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Record number of #Anti-Semitic incidents logged in UK, again

Record number of #Anti-Semitic incidents logged in UK, again

| February 6, 2020

The number of anti-Semitic incidents logged in Britain last year hit record levels yet again amid accusations the opposition Labour Party had failed to tackle the issue within its ranks, a Jewish advisory body said on Thursday (6 February), writes Michael Holden. The Community Security Trust (CST), which advises Britain’s estimated 280,000 Jews on security […]

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We need more than ‘never again’ to safeguard Jews in Europe say parliamentarians at #Auschwitz

We need more than ‘never again’ to safeguard Jews in Europe say parliamentarians at #Auschwitz

| January 27, 2020

100 parliamentarians from across Europe – including ministers – who gathered in Auschwitz were urged to concretely tighten and toughen anti-semitism laws in their countries through direct legislation drafted by the Brussels based European Jewish Association (EJA) and the European Action and Protection League (APL). The two-day delegation – organized by the EJA and the […]

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With anti-Semitism on the rise, #Auschwitz liberation commemorated

With anti-Semitism on the rise, #Auschwitz liberation commemorated

| January 27, 2020

World leaders joined ageing Holocaust survivors in Poland today (27 January) to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, amid concerns over a global resurgence of anti-Semitism, write Justyna Pawlak and Joanna Plucinska. More than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews, perished in the camp’s gas chambers […]

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Britain’s Prince Charles to mark #Auschwitz liberation in Jerusalem

Britain’s Prince Charles to mark #Auschwitz liberation in Jerusalem

| January 8, 2020

Prince Charles will commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz 75 years ago when he visits Jerusalem later this month, his office said on Monday (6 January), writes Michael Holden. He will be the most senior British royal to pay an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Charles will attend the World Holocaust Forum at […]

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Britain’s Prince Charles to visit #Israel and #PalestinianTerritories

Britain’s Prince Charles to visit #Israel and #PalestinianTerritories

| January 7, 2020

Britain’s Prince Charles (pictured) will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz becoming the most senior British royal to visit Israel and the Palestinian Territories later this month, writes Michael Holden. Charles will attend the World Holocaust Forum on 23 January in Jerusalem, his office said on Monday (6 January), to honor the […]

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‘Anti-semitic’ Belgian carnival pulls itself from #UNESCO ahead of committee meeting

‘Anti-semitic’ Belgian carnival pulls itself from #UNESCO ahead of committee meeting

| December 2, 2019

At its annual parade in March, the carnival of Aalst, a city located 20 km west of Brussels, displayed giant puppets depicting Orthodox Jews with hooked noses standing on chests of money surrounded by rats, writes  Yossi Lempkowicz. Now, Aalst has decided to pull its annual carnival from the UNESCO ahead of a meeting later […]

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‘Poison’ of #AntiSemitism has taken root in UK’s Labour – Chief Rabbi

‘Poison’ of #AntiSemitism has taken root in UK’s Labour – Chief Rabbi

| November 26, 2019

The poison of anti-Semitism “sanctioned from the top” has taken root in Britain’s opposition Labour Party, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis (pictured, right) said in an article published on Monday (25 November), warning the “soul of our nation is at stake” in next month’s election, writes Kylie MacLellan. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran campaigner for […]

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