British journalist John McCarthy fails to charm at Book Week

By Jennifer Lipman, February 28, 2013

British journalist John McCarthy was forced to defend himself against allegations of antisemitism during a heated discussion at Jewish Book Week about the past and present experiences of Israeli Arabs.


Seth MacFarlane under fire after Ted sketch at Oscars

By Anna Sheinman, February 26, 2013

Oscars host Seth MacFarlane has been strongly criticised by US Jewish groups after an “offensive” sketch created by the screenwriter was performed at the awards.


US big guns row over Honduran ‘hate’ pope candidate

By Ray Filar, February 22, 2013

Harvard academic Alan Dershowitz has hit out at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) over its support for an allegedly antisemitic candidate for next pope, saying he intends “to fight this all the way to Rome”.


Spurs fans attacked by 'neo-Nazis' in France

By Ray Filar, February 21, 2013

A gang of masked men allegedly chanting Nazi slogans attacked Tottenham fans drinking in a crowded pub in France, leaving three supporters injured.

Up to 150 Spurs fans were drinking at the Smoking Dog pub in Lyons on Wednesday evening, in advance of the club’s Europa League match against the city's team.


Exodus to the UK as French Jews escape antisemitism

By Anna Sheinman, February 21, 2013

The number of French Jews crossing the Channel to find safe haven in the UK has surged as figures published this week revealed a 58 per cent increase in antisemitic incidents in France in 2012.


Pope candidate accused of holding antisemitic views

By Anna Sheinman, February 19, 2013

Harvard academic Alan Dershowitz has accused a leading candidate to be the next pope of holding antisemitic views.

In the letter written to the Miami Herald, the law professor accused Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras, one of the possible replacements for Pope Benedict XVI, of propagating conspiracy theories about Jews.


Antisemitism: in the eye of the beholder

By Mark Gardner, February 18, 2013

Most weeks, a quick read of the JC will show the extent to which perceptions dominate the debate about contemporary antisemitism. These perceptions arise on a personal or a communal basis; and may arise from any combination of emotive, philosophical or political drivers.


A Scarfe won’t Ward off the cold

By Geoffrey Alderman, February 12, 2013

Look, I know we're all supposed to be beside ourselves with anger over That Cartoon. I know That Cartoon has given rise to a communal uproar - a rare instance of almost total communal unity, our righteous outrage dutifully articulated by the Board of Deputies, the JLC, CST and so on.


We still need to speak up on ‘mainstream’ antisemitism

By Michael Dugher, February 7, 2013

In 2006, the UK's All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism warned that antisemitism was creeping into the mainstream with traditional antisemitic themes - dressed up as "anti-Zionism" - mounting a comeback. Sadly, this has not abated over the past few years.


Lib Dems promise to deal with David Ward's latest comments about Jews

By Jennifer Lipman, February 7, 2013

Representatives of the Anglo-Jewish community have raised the question of MP David Ward’s string of comments about Jews during a meeting with Liberal Democrat chief whip Alastair Carmichael.