Jewish dismay increases after the Peterborough by-election

Jun 7, 2019 by

by Melanie Phillips: The Brexit Party narrowly lost yesterday’s Peterborough by-election by 683 votes. […]  In Peterborough, Labour threw absolutely everything at keeping the seat. The fledgling Brexit Party couldn’t begin to match Labour’s organisation on the ground. Which is probably why it didn’t win. But its failure to break through and thus shatter the credibility problem once and for all is a definite setback. Of scarcely less concern, however, is the Labour candidate Peterborough...

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Germany must confront Muslim anti-Semitism

May 29, 2019 by

by Frank Furedi, spiked: Jews are being told not to wear their skullcaps in public – that is dreadful advice. Despite all the rhetoric about ‘Never Again’, too many people in positions of authority are ready to ignore and even acquiesce to displays of anti-Semitism. This cowardly behaviour was strikingly illustrated recently by Felix Klein, the German government’s anti-Semitism commissioner. Last week, Klein told the media that due to a spike in anti-Semitic crimes, he ‘cannot advise Jews to...

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German Jews warned not to wear kippas after rise in anti-Semitism

May 27, 2019 by

from BBC News: The German government’s anti-Semitism commissioner has urged Jews to avoid wearing skullcaps in public. Felix Klein warned Jews against donning the kippa in parts of the country following a rise in anti-Semitism. He said his opinion on the matter had “changed compared with what it used to be”. Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin said the recommendation amounted to “an admittance that, again, Jews are not safe on German soil”. A sharp increase in...

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A glimmer of light in the anti-Semitic darkness

May 21, 2019 by

by Karen Harradine, The Conservative Woman: IN THE struggle against anti-Semitism, good news is as rare as sighting the Loch Ness monster. When it does happen it’s a cause for celebration and a deep sigh of relief, before carrying on fighting the good fight. On Friday the German Parliament passed a motion denouncing the Boycott Disinvest Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. BDS is built on the lie that Israel is an apartheid state. It advocates for the destruction of the world’s only...

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Guardian and Indy whitewash antisemitism at London anti-Israel rally

May 15, 2019 by

by Adam Levick, UK Media Watch: Articles at the Guardian (“London protest demands Israel end ‘unprecedented attacks’ on Palestine”, May 11) and Independent (“Thousands march in London to support Palestinians after Gaza rocket exchanges”, May 12) whitewashed multiple instances of antisemitism at an anti-Israel rally in London on Saturday. The demo, “National Demonstration for Palestine: Exist! Resist! Return!”, was organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition,...

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Anti-Semitic attacks spike, killing most Jews in decades

May 2, 2019 by

by Aron Heller, AP: Israeli researchers reported Wednesday that violent attacks against Jews spiked significantly last year, with the largest reported number of Jews killed in anti-Semitic acts in decades, leading to an “increasing sense of emergency” among Jewish communities worldwide. Capped by the deadly shooting that killed 11 worshippers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, assaults targeting Jews rose 13% in 2018, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. They recorded...

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