Antisemitism

Kedem staff member doused in ‘burning’ chemical in hate attack

By Marcus Dysch, November 3, 2014

Police are investigating a hate attack in which a worker at an Israeli cosmetics stall was covered with a suspicious liquid.

The teenager was working on the Kedem outlet in Glasgow’s St Enoch Centre when the incident occurred on October 25.

She did not suffer serious injury when the “burning” chemical was thrown over her by a gang of youths.

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'Burn the Jews' bus bigot jailed

By JC Reporter, October 31, 2014

A man who hurled antisemitic abuse at Jewish travellers on a packed London bus has been jailed.

Ian Campbell, 42, of Bowes Road, London N11, was handed a 16-week prison sentence for a racially aggravated public order offence.

He also received a 4-week sentence for a separate theft offence.

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Ed Miliband condemns 'appalling' antisemitic abuse of Luciana Berger

By Marcus Dysch, October 31, 2014

Labour leader Ed Miliband has condemned the antisemitic abuse targeted at his shadow cabinet colleague Luciana Berger.

Mr Miliband said the abuse was “utterly appalling” and urged social media companies to do more to tackle the problem.

The JC had earlier revealed the extent of the attacks – including death threats – aimed at Ms Berger in the past ten days.

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Pensioners clash over 'banter' at voice forum

By Rosa Doherty, October 31, 2014

A man thrown out of a pensioners meeting for claiming a comment was antisemitic insists he is still awaiting an apology.

Harry Spillman, 67, who is Jewish, was taking part in the Blackpool Senior Voice Forum, when he claims the chairman, Geoff Newman, made a comments he found offensive at their July meeting.

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Neo-Nazi gave out internet abuse tips in campaign against Luciana Berger

By Marcus Dysch, October 30, 2014

A neo-Nazi website based in the US is behind a co-ordinated campaign of antisemitic abuse targeting Britain's youngest Jewish MP, the JC can reveal.

The site provides a user guide to harassing Luciana Berger and has created offensive images to be shared by internet trolls and sent to her via social media sites.

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French Jews turn to Krav Maga for self-defence

By Sandy Rashty, October 28, 2014

Young French Jews are now taking more Krav Maga lessons in a bid to protect themselves against the spike in antisemitism.

According to a report in Arutz Sheva, last week French teenagers went to Israel to partake in a special martial arts defence programme in Netanya called ‘Magen’.

The defence programme is geared to protecting French Jewish schools and synagogues.

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Lib Dems will not take action over David Ward's 'Israel control' tweet

By Marcus Dysch, October 28, 2014

Controversial Liberal Democrat MP David Ward will not face disciplinary action after using Twitter to post an Israel-related message which included an antisemitic trope.

Mr Ward took to Twitter on Saturday night, telling followers: “After Commons Palestine vote what next? Need to expose Pro-Israel control of MPs against recognition.”

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Writer of Dreyfus novel wins thriller prize

By Naomi Firsht, October 27, 2014

Robert Harris won the prize for best thriller of the year with his novel An Officer and a Spy depicting the Dreyfus Affair.

Mr Harris was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for best thriller last weekend at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

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Luciana Berger targeted by antisemites after jailing of abusive internet troll

By Marcus Dysch, October 24, 2014

The jailing of an internet troll who sent antisemitic messages to MP Luciana Berger has sparked a wave of copycat abuse targeting the Labour shadow cabinet member.

Merseysider Garron Helm was handed a four-week prison term on Monday after admitting sending an “obscene” Hitler-related tweet to Ms Berger.

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Faiths unite as 2,500 rally against hate

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 23, 2014

Jews, Muslims and Christians joined together to condemn antisemitism at a rally attended by an estimated 2,500 people.

On a day of unity, even the political divide was bridged, with a message from Chancellor George Osborne read out by Labour MP Ivan Lewis.

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