Twitter shunning its moral duty

November 6, 2014

There could be no clearer demonstration of the seriousness with which Twitter regards antisemitism than its response over the past two weeks to the JC's attempts to elicit answers to a series of basic questions following the abuse of Luciana Berger.

There has been no response. Nothing.


Miliband joins in calls for action after 'shocking' Berger attacks

By Marcus Dysch, November 6, 2014

Ed Miliband has condemned the social media abuse directed at Luciana Berger.

The Labour leader said the "shocking attacks" on Ms Berger and fellow Jewish Labour MP Louise Ellman had "highlighted the new channels by which antisemites spread their vile views".

He called on social media sites to do "all they can" to protect users from online abuse.


Jailed bus bigot now has to get on board

By Rosa Doherty, November 6, 2014

Justice has been served for the man who I heard threaten "to burn the Jews" on a 102 bus full of schoolchildren in Golders Green in September.

After months of what became a JC campaign to find him and highlight the repeated failures of Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police to act on my 999 call, Ian Campbell is now serving 20 weeks in prison.


John Galliano loses unfair dismissal case against Dior

By Sandy Rashty, November 6, 2014

Fashion designer John Galliano has lost an unfair dismissal against Christian Dior – and been ordered to pay the top fashion house a symbolic €1.

The Gibraltar born designer was sacked by Dior after he was filmed telling two Italian women that Jews should be gassed. The incident took place in December 2010.


Ed Miliband issues antisemitism warning in Facebook post

By Marcus Dysch, November 4, 2014

The growth of antisemitism in Britain should serve as a wake-up call to those who think Jew-hatred is a thing of the past, Labour leader Ed Miliband has said.

Mr Miliband said he had spoken to Jewish families who expressed concern for their futures in Britain and urged a zero tolerance approach to tackle the problem of 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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.