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Date December 6, 2020 5:02 PM
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** Roald Dahl Story Company finally issues discreet apology for author’s antisemitism as his estate signs lucrative Hollywood deals
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Sunday, 6th December, 13:57

The Roald Dahl Story Company has finally issued an apology for the author’s antisemitism as his estate has signed lucrative deals to adapt his work for the screen. The famous children’s author is also well-known for inflammatory comments about Jews, such as: “There is a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity… even a stinker […] Continue reading ([link removed][UNIQID])




** In “scandalous” decision, Sheffield United is sole Premier League football club not to adopt International Definition of Antisemitism
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Friday, 4th December, 12:03

Sheffield United is the only football club of the Premier League’s twenty member clubs to refuse to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism. The Premier League and the other nineteen clubs adopted the Definition yesterday, but The Blades have declined to do so. It is hoped that this adoption will enable the Premier League to identify and discipline anti-Jewish racism […] Continue reading ([link removed][UNIQID])




** Premier League adopts International Definition of Antisemitism
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Thursday, 3rd December, 16:59

The Premier League has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism. It is hoped that this adoption will enable the Premier League to identify and discipline anti-Jewish racism among players and employees, and will send a signal to fans that antisemitism has no place in football. Bill Bush, executive director of the Premier League, said: “The Premier League is […] Continue reading ([link removed][UNIQID])




** Counter-terror police investigating stabbing of two women in Burnley M&S after antisemitic rhetoric reportedly shouted at the scene
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Thursday, 3rd December, 16:43

Two women were stabbed inside a Marks & Spencer department store in Burnley today amid claims that antisemitic rhetoric was shouted at the scene. It is understood that a 57-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Although the incident is not currently being classed as a terrorist incident, counter-terrorism officials are involved in the […] Continue reading ([link removed][UNIQID])




** JVL’s Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi reportedly suspended from Labour after rebellious meeting of her local Chingford and Woodford Green Labour Party
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Thursday, 3rd December, 11:24

It is being reported that Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi has been suspended from Labour pending an investigation after a rebellious meeting of her local Chingford and Woodford Green Labour Party. Ms Wimborne-Idrissi is the Media Officer of Jewish Voice for Labour, an antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation, as well as the Vice-Chair of Chingford and Woodford Green Labour Party. The recent meeting reportedly featured speeches from both […] Continue reading ([link removed][UNIQID])




** The SNP has selected an MP previously suspended for antisemitism to sit on its conduct committee: it’s a wrong move
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Wednesday, 2nd December, 17:10

An SNP MP previously suspended for antisemitism and subsequently readmitted was yesterday selected at the Party’s conference to sit on its internal conduct committee. Neale Hanvey was the SNP’s Parliamentary candidate for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath in the 2019 General Election, but during the campaign it emerged that he had posted antisemitic comments on social media in 2016, in one case comparing Israeli […] Continue reading ([link removed][UNIQID])




** University of Birmingham adopts International Definition of Antisemitism
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Wednesday, 2nd December, 16:48

The University of Birmingham has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism. The adoption comes after a call from the Education Secretary for universities to adopt the Definition. Recently, Lancaster, Cambridge, Manchester Metropolitan and Buckingham New Universities have adopted the Definition. Campaign Against Antisemitism has consistently backed efforts by the Government to encourage widespread adoption of the Definition by local authorities, universities and public bodies. The UK was […] Continue reading ([link removed][UNIQID])




** University and College Union’s “reputation in the Jewish community is in the gutter” after its KCL branch passes motion calling on University to revoke adoption of International Definition of Antisemitism
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Tuesday, 1st December, 17:26

King’s College London’s (KCL) branch of the University and College Union (UCU) has passed a motion calling on the University to revoke its adoption of the International Definition of Antisemitism two years ago. The motion noted the call by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson on universities to adopt the Definition and said that the branch was “gravely concerned” that KCL allegedly […] Continue reading ([link removed][UNIQID])




** Senior United Nations official asks whether Labour politician pledging to Jewish audience that she will fight antisemitism has also ‘offered solidarity to Palestinians’
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Tuesday, 1st December, 17:09

A senior official at the United Nations has tweeted to ask whether a Labour Party politician pledging to a Jewish audience that she will fight antisemitism has also ‘offered solidarity to Palestinians’. Mark Seddon is media advisor to the President of the General Assembly and has previously worked as a speechwriter for a former UN Secretary-General, as […] Continue reading ([link removed][UNIQID])




** Lancaster University Students’ Union BME officer told to “stop being a Zionist shill” and a “gay n*****r” in appalling responses to feedback form
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Tuesday, 1st December, 15:42

Lancaster University’s Students’ Union’s Black and Minority Ethnic Officer was told to “stop being a Zionist shill” and ““stop being a gay n*****r” in a feedback form. Last Wednesday, Max Kafula contacted students inviting them to provide feedback on his work in his capacity as an officer in the Students’ Union, but he was forced to shut down […] Continue reading ([link removed][UNIQID])




** CAA says CPS “ignoring Jewish victims” after it closes most police investigations into Labour antisemitism
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Tuesday, 1st December, 15:36

Campaign Against Antisemitism has said that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is “ignoring Jewish victims” after it closed most police investigations into Labour antisemitism. The Metropolitan Police has reportedly dropped fifteen of the 23 criminal investigations in relation to Labour antisemitism without charges. It is understood that the decisions in most of the cases were taken after […] Continue reading ([link removed][UNIQID])


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