Hate attack on six men in South Africa

February 18, 2016

An attempt was made to run over six men as they were walking home from synagogue in a suburb of Johannesburg last month.

In the incident, which was reported last week, a vehicle with four occupants drove past the men, with the driver making offensive hand gestures and shouting "F---ing Jews".

A few minutes later, the vehicle returned and swerved lanes, threatening to knock the men over.


Jewish Society makes new allegations in Oxford Labour antisemitism row

By Naomi Firsht, February 17, 2016

Labour-supporting students backed Hamas terrorists’ efforts to kill Jews, sang about rockets over Tel Aviv, and discussed “an international Jewish conspiracy,” it has been claimed.

Jewish students at Oxford University revealed a list of what they say are examples of antisemitism within the university’s Labour club.


Student Labour leader quits amid antisemitism claims

By JC Reporter, February 16, 2016

The co-chair of a leading student Labour group has quit amid accusations that colleagues “have some kind of problem with Jews”.

Alex Chalmers said he was leaving the "poisonous" Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) after it endorsed Israel Apartheid Week, due to take place next week.


Denmark is not 'cosy' any more. But nor is Israel

By Stephanie Brickman, February 14, 2016

When something big happens in life, a line is drawn; there is before and after.

It is now a year since the Copenhagen Synagogue was attacked and Dan Uzan lost his life on February 15, 2015. For me, and many others in our community, the commemorations are bringing it all back. There is before the attack and there is after.


Chelsea 'to take action' against 'Chasidic Harry Kane' T-shirts

By JC Reporter, February 9, 2016

Chelsea football club are reportedly set to take action to stop unofficial retailers selling T-shirts featuring Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane depicted as a Chasidic Jew.

The T-shirts were being sold outside the club’s Stamford Bridge ground after the Premier League match against Manchester United last Sunday.


UJS welcome King’s College report into anti-Israel violence

By Jessica Weinstein, February 8, 2016

The Union of Jewish Students has welcomed the results of an investigation into violence at an Israel Society event at King’s College London.


MP ‘shocked and shaken’ by antisemitic abuse

By Marcus Dysch, February 5, 2016

A man has admitted an antisemitic verbal attack on his MP.

Darren Lumb abused Labour’s Jon Trickett, the shadow communities secretary, in the street in Mr Trickett’s Hemsworth constituency in West Yorkshire.

In court on Thursday, Lumb, 47, admitted the abuse and pleaded guilty to one count of religiously aggravated harassment and stalking, and one count of breaching an asbo.


CST figures reveal 2015 was third worst year for antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, February 4, 2016

The number of antisemitic incidents in Britain fell by more than a fifth last year — but 2015 was still the third worst year on record.

Figures published by the Community Security Trust revealed there were 924 incidents of Jew hatred last year.


Kick It Out joins with Maccabi GB and CST in new effort to encourage football fans to report antisemitism

By Josh Jackman, February 3, 2016

Football anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has partnered with Maccabi GB and the Community Security Trust in a new drive to tackle antisemitism in the game.

The organisation has released a brochure encouraging fans to report antisemitic abuse, outlining the different ways in which they can do so.


Israeli journalist accused over ‘Elders of Zion’ comment

By Josh Jackman, February 1, 2016

An Israeli journalist has been condemned for “blatant antisemitism” after referring to “the Elders of Zion” during a university lecture.

Amira Hass, a reporter for Ha’aretz, alluded to a conspiracy which involved Israel planning “from the start” to take Palestinian land as their own, during a lecture she gave to 200 people at Kent University.