Antisemitism

Teenager in hospital after antisemitic attack in Manchester

By Sandy Rashty, September 7, 2015

A Jewish teenager is being treated in hospital after he was attacked by three men in Manchester in what is believed to be an antisemitic hate crime.

The 17-year-old boy, who has not been named, was one of four people who were assaulted by three men on Saturday night. The other victims were aged 20, 18 and 18.

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Antisemitic incidents in football up by 14 per cent

By Josh Jackman, September 4, 2015

Antisemitic incidents in football are on the rise, according to the latest figures.

Football anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has reported a 14 per cent increase during the 2014-15 season, with 65 cases brought to the attention of the authorities.

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EU official questioned over alleged hate attack on co-worker

By Rosa Doherty, September 3, 2015

An EU official is being investigated by Belgian police after he allegedly assaulted a co-worker, calling her a "dirty Jewess”.

In the incident, which took place on July 16 at an Italian café in Brussels, the alleged assailant was seen carrying a metal placard engraved with Benito Mussolini's name.

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Scottish MP Paul Monaghan apologises over antisemitic tweet

By Marcus Dysch, September 2, 2015

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A Scottish National Party MP has apologised for posting an antisemitic tweet relating to Israel’s military action in Gaza.

Paul Monaghan used the social media site to accuse the “proud Jewish race” of “persecuting the people of Gaza”.

After the JC questioned his remarks on Wednesday he deleted them from his account and apologised.

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Fringe won’t act over musician’s quenelle gesture

By Rosa Doherty, August 19, 2015

An artist performing at the Edinburgh Fringe festival has been criticised for performing a quenelle salute outside Edinburgh Castle.

Alison Chabloz, whose solo acoustic show at the festival is called Autumn’s Here, has posted pictures of the inverted Nazi salute in response to Israel supporters.

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Why Jeremy Corbyn’s radical 'friend' Abou Jahjah blamed the JC for being banned from Britain

By Marcus Dysch, August 19, 2015

An extremist who claims he is a friend of Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn once blamed the JC for being banned from Britain.

Dyab Abou Jahjah, a former Hizbollah fighter and leader of a radical Muslim group, had addressed two meetings in London in March 2009 – one while sitting alongside Mr Corbyn in Parliament.

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Revealed: Jeremy Corbyn attended event hosted by Holocaust denier's group in 2013

By Marcus Dysch, August 18, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn attended an event run by Holocaust denier Paul Eisen’s charity in 2013, despite his claim not to have had any contact with the group in recent years.

The Labour leadership frontrunner attended a Deir Yassin Remembered commemoration in St John’s Wood Church, north west London, in April 2013.

The group was founded by Mr Eisen.

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Anti-Israel activists attack JC for challenging Jeremy Corbyn

By Marcus Dysch, August 18, 2015

Dozens of prominent anti-Israel activists have signed an open letter attacking the JC for highlighting of Jeremy Corbyn’s links to antisemites and Holocaust deniers.

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Jewish school daubed with swastika

By Rosa Doherty, August 17, 2015

A Jewish school in east London has been targeted by vandals in the last 24 hours.

Shomrim, the volunteer security group in Stamford, announced via Twitter that graffiti of a swastika with the words “Yids” and “s**t” had been painted across the gate of a school in Woodberry Down, Hackney.

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Scottish police launch campaign against hate

By Josh Jackman, August 17, 2015

Police Scotland has launched a campaign to combat rising antisemitism in the country.

A police spokesperson said that the campaign, entitled “Scotland: No place for prejudice,” would seek to “encourage more people to come forward and speak out and report hate crimes.”

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