Antisemitism

How one man's protest went around the globe

By Marcus Dysch, September 22, 2011

The level of anti-Israel activity on British campuses is "overwhelming" and not enough is being done to combat it, according to a former academic in Islamic studies.

Denis MacEoin, former editor of the Middle East Quarterly, led criticism of one student association which attempted to implement a boycott of Israel earlier this year.

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Herald editor says sorry

By Jessica Elgot, September 22, 2011

A scottish newspaper has apologised after a columnist asked readers to imagine, "If Giffnock was Gaza", deliberately choosing Glasgow's most Jewish area.

Tom Shields, who writes for Newsquest-owned Herald Scotland, said he chose the suburbs of Giffnock and Newton Mearns to compare with Gaza and the West Bank because they contain the highest number of supporters of Israel.

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Canadian student cries antisemitism over lecture

By Jennifer Lipman, September 16, 2011

A Jewish student who misunderstood a lecturer's comment and accused him of antisemitism has refused to admit wrongdoing.

Sarah Grunfeld was one of 450 students in a social sciences class at Canada's York University when she heard a professor state: "All Jews should be sterilised".

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Police probe for Giffnock Facebook

By Jennifer Lipman, September 15, 2011

Police are investigating who was behind a Facebook page mocking the Jewish community of Giffnock in Glasgow.

Nearly 1,000 people "liked" the "Welcome to Israel, only kidding you're in Giffnock" page, which remained on the social networking site for more than a week before it was shut down last Friday.

The page hosted comments including "Jewish scum" and "F--- the Jewish Zionist".

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Poster dauber says his aim 'political'

September 15, 2011

An Egyptian man who daubed antisemitic graffiti on posters advertising the work of Lord Sugar and Steven Spielberg has been cleared of having a racially or religiously aggravated motive.

Yacoub Osman, 53, chose Chalk Farm Tube station, used by a large number of Jewish Londoners, for his month-long spree of scrawling anti-Israel slogans and a Nazi swastika, Blackfriars Crown Court was told last

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Donnachie: St Andrews Jewish student 'very rich'

September 15, 2011

The student convicted of a racially aggravated attack on a Jewish student at St Andrews University was defiant this week, despite his sentence of 150 hours of community service and a £300 fine of compensation to his victim.

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Both potty and paranoid

By Julian Kossoff, September 15, 2011

The dark side of author Roald Dahl was his profound dislike of Jews.

When I spoke to him about this unsavoury aspect of his undeniably brilliant life, I do not think the creator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was speaking from his beloved writing hut.

According to his granddaughter, Dahl liked to work in utter solitude - and when, shortly before his death in 1990, I telephoned him, he

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Children's favourite Roald Dahl: proudly antisemitic

By Jessica Elgot and Anna Sheinman, September 15, 2011

In his writing shed Roald Dahl created friendly giants, giant peaches and horrible headteachers, but in the last few years of his life, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author revealed that he held virulently antisemitic views.

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Johann Hari admits he was behind Wikipedia antisemitism slur

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2011

The journalist Johann Hari has admitted being behind a string of fake Wikipedia entries, including one where another commentator was described as "antisemitic".

Mr Hari became the subject of a media storm in June after it emerged that an interview with Haaretz writer Gideon Levy included Mr Levy's exact comments in a piece he had written at an earlier date.

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St Andrews student sentenced for anti-Jewish abuse

By Jennifer Lipman, September 13, 2011

A student who racially abused a Jewish student at St Andrews University has been sentenced to 150 hours of community service.

Paul Donnachie was convicted of racially abusing Chanan Reitblat at his halls of residence in March, when he put his hands down his trousers and rubbed his genitals before wiping his hands on an Israeli flag.

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