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.


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.


Teenagers admit beating up Orthodox Jewish man

By Rosa Doherty, January 26, 2015

A gang of teenagers have pleaded guilty to racially aggravated assault after they decided to go “Jew-bashing” during last summer’s Gaza conflict.

Balawal Sultan, Kesa Malik, Hassnain Aliamin, and a 16-year-old planned to target a member of the Orthodox Jewish population in Gateshead, a court heard.


Israeli backpackers abused during antisemitic attack in Argentina

By Naomi Firsht, January 23, 2015

Israeli backpackers suffered hours of antisemitic abuse while trapped inside a hostel in Argentina.

The group of Israeli tourists were staying at hostel Onda Azul in the southern Patagonia region when they were woken by three men wielding broken bottles and large sticks on Monday.

The attackers screamed: “You s**t Jews, you are trying to take over Patagonia.”


Most Ukip voters would not accept a Jewish prime minister, poll reveals

By Marcus Dysch, January 23, 2015

Fewer than half of all Ukip supporters would be prepared to accept a Jewish politician becoming prime minister, polling has revealed.

Only 48 per cent of people intending to vote for the party agreed that a Jewish leader would be as acceptable as any other in Downing Street.


Time to stop the point-scoring

By Geoffrey Alderman, January 22, 2015

In the aftermath of the Paris outrages an unseemly row has broken out about the safety of Jews in the UK. On January 14, under the headline "Majority of British Jews feel they have no future in UK," the Independent ran a story based upon surveys carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Campaign Against Antisemitism.


Why can't we know the religion of those who commit crimes?

By Keith Porteous Wood, January 22, 2015

The editor of the Jewish Chronicle and I recently spoke on the LBC radio station about the horrendous carnage in Paris.


Footballers forced to train in equality

By Josh Jackman, January 22, 2015

A Sunday League junior football team who had a player shouting antisemitic abuse during a match against a Jewish side has been told all of its officials, players and their parents must attend an equality workshop.

The punishment for under-16s side Curzon Ashton's disorderly conduct aggravated by discrimination is unprecedented for a Manchester County Football Association side.

The player sho


The CAA poll debate: No question about it - our survey was bulletproof

By Gideon Falter, January 22, 2015

Last week Campaign Against Antisemitism published a thorough and professional “antisemitism barometer”.
We commissioned YouGov to poll the British public’s attitudes towards Jews and surveyed the Jewish community’s reactions to antisemitism ourselves.


The CAA poll debate: These figures are not to be trusted

By Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, January 22, 2015

Assessing UK antisemitism is not a suitable subject for propaganda games. Last week a new Jewish pressure group called Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) rushed out a deeply flawed report following the outrages in Paris. This presumably was to take advantage of the prevailing panic to gain publicity for unfounded statements about a “tsunami” of Jew-hatred in Britain.