Kick It Out joins with Maccabi GB and CST in new effort to encourage football fans to report antisemitism

By Josh Jackman, February 3, 2016

Football anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has partnered with Maccabi GB and the Community Security Trust in a new drive to tackle antisemitism in the game.

The organisation has released a brochure encouraging fans to report antisemitic abuse, outlining the different ways in which they can do so.


Israeli journalist accused over ‘Elders of Zion’ comment

By Josh Jackman, February 1, 2016

An Israeli journalist has been condemned for “blatant antisemitism” after referring to “the Elders of Zion” during a university lecture.

Amira Hass, a reporter for Ha’aretz, alluded to a conspiracy which involved Israel planning “from the start” to take Palestinian land as their own, during a lecture she gave to 200 people at Kent University.


Holocaust Memorial Day research finds one in four Brits have witnessed a hate crime

January 27, 2016

One-in-four Britons have witnessed at least one hate crime or incident based on race or ethnicity in the past year, according to research released by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to mark HMD. More than a fifth have seen an incident based on religion or beliefs.


Boris Johnson signs up to mayors against antisemitism initiative

By JC Reporter, January 25, 2016

London mayor Boris Johnson has backed an initiative calling on municipal leaders to tackle antisemitism.

Mr Johnson signed up to Mayors United Against Antisemitism, a scheme launched by Jewish advocacy organisation AJC.


Antisemitic views ignored by Euro-leaders, Israeli report claims

By Simon Rocker, January 24, 2016

European Union leaders are systematically ignoring antisemitic views held by their citizens, a new report presented to the Israeli government today warns.


Merkel; antisemitism more 'widespread' than thought

By Simon Rocker, January 24, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged strong action against antisemitism, stating that it is more widespread than imagined.

In her weekly podcast yesterday, she said that "antisemitism is more pervasive than we imagine and that we must act intensively against it," according to Israeli media.


Swastika graffiti daubed on Manchester tram

By Marcus Dysch, January 22, 2016

Antisemitic graffiti has been daubed on a tram, leaving transport bosses searching for the culprit.

Swastikas and the word “Nazi” were drawn onto a seat in Manchester.

The vehicle was taken out of service after a passenger spotted the graffiti during a journey to the city centre earlier this week.


Police called as pro-Israel meeting at King's College London disrupted by protesters

By Naomi Firsht, January 20, 2016

Police were called to a pro-Israel meeting at a London university after pro-Palestinian protesters smashed a window, threw chairs and set off fire alarms.

Over 100 people arrived at King's College London to hear former head of Shin Bet Ami Ayalon speak at an event organised by the university’s Israel Society.


‘We can buy you and put you in ovens’, French embassy intern tells Israeli

By Naomi Firsht, January 15, 2016

A prestigious French university has expelled a student for making antisemitic remarks on social media.

Kuwaiti Amira Jumaa is the first student to be expelled from Sciences Po since the institution was founded in 1872.


Machete attack teen faces terrorism charges

By Naomi Firsht, January 13, 2016

A teenager who attacked a Jewish teacher with a machete in the south of France is to face terrorism charges for attempted murder.

Benjamin Amsellem was on his way to work in Marseille on Monday morning wearing a kippah when the teen slashed at him with a machete, wounding him in the back and hand. He fell to the ground and protected himself with a book he had with him.