Antisemitism

Antisemitism figures up in Manchester in 2011

February 2, 2012

The number of antisemitic incidents in Britain declined last year, according to new figures released by the Community Security Trust.

There were 586 recorded incidents across the country in 2011, representing a nine per cent decrease on the previous 12 months but also making it the fourth highest annual total on record.

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Anti-Israel activist convicted of attack on Jewish man

By Marcus Dysch, January 27, 2012

A veteran anti-Israel campaigner has been convicted of slapping a Jewish man during a protest last summer.

Carole Swords, chairman of the Tower Hamlets Respect Party and Viva Palestina supporter, attacked Harvey Garfield as he attempted to defend Israeli products from potential vandalism by protesters.

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Occupy protester in Edinburgh arrested over menorah's destruction

By Marcus Dysch, January 26, 2012

A 25-year-old man connected to the Occupy Edinburgh movement has been charged with destroying Scotland's biggest chanuciah in an alleged antisemitic attack.

He appeared in court last week facing one charge of vandalism aggravated by hate, but was released by the Procurator Fiscal pending further police inquiries.

But members of Edinburgh's Jewish community have spoken in his defence, claimin

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Arrest in New Jersey shul firebombing attacks

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2012

A teenager has appeared in court in connection with attacks on synagogues in New Jersey.

Anthony Graziano pleaded not guilty at an initial hearing on Wednesday, after being charged with firebombing two synagogues.

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Report finds 1 in 5 Germans antisemitic

By Jennifer Lipman, January 23, 2012

A report into antisemitism in Germany has found that the country has a problem with entrenched hostility towards Jews.

According to the survey, which was commissioned in 2009 by the German parliament to look into antisemitism, some 20 per cent of citizens display anti-Jewish attitudes.

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Cancel event, Amnesty is urged by ZF

By Marcus Dysch, January 19, 2012

Amnesty International should cancel the launch of an anti-Israel activist's book about Palestinians because he allegedly "justified antisemitism", according to the Zionist Federation.

Ben White's new book, Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy, is due to be launched at Amnesty's London offices on January 26.

The ZF has written to AI managing director Kate Allen en

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Ed Miliband lookalike death threat tweeter arrested

By Jennifer Lipman, January 17, 2012

A man who allegedly posted antisemitic and threatening messages on Twitter directed at women has been arrested.

Professional Ed Miliband lookalike Shereef Abdallah was arrested today "on suspicion of sending by communication network an offensive or abusive or obscene message".

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Church's apathy on antisemitism

By Nick Howard, January 16, 2012

In the past fortnight the police and the FA have convinced many that they are facing up to racism with the seriousness it deserves. Yet at the same time the Church of England has given the opposite impression.

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LSE students played Nazi-themed game on ski trip

By Marcus Dysch, January 15, 2012

A Jewish student suffered a broken nose in an antisemitic attack during a student union ski trip.

The London School of Economics student, who has not been named, was injured in a fight after he confronted fellow students who were playing Nazi-themed games featuring cards laid out in a swastika formation.

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Board of Deputies vote on Guardian boycott

By Marcus Dysch, January 13, 2012

The Board of Deputies will vote on whether to boycott the Guardian newspaper this Sunday. Deputies will debate a motion encouraging the Board to "regret the appearance of antisemitic material in the Guardian and its online Comment is Free section".

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