Antisemitism

Out of control? The truth about hate at US universities

By Dan Friedman, April 14, 2016

Anyone outside the US reading about Jewish American campus life will have come across a stream of troubling stories of late.

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BBC Pesach programme will feature plight of French Jews

By Josh Jackman, April 13, 2016

A BBC programme to be broadcast during Pesach will compare the increase in French Jews emigrating to Britain with the exodus from Egypt.

The programme, Never Again: Fear and Faith in Paris will centre around St John’s Wood Synagogue in north-west London, which has hosted a separate service in French on every Shabbat since 2013.

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New plan to tackle antisemitism in the Labour Party

By Marcus Dysch, April 13, 2016

The Jewish Labour Movement has unveiled a plan to tackle antisemitism within the Labour Party.

Working with MPs and activists around the country, the JLM wants to change party rules to ensure members who commit acts of Jew-hate are dealt with quickly and potentially banned for life.

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Parliamentary committee to investigate growth of antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, April 12, 2016

An inquiry into the rise of antisemitism has been launched by a leading Parliamentary committee.

The Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee announced this afternoon that it would carry out a “short inquiry” into Jew-hatred.

The probe will consider whether prejudice against the Jewish community has increased, and whether the dangers facing Jews have emerged from terrorism.

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Senior Conservative suspended amid 'antisemitism speech' allegations

By Marcus Dysch, April 12, 2016

A senior Conservative Party member has been suspended by the party after a Labour MP claimed he made antisemitic remarks at the launch of a local election campaign.

Abdul Zaman was said to have made inappropriate comments about Jews and women while speaking at a Bradford Conservative Association event.

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David Miliband says fight against antisemitism must 'cross party loyalties'

By Simon Rocker, April 11, 2016

The former Labour Foreign Secretary David Miliband said in London tonight that outbreaks of modern antisemitism were "repulsive" and should not be ignored.

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Man arrested after ‘antisemitic abuse’ shouted at Jewish teenagers

By Sandy Rashty, April 11, 2016

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man after he allegedly shouted antisemitic abuse at two strictly Orthodox teenagers.

The man, who has not been named, was detained after he approached the boys in Stamford Hill, north London, on Sunday night.

He allegedly shouted: “F***ing Jews – kill the Jews.”

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Poll reveals more than a third of British Muslims believe ‘Jews have too much power in UK’

By Sandy Rashty, April 11, 2016

British Muslims are more likely to support antisemitic conspiracy theories than other British citizens, a wide-reaching poll has found.

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Jeremy Corbyn showing contempt towards Jews, says major Labour donor

By JC Reporter, April 10, 2016

A major Jewish donor to the Labour Party has attacked Jeremy Corbyn for appearing to tolerate antisemitism and showing contempt towards Jews.

Michael Foster, whose family has donated over £400,000 to the party and who stood as a Labour candidate in the 2015 general election, said Mr Corbyn was “too weak” to stand up against antisemitic elements on the left.

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Councillor suspended from Labour Party after claims she called Hitler 'greatest man in history'

By JC Reporter, April 10, 2016

A local councillor has been suspended from the Labour Party over a series of antisemitic tweets.

Aysegul Gurbuz is alleged to have praised Adolf Hitler, calling him the “greatest man in history”, and said she hoped Israel would be wiped out by an Iranian nuclear bomb.

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