Antisemitism

Fans split as FA gives Y-word the red card

By Josh Jackman, September 12, 2013

Football supporters have given a mixed reaction to a move by the game’s governing body to brand the word “Yid” offensive and warn that fans using the term could be liable to criminal charges.

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FA says football fans using Y-word could be banned

By Josh Jackman, September 10, 2013

The Football Association has said it regards ‘yid’ as an offensive term, and has warned fans they could face criminal charges for using it.

In a statement, FA general secretary Alex Horne said his organisation believes that the word “is likely to be considered offensive by the reasonable observer and considers the term to be inappropriate in a football setting.”

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Anti-Judaism — a prejudice far more deeply embedded than antisemitism

By David Nirenberg, September 3, 2013

I overheard a conversation in late September of 2001. I was sitting on a Manhattan subway on my way to give a talk on medieval Muslim-Christian relations at New York University. A construction worker on his way to the clean-up efforts at the World Trade Centre was talking to a friend, and they were debating the causes of 9/11.

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ADL accuse Roger Waters over boycott call

By Zoe Winograd, August 23, 2013

The Anti-Defamation League has accused rock musician Roger Waters of 'anti-Jewish sentiment' in his call for a boycott of Israel.

In an open letter to the Pink Floyd guitarist published on the organisation's website, ADL national director wrote that Mr Waters' recent statements were "colored by offensive and dangerous undercurrents of anti-Jewish sentiment".

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Israel backers hit by web ‘witch hunt’

By Marcus Dysch, August 22, 2013

Antisemitic abuse aimed at Israel advocates should receive the same level of public scrutiny as high-profile Twitter incidents, experts and victims have said.

The use of email and social media sites to propagate abuse has become so severe that pro-Israel campaigners have feared for their safety and been forced to call police.

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Leeds professor rejects Polish award over antisemitic slurs

By Zoe Winograd, August 20, 2013

The former chair of sociology at the University of Leeds has rejected an honorary doctorate from a Polish university, blaming antisemitic attacks against him.

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Antisemitic crimes triple in Malmo

By Nathalie Rothschild, August 16, 2013

In 2012 and 2013, the number of reported antisemitic hate crimes nearly tripled in Malmö, Sweden’s third city, and the surrounding region compared to 2010 and 2011. This goes against the trend in the rest of Sweden.

Local authorities say the increase reflects the fact that the police are taking the problem more seriously and that there is growing confidence in the police.

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The irrational hatred behind brutal acid attack

By Martin Bright, August 16, 2013

The coverage of the acid attack in Zanzibar has been hard to fathom at times.

Reporters have struggled to find a rational explanation for the atrocity in which the attackers planned to disfigure two young women at the very beginning of their adult lives.

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Teenagers arrested after Guernsey Holocaust plaque vandalised

By Sandy Rashty, August 16, 2013

A man and a youth have been arrested after a plaque commemorating Holocaust victims was vandalised in Guernsey.

The Jewish Women’s Memorial, which pays tribute to three women who were deported from the island in 1942 and gassed in Auschwitz, was torn from a wall and found discarded nearby.

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Guernsey Holocaust memorial vandalised

By Anna Sheinman, August 9, 2013

A plaque that commemorates three women victims of the Holocaust in Guernsey has been vandalised.

The Jewish Women’s Memorial, which commemorates the deaths of the women who were deported from the island in 1942 and eventually gassed in Auschwitz, was knocked from the wall it was attached to on Wednesday night.

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