Antisemitism

Turkish students 'only joking' over Nazi salute at concentration camp

By Charlotte Oliver, October 15, 2013

Two students from Turkey who greeted a group of Israeli students at the Majdanek concentration camp with a Nazi salute say they were “making a joke”.

Named in reports as Mehmet A., aged 21, and Mesut T., 24, the pair were arrested in Poland last week after greeting the Israeli group with Nazi gestures and shouting “Heil Hitler”.

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Robert Harris warns curbs on press freedom could lead to more Dreyfus

By Rosa Doherty, October 14, 2013

Best selling author Robert Harris has warned how stricter state regulation of the media could lead to miscarriages of justice similar to the Dreyfus affair.

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Wedding video nasty: cameraman hits back

By Sandy Rashty, October 11, 2013

The videographer caught making antisemitic comments while filming a Jewish wedding has said he regrets what he did but feels unfairly attacked because his conversation was “private”.

Anthony Aurelius, 42, accidently recorded himself and an assistant as they made derogatory remarks about guests at the wedding of Claudia and Stan Gocman last year.

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Concern over policing after fan’s Y-word arrest

By Charlotte Oliver, October 10, 2013

A Tottenham Hotspur fan was arrested in connection with chanting the word “Yid” at Spurs’ home game against West Ham United at the weekend.

The unnamed 51-year-old man was arrested at half-time in the east stand at White Hart Lane stadium. He was held in custody at a north London police station and subsequently bailed to appear in November while the police carried out an investigation.

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How you reacted

By JC reporters, October 10, 2013

Cameraman Anthony Aurelius’s wedding video gaffe has captured the imagination of millions of readers.

After the JC exclusive appeared this morning, the story went viral – and attracted a tidal wave of comments online.

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Chesterton defence that doesn't stand up

By Oliver Kamm, October 10, 2013

Antisemitism is an evil, not a writerly idiosyncrasy. That’s a mere truism. It needs to be stated, however, because the Catholic Church is examining the case for canonising G K Chesterton, author of the Father Brown detective stories.

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A Jewish bride and antisemitic wedding video

By Sandy Rashty, October 10, 2013

When fashion executive Claudia Gocman organised her big day, she planned everything in minute detail.

She chose a prestigious central London venue, wore a beautiful white dress and even had a singer as well as a DJ to entertain her 150 guests at the black-tie reception.

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Leading headmaster says Mail's Miliband article raises concerns about antisemitism

By Charlotte Oliver, October 7, 2013

Leading figures in the church and education sector have spoken out against the Daily Mail, expressing concern that its attack on Ralph Miliband amounted to antisemitism.

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Top journalist defends Mail over Miliband article

By Simon Rocker, October 4, 2013

One of the country’s top Jewish journalists has rebutted claims that the Daily Mail strayed into antisemitism in its attack on the father of Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Alex Brummer, the Daily Mail’s City editor, who is also a vice-president of the Board of Deputies, went on the BBC Radio 4’s Today this morning to denounce the suggestion of antisemitism as “despicable”.

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Daily Mail should be ashamed for its vicious slur on Ralph Miliband

By Martin Bright, October 3, 2013

There has always been a dark undercurrent to some of the criticism of Ed Miliband. He is just a little too intellectual, too metropolitan, too “north London” for some tastes.

Add to this mix his refugee, Marxist father with a dubious loyalty to Britain, and the ingredients are all there for the kind of vicious attack published by the Daily Mail this week.

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