Antisemitism

Smart way for football fans to report racism

By Marcus Dysch and Danny Caro, May 29, 2013

Football fans will be able to report antisemitic incidents and discrimination using a new smartphone app launched by anti-racism group Kick It Out.

Devised with the help of Maccabi GB and the Community Security Trust, the app will allow fans to anonymously report attacks and offensive chants directly to Kick It Out, the Football Association, and to clubs.

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Music’s transcendent potential

By Gloria Tessler, May 24, 2013

On Wednesday, it was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner. In his birth city of Leipzig he will be celebrated throughout the year. But many Germans have voiced their wariness about music that, to some, resonates with something harsher - Wagner's proclaimed antisemitism and his adoption by Hitler as a primal force behind Nazism.

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Football star’s campaign for murdered journalist

By Jonathan Gilbert, May 23, 2013

A sporting legend is demanding the resignation of Brazil’s football chief for inciting the murder of a Jewish journalist.

Romario, who scored 1,000 goals in a celebrated international career, has accused Jose Maria Marin, the president of the CBF, Brazilian football’s governing body, over the death of former BBC reporter Vladimir Herzog in 1975.

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MP Lee Scott: I cried over death threat

By Marcus Dysch, May 23, 2013

A Jewish MP has described how he cried after being subjected to an antisemitic death threat while campaigning for re-election.

Tory Lee Scott said he needed police protection in his Ilford North constituency following the incident during the general election in 2010.

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Hytner: Othello's race 'not a big deal' to the Venetians

By Jennifer Lipman, May 14, 2013

The racism in Othello is not as pronounced as the antisemitism in the Merchant of Venice, the director of the National theatre said this week.

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Lord Ahmed quits Labour Party before "Jewish conspiracy" hearing

By Zoe Winograd, May 14, 2013

Lord Ahmed has resigned from the Labour Party ahead of a disciplinary hearing into claims he made comments about a Jewish conspiracy.

He was due to face party executives tomorrow after being suspended by the party in March.

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Lawyer fined for saying "she couldn't stand Jewish people"

By Anna Sheinman, May 10, 2013

A lawyer who said that she “couldn’t stand Jewish people” in an office rant in the presence of a Jewish colleague was found guilty of discrimination by a tribunal.

Danielle Morris, 34, has been fined £2,500 and ordered to pay £5,250 in costs for the remarks, which were made in 2009, said a judgment that was published this week.

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Orban talks... as Jobbik walks

By Adam Lebor, May 9, 2013

Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister, strongly condemned antisemitism and pledged to honour the memory of Holocaust victims at the World Jewish Congress, which met in Budapest last weekend, but failed to criticise the far-right Jobbik party, the third largest in parliament.

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Lord Ahmed backtracks on comments of Jewish conspiracy

By Marcus Dysch, May 9, 2013

Controversial peer Lord Ahmed’s attempted to rehabilitate his reputation with the Jewish community this week over remarks about a Jewish conspiracy he is said to have made.

Speaking ahead of his disciplinary hearing in front of the Labour Party national executive next week, the peer gave his version of the events which have led to his latest suspension from the party.

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Thriller based on real-life antisemitism

By Toby Axelrod, May 3, 2013

Could Germany ever have a Jewish chancellor? The notion may seem far-fetched, but it is the scenario that British writer and journalist David Crossland has concocted to convey his worries about antisemitism and xenophobia in modern Germany.

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