Antisemitism

Liberal Democrats in turmoil over David Ward

By Marcus Dysch, June 27, 2013

The disciplinary process against a Liberal Democrat MP who accused “the Jews” of “inflicting atrocities on Palestinians” is in disarray after two peers pulled out of a meeting aimed at resolving the issue.

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Pope says antisemitism ‘not Christian’

By Josh Jackman, June 25, 2013

Pope Francis condemned “all manifestations of antisemitism” during his first meeting with official Jewish representatives since his election.

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OSCE given Euro-hate warning

By Bernard Josephs, June 21, 2013

Jewish leaders from across the diaspora have told European governments of an unprecedented need to divert resources towards communal security in the face of growing antisemitism and terrorism.

Their warning was issued in Berlin at a meeting of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), which has 57 member states.

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Luciana Berger pledges to help women follow in her footsteps

By Marcus Dysch, June 21, 2013

Britain’s youngest Jewish MP said this week that she feels a sense of "responsibility" to lead the way for more women to enter leadership positions in politics, communal life and business.

"We have an issue that we don’t have enough women in positions of leadership. That’s not just in the Jewish community," she said.

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Iranian leader marks election day with antisemitic cartoon

By Orlando Radice, June 14, 2013

The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, has posted a cartoon on his English-language Facebook page which claims that the current Iranian elections are freer than those in the US because the American vote is controlled by ‘Zionists’.

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App to combat antisemitism launched in France

By Sandy Rashty, June 12, 2013

A new smartphone application to report antisemitism has been introduced in France.

The app, launched this week by International League Against Racism and Antisemitism (Licra), a French organisation, will enable users contact police via a digital panic button and even photograph antisemitic graffiti.

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Budapest mayor ‘backtracks’ on honour for antisemite

By Elliot Miller, June 3, 2013

The Mayor of Budapest, Istvan Tarlos, is reportedly rethinking his decision to name a street in the Hungarian capital after an antisemite.

The city council had planned to name the street after Cecile Tormay, a writer who died in 1937. She is regarded as having inspired Milkos Horthy, the pro-Nazi Hungarian wartime leader.

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Revealed: how Mosley lost a million dollars

By Jennifer Lipman, May 31, 2013

Oswald Mosley’s attempt to build up support overseas in the years after the Second World War was thwarted by his commitment to antisemitism, according to a newly released Foreign Office file.

The British fascist leader planned to recruit support in America and publish a newspaper advancing his extremist views.

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Google helps probe into online hate

By Zoe Winograd, May 31, 2013

The Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) has published the results of a two-year investigation into hate on the internet.

An ICCA sub-committee called the Internet Hate Task Force presented its findings in Jerusalem this week.

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Lib Dem MP David Ward told to meet peers over Shoah remark

By Marcus Dysch, May 30, 2013

An MP who accused Jews of failing to learn the lessons of the Holocaust is expected to meet senior Jewish peers to discuss the offence caused by his remarks.

Liberal Democrat David Ward was condemned by politicians, Jewish groups and Shoah survivors in January after using his blog to equate Jewish suffering in the Holocaust with Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.

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