Antisemitism

Scottish police upset over racism

By Cathy Forman, September 23, 2013

Scottish police have expressed dismay that Jewish community members see antisemitism as “normal”.

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Hungary: our Euro 2020 hosts?

By Valentina Jovanovski, September 18, 2013

On the heels of yet another antisemitic incident at a football match in Hungary, the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) has announced that it is bidding to host Euro 2020.

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David Baddiel says David Cameron is wrong over Y-word

September 18, 2013

Writer and comedian David Baddiel has criticised David Cameron for saying use of the word Yid by some football fans is not hate speech.

In an exclusive interview with the JC, the Prime Minister said that supporters of Tottenham Hotspur, who refer to themselves as Yiddos in terrace chants, should not face criminal charges.

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Can this Jew-hater G K Chesterton be a saint?

By Geoffrey Alderman, September 18, 2013

I never cease to be amazed at the lengths to which some will go to excuse or belittle clear expressions of antisemitism articulated by public figures, present or past. The issue of G K Chesterton, to which Oliver Kamm brought our attention in the JC last month, is a case in point.

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CST: Do not prosecute Spurs fans for using Y-word

By Marcus Dysch, September 17, 2013

The Community Security Trust has said it does not back criminal prosecutions for Spurs fans who use the word "Yid" in terrace football chants.

The charity moved to clarify its position following a week of debate on the issue, capped by Prime Minister David Cameron telling the JC that fans should not be prosecuted for using the term unless motivated by hate.

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New Agers fall for antisemitism

By Karen Harradine, September 17, 2013

Two years ago, I, a practising Jewish spiritualist, was sent a friend request on Facebook by a tarot card reader and healer. She seemed pleasant enough and in the world of New Age spiritualism it is always good to expand connections.

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CST security operation leads to peaceful new year

By Marcus Dysch, September 12, 2013

A small number of antisemitic incidents were reported over Rosh Hashanah, according to community security officials.

Large-scale operations were in place to protect Jewish communities around the country, with the Community Security Trust working closely with police.

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Fans split as FA gives Y-word the red card

By Josh Jackman, September 12, 2013

Football supporters have given a mixed reaction to a move by the game’s governing body to brand the word “Yid” offensive and warn that fans using the term could be liable to criminal charges.

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FA says football fans using Y-word could be banned

By Josh Jackman, September 10, 2013

The Football Association has said it regards ‘yid’ as an offensive term, and has warned fans they could face criminal charges for using it.

In a statement, FA general secretary Alex Horne said his organisation believes that the word “is likely to be considered offensive by the reasonable observer and considers the term to be inappropriate in a football setting.”

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Anti-Judaism — a prejudice far more deeply embedded than antisemitism

By David Nirenberg, September 3, 2013

I overheard a conversation in late September of 2001. I was sitting on a Manhattan subway on my way to give a talk on medieval Muslim-Christian relations at New York University. A construction worker on his way to the clean-up efforts at the World Trade Centre was talking to a friend, and they were debating the causes of 9/11.

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