Scotland

Celtic charged by Uefa after Palestinian flags flown inside stadium

By Daniel Sugarman, August 19, 2016

Celtic football club have been charged by Uefa after fans flew Palestinian flags before and during the Glasgow side’s match against Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

Uefa had warned prior to Wednesday's Champions League qualifier that the Bhoys could face sanctions if flags were displayed by protesters inside Celtic Park.

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Palestinian flags fly inside Celtic Park

By JC Reporter, August 18, 2016

Pro-Palestinians protested as Glasgow football club Celtic played Israeli team Hapoel Beersheva last night.

Activists displayed Palestinian flags and chanted anti-Israel slogans at the Champions League qualifying match at Celtic Park on Wednesday evening.

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Israeli champions to face Celtic in crucial Champions League playoff

By Josh Jackman, August 5, 2016

Israeli league winners Hapoel Beersheva will play Scottish Premiership winners Celtic for a place in the Champions League group stage.

The Israeli team, which picked up its first championship trophy for 40 years last season, will travel to Glasgow on August 16 or 17 for the first of two matches.

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Scottish Jews and Christians to heal 'damaged' relationship

By Josh Jackman, August 3, 2016

Scottish Jews and the Church have announced reconciliation talks, three years after Christian congregants were told they should not support Jewish claims to Israel.

The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (ScoJeC) and Church of Scotland plan discussions leading to a joint resource “with agreed theological terms and references,” ScoJeC has revealed.

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Man arrested after training dog to perform Nazi salute

By Josh Jackman, May 10, 2016

Police have arrested a man who trained a dog to perform a Nazi salute on cue.

Markus Meechan, 28, posted a video online showing him encouraging his girlfriend’s pug Buddha to make the offensive gesture by asking him: “Buddha - do you want to gas the Jews?” and saying “sieg heil” while giggling.

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Scottish MP pays compensation over ‘Holocaust denier’ slur

By Josh Jackman, May 9, 2016

An MP who accused a leading campaigner of being an “outed Holocaust denier” has apologised for the slur and agreed to pay £10,000 in compensation.

Natalie McGarry, the Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow East, also called Scotland in Union director Alastair Cameron an “internet troll” in a tweet posted on March 6.

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Labour loses seats in Jewish districts of England and Scotland

By Sandy Rashty, May 6, 2016

Local election results across the country have revealed the apparent extent of disaffection with the Labour Party.

While Labour retained overall control of Bury Council, its support collapsed in Prestwich – at the heart of Manchester's Jewish community.

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SNP bar activist over hate posts

By Marcus Dysch, May 4, 2016

The Scottish National Party has barred a party activist from taking part in campaigns after his antisemitic Facebook posts were revealed.

Amjed Hussain, who campaigned alongside First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during her manifesto launch for this week’s election, has shared a video which alleged that Mossad carried out the 9/11 terrorist hijackings.

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Anger as Edinburgh University students vote for Israel boycott

By Jessica Weinstein, April 4, 2016

Edinburgh University's Israel Engagement Society (IES) has described a motion to boycott Israel passed by the student union as "irresponsible" and "intolerant".

The motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) policy was passed by 249-153 votes with 22 abstentions, giving a majority of 74.

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Board issues manifestos for Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish elections

By Marcus Dysch, March 30, 2016

Manifestos of Jewish concerns have been produced aimed at assisting candidates standing for election to the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in May.

The documents were created by the Board of Deputies and the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, and Jewish representative councils in Wales and Northern Ireland.

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