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CAA’s Head of Political Investigations delivers over a thousand disciplinary complaint letters against Jeremy Corbyn to Labour Head Office

Joseph Glasman, Head of Political and Government Investigations at Campaign Against Antisemitism, has delivered over a thousand disciplinary complaint letters against Jeremy Corbyn to Labour Party Head Office. The letters were written by over half of the more than 2,000 demonstrators who protested with Campaign Against Antisemitism outside Labour Party Head Office on 8th April, […]

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CAA receives 1,025 disciplinary complaints against Jeremy Corbyn from demonstrators, posts form online for others to complete

Campaign Against Antisemitism received 1,025 disciplinary complaints from amongst the 2,000 demonstrators at our national demonstration on Sunday calling on the Labour Party to hold Jeremy Corbyn to account. The 1,025 complaints were made using forms distributed during the demonstration which allow members of the public to make their own complaints based upon the one […]

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Jeremy Corbyn reacts to CAA demonstration by disgracefully dismissing Maureen Lipman’s speech against him

Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed Maureen Lipman CBE as “a very good actress” when asked by LBC to respond to comments that she made at Campaign Against Antisemitism’s rally demanding that the Labour Party hold Mr Corbyn to account over his failure to tackle antisemitism in the Party. Ms Lipman attacked Mr Corbyn and his behaviour, […]

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Over 2,000 join CAA demonstration calling on Labour to hold Jeremy Corbyn to account

Today, Jews and non-Jews alike converged from across the UK for a national demonstration outside Labour Party Head Office organised by Campaign Against Antisemitism. Stewards estimated the crowd size at over 2,000 people who braved relentless rain to fill the streets surrounding Labour Party Head Office. At one point, police had to turn protesters away […]

Group of Lords write to Metropolitan Police Commissioner about antisemitism in pro-Jeremy Corbyn Facebook groups

A cross-party group of peers has written to Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, to report extreme antisemitic statements on various pro-Jeremy Corbyn Facebook pages. Lords Beecham, Carlile, Polak, Sugar and Turnberg, and Baronesses Altmann and Deech, wrote that the material they reported “not only stirs up racial hatred which threatens the very fabric of community […]

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CAA calls for Jon Lansman to be disciplined over secretly-recorded claim that CAA is behind a conspiracy and that Labour only has a problem with “unconscious bias”

A secret recording obtained by the Evening Standard has revealed that Jon Lansman walked back on admissions by Momentum and the Labour leadership about Labour’s antisemitism problem. Momentum and Jeremy Corbyn had both admitted that there was a serious problem with antisemitism within the Labour Party and that those making allegations of antisemitism are not […]

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Jeremy Corbyn attended secretly recorded “Jewdas” event last night which ended with shout of “Enough is enough, f*** you all”

Jeremy Corbyn has been photographed attending a secretly-recorded event by “Jewdas” last night in which the names of those involved with the recent “Enough is enough” demonstration were booed and which ended with the shout of “Enough is enough, f*** you all, chag Pesach sameach [happy Passover]”. Jewdas is a fringe Jewish group which appears […]

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Update on the national demonstration at 2pm this Sunday, calling on Labour to hold Jeremy Corbyn to account

What is happening: Under Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party has become a safe haven for racists. He is at home amongst them, having spent his political career seeking out and giving succour to Holocaust deniers, genocidal antisemitic terrorist groups and a litany of Jew-haters. What is being called for: Labour must lead by example and show that […]

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Major Jewish donors reveal that they have quit the Labour Party that they helped to build, since Corbyn came to power

Major Jewish donors have been revealing that they have abandoned the Labour Party that they helped to build over decades, ending their memberships. In a statement filled with anger and despair, Sir David Garrard, who has donated about £1.5m since 2003, was quoted on the front page of the Labour-leaning Observer as saying: “I have watched […]

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CAA Head of Political and Government Investigations records hard-hitting video message to Labour MPs and members

Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Head of Political and Government Investigations, Joseph Glasmam has a recorded a hard-hitting video message to Labour MPs and members. On 8th April at 2pm, people will assemble from all over Britain to stand up for our Jewish community and send a clear message that our British values demand that there must […]

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Jeremy Corbyn summoned to meet his MPs over antisemitism, but he may not attend as senior Labour figures turn out to defend him

Labour MPs have demanded that Jeremy Corbyn attend a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party this evening over the antisemitism scandal surrounding him, but it has been reported that he may not attend the meeting. In the meantime, a number of senior Labour MPs and figures have been sent out to address the media. The […]

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Unclear whether Labour Shadow Minister knows what antisemitism means as she repeatedly praises antisemitism in Labour

Valerie Vaz MP, the Shadow Leader of the House, was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 last night but repeatedly praised antisemitism. Asked to defend Jeremy Corbyn, she said: “He’s been steeped in antisemitism, anti-racism throughout his time. Basically the Jewish community does have roots in our Party. They have played a prominent role. We must […]

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Jeremy Corbyn actively joined a third Facebook group filled with vile antisemitism and has been a member for seven years

For the third time in two weeks, Jeremy Corbyn has been exposed as a member of a Facebook group used to propagate vile antisemitic material. According to the political blog, Guido Fawkes, Mr Corbyn personally signed himself up to a Facebook group called “The Labour Party Supporter” seven years ago and he remains a member now. The group […]

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CAA rejects Jeremy Corbyn’s apology, saying he is “taking the public for fools” and it is “too late”

In response to our earlier disciplinary complaint and call for a national demonstration, Jeremy Corbyn has issued a statement of apology. Mr Corbyn said: “Labour is an anti-racist party and I utterly condemn antisemitism, which is why as leader of the Labour Party I want to be clear that I will not tolerate any form […]

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CAA issues its “J’accuse!” against Jeremy Corbyn, denouncing him in comprehensive disciplinary complaint to the Labour Party

Campaign Against Antisemitism has denounced Jeremy Corbyn to the Labour Party in a comprehensive disciplinary complaint. Our complaint, which we are releasing publicly for download: Restates our previous, ignored disciplinary complaint from 2016, which charged him with bringing the Labour Party into disrepute for dismissing antisemitism and endorsing the views of his brother; Denounces Mr Corbyn […]

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Jeremy Corbyn defended large public “antisemitic” mural on “grounds of freedom of speech”

It has emerged that Jeremy Corbyn defended the public display of a huge mural that even his spokesman admits is antisemitic on the “grounds of freedom of speech”. In October 2012, Los Angeles-based street artist Mear One, painted a wall in London’s East End which featured apparently-Jewish bankers beneath a pyramid often used by conspiracy theorists […]

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Jeremy Corbyn alleged to still be a member of a second Facebook group in which “vast amount of extremely antisemitic content regularly posted”

Jeremy Corbyn is a current member of a second antisemitic Facebook group, according to political blog Guido Fawkes, which posted screenshots showing some of the material posted in the group, including a claim that Jews are kidnapping Syrians so that they can harvest their internal organs. The allegation follows the recent news that Mr Corbyn was an […]

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Chris Williamson’s latest act of support for Jackie Walker met with “utterly chilling” silence from Labour MPs and media

Chris Williamson, a Labour MP and a member of the Shadow Cabinet until January, has appeared as the warm-up act for disgraced Labour activist Jackie Walker, who has twice been suspended from the Labour Party over allegations of antisemitism. Mr Williamson gave a lengthy speech before the performance of Ms Walker’s show, The Lynching, during […]

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Macedonia commemorates 75th anniversary of deportation of Jews by adopting International Definition of Antisemitism

The Macedonian government has formally adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the deportation of 7,144 Jews from Macedonia to the concentration camp at Treblinka. The anniversary was marked by addresses from the President of Macedonia, Gjorgje Ivanov, and the local Jewish community. The next day, a march was held along […]

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The Independent denies it was wrong for Robert Fisk to suggest that Jewish State Department envoys have dual loyalties

The Independent has claimed that it was perfectly acceptable for one of its most senior correspondents to suggest that American Jewish diplomats cannot be trusted to be even-handed in discussions with the Palestinians. Mr Fisk, who has been The Independent’s controversial Beirut-based Middle East correspondent since 1989, suggested in an opinion piece on 11th January that it was […]

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Billboard advertising annual pro-Hizballah “Al Quds Day” parade through London removed following intervention by Luton Borough Council

A billboard advertising “Al Quds Day”, the annual pro-Hizballah parade through some of London”s most iconic streets, has been removed following an intervention by Luton Borough Council. A Jewish member of the public received a photograph from a friend of a billboard advertising the procession in Luton and immediately contacted the Council. The billboard claimed that […]

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George Galloway says he has received “political advice” and now will not sue Jon Lansman for accusing him of antisemitism

George Galloway has announced in a four-page statement that he will not be suing Momentum chief Jon Lansman after all, having said he would sue Mr Lansman for accusing him of antisemitism. Mr Galloway insisted that his claim would have been perfectly valid but said: “Acting upon political advice I have concluded that the depth of my […]

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Athena in Leicester becomes latest venue to cancel David Icke event following contact from CAA, Leicestershire Police and Leicester City Council

The Athena in Leicester has cancelled a show by David Icke following contact from Campaign Against Antisemitism, Leicestershire Police and Leicester City Council. He has now made a terribly dull 17-minute video haranguing us, the venue, a local counter-terrorism police officer and the Council. Mr Icke preaches to large audiences that the world is run by […]

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John McDonnell and Labour implausibly attempt to explain away Jeremy Corbyn’s membership of antisemitic Facebook group

Since the publication by blogger David Collier of screenshots showing that Jeremy Corbyn was a participating member in a secret Facebook group in which vehement antisemitism was posted, Mr Corbyn and the Labour Party have attempted to claim that he saw no antisemitism in the group. However, Mr Corbyn repeatedly joined in discussions within the group, even stooping to personally […]

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CAA files fresh disciplinary complaint against Jeremy Corbyn over allegations that he actively participated in a secret Facebook group where antisemitism was on brazen display

A document issued today contains screenshots allegedly showing that Jeremy Corbyn was a participating member in a secret Facebook group called “Palestine Live” in which vehement antisemitism was posted, right up until his first weeks as Leader of the Labour Party. The screenshots, gathered by blogger David Collier, catalogue exchanges which apparently took place within the […]

CAA calls for Football Association Chief Executive Martin Glenn to apologise and undergo training after equating Star of David with swastika and Robert Mugabe

Campaign Against Antisemitism calls upon Martin Glenn, Chief Executive of the Football Association, to immediately apologise and undergo training after he equated the Star of David with the swastika and images of Robert Mugabe. Speaking about rules that prohibit the wearing of political symbols at football matches, Mr Glenn cited a number of “highly divisive” […]

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After reading online reviews, Campaign Against Antisemitism will improve inclusivity by rebranding as Campaign About Antisemitism

Campaign Against Antisemitism is proud to be a grassroots organisation that listens to its supporters, many of whom volunteer or donate to support our work. That is why each year we pay careful attention to the reviews left for us on Facebook, especially those that are critical. Upon reflecting on this year’s reviews, we saw […]

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Plumber Jason Galvin convicted and ordered to pay £515 over antisemitic tirade against Jewish customer

Jason Galvin, a 46-year-old plumber from Oxford, has been convicted of using a public communication network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety under section 127 of the Communication Act 2003 after sending a torrent of antisemitic abuse to a Jewish man whom he incorrectly believed had failed to pay for his services. On 21st April […]

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CAA contacts university Jewish Societies to offer assistance during ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’

Every year at universities across the country, ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ sees a flurry of antisemitic speakers and demonstrations on British campuses. Each year, we are contacted by Jewish students who are unsure of their rights, what they can do, and how we can help them. Following a great deal of work by Campaign Against Antisemitism, Sir Eric Pickles […]

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Tony Greenstein is expelled by the Labour Party, but hundreds of cases are long overdue

Labour activist and Palestine Solidarity Campaign founder Tony Greenstein has been expelled from the Labour Party following a lengthy disciplinary process. Mr Greenstein has been expelled from the Party once before but he was allowed to rejoin. A Labour Party spokesperson said: “The National Constitutional Committee (NCC) of the Labour Party has today found that […]

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YouTube star David Vujanic, fêted by Jeremy Corbyn for opposing racism, apologises for years of antisemitic tweets

YouTube star David Vujanic, who was fêted by Jeremy Corbyn for his anti-racist work following an interview last week, has apologised for years of antisemitic tweets. Last week he interviewed Mr Corbyn who praised him, and was photographed clasping hands with him. The interview has now been deleted and so have the tweets. Political blog Guido […]

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Julian Assange accused of antisemitism again over leaked Wikileaks messages calling reporter “rat” and “Jewish”

Leaked Twitter messages reportedly written by Julian Assange, the controversial founder of Wikileaks, included a disturbing attack on a journalist. In August 2016, Associated Press journalist Raphael Satter had helped to write a story about the damage done to individuals by Wikileaks’ unredacted disclosures, and when he tweeted about it, Mr Assange reportedly wrote a message in […]

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Senior GMB union official Neil Smith reportedly under investigation for retweeting suggestion that “Blairites weaponise antisemitism”

A senior official in the GMB union, Neil Smith, is reportedly under investigation for allegedly retweeting a tweet by a conspiracy theorist which claimed that the Rothschild banking and philanthropic family “own 80% of Israel” and asked: “Do Blairites weaponise antisemitism against Corbyn supporters?” It has repeatedly been claimed by supporters of Labour Party leader […]

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Christian O’Connell sends CAA apology for his “Diarrhoea of Anne Frank” Holocaust joke on Absolute Radio, but will he broadcast it?

Christian O’Connell has issued an apology for his distasteful Holocaust joke about “The Diarrhoea of Anne Frank”. Campaign Against Antisemitism received complaints from listeners who heard Mr O’Connell’s show on Absolute Radio on 8th February. During the show, Mr O’Connell introduced a segment called “Update a classic” in which Mr O’Connell and his guests changed a word in […]

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Former Hull City manager Phil Brown issues heartfelt apology to CAA for “Holocaust of a game” comment on Talksport radio

Phil Brown, the football player turned manager has apologised for making a distasteful comment about the Holocaust on a radio show. Mr Brown, who managed Derby County, Hull City, Preston North End and Southend United, made the comment on Tuesday 6th February whilst a guest on Jim White’s show on Talksport Radio. During the show, Mr Brown referred to Chelsea […]

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Comment: Jeremy Corbyn is calling out antisemitism in football, but not on his own team

At a “Show Racism the Red Card” event last week, the Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, called on Tottenham Hotspur fans to stop chanting their traditional “Yid Army” chant, saying that it racialises footballing divides and stokes antisemitism. Tottenham Hotspur has a longstanding, historic association with its local Jewish community and has been […]

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Changing of the guard as Nathan Hopstein steps down after more than three years as CAA’s Director of Organisation and Finance

Nathan Hopstein, one of the original founders of Campaign Against Antisemitism is stepping down as Director of Organisation and Finance after three-and-a-half years ensuring that our charity has been soundly managed during a period of intense growth. At the end of last year, Nathan informed us of his decision to take a step back from […]

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Labour leader of Haringey Council to stand down partly in protest over refusal to discipline abuser who told Jewish Councillor “you will have more time to count money” after elections

The Labour leader of Haringey Council has announced her decision to stand down over rampant antisemitism and sexism in the local party. After ten years as leader of the Council, Claire Kober told The Times that she could no longer remain in her post due to the extreme hatred that had been subjected to and witnessed. […]

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CAA reveals author and Labour Party activist Daniel Waterman said wearing a Jewish skullcap or star of David is like waving a Nazi flag

We can reveal that author, locksmith, Labour Party member and Momentum activist Daniel Waterman has, for a number of years, been making extensive use of Facebook, posting under the pseudonym “Dolong B Blavats”. As long ago as August 2014, Mr Waterman claimed that “compulsive” behaviour related to the Holocaust was “causing Israelis to behave like […]

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Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving and antisemitic abuse after Shomrim volunteers intervene

A man aged approximately 30 was arrested in Tottenham yesterday after volunteers from Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish neighbourhood watch patrol intervened. The man was reportedly seen driving erratically before turning down a cul-de-sac where he crashed his car and allegedly shouted “You f***ing Jew” at another motorist. He was prevented from leaving by Shomrim […]

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Alleged antisemitic hawker escapes after overburdened police unable to attend to urgent call from Shomrim in Golders Green

Two door-to-door salesmen, one of whom was alleged by three households to have shouted antisemitic abuse at residents, were detained by Shomrim North West London on Tuesday evening but escaped justice as all police officers in the area were already dealing with other incidents. The two white males with large rucksacks were surrounded by volunteers […]

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It was deeply inappropriate for Jonathan Dimbleby to use his keynote on Holocaust Memorial Day to claim that antisemitism is being used to silence Israel’s critics

It was deeply inappropriate for Jonathan Dimbleby to have used his keynote address at the main commemoration on Holocaust Memorial Day to claim that allegations of antisemitism are being used to silence Israel’s critics. As the son of broadcaster Richard Dimbleby, Jonathan was honoured with the keynote address at the ceremony. His father had given […]

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Ken Livingstone appears in Iranian propaganda show debating whether Holocaust commemoration has become an industry “exploited” by “Zionists”

Ken Livingstone, who was investigated but only lightly punished by the Labour Party for his repeated claims that Hitler “was supporting Zionism”, has participated in a special programme on Iranian propaganda station Press TV. Press TV was stripped of its broadcasting licence by Ofcom but Mr Livingstone was invited onto a show disseminated via social […]

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Why did CAA and Jewish organisations around the world criticise Jeremy Corbyn for not mentioning Jews in his initial Holocaust memorial message when others did the same?

When Jeremy Corbyn wrote a statement in the Holocaust Educational Trust memorial book which omitted any mention of Jews and antisemitism, Campaign Against Antisemitism and a number of other Jewish organisations around the world, such as the Anti-Defamation League, condemned him. We were astounded that Mr Corbyn had followed in the footsteps of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in […]

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Comment: We must not betray Holocaust survivors by allowing supporters of those who seek a new Holocaust to lay wreaths on Holocaust Memorial Day

Across Britain, at respectful ceremonies, we stand silently to remember the victims of the Holocaust. Some are fortunate enough to hear the testimony of the courageous Holocaust survivors who brave their pain to recount their experiences during the Holocaust, day after day at schools around the country so that our children may grow up understanding […]

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Man arrested after courageous Shomrim volunteers detain him for allegedly shouting “Heil Hitler” at Jews and shoplifting from a kosher bakery

A man has been arrested in Stamford Hill after allegedly shouting “Heil Hitler” and shoplifting from a kosher bakery. The incident occurred on Monday evening at 22:30 when a man allegedly shouted “Heil Hitler” at a group of Jewish women, who called Stamford Hill Shomrim, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol. The man then allegedly shouted […]

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Football Association set to investigate claim that Hemel Hempstead player was called “F***ing Jew” by former teammate

The Football Association is expected to open an investigation after Hemel Hempstead player Scott Shulton said that a former teammate called him a “F***ing Jew” during a match this weekend. Mr Shulton told the Jewish News: “As soon as he said it, I grabbed him by the throat and then other players got involved before the […]

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Holocaust denier Mark Weber left stranded in Madrid after realising that Theresa May banned him from the UK

Notorious Holocaust denier Mark Weber has reportedly been stranded in Madrid after being refused permission to board a flight to London where he had hoped to take a further flight to Los Angeles, where he runs the so-called Institute for Historical Review. It emerged that Theresa May had personally made Mr Weber “the subject of […]

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Local Labour Party meeting reportedly totally failed to react to claim that reason “there are prostitutes in this ward is because of the Jews”

A Sunday Times exposé has revealed that a meeting of the Seven Sisters branch of the Labour Party in London failed to react in any way when one of its activists claimed that “The only reason there are prostitutes in this ward is because of the Jews.” According to the Labour Party member who made the […]

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British Government to fund cost of sending leaders from all students’ unions to visit Auschwitz and receive antisemitism training

Two senior sabbatical officers from every students’ union at every university and college in Britain will be sent to visit Auschwitz and receive antisemitism training, the Government has announced. Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, told a Holocaust Educational Trust reception: “We all have a duty to speak out in the […]

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No criminal charges for Hizballah-supporting law graduate Sophie Stephenson, after Police Scotland refuses to act

Edinburgh-based law graduate Sophie Stephenson will not face criminal charges over her support for proscribed terrorist organisation Hizballah, which seeks the annihilation of Jews worldwide. On 1st July 2017, Ms Stephenson tweeted a photograph of herself wearing a Hizballah t-shirt, explaining: “Went out to dinner with my family tonight wearing a Hizballah t-shirt.” As her […]

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CAA witnesses testify against Alison Chabloz in antisemitism trial resulting from private prosecution by CAA

Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Chairman, Gideon Falter, and Director of Investigations and Enforcement, Stephen Silverman, have today testified against Alison Chabloz. Ms Chabloz faces three charges under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 following a private prosecution brought by Campaign Against Antisemitism after the authorities failed to act. Once we had started the private prosecution and […]

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NUS President Shakira Martin issues heartfelt apology to Jewish students after Judaism is again omitted from an NUS survey

The President of the National Union of Students (NUS), Shakira Martin, has apologised to Jewish students for the release of an NUS survey which asked respondents to select their religion from a long list of religions that omitted Judaism. This is not the first time that NUS has missed out its Jewish members and that […]

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Minister for Universities, Jo Johnson, proposes measures to scrap policies designed to stop extremists inciting hatred on campus, without suggesting any new measures against antisemitism

In an extraordinary speech at the Limmud festival on Tuesday, Jo Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science has urged universities to halt so-called no-platform policies which are used to deny extremists a platform at universities. Mr Johnson said: “However well-intentioned, the proliferation of such safe spaces, the rise of no-platforming, the removal of ‘offensive’ […]

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Google and CAA agree to collaborate on cleaning up YouTube, as CAA starts recruiting volunteers for YouTube cleanup squad

Google and Campaign Against Antisemitism have agreed to collaborate on cleaning up antisemitic hatred on YouTube, with Google granting us access to special content flagging features. Videos that we report to Google will go through a fast-track reviewing process, following which Google may take the video off YouTube or place a number of limitations on […]

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Jewish Voice for Labour activist Beverly Krell posts death threats to former Labour Friends of Israel Chair and threats of violence to Jews

Beverly Krell, a Labour Party member based in Cheadle, and a prolific anti-Israel activist, has threatened Jews she has described as “Zio Nazis” with violence, called Israel a “leisure park based on killing Palestinians” and described Zionists as Nazis in recent social media comments, however she has told the Mail on Sunday that her social media accounts were “hacked”. […]

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Jewish Leadership Council CEO must stop sniping and apologise for claiming CAA’s private prosecution of pro-Hizballah march leader will “make yet more fear”

The CEO of the Jewish Leadership Council, Simon Johnson, has once again launched an attack on Campaign Against Antisemitism, this time berating us for privately prosecuting the leader of this summer’s pro-Hizballah “Al Quds Day” procession through London after the Crown Prosecution Service failed to act. Mr Johnson, who claims to represent the British Jewish […]

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Actress and fitness studio owner Kelechi Okafor claims Reggie Yates’ comments about Jews were “the truth”

Actress and fitness studio owner, Kelechi Okafor, has defended recent comments about Jews made by BBC presenter Reggie Yates in which he claimed it was “great” that the young generation of grime music artists is not “managed by some random fat Jewish guy from north west London, they’re managed by their brethren”. Ms Okafor argued that […]

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Burglar with antisemitism conviction jailed for 14 days over synagogue burglary and ordered to pay £115

Mark Zahra has pleaded guilty to burgling a synagogue after being identified on CCTV by Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish community volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol. Last week he was convicted at Thames Magistrates’ Court and sentenced to 14 days in prison. He was also ordered to pay £115 to fund services for victims. Mr Zahra has a […]

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Comment: The CPS has let us down again, so we have to act ourselves

In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, conspiracy theorists busied themselves pinning the inferno on Jews or Zionists. Tahra Ahmed, a volunteer coordinator for those helping the survivors of the fire, told her Facebook followers that the inferno was a “Jewish ritual sacrifice” by a scheming Jewish property developer. In June, days after […]

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Former UKIP MEP, Godfrey Bloom, rails against Goldman Sachs as an “international Jewish bank”

The former prominent UKIP MEP, Godfrey Bloom, has taken to Twitter to condemn Goldman Sachs as an “international Jewish bank” over its CEO’s opposition to Brexit. Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, had suggested that the UK should hold a second referendum on Brexit, to which Mr Bloom responded: “International Jewish bank recommends second vote […]

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Investigation opened into Tommy Sheppard MP over allegations that Jewish people were deliberately excluded from event at House of Commons

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has opened an investigation into an event hosted by Tommy Sheppard MP, from the Scottish National Party, at the House of Commons, in which it is alleged that Jewish people were deliberately excluded. The event in question was hosted by EuroPal two weeks ago and was billed as a lecture about […]

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Brighton and Hove City Council forced to ban public from Chanukah celebration over security threat from “anti-Israel” protesters

Brighton and Hove City Council has been forced to ban members of the public from its Chanukah celebration over security fears. The celebration at Hove Town Hall had been due to be a public event, but it had to be held behind closed doors, reportedly due to threats from “anti-Israel” protesters. The event was held behind […]

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No arrests after 25 far-left thugs reportedly storm nightclub and order “Jews and wealthy people” and “Tory Rothschild scum” to be silent “for Grenfell”

A gang of 25 far-left thugs reportedly stormed a birthday party at a nightclub last night in London’s Notting Hill, declaring that there were “Jews and wealthy people inside”. The hooded gang is said to have begun by hurling bottles and eggs at people talking outside before overwhelming security. They then reportedly “threw out” the […]

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CAA launches private prosecution against leader of Al Quds Day march who we allege blamed “Zionists” for Grenfell, after CPS fails British Jews once again

Campaign Against Antisemitism has today laid an information before magistrates to initiate a private prosecution against Nazim Ali, the leader of the “Al Quds Day” march through central London, after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) declined to prosecute him. Our information alleges: “On the 18th day of June 2017, between Duchess Street and Grosvenor Square […]

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CAA calls for Wales Green Party’s Deputy Leader, Pippa Bartolotti, to be expelled after claiming Israel “only interested in the final solution” and has trapped Palestinians in “open air concentration camp”

The Deputy Leader of the Wales Green Party, Pippa Bartolotti, has claimed in a Facebook post that Palestinians are “effectively trapped in an open air concentration camp” and that “the government of Israel is only interested in the final solution”. The comments followed a previous post in which she claimed that US President Donald Trump’s […]

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WH Smith apologises again after second international outlet found selling Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf

WH Smith’s CEO has apologised to Campaign Against Antisemitism a second time after another of its international outlets was found selling Adolf Hitler’s antisemitic diatribe, Mein Kampf. WH Smith CEO Steve Clarke has instructed all ten WH Smith outlets in Singapore to immediately remove Mein Kampf, after a traveller passing through Singapore’s Changi Airport was shocked to discover a […]

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Success for CAA as Reggie Yates resigns from hosting Top of the Pops and BBC admits it must “take these issues very seriously”, but his future may be saved

The BBC’s fallen star, Reggie Yates, has resigned from hosting special editions of the BBC’s flagship music programme, Top of the Pops, on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Mr Yates resigned following following pressure from Campaign Against Antisemitism and others after he remarked that it is “great” that the young generation is not “managed by […]

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Police seek help as “brazen” neo-Nazi Holocaust denial graffiti found along 400m stretch of London canal towpath

The Metropolitan Police Service is seeking help from members of the public to determine when a shocking trail of antisemitic graffiti was daubed along 400 metres of the canal towpath between Kensal Green and Wormwood Scrubs in London. The graffiti included swastikas, calls for non-Jews to “wake up”, and claims that the Holocaust was a […]

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Baroness Warsi reportedly tells parliamentary group on British Muslims that Jews are not doing enough to tackle far-right and Islamophobia

Baroness Warsi has reportedly made divisive comments claiming that Jews, Sikhs and black people do not do enough to speak out against the far-right and anti-Muslim hatred. According to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims, Baroness Warsi told a meeting: “While they represent a minority within a minority, it is extremely distasteful to see […]

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Ken Livingstone to be Matt Forde’s main guest in political comedy show at prestigious Leicester Square Theatre

Ken Livingstone is to star in an annual political comedy show at Leicester Square Theatre that has previously hosted Tony Blair, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Ed Balls, Ruth Davidson, Alastair Campbell, Michael Portillo, Harriet Harman, Nigel Farage, Neil Kinnock, Alan Johnson, Lord Prescott, Jack Straw and Dame Tessa Jowell. This year, on 6th December, host Matt Forde will welcome Anny Soubry […]

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In sudden policy reversal, Twitter says it will ban users who affiliate with neo-Nazis, Islamists and other violent extremists

In a sharp policy reversal, Twitter is set to begin doing something that it told Campaign Against Antisemitism it would never do: proactively removing extremists from the platform. In December 2014, Sinéad McSweeney, Twitter’s Director of Public Policy for Europe told us in an e-mail: “Your emphasis on proactive monitoring and reporting is not compatible with […]

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CAA contributes to BBC Radio 4 documentary exposing the rise of the far-right in Britain

Campaign Against Antisemitism has contributed to a BBC documentary exposing the rise of the far-right in Britain. The documentary examines new data and interviews experts and witnesses on how the far-right has become re-energised, latching onto topical political issues, such as rising Islamism, and assisted by the perception that the far-right was a spent force. […]

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BBC star Reggie Yates apologises after saying music artists should not be managed by “some random fat Jewish guy from north west London”

The BBC’s rising star, Reggie Yates, has apologised after remarking that it is “great” that the young generation is not “managed by some random fat Jewish guy from north west London, they’re managed by their brethren”, adding that they were “idiots”, “dickheads” and not “your people”. Mr Yates was talking about grime music artists when he […]

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Police open investigation into swastika graffiti in Lockerbie on Remembrance Sunday

Police Scotland is investigating a series of swastikas that were painted on vehicles and a wall near McConechy’s garage and a butcher’s shop in Lockerbie between Remembrance Sunday and Monday morning. PC David Noble appealed for witnesses and told the BBC that it was a “disgusting act” at a time of “remembrance and reflection”. Councillor Adam […]

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Timothy Rustige sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid work after daubing “ZioNazis” and Star of David on walls of historic aqueduct

Timothy Rustige, a 68-year-old from Altrincham, has pleaded guilty to eight counts of criminal damage at Central Manchester Magistrates’ Court following a graffiti campaign between September 2016 and August this year that saw him scrawl slogans on the River Bollin Aqueduct in Dunham Massey. Mr Rustige’s graffiti included anti-Israel slogans such as “BDS” and “Gaza bleeds”, but […]

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“Game over” as Manchester United cancels event with modern-day antisemitic hate preacher David Icke at Old Trafford this evening following letter from CAA

It is “game over” for modern-day antisemitic hate preacher David Icke, as Manchester United has confirmed to Campaign Against Antisemitism that it has decided to cancel his event at Old Trafford this evening. The venue of “An evening with David Icke” had been a closely guarded secret until two tickets with a face value of […]

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Labour selects Billy Wells, who defends Ken Livingstone and says “it’s the super rich families of the Zionist lobby that control the world”, as Council candidate

Billy J Wells is an ex-Army musician from Swaffham, in Norfolk. On his Twitter profile he describes himself as a “Wedding and event clarinetist Democratic Socialist and writer Head of PR [at] Prolestar”. He has now expanded his repertoire further to add the role of Labour politician, having proudly announced on 2nd October that he had […]

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Prince Charles’ staff issue statement disavowing his 1986 letter as “not the Prince’s own views”

In a letter exposed today in the Mail on Sunday, it was revealed that Prince Charles made deeply troubling comments about refugee Holocaust survivors and the power of the “Jewish lobby”. Following criticism by Campaign Against Antisemitism and others, Clarence House, Prince Charles’ residence and office, has now issued a statement dismissing the views he expressed […]

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Protester flies flag of Palestinian terrorist organisation outside Royal Albert Hall during Balfour celebration, but police are not allowed to act

A protester has been sighted flying the flag of a Palestinian terrorist organisation outside the Royal Albert Hall during a concert celebrating the Balfour Declaration, which supported the establishment of the State of Israel. While the concert took place on Tuesday evening, one protester brazenly flew the flag of the Popular Front for the Liberation of […]

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Prince Charles must repudiate 1986 letter demanding someone “take on the Jewish lobby” and claiming “influx” of Holocaust survivors to Israel caused terrorism and are a problem to be “eliminated”

In a letter exposed today in the Mail on Sunday, it has been revealed that Prince Charles made deeply troubling comments about refugee Holocaust survivors and the power of the “Jewish lobby”. In a 1986 letter to explorer Laurens van der Post, the heir to the throne wrote: “Dear Laurens, Am on my way to Cyprus and […]

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Labour Party knew about comments by Nasreen Khan who said Hitler was not the “bad guy” and Jews are “playing victims”, but shortlisted her anyway

The Labour Party has refused to comment on the shortlisting of Nasreen Khan as one of two people to be selected as a candidate for a safe council seat in Bradford. Ms Khan previously wrote on Facebook: “It’s such a shame that the history teachers in our school never taught us this but they are […]

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Priti Patel wanted “to curry favour with Jewish Tory donors” according to unnamed Conservative MP, while Labour’s Lord Falconer suggests Prime Minister risks being “in hock” to foreign power

The resignation of Priti Patel as Secretary of State for International Development has unleashed some disturbing comments, including from politicians and journalists who have carelessly or deliberately evoked sinister stereotypes of powerful Jews. In one article in The Times, Policy Editor, Oliver Wright and Political Editor, Francis Elliott, cited an unnamed senior Conservative MP writing: […]

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70-year-old Jewish woman’s head allegedly smashed against brick wall from behind by young thug shouting “Jew” in Polish

A 70-year-old woman had to be treated in hospital after a man aged 19-20 allegedly attacked her from behind and smashed her head into a brick wall, whilst shouting “Żyd”, which is Polish for “Jew”. The victim felt sick and frightened and required hospital treatment after suffering head pain from concussion. Stamford Hill Shomrim, a volunteer Jewish […]

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Channel 4 Dispatches goes undercover with British Transport Police to catch antisemitic football fans and showcase the very best in hate crime policing

Channel 4’s flagship Dispatches investigative journalism programme has gone undercover with British Transport Police to showcase how they work to catch racist football fans on trains. Using CCTV, the programme shows how football thugs on trains subject staff and passengers including children to a torrent of abuse as they travel to matches. For their victims, […]

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Attack on Labour councillor who took action against antisemitism receives social media endorsement from Shadow Cabinet Minister Chris Williamson

Shadow Minister Chris Williamson has tweeted a blog article entitled “Revealed: The Labour Party activists behind the ‘antisemitism’ smears”, which he commended as “really interesting”. Despite its grand use of terms such as “raw data” and “the power of weak links”, the article does little more than to insinuate – on the flimsiest of evidence […]

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Andrew Marr clumsily claims “a lot of Jewish friends” and “Jewish community leaders” blame Israel for antisemitism in Britain

BBC presenter Andrew Marr has claimed in an interview with the visiting Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that “a lot of Jewish friends” and “a lot of Jewish community leaders have said that Israeli government policies are feeding antisemitism in Britain. Mr Marr asked Mr Netanyahu: “Can I ask you about the condition of Jews […]

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Nigel Farage tries to end controversy over his remarks but repeats that a “Jewish lobby” exists and is “organised and powerful”

Nigel Farage has attempted to end the controversy over remarks he made earlier in the week when he told LBC listeners that he believes that American Jews exert disproportionate political power and even appeared to agree with a claim that they have financial control over American politics. After Campaign Against Antisemitism made a formal complaint to […]

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Comment: As Theresa May names the “new antisemitism”, Jeremy Corbyn rushes to protect it

Campaign Against Antisemitism is determinedly apolitical, as should be the fight against antisemitism. Unfortunately, as our database of antisemitism in political parties shows, some parties fight antisemitism, and others let it rise, and even throw fuel into its ravenous flames. This week, the contrasting approaches of our political parties were once again thrown into stark […]

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CAA team finds antisemitism on display as anti-Israel demonstrators bring central London to a standstill

Central London was brought to a standstill today as thousands marched and rallied against Israel and the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, with antisemitic themes emerging from the protest. The march was organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), Palestinian Forum in Britain (PFB), Friends of Al Aqsa (FOA), Stop the War Coalition (STW) […]

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Queen’s Park branch of the Labour Party debates whether supporters of genocidal antisemitic terrorist group Hizballah should be allowed in the Party

The Queen’s Park branch of the Labour Party has reportedly heard arguments that members of Hizballah, the genocidal antisemitic terrorist group that seeks the extermination of all Jews worldwide, should be allowed to remain as members of the Party. According to a Labour Party member who tweeted about the debate, the branch was discussing whether Labour […]

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Andrew Neil forced to tell former Labour Party Leader Harriet Harman to “be quiet” after she repeats disgusting Holocaust joke live on air

Veteran BBC presenter Andrew Neil was forced to tell former Labour Party Leader Harriet Harman to “be quiet” after she repeated a disgusting Holocaust ‘joke’ live on air. Mr Neil was discussing offensive jokes with his guests on the BBC’s This Week, and the troubles of Michael Gove who apologised for joking about sexual abuse by […]

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