Antisemitism

Foxman: scourge of haters and a tough act to follow

By Marc Goldberg, February 13, 2014

Abraham Foxman, the director of the Anti Defamation League (ADL), has announced that he will step down in 2015.

Over the past 50 years, the name Abe Foxman has become a byword for the fight against antisemitism and prejudice. During his career he has dealt with presidents, prime ministers and politicians, many of whom sought his advice on issues affecting their Jewish communities.

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‘Yid’ hate badges probed

By Sandy Rashty, February 6, 2014

Police and Islington council are investigating a report of badges being sold outside Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium that read “Keep Calm, Hate the Yids!”.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “A report detailing the sale of the badges was completed. There have been no arrests. Inquiries are continuing.”

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Barring Dieudonné is wrong, in principle, and it won’t even work

By David Aaronovitch, February 6, 2014

In my book on conspiracy theories, Voodoo Histories, first published in 2009, I devoted two pages to the phenomenon of Dieudonné M’bala M’bala. I saw him as an exemplar of an unofficial alliance between the far left and the far right, which combined an anti-imperialism (in reality an anti-Americanism) with an antisemitism masquerading as anti-Zionism.

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Dieudonné ban welcomed

By Marcus Dysch, February 6, 2014

Jewish leaders have this week welcomed the Home Secretary’s ban on antisemitic comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala from entering Britain, calling it a “prompt and correct” decision.

The move came after Jewish groups had appealed to Theresa May to bar the performer, who is the inventor of the controversial quenelle gesture.

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Students battle YouTube over quenelle video

By Natasha Lehrer, February 5, 2014

In the wake of the international uproar over French comedian Dieudonné’s popularisation of the Nazi-style quenelle gesture, the French Union of Jewish Students (UEJF) is seeking to force YouTube to remove a video featuring the antisemitic entertainer.

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Belgian MP does Nazi-style salute, says Zionists funded Holocaust

By Natasha Lehrer, February 5, 2014

It has emerged that far-right Belgian politician Laurent Louis gave three Nazi-style salutes in parliament.

A supporter of Dieudonné’s Anti-Zionist Party, he was filmed performing the quenelles — made famous by the French comedian — in succession in January.

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Aidan Burley to stand down as MP after Nazi stag-do controversy

By Marcus Dysch, February 5, 2014

A Conservative MP who hired a Nazi fancy-dress outfit for a stag-do has announced he will not stand for re-election.

Aidan Burley said in a statement released on Wednesday that he had decided to leave Parliament at next year’s general election after “a difficult time”.

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Aidan Burley to stand down as MP

By Marcus Dysch, February 5, 2014

Conservative MP who hired a Nazi fancy-dress outfit for a stag-do has announced he will not stand for re-election.

Aidan Burley said in a statement released on Wednesday that he had decided to leave Parliament at next year’s general election after “a difficult time”.

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Dramatic fall in antisemitic incidents in Britain

By Marcus Dysch, February 5, 2014

Antisemitic incidents in Britain fell by almost a fifth last year, new figures published by the Community Security Trust have revealed.

A total of 529 reported incidents in 2013 represented the lowest number since 2005, and was an 18 per cent decrease year-on-year.

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Paris politician says antisemitism not a big problem in France

By Sandy Rashty, February 5, 2014

Daniele Hoffman-Rispal, a National Assembly of France member representing Paris, told the JC that she does not “feel problems” of antisemitism in France.

The president of France-Israel, who is Jewish, said France was “not more antisemitic than anywhere else”.

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