Internet game targets Jews, and gays,

By Nissan Tzur, November 28, 2013

A new internet game launched by a Ukrainian website called ‘Nationalist Simulator — Defend Ukraine’, encourages players to “shoot the enemies of the state — Jews, Russians, members of the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender communities, Americans and the Communists”.


Shechitah is safe, Theresa May pledges

By Simon Rocker, November 28, 2013

Home Secretary Theresa May gave assurances that Jews would continue to enjoy freedom of religion in the UK and practices such as shechitah would remain safe under the present government.

In a well-received speech at the Board of Deputies dinner at the Mansion House last night, she pledged her determination to combat antisemitism, incitement to hate and the influence of extremist preachers.


Fashion world split over Galliano job at Vogue

By Sandy Rashty, November 21, 2013

The fashion world is split over Vogue UK magazine’s decision to use disgraced designer John Galliano as guest fashion editor for its December edition.

British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman described Mr Galliano — who faced criminal charges after a drunken antisemitic rant in 2011 — as a designer “informed by a richness of imagination and history”.


France 'uses all it strength' to fight antisemitism, Hollande tells Knesset

By Sandy Rashty, November 18, 2013

French President François Hollande has told Israeli politicians that France "uses all its strength combating antisemitism".

In a speech to the Knesset today, the French leader also expressed concern over Iran’s nuclear programme and reiterated his support for a two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians.


Former MP Denis MacShane admits false expenses claims

By Marcus Dysch, November 18, 2013

Former Labour MP and campaigner against antisemitism Denis MacShane faces a possible jail sentence after admitting making false expenses claims.

Dr MacShane, who chaired the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism, faked receipts for £12,900 of research and translation services.

He used the money to fund trips to Europe which were connected with his work on antisemitism.


Police make Spurs fan wait in Y-word case

By Charlotte Oliver, November 14, 2013

A Tottenham Hotspur fan who was arrested last month in connection with chanting the word “Yid” must wait to find out if he will be charged.

The unnamed 51-year-old man was arrested on October 6 during Spurs’ home game against West Ham United.


Israeli teens counter ‘stupid’ Irish boycott call

By Marcus Dysch, November 14, 2013

Two Israeli schoolchildren have toured Northern Ireland in a bid to combat anti-Israel activity.

Yedida Jacobs and Paz Ben-Nissan, both 17, spoke to youth groups and school pupils and met political leaders during the five-day visit. They stressed the need for people to talk about the Middle East conflict, and repeatedly said they were opposed to boycotts.


False start in £600,000 costs battle

By Simon Rocker, November 14, 2013

A battle over the legal costs relating to a defeated claim of antisemitic harassment is set to continue after a tribunal withdrew from deciding the issue.


EU survey shows high anxiety but threat level remains hidden

By Simon Rocker, November 14, 2013

The gloomy headlines must have had some Israelis wondering why the planes are not already on their way to airlift the Jews of Europe out of danger.

A new survey of Jews in eight countries, commissioned by the European Union and published on the eve of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht at the end of last week, has recorded a significant level of anxiety about antisemitism.


Man films hate attack in Montreal coffee shop

By Sandy Rashty, November 12, 2013

A Canadian Jewish man was attacked and racially abused by two Muslim women at a popular coffee shop in Montreal earlier this month.

The unidentified man, who was dining at Tim Horton’s cafe, filmed the attack on his phone.

He reportedly asked the women what they thought of the proposed ban on religious clothing.