FA to investigate West Ham fans' 'antisemitic' chants

By Marcus Dysch, November 26, 2012

The Football Association has launched an investigation into alleged racist and antisemitic chanting by West Ham United fans.

Hissing noises – intended to imitate the sound of the gas chambers – were heard at White Hart Lane during the Hammers’ game with Tottenham on Sunday.


FA to investigate 'antisemitism' at Lazio game

By Sandy Rashty, November 23, 2012

Two extreme right-wing football fans have been charged with attempted murder, following the attack on British Spurs supporters at a pub in Rome last night.

Francesco Ianari, 26, and Mauro Pinnelli, 27 – both Roma supporters and known as Ultras – have been charged , despite widespread reports that the attack was committed by right-wing Lazio fans.


‘Antisemitic’ attack on Spurs fans in Rome

By Sandy Rashty, November 23, 2012

A Spurs fan is being kept in a hospital in Rome, after he was attacked by a group chanting antisemitic slogans last night.

Ashley Mills, 25, from Brentwood, Essex, was treated for head injuries at the San Camillo hospital after the 1am attack at a pub in Campo de Fiori square.


Steve Bell defends Guardian cartoon

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2012

The Press Complaints Commission has received 29 objections to a Guardian cartoon that portrayed Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu as a puppet-master, controlling tiny versions of Foreign Secretary William Hague and Tony Blair.

Cartoonist Steve Bell drew the picture after Mr Hague said Hamas bore “principal responsibility” for the Gaza fighting.


Attack on Polish parliament ‘motivated by antisemitism’

By Sandy Rashty, November 21, 2012

A Polish man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to blow up Parliament.

The man, who has not been named, was reportedly motivated by far-right nationalism and antisemitism.

According to Reuters, prosecutor Piotr Krason told a news conference: “The suspect does not belong to a political group or party.


Guardian cartoonist defends Netanyahu 'puppet-master' image

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

The Guardian cartoonist behind an image implying that Jews are "omnipotent conspirators" has denied that he is in any way repeating an antisemitic trope.


'Antisemitic' Guardian Gaza cartoon shows Jews as puppeteers

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

A Guardian cartoon that implies that Jews are "omnipotent conspirators" has sparked furious debate online.

Barrister Jeremy Brier, who has already lodged a complaint about Steve Bell's drawing with the Press Complaints Commission, labelled the image "plainly antisemitic".


It's that word again

November 16, 2012

That hardy perennial, the chanting of "Yid Army" by Spurs fans, has reared its head again. There is nothing close to a consensus over the issue. Some see it as deeply offensive and an impediment to stamping out racism, and specifically antisemitism, on the terraces. Others see it as analogous to gays taking ownership of the word "queer", and turning abuse on its head.


Young muslim man gets prize for fighting antisemitism

By Natalie Rothschild, November 15, 2012

A 21-year-old man who founded the group “Young Muslims Against Antisemitism”, in Malmo, Sweden, has received an anti-racism award from the Swedish Committee Against Antisemitism.


Norwegian anti-Israel activist has national award rescinded

By Anna Sheinman, November 14, 2012

A well known Norwegian activist who has advocated Arab terrorism against the state of Israel has had a prestigious award withdrawn by the state of Norway.

Trond Ali Linstad was nominated to receive Norway's Royal Medal of Merit, which recognises service in the fields of art, science and industry and outstanding public service.