Antisemitism

We’ll burn you, Guatemalans tell their Jewish neighbours

By Naomi Firsht, May 30, 2014

A Guatemalan mayor has reportedly asked Jewish residents to leave his town.

Mayor Rodolfo López of San Juan La Laguna, in the Sololá state, encouraged villagers to attack the small, strictly-Orthodox Jewish community, according to online radio station Emisoras Unidas.

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Glazer death prompts flurry of hate on Twitter

By Sandy Rashty, May 29, 2014

Dozens of antisemitic comments have been posted on Twitter following the death of Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer on Wednesday.

The American billionaire, who was descended from Lithuanian Jews, died aged 85 after suffering ill health following two strokes in 2006.

One Twitter user, under the name Calma_Uefalona, wrote: “Stupid jew finally died….. Yes thank u Lord” (sic).

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Museum bloodbath puts Belgians on terror alert

By Yossie Lempkowicz, Marcus Dysch and Orlando Radice, May 29, 2014

V Five days after a lone gunman shot dead four people at Brussels’ Jewish Museum, the fear and anger is palpable.

“We are in a state of war. The terrorist is still at large. When you see the video images of the shooter, it’s really frightening because he might act again,’’ said Brigitte Weberman, a consultant who works for a local Jewish radio station.

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Hungary’s ‘shameful’ plan lead Shoah remembrance group

By Valentina Jovanovski, May 27, 2014

Questions are being raised over whether Hungary is suitable to take over chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in 2015, amid accusations the government is whitewashing Hungary’s own Second World War past.

The IHRA is an organisation that promotes Holocaust education and research. The chairmanship, currently held by the UK, is rotated annually among members.

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Four killed in attack at Brussels Jewish Museum

By Daniel Easterman, May 24, 2014

Belgian synagogues are reported to be under armed police guard as the death toll rises to four killed in the attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

The hunt for the lone gunman involved in the shooting continues.

Two of the dead have been identified as a couple in their 50s from Tel Aviv visiting Belgium as tourists.

The third person killed was a museum volunteer.

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Probe into suspected hate killing of Jeremiah Duggan comes to UK

By Toby Axelrod, May 22, 2014

Eleven years after Jewish Londoner Jeremiah Duggan died in a suspected antisemitic attack in Wiesbaden, Germany, the still unresolved case is due to be heard in the UK for the first time next week.

Jeremiah’s mother, Erica, has long argued that German authorities failed to properly investigate the death of her 22-year-old son.

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'Jews v Nazis' drinking game sparks outrage

By Sandy Rashty, May 16, 2014

Americans are known for their use of red and blue plastic cups at alcohol-infused student parties.

But the new "Jews vs Nazis" drinking-game - in which players create a swastika out of red cups and star of David out of blue cups - has caused an international uproar.

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Now North London Collegiate attempts to gag the JC

By Charlotte Oliver, May 15, 2014

North London Collegiate School (NLCS) has responded to a father’s plea that it show transparency in its disciplinary process by threatening the JC.

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Football Association probes futsal hate claim

By Charlotte Oliver, May 15, 2014

Jewish sport organisation Maccabi GB has complained to the Football Association after players at a five-a-side tournament were antisemitically abused.

The incident took place during a FA Futsal Cup match in Barking, east London, on Sunday, between Maccabi GB and Kaunas Futsal, when opposition supporters called the Maccabi players “dirty Jews”.

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One in four adults hold antisemitic views, according to study

By Charlotte Oliver, May 14, 2014

More than a quarter of the world’s population hold antisemitic views, an Anti-Defamation League survey has revealed.

In its first global study, the ADL polled more than 53,000 adults from 102 countries and territories in order to produce “a comprehensive data-based research survey of the level and intensity of anti-Jewish sentiment across the world”.

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