Antisemitism

FA working to tackle football race hatred

By Marcus Dysch, November 17, 2011

The Football Association has admitted there is still more work to be done to tackle antisemitic abuse at all levels of the game.

Sue Law, the FA's Head of Equality, said significant improvements had been made in the past 18 months to educate and train match-day stewards, use CCTV to identify offenders, and to assist information-gathering and reporting.

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Is Ireland the most hostile EU country to Israel?

By Jessica Elgot, November 17, 2011

The Israeli embassy in Dublin has disputed claims that Ireland is the “most hostile country to Israel in the European Union”.

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A moral vacuum

November 17, 2011

In recent weeks we have had fine words from both the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister on the evils of antisemitism.

This week the chair of the Conservative Party and the leader of the Labour Party have made speeches focused on their commitment to fighting antisemitism. And yet, for all the shared sentiment, their words clearly count for nothing in some quarters.

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Baroness Warsi: We must drain the poison of antisemitism

By Jessica Elgot, November 15, 2011

Conservative Party chair Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has called it “abhorrent that some people actually believe that antisemitism does not exist in the world today.”

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Fears over 'antisemitism' in new Greek coalition government

By Jessica Elgot, November 14, 2011

Jewish organisations have expressed concern over the presence of an extreme right-wing party in Greece's new provisional government.

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Euro 2012 warning

By Marcus Dysch, November 10, 2011

Concerns have been raised about the likelihood of antisemitic abuse and incidents taking place at football's European Championships next year.

MP John Mann, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, has asked Uefa to explain what will be done to avoid incidents at the Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine next June.

In a letter to Uefa president Michel Platini,

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Guardian: 'reputation tarnished'

By Jennifer Lipman, November 10, 2011

Guardian journalists should be "more vigilant" in ensuring that they avoid using antisemitic tropes or language, according to the paper's readers' editor.

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New lyrics to the old tunes of antisemitism

By Denis MacShane, November 10, 2011

At Oxford University, a member of the Conservative Association sings a charming ditty to the tune of Jingle Bells: "Dashing through the Third Reich… In a black Mercedes Benz… Killing all the kikes…"

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Oxford Conservative students sang 'Nazi songs'

By Jennifer Lipman, November 7, 2011

Four Oxford University students have said they are to resign from the university's Conservative association after accusing other members of antisemitic behaviour.

According to those who are leaving, members sang a Nazi-themed song about "dashing through the Reich" and "killing lots of kike".

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Salah loses deportation case

By Marcus Dysch, October 26, 2011

Palestinian activist Raed Salah has lost his deportation case and could now be forcibly removed from Britain.

An Immigration Tribunal found in favour of Home Secretary Theresa May's order that Sheikh Salah should be banned from Britain as his presence "would not be conducive to the public good".

The judgment found she had acted correctly on grounds of his alleged "unacceptable behaviour".

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