Antisemitism

Paris erupts in hate…

By Natasha Lehrer, January 30, 2014

Horrifying footage has emerged of anti-government demonstrators in Paris chanting “Juif, la France n’est pas pour toi” (“Jew, France is not for you”) on the eve on International Holocaust Memorial Day last Sunday.

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Tories reject fresh claims over MP Aidan Burley's 'Nazi stag party' role

By Marcus Dysch, January 30, 2014

A Conservative MP who bought a Nazi fancy-dress outfit for a stag-do will not face any further investigation by his party despite fresh media claims that he misled an inquiry.

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Concentration camp employee suspended for designing 'Jews go home' poster

By Rosa Doherty, January 29, 2014

A graphic designer has been suspended after allegedly producing antisemitic posters while working for a concentration camp museum in Poland.

Police were called after the Majdanek museum discovered an employee called "Krzysztof K" had been making posters that said: "Jews go home", along with other offensive material.

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Hate crime at a high level

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 27, 2014

Antisemitic attacks now account for over a third of all religiously motivated hate crime in Greater Manchester, according to police figures released at the start of a hate crime awareness week.

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So much for the Polish renaissance

By Nissan Tzur, January 24, 2014

A major survey conducted by the Centre for Research on Prejudice at Warsaw University (CRP) has shown that modern forms of antisemitism in Poland remain constant while traditional Jew-hate is on the rise.

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Old hate dies hard, but things are changing

By Antony Lishak, January 24, 2014

Sipping coffee in the Lauder Morasha School (Warsaw’s only Jewish school), an elderly gentleman smiles over his plastic cup.

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Anti-racists promise 'heavy' protests over Jobbik leader's UK visit

By Rosa Doherty, January 24, 2014

Leading anti-racism groups have warned that the leader of the extreme-right Jobbik Party will face "heavy" protests should Theresa May let him enter the UK.

The Home Secretary is under pressure to ban Jobbik leader Gábor Vona ahead of his trip on Sunday, which coincides with the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Browned off: BBC fails to see offence in TV ‘joke’

By Sandy Rashty, January 23, 2014

Viewers of the popular BBC sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys have complained about a joke in the Christmas Day episode of the programme.

One complainant said the BBC in its response had failed to address his point about racism.

The episode showed characters playing a quiz game devised by a dyslexic character, Buster.

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Economist pulls ‘hurtful’ and ‘outrageous’ cartoon

By Marcus Dysch, January 23, 2014

The Economist has removed from its website a cartoon which appeared to show Barack Obama shackled by an Israel-controlled US Congress.

There had been immediate criticism of the cartoon from Jewish and pro-Israel groups in the United States.

The image was used to illustrate an article which investigated the possibilities of a deal with Iran over its nuclear ambitions.

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Hate comedian Dieudonne calls Anelka ‘courageous’

By Daniel Easterman, January 23, 2014

Dieudonne has pledged his full support for Nicolas Anelka in the ongoing row over the footballer’s use of the Nazi-style salute popularised by the antisemitic French comedian.

The comedian, who has been convicted of multiple antisemitic offences in France, said he was “proud” of the West Bromwich Albion striker, calling him “courageous”.

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