Antisemitism

Jews have money? That was a compliment, says Kanye West

By Rosa Doherty, December 22, 2013

Hip-hop star Kanye West has responded to the Anti-Defamation League’s claim that he made antisemitic remarks in a series of radio interviews.

In a radio discussion with DJ Sway on New York City's 105.1 FM last month, Mr West said: “Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people."

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‘Italy is slave to bankers like the Rothschilds’

By Rossella Tercatin, December 19, 2013

Antisemitic comments by a leader of a major new protest movement in Italy have sparked a mixture of outrage and resignation, and have been condemned by the prime minister.

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Clare Short defends vicar in Shoah denial affair

By Marcus Dysch, December 19, 2013

Former International Development Secretary Clare Short has waded into a row over a controversial Church of England vicar’s comments on Israel.

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The woman telling Google and Facebook how to delete the racists

By Marcus Dysch, December 19, 2013

In the fight against online antisemitism, Jardena Lande is an unsung heroine.

While David Cameron and other world leaders try to convince sites such as Facebook to do more to block users spreading hatred, Ms Lande and her colleagues at the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) have already enjoyed notable success.

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Croatian footballer banned over pro-Nazi chants

By Darren Witcoop, December 17, 2013

A Croatian international football player will miss next year's World Cup for his pro-Nazi chants.

Josip Simunic was handed a 10-game ban by Fifa for displaying "discriminatory behaviour" following his country's World Cup play-off win against Iceland last month.

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What do badgers have to do with Kristallnacht? Ask this farmer

By Rosa Doherty, December 12, 2013

The government’s cull of badgers is an emotive issue that has divided opinion across the English countryside.

So emotive in fact that protagonists on either side of the cull divide seem unable to resist making comparisons with the Holocaust.

First it was rock guitarist Brian May, who provoked Jewish anger earlier this year when he referred to the cull as a “genocide”.

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Senior Lib Dem meets communal leaders over Ward

By Marcus Dysch, December 11, 2013

Liberal Democrat chief whip Don Foster has met Jewish communal leaders to discuss the party’s controversial MP David Ward.

Representatives of the Board of Deputies, Community Security Trust and Jewish Leadership Council attended the session in Westminster on Wednesday last week.

Mr Foster is understood to have lavished praise on CST’s work to combat antisemitism.

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Anglican vicar says trust in Church is shaken after Stephen Sizer affair

By Marcus Dysch, December 6, 2013

A Church of England vicar has challenged the handling of an investigation into a fellow Anglican whose blog linked to websites promoting Holocaust denial and Zionist conspiracy theories.

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Backing for university hate speech guidelines

By Charlotte Oliver, December 5, 2013

Jewish community representatives gave the thumbs up this week to new guidelines published by Universities UK on tackling hate speakers on campus.

But they expressed disappointment over the use of a fictional case study, which described Jewish students shouting down a pro-Palestinian speaker.

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MP defends Hitler ally at antisemitism seminar

By Valentina Jovanovski, November 29, 2013

A politician from Hungary’s ruling party, Fidesz, tried to defend the legacy of Hitler ally and Hungarian wartime leader Miklós Horthy at a conference on antisemitism in Budapest on Monday.

“The phenomenon of Horthy should not be the victim of politics in an age when not even history… has had time to digest the matter,” said László Simon.

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