The Haggadah got it right

By Jonathan Freedland, April 24, 2014

Man cannot live by bread alone — still, a slice or two makes a nice change after eight days of matzahs. Some JC readers will, I know, be glad to see the back of Pesach for another year, glad if they don’t clap eyes on another box of Rakusen’s this side of 2015. But I am not one of them. I’ve always loved Passover.


Shop owner defends selling 'neo-Nazi' brand

By Rosa Doherty, April 24, 2014

A London shop owner under fire for selling clothes favoured by neo-Nazis insists his store has no connection with right-wing extremists.
Zsolt Mogyorodi opened the Viking Thor shop stocking Thor Steinar clothes, a German brand that has been described as the far-right's favourite outfitter.


Hull City player fined for praising Anelka’s quenelle

By Marcus Dysch, April 24, 2014

The Football Association has fined Hull City striker Yannick Sagbo £15,000 after he tweeted support for Nicolas Anelka’s infamous quenelle gesture.

Sagbo will also be forced to take part in an education programme as punishment for claiming Anelka was a “legend” when he performed the antisemitic sign.


Caracas blames Zionism for antisemitism

By Isabel de Bertodano, April 18, 2014

Jews in Venezuela have said they are concerned by a fresh surge of antisemitism as the political crisis in the country continues.

Government officials have targeted the Jewish community among those they blame for unrest in the country, in which 39 people have been killed.


‘KKK killer’ is nice and friendly, says Missouri mayor

By Charlotte Oliver, April 17, 2014

The man who is alleged to have shot dead three people at a Jewish community centre and home for the elderly near Kansas City has been described as “nice and friendly” by the Mayor of Marionville, Missouri, Dan Clevenger.


Shock at teacher’s ‘gas’ slur

By Charlotte Oliver, April 17, 2014

Parents and former pupils at North London Collegiate School have expressed their shock over an incident in which a teacher told a Jewish pupil she would be “sent to a gas chamber”.

The outburst happened at the £6,000-per-term girls’ school in Edgware when the 17-year-old, who has not been named, jumped the lunch queue.


‘KKK’ gunman kills three in attack on Jewish community buildings

By Dan Friedman and Daniel Easterman, April 14, 2014

Three people have been killed in shootings at a Jewish community centre and home for the elderly near Kansas City in the US.

According to local media reports, the prime suspect is Frazier Glenn Cross Jr, a 73-year-old former leader Ku Klux Klan leader who has a long history of antisemitism and racism.


Jewish student told by teacher she would be sent "to one of your gas chambers"

By Charlotte Oliver, April 13, 2014

The parents of a Jewish student at North London Collegiate have expressed outrage after their daughter was told by a teacher she would be sent "to one of your gas chambers" for jumping the lunch queue.


Sweden orders inquiry into hate vandalism

By Nathalie Rothschild, April 11, 2014

The swedish government has ordered an inquiry into hate assaults and vandalism following an intensification of neo-Nazi attacks on Jewish and Muslim targets.


New low as racist abuse aimed at Irish politician Alan Shatter

By Marcus Dysch, April 11, 2014

The campaign of antisemitic abuse against Ireland’s most senior Jewish politician has intensified with images of Nazi soldiers, swastikas and a package of white powder sent to his home.

Justice Minister Alan Shatter’s Jewish background, support for Israel and even domestic reform policies have been used as excuses for antisemitic insults.