A little taste of what 'others' feel

By Sandy Rashty, December 19, 2013

"I hate A-rabs,” said the young man next to me, in a southern accent. “I’ve just got out of the US Navy, and I can tell you, we Americans hate A-rabs. We still ain’t forgotten September 11. We don’t like Middle Eastern people."


Chief Rabbi of South Africa pays tribute to Mandela

By Marcus Dysch, December 6, 2013

South Africa's Chief Rabbi, Warren Goldstein, has paid a moving tribute to the country's former president Nelson Mandela.

Rabbi Goldstein conveyed the traditional Jewish greeting to mourners to Mr Mandela's family and said the South African community had enjoyed a "long, close and meaningful relationship" with the statesman.


It's our duty to speak out against the racism directed at immigrants

By Grant Feller, November 22, 2013

The following statements concern the problems of immigration and were printed in national newspapers. Can you guess who said what, and where?

1) What is so wrong about British people in Britain being ruled by British people?

2) The way immigrants from Europe are pouring in from every port of this country is becoming an outrage.


Crucial report will help fight abuse of politicians

By Martin Bright, October 30, 2013

We like to reassure ourselves with the idea that UK election campaigns are a model of propriety: a mixture of healthy, robust knockabout and charming amateurishness.

Despite recurring stories in recent years about postal-vote fraud, it is probably still safe to say that our elections remain among the least corrupt in the world.


Spurs consult fans over Y-word

By Charlotte Oliver, October 24, 2013

Tottenham Hotspur has responded to the continuing controversy over the word “Yid” by asking for the views of 70,000 of its supporters.

The club has emailed a survey to all its season-ticket holders and members. It asks fans where they stand on the chants using the Y-word and includes recent media coverage on the issue.


ADL enters row over 'offensive' sports team names

By Marcus Dysch, October 16, 2013

Sports teams with offensive nicknames or logos should consider changing their identity, the head of the Anti-Defamation League has said.

Abraham Foxman's comments were made as part of the long-running debate on whether the Washington Redskins American Football team should be renamed.


Tommy Robinson quits as leader of English Defence League

By Rosa Doherty, October 8, 2013

English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson and party co-founder Kevin Carroll have quit the far-right group.

In a shock announcement, counter-extremism think tank Quilliam said the pair had left EDL "because they feel they can no longer keep extremist elements at bay".


Le Pen acts on racist

September 12, 2013

France’s national Front party has suspended one of its local election candidates, Francois Chatelain, for posting antisemitic statements and a picture of a burning Israeli flag on Facebook. Party leader Marine Le Pen said that Chatelain’s posts were “in total contradiction with the political line of the FN”.


Chief Rabbi kicks off in unsporting fashion

By Nathan Jeffay, July 31, 2013

Outrage was directed at Israel’s newly elected Chief Rabbi this week, after comments made by him, and widely perceived as racist, came to light.

David Lau, the new Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, told yeshiva students that they should not watch basketball or take an interest in the achievements of the players, many of whom are black, or — in the derogatory Hebrew term — kushim.


Candidate for chief rabbi is 'severe bigot'

By Shira Rubin, July 11, 2013

borderline racist, sexist and homophobic statements made by the leading candidate in the Sephardi chief rabbinate election have caused outrage in Israel, with Knesset members and Israeli citizens calling for his disqualification.