Anti Semitism

Why I Find The Galliano Love-In Hard To Take

Grant Feller | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK
Grant Feller

Am I able to echo a fellow darling of the fashion clique, Vidal Sassoon, who once memorably said that: 'It's OK saying sorry but when you are drunk you say what you really feel.'?

Jessica Elgot

Holocaust Survivors Confront Trauma And Necessity Of Telling Their Stories, 70 Years On

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Huffington Post UK is running a series of pieces looking at how we rememb...

Why It's 'Preposterous' To Compare Current Anti-Jewish Hate With The 1930s

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Huffington Post UK is running a series of pieces looking at how we remember the H...

There Is No 'Wave' of Anti-Semitism

David Cesarani | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
David Cesarani

invoking the fate of the Jews under Nazi rule is not only inappropriate - it is inflammatory and insulting to the victims. Raising the spectre of 'anti-semitism' will not help anyone cope with the threat posed by Jihadists and extreme Islamists. We (all) face a specific menace that demands specific counter-measures.

Religion's Leaders Have a Unique Responsibility to Tackle Extremism

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

As the representative of one of the oldest European minority faiths on this continent, I want to reach out to the diverse Christian communities, the diverse Muslim communities, secular groups, governments and politicians, to help us stop this growing trend of antagonism and conflict. I believe that we have the responsibility to recreate an atmosphere of tolerance and mutual respect between the secular modern state and religious movements, in order to make sure that the experiment, which we call Europe, is not going to fail.

'Aggressive' and 'Stingy': Anti-Semitism in the UK

B.J. Epstein | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
B.J. Epstein

Theresa May said the UK has to "wipe out anti-Semitism". The BBC has now featured an article about Jews in the UK fearing for their safety, but unfortunately this doesn't surprise me at all. This new interest in British anti-Semitism stems largely from the attacks in France, and it's a shame that it took such a tragic event for Brits to begin to consider the problems here at home.

It's Important That as Students, We Must Protect Social Minorities

Dean Eastmond | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dean Eastmond

Islamophobia is a dirty word creeping into the likes of households across the UK. I am, like the majority, at university to study and develop life skills before entering "the real world". If this is my exposure to what the real world looks like, I think I'm staying at university forever.

We Must Defend Britain's Jews, Says May

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

Theresa May has insisted efforts to wipe out anti-Semitism in the UK must be redoubled, amid safety fears among the Jewish community. The Home Secr...

Charlie Hebdo Massacre: Israel Convinced it Stands Alone Against Islamist Terror

Toby Greene | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Toby Greene

When Israelis look at these events in Europe, their view is inevitably coloured by the history of Jews there, and the fact that the idea of a modern Jewish state was created in Europe as an answer to anti-semitism.

British Jews Feel Threatened By 1930s 'Anti-Semitism' Amid Claims Of 'New Exodus'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK

Nearly half of Britons hold anti-Semitic views, a new survey has found, with one in four believing Jews are more money driven than others, while one i...

Dave Whelan Should Probably Stop Talking. Now.

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Sport

Wigan boss Dave Whelan has again apologised for any offence caused by alleged anti-Semitic remarks attributed to him - but caused further outrage by ...

Mehdi Hasan

The Liberal Zionist Smeared As An 'Employee Of Hamas' For Being Anti-Netanyahu

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Politics

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on...

PM Urged To Hand Back £1.5m Donation From 'Antisemitic' Wigan Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is under pressure to give up £1.5 million in donations from businessman Dave Whelan amid allegations of racist comments by the Wigan At...

Wigan Boss Dave Whelan May Need A Bigger Shovel After Latest 'Apology'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Sport

Dave Whelan, the multimillionaire owner of Wigan Athletic Football Club, has given a questionable apology after being accused of anti-Semitism while a...

Wigan Owner Accused Of Anti-Semitism

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Sport

Dave Whelan, the multimillionaire owner of Wigan Athletic football club, has been accuse of anti-Semitism after he made comments to a national newspap...

Jews and Muslims of Britain Unite!

Asher Kessler | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Asher Kessler

It is now that these two communities must understand how interdependent they are. When one community is attacked, the other is next in line. The hatred of Muslims in Europe is the same hatred that Jews have experienced for the last few centuries. When Jews perpetrate islamaphobic actions, they are creating an atmosphere in which anti-Semitism thrives and vice versa.

It May Be Halloween, But It's No Time For Witch-Hunts

Jemma Wayne | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

It is time to wake up. In different ways many of us have done it, uttered sweeping, dangerous slurs - the "don't be gay" type comment is one I have heard unchallenged far too often. But it is the urgent responsibility of each of us, right now, to be precise about what speech we employ...

Sports Direct Security Guard Banned Jewish Schoolboys From Entering Store, Telling Them 'No Jews'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A security guard at Sports Direct has been sacked after barring two Jewish schoolboys from entering the store and reportedly telling them: "No jews, n...

George Galloway Breaks Silence Over Brutal Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

George Galloway has spoken out for the first time since he was allegedly attacked by a man for being an "enemy to Judaism." Former BBC manager Nei...

The 2014 Muslim Jewish Conference: An Ambitious, Daring and Unforgettable Week

Ben Kasstan | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK
Ben Kasstan

The conference followed intense threats to religious freedom, such as the recent ban on religious slaughter in Denmark as well as the far-right's shameful resurgence across the European Union.

Wake Up Football And Stop Pretending Racism Doesn't Exist

Grant Feller | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Sport
Grant Feller

The deafening silence from fellow football professionals coupled with the absurd comments from the LMA, Redknapp and others are only making a problem that is deeply entrenched in society worse.

We All Need to Work to Keep Europe Open and Free

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

When we look at the news and we see incident after incident of discrimination, antisemitism and vigilante justice. Whether that's Jewish shops being targeted in Paris or a woman being assaulted for displaying an Israeli flag in Amsterdam, we are surrounded by acts of baseless hatred.

The Letter From A Jewish Londoner That Went Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

A letter from an "ordinary middle-aged Londoner" expressing fears about growing anti-semitism in Britain has gone viral, with many taking to social me...

A Pause, But We Are All Extremists Now

Jemma Wayne | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Jemma Wayne

I still believe Britain, deep down, to be a tolerant and fair-minded society. But it is time for all of us, and especially the media, to take responsibility for the extremism that has whipped this country into a dangerous frenzy.

There's A Hamlet In France Called 'Death To The Jews'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

A tiny hamlet in France is being urged to change its name - rather unsurprising when you learn it is called 'La Mort aux Juifs'. If your French is ...