Luciana Berger pledges to help women follow in her footsteps

By Marcus Dysch, June 21, 2013

Britain’s youngest Jewish MP said this week that she feels a sense of "responsibility" to lead the way for more women to enter leadership positions in politics, communal life and business.

"We have an issue that we don’t have enough women in positions of leadership. That’s not just in the Jewish community," she said.


Iranian leader marks election day with antisemitic cartoon

By Orlando Radice, June 14, 2013

The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, has posted a cartoon on his English-language Facebook page which claims that the current Iranian elections are freer than those in the US because the American vote is controlled by ‘Zionists’.


App to combat antisemitism launched in France

By Sandy Rashty, June 12, 2013

A new smartphone application to report antisemitism has been introduced in France.

The app, launched this week by International League Against Racism and Antisemitism (Licra), a French organisation, will enable users contact police via a digital panic button and even photograph antisemitic graffiti.


Budapest mayor ‘backtracks’ on honour for antisemite

By Elliot Miller, June 3, 2013

The Mayor of Budapest, Istvan Tarlos, is reportedly rethinking his decision to name a street in the Hungarian capital after an antisemite.

The city council had planned to name the street after Cecile Tormay, a writer who died in 1937. She is regarded as having inspired Milkos Horthy, the pro-Nazi Hungarian wartime leader.


Revealed: how Mosley lost a million dollars

By Jennifer Lipman, May 31, 2013

Oswald Mosley’s attempt to build up support overseas in the years after the Second World War was thwarted by his commitment to antisemitism, according to a newly released Foreign Office file.

The British fascist leader planned to recruit support in America and publish a newspaper advancing his extremist views.


Google helps probe into online hate

By Zoe Winograd, May 31, 2013

The Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) has published the results of a two-year investigation into hate on the internet.

An ICCA sub-committee called the Internet Hate Task Force presented its findings in Jerusalem this week.


Lib Dem MP David Ward told to meet peers over Shoah remark

By Marcus Dysch, May 30, 2013

An MP who accused Jews of failing to learn the lessons of the Holocaust is expected to meet senior Jewish peers to discuss the offence caused by his remarks.

Liberal Democrat David Ward was condemned by politicians, Jewish groups and Shoah survivors in January after using his blog to equate Jewish suffering in the Holocaust with Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.


Smart way for football fans to report racism

By Marcus Dysch and Danny Caro, May 29, 2013

Football fans will be able to report antisemitic incidents and discrimination using a new smartphone app launched by anti-racism group Kick It Out.

Devised with the help of Maccabi GB and the Community Security Trust, the app will allow fans to anonymously report attacks and offensive chants directly to Kick It Out, the Football Association, and to clubs.


Music’s transcendent potential

By Gloria Tessler, May 24, 2013

On Wednesday, it was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner. In his birth city of Leipzig he will be celebrated throughout the year. But many Germans have voiced their wariness about music that, to some, resonates with something harsher - Wagner's proclaimed antisemitism and his adoption by Hitler as a primal force behind Nazism.


Football star’s campaign for murdered journalist

By Jonathan Gilbert, May 23, 2013

A sporting legend is demanding the resignation of Brazil’s football chief for inciting the murder of a Jewish journalist.

Romario, who scored 1,000 goals in a celebrated international career, has accused Jose Maria Marin, the president of the CBF, Brazilian football’s governing body, over the death of former BBC reporter Vladimir Herzog in 1975.