Ballet teacher cleared of racial harassment despite 'deplorable' comment

October 31, 2013

A leading ballet teacher has been cleared of racial harassment, despite a court finding he made a “deplorable and ill-considered” antisemitic remark in the presence of a Jewish student.

Jonathan Barton told a group of pupils at Scotland’s prestigious Ballet West school: “You look like a bunch of Jews lining up waiting to be shot in the rain.”


‘Y-word ruling hit support’

By Charlotte Oliver, October 31, 2013

The police crackdown on Spurs fans’ use of the Y-word may be having a negative effect on the atmosphere at home games, according to the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust.

Secretary of the Trust, Katrina Law, claimed that the policing at White Hart Lane was one of the reasons for the chill in support during last Sunday’s winning game against Hull City.


Storm over Jack Straw ‘hate’ remarks

By Marcus Dysch, October 31, 2013

Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub has said comments made by former British foreign secretary Jack Straw follow a “very troubling tradition” of familiar tropes about “sinister Jewish power”.

The ambassador was speaking after a row over Mr Straw’s remarks in a Parliamentary debate on diplomacy in the Middle East.


Alarming early figures from Euro antisemitism poll

By Mark Gardner, October 31, 2013

Next week, on the eve of Kristallnacht, the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) of the EU will publish the results of its keenly-awaited survey, “Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism”.

It covers countries in which 90 per cent of European Jews live, namely Britain, France, Hungary, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Latvia.


No action against Brighton lecturer

By Charlotte Oliver, October 30, 2013

The University of Brighton has said it will not be taking disciplinary action against lecturer Tom Hickey following his attack on Israel studies courses in the UK last week.


Searchlight's pride in prejudice

By Geoffrey Alderman, October 25, 2013

Searchlight will be known to some of you as a well-researched and professionally produced magazine specialising in exposés of racism, fascism and antisemitism.


Professor calls to ban Israel course

By Charlotte Oliver, October 25, 2013

A Brighton University lecturer has condemned Israel studies courses as “an Israeli state propaganda initiative”.


Anglican vicar admits offending Jews over web posts

By Marcus Dysch, October 23, 2013

An Anglican vicar has said he regrets posting website links which promoted Holocaust denial and Zionist conspiracy theories.

Reverend Stephen Sizer said he accepted that his actions had offended the Jewish community and acknowledged he should have “taken more care” and “reflected on the choice of words more carefully”.


Police pledge to crack down on antisemitic graffiti

By Rosa Doherty, October 17, 2013

Police are investigating an increase in anti semitic graffiti in Manchester.

Since October there have been five incidents in Prestwich and Whitefield , areas in the north of the city that are home to large numbers of Jews.

According to Greater Manchester Police, officers will be carrying out high-visibility patrols to prevent further incidents and provide reassurance to residents.


Available for weddings: man behind THAT video

By Sandy Rashty, October 17, 2013

The videographer’s assistant involved in an antisemitic conversation caught on a bride’s wedding video is running another company — and advertising its services for simchas.

Millions heard videographer Anthony Aurelius defend Hitler and call Jewish women “cows” after the JC published the story – and the video – of how he unwittingly sent a bride the unedited wedding video.