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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 Mill […]

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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 is […]

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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 clips […]

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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, it 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 […]

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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 continue […]

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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 Question […]

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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 a […]

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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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CAA asks Foreign Affairs Committee to penalise state sponsors of antisemitism, ban Hizballah and shun PSC

Campaign Against Antisemitism has submitted a report to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee in response to its enquiry into Britain’s role in making peace between Israel and its neighbours. Whilst Campaign Against Antisemitism only focusses on antisemitism in the UK, we wanted to draw the Committee’s attention to the domestic ramifications of British foreign policy. In […]

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Daren Thomas convicted with help from CAA over campaign of antisemitic threats to murder

Daren Thomas, of Westcliffe-on-Sea, has been convicted of religiously-aggravated harassment for a campaign of abuse in which he threatened his Jewish landlord, his wife and his children. Thomas had allegedly failed to pay towards the maintenance of the house in which he had a flat, or to allow access, leading the building to become dilapidated. […]

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Conservatives reinstate Councillor suspended in ‘antisemitism’ row and provide full details to CAA

In April last year, Abdul Zaman, the Deputy Chairman of the Bradford Conservative Association, was suspended after making ‘antisemitic’ comments in support of local Conservative council candidate Sajid Akhtar. The comments, delivered in the Mirpuri dialect, concerned the cohesion of the Biradari system, a system of politics which has caused major problems in Bradford. In his […]

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Antisemite Richard Falk now will not speak at Middlesex University either following intervention by CAA

Richard Falk, the discredited and disgraced fringe antisemitic conspiracy theorist and the former UN envoy, has been prevented from holding an event at Middlesex University tomorrow. The university had insisted the event would take place, but following intervention by Campaign Against Antisemitism, the university has now decided to cancel the event. This development comes hours after […]

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Antisemite Richard Falk will not speak at University of East London tonight following intervention by CAA

Richard Falk, the discredited and disgraced fringe antisemitic conspiracy theorist and the former UN envoy, has been prevented from holding an event at the University of East London tonight. The university took action to stop the event after Campaign Against Antisemitism wrote to the university’s Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor John Joughin. Falk had intended to speak about […]

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Jewish students at antisemite’s lecture at LSE allegedly told “What happened to Jews in Germany was because Jews misbehaved”

Today, Richard Falk, the discredited and disgraced fringe antisemitic conspiracy theorist and the former UN envoy, has delivered a lecture at the London School of Economics (LSE) to launch his new book, “Palestine’s Horizon”. Witnesses at today’s event have reported that the event descended into chaos. Jewish community members held up signs calling Falk an antisemite. University security tried to […]

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House of Lords Commissioner for Standards badly fails to understand antisemitism in verdict on Baroness Tonge

The House of Lords Commissioner for Standards, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, has now delivered a verdict on whether or not an event chaired and hosted by Baroness Tonge at the House of Lords was “taken over by those promoting antisemitism” in a way that she was bound by “personal honour” to oppose. The Commissioner has concluded that despite […]

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Scum Nazis” scrawled across Belfast memorial for commander of the Jewish Legion during First World War

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is investigating a graffiti attack on the memorial to the former commander of the so-called Jewish Legion as a hate crime. “Scum Nazis” was scrawled across the memorial to Lt Col John Henry Patterson DSO who commanded the so-called Jewish Legion during the First World War, which was the first Jewish fighting […]

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Welsh Conservatives must discipline activist who appears to yearn for Spanish Inquisition across Europe

The Reverend Dr Felix Aubel, a Conservative Party activist who was the West Wales coordinator for the Vote Leave campaign, has tweeted: “When will today’s Christian Europe say ‘Enough is Enough’, just like the Christian Spaniards did at the end of the Middle Ages?” The tweet was in response to a Swedish Twitter user who had […]

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CAA makes recommendations to the Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime

Campaign Against Antisemitism has submitted its recommendations to the Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), which is preparing a new policing plan for the capital. The recommendations were submitted at the beginning of the month. We have set out in detail the challenge presented by antisemitic hate crime in London, and proposed a robust plan for […]

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Labour Party members and their Nazi beliefs

The antisemitism of the far-left often appears to be a distinct phenomenon — starting with the antisemitism of early Marxists, it later absorbed the antisemitism of Stalin’s Russia. From the 1980s onward, far-left antisemitism has been established as part of a supposedly anti-imperialist position. Elements of the far-left have embraced genocidally antisemitic Islamist movements, and under the cover of so-called identity politics have […]

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Facebook, Google and Twitter hauled before MPs for grilling on hate crime

Yesterday Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared before the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, as part of the Committee’s inquiry into the violent consequences of hate crime. The Committee’s Chair, the Rt Hon. Yvette Cooper MP set the tone of the discussion by noting: “We’ve seen too many cases of vile online hate crimes, harassment or threats where social media companies […]

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Candidate to succeed Malia Bouattia says antisemitism has cost NUS its legitimacy

Tom Harwood, a candidate to succeed Malia Bouattia as President of the National Union of Students, has released a video making a pledge to fight antisemitism one of his core manifesto promises. Decrying the loss of legitimacy suffered by the National Union of Students under Bouattia’s leadership, Harwood has identified antisemitism as an “advancing bigotry” […]

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Success as Wandsworth Council decides not to name new housing after antisemitic member of the British Union of Fascists

After a public outcry, Wandsworth Borough Council has decided not to name a new housing development after Sir Edwin Alliot Verdon-Roe, accomplished aviator, antisemite and prominent member of the British Union of Fascists. We encouraged our supporters to contact the Council and the local MP, Rosena Allin-Khan, spoke out against the move. In a statement, Greenland Group, the […]

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Cambridge neo-Nazi sentenced to four years in prison for antisemitic incitement online

A man has been sentenced to four years in prison by a judge at Peterborough Crown Court after being convicted of two counts of incitement to racial hatred over his antisemitic Facebook posts and a speech on YouTube at Cambridge Crown Court last year. In December 2016, Lawrence Burns was found guilty of two charges of publishing threatening, […]

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After 13-month legal battle, CAA wins landmark High Court case against Director of Public Prosecutions over non-prosecution of neo-Nazi

In a landmark High Court judicial review action brought by Campaign Against Antisemitism, the Crown Prosecution Service has been forced to cancel its decision not to prosecute a neo-Nazi leader, Jeremy Bedford-Turner. The CPS had repeatedly refused to prosecute him. After capitulating to CAA unequivocally after an extended legal battle, just days before a High Court hearing, the […]

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Auction house caught selling Nazi propaganda claims “A lot of Jewish people actually buy Nazi memorabilia”

A director of Southgate Auction Rooms has declared that “A lot of Jewish people actually buy Nazi memorabilia” in response to being caught auctioning Nazi propaganda. Jim Noland made the comment when asked by the Enfield Independent. Two election posters, one declaring “Only Hitler”, were adorned with swastikas and were listed for auction last week. One of the posters was […]

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CAA publishes pitifully-short list of prosecutions for antisemitic hate crime since 2015

Campaign Against Antisemitism has published a pitifully-short list of prosecutions for antisemitic hate crime since 2015. Though antisemitic hate crime has risen to record levels, the list of prosecutions by the Crown Prosecution Service remains disturbingly short. Hundreds of antisemitic hate crimes are recorded every year, but the number of prosecutions has not even reached 20 prosecutions per annum. To put […]

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Purim celebrates an ancient victory over antisemitism — we need your help to keep fighting in that same spirit

The Jewish festival of Purim is now a week away. It celebrates the salvation of the Jews of ancient Persia from an antisemitic genocide masterminded by the king’s second in command. The Jews’ salvation is secured with the blessing of the king, but it is delivered by the Jews themselves, who are simply given permission to […]

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Video shows students from around the UK complaining that their ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ events have been banned

Middle East Eye has produced a video showing students from around the UK complaining that their ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ events had been banned over antisemitism or public safety fears. The video provides an insight into the mindset of activists who appear to believe that the bans are politically motivated and an assault on freedom of speech, and […]

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Two men shouting antisemitic death threats at synagogue-goers arrested by police helped by Shomrim

Two men have been arrested after allegedly shouting antisemitic abuse including death threats at Jewish people walking to synagogue in Stamford Hill in London. The two adults, described only as a black man and a white man reportedly began shouting abuse at 09:00 yesterday morning as Jewish families made their way to synagogue, at one point […]

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Wandsworth Council to name new housing development after antisemitic member of the British Union of Fascists

Wandsworth Borough Council has decided to name a new housing development after Sir Edwin Alliot Verdon-Roe, accomplished aviator, antisemite and prominent member of the British Union of Fascists. Verdon-Roe supported Sir Oswald Mosley during the 1930s, a time when Mosley’s ‘blackshirt’ thugs terrorised London’s Jews. Dr Steven Woodbridge, Senior Lecturer in History at Kingston University, […]

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The Guardian publishes CAA Chairman’s letter after complaint is lodged

On Monday, 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. Neither paper had the decency to seek our comment before publishing the claims […]

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Prime Minister backs call for universities to adopt International Definition of Antisemitism

Today, in response to a question from Bob Blackman MP about antisemitism on campuses during ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’, the Prime Minister emphatically endorsed the Minister of State for Universities’ call for universities to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism. This is an extremely welcome development and comes as universities around the country have banned ‘Israeli […]

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After 244 academics attack CAA in The Guardian (and The Independent), we publish the reply they refused to print

On Monday, 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. Neither paper had […]

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Jaroslaw Goloshko convicted after shouting “Heil Hitler” and performing Nazi salute at Jews on Christmas Day

Jaroslaw Goloshko has been convicted of a racially aggravated public order offence after choosing to spend his Christmas Day last year shouting “Heil Hitler” and performing a Nazi salute directed at Jewish passersby. Goloshko was spotted by volunteers from Shomrim Stamford Hill whilst out on patrol. They followed him and called the police who came and arrested him. Shomrim volunteers do […]

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Sir Gerald Kaufman MP’s words have left a rotting stain on our institutions

While the passing of Sir Gerald Kaufman MP is undoubtedly sad for his family and friends, it also marks the loss of an opportunity. Sir Gerald was the first Labour politician of the Corbyn period to have gone unpunished after publicly uttering indisputably antisemitic lies. By saying that “Jewish money” was used to subvert the British government, […]

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The US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism should not be scrapped, as Ira Forman’s legacy shows

Campaign Against Antisemitism strictly confines its output to antisemitism in the United Kingdom, leaving antisemitism elsewhere in the world to our Everyday Antisemitism project, which reports daily on antisemitic incidents across the globe, and is well worth visiting and subscribing to. However, sometimes events overseas impact the fight against antisemitism in Britain. Today is such an […]

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100 people, including visiting schoolchildren, evacuated from Jewish Museum in London following bomb threat

The Jewish Museum in London was evacuated yesterday following a bomb threat. Thankfully the threat was a hoax. One hundred people, including children from two schools, were visiting at the time. A spokesperson for the museum told the JC that the museum “was evacuated as a precaution following a security alert.” CST and police were called to the scene to […]

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Tony Greenstein’s attempt to shut down Campaign Against Antisemitism showcases the similarities between far-left and far-right

When Baroness Tonge opens her mouth to speak on a subject involving Jews, then it is near-guaranteed that her utterances will cause offence. Her track record, from invoking the blood libel to hosting an event in Parliament where Jews were blamed for the Holocaust, is without parallel for a peer, and has earned her — along […]

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Baroness Tonge denounces CAA, prompting outpouring of support for our work from her parliamentary colleagues

As Baroness Tonge denounced Campaign Against Antisemitism in the Daily Mail, MPs and peers contacted the paper to defend us and our work, despite tight press deadlines meaning that they only had one hour on a Friday afternoon in which to do so. Baroness Tonge had put her name to a petition by antisemitic criminal Tony Greenstein […]

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Week two report card for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign following our Bigots for Palestine report

Following the release of our Bigots for Palestine report, which found rampant antisemitism on the Facebook page of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), PSC has improved the moderation of its Facebook page, but our questions about institutional Jew-hatred at the organisation have deepened. Last week, our Online Monitoring Unit identified up 17 antisemitic comments on PSC’s Facebook page. All were removed […]

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University of Exeter becomes latest university to ban ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ event over antisemitism

The University of Exeter has ruled that an event by Exeter Friends of Palestine Society must not proceed over fears of “antisemitism or other forms of unlawful discrimination or harassment”. It is the latest university to ban an event for ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ on grounds of antisemitism. Exeter Friends of Palestine was informed by the […]

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CAA releases guide for students dealing with antisemitism during ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’

Every year at universities, ‘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. This year looks like it will be different. Following a great deal of work by Campaign Against […]

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CAA exposes lecturer as author of sickening Holocaust article but University of Bristol defends “academic freedom”

Dr Rebecca Gould, a lecturer at the University of Bristol, has been caught red-handed having written a sickening article about antisemitism. We first reported on 12th February that an anonymous student at Bristol had written to their student newspaper, The Epigram, alleging that a lecturer had penned a disturbing article about antisemitism and the Holocaust, but […]

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Slap on the wrist for antisemites who shouted “Shame Hitler didn’t finish the job” and “F***ing Jewish c***” at Shomrim

A man has pleaded guilty to shouting antisemitic abuse at volunteers from Stamford Hill Shomrim who suspected him of involvement in burglaries. Clive Wilson, 46, admitted shouting: “Shame Hitler didn’t finish the job, Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler, Allahu Akbar”. He had earlier denied the charge. Wilson was fined £160 and made to pay a £30 victim surcharge and £85 in court […]

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Exeter students invite terrorist-supporting antisemite to reassure Jewish students after spate of antisemitism

After a spate of antisemitic incidents at the University of Exeter, students decided to organise a protest march. They did what came naturally to them and asked Malaka Shwaikh, exposed by Campaign Against Antisemitism as a terrorist-supporting antisemite, to address the crowd and make Jewish students feel safe. Whilst professing an admirable desire for solidarity, Shwaikh […]

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Precious Life comparing pro-choice campaigner to Hitler diminishes the Holocaust

Precious Life, an anti-abortion campaigning group in Northern Ireland, has compared advocating for a woman’s right to choose an abortion on medical grounds to Adolf Hitler’s eugenics programme which saw disabled people and other undesired members of society, including Jews, murdered by doctors. The debate over abortion should be had without such cheap shots which diminish the […]

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Belfast Jewish community stops posting details of events online following threat

A threatening antisemitic message and image have been sent to the Jewish community in Belfast, Northern Ireland, via the community’s Facebook page. The community subsequently posted a heartfelt message on Facebook that “Until further notice we cannot put up times, dates and locations of events to do with the Belfast Jewish Community.” Campaign Against Antisemitism has […]

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As antisemitism mounts on campus, SOAS Director refuses to even consider adopting definition of antisemitism

We have met with the Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Baroness Amos. The meeting did not go well. On 8th February, Campaign Against Antisemitism met with Baroness Amos, along with SOAS’s Registrar, Paula Sanderson, and its Secretary, Dr Chris Ince. While Baroness Amos recognised that the School has “a lot of work to do” to […]

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Racist Labour councillor resigns from Council to avoid CAA disciplinary complaint, but not a single word uttered by the Labour Party

John Clarke, a Labour Councillor and Chairman of Black Notley Parish Council in Essex, who was a parliamentary candidate for Labour in 2015, has tendered his resignation as a councillor after Campaign Against Antisemitism exposed him as a vicious and vile antisemite and instigated disciplinary proceedings with the District Council. Mr Clarke had written a comment on Facebook berating Holocaust victims for ‘not […]

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Week one report card for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign following our Bigots for Palestine report

In response to our Bigots for Palestine report, which found rampant antisemitism on the Facebook page of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), the PSC issued an evasive statement. Whilst it describes antisemitism as “abhorrent”, we find the statement weak and evasive because: It conflates antisemitism with Islamophobia. Our Online Monitoring Unit found no instances of Islamophobia on PSC’s Facebook page. […]

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It just gets worse as Exeter Students’ Guild Vice President is “proud to be called terrorist”

Yesterday Campaign Against Antisemitism exposed Malaka Shwaikh, who is running unopposed as Vice President of the University of Exeter’s Students’ Guild. But whilst Shwaikh busily deleted tweets, we received further reports of antisemitic tweets from Exeter students and alumni, with one heartbreaking e-mail pleading with us: “Please don’t let this person get into a position of power”. […]

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CAA condemns NUS after internal inquiry finds Malia Bouattia made antisemitic comments, but recommends she should be let off

An internal report for the National Union of Students has found that its President, Malia Bouattia, has made antisemitic comments but must face no action whatsoever as a consequence. The report is the result of a two-month inquiry launched to ascertain whether Bouattia is an antisemite. Finding that Bouattia made comments that “could be reasonably capable of being interpreted as […]

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As University of Exeter brushes off antisemitic incidents, we reveal that Malaka Shwaikh is about to be elected unopposed

Four days after the University of Exeter brushed off the latest antisemitic incident, we can reveal that Malaka Shwaikh, is running unopposed as Vice President of the Students’ Guild. Shwaikh, who is already a trustee of the Students’ Guild, says that she has spent her life “aiming to change our society for the better and help to […]

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University of Exeter claims “Rights for whites” grafitti, swastika carved into door are just an “offensive joke”

Antisemitism has again reared its ugly head at a British university. The University of Exeter has opened an investigation after a swastika and a “Rights for Whites” sign were found in halls of residence. The swastika had been found carved into a door in on-campus halls Birks Grange. It is troubling that, already, the university seems to […]

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CAA submission to House of Commons Home Affairs Committee calls for robust plan for policing online antisemitism

Campaign Against Antisemitism has today submitted its evidence to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee’s “Policing for the future: changing demands and new challenges” inquiry. We have set out in detail the challenge presented by online antisemitism, and proposed a robust plan for dealing with it, including: Development of a state-of-the-art monitoring system for online antisemitism, the […]

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CAA asks Attorney General to review sentence after teenager who made “viable” bomb for “all-out race war” walks free

A 17-year-old neo-Nazi from Bradford who made a homemade pipe bomb in order to start an “all-out race war” has been sentenced to a mere three-year Youth Rehabilitation Order and ordered to receive intensive counselling from a deradicalisation expert. We condemn this unduly lenient sentence which entirely fails to deter terrorism against British Jews. As we reported in […]

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Hatred by Hilton: another hotel group declares neutrality on neo-Nazis as David Irving addresses Jewish control of Britain

Hilton has become the latest brand to welcome Nazis, after a sting by The Herald exposed a secret conference at a Hilton in Glasgow at which Holocaust denier David Irving made racist remarks about Jews. As the Lord Provost greeted guests for a black-tie Burns Supper banquet elsewhere in the hotel on Friday, Irving sat in a moth-eaten jumper and […]

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University of Bristol lecturer reportedly authors antisemitic article

A lecturer at the University of Bristol has allegedly been caught by one of his students writing an antisemitic article. The student, writing anonymously in the student newspaper, The Epigram, said that the article accuses “‘government elites’ of ‘manipulating’ the Holocaust” and claims that “we are discouraged from ‘critical…thinking’ about it” and that society is “privileging” the Holocaust. […]

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CAA investigation exposes bigotry within Palestine Solidarity Campaign, CAA calls for unions to disaffiliate

A month-long investigation by Campaign Against Antisemitism has exposed extensive antisemitic bigotry amongst supporters of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK (PSC). As it publishes its findings, Campaign Against Antisemitism has called on patrons, affiliated trade unions and students’ unions to end their association with PSC until it agrees to adopt and enforce the International Definition of Antisemitism. For an […]

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Muslim Public Affairs Committee congratulates Ecuador on antisemitic slur

The Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC) has tweeted its congratulations to Ecuador after Horacio Sevilla Borja, and Ecuadorian diplomat said he did not think there was “anything more similar” to Nazi persecution than Israeli policy. Under the International Definition of Antisemitism, “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” is antisemitic. The tweet […]

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Daily Mail covers death of woman in supposedly ‘Muslim’ exorcism ceremony using image of book with star of David

A Daily Mail story about two imposters who posed as Muslim clerics and killed a woman during an ‘exorcism’ has been illustrated with an image of a book bearing a star of David. The image is from Shutterstock, an stock image library which describes the image as a “Hallowe’en still life” with “magic books”. This is probably not […]

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Police issue image of man wanted for questioning in connection with spate of antisemitic stickers on London Underground

British Transport Police has released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a spate of antisemitic stickers on London Underground. The stickers used Nazi terminology and swastikas had been drawn on by hand. British Transport Police has so far identified seven stickers at Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden stations, which […]

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Cambridge students speak out as Holocaust denial flyers and swastikas found on campus

Cambridge students have spoken out in support of their Jewish peers following the discovery of flyers supporting Holocaust denier David Irving found on car windscreens at the University of Cambridge’s Sidgwick lecture site, and of two swastikas drawn on a map on Jesus Green. The flyers attacked the film Denial and Jews’ account of the Holocaust, which they claimed were a “demonstrably false” Jewish […]

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