Antisemitism

Salah lawyer says quotes 'doctored'

By Marcus Dysch, October 6, 2011

An Islamic political activist arrested after entering Britain has won the right to seek damages after a High Court judge ruled that his detention had been partially unlawful.

Sheikh Raed Salah was initially detained in London in June after a series of Home Office blunders allowed him to bypass immigration officials, despite being banned from the country.

Lawyers believe the 52-year-old fathe

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Antisemitism still 'disturbing part' of US Jewish experience

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2011

Antisemitic incidents in the United States were on the increase last year for the first time since 2004.

According to hate monitor the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), there was a slight rise in the number of reported assaults, vandalisms and cases of harassment against Jews last year, from 1,211 incidents in 2009 up to 1,239 incidents.

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The latest intellectual detail

By Denis MacShane, October 3, 2011

Kiev: The Sunday afternoon sun shines down on the ravine at Babi Yar. Seventy years ago on 29 September 1941, 33,000 Jews were killed in one day. 100,000 were shot at Babi Yar, the biggest single killing in what is known as the "Shoah by Bullets". Now MPs from different countries assemble to ensure that Babi Yar is not forgotten.

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Keep outrage in proportion

By Jennifer Lipman, September 28, 2011

At primary school I would occasionally fake some life-threatening illness or other to encourage my teachers to send me to the nurse. Usually, this was an attempt to avoid the dreaded weekly choir sessions where, as a tone-deaf eight-year-old, I would invariably be told to mime anyway.

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Envoy: put campus problems in context

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2011

The British ambassador to Israel has warned of a "reverse delegitimisation" that is taking place whereby Israelis choose not to study in Britain because its campuses are perceived as "hotbeds of antisemitism".

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Ajax sued for 'pro-Jewish' chants

By Simon Griver, September 22, 2011

The football team Ajax and the mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan are being sued for racism because the Dutch team's fans sing pro-Jewish chants.

The case being brought by BAN, the Dutch campaign against antisemitism in football, will be heard in the Amsterdam District Court on October 17.

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'Our culture must be renewed here'

By Anna Sheinman, September 22, 2011

This week there were speeches, processions and a wreath-laying in Vilnius and nearby suburb Ponar, where 70,000 Jews were murdered between 1941 and 1944.

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Durban III: the hatefest is back

By Shimon Samuels, September 22, 2011

As the only Jew elected to the International Steering Committee (ISC) for Durban, I was gagged in the preparatory meetings in Warsaw and Santiago; offered a deal in Geneva by the PLO legal counsel ("we will give you the Holocaust if you give us Palestine"); denied access to the last preparatory gathering in Tehran and expelled unceremoniously in Durban itself as "the world Jew".

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How one man's protest went around the globe

By Marcus Dysch, September 22, 2011

The level of anti-Israel activity on British campuses is "overwhelming" and not enough is being done to combat it, according to a former academic in Islamic studies.

Denis MacEoin, former editor of the Middle East Quarterly, led criticism of one student association which attempted to implement a boycott of Israel earlier this year.

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Herald editor says sorry

By Jessica Elgot, September 22, 2011

A scottish newspaper has apologised after a columnist asked readers to imagine, "If Giffnock was Gaza", deliberately choosing Glasgow's most Jewish area.

Tom Shields, who writes for Newsquest-owned Herald Scotland, said he chose the suburbs of Giffnock and Newton Mearns to compare with Gaza and the West Bank because they contain the highest number of supporters of Israel.

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