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Liverpool FC Rosh Hashanah tweet prompts torrent of hate

By Naomi Firsht, September 29, 2014

A Rosh Hashanah tweet from Liverpool Football Club was removed after it received a barrage of antisemitic abuse online.

The club tweeted on Thursday night: “Liverpool FC would like to wish all our Jewish supporters around the world a happy new year. #RoshHashanah.”

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Lib Dem MP David Ward reported to police over Gaza

By JC Reporter, July 24, 2014

A Liberal Democrat MP has been reported to the police after suggesting that he would probably fire rockets at Israel if he was living in Gaza.

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Tory MP Michael Fabricant apologises over 'punch a journalist' jibe

By Marcus Dysch, June 20, 2014

A Conservative MP has apologised after posting a tweet saying he would like to punch a female journalist in the throat.

Michael Fabricant, whose late father Isaac was the rabbi of Brighton and Hove Synagogue, targeted Yasmin Alibhai-Brown after she appeared on a television debate.

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Blue singer Antony Costa on Twitter antisemitism

By Sandy Rashty, April 28, 2014

British singer Anthony Costa has been targeted by antisemitic trolls on Twitter.

The former Blue band member, whose mother is Jewish, told the Daily Star: "I get it all the time, I've had antisemitic comments, 'Jewish c***' and 'I hope your mum dies', everyone's got an opinion now."

The 32-year-old added: "No one prepares you for the other side of fame.

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Why death is trending on social media

By Miriam Shaviv, January 24, 2014

How do you approach death in the age of social media?

Avoid writing about it, is the advice of former New York Times editor Bill Keller and his wife Emma. Earlier this month, the couple published columns in the NYT and on the Guardian website, questioning the motives of Lisa Bonchek Adams, an American woman tweeting about her stage IV breast cancer.

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Police investigate tweets after Arsenal and Tottenham clash

By Marcus Dysch, January 7, 2014

Police are assessing whether Twitter users who posted a series of antisemitic messages after the FA Cup derby between Arsenal and Tottenham should face criminal charges.

A number of offensive tweets – most referring to the Holocaust – from fans of both clubs were highlighted following a bad-tempered match at the Emirates Stadium in north London on Saturday.

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Iran’s New Year charm offensive litters Twitter

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 12, 2013

The Iranian charm offensive that began with the election of Hassan Rouhani as president three months ago took a bizarre twist last week with a series of Rosh Hashanah greetings tweeted by the new president and his foreign minister. Meanwhile, diplomats are preparing new rounds of nuclear talks.

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BBC upholds complaint over reporter’s Gaza tweet

By Simon Rocker, August 29, 2013

The BBC Trust has partially upheld a complaint against the BBC’s coverage of Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defence in Gaza last November.

Stephen Franklin, a Zionist Federation member who has repeatedly challenged the corporation over its reporting on Israel, took issue with a tweet from news correspondent Wyre Davies.

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Dom Joly’s brutal tweet

By Sandy Rashty, August 22, 2013

Comedian Dom Joly has described Israeli settlements on the West Bank as a form of “brutal repression”.

During a heated Twitter exchange with Israel-supporter Ben Myers, the Lebanese-born TV personality said: “Just watched 5 Broken Cameras — wonderful, powerful documentary about one village’s resistance to Israeli settlements in West Bank.

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Let’s all tame Twitter now

By Daniel Finkelstein, August 9, 2013

I have spent an odd few days on Twitter. Well, both on Twitter and not on Twitter actually.

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