Antisemitism

Easily offended? You really should be

By Jackie Mason, January 12, 2012

Why is antisemitism so popular and prevalent all over the world? Why does it continue, unchecked despite the horrors of 70 years ago? People who care about the fate of the Jews are always searching for subtle, indefinable reasons to explain the continuing intensity of anti-Jewish hostility and hatred.

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Katy Perry's dad in anti-Jewish rant at church

By Jennifer Lipman, January 9, 2012

The preacher father of pop star Katy Perry attacked Jews in a recent church sermon.

Keith Hudson told church congregants in Ohio that the way "to make the Jew jealous" was to "have some money, honey".

The 63-year-old, whose daughter is famous for hits including "I kissed a girl" and "Teenage Dream", said that in Los Angeles the Jews owned "all the Rolex and diamonds".

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Death threat tweeter suspended by Labour party

By Jennifer Lipman, January 6, 2012

The Labour Party has suspended one of its members after it emerged that he was using Twitter to wage a campaign of death threats and antisemitic abuse against other users.

Shereef Abdallah, an Ed Miliband "lookalike" who previously worked as a volunteer at the office of Labour MP Glenda Jackson, has been suspended from the party with immediate effect.

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Chile forest fire arrest revives old anti-Jewish theories

By Jennifer Lipman, January 6, 2012

Antisemitic conspiracy theories have appeared on Chilean websites following the arrest of an Israeli tourist in connection with a devastating forest fire.

Rotem Singer, 23, has been questioned by police for allegedly starting the blaze at the Torres del Paine national park by failing to extinguish burning toilet paper.

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Twitter fails to act over Ed Miliband lookalike's anti-Israel death threats

By Martin Bright, January 5, 2012

The international social networking site Twitter has provoked fury after refusing to act against a user responsible for a stream of death threats and antisemitic abuse. Shereef Abdallah, who advertises himself as an Ed Miliband lookalike and claims to have worked on the Labour leader's election camp, began by targeting people identified as supporters of Tony Blair.

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Fox Latin America asks whether Jews killed Jesus

By Jennifer Lipman, December 30, 2011

A television network has issued an apology after it asked viewers whether they thought the Jews were to blame for the death of Jesus.

Fox Latin America ran a poll on its Facebook page asking people to choose between Pontius Pilate, the High Priests and the Jewish People.

The poll was placed to promote a National Geographic Christmas special.

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The Jews who can distinguish antisemitism from anti-Israel

By Anthony Cooper, December 30, 2011

If for every two Jews there are three opinions, it is hardly surprising that there is a distinct lack of unanimous support for any policy from any Israeli government.

But while most British Jews prefer to leave public criticism to Israel's many willing opponents, some feel the need to state their disagreements loudly: the 'as a Jew' crowd.

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Funds cut after hate article

By Jennifer Lipman, December 29, 2011

UNESCO has cut funding to a Palestinian children's magazine that featured an article glorifying Adolf Hitler.

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre had sent a letter of complaint to the UN's cultural arm about its sponsorship of the "antisemitic" Zayzafuna.

In February, it included a piece praising jihad.

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Antisemitic poster features on Polish tourism leaflet

By Karen Glaser, December 29, 2011

Civic leaders in Warsaw have come up with a novel way of promoting their town to tourists – with an image of kippot-wearing rats fleeing a flame thrower.

They reproduced an antisemitic pre second world war poster to use as one of the images to illustrate their 2012 calendar.

The glossy publication, produced in conjunction with leading Polish artists and arts organisations, contains a forwa

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UNESCO cuts funding for 'antisemitic' Palestinian magazine

By Jennifer Lipman, December 23, 2011

UNESCO has cut off funding to a Palestinian children’s magazine that was revealed to have featured articles glorifying Adolf Hitler.

A human rights organisation, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, had sent a public letter of complaint to the UN’s cultural arm about its sponsorship of the ‘antisemitic’ publication, Zayzafuna.

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