Antisemitism

World's leading Shoah scholar talks to the JC

By Jenni Frazer, September 8, 2016

When, in 1946, the British colonial government officials in mandate Palestine were looking for a bright young Jewish scholar to take up a place at Cardiff University, they could scarcely have foreseen their choice would become a world-famous academic.

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How antisemitism picked me

By David Aaronovitch, September 8, 2016

The deputy editor of the JC - a former colleague of mine at The Times - is known for her unnerving persuasiveness. So a few weeks back she emailed and asked me if I would contribute to a series of TED-like talks on "my Jewish dream".

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Racism-hit Malmo introduces course to instruct teachers about antisemitism

By Nathalie Rothschild, September 7, 2016

The City of Malmö and its Jewish community have joined forces to fight antisemitism and increase knowledge about Jews among the city's youths.

The project, which is funded by the Swedish government's agency for youth and civil society, is designed to give up to 300 teachers the tools to discuss antisemitism and other forms of racism with their pupils.

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Counter-terror police protecting Jewish MP after antisemitic death threat

By Daniel Sugarman, September 2, 2016

Ruth Smeeth, the Jewish MP for Stoke on Trent North, has been given police protection after receiving an antisemitic death threat on Facebook.

The 37-year-old was repeatedly referred to as a “Yid” in the abusive message which claimed “the gallows would be a fine and fitting place” for her “to swing from”.

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Labour member’s slur on Jewish donor brings suspension, as party acts against ‘thousands’

By Daniel Sugarman, September 1, 2016

Labour has suspended a party member after being alerted to statements he made about Jews and Israel.

Action was taken against Terence Flanagan, of the party’s Hampstead and Kilburn branch, after 17 pieces of evidence were sent to Labour’s compliance unit regarding the offensive comments.

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Trump aide accused of antisemitism

September 1, 2016

The chief executive of Donald Trump's presidential campaign has been accused of making antisemitic remarks by his ex-wife.

It is claimed that conservative filmmaker and media boss Stephen Bannon said he did not want his daughters "going to school with Jews".

In a court statement in 2007, Mr Bannon's former wife, Mary Louise Piccard, also alleged that he had not wanted his girls to attend a t

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Heil Hitler-students attack Jews in Mengele's mountain resort

By Adam Feinstein, September 1, 2016

Teenagers from a German-language school dressed up as Nazis and attacked Jewish students last week at an Argentinian ski resort famous for harbouring Third Reich war criminals.

The German students, from the Lanús Oeste German school in Buenos Aires, arrived at the Cerebro disco in Bariloche on Tuesday night sporting Adolf Hitler moustaches and swastikas, and giving Nazi salutes.

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Gravestones smashed in Belfast hate attack

August 28, 2016

Thirteen Jewish graves have been desecrated in Belfast's city cemetery in an attack which police are treating as a hate crime.

Police were alerted on Friday afternoon and Chief Inspector Norman Haslett described the vandalism as "particularly sickening".

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University protester guilty

By Josh Jackman, August 25, 2016

A pro-Palestinian protester who disrupted a university's Israel Society event has been found guilty of assault by beating.

Two Jewish students were subjected to a volley of abuse, including being called Nazis, as they held off a mob of demonstrators during the lecture at King's College London in January.

The talk by Ami Ayalon, a former head of Israel's Shin Bet security agency, was interrup

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Social media sites are failing on terror, say MPs

By Josh Jackman, August 25, 2016

The Community Security Trust has welcomed a parliamentary report which accuses Facebook, Twitter and YouTube of “consciously failing” to combat promotion of terrorism on their sites.

The Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee said social media platforms had become “the vehicle of choice in spreading propaganda and the recruiting platforms for terrorism”.

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