George Osborne condemns antisemitism in message to Manchester rally

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 19, 2014

Chancellor George Osborne has condemned attacks against Jews.

In a message to participants at Sunday's Say No to Antisemitism rally, Mr Osborne said: “Whatever one's views about the politics of Israel and Gaza there is absolutely no place in our country for antisemitic attacks.”


Football team walk off after racist abuse

By Josh Jackman, October 14, 2014

The Football Association is investigating claims that antisemitic taunts were made during a match involving a Jewish under-16 team.

Manchester Maccabi players were called "Jewish pricks" and told "you've got no foreskins" in their game against Curzon Ashton in a local Manchester league.

Maccabi's manager Anthony Dennison removed his players from the pitch in the face of the abuse.


Man pleads guilty in bus bigot case

By JC Reporter, October 9, 2014

A man has admitted shouting antisemitic abuse on a crowded London bus.

Ian Campbell pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence at Hendon Magistrates Court.

The court heard that Campbell, 42, of Bowes Road, London N11, shouted the abuse on a packed 102 bus in Golders Green, which had Jewish school children on board.


Making no impact

October 7, 2014

For those who believe in Israel's right to defend itself and who reject antisemitism, it is easy to feel swamped with bad news.


Anglican vicar attacked over Iran conference

By Marcus Dysch, October 7, 2014

A controversial Anglican vicar has been criticised for speaking alongside panellists with convictions for antisemitism at an anti-Zionist conference in Iran.

Jewish communal leaders condemned the participation of Reverend Stephen Sizer as incompatible with his position as a minister and called on the Church of England to mount an investigation.

Rev Sizer took part in the New Horizon event wh


Galliano gets top fashion job

By Naomi Firsht, October 6, 2014

John Galliano is rejoining the fashion world three years after an antisemitic rant saw him fired from Dior and excommunicated from the industry.

The British designer has been taken on as creative director of fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.

Mr Galliano, 53, spent almost 15 years at Dior before his drunken antisemitic rant in La Perle, a bar in Paris in 2011.


Kick It Out reports Liverpool new year hate tweets to police

By JC Reporter, October 3, 2014

Football anti-racism body Kick It Out has reported to the police the antisemitic tweets that followed a Rosh Hashanah greeting from Liverpool FC.

Liverpool had posted the new year greeting on its Twitter feed, which is followed by 3.24 million people.

It read: “Liverpool FC would like to wish all our Jewish supporters around the world a happy new year. #RoshHashanah.”


David Cameron takes tough line over Israel boycotts

By Marcus Dysch, October 2, 2014

David Cameron has again moved to reassure British Jews of the government’s commitment to tackling antisemitism.

He said he understood concerns following the rise in antisemitic incidents which followed the Gaza conflict in the summer, and reiterated the government’s opposition to boycotts of Israel.


TfL questions driver over bus abuse affair

October 2, 2014

Transport for London has said it will take "appropriate action" after a driver failed to respond when a man on his bus shouted antisemitic abuse at passengers, including young children.

Paul Edwards, the correspondence manager for buses at TfL, said the incident "has been fully investigated by both Arriva, the bus operator, and the Metropolitan Police.


Liverpool will act over new year hate tweets

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 2, 2014

Liverpool Football Club is expected to take a tough line with tweeters who responded to the club's Rosh Hashanah greeting with a torrent of racist messages.

A source at the club told the JC that Liverpool was considering banning anyone convicted of sending the tweets from attending matches at its Anfield stadium.

The news comes after the club was crticised by the city's Jewish community for