Antisemitism

Bianca Jagger apologises following antisemitic tweet row

By Daniel Sugarman, July 12, 2016

Bianca Jagger, human rights activist and ex-wife of Mick Jagger, has tweeted a link to a neo-Nazi site which includes antisemitic, homophobic and racist remarks about British MPs.

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Spanish far-left party tweets antisemitic image

By Daniel Sugarman, July 8, 2016

The Madrid branch of Izquierda Unida (United Left) tweeted an antisemitic image of US President Barack Obama locked in an embrace with a Jewish man. Mr Obama is due to arrive in Spain for a state visit on July 10.

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Call for investigation into Jeremy Corbyn’s conduct at antisemitism report launch

By Rosa Doherty, July 2, 2016

A Jewish group has called on Labour to investigate Jeremy Corbyn’s conduct during yesterday’s launch of the report into antisemitism in the party.

Solicitors acting for Jewish Human Rights Watch wrote to Labour’s central office objecting to the party leader’s remark in which he compared Israel to hard-line Islamic states.

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Jeremy Corbyn filmed laughing with activist who abused Jewish MP

By Marcus Dysch and Daniel Sugarman, July 1, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn was filmed laughing and joking with the activist who reduced one of his Labour MPs to tears, it has been revealed.

Marc Wadsworth accused Ruth Smeeth of collaborating with the Daily Telegraph at yesterday’s event to launch the party’s report into antisemitism.

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Brexit vote triggers fears over security

By Marcus Dysch, June 30, 2016

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More than a third of British Jews feel less safe following the EU referendum result, a JC poll has revealed.

After the country backed leaving the European Union, 38 per cent of the community said the outcome had left them more concerned about their security. More than half said they felt pessimistic about the future.

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Spike in hate crimes after referendum

By Daniel Sugarman, June 30, 2016

The Board of Deputies has vowed "not to remain silent" after a surge in reported hate crimes in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.

The National Police Chiefs Council said that there had been a 57 per cent increase in hate crime reports in the four days following Brexit (85 reports, compared to 54 in a similar period the previous month).

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Lecturer verbally abused for carrying bag with Yiddish written on it

By Rosa Doherty, June 29, 2016

A senior lecturer at the University of Brighton was subject to antisemitic abuse after carrying a book bag with the word ‘schlep’ on it.

Sociology lecturer, Natalie Pitimson was told to “f*** off back to Israel with the other Yids” on Tuesday on board a packed commuter train travelling through central London at rush-hour.

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Swastika posters 'terrify our children'

By Rosa Doherty, June 23, 2016

Sarah's youngest son is too frightened to go outside with his brothers and sisters after swastika posters were plastered in a playground on the estate where they live.

The Nazi symbols were put up across five days this week in Amhurst Park, Stamford Hill, in what security group Shomrim described as "the first co-ordinated and repetitive act of antisemitism the area has ever seen".

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Police patrols increased as swastikas appear outside Stamford Hill playground for fifth time in a week

By Rosa Doherty, June 20, 2016

Swastika posters have appeared at the entrance to a children’s playground for the fifth time in a week after police launched an investigation into the Nazi symbols discovered in Stamford Hill.

Shomrim, the Jewish neighbourhood watch, said it was “sad to see yet again” the image placed at entrance to the playground next to a Jewish Care Home.

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