Antisemitism

French soldiers stabbed while guarding Jewish centre

By Naomi Firsht, February 3, 2015

The three French soldiers stabbed while on-duty in Nice were patrolling a Jewish community centre.

The attacker, who has been named as Moussa Coulibaly, used an 8 in blade to attack the soldiers, injuring two in the face and one in the arm. He was detained soon after the attack.

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Anelka free to play in England after completing FA quenelle punishment

By Josh Jackman, February 2, 2015

Footballer Nicolas Anelka, who was banned for making a quenelle gesture, is free to play in England again.

The Football Association has confirmed that the former Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea striker recently completed his mandatory education course, in addition to serving a five-game ban, and therefore can again join a club in England.

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David Ward could lose Lib Dem whip again, says party’s senior Jewish minister

By Marcus Dysch, February 2, 2015

Controversial Liberal Democrat MP David Ward could be stripped of the party whip for his offensive tweets about Jews and Israel, according to the party’s most senior Jewish minister.

Crime Prevention Minister Lynne Featherstone said the Bradford East MP was treading a “thin line” with his regular attacks on social media.

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European Jewish leaders push to outlaw antisemitism

By Orlando Radice, February 2, 2015

European Jewish leaders have launched a campaign to create new continent-wide legislation that outlaws antisemitism.

The European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR), a panel of legal experts, presented a document on “tolerance” at a conference on extremism, part of a two-day event in Prague last week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

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Far-right group planning march in Stamford Hill

By Charlotte Oliver, February 2, 2015

A far-right nationalist group is planning a rally in Stamford Hill next month in protest against the “Jewification of Great Britain”.

News of the march, called “Liberate Stamford Hill”, has spread on Twitter and Facebook, with organiser Joshua Bonehill-Paine calling on his followers to “fight back” against the “Jewification” of the predominately Charedi area.

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Church of England investigates vicar for posts linking Israel to 9/11 attack

By Josh Jackman, January 30, 2015

A vicar who posted a link to an article suggesting Israel carried out the 9/11 attacks is being investigated by the Church of England.

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Football manager George Borg banned over Hitler jibe

By Josh Jackman, January 28, 2015

A football manager has been banned for five games and fined by the Football Association for telling supporters of a Jewish club: "You may be winning, but Hitler is going to deal with you."

George Borg threatened Wingate and Finchley fans during an Isthmian League Premier Division match in August.

He subsequently left his job at Enfield Town.

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Maureen Lipman: rising hate has made me consider leaving UK

By Marcus Dysch, January 28, 2015

The rise in antisemitic incidents across Britain has made Maureen Lipman considering leaving the country.

The Hull-born actress said her long-held fears over the future safety of Jews had developed into a genuine consideration of whether to move away over recent months.

In a Holocaust Memorial Day interview on LBC radio, Ms Lipman said she had thought about moving to New York or Israel.

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Europe marks Holocaust Memorial Day as Steven Spielberg warns of growing antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, January 27, 2015

Steven Spielberg has led Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, warning of growing antisemitism in Europe.

Speaking to Holocaust survivors in Krakow, Poland, ahead of an official service at the concentration camp, he said there were renewed attempts to “banish” Jews from the continent.

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