch queue.

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‘KKK’ gunman kills three in attack on Jewish community buildings

By Dan Friedman and Daniel Easterman, April 14, 2014

Three people have been killed in shootings at a Jewish community centre and home for the elderly near Kansas City in the US.

According to local media reports, the prime suspect is Frazier Glenn Cross Jr, a 73-year-old former leader Ku Klux Klan leader who has a long history of antisemitism and racism.

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