Antisemitism

Antisemitic graffiti attack in Birmingham park

By Rosa Doherty, June 11, 2015

A neo-Nazi group has defaced a menorah in a Birmingham park by hanging a swastika flag over it and daubing graffiti on it.

A video of vandals from the pro-Hitler hate group National Action shows them marking the parks gates with antisemitic graffiti.

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David Cameron says far-right Golders Green protesters should feel ‘full force of the law’

By Marcus Dysch, June 10, 2015

David Cameron has said activists who engage in an antisemitic demonstration planned for Golders Green next month should face “the full force of the law”.

He was responding to a question from Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons.

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Cross-communal group launches in protest at planned nationalist rally

By Josh Jackman, June 8, 2015

A group founded to oppose a planned extremist protest “against Jewish privilege” has launched with a cross-communal event in Golders Green, north-west London.

Around 50 people attended the Golders Green Together event, with leaders from Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Jewish organisations voicing their strong opposition to the proposed demonstration.

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Man charged over threats to kill two Jewish men in London

By JC Reporter, June 5, 2015

A man has been charged with a racially/religiously aggravated offence after two Jewish men were allegedly racially abused and threatened.

The men, described as “visibly Jewish”, were approached while walking on the River Lea towpath in Hackney, east London, and subjected to a tirade of antisemitic abuse.

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Nicola Sturgeon says level of antisemitism in Scotland is 'unacceptable'

By Marcus Dysch, June 5, 2015

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to hold a series of public meetings with the country’s Jewish community to discuss concerns, including antisemitism.

In her first formal meeting with representatives of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, Ms Sturgeon said she found the level of Jew-hatred experienced in Scotland “unacceptable”.

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We'll keep on fighting hate, says minister

By Marcus Dysch, June 4, 2015

The government will continue to regard the fight against antisemitism as a serious issue, a new minister has told a parliamentary group dedicated to combating Jew-hatred.

Baroness Williams confirmed that the new Conservative administration would back initiatives introduced in the previous parliament.

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Tony Blair to tackle European antisemitism in new role

By Marcus Dysch, June 4, 2015

Tony Blair has revealed he will work to tackle antisemitism across Europe in a new role.

After quitting as the Quartet’s Middle East envoy, Mr Blair is to become chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR).

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New government will continue to fight antisemitism, minister tells parliamentary group

By Marcus Dysch, June 2, 2015

The government will continue to fight antisemitism “seriously”, a new minister has told a parliamentary group dedicated to combating Jew-hatred.

Baroness Williams confirmed that the new Conservative administration would back initiatives introduced in the previous parliament and would report regularly on its progress in tackling antisemitism.

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Man arrested over Hitler salute

By Rosa Doherty, June 1, 2015

A man has been arrested after he was seen making a Nazi salute.

A member of the Jewish neighbourhood watch group Shomrim had witnessed the man make the gesture and and shout "Heil Hitler" at Jews in a street in Stamford Hill, north London.

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Police protecting me from antisemites, says abuse inquiry head Sue Berelowitz

By JC Reporter, June 1, 2015

The former Deputy Children’s Commissoner for England has revealed how she was a victim of antisemitic abuse.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Sue Berelowitz, who leads the government inquiry into sex abuse, said police were having to patrol to protect her after she was subjected to “vile” insults on social media.

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