Antisemitism

Southampton fan questioned over 'racist behaviour' at Spurs match

By Marcus Dysch, March 25, 2014

A supporter of Southampton football team has been questioned on suspicion of racist behaviour at last weekend's Premier League match with Tottenham Hotspur.

The 57-year-old was reported to police by two fellow Southampton fans during Sunday's game at White Hart Lane.

He was arrested and questioned by officers on suspicion of a "racially aggravated" offense.

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H&M withdraws 'offensive' star of David top

By Sandy Rashty, March 24, 2014

A high-street fashion chain has withdrawn a line of vest tops emblazoned with a skull at the centre of a large star of David.

H&M, which has 3,100 stores across 53 countries, confirmed that the men's vest top was removed on Monday morning in the wake of complaints from angry shoppers.

“The order has been stopped and the others have been pulled,” said a H&M spokeswoman.

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Survey reveals UK Jews' fears of antisemitism

By Simon Rocker, March 21, 2014

Nicolas Anelka’s now notorious quenelle gesture and the debate over Tottenham Yid chants may have made the headlines in recent months.

But UK Jews come across antisemitic comments far more in academic or educational circles than they do at sporting events.

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Anti-Israel author is ‘victim of secret plot’

By Marcus Dysch, March 21, 2014

The Israeli embassy lobbied Amnesty International to stop an anti-Israel activist holding an event at its headquarters, it has been revealed.

The new edition of Ben White’s book Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide will be launched at Amnesty’s offices in Shoreditch, London, on Friday.

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Ex-FA man says Anelka ban debate is a sideshow

By Daniel Easterman, March 20, 2014

The debate over the length of Nicolas Anelka’s ban for performing an antisemitic gesture during a Premier League football match is “cartoonish”, “bickering” and a “sideshow”.

That is the view of Simon Johnson, the chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, and a former director of corporate affairs at the Football Association.

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Ukrainian PM tells rabbi: we will protect you

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 20, 2014

Ukraine’s acting prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has assured the Jewish community that the new government will do more to protect them.

A recent spate of antisemitic attacks has been blamed on both an upsurge of nationalism following last month’s Maidan revolution and an attempt by pro-Russian elements to create “provocations”.

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Heidegger Revelations: This dishonours philosophy

By Havi Carel and Dagmar Wilhelm, March 20, 2014

The publication of excerpts from Martin Heidegger’s “black notebooks” aroused very different reactions within the world of philosophy.

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Heidegger notebooks reveal antisemitism at core of his thinking

By Toby Axelrod, March 20, 2014

His membership of the Nazi party was no secret. But now, the renowned German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) has been unveiled as indisputably antisemitic with the publication of his “black notebooks”.

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Roger Waters denies he is antisemitic

By Sandy Rashty, March 17, 2014

Pink Floyd guitarist Roger Waters had denied he is antisemitic, in the wake of comments from Jewish philanthropist Gerald Ronson.

The musician, who is known for his criticism of Israel, wrote an open letter to Mr Ronson in the Daily Telegraph.

In it he said: "I am not an antisemite or against the Israeli people. I am a critic of the policies of the government of Israel.

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Ukrainian rabbi stabbed in antisemitic attack

By Sandy Rashty, March 14, 2014

A senior Ukrainian rabbi has been stabbed in what appears to be an antisemitic attack in Kiev.

Rabbi Hillel Cohen was knifed in his legs and back as two unidentified attackers called him a “Zyhd” (Jew).

Rabbi Cohen, the chairman of Hatzalah Ukraine, an emergency services organisation, was treated in Kiev hospital and is now recovering at home.

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