Antisemitism

Extremist loses appeal against jail sentence

By JC Reporter, May 19, 2016

A right-wing extremist jailed for posting antisemitic comments has had his appeal against his sentence rejected.

Joshua Bonehill-Paine, 23, from Yeovil, Somerset, was imprisoned for three years and four months at Southwark Crown Court last December.

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Tyson Fury ‘apologises’ for antisemitic rant

By Marcus Dysch, May 17, 2016

Tyson Fury, the world heavyweight boxing champion, has attempted to apologise for an antisemitic rant in an online video.

The Manchester-born fighter claimed Jews “own all the banks, all the papers, all the TV stations” during a question and answer session posted on YouTube earlier this month.

He claimed “media scrutiny” was partly to blame for his racist comments.

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Luciana Berger may run for Liverpool mayor

By Rosa Doherty, May 17, 2016

Luciana Berger has said she is considering running for mayor of Liverpool.

She seeks to replace the current mayor Joe Anderson for the Labour nomination for a new created Metro Mayor role – due to be elected in May 2017.

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Swastika and ‘SS’ symbol daubed on student homes

By Rosa Doherty, May 16, 2016

Students in Durham were shocked to discover antisemitic graffiti daubed on their doors this weekend.

According to a report in the Tab student newspaper, vandals drew swastikas and upside down crosses on doors of student accommodation, alongside the words “rape Ali” with an arrow pointing underneath.

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Board calls on Jeremy Corbyn to show "genuine support" for tackling antisemitism in Labour

By Rosa Doherty, May 16, 2016

Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush has said he is disappointed at the “less than whole hearted” support of the Labour leader when it came to combating antisemitism.

Mr Arkush said at the Board plenary on Sunday “it is time Jeremy Corbyn made clear his genuine support, instead of giving the impression he is being forced to do so by the media.”

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Boxing champion Tyson Fury in antisemitic rant

By Marcus Dysch, May 13, 2016

Tyson Fury, the world heavyweight boxing champion, has launched an antisemitic rant in a video posted online.

The Manchester-born fighter claimed Jews “own all the banks, all the papers, all the TV stations”.

His comments were posted on YouTube as part of a self-filmed question and answer session last week, but the most offensive Jew-hate comments only came to light today.

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Inquiry will conclude in silence

By Geoffrey Alderman, May 12, 2016

In the wake of scandals involving alleged antisemitic statements said to have been uttered by sundry Labour stalwarts, Jeremy Corbyn has announced the establishment of an "internal inquiry" into these matters.

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Blood libel cleric jailed

May 12, 2016

The leader of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Raed Salah, is beginning a nine-month jail sentence for incitement.

Salah was convicted last year over a sermon he delivered in 2007 in Jerusalem in which he uttered an antisemitic blood libel.

"It is an honour to go to prison for the sake of al-Aqsa," Salah declared as he left his home.

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Lib Dems speak to ex-MP David Ward after he backs Naz Shah antisemitic comments

By Marcus Dysch, May 9, 2016

The Liberal Democrats have confirmed that former MP David Ward has been reminded of the party’s stance against antisemitism after he backed a Labour MP’s Jew-hate comments.

Mr Ward was elected as a Lib Dem councillor in Bradford in last Thursday’s local elections.

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Tom Watson: 'I am ashamed of Labour antisemitism'

By Barry Toberman, May 8, 2016

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has said he is "ashamed of the recent cases of antisemitism in my party".

In a Yom HaShoah message to the Jewish Labour Movement, Mr Watson said he was working with the JLM and the Jewish community "to ensure that racists and antisemites have no place in British politics. Together with many colleagues, I am backing the JLM proposals for tougher rules.

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