Antisemitism

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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Annual date to remember Jews from Arab countries approved

By Sandy Rashty, July 15, 2013

Jews who fled persecution in Arab countries have been formally recognised by Israeli legislators.

A new law, approved by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, has made February 17 an annual date in the Israeli calendar to remember the 850,000 refugees.

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Twitter hands over details of hate tweeters

By Sandy Rashty, July 12, 2013

The identities of people who posted antisemitic messages on Twitter have been disclosed after a year-long legal row between the French Union of Jewish Students and the American social media site.

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed that the details of users who posted hate messages had been handed over to French authorities. It is not yet known how many users have been reported.

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Education Secretary Gove: Muslims must counter antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, July 11, 2013

An “insufficient” number of Muslim community leaders in Britain do enough to tackle antisemitism, Education Secretary Michael Gove has claimed.

He said Muslims had a “responsibility” to counter extremists and to challenge their own community members who attack British foreign policy or Israel’s right to exist.

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An unhelpful approach

By David Aaronovitch, July 7, 2013

Two weeks ago in the JC the writer Douglas Murray described the idea of Islamophobia as "a crock". Douglas and I have shared a few platforms over the years and I have a respect for his combination of intellectual and street-fighting skills.

So it is with disappointment and trepidation that I take issue with him here. He is, I think, completely wrong. And here's why.

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An American thinker’s Jewish journey

By Kenneth Sacks, July 5, 2013

At a time when European antisemitism appears once again to be on the rise, it is pertinent to recall the experience of the 19th-century intellectual, Ralph Waldo Emerson, who learned of the struggles of British Jews and consequently became their advocate in America.

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If we’re running the world, please can I be involved

By Amir Mizroch, July 4, 2013

Dear Chairman,

Shalom.

I obviously don’t get your memos.

Everywhere, Jews are being credited with influencing world events, but I always seem to miss the boat.

Turkey’s deputy prime minister now says that the “Jewish Diaspora” is responsible for the Gezi Park protests in Turkey. Why wasn’t I told about this?

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Turkish Deputy Prime Minister condemned after blaming Jews for unrest

By Zoe Winograd, July 3, 2013

Jewish leaders have condemned the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister for blaming anti-government demonstrations on the “Jewish diaspora".

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Attacks on Scottish Jews rise

By Marcus Dysch, June 27, 2013

Jews in Scotland are more likely to be attacked because of their faith than Muslims or Christians, a report has revealed.

Figures published by the Scottish Government showed there were 27 criminal charges relating to attacks on Jewish people between April 2012 and March this year. The figure compares to 14 charges in the previous 12 months.

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