Antisemitism

Swastika graffiti daubed on Manchester tram

By Marcus Dysch, January 22, 2016

Antisemitic graffiti has been daubed on a tram, leaving transport bosses searching for the culprit.

Swastikas and the word “Nazi” were drawn onto a seat in Manchester.

The vehicle was taken out of service after a passenger spotted the graffiti during a journey to the city centre earlier this week.

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Police called as pro-Israel meeting at King's College London disrupted by protesters

By Naomi Firsht, January 20, 2016

Police were called to a pro-Israel meeting at a London university after pro-Palestinian protesters smashed a window, threw chairs and set off fire alarms.

Over 100 people arrived at King's College London to hear former head of Shin Bet Ami Ayalon speak at an event organised by the university’s Israel Society.

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‘We can buy you and put you in ovens’, French embassy intern tells Israeli

By Naomi Firsht, January 15, 2016

A prestigious French university has expelled a student for making antisemitic remarks on social media.

Kuwaiti Amira Jumaa is the first student to be expelled from Sciences Po since the institution was founded in 1872.

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Machete attack teen faces terrorism charges

By Naomi Firsht, January 13, 2016

A teenager who attacked a Jewish teacher with a machete in the south of France is to face terrorism charges for attempted murder.

Benjamin Amsellem was on his way to work in Marseille on Monday morning wearing a kippah when the teen slashed at him with a machete, wounding him in the back and hand. He fell to the ground and protected himself with a book he had with him.

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Police investigate caller who made antisemitic comments on BBC phone-in

By Josh Jackman, January 11, 2016

Police have opened an investigation into a BBC radio caller who made antisemitic accusations throughout a 13-minute on-air conversation.

The caller, referred to as “Andy from St. Margaret’s”, told BBC Radio London host Simon Lederman that “Zionists” were “trying to control us more and more and more” and that Britain was dominated by “the Jewish financial system”.

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Southampton football fans banned over antisemitic abuse directed at Tottenham supporters

By JC Reporter, January 10, 2016

Two Southampton fans who made hissing sounds and directed Nazi-style salutes at Tottenham supporters have been banned from attending matches for three years.

Thomas Flynn, 22, and Michael Haydon, 23, shouted antisemitic abuse during a Premier League match at Southampton’s St Mary's Stadium on December 19.

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Police arrest three men over alleged antisemitic attack at London retail park

By Rosa Doherty, January 10, 2016

Police have arrested three men arrested in connection with an alleged antisemitic incident in a north London retail park.

The men - a 24-year-old, a 22-year-old, and an 18-year-old - have all been bailed to a date in late February pending further investigation.

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Dramatic rise in hate incidents in London

By Marcus Dysch, January 7, 2016

Antisemitic incidents almost doubled in one of the country's most Jewish populated boroughs in 2015, according to police figures.

There were 122 reports of such incidents in Hackney, the area of north-east London which is home to Britain's largest strictly Orthodox community, in the year from November 2014.

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Police investigate ‘Heil Hitler’ gas canister attack on strictly Orthodox Jewish shoppers

By Sandy Rashty, January 7, 2016

A group of strictly Orthodox Jews was reportedly attacked on Wednesday night, in what is believed to be an antisemitic incident.

Reports suggested two men and a woman in the Tottenham area of north London were pelted with gas canisters by a gang of three men who shouted: “Hitler is on the way to you. Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler.”

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Angela Merkel to address major international conference on fighting antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, January 6, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to address a major international conference against antisemitism, it has been announced.

The conference will be co-hosted by the German government in Berlin in March.

Mrs Merkel’s intention to speak about Jew hatred was unveiled by Bundestag vice-president Petra Pau during a visit to London this week.

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