Extremism

Lib Dems will discipline David Ward over Gaza tweet

By Sandy Rashty, July 23, 2014

The Liberal Democrats have condemned an MP who backed Hamas rockets being fired into Israel.

David Ward, the MP for Bradford East, tweeted on Tuesday evening: “The big question is - if I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket? - probably yes”

The statement was condemned by the party.

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Israeli among victims of Malaysian plane disaster

By Sandy Rashty, July 18, 2014

An Israeli man was among 298 people killed in the attack on a Malaysian Airlines plane yesterday afternoon.

Itamar Avnon was on the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when the plane was shot down in eastern Ukraine in what has been described as an act of terrorism.

Mr Avnon, an IDF paratrooper who fought in Operation Cast Lead, was on his way to Australia.

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Israel weeps - but now the fallout

By Orlando Radice and Nathan Jeffay, July 3, 2014

It was a day all those present hoped they would never see.

For nearly three weeks, the prayers of every Israeli, parent and child had had been tied to the desperate belief that "their boys" would be found alive.

But at Modi'in cemetery on Tuesday, the raw grief of the tens of thousands of mourners poured out under the burning sun.

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Amos Oz attacks extremist Jewish settlers as 'Hebrew neo-Nazis'

By Daniel Easterman, May 12, 2014

Amos Oz, one of Israel’s most famous novelists, has hit out at radical Jewish settlers, labelling them “Hebrew neo-Nazis”.

At an event celebrating his 75th birthday, Mr Oz said strong language should be used to describe extremist settlers who target Christian sites in so-called "price tag" attacks including vandalism, arson, graffiti, and even threats against leaders of other faiths.

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‘There are many more Glenn Millers out there’

By Claire Moses, May 9, 2014

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The ongoing case against alleged Kansas killer Frazier Glenn Miller is being built with the help of the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC), a group of civil rights lawyers whose list of legal battles down the years features some of America’s most extreme racist groups.

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Time to condemn fascist fashion

By Sandy Rashty, May 9, 2014

Like so many Jewish women, I’ve fallen for fashion.

I’ve stocked my side-table with glossy advert-infused magazines, filled my wardrobe with their seasonal “must-haves” and admired the artistry behind a thousand-pound couture gown.

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Brussels bans antisemite convention

By Shirli Sitbon, May 7, 2014

On Sunday afternoon, up to 500 people, mostly French men, waited outside a venue in the Brussels suburb of Anderlecht, many holding pineapples.

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Survey shows high levels of Euro Muslim extremism

By Toby Axelrod, December 19, 2013

A majority of Muslims in Europe hold fundamentalist beliefs, a study conducted by migration expert Ruud Koopmans of the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre has shown.

The findings are derived from a federally sponsored survey of immigrants and citizens of six European countries — Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Austria and Sweden — conducted in the first half of 2008.

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Islamist extremists could be hit with new banning orders, warns Cameron

By Marcus Dysch, December 5, 2013

David Cameron’s plans to silence hate preachers and tackle the radicalisation of British Muslims have been welcomed by Jewish communal groups.

The Community Security Trust said a report published by the Prime Minister’s task force on extremism had outlined “important” areas where radical activity could be combated.

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Searchlight's pride in prejudice

By Geoffrey Alderman, October 25, 2013

Searchlight will be known to some of you as a well-researched and professionally produced magazine specialising in exposés of racism, fascism and antisemitism.

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