Antisemitism

'Antisemitic' Guardian Gaza cartoon shows Jews as puppeteers

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

A Guardian cartoon that implies that Jews are "omnipotent conspirators" has sparked furious debate online.

Barrister Jeremy Brier, who has already lodged a complaint about Steve Bell's drawing with the Press Complaints Commission, labelled the image "plainly antisemitic".

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It's that word again

November 16, 2012

That hardy perennial, the chanting of "Yid Army" by Spurs fans, has reared its head again. There is nothing close to a consensus over the issue. Some see it as deeply offensive and an impediment to stamping out racism, and specifically antisemitism, on the terraces. Others see it as analogous to gays taking ownership of the word "queer", and turning abuse on its head.

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Young muslim man gets prize for fighting antisemitism

By Natalie Rothschild, November 15, 2012

A 21-year-old man who founded the group “Young Muslims Against Antisemitism”, in Malmo, Sweden, has received an anti-racism award from the Swedish Committee Against Antisemitism.

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Norwegian anti-Israel activist has national award rescinded

By Anna Sheinman, November 14, 2012

A well known Norwegian activist who has advocated Arab terrorism against the state of Israel has had a prestigious award withdrawn by the state of Norway.

Trond Ali Linstad was nominated to receive Norway's Royal Medal of Merit, which recognises service in the fields of art, science and industry and outstanding public service.

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Oh, please, Stephanie Theobald

By Sandy Rashty, November 9, 2012

The Sunday Times magazine claims that celebrities are attracted to being Jewish – because Jews are rich.

Stephanie Theobald aligns philo-semitism with “the attraction of the monetary rewards connected with being Jewish” in a piece laden with Jew-money cliches.

Irresponsible at best.

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UCU travelled “dangerously slippery slope to antisemitism” tribunal hears

By Marcus Dysch, November 8, 2012

The University and College Union travelled a “dangerously slippery slope” from criticism of Israel to “plain old antisemitism”, an employment tribunal has heard.

Jeremy Newmark, Jewish Leadership Council chief executive, said the UCU’s proposed academic boycott of Israel had been “hugely concerning” for the Jewish community.

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Tunisian Imam expelled from France

By Sandy Rashty, November 5, 2012

The French government has expelled Tunisian Imam Mohammed Hammami after accusing him of antisemitism, encouraging violence against women and promoting a holy jihad.

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Lords’ anti-Israel bias shocks Liberal Democrats peer

By Simon Rocker, November 2, 2012

One of the most recent Jewish members of the House of Lords has said he feels “uncomfortable” at what he considers disproportionate criticism of Israel in the chamber.

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Plot to kidnap Tunisian Jews foiled

By Sandy Rashty, November 1, 2012

A terrorist group that planned to kidnap Tunisian Jews has been arrested and put on trial.

The fundamentalist group, led by a senior police officer, plotted to snatch community members while on their usual seaside walk after Friday-night synagogue service.

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Terror plot and a ‘gun raid on shul’

By Anna Sheinman, November 1, 2012

Three Birmingham men accused of planning a huge terrorist attack in the UK discussed the possibility of charging into a synagogue with guns if they could not create a bomb.

Ashik Ali, Irfan Khalid, both 27, and Irfan Naseer, 31, deny planning and fundraising for a terrorist attack and recruiting others for terrorism.

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