Antisemitism

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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Mrs Cohen, the Daily Mail is talking about you, too

By Linda Grant, October 3, 2013

I had always thought that the Daily Mail, despite its Hitler-appeasing past and temporary admiration for the Blackshirts, in recent years had become converted to the idea of the Jews.

I thought it saw Jews as the one immigrant group it could tolerate: suburban enthusiasts for the enterprise culture whose arrival in this country was not buttressed by benefits and council housing.

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Was the Daily Mail piece antisemitic?

By Jonathan Freedland, October 3, 2013

You didn’t have to be Jewish, to adapt an old phrase, to feel queasy at the Daily Mail’s attack on Ralph Miliband. Plenty of Britons, including, I suspect, many Mail readers, will have disliked the notion of condemning a dead man who cannot defend himself and of suggesting a son should be blamed for the words and beliefs of his father.

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Hungary pledges to crack down on antisemitism

By Rosa Doherty, October 2, 2013

The deputy prime minister of Hungary, Tibor Navarcsics, has promised that his country will no longer tolerate antisemitism.

Hungary has one of the largest and oldest Jewish communities in Europe but has seen a steady rise in antisemitic incidents.

This year, the world Jewish Congress asked Hungary to do more to combat the problem.

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Spurs, you'll always be Lilywhites

By Barry Frankfurt, September 25, 2013

As a Panini-sticker-collecting kid, the albums provided a lesson in football trivia that has stayed with me to this day. The stadium names, the players’ places of birth and the nicknames for every club, are etched in my memory.

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Catholic Church probes Chesterton sainthood bid

By Charlotte Oliver, September 25, 2013

The priest investigating whether author G K Chesterton should be made a saint has said he will take account of Jewish concerns about the writer’s antisemitism.

Canon John Udris has been asked by the Catholic Diocese of Northampton to begin the lenghty process of considering Chesterton for canonisation.

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Scottish police upset over racism

By Cathy Forman, September 23, 2013

Scottish police have expressed dismay that Jewish community members see antisemitism as “normal”.

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Hungary: our Euro 2020 hosts?

By Valentina Jovanovski, September 18, 2013

On the heels of yet another antisemitic incident at a football match in Hungary, the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) has announced that it is bidding to host Euro 2020.

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David Baddiel says David Cameron is wrong over Y-word

September 18, 2013

Writer and comedian David Baddiel has criticised David Cameron for saying use of the word Yid by some football fans is not hate speech.

In an exclusive interview with the JC, the Prime Minister said that supporters of Tottenham Hotspur, who refer to themselves as Yiddos in terrace chants, should not face criminal charges.

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