'Am Yisroel Chai' woman attacked during anti-Israel protest

By Marcus Dysch, March 20, 2013

An American woman was assaulted and chased from a park after she wrote “Am Yisrael Chai” on a pavement during an anti-Israel demonstration.

Hannah Larson was kicked, threatened and called a “f***ing whore” during the incident in Oakland, California.

The 22-year-old and a friend were targeted after writing the slogan in chalk, and drawing a derogatory reference to Hamas.


Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks tells students 'Israel is the role model of hope'

By Zoe Winograd, March 15, 2013

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks told students in a speech at Tel Hai Academic College that despite the “challenges facing all humanity, Israel is the role model of hope.”


Disquiet over Italy’s rising political star

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 14, 2013

The Israeli government is planning to try to engage with members of the new power in Italian politics, the Five Star Movement (5SM), while trying to avoid its leader, Beppe Grillo.

5SM was the surprise of the Italian elections three weeks ago when it succeeded in capturing 25.5 per cent of votes for the Chamber of Deputies and 23.8 per cent for the Senate.


US medal of honour postponed for hate tweeter

By Sandy Rashty, March 14, 2013

An Egyptian journalist who was due to receive a US medal of honour had her award postponed and was put under investigation by White House officials after she was accused of supporting terrorist activities.


Former JSoc president to lead LSE student union

By Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2013

A former Jewish Society president has been elected to run the London School of Economics’ Students’ Union.

Jay Stoll won the battle to be the next general secretary of LSE SU following an election race which featured apparently antisemitic remarks made against him.


Labour peer Lord Ahmed suspended over 'Jewish conspiracy' claim

By Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2013

Labour peer Lord Ahmed has been suspended by the party after apparently claiming a Jewish conspiracy was responsible for his imprisonment for causing a fatal car crash.

He allegedly made the comments in an television interview in Pakistan in April last year.


Livingstone to deliver anti-racist talk

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2013

Ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone is to address a National Union of Students conference later this month looking at challenging antisemitism, racism, Islamophobia and fascism.

He is one of several speakers invited to address the NUS Anti-Racism, Anti-Fascism event, with MP Margaret Hodge and the president of the Federation of Student Islamic Societies also on the bill.


Racist death threat for Polish TV bosses

By Nissan Tzur, March 1, 2013

Two members of Poland’s National Broadcasting Council have received antisemitic death threats following their decision not to renew the license of ultra-Catholic TV station Trwam.

All television stations in Poland have had to re-apply for their operating licences as part of a national switch to digital broadcasting.


Apology ordered for Irish TV host who called Israel ‘cancer’

By Anna Sheinman, March 1, 2013

Irish TV channel TV3 has been ordered to apologise live on air after its presenter Vincent Browne called Israel a “cancer”.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld a complaint against the well - known TV host of Tonight With Vincent Browne, who said on an October show that Israel was "the cancer in foreign affairs.”


David Ward needs immediate discipline, Lib Dem Friends of Israel tell Clegg

By Marcus Dysch, February 28, 2013

Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel have thrown into doubt plans for MP David Ward's rehabilitation after referring the case back to party leaders with a recommendation for "further disciplinary action".