Controversy over European Parliament invite to Polish priest

By Josh Jackman, June 11, 2012

A Conservative MEP has strongly criticised the decision to invite a notoriously antisemitic Polish priest to speak at the European Parliament.

London representative Marina Yannakoudakis said she felt disappointed that Polish MEP Mirosław Piotrowski had invited Father Tadeusz Rydzyk to speak.


'Dress like an Orthodox Jew' restaurant in Euro 2012 city Lviv, Ukraine

By Jennifer Lipman, June 8, 2012

Tourists in town for Euro 2012 have been urged to avoid a restaurant in the Ukraine that invites customers to dress up as and mimic Orthodox Jews.


My wake-up call to a history of hatred

By Sir Harold Evans, June 7, 2012

In June 2002, I was invited to speak at the 50th anniversary celebrations of Index on Censorship.


'Explosion' of antisemitic attacks in France

By Jessica Elgot, June 7, 2012

The murder of three French children and a rabbi at a Toulouse Jewish school marked the beginning of an “explosion” of more than 140 antisemitic incidents across France, the French Jewish community security service says.


Which came first, antisemitism or the Jew? Why not ask the boxer?

By Andy Martin, June 6, 2012

Two true stories and one joke:


Attack on Jewish men outside French synagogue

By Jennifer Lipman, June 6, 2012

Jewish organisations have expressed concern after a group of French Jews were subjected to a verbal and physical attack while on their way to synagogue.


EU plans survey on Euro antisemitism

By Simon Rocker, May 31, 2012

The European Union has commissioned a major investigation into antisemitism by the London-based Institute for Jewish Research (JPR).

An online survey, which will be carried out by Ipsos MORI, will gather evidence on the experience of antisemitism throughout nine EU countries.


Warning of serious antisemitism at European Championships in Kiev

By Marcus Dysch, May 31, 2012

There is a serious threat of antisemitic attacks increasing during this month’s European Football Championships in Poland and the Ukraine, the president of the World Forum of Russian Jewry has warned.

Alexander Levin wrote to Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, highlighting the possibility of “many more” attacks when football fans travel to matches in the coming weeks.


School backs Jew-hate GCSE exam question

By Simon Rocker, May 31, 2012

A Jewish school has defended a controversial GCSE religious studies question on antisemitism that was last week attacked by Education Secretary Michael Gove and the Board of Deputies.


Gilad Atzmon's 'antisemitic rhetoric' denounced at film premiere

By Jessica Elgot, May 31, 2012

Pro-Palestinian supporters denounced jazz musician and Israeli-born activist Gilad Atzmon in a documentary film premiering this week, accusing him of damaging their cause with his antisemitic rhetoric.

The film, Gilad and All That Jazz by Golriz Kolahi, premiered at the London International Documentary Festival on Wednesday.