Antisemitism

Rise in Hate Crimes Shows Importance of Maintaining Security in Europe - Brexit or No Brexit

Dr Moshe Kantor | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Moshe Kantor

Most importantly we need strong leaders in every country who can enforce these limits, encourage their citizens to live by our European values and be a united force against the hatred and intolerance that is infecting our society.

Labour Faces a Decisive Test in Its Battle Against Antisemitism - We Must Hope It Is Equal to the Challenge

Simon Johnson | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Johnson

If the Labour Party genuinely wants to retain the confidence of the Jewish community that it is willing to tackle antisemitism it needs to implement some visible confidence building measures immediately. The NEC should respond to the many calls to publish the Royall report.

Meeting the Shadow Head-on: Stories to Live By

Roberta Verdant | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK
Roberta Verdant

My grandmother tells this story from the years before the Nazi invasion of Hungary. It takes place in the small Hungarian town in which she and her fa...

Why Sadiq Khan Is the Perfect Tonic After a Week of Torrid Headlines

Justin Cohen | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Justin Cohen

For so many reasons, it was good this story dominated the headlines over the weekend; showing positive tales of cooperation can occasionally grab headlines alongside the usual media diet of conflict and tension of religion-related stories. His appointment won't be a miracle cure to ingrained prejudice but he now has an awesome opportunity to enhance interfaith understanding from his City Hall pulpit.

An Apology to the Jewish Community

Naz Shah | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Naz Shah

I am sorry. For someone who knows the scourge of oppression and racism all too well it is important that I make an unequivocal apology for statements and ideas that I have foolishly endorsed in the past.

Royal Ramblings: Antisemitism and Racism in Wrestling

Danny Stone | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Antisemitism is on the rise across Europe and here in Britain too. As with so many of society's ills, wrestling is not immune to it...

Labour Thinks It'll Always Be The 'Nice' Party, Which Makes It More Likely To Be Nasty

Jack Sommers | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Politics
Jack Sommers

I've not heard any Labour figure suggest Kirby's comments aren't anti-semitic or defend the system that let her be suspended, re-admitted and elected vice-chair of a local party branch. Members have cut up their membership cards over this. MPs spent another fraught Parliamentary Labour Party meeting last night demanding to know how this was allowed to happen. But Labour's crime isn't that it defends this behaviour, it's that it tolerates it.

Let's Stop Being Surprised by Antisemitism

Russell Langer | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Russell Langer

Those who respond by asking about other forms of racism identify the next issue. There is a serious problem with those who struggle to recognise that antisemitism is a serious problem. Why can we not see a case of antisemitism and call it out for what it is? Why must people always diminish it relation to other forms of racism?

Jews Pelted With Gas Canisters In 'Disgusting' Attack In London

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK

Jewish shoppers were pelted with gas canisters and told “Hitler is on the way to you” during an attack in London on Wednesday. Two men and a wo...

Wrocław, Capital of Culture?

Neil Gregor | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Gregor

I have just returned from an enjoyable week in Wrocław, where I was advancing a research project on provincial cultural life in the Third Reich by ex...

Royal Ramblings: Wrestling Laid Bare

Danny Stone | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

One of the most frequent questions any wrestling fan will be asked is "isn't it all fake?" Of course, the well informed amongst us will reply that wrestling is simply pre-determined and invite the questioner to perform a 360 degree splash from the top turnbuckle.

Iran's Undimmed Passion for Annihilating Israel

Toby Greene | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

When Iranians write 'Death to England' over a portrait of the Queen in the embassy, that's sloganizing. When they call for Israel's destruction, it is something else entirely.

Always Remember, Never Forget

Phillip Mark McGough | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Phillip Mark McGough

The Six Million is more than just a collective noun: Here were six million individual tragedies, six million individual stories- stories just like Aunt Rosa's- six million individual lives, each one of them truncated by homicidal antisemitism.

Anne Frank: A 70-Year-Old Voice That Still Has the Power to Make Us Change

Gillian Walnes MBE | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Gillian Walnes MBE

Anne wrote, "How wonderful it is that no-one need wait, but can start right now to gradually change the world". Anne Frank, as we mark seven decades since your agonised protracted death at Nazi hands, please know that you really did help to change the world.

Why We Need to Teach Young People About the Holocaust

Karen Pollock | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Karen Pollock

Learning about the Holocaust isn't a quick-fix for societies' problems, it isn't the 'cure' for antisemitism. But Holocaust education, and understanding where antisemitism led during the darkest days in Europe is a start point for young people to consider their actions and responsibilities.

More Than Necessary: Britain and Anti-Semitism

Phillip Mark McGough | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Phillip Mark McGough

Keeping their heads down is no longer enough. And while after each and every Islamist atrocity we are warned- and warned incessantly- of the dangers of an anti-Muslim backlash, the fact remains that in Britain, in 2015, it's the Jews who are double-bolting their doors.

Could It Happen in the UK?

Jonathan Boyd | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Jonathan Boyd

The statistical reality is that Britain remains one of the least antisemitic countries in the world... Indeed, Jewish life in Britain is thriving. British Jews have benefited enormously from multiculturalism, and compared to a generation ago, Britain has become a fabulous place to live a meaningful Jewish life. But perhaps that is what helps to fuel the anxiety.

'Every Single French Jew I Know Is Leaving The Country'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK

Growing anti-Semitism in France is causing Jews in the country to leave "in droves" according to the influential editor of Britain's Jewish Chronicle....

British Synagogues Urged To Beef Up Security After Jerusalem Murders

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

British synagogues have been warned they must beef up security measures in the wake of a bloody axe attack on a Jerusalem synagogue by Palestinian ass...

Beyond an Outcry on Islamophobia, It Is Time We 'Catch the Bull by the Horns'

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In the midst of continuous negative portrayal of Muslims, there seems to be genuine fear in wider society that 'Islamist aliens' are taking over this island. Whilst many Muslims feel under siege and tend to think they are probably subject to a 'McCarthyite' witch hunt, others still question Muslims' place in this land and if they are part of a 'Trojan Horse' entryist plot. Both these assertions are wild.

Mehdi Hasan And Jonathan Freedland Talk Anti-Semitism And Islamophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics

Watch the Huffington Post UK's political director Mehdi Hasan, who is Muslim, and Guardian executive editor Jonathan Freedland, who is Jewish, discuss...

A Chief Rabbi-Type Figure in Muslim Communities May Well Be Part of the Solution

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

As long as Muslim communities do not have the equivalent to a Chief Rabbi, sadly, there will be a space in the social sphere which will be filled by those who are less interested in the welfare of Muslim communities, and more interested in making a name for themselves. Now is the time to grab this challenge with both hands.

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 Link Between Rising Antisemitism in Europe and the Jewish State

Hannah Gal | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics
Hannah Gal

Former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton is right in suggesting that Antisemitism might be fueling the current criticism towards Israel.

France's Jews Flee As Rioters Burn Shops To Chants Of 'Gas The Jews'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

France's politicians and community leaders have criticised the "intolerable" violence against Paris' Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally l...