Antisemitism

UCU judgment 'is a travesty', says JLC chief

By Marcus Dysch and Jonathan Kalmus, April 15, 2013

The judgment in the case of an academic who accused the University College Union of harassment and institutional antisemitism was “devastating” and a “travesty”, the chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council has claimed.

Jeremy Newmark said the 49-page ruling on Ronnie Fraser’s employment tribunal was “polarised” and “extreme”.

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Israeli Eurovision singer forbidden from wearing Galliano

By Zoe Winograd, April 12, 2013

Israel’s Eurovision contestant has been told she is not allowed to wear an outfit designed by John Galliano.

The French fashion designer “accepted the challenge” to create a dress for Israeli singer Moran Mazor, but the Israel Broadcast Authority has forbidden the deal.

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Guilty — now go on holiday

By Anna Sheinman, April 11, 2013

A man who racially abused an elderly Jewish couple and a young Jewish man has had part of his punishment postponed so he can go on holiday.

Daniel Swain, 20, of Mowbray Road, Edgware, was found guilty of two charges of racially aggravated intentional harassment of Jewish victims.

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Survey: antisemitism rises 30 per cent worldwide

By Zoe Winograd, April 8, 2013

A survey has shown a 30 per cent increase in global acts of antisemitism.

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Man who called Jews ‘scum’ back in jail

By Sandy Rashty, April 5, 2013

A Welsh man who was jailed for encouraging racial hatred is back in prison after being given a 12 month sentence for harassment.

Trevor Hannington, who was associated with the far-right Aryan Strike Force, was jailed for two years under the Terrorism Act in 2010.

The neo-Nazi had described Jews as “scum” that should be “destroyed”.

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‘Hitler’ slur on Capriles in lead-up to Venezuelan elections

By Jonathan Gilbert, April 4, 2013

Henrique Capriles, the opposition candidate in Venezuela’s upcoming election, has hit out at his main rival for labelling his supporters “heirs of Hitler”.

Acting president Nicolas Maduro, the man most likely to win the election and succeed Hugo Chavez, said: “The heirs of Hitler are leading a campaign in Venezuela against the Cuban people.”

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Jewish leaders reject Lord Ahmed apology

By Sandy Rashty, April 4, 2013

The Board of Deputies and the Community Security Trust have rejected an apology by Lord Ahmed for suggesting that Jews control the media.

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Call for Sunderland chair to resign over Di Canio

By Marcus Dysch, April 4, 2013

A leading Reform rabbi and the dean of Durham have attacked Sunderland AFC’s appointment of Paolo Di Canio as head coach.

Rabbi Jonathan Romain, of Maidenhead Synagogue, called on Sunderland chairman Ellis Short to resign for overlooking Mr Di Canio’s apparent fascist beliefs when hiring him this week.

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Oxfam will continue to work with hate blog charity

By Anna Sheinman, April 4, 2013

Oxfam will continue to work with Miftah, a West Bank-based charity, despite the appearance of a blog post invoking the blood libel on the website of the Palestinian organisation.

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Why antisemitism is so hard to discuss

By Winston Pickett, March 31, 2013

I have a confession to make: I am obsessed with antisemitism. Try as I might, I can’t get away from it.

It chases me. It pursues me. It invades my thoughts. Thanks to Google Alerts, it clutters my email inbox.

Over time, I’ve come to see this as something less than natural. Then again, obsessions seldom are.

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