Antisemitism

Alarming early figures from Euro antisemitism poll

By Mark Gardner, October 31, 2013

Next week, on the eve of Kristallnacht, the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) of the EU will publish the results of its keenly-awaited survey, “Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism”.

It covers countries in which 90 per cent of European Jews live, namely Britain, France, Hungary, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Latvia.

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No action against Brighton lecturer

By Charlotte Oliver, October 30, 2013

The University of Brighton has said it will not be taking disciplinary action against lecturer Tom Hickey following his attack on Israel studies courses in the UK last week.

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Searchlight's pride in prejudice

By Geoffrey Alderman, October 25, 2013

Searchlight will be known to some of you as a well-researched and professionally produced magazine specialising in exposés of racism, fascism and antisemitism.

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Professor calls to ban Israel course

By Charlotte Oliver, October 25, 2013

A Brighton University lecturer has condemned Israel studies courses as “an Israeli state propaganda initiative”.

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Anglican vicar admits offending Jews over web posts

By Marcus Dysch, October 23, 2013

An Anglican vicar has said he regrets posting website links which promoted Holocaust denial and Zionist conspiracy theories.

Reverend Stephen Sizer said he accepted that his actions had offended the Jewish community and acknowledged he should have “taken more care” and “reflected on the choice of words more carefully”.

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Police pledge to crack down on antisemitic graffiti

By Rosa Doherty, October 17, 2013

Police are investigating an increase in anti semitic graffiti in Manchester.

Since October there have been five incidents in Prestwich and Whitefield , areas in the north of the city that are home to large numbers of Jews.

According to Greater Manchester Police, officers will be carrying out high-visibility patrols to prevent further incidents and provide reassurance to residents.

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Available for weddings: man behind THAT video

By Sandy Rashty, October 17, 2013

The videographer’s assistant involved in an antisemitic conversation caught on a bride’s wedding video is running another company — and advertising its services for simchas.

Millions heard videographer Anthony Aurelius defend Hitler and call Jewish women “cows” after the JC published the story – and the video – of how he unwittingly sent a bride the unedited wedding video.

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Woody Allen: Israel critics don’t like Jews

October 16, 2013

He may be yet to visit the Jewish state, but Woodey Allen has spoken out strongly against some of Israel’s critics.

In an interview in France by Israel’s Channel 2 on Monday to promote the European release of Blue Jasmine, the filmmaker was asked if it is difficult being a Jew in the US these days.

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ADL enters row over 'offensive' sports team names

By Marcus Dysch, October 16, 2013

Sports teams with offensive nicknames or logos should consider changing their identity, the head of the Anti-Defamation League has said.

Abraham Foxman's comments were made as part of the long-running debate on whether the Washington Redskins American Football team should be renamed.

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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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