Antisemitism

Iran gives antisemitic cartoon top prize

By Simon Rocker, July 11, 2012

The winning entry in an Iranian cartoon contest shows three religious Jews praying in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem labelled “New York Wall Street”.

Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League condemned what he call a “cynical perversion of the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism”.

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Toulouse Jewish school pupil attacked in France

By Jennifer Lipman, July 10, 2012

An identifiably Jewish teenager who attends the Toulouse school attacked by an Islamist gunman earlier this year has been targeted by thugs on a train.

The 17-year-old boy was allegedly insulted and harassed by a group of men on a train to Lyon last week. He was wearing a kippah at the time.

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Murder victim buried as fears grow for Yemen community

By Nathan Jeffay, July 5, 2012

He left the bosom of his family to improve its lot — and came back in a coffin. Last week, a Jewish man who was cruelly murdered in Yemen, was buried in his family’s Israeli hometown of Rehovot.

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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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