Antisemitism

Labour to investigate after MP called ‘Zionist scumbag’ for opposing Jeremy Corbyn

By Marcus Dysch, August 17, 2015

Labour will investigate after dozens of antisemitic messages were sent to non-Jewish MPs who have criticised party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn.

John Mann, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, said he had received more than 40 abusive emails and tweets in the past six weeks.

They referred to him as “utter filth” and a “Zionist stooge”.

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Jewish group appeals for judicial review of council’s Israel boycott

By Josh Jackman, August 13, 2015

A Jewish activist group has said it will issue legal proceedings against Leicester City Council over the local authority’s boycott of Israeli products.

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MP attacks Miliband over abuse: Interview with Labour's John Mann

By Marcus Dysch, August 6, 2015

Ed Miliband failed his fellow Jewish MP Luciana Berger when she was targeted by neo-Nazi internet trolls, according to Parliament's leading campaigner against antisemitism.

Labour MP John Mann said the response of his former party leader to the attacks had been a "moral and ethical failure of profound implications".

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Boris Johnson rejects criticism of planned hate-crime hotline

By Marcus Dysch, August 4, 2015

London mayor Boris Johnson has denied that a planned hotline for reporting hate crime in the capital will have a detrimental impact on existing services.

Opposition was voiced to the proposal earlier this week after internal emails from the mayor’s office revealed a new phone number would be launched for Jewish, Muslim and LGBT Londoners to report abuse.

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Christian group plans Golders Green rally to support Jewish community against extremists

By Charlotte Oliver, August 3, 2015

A Christian preacher and his wife are organising an anti-fascist demonstration in Golders Green next month as a “show of support for the Jewish community and Israel”.

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Community groups opposing Boris Johnson’s planned hate-crime hotline

By Marcus Dysch, August 3, 2015

Opposition has been voiced to plans being developed by the Mayor of London for a hate-crime hotline in the capital.

The Guardian claimed internal emails from Boris Johnson’s office revealed he was planning to introduce a phone number for Jewish, Muslim and LGBT Londoners to report abuse.

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Man arrested after attack outside Stamford Hill synagogue

By Josh Jackman, July 31, 2015

A strictly Orthodox man was physically and verbally assaulted on Thursday night outside a synagogue.

According to Shomrim, the community volunteer security service, the attacker pushed his victim before shouting antisemitic slurs in a seemingly unprovoked incident outside a shul in Stamford Hill, north-east London.

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Liverpool Jews ask police for protection as extremists plan rally

By Josh Jackman, July 29, 2015

More than 2,100 people have signed a petition asking the police to protect Liverpool’s Jewish community from a neo-Nazi rally in the city.

The White Man March, organised by far-right group National Action, is due to take place in the city centre on August 15, a Shabbat.

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David Cameron expected to combat antisemitic conspiracy theories in speech tackling extremism

By Marcus Dysch, July 20, 2015

David Cameron is expected to tackle Muslim conspiracy theorists who peddle antisemitic tropes in a major speech on extremism.

Speaking on Monday, the Prime Minister will outline a five-year plan to combat Islamists.

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Builder fined for racially abusing strictly Orthodox man

By Josh Jackman, July 17, 2015

A builder who abused an Orthodox man who tried to stop him from urinating on a wall has been ordered to pay £795.

Jakub Kawczynski, 33, admitted engaging in religiously aggravated verbal harassment at Thames Magistrates' Court on Friday.

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