Antisemitism

Ballet school vice-principal charged with racially abusing Jewish student

By Marcus Dysch, October 4, 2012

The vice-principal of a leading Scottish ballet school based in the Highlands has appeared in court charged with racially abusing a Jewish student.

Jonathan Barton, of the Ballet West centre of excellence in Taynuilt, Argyll, is said to have told pupils practising a routine: “You look like the Jews lining up waiting to be shot.”

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Bomb blast at Malmo community centre in Sweden

By Orlando Radice and Nathalie Rothschild, October 4, 2012

A small bomb was set off outside Malmo’s Jewish community centre last Friday, just a week after Copenhagen Chabad organised a trip to Malmo to show solidarity over virulent antisemitism in the Swedish city.

No one was injured in the blast, which occurred at around 1am last Friday morning, but the residents of the centre were left traumatised.

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Gaza charity posts ‘Nazi Zionists’ link

By Sandy Rashty, October 4, 2012

A co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement (FGM), who redistributed an antisemitic video, issued a public apology on the pro-Palestinian charity’s website yesterday.

Greta Berlin shared the video, which accuses Jews of orchestrating the Holocaust, on her private Facebook page as well as FGM’s Twitter feed.

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Mayor: Tower Hamlets mural ‘to be removed’

By Marcus Dysch, October 4, 2012

A mural depicting money-grabbing bankers and highlighting Western imperialism conspiracy theories will be removed following complaints that it contains antisemitic undertones.

Freedom for Humanity was painted on a property near Brick Lane in London’s East End by renowned international graffiti artist Kalen Ockerman, known as Mear One.

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Tragedy of an academic stage

By Geoffrey Alderman, October 3, 2012

Royal Holloway and Bedford New College - to give it the mouthful of a title by which it was established by private Act of Parliament in 1985 - sits majestically at the top of Egham Hill, Surrey. Its origins lie in the ambitions of one of the great Victorian entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Thomas Holloway, by whom it was founded in the 1880s as an institution for the higher education of women.

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In defence of a maligned state

By Monica Porter, September 30, 2012

Hungary, the country of my birth, gets a fairly bad press in the antisemitism stakes. Naturally, the recent rise of the ultra-nationalist Jobbik Party - blatantly no friend to Jews or Gypsies - hasn't helped.

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Husband fined in Scotland for calling his wife a 'greedy little Jewish princess'

By Sandy Rashty, September 28, 2012

A man from Scotland was fined £1,000 on Wednesday for calling his wife a “greedy little Jewish princess” in a deluded drunk-dial outburst on Christmas Eve last year.

Mark Symington, an investment broker, told his wife: “You’re just a silly little gold-digger [with] a few fur coats,” according to a report in the Daily Mail.

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Explosion at Malmo Jewish community centre

By Orlando Radice, September 28, 2012

A small explosive device was set off last night outside Malmo’s Jewish community centre.

No-one was injured in the blast which occurred at around 1am on Friday morning, but the residents of the centre remain in a state of shock.

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Malmo’s problem

September 27, 2012

One of those battles is in Malmo, the Swedish city now notorious across Europe for its attitude to Jews, and for its Mayor's apparent insouciance - to put it no stronger - towards attacks on Jews.

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Fear stalks the streets of Malmo and council has no answer

By Orlando Radice, September 27, 2012

“You don’t wear a kippah in this city. That would be suicide,” said the head of Malmo’s voluntary security team guarding the gates of the city’s Jewish cemetery.

The security service was established in the wake of a peace demonstration by the Jewish community after the 2008-2009 Gaza war in which the crowd was firebombed and a Holocaust survivor assaulted.

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