Antisemitism

Ofsted investigating 'antisemitic material' found in schools

By Simon Rocker, December 17, 2015

Ofsted has said it cannot disclose further details of antisemitic material found during the inspection of unregistered Muslim schools because of the possibility of future prosecutions.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has asked the inspection service to prepare cases against schools suspected of operating beyond the law.

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Joshua Bonehill-Paine 'stirred up hatred against Jews', court hears

By Josh Jackman, December 14, 2015

A man charged with publishing material intended to incite racial hatred against Jews has heard the first part of the prosecution’s case against him.

Joshua Bonehill-Paine is an “extremist” who has expressed “virulently racist views in respect to the Jewish community,” a court heard on Monday.

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It's not alway a laugh, being a comedian

By Bennett Aaron, December 10, 2015

Next week I will be hosting a Jewish Christmas/Chanucah comedy night, an event that has become something of a seasonal tradition.

When I started organising this year's gig, I rang other comedians to check their availability. In each conversation the subject came up of what it's like being a Jewish comedian performing for non-Jewish audiences.

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Van driver ‘shouted antisemitic abuse at shul-goers’

By Sandy Rashty, December 8, 2015

Synagogue-goers were antisemitically abused by a man in a white van as they made their way home.

Police have said a person driving a white Ford Transit van last Saturday in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, shouted offensive language at a group walking along Deacons Hill Road at around 1pm.

It is understood that the driver made reference to Hitler and the “gas chambers”.

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Zac Goldsmith: I’ve been the victim of anti-Jewish abuse

By Sandy Rashty, December 7, 2015

Tory mayor of London candidate Zac Goldsmith has revealed he has received antisemitic abuse on Twitter.

Speaking at the annual Conservative Friends of Israel lunch on Monday, Mr Goldsmith, whose father Sir James was Jewish, said: “I was brought up by my father to identify very strongly as Jewish.

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LSE publishes blog post accusing Zionism of “delegitimising” and “dehumanising” Palestinians

By JC Reporter, December 3, 2015

The London School of Economics has published a post on its website accusing Zionism of being based on Jewish biblical “notions of separateness, superiority and entitlement”.

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I was shocked and confused: 13-year-old schoolgirl's reaction to snub from anti-Israel academic

By Marcus Dysch, December 2, 2015

A 13-year-old Israeli girl has described her shock after a Jewish academic refused her request for help with a school project “until there is peace in Palestine”.

Shachar Rabinovitch said she had been excited to email Marsha Levine, a former Cambridge University expert with more than 40 years of experience working with horses.

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Ex-Cambridge academic justifies boycotting Israeli schoolgirl by claiming ‘Jews have become Nazis'

By Marcus Dysch, December 1, 2015

A former Cambridge academic who told a 13-year-old Israeli girl she would answer her questions about horses when there is peace in Palestine has claimed “the Jews have become the Nazis”.

Marsha Levine, an expert on horses with more than 40 years of experience, said she could not help the teenager because she came from a country whose prime minister “wanted ethnic cleansing”.

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Explicit antisemitism remains rare in media and political discourse, says CST report

By Marcus Dysch, November 27, 2015

The use of Nazism to attack Jews and Zionists in Britain is on the rise, according to a leading antisemitism watchdog.

A report published by the Community Security Trust, which monitors antisemitism in Britain, revealed an unprecedented level of Jew-hatred.

The growth of social media was having a clear impact on the spread of antisemitic discourse, threats and themes than ever before.

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French comedian Dieudonné jailed for questioning the Holocaust

By Josh Jackman, November 25, 2015

French comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala has been jailed for two months after questioning the existence of the Nazi gas chambers during a stand-up performance.

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