Antisemitism

Explicit antisemitism remains rare in media and political discourse, says CST report

By Marcus Dysch, November 27, 2015

The use of Nazism to attack Jews and Zionists in Britain is on the rise, according to a leading antisemitism watchdog.

A report published by the Community Security Trust, which monitors antisemitism in Britain, revealed an unprecedented level of Jew-hatred.

The growth of social media was having a clear impact on the spread of antisemitic discourse, threats and themes than ever before.

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French comedian Dieudonné jailed for questioning the Holocaust

By Josh Jackman, November 25, 2015

French comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala has been jailed for two months after questioning the existence of the Nazi gas chambers during a stand-up performance.

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Swastika spray-painted on wall in Highgate

By Josh Jackman, November 17, 2015

A swastika has been spray-painted on a wall in north London.

The offensive black sign left below the Jackson’s Lane street sign near Highgate tube station was spotted on Tuesday.

Jewish couple Michael and Clarissa Israel reported the graffiti, with Mr Israel telling the Evening Standard that it had left him “shocked.”

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Poland’s new defence minister 'agreed with antisemitic conspiracy theory'

By Sandy Rashty, November 11, 2015

Poland’s new defence minister allegedly claimed that there is a Jewish plan to dominate the world.

The reported comments by Antoni Macierewicz, who represents the right-wing Law and Justice party, were revealed after his party secured an absolute majority in the country’s general election.

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SNP politician 'apologises' for 'offence caused' by antisemitic tweet

By Marcus Dysch, November 9, 2015

The Scottish National Party has apologised on behalf of a MSP after she posted an antisemitic image on Twitter “in error”.

Sandra White, who represents the party in the Glasgow Kelvin seat at Holyrood, had highlighted a cartoon of piglets suckling a large pig with the word “Rothschild” written on it and showing a bank with a Star of David.

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Did Jeremy Corbyn back artist whose mural was condemned as antisemitic?

By Marcus Dysch, November 6, 2015

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn apparently backed the painting of a mural which was condemned as having antisemitic undertones.

The graphic, Freedom for Humanity, was painted on a property near Brick Lane in London’s East End by renowned international graffiti artist Kalen Ockerman, known as Mear One, in 2012.

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Man arrested after Shomrim volunteers abused

By Josh Jackman, November 6, 2015

Police officers have arrested a man on suspicion of racially abusing Shomrim volunteers who were helping a burglary victim.

Members of the Jewish volunteer security service spotted the attempted burglary at around 12:45pm on Thursday while patrolling in Hackney, east London, and called police to help.

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MPs acknowledge link between Israeli-Palestinian conflict and rising antisemitism in Britain

By Marcus Dysch, November 5, 2015

More than 30 MPs have signed a Parliamentary motion noting the links between rising antisemitism in Britain and violence between Israel and the Palestinians.

It acknowledged that the single biggest contributing factor to the growth of Jew hatred in 2014 had been the Gaza conflict.

Philippa Whitford, Scottish National Party MP for Central Ayrshire, tabled the Early Day Motion on Wednesday.

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Club closes after brawl

November 5, 2015

A London nightclub popular with celebrities has closed temporarily after a mass brawl believed to have been sparked by antisemitic abuse.

Boujis was ordered to close for two weekends after 16 people were involved in a fight outside the venue.

Footage from mobile phones included one person shouting "f---ing Jews".

Seven people were arrested and issued with fixed penalty notices.

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I have Jewish friends, says Austrian MP fired for antisemitism

By Naomi Firsht, November 3, 2015

Austrian MP Susanne Winter has been fired by the far-right Freedom Party for agreeing with an antisemitic comment on her Facebook page.

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