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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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Jeremy Corbyn’s office is “glad” about the readmission of Moshe Machover, who defended Ken Livingstone and accused Jewish students of obeying Israeli Embassy

Moshe Machover, who had been expelled by the Labour Party, has now had that expulsion rescinded. A leaked e-mail from Jeremy Corbyn’s Stakeholder Manager, appears to confirm that this is the case, and moreover, it expresses pleasure in the outcome. Professor Machover is a Holocaust revisionist, who, like Ken Livingstone (with whom he publicly sympathises), seeks […]

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CAA demands that Nigel Farage apologise for his deplorable claim that a “Jewish lobby” in hock to Israel is subverting American politics

Nigel Farage has 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. During his regular primetime slot on popular talk radio station LBC, Mr Farage, who is the former leader of the UK Independence Party, […]

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CAA calls on Palestine Solidarity Campaign to sever all ties with its Patron, Alexei Sayle, who says all allegations of antisemitism amongst Corbyn supporters are a “fabrication”

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign should immediately sever all ties with its patron, Alexei Sayle, following an interview with Sky News in which he claimed that all allegations of antisemitism “amongst supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are a complete fabrication”. There are many clear cases of vile antisemitism amongst supporters of Mr Corbyn, many of which have […]

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Solicitors Regulation Authority closes loophole following collapse of disciplinary case instigated by CAA

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has acted to close a loophole following the collapse of a disciplinary case instigated by Campaign Against Antisemitism. We complained to the Solicitors Regulation Authority after our Online Monitoring and Investigations Unit found multiple antisemitic posts on the Facebook account of solicitor Saleem Afsar, but due to difficulties ascertaining who had posted the […]

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ISIS-supporting British trio convicted after procuring weapons and researching targets including Birmingham’s Central Synagogue

Ummariyat Mirza, aged 21, his wife Madihah Taheer, also aged 21, and his sister Zainub Mirza, aged 23, have all been convicted of terrorism offences. Mr Mirza and his sister, Ms Mirza, pleaded guilty, but Ms Taheer pleaded not guilty and was convicted by a jury today at Woolwich Crown Court. Mr Mirza procured knives with the help […]

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CAA complains to Charity Commission and donors after Reading International Solidarity Centre hosts book launch for antisemite Gilad Atzmon

Campaign Against Antisemitism has lodged a formal complaint with the Charity Commission and written to donors to the Reading International Solidarity Centre after it hosted a launch for antisemite Gilad Atzmon’s new book, Being in Time — A Post-Political Manifesto. Organised by Reading Friends of Palestine, the event was part of the Reading International Festival and took […]

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Police and Crime Commissioner for hate crime left “shocked” but resolute after CAA arranges meetings with Holocaust survivors, Jewish students and BCCA members

Campaign Against Antisemitism was pleased to welcome the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) charged with overseeing the police response to hate crime for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners last week. Hardyal Dhindsa is the PCC for Derbyshire and has been appointed the national lead on hate crime. Last week, Campaign Against Antisemitism hosted him […]

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Bulgaria becomes the latest country to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism and also appoints national coordinator against antisemitism

The Bulgarian Cabinet has formally adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism. It has also appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Georg Georgiev as National Coordinator for the Fight Against Antisemitism. The definition is clear and detailed, leaving no doubt as to what antisemitism is. In particular, the definition tackles the full spectrum of antisemitism, from ancient slurs to conspiracy myths to […]

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Jewish residents shocked to find swastika painted on road outside their home in Stamford Hill

Stamford Hill Shomrim was called this afternoon following the discovery by Jewish residents of a swastika drawn on the road outside their home. Stamford Hill Shomrim has reported the graffiti to the Metropolitan Police Service and the local Council so that evidence can be captured and the graffiti can be removed. Anybody with information should […]

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Police issue images of men wanted for questioning in connection with neo-Nazi poster and yellow Star of David at Britain’s oldest synagogue

Detectives from City of London Police are asking for help identifying two men wanted in connection with an incident on 16th August in which a neo-Nazi propaganda poster and a yellow Star of David were placed on a sign at Bevis Marks Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Britain. Police Constable Adam Bond, who is leading […]

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British Council for Countering Antisemitism established to ensure unity and strength in response to antisemitism

Campaign Against Antisemitism has today co-founded the British Council for Countering Antisemitism, with the Jewish Police Association, the Kehilah Security and Protection Association (KASPA), Shomrim Broughton Park, Shomrim North West London and Stamford Hill Shomrim. The organisation will have no staff or offices, the secretariat being provided by Campaign Against Antisemitism. In a joint statement, the co-founders […]

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CPS reveals it prosecuted thousands of hate crimes last year, but it has yet to prosecute more than two dozen antisemitic crimes per year

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has released statistics, stating that in 2016/17 it prosecuted 14,480 hate crimes. Whilst the CPS says that it is prosecuting hate crime ferociously, we have yet to see a single year in which more than a couple of dozen antisemitic hate crimes were prosecuted. So far in 2017, we are aware […]

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Exterior of Etz Chaim synagogue in Leeds vandalised with swastika and “K***s get out” threat

The exterior of the Etz Chaim Synagogue in Leeds has been defaced with threatening graffiti overnight. A sign for the synagogue’s hall was defaced with a swastika and the word “K***s” and the driveway of the synagogue was daubed with an apparent threat to congregants: “K***s get out”. Police are investigating. We are following the […]

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Total vindication for CAA as police and CPS start to fully prosecute antisemitism cases they had turned down until CAA took legal action

Until we succeeded, Campaign Against Antisemitism had always been told that it was completely impossible to force the state to take action against antisemites. The Jewish community had tried coaxing the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) into action over the course of decades to no avail. When Campaign Against Antisemitism was formed, we too tried to […]

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CAA welcomes Home Office announcement of a new national online hate crime hub for police, exactly as we recommended

The Home Office has today announced plans for the National Online Hate Crime Hub which has long been called for by Campaign Against Antisemitism. We have repeatedly brought our experiences to the attention of the Home Office and politicians as we frequently find that regular police officers do not know how to obtain evidence from […]

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CAA withdraws complaints and commends Sunday Times following meeting to discuss Kevin Myers’ antisemitic column

Campaign Against Antisemitism has met with members of the senior management of the Sunday Times to discuss how it came to publish an antisemitic column by Kevin Myers in July. The column by Kevin Myers contained the following paragraph about the BBC pay row: “I note that two of the best-paid women presenters in the BBC — […]

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Alison Chabloz, who is on trial following private prosecution by CAA, has been arrested on suspicion of bail breaches

Alison Chabloz, who is currently standing trial for alleged antisemitic offences, has just been arrested at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on suspicion of bail breaches brought to the attention of police by Campaign Against Antisemitism. Ms Chabloz was the subject of Campaign Against Antisemitism’s first private prosecution for alleged antisemitic offences. We privately prosecuted her as the state […]

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Anti-Israel activist convicted of hate crime over intimidatory boycott of Jewish businessman, but walks away with £175 fine

Anti-Israel activist Allister “Ally” Coutts has been convicted of acting in a in a racially-aggravated manner with intent to cause distress and alarm over his attempts to intimidate a Jewish businessman in Aberdeen. Nisan Ayalon, the owner of Jericho Skin Care, told Campaign Against Antisemitism that protesters had repeatedly visited his stall, which sells beauty products from […]

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Glenn Okafor walks free with 200 hours of community service after threatening to “wipe out” Jewish families

Glenn Okafor, aged 32, has been convicted of shouting “we will wipe you out” and other antisemitic abuse, including death threats, at Jewish people in Stamford Hill in London on 4th March this year. The incident occurred at 9:00 on a Saturday morning as Jewish families made their way to synagogue, at one point even entering […]

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Imprisoned but not for antisemitism, the man whose brazen “Hitler was right” sign is a case study in the danger of the failure to enforce the law against antisemites

In the summer of 2014, as antisemitism in Britain reached a new peak during the conflict between Israel and Hamas, Hussain Yousef walked through central London holding aloft a sign stating: “Hitler, you were right!” This act was one of the catalysts behind the formation of Campaign Against Antisemitism. We were disgusted that such an […]

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Home Secretary designates two more far-right groups as terrorist organisations following wave of arrests

As of tomorrow, Scottish Dawn and NS131 will be proscribed terrorist organisations, according an order laid before Parliament by the Home Secretary. Being a member of, supporting or wearing the emblems of those groups will become a criminal offence, carrying a hefty prison sentence. The announcement comes following a wave of arrests of individuals alleged to […]

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Comment: Jeremy Corbyn’s big speech failed to mention the Labour Party’s big problem, and that tells us a great deal

This afternoon, Jeremy Corbyn delivered his keynote speech to the Labour Party Conference. For an hour and a half, he covered all manner of topics, from the economy to the abuse that Diane Abbott has suffered. However, his big speech failed to mention the Labour Party’s big problem. The Labour Party has been cleaved in […]

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Counter-terrorism police arrest eleven suspected members of far-right National Action terrorist group in nationwide swoop

Counter-terrorism police have arrested eleven suspected members of the far-right National Action terrorist group in a nationwide swoop. The suspect are all men aged between 23 and 35, and they were arrested on suspicion of offences ranging from preparation of a terrorist act through to membership of a proscribed terrorist organisation. National Action is a […]

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Daily Telegraph’s Digital Travel Editor publishes travel suggestions for countries whose central bank is not “controlled by the Rothschild family”

Presumably taking his cue from antisemitic conspiracy myths, the Daily Telegraph’s Digital Travel Editor, Oliver Smith, has published a list of the only three countries in the world which “don’t have a central bank owned or controlled by the Rothschild family”. According to Mr Smith, and antisemites all over the world, the three countries are Cuba, […]

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Ken Livingstone emerges from suspension over antisemitism to say Labour antisemites are just going “over the top when they criticise Israel”

Ken Livingstone, the disgraced former MP and Mayor of London, has entered the furore over antisemitism at the Labour Party Conference. Mr Livingstone is currently serving a suspension from the Party over his repeated claims that “Hitler was supporting Zionism”, however he emerged to tell Talk Radio that claims of antisemitism are merely “distorted” by […]

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Leader of Unite union must apologise or resign for claiming antisemitism is “mood music” to undermine Jeremy Corbyn, and praising group whose spokeswoman laughs at antisemitism

The leader of the Unite union, Len McCluskey, has told the BBC that claims of antisemitism in the Labour Party are “mood music” to “undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership” and that people who allege it have been “playing games”. He also said that Jewish Voice for Labour, a fringe organisation which hijacks the voice of Jewish […]

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We welcome new rules passed by Labour Party Conference to make it easier to expel antisemites, but now the Party must walk the walk, not just talk the talk

With great reluctance, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has just passed a motion allowing greater sanctions against antisemites in its ranks. However, this welcome change will prove meaningless unless the Party rejects those parts of the whitewash Chakrabarti report that allow for a veil of secrecy to be drawn over all disciplinary proceedings: at present, the Labour […]

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UK Equality and Human Rights Commission CEO says Labour antisemitism is so bad that the Party must now prove it is not racist

In an astonishing intervention, the CEO of the United Kingdom’s Equality and Human Rights Commission, Rebecca Hilsenrath, has demanded that the Labour Party prove “that it is not a racist party”. The Equality and Human Rights Commission, whose role was established by the Equality Act 2006, is independent of the Government and is responsible for […]

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Labour Party may be banned from holding its annual conference at Brighton Centre permanently over antisemitism

The Labour Party has been told to provide assurances over antisemitism to Brighton and Hove City Council by one of its own councillors, or face a ban from using the Brighton Centre in the future. The Labour Party is currently holding its iconic annual conference at the Brighton Centre, which is owned by the Council. Warren […]

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New CAA research shows antisemitism amongst officials in Labour is eight times worse than any other party

Today, Campaign Against Antisemitism has published the initial findings of a comprehensive ongoing research project to track antisemitism amongst office holders in political parties, comprising MPs, peers, councillors, party officers and candidates selected to contest any public election. The International Definition of Antisemitism adopted by the British Government and the College of Policing, and the […]

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Calls to allow Holocaust denial and expel the Jewish Labour Movement electrify Labour Conference fringe event

Calls by speakers at a Labour Conference fringe event to allow Holocaust denial and expel the Jewish Labour Movement from the Labour Party were reportedly met with rowdy applause and cheering earlier today. The packed event run by “Free Speech on Israel” heard from American-Israeli activist Miko Peled that people should be free to ask […]

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German federal government adopts International Definition of Antisemitism following independent review of measures against antisemitism

The German federal government, the Bundeskabinett, has today formally adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism. The definition is clear and detailed, leaving no doubt as to what antisemitism is. In particular, the definition tackles the full spectrum of antisemitism, from ancient slurs to conspiracy myths to antisemitism in discourse about Israel. Thomas de Maizière, the German Interior Minister, […]

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Brent Council adopts diluted definition of antisemitism after Labour Councillor and fringe Jewish activists conflate antisemitism with criticism of Israel

Brent Council in London has voted in a lengthy meeting to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism, however councillors have overwhelmingly decided to water the definition down, as well as voting that Jewish rights to self-determination should only be recognised alongside Palestinian rights. The decision was strongly opposed by three Jewish residents who said that […]

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Unite the union hires former Labour candidate Vicki Kirby, who said Jews have “big noses” and Hitler is the “Zionist G-d”

Update: Unite has now told us that Vicki Kirby does not presently work for the union, but they would not confirm whether she did work for them in the past, or when and why she may have left. Vicki Kirby, who was twice suspended from the Labour Party over allegations of antisemitism has now reportedly […]

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Former commander of British forces in Afghanistan and former Archbishop of Canterbury become Honorary Patrons of CAA

We are delighted to announce that the former Archbishop of Canterbury, and the former commander of British forces in Afghanistan have become Honorary Patrons of Campaign Against Antisemitism. The Rt Rev. and Rt Hon. Dr The Lord Carey of Clifton PC RVC GBE FRSA served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002. Both during his […]

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Facebook, Twitter and Google must use their antisemite profiling technology to expel bigots instead of selling ads

Following the discovery that Facebook’s advertising algorithm offered advertisers the opportunity to target categories of users whose views were summarised as “Jew hater”, “How to burn Jews”, or “History of ‘why Jews ruin the world’”, it has now emerged that Twitter and Google also provide an means of targeting antisemites on their platforms. Twitter has […]

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CAA complains over Apple iMessage’s animated caricature of a hook-nosed Jew wiping his posterior with money

Campaign Against Antisemitism has been alerted to an antisemitic caricature within Apple’s iMessage app. Searching for an animation (known as an animated GIF) to accompany a message, one of our supporters, Mordy Jackson, searched for “Take my money”, only to be presented with an antisemitic caricature of a hook-nosed Jew wiping his posterior with a […]

Facebook apologises for allowing advertisers to target antisemites, but will it now target them, and what will it do with the profits?

Facebook has been forced to apologise after its advertising algorithm was found to be allowing advertisers to target antisemites whose interests were summarised by the algorithm as: “Jew hater”, “How to burn Jews”, or “History of ‘why Jews ruin the world’”. That this quirk of Facebook’s advertising algorithm had gone unnoticed is somewhat scandalous, but the […]

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New study finds strong link between anti-Israel and antisemitic beliefs, and increased likelihood of antisemitic beliefs amongst British Muslims

A new study by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) has confirmed that approximately one third of British people hold at least one antisemitic prejudice. The study, authored by Dr Daniel Staetsky, corroborates Campaign Against Antisemitism’s own research, whilst also venturing into new areas, examining the relationship between antisemitism and anti-Israel beliefs, and providing […]

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Couple who punched Jewish wedding guests and whipped them with dog leash walk free with £40 compensation to victims

A couple who viciously attacked Jewish wedding guests, punching them and whipping them with a dog leash whilst shouting antisemitic abuse, have walked free. Thames Magistrates’ Court handed Ineta Winiarski and Kasimiersz Winiarski a suspended 12-week prison sentence on 5th September, allowing them to walk free paying a mere £40 to each of their victims, which is […]

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Labour Party Conference will reportedly include a session on the supposed antisemitism “witch hunt”

The Labour Party Conference later this month is reportedly due to include a session labelling the Labour Party’s chronic antisemitism scandal as a “witch hunt”. According to political blog, Guido Fawkes, the session will be entitled “Free speech on Israel – why we oppose the witch hunt” and will be chaired by the notorious Vice Chair of the […]

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Cambridge neo-Nazi Lawrence Burns’ sentence slashed after judges sympathise with arguments he was just “immature”

A convicted neo-Nazi has had his four-year sentence slashed by the Court of Appeal, after judges branded his original sentence “manifestly excessive”. Lawrence Burns was sentenced to four years in prison in March 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 […]

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Chelsea Football Club must act or face action over supporters’ latest antisemitic song

Chelsea Football Club faces action from the Football Association following its supporters’ latest antisemitic song. The club’s fans have a long history of singing and chanting the most disgusting antisemitic lyrics, but only rarely have fans been prosecuted. The latest antisemitic song to ring out from the Chelsea supporters’ section came on Saturday, when the […]

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Four members of British Army arrested on suspicion of being National Action terrorists

Four members of the British Army have been arrested by specialist counter-terrorism police on suspicion of being members of National Action, a violent far-right terrorist organisation. The men, aged 22, 24, 24 and 32, from Birmingham, Northampton, Ipswich, Birmingham and Powys, are all now in police custody. The Ministry of Defence has confirmed the arrests […]

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CAA Chairman writes in Jewish Chronicle, Jewish News and Jewish Telegraph explaining our Antisemitism Barometer research

Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Chairman, Gideon Falter, has this week written articles in the Jewish Chronicle, Jewish News and Jewish Telegraph, explaining the results of our Antisemitism Barometer research, which were misrepresented by some who claimed that we were expecting almost a third of the UK’s 269,000 Jews to leave the country imminently. If you would like to voice […]

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“F*** Yids” found freshly scrawled on side door to London Jewish school

Stamford Hill Shomrim has reported graffiti found freshly scrawled on the side door to a Jewish school to the Metropolitan Police Service. It is likely that whoever is responsible intended to target the graffiti at the school. Anybody with information should contact the police by calling 101 and quoting reference number CAD6281/30/08/2017. Antisemitic graffiti found […]

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Man allegedly hurls bottle at Jewish girls, shouting “Hitler is a good man, good he killed the Jews”

A man allegedly attacked and chased a group of teenage Jewish girls at approximately 18:50 today. The girls, who did not know the man, noticed him when he allegedly started shouting “Israel” at them, before hurling a bottle at them. As the bottle shattered and the girls ran for cover, he allegedly yelled after them: “Hitler […]

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Baroness Tonge shares “Jewish lobby” rant complete with antisemitic caricature of hook-nosed Jew

Disgraced Baroness Tonge, who was twice suspended from the Liberal Democrats over allegations of antisemitism and eventually resigned as pressure mounted, has shared an antisemitic caricature on Facebook. The caricature was part of an image which claimed to expose the “AIPAC Jewish lobby” through a quote supposedly from Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters. In the […]

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Swastika and star of David graffiti removed from recreation ground in Sible Hedingham

Swastikas (drawn the wrong way around) and a star of David daubed on a wall at Sible Hedingham Recreation Ground in Essex have been removed by the Parish Council. A parish council spokesman said: “Sible Hedingham Parish Council were horrified and upset with the graffiti that was painted on the brick shelter in the Recreation Ground. The […]

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Metro readers rush to prove British Jews right about antisemitism, calling allegations of antisemitism a “witch-hunt”

Readers of Metro appear to have rushed to respond to the paper’s prominent page two coverage of Campaign Against Antisemitism’s new research by proving British Jews right about antisemitism. Our Antisemitism Barometer research found that 83% of British Jews believe that the Labour Party is harbouring antisemites, whilst 78% have witnessed antisemitism disguised as a political comment about […]

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New CPS guidelines for prosecution of hate crime will only help if there is a change of attitude

Today the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published new guidelines for prosecuting hate crime, including taking online hate crime as seriously as hate crime committed in person. We welcome the new guidelines, but they will not address the principal problem that the CPS only very rarely prosecutes antisemites. Having had our input into the consultation […]

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CAA research shows that antisemitism is falling, but 1 in 3 British Jews has considered emigrating, with concern mounting over antisemitic crime and antisemitism in politics

Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) has announced the results of our Antisemitism Barometer research, a multiyear study conducted by CAA and YouGov. We now have data that show that in a very British way, fairly and quietly, Britons have been rejecting antisemitic prejudice. British society has shunned a growing worldwide addiction to antisemitism and proved that […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New report by CAA shows that antisemitic crime surged 44% in the last two years, but charging and prosecution dropped to only 20 prosecutions last year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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