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University of Bristol drops CAA’s complaint against lecturer who claimed “primary victims” of Holocaust are Palestinians

The University of Bristol has decided to take no action against a lecturer, Dr Rebecca Gould, over an article in which she claimed that “privileging the Holocaust as the central event in Jewish history” should end and that “the Holocaust persists and its primary victims are the Palestinian people.” The university’s Deputy Vice Chancellor and […]

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Elite football school reportedly failing to tackle extremism as pupils act out Nazi profiling on suspected Jews and hum marching songs in corridors

An investigation by the Sunday Telegraph has uncovered antisemitism and far-right extremism at Rainhill High School, the nominated school for players enrolled in Liverpool Football Club’s academy. A series of whistleblowers have said that they believe that far-right extremism is endemic at the school, claiming that the management are failing to tackle the problem. A whistleblower […]

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Government confirms to CAA that all cooperation with the British University in Egypt has stopped

Following a speech, translated by Campaign Against Antisemitism, in which Mohamed Farid Fouad Khamis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the British University in Egypt (BUE) and one of its principal donors, promoted the antisemitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion, we wrote to the British Government to obtain assurances that the BUE would […]

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Labour selects Councillor Luke Cresswell, who tweeted “Moses must be proud” of supposed genocide, to run in by-election

Labour Councillor Luke Cresswell has been selected as the Labour candidate in the Sudbury South by-election. In the past, we have highlighted Councillor Creswell’s disturbing tweets, but rather than being disciplined by the Labour Party, it appears that Councillor Cresswell enjoys the Party’s continuing support. In one, he tweeted a blood-drenched Israeli flag accusing Israel of […]

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Charles Panayi convicted in antisemitic road rage case, ordered to pay £1,620 and carry out 200 hours of community service

‘Christopher’ Charles Panayi was convicted of racially aggravated criminal damage on Monday last week over an antisemitic road rage incident. Mr Panayi became abusive towards a Jewish man at the junction of Conley Hatch Lane and the A406 on 31st January, stopping his car multiple times, exposing his buttocks and parting them, calling a Jewish man […]

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Police investigate after Cardiff electronic billboard hacked to display Nazi flag and far-right messages

South Wales Police are investigating after hackers reprogrammed an electronic billboard to display a Nazi flag, images of Donald Trump as a frog, a poster proclaiming that “Big Brother is watching you”, and a notice warning that shariah law is supposedly being imposed. A police spokesperson told Wales Online: “On Tuesday evening South Wales Police received […]

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Sunday Times agrees to CAA recommendations: they will not employ Kevin Myers again and will print an apology

Following discussion between Campaign Against Antisemitism and News UK, which owns the Sunday Times, a further statement has been issued accepting our recommendations: “Further to our earlier statement we can confirm that Kevin Myers will not write again for the Sunday Times Ireland. A printed apology will appear in next week’s paper. The Sunday Times editor Martin […]

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Sunday Times senior management sends CAA apology over antisemitic column, but we seek clarity on Kevin Myers’ future

The senior management of the Sunday Times has sent Campaign Against Antisemitism an apology over the publication of an antisemitic column by Kevin Myers which has now been removed. Martin Ivens, editor of the Sunday Times, said: “The comments in a column by Kevin Myers in today’s Irish edition of the Sunday Times were unacceptable and […]

CAA complains to IPSO over brazenly antisemitic Sunday Times column on pay which claims “Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price”

The Sunday Times has removed from its online edition a column by Kevin Myers which brazenly deploys an antisemitic trope about Jews and money. Kevin Myers’ column about the BBC pay row contained the following paragraph: “I note that two of the best-paid women presenters in the BBC — Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz, with […]

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Ofcom shuts down Iman FM radio station for broadcasting 25 hours of lectures by Al-Qaeda leader including antisemitic hatred

The broadcasting regulator, the Office of Communications (Ofcom), has revoked the license of Sheffield radio station, Iman FM, for broadcasting antisemitic and hate-filled speeches by Anwar Al-Awlaki, the “widely known terrorist leader and Al Qaeda recruiter.” The station was suspended earlier this month pending representations to Ofcom by the radio station, however the radio station’s arguments […]

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Witnesses sought after man allegedly shouts abuse and directs Nazi salutes at Jewish girl on bus in London

Shomrim North West London has appealed for witnesses after a man allegedly shouted antisemitic abuse and directed Nazi salutes at a Jewish girl on a bus. The man, who is described as a short 50-year-old of Asian descent was reportedly wearing a light blue top and carrying bags containing flowers. The incident occurred yesterday evening […]

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Haringey Council adopts International Definition of Antisemitism amid threats and heckling from “Labour Party members”

<a href=”https://haringey.public-i.tv/core/justwidget/560/jsw/1/activity_id/285841/start_time/8550000″>Full Council – Mon, 24th Jul 2017 – 7:30 pm – Haringey Council Webcasting</a> Haringey Council has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism amid threats and heckling from the public gallery. Council Leader Claire Kober, a Labour Party councillor, proposed a motion to adopt the definition, and the motion was seconded by Gail Engert of […]

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App maker removes antisemitic dilemmas from reasoning game after complaint from CAA

The makers of a popular frivolous reasoning game, “Will you press the button?”, have removed antisemitic content from their app following a complaint by Campaign Against Antisemitism. Campaign Against Antisemitism was contacted by a member of the public who had been playing the game with her son, when an antisemitic question popped up. The game […]

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CAA publishes lawyers’ opinion endorsing the International Definition of Antisemitism, including for further adoption by public bodies

Campaign Against Antisemitism has today published the opinion of expert counsel on the adoption of the International Definition of Antisemitism. The definition, which was adopted by the British government in December, following campaigning by Campaign Against Antisemitism, Sir Eric Pickles and others, has become a vital tool in the fight against antisemitism. David Wolfson QC […]

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Demonstrators outside Israeli embassy in London fly Hizballah flag, snatch and burn Israeli flag, shouting “Allahu akbar”

A demonstration outside the Israeli embassy in London yesterday saw scenes reminiscent of extreme Islamist rallies in parts of the Middle East. At the demonstration against the use of metal detectors to prevent terrorist attacks at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, supporters of Hizballah brazenly flew the antisemitic terrorist organisation’s flag, just a month after […]

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CAA submits complaints about Al Quds Day to the Charity Commission and police

Campaign Against Antisemitism has submitted formal complaints over the pro-Hizballah “Al Quds Day” march through central London on 18th June. The complaints are based upon our review of evidence gathered by the volunteers of our Demonstration and Event Monitoring Unit and members of the public. We have asked the Charity Commission to open a statutory […]

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CPS responds to CAA research by pointing out that it is prosecuting plenty of hate crime, just not antisemitic hate crime

The Crown Prosecution Service has bizarrely attempted to defend its extremely poor record on prosecuting antisemitic hate crime by pointing out that it is prosecuting more hate crime than ever before, just not antisemitic hate crimes. In response to Campaign Against Antisemitism’s National Antisemitic Crime Audit research, which was released today, the Crown Prosecution Service […]

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New report by CAA shows that antisemitic crime surged 44% in the last two years, but charging and prosecution dropped to only 15 prosecutions last year

New figures obtained from all UK police forces by Campaign Against Antisemitism for its National Antisemitic Crime Audit show that hate crime targeting Jews has escalated for the third year running, reaching the worst level on record. Antisemitic hate crime has surged 44% since 2014, making 2016 the worst year on record 1 in 10 antisemitic […]

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After Metropolitan Police claims that it cannot answer CAA’s questions for “national security” reasons, Andrew Dismore lays their excuse bare

After the Metropolitan Police Service refused to answer questions from Campaign Against Antisemitism about the pro-pro-Hizballah “Al Quds Day” march, their flimsy attempt to hide their record from scrutiny has been laid bare. The Metropolitan Police Service apparently does not consider allowing hundreds of supporters of terrorist group Hizballah to parade through our capital to be […]

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CAA, former military leaders and MPs issue a call to the Prime Minister on extremism and antisemitism

Former military leaders and MPs have joined Campaign Against Antisemitism in issuing a call to the Prime Minister over extremism and antisemitism. The joint letter has today been made public in The Telegraph. The letter stated: On Westminster Bridge, at the Manchester Arena, on London Bridge, in Borough Market and outside a mosque near Finsbury Park, 36 […]

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Antisemitic hate preacher permitted to enter the UK for Palestine Expo despite CAA warning the Home Office

The Prime Minister told the nation that “enough is enough” following the recent terrorist attacks and she promised that extremists would be deprived of their “safe spaces”. In the month since making that promise, London’s iconic major roads have been closed by police in order to allow a march by supporters of the terrorist organisation Hizballah, […]

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Police investigating graffiti on telephone booth in London describing orthodox Jews as “leeches”

Graffiti describing charedi (orthodox) Jews as “leeches” is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Service after being reported by Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish  volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol. The graffiti was found on a telephone booth in an area of London with a large Jewish population. The graffiti included a drawing of a charedi Jew, along with […]

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Two weeks after losing his temper over pressure to call for a total ban on Hizballah, Sadiq Khan adds his voice to growing calls for complete proscription

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has finally decided to add his voice to the growing clamour to proscribe Hizballah in its entirety under the Terrorism Act 2000. Whilst the British government has proscribed the “military wing” of Hizballah under the Terrorism Act 2000, the “political wing” is not proscribed, something that even Hizballah finds […]

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CPS to prosecute National Action’s Jack Renshaw after CAA declares intention to launch private prosecution

The Crown Prosecution Service has decided to prosecute National Action’s former spokesman, Jack Renshaw, after lawyers for Campaign Against Antisemitism wrote to declare our intention to launch a private prosecution. After waiting more than a year without taking action against Renshaw, the Crown Prosecution Service has now charged him after our pro bono legal team, […]

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Polish man and woman arrested for allegedly punching and pushing Jewish people near a synagogue

A man and woman, both described as Polish and middle-aged, were arrested yesterday evening on Clapton Common in London after allegedly attacking Jewish people near a local synagogue. The couple, who had a dog, allegedly approached Jewish people, banging on a car, pushing two people and punching another in the face, shouting “Kurwa” (a Polish […]

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Bedfordshire Police confirms that it will no longer be advised by Ashuk Ahmed MBE, exposed by CAA as an antisemite

Bedfordshire Police has confirmed that Ashuk Ahmed MBE is “no long [sic] a member” of its Independent Advisory Group (IAG). No additional information or explanation was given. Campaign Against Antisemitism exposed Mr Ahmed in April in the Daily Mail over his antisemitic social media posts, including the conspiratorial charge that ISIS is a Jewish invention whose horrors […]

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Mohamed Khamis, Chairman of British University in Egypt, asserts that “Rabbis” gathered to decide “how can we control the world?”

Mohamed Farid Fouad Khamis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the British University in Egypt (BUE) and one of its principal donors, has promoted the antisemitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Mr Khamis’ conspiracy-laden speech at a Cairo conference is particularly disturbing because there is close cooperation between the BUE, the British Government […]

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BBC must apologise for claiming “The Holocaust is a sensitive topic for many Muslims because Jewish survivors settled in British-mandate Palestine”

The BBC must immediately and unequivocally apologise for stating that “The Holocaust is a sensitive topic for many Muslims because Jewish survivors settled in British-mandate Palestine, on land which later became the State of Israel.” The line appeared in a BBC News article about German Muslim schoolgirls who went on a visit to concentration camps in […]

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Facebook’s representative in Israel confirms that it has no intention of removing Holocaust denial unless compelled to do so by law

According to Israeli news website NRG, Facebook’s representative in Israel has confirmed in a letter to an Israeli parliamentarian that the company has no intention of removing Holocaust denial content from Facebook unless compelled to do so by law. Jordana Cutler, Facebook’s public policy representative in Israel wrote in a letter to Israeli MK Uri Maklev […]

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Sajid Javid authorises use of government-owned conference centre for troubling Palestine Expo, after organisers threaten legal action

Palestine Expo 2017, with a list of controversial speakers, will be going ahead on 8th and 9th July at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The conference centre “is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Communities and Local Government”. It is extremely troubling that this event is […]

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Sadiq Khan loses temper, resorts to playground taunts when asked by London Assembly members to back calls for full proscription of Hizballah

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan​ grew angry and lost his temper during Thursday’s session of Mayor’s Question Time at the London Assembly. One by one, Assembly Members David Kurten of UKIP, Andrew Dismore of Labour, and Andrew Boff of the Conservatives asked the Mayor whether he would join calls for the Home Secretary to proscribe […]

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Metropolitan Police uses “national security” excuse to get out of saying whether it has previously arrested Hizballah supporters at Al Quds Day marches

Every year, at the “Al Quds Day” march through London, supporters of Hizballah, the terrorist organisation which strives for the annihilation of Jews worldwide, fly Hezbollah’s flag. This year was no different. The flag of Hizballah flew over London as police officers refused to even accept complaints. Campaign Against Antisemitism began work to try to […]

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CAA lawyers reviewing evidence after red carpet rolled out for Hizballah supporters in heart of London as police refuse to accept crime reports

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, just as the government has promised a crackdown on extremism and terrorism, the red carpet has been rolled out for hundreds of supporters of Hizballah in central London today. The brave volunteers of our Demonstration and Event Monitoring Unit went into the thick of […]

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CAA lawyers challenge police refusal to act over Hizballah supporters’ planned show of strength in central London this Sunday

Supporters of genocidal antisemitic terrorist group Hizballah are set to mount a show of strength through London’s main shopping streets on Sunday as part of a procession which police expect to number 1,000 people. Campaign Against Antisemitism has met with the Metropolitan Police Service, but we were told that the march will go ahead and […]

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Man shouts antisemitic abuse at Jewish women whilst cycling down major north London shopping street

A man has been seen allegedly shouting antisemitic abuse at Jewish women on Brent Street, north London. According to Shomrim North West London, the man shouted “F***ing c*** Jewish ladies” at two Jewish women walking down the street, as he cycled past. Shomrim North West London has asked any witnesses to call them on 0300 999 […]

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Passersby come to aid of Jewish boy as teenagers grab at his hat and bicycle, threatening to “beat” him

A 16-year-old Jewish boy sitting on a park bench in London was helped by members of the public as teenagers grabbed at his hat and bicycle, threatening to “beat” him. The incident occurred just before 15:00 today in Springfield Park in Hackney. The Jewish boy was resting on the bench when he was allegedly approached […]

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Labour MP Tulip Siddiq demands “truly independent” inquiry into Party’s antisemitism problem

Newly re-elected Labour MP Tulip Siddiq has demanded a “truly independent” inquiry into the Labour Party’s antisemitism problem when Parliament reconvenes. She also said that she wants Ken Livingstone to be expelled from the Party over his comments that “Hitler was supporting Zionism”. The Labour Party held an infamous whitewash internal review into antisemitism in the […]

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Woman outside Borehamwood polling station filmed chanting “Vote Labour, let’s get the Jews out” at voters

A woman outside a Borehamwood polling station has been filmed chanting: “Vote Labour, let’s get the Jews out” as voters simply walk past her. The video has not been released publicly. Michelle Vince, the leader of the local Hertsmere Labour Group, has made a complaint to the police. She told the Borehamwood Times: “We are horrified and shocked that […]

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UKIP candidate Philip Rose tweeted David Icke’s conspiracy myth about “Rothschild Zionists”

It has been discovered that Philip Rose, the UKIP parliamentary candidate for Amber Valley, in Derbyshire, in the general election that has just closed, has tweeted the views of David Icke, and his theories about what he calls “Rothschild Zionism”. Mr Icke claims that a secret cabal of “Rothschild Zionists” has subverted democracy and secretly […]

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Man sectioned under Mental Health Act after allegedly chasing Jewish pedestrians, shouting: “Allah, Allah, I’m going to kill you all”

A man has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act in Stamford Hill after allegedly chasing Jewish pedestrians, shouting: “Allah, Allah, I’m going to kill you all” as people fled before him. He was followed by Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish neighbourhood watch patrol, until the Metropolitan Police Service arrived and sectioned him. Michael Scher from Stamford […]

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Mosque trustee removed after being exposed as a vehement antisemite

A report by the Global Muslim Brotherhood Research Center has revealed that Dr Al-Fulaij, a Kuwaiti national who served as a trustee and director of a major new mosque in Sheffield, wrote several antisemitic articles in Kuwaiti newspapers and posted a video on Twitter which claimed that Jews had subverted American media and politics. Dr Al-Fulaij, who is listed as […]

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Labour suspends blogger who allegedly demanded to know if BBC interviewer was a “Zionist” after Corbyn’s performance is ridiculed

Labour member Phillip Jones has reportedly been suspended by the Labour Party pending investigation over a tweet in which he allegedly demanded to know whether a BBC interviewer was a “Zionist”. BBC journalist Emma Barnett had just interviewed Jeremy Corbyn on Woman’s Hour, during which she repeatedly asked him to give the costs of the Labour Party’s childcare […]

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Giant banner depicting Theresa May with star of David earrings removed by Bristol City Council following outcry

A giant banner depicting Theresa May with star of David earrings has been taken down by Bristol City Council. The banner was found around Bristol’s Bear Pit and featured Jeremy Corbyn as Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Star Wars films, whilst Theresa May was shown wearing star of David earrings alongside the caption “For a few”. Local residents contacted Campaign Against […]

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Manchester kosher restaurant gutted by arson attack after another kosher restaurant firebombed

JS Restaurant, the oldest kosher restaurant in Manchester has been gutted by fire following a suspected arson attack overnight at approximately 4:00. Two days ago, Ta’am, another kosher restaurant in the city, was firebombed for the second time, and CCTV captured images of two youths conducting the attack. Last year the same restaurant was also set alight. […]

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Metropolitan Police operator grades ongoing attack on Jewish man as “low priority” because victim could not understand Arabic

A Jewish man has been left shaken after a Metropolitan Police Service operator graded an ongoing antisemitic attack as a “low priority” because he did not speak Arabic. The man was running in Finsbury Park at approximately 6:00 this morning when another man described only as having “dark skin” allegedly started shouting at him aggressively in Arabic. […]

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16-year-old Jewish girl beaten and left bleeding for two hours after Metropolitan Police Service fails to send officers

It has emerged that a 16-year-old Jewish girl was kicked and punched in the face during an antisemitic assault in Stoneyfields Park in Edgware, and was left bleeding in the care of an off-duty Royal Mail worker for two hours after the Metropolitan Police Service failed to send officers to her aid. Alexander Goldberg, a barrister and […]

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Audience member shouts “Jew, Jew, Jew!” at Labour candidate in Bradford for saying that Israel has a right to exist

Labour candidate for Bradford West, Naz Shah, was shouted at during a hustings in Bradford. When berated by a member of the audience for being a “Zionist”, Ms Shah confirmed that she believed that Israel has a right to exist, to which an audience member should “Jew, Jew, Jew!” According to the International Definition of […]

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Conservative candidate’s posters may have been targeted with swastikas over “longstanding support for the Jewish community”

The Conservative candidate for South East Cornwall, Sheryll Murray, has said that she was “sickened” after swastikas were carved into one of her election posters. Mrs Murray told Jewish News: “I am sickened by this attack on my posters which was signed with a swastika. This symbol is incredibly offensive to both Jews who lost so many and the […]

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Terror suspect is accused of discussing plans to procure automatic weapons and kill Jews in Stamford Hill

Terror suspect Aweys Faqey, who was arrested at Stansted Airport on Tuesday last week, is accused of discussing plans to procure automatic weapons and kill Jews in Stamford Hill. Mr Faqey, a Dutch national aged 37, was charged with preparing acts of terrorism and appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this Tuesday. It is alleged that he obtained or applied […]

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Kent Police arrests two teenagers following outcry over failure to assist young Jewish family attacked by stone-throwers

Kent Police has arrested two males aged 16 and 18 following an outcry over their failure to deploy officers when a young Jewish family enjoying the seaside at Minster beach on the Isle of Sheppey was allegedly attacked on Sunday by a gang of youths shouting “Jews” and hurling stones. The family called the police, but were told that officers would […]

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Romanian government resolves to incorporate the International Definition of Antisemitism into national law

The Romanian government has decided to formally adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism. The definition is clear and detailed, leaving no doubt as to what antisemitism is. In particular, the definition tackles the full spectrum of antisemitism, from ancient slurs to conspiracy myths to antisemitism in discourse about Israel. Romania’s Ministry of Justice will now consult the Ministry of […]

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European Parliament calls on EU member states to adopt International Definition of Antisemitism and appoint politicians tasked with fighting antisemitism

The European Parliament has voted today to call on member states to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism and to appoint politicians in each member state who are tasked with fighting antisemitism. MEPs spoke to condemn rising antisemitism, demanding that member states cooperate to prosecute antisemitic hate crime, gather more accurate data on hate crime and its causes, “take expeditious action to prevent […]

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University and College Union votes to reject International Definition of Antisemitism

The University and College Union (UCU) has concluded its annual congress by voting to reject the International Definition of Antisemitism. The definition, which was adopted by the British government following a long campaign by Campaign Against Antisemitism and others, notably Sir Eric Pickles, has been widely endorsed. The National Union of Students (NUS) reaffirmed its support for […]

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Kent Police refuses to deploy officers to help young Jewish family under attack by teenagers hurling stones

A Jewish family enjoying the seaside in Kent was allegedly attacked earlier today by a gang of youths shouting “Jews” and hurling stones. The family called the police, but were told that officers would not be attending. The family of two parents and their five children aged 8 to 15, were playing on the beach when two boys […]

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Two Muslim leaders from Manchester presented as voices of coexistence following terrorist attack alleged to have sent antisemitic tweets

In recent days, as Manchester reels from the atrocity inflicted at the Manchester Arena, Fawzi Haffar and Dr Siema Iqbal have been presented as local Muslim leaders in Manchester who speak out firmly against extremism, but according to a collection of tweets brought to light by Manchester-based North West Friends of Israel, both Mr Haffar and Dr Iqbal eschew […]

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As Britain mourns the dead and treats the injured in Manchester, people from around the world take to social media to blame a Jewish conspiracy

As Britain mourns those murdered in the terrorist atrocity in Manchester and treats the injured, antisemites have poured onto social media to blame the attack on a murderous Jewish conspiracy. All of us at Campaign Against Antisemitism deplore the sickening attack on children and their families in Manchester last night. As the details of the attacker’s cowardice and […]

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Jewish 14-year-old allegedly asked by gang of four whether he is Jewish, then robbed, four teenagers in custody

Just before 10:30 this morning, a 14-year-old Jewish boy walking along the towpath of the River Lea in Hackney was approached by a gang of four teenagers of Asian or Middle Eastern appearance who asked him: “Are you Jewish?”. When he replied in the affirmative, the teenagers allegedly grabbed him, searched his pockets and stole […]

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Autistic Jewish schoolgirl left traumatised after being pelted with eggs outside specialist Jewish school

Police are investigating after a 13-year-old Jewish schoolgirl was pelted with eggs outside a Jewish school in Bakers Hill, London, which provides education for children with special needs. The girl, who is autistic, was left completely traumatised. CCTV showed youths on bicycles apparently loitering in wait, throwing the egg, and then cycling away before anybody […]

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Police called in after Conservative candidate who converted to Judaism says Corbyn supporter jabbed him, then said she will “need a wash now”

Andrew Percy, the Conservative parliamentary candidate seeking re-election as MP for Brigg and Goole, has said that he was accosted by a woman identifying herself as a “Corbyn supporter” whilst he was out campaigning. The woman allegedly shouted at Mr Percy: “You’re that Israeli scum, you’re Zionist scum, you’re disgusting!” and started jabbing at him. Mr Percy said that […]

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Jeremy Corbyn adviser Tim Lezard questions whether security for British Jews should continue due to “Israel bombing Gaza”, Labour calls it a “staffing matter”

Political website Guido Fawkes has revealed a series of antisemitic tweets by Tim Lezard, a new advisor to Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, on relations with trade unions. In one tweet, Lezard implies that Jews should be left to face rising antisemitism without security because he opposed an Israeli military operation in Gaza, asking: “When antisemitism rises as a result of Israel […]

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Christ’s College Cambridge apologises for “significant failings” in investigation of violent antisemitic assault of three students

Christ’s College at the University of Cambridge has admitted “significant failings” in its investigation into the violent antisemitic assault of three Jewish students returning from Shabbat dinner by members of sporting societies in November last year. The three Jewish students said that they were attacked by seven men when they entered the graduate union building in […]

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London synagogue’s window smashed, youths seen fleeing scene

A synagogue’s window has been smashed in an attack in North London. A group of youths was seen fleeing the scene. Shomrim, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol, has deployed to secure the building. Earlier, a man armed with a meat cleaver and a large knife was arrested after allegedly threatening Jews on Upper Clapton Road in North London. The man […]

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Man with meat cleaver and large knife arrested in London after allegedly threatening Jewish girls, trying to force entry to kosher shops

A man armed with a meat cleaver and a large knife has been arrested after allegedly threatening Jews on Upper Clapton Road in North London. The man is said to have tried to enter a kosher food shop but staff locked the door. He then allegedly entered another kosher shop brandishing his knives and shouting: “Where is […]

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Polish football fans daub antisemitic graffiti on buildings in Woking in football feud

An antisemitic graffiti battle between rival Polish football fans appears to have played out on buildings in Woking. An RTS Widzew Łódź appears to have declared the greatness of the team on a garage door, which a rival has attempted to call the other’s team Jewish, which is intended as an insult. RTS Widzew Łódź had Jewish players […]

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West Ham fans sought by British Transport Police over antisemitic tirade at Jewish Tube passenger and his companion

A Jewish man and his non-Jewish female companion were subjected to horrific antisemitic abuse by fans of West Ham United Football Club on the London Underground at approximately 22:30 on Friday, as other passengers watched inertly or sniggered. Jonathan Adelman wrote a blog about his experience, which on Friday evening on a full Jubilee Line train between Stratford and West […]

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£150 and 60 hours’ community service for Mark Harding who told rival football fan to “stick your head in the oven like the Jew you are”

Football fan Mark Harding has reportedly been told to pay £150 compensation and perform 60 hours of unpaid community service for telling a supporter of a rival football team to “stick your head in the oven like the Jew you are” on Twitter. The 48-year-old from Walsall claimed that his tweets constituted “football banter”. His lawyer, Tina Patel, […]

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Baroness Tonge shares and then deletes cartoon which claims that the situation in Gaza is the same as the Holocaust

On the day that we noted the absurd comparisons which belittle the Holocaust, Baroness Tonge has brazenly compared the situation in Gaza to the situation of the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust. Baroness Tonge took to Facebook to share a cartoon by the notorious antisemitic cartoonist, Carlos Latuff, who won second prize in one […]

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From fracking to tracking, campaigners are engaging in a form of Holocaust denial by making Holocaust comparisons

From fracking to tracking, campaigners are increasingly in the news for comparing their opponents to Nazis, or claiming that the people they purport to represent are being treated like Jews under the Nazis. Just in the last week, a fracking activist was condemned by The Times and the Daily Mail for producing a video called “Tina’s List” which spliced […]

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Home Affairs Committee proposes new hate crime laws to regulate “completely irresponsible” social media giants

The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has published the report of its inquiry into online hate crime. The Committee has severely criticised social media companies Google, Facebook and Twitter, recommending that following the general election, laws should be passed which would make it a criminal offence for social media companies to fail to remove criminal hate […]

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After more than two months, The Independent finally grants CAA right to reply to attack by academics

On 27th February, 244 academics attacked Campaign Against Antisemitism and the International Definition of Antisemitism in a letter published in The Guardian (and not for the first time either). The academics claimed that we were stifling criticism of Israel rather than acting against genuine Jew-hatred. It was not long before The Independent was repeating the claims. After our […]

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Man who said Holocaust happened because Jews are “cowards” reportedly escorted off Birkbeck campus

An antisemitic demonstrator at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, who was filmed claiming that the Holocaust happened because Jews are “cowards” has reportedly been sighted being escorted off campus by security staff at Birkbeck, University of London. If you think that you know who he is, please contact us confidentially […]

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Austria becomes the latest country to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism

The Austrian government has decided to formally adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism. The definition is clear and detailed, leaving no doubt as to what antisemitism is. In particular, the definition tackles the full spectrum of antisemitism, from ancient slurs to conspiracy myths to antisemitism in discourse about Israel. The decision was taken by Austria’s Council of […]

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Charity Commission investigating BDS in students’ unions after BBC exposé which was extensively assisted by CAA

The Charity Commission for England and Wales is investigating the lawfulness of efforts by students’ unions to force a boycott of Israel. The Charity Commission investigation was opened following an exposé by the BBC, which was extensively assisted by Campaign Against Antisemitism. The BBC spent months interviewing students about the effects of the so-called Boycott, Divestment and […]

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Michael Demetriou, convicted of shouting “Heil Hitler” and “F***ing Jews”, ordered to pay £640, but then discharged

Michael Demetriou has been convicted of racially aggravated harassment, alarm and distress for shouting “Heil Hitler” and “F***ing Jews” at Jewish victims in London in an incident in August last year. He was ordered to pay £640 in costs, and discharged on condition that he commits no further offences for six months. Antisemitic crime will […]

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National Union of Students votes to reaffirm commitment to International Definition of Antisemitism

Amongst the first decisions taken by the National Union of Students (NUS) electing Shakira Martin to replace Malia Bouattia as President, has been to reaffirm is commitment to the International Definition of Antisemitism. Motion 426, entitled “It’s Time To Combat Antisemitism” quoted Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Antisemitism Barometer research which found that 77% of British Jews […]

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Tim Farron sacks disgraced parliamentary candidate David Ward over antisemitism, after first claiming that he was powerless to intervene

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has bowed to pressure to sack his disgraced former MP, David Ward, after Ward was selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Bradford East. Mr Farron first claimed that he was powerless to intervene in local parties’ selection processes. Campaign Against Antisemitism had worked with outraged Liberal Democrats to raise […]

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Malia Bouattia has been defeated by Shakira Martin, the new President of the National Union of Students

Malia Bouattia has been defeated in her bid for re-election as President of the National Union of Students (NUS). Shakira Martin has been elected to succeed Bouattia and we look forward to getting to know her better and working with her to root out antisemitism in the organisation. Candidates for other elected positions (who may yet win […]

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After releasing a disappointing policing plan, Mayor of London makes a start on hate crime policing group called for by CAA

Having released a disappointing policing plan, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has launched the beginnings of a hate crime policing group recommended by Campaign Against Antisemitism. The Metropolitan Police Service does not currently have a dedicated force-wide hate crime team, but Sadiq Khan today announced an online hate crime unit staffed by five officers who will gather intelligence on online […]

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Yet again, Chelsea fans prepared for Spurs match by singing “I’ve got a foreskin, haven’t you? F***ing Jew!”

According to footage provided to the Daily Mail, supporters of Chelsea Football Club prepared for their club’s match against Tottenham Hotspur by singing: “We’ll be running around Tottenham with our willies hanging out, singing, I’ve got a foreskin, haven’t you? F***ing Jew!” Approximately twenty men can be seen singing the song at the Green Man pub near Wembley Stadium. Some […]

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Labour Council candidate Mike Sivier defends far-left antisemites and quotes far-right Holocaust denier

Mike Sivier is a freelance journalist based in Llanindrod Wells, Mid Wales. He writes a blog called Vox Political as well as having a Facebook and Twitter feed. He is standing as a Labour Party candidate for Radnorshire and Builth Wells in the upcoming elections to Powys County Council. He enthusiastically supports the hard ‘Corbynite’ […]

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Graffiti near Brighton declares: “Put Jews in ovens”, “Auschwitz was a good thing!”

Horrifying antisemitic graffiti has been found on the beachfront at Rottingdean, near Brighton. The graffiti consists of neo-Nazi slogans including: “Put Jews in ovens”, “Auschwitz was a good thing!”, “Burn the Jews”, “F*** Jews” and “Hail Hitler”. Simon Cobbs, a leader of Sussex Friends of Israel, said: “Once again the spectre of antisemitism rears its ugly […]

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Labour candidate Terry Couchman reportedly suspended for posts attacking “ZioNazi Final Solution” and “Jewish Organisations”

Terry Couchman, a Labour Party candidate for the Lyneham Ward in Wiltshire, appears to have been suspended by the Party over alleged antisemitic tweets and Facebook posts, including repeated references to “ZioNazis”. Before setting his Twitter account to keep his tweets private temporarily, an account using his name tweeted: “Suspended by the Labour Party for criticisms of ZioNazis. To minimise […]

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Ken Livingstone is not alone, as shown by thousands of supporters on social media blurring the lines between far-left and far-right

The decision not to expel Ken Livingstone from the Labour Party has unleashed a tirade of antisemitism on many Labour-affiliated Facebook pages from Livingstone’s apologists and supporters who have jumped to his defence. Far from being alone, Ken Livingstone is just the tip of the iceberg. His beliefs are shared by thousands of supporters, whose views are even […]

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Labour Councillor Luke Cresswell defends tweets of blood-drenched Israeli flag captioned “Moses must be proud of you”, cartoon showing Israelis as Nazis

Labour Councillor Luke Cresswell has defended his decision to tweet antisemitic images, saying that “it is nothing to do with religion”, but his tweets contradict him. In one, he tweeted a blood-drenched Israeli flag accusing Israel of genocide, captioned “Moses must be proud of you”. In another tweet, he uses a cartoon to portray Israelis […]

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Online gaming community infested with Jew hatred, as Islamists and neo-Nazis chat online about killing Jews

Steam, the global online gaming platform with almost 100 million users, including large numbers of children, has 11,903 users going under the name of Adolf Hitler, 3,611 users naming themselves after Osama Bin Laden, and countless others adopting online sobriquets based on genocidal and terrorist antisemitic namesakes. Searching for user names containing “Juden”, “Nazi” and similar terms also returns thousands upon thousands of […]

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Labour and Conservative candidates deselected in Birmingham after separately opining about Jewish conspiracies

Both the Labour and Conservative candidates in Birmingham’s Hall Green ward have been deselected by their parties after they both separately opined on social media about Jewish conspiracies. The Conservative Party’s candidate, Obaid Khan, hit out at “Jew agents” and accusing a “Jewish lobby” of paying Twitter users he disagreed with. A Conservative spokesman told […]

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Diane Abbott suggests that Labour members accusing the Party of institutional antisemitism are traitors

As though to reinforce the sense of abject denial amongst Jeremy Corbyn’s allies over the Labour Party’s continuing descent into the grip of extreme-left antisemitic conspiracy theorists, Diane Abbott, the Shadow Home Secretary, has claimed that saying that the Party has an antisemitism problem is tantamount to an attack on the Party. Speaking towards the end of BBC […]

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Labour shows no signs of disciplining Afzal Khan, who now fails to agree that Livingstone should be expelled

It is a sad fact that the British public have now been exposed to the toxic distortion spread by the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, utilising what is known as Holocaust inversion — the toxic hoax that the Jewish state is now a Nazi one, genocidal and brutal, begotten of those who collaborated with Hitler. […]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s promise to review the decision not to expel Ken Livingstone comes too late — the horse has bolted

Having found Ken Livingstone guilty of all charges, the subsequent failure of Labour’s National Constitutional Committee (NCC) panel to expel him last night constituted perhaps the darkest hour of Labour history as a self-described “anti-racist” institution. On the international stage, Labour now stands as an institutionally antisemitic party with no fig leaf to cover its shame. In […]

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Man who allegedly spat on Jews and performed Nazi salute arrested following pursuit by Shomrim

A man has been arrested and held in custody by police for allegedly shouting antisemitic abuse at Jewish pedestrians, spitting at them and performing a Nazi salute. The 26-year-old was followed by Shomrim North West London, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol, which pursued him until police arrived to arrest him on suspicion of racially-aggravated […]

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority adopts International Definition of Antisemitism

The board of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has voted to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism. The definition was adopted by the Prime Minister in December, making the British government the first in the world to formally adopt the definition, something Campaign Against Antisemitism worked hard to achieve over many meetings. At the time, we also recognised the significant contribution of […]

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