Antisemitism

Antisemite Mahathir Mohamad gets green light from UN

By Zoe Winograd, August 8, 2013

A United Nations committee is to work with a non-governmental organisation founded by former Malaysian prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, who once stated he was “glad to be labelled antisemitic”.

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Nick Clegg reveals frustration over David Ward's Israel comments

By Marcus Dysch, August 1, 2013

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has revealed his frustration over controversial MP David Ward's comments on Israel.

Mr Clegg said he had discussed the issue with the Bradford East representative until he was "blue in the face".

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Antisemitic tweets target Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy

By Marcus Dysch, July 31, 2013

Dozens of antisemitic messages have been posted on Twitter aimed at Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy.

The tweets highlighted Mr Levy's Jewish background and commented on his business acumen at the Premier League club.

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Suspension of Liberal Democrat MP David Ward is ‘too little, too late’

By Marcus Dysch, July 26, 2013

The Liberal Democrats have been accused of a “token and empty gesture” after the party removed the whip from MP David Ward for the duration of Parliament’s summer recess.

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David Ward is tip of a toxic iceberg for the Lib Dems

By Marcus Dysch, July 26, 2013

After months of reports about his involvement in an increasingly bizarre series of incidents, Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli scored at Old Trafford. In celebration, he raised his shirt, revealing a vest emblazoned with the words: “Why always me?”

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg may well be asking himself the same question — but he has no right to.

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Hate attack on Chasidic schoolboys

By Anna Sheinman, July 26, 2013

Stones were thrown at Chasidic schoolboys and a window smashed in an antisemitic attack on their coach while on a trip to the seaside.

Kent Online reported that on Tuesday that the boys, aged between 10 and 14 from London, were attacked by seven teenage boys and girls who threw stones at their coach and shouted “go back to where you came from”.

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Concern over hate attacks on Muslims

By Marcus Dysch and Hannah Pupkewitz , July 26, 2013

Scottish Jews say they are “deeply concerned” by the rising number of hate crimes against Muslims.

The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities issued a statement of solidarity following the increase in attacks since Lee Rigby was killed in Woolwich.

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New figures reveal antisemitic attacks drop by a third

By Marcus Dysch, July 25, 2013

The number of antisemitic incidents recorded in Britain fell by a third in the first six months of the year.

Figures released today by the Community Security Trust reveal 219 incidents were reported between January and the end of June.

That number represents a 30 per cent decrease on the same period in 2012. It is also the lowest half-yearly figure since 2003.

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Employee of HCA awarded £20,000 after antisemtism

By Josh Jackman, July 18, 2013

A Jewish former employee of a major private healthcare company has been awarded £20,000 after successfully suing his boss for antisemitic discrimination and harassment.

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Barenboim defends performing Wagner at the Proms

By Ellis Bolle, July 16, 2013

The renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim has defended his decision to perform music by Wagner, the German composer known for his anti semitic views, at this year’s Proms

The Argentine-Israeli musician will conduct the entire Ring cycle at the Royal Albert Hall this summer, despite acknowledging that “Wagner's antisemitism is abhorrent, beyond anything that is acceptable" .

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