Antisemitism

MEP of antisemitic Hungarian party discovers he is Jewish

By Ruth Ellen Gruber, July 5, 2012

Hungary’s Jews revelled in the ironic news that a leader of the country’s notoriously antisemitic, anti-Roma Jobbik party is technically Jewish — and the grandson of an Auschwitz survivor.

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Fines for egg-throwing students who screamed 'oi, Jews'

By Bernard Josephs, July 5, 2012

A peaceful December Friday night in north-west London was disrupted when raw eggs and insults were hurled at groups of Jews walking along Golders Green Road, a court has heard.

In what magistrate Philip Sethil described as a “crazy” act, four students were found guilty of carrying out the attacks and were fined £415 each, some of which will be paid in compensation to their victims.

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East End street where Jews were safe from antisemitism

By Jennifer Lipman, July 5, 2012

An East-End street described as a haven against antisemitism and British fascism is being remembered in a BBC TV documentary this week.

Arnold Circus, in Shoreditch, was once a Victorian slum with up to 60 people living in each house and an average life expectancy of 16.

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In Ukraine, football helps us tackle Nazis

By Toby Axelrod, June 21, 2012

Pavel Klymenko is a man of convictions. He used to express them on the streets of Kiev, in hand-to-hand combat with neo-Nazis. Today, he fights racism and antisemitism in another way: with words and watchfulness.

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Award to ref who made anti-Jewish comments revoked

By Jessica Elgot, June 21, 2012

The Manchester Football Association has withdrawn the offer of honorary membership to a refereeing official who made racist comments about concentration camps before a Manchester Jewish Soccer League match.

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MEP attacks invitation to 'offensive' Polish priest

By Marcus Dysch and Josh Jackman, June 14, 2012

a conservative MEP has attacked colleagues for inviting a Polish priest accused of repeated antisemitism to speak in the European Parliament.

Marina Yannakoudakis said she felt “let down” by Polish MEP Mirosław Piotrowski’s invitation to Father Tadeusz Rydzyk.

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Arrests over latest 'antisemitic' attack in France

By Jennifer Lipman, June 12, 2012

Three men have been arrested in France in connection with an alleged antisemitic attack on a Jewish teenager in a Paris suburb.

The 18-year-old was walking in the street on Friday when he was set upon by three men who stole his phone and shouted antisemitic abuse at him.

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Controversy over European Parliament invite to Polish priest

By Josh Jackman, June 11, 2012

A Conservative MEP has strongly criticised the decision to invite a notoriously antisemitic Polish priest to speak at the European Parliament.

London representative Marina Yannakoudakis said she felt disappointed that Polish MEP Mirosław Piotrowski had invited Father Tadeusz Rydzyk to speak.

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'Dress like an Orthodox Jew' restaurant in Euro 2012 city Lviv, Ukraine

By Jennifer Lipman, June 8, 2012

Tourists in town for Euro 2012 have been urged to avoid a restaurant in the Ukraine that invites customers to dress up as and mimic Orthodox Jews.

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My wake-up call to a history of hatred

By Sir Harold Evans, June 7, 2012

In June 2002, I was invited to speak at the 50th anniversary celebrations of Index on Censorship.

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