Antisemitism

New EU antisemitism tsar as report tracks rise in hate

October 8, 2015

Frans Timmermans, a former foreign minister of the Netherlands and the vice-president of the European Commission, has said he will act as the EU's first envoy on antisemitism.

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Antisemitic minister fired from Greek cabinet

By Victor Eliezer, October 1, 2015

The new Greek deputy transport minister, Dimitris Kammenos, was sacked 12 hours into his job for comparing the European Union to a concentration camp and calling homosexuals "pathetic".

The announcement that Mr Kammenos, an MP from the nationalist Independent Greeks party, would take a cabinet position in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's new coalition government triggered a public uproar.

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Police drop probe into alleged hate remarks at anti-Netanyahu protest

By Sandy Rashty, September 22, 2015

Police have dropped an investigation into a complaint made against a pro-Palestinian activist.

Last week, Jewish Human Rights Watch reported a video which appeared to show a woman supporting the killing of Jews at an anti-Israel protest outside Downing Street on September 9.

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BBC apologises over 'antisemitic' illustration in Proms programme

By Rosa Doherty, September 18, 2015

The BBC has apologised for causing offence after an "antisemitic" illustration was included in a BBC Proms programme.

Gillian Stern, from Finchley, said she was shocked that a "hideously and very obviously antisemitic cartoon" of the violinist Leopold Auer appeared in the programme for a Proms performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

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Police investigate pro-Palestinian protester over 'killing Jews' remark

By Sandy Rashty, September 18, 2015

Police are investigating a complaint made against a pro-Palestinian activist over comments in which she appeared to support the killing of Jews.

The woman was filmed making the remarks outside Downing Street, during an anti-Israel demonstration against a visit to London by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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'Queen's vagina' row

September 17, 2015

British Jewish artist Anish Kapoor announced last week that a Versailles politician was taking him to court for choosing to display antisemitic information on his sculpture, Dirty Corner.

The sculpture on display at the Château de Versailles - a large steel structure surrounded by large rocks, dubbed by French reporters "the queen's vagina" - was vandalised two weeks ago with antisemitic graff

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Jeremy Corbyn and the 'Minister for Jews'

By Marcus Dysch, September 16, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader has come amid divisions in his camp, with senior aides arguing over the apparent intention to appoint a “Minister for Jews”.

A series of leaks from those close to Mr Corbyn revealed a plan intended to pacify the Jewish community following concerns about his links to antisemites and Holocaust deniers.

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This is a way forward others can follow

By Sir Steve Smith, September 16, 2015

It is a primary duty of universities to uphold the fundamental principles of academic freedom and freedom of speech within the law.

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Luciana Berger: 'Why I joined Jeremy Corbyn's cabinet'

By Marcus Dysch, September 16, 2015

Britain’s youngest Jewish MP has explained her decision to take a role in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet despite his links to antisemites and Holocaust deniers.

Luciana Berger said she had a “full and frank discussion” with the new Labour leader before agreeing to become Shadow Mental Health Secretary.

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Shock over caricature in BBC Proms programme

By Rosa Doherty, September 16, 2015

Classical music lovers were left stunned when they spotted an "antisemitic" illustration in a BBC Proms programme.

Gillian Stern, from Finchley, said she was shocked that a "hideously and very obviously antisemitic cartoon" of the violinist Leopold Auer appeared in the programme for a Proms performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

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