Antisemitism

When It Comes To Antisemitism, The NUS Just Doesn't Get It

Elliot Miller | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Elliot Miller

There is an age-old cliché that students are the leaders of tomorrow, yet too many student leaders are now part of a problem which has left thousands of Jewish students without any trust in the organisation which is supposed to represent them on a national level. When the seriousness of antisemitism is trivialised in this way by those at the top of a movement, we should worry about the direction in which our society is heading.

Corbyn Has Lost The British Indian Vote

Harjeet Johal | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Harjeet Johal

Where do my family, and many like us, put our cross on polling day? The Liberal Democrats are now nothing more than a grumble in the gut of democracy and the Tories still smell a bit iffy. Whatever Jeremy Corbyn may now say about migrants, workers-rights or the economy, a thick, fibrous umbilical between British Indians and the Labour Party has been severed.

Watch: Fury At Anti-Semitism Event As Momentum Vice Chair Jackie Walker Criticises Holocaust Memorial Day

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics

A leading Labour activist was heckled at an anti-Semitism meeting on Monday after she wrongly criticised Holocaust Memorial Day for not including non-...

Israeli Labour MP Condemns Jeremy Corbyn For "Skirting Round" Antisemitism At Friends Of Israel Meeting

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics

Michal Biran criticised Jeremy Corbyn for failing to admit to Labour antisemitism at a Friends Of Israel meeting last night. “He should have condemn...

Labour Under Corbyn Is Not The Labour I Joined - I've Submitted My Resignation

Lord Mitchell | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Politics
Lord Mitchell

After a gut-wrenching summer my choice is now clear. How can I, a Jew and a Zionist, remain in a party where the leadership is so clearly hostile to Israel (even to its very existence) and which also flirts with antisemitism? In the end it was an easy decision, but that makes it none the less painful.

Owen Smith: Jeremy Corbyn Supporters Causing Anti-semites to "Flood Into Labour"

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Politics

Owen Smith has said supporters of Jeremy Corbyn were “encouraging” antisemitic groups to “flood into Labour”. Speaking on BBC’s Question Tim...

Top Corbyn Ally Had A Blistering Response To Labour Donor's 'Nazi' Comparison

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

Labour’s battle against claims of a problem with antisemitism were aggrovated again today, when a senior ally of Jeremy Corbyn criticised comments b...

Ten Most Controversial Acts at Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Jay Islaam | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jay Islaam

Comedy on TV and in the clubs is safe and inoffensive. Comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe is no different, because most of the shows don't exist for your ...

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 30.11.2016 | 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 06.10.2016 | 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 27.08.2016 | 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.