Antisemitism

Jewish UKIP members defend link with extremist

By Marcus Dysch, October 21, 2014

Leading Jewish Ukip members have defended the party’s defence of its alliance with an MEP whose party leader makes racial slurs and questions the Holocaust.

Nigel Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group in the European Parliament recruited Polish MEP Robert Iwaszkiewicz.

Mr Iwaszkiewicz is a member of the Congress of the New Right led by Janusz Korwin-Mikke.

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West Brom boss reveals why he had to sack Anelka

By JC Reporter, October 20, 2014

Nicolas Anelka’s quenelle gesture embarrassed and damaged West Bromwich Albion, the club’s chairman has said.

Speaking for the first time about the affair, Jeremy Pearce said it had been a “huge issue in terms of our standing”.

West Brom terminated the player’s contract after he had made the gesture – a form of Nazi salute – during a Premier League match in December 2013.

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Teams charged by FA over abuse

By Josh Jackman, October 20, 2014

A Sunday League player who allegedly shouted antisemitic abuse during a match against Jewish team Manchester Maccabi has been charged by the Football Association.

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Man jailed over antisemitic tweet to MP Luciana Berger

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 20, 2014

A 21-year-old man with links to an extremist group has been jailed for four weeks for sending an “obscene” antisemitic tweet to Liverpool MP Luciana Berger.

Garron Helm, 21, of Thomson Road, Litherland, Merseyside, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates' Court on Monday to sending an offensive, indecent or obscene message.

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George Osborne condemns antisemitism in message to Manchester rally

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 19, 2014

Chancellor George Osborne has condemned attacks against Jews.

In a message to participants at Sunday's Say No to Antisemitism rally, Mr Osborne said: “Whatever one's views about the politics of Israel and Gaza there is absolutely no place in our country for antisemitic attacks.”

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Football team walk off after racist abuse

By Josh Jackman, October 14, 2014

The Football Association is investigating claims that antisemitic taunts were made during a match involving a Jewish under-16 team.

Manchester Maccabi players were called "Jewish pricks" and told "you've got no foreskins" in their game against Curzon Ashton in a local Manchester league.

Maccabi's manager Anthony Dennison removed his players from the pitch in the face of the abuse.

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Man pleads guilty in bus bigot case

By JC Reporter, October 9, 2014

A man has admitted shouting antisemitic abuse on a crowded London bus.

Ian Campbell pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence at Hendon Magistrates Court.

The court heard that Campbell, 42, of Bowes Road, London N11, shouted the abuse on a packed 102 bus in Golders Green, which had Jewish school children on board.

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Making no impact

October 7, 2014

For those who believe in Israel's right to defend itself and who reject antisemitism, it is easy to feel swamped with bad news.

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Anglican vicar attacked over Iran conference

By Marcus Dysch, October 7, 2014

A controversial Anglican vicar has been criticised for speaking alongside panellists with convictions for antisemitism at an anti-Zionist conference in Iran.

Jewish communal leaders condemned the participation of Reverend Stephen Sizer as incompatible with his position as a minister and called on the Church of England to mount an investigation.

Rev Sizer took part in the New Horizon event wh

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Galliano gets top fashion job

By Naomi Firsht, October 6, 2014

John Galliano is rejoining the fashion world three years after an antisemitic rant saw him fired from Dior and excommunicated from the industry.

The British designer has been taken on as creative director of fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.

Mr Galliano, 53, spent almost 15 years at Dior before his drunken antisemitic rant in La Perle, a bar in Paris in 2011.

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