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Subject Weekly update from Campaign Against Antisemitism
Date May 16, 2021 5:09 PM
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This week’s updates from Campaign Against Antisemitism

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** CAA calls for immediate police crackdown as convoy drives through Jewish neighbourhoods shouting “F*** the Jews…rape their daughters”, ending with rally at Downing Street featuring antisemitic signs and Hamas-style headbands
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Sunday, 16th May, 17:24

Campaign Against Antisemitism is calling for an immediate police crackdown on a convoy that drove through Jewish neighbourhoods in North London this afternoon shouting antisemitic chants through a sound system, concluding with a rally at Downing Street. The convoy of some 200 cars displaying Palestinian Authority flags is understood to have driven from Bradford, Sheffield […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** CAA publishes resource for pupils and parents as reports grow of harrowing antisemitism in schools in wake of conflict between Israel and Hamas terrorists
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Sunday, 16th May, 10:19

We are hearing disturbing accounts of Jewish schoolchildren being pressured by their peers to “pick a side” in the conflict between Israel and the antisemitic genocidal terrorist group, Hamas. We have published a short resource on “What to do about antisemitism at school” for children and parents, which helps identify antisemitism using the International Definition of Antisemitism and provides […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** CAA lawyers reviewing evidence as far-right, Islamists and far-left unite to march through London with protesters chanting battle cry: “Jews…the army of Muhammad is returning” and flaunting terrorist emblems
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Saturday, 15th May, 23:26

Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Demonstration and Event Monitoring Unit has documented far-right, Islamist and far-left extremists uniting to march through London today. Antisemitic placards, terrorist emblems and genocidal anti-Jewish battle cries went completely unchallenged by the crowd, whose leaders claimed to be avowed anti-racists. One group of protesters wearing t-shirts showing Saddam Hussein chanted: “Khaybar Khaybar, […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** BBC’s Jeremy Bowen must be dismissed over tweet instructing “every Jew” to read article claiming “Racism, hate and violence are Jewish values too”
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Saturday, 15th May, 21:49

Campaign Against Antisemitism is calling for the BBC to dismiss its Middle East Editor, Jeremy Bowen, over a tweet on his official BBC Twitter account, posted today, instructing “every Jew” to read an “exploration of Judaism” that claimed that “Racism, hate and violence are Jewish values too”. The linked article, published in the Ha’aretz newspaper, […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Conservative councillor previously suspended over Facebook posts diminishing impact of Holocaust withdraws as party leader in Aberdeen after complaints
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Friday, 14th May, 14:25

Ryan Houghton, a Conservative councillor who was previously suspended over antisemitic Facebook posts which diminished the Holocaust, has withdrawn from his role as the next Leader of the Aberdeen Conservatives after complaints. This comes less than one week after Mr Houghton agreed to take up the position. In a post on a martial arts forum […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Norfolk Messianic institution vandalised with antisemitic graffiti including swastika and racial slur
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Friday, 14th May, 14:22

A Messianic institution in Norfolk has been vandalised with antisemitic graffiti where a swastika was spray painted below the words “Free Palestine” and the antisemitic slur ‘kike’. Binyamin Sheldrake, the spiritual leader of the Adat Yeshua Messianic Synagogue, said: “It’s horrible, it’s just people feeling they have permission to be antisemitic at the moment. They […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Success for CAA as General Pharmaceutical Council accepts that Al Quds Day leader Nazim Ali’s comments were antisemitic and confirms it will not contest appeal
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Thursday, 13th May, 16:54

In a success for Campaign Against Antisemitism, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has accepted that comments made by Nazim Ali, a pharmacist and leader of the annual Al Quds Day rally, were antisemitic. The GPhC has also confirmed that it will not contest an appeal brought at Campaign Against Antisemitism’s behest by the Professional Standards Authority […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Stamford Hill rocked by antisemitic hate crimes over the weekend, including knife threats and intimidating indoor graffiti
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Thursday, 13th May, 16:48

The Jewish neighbourhood of Stamford Hill has been rocked by numerous antisemitic hate crimes over the past several days. On Friday 7th May, a man dressed in camouflage issued Nazi salutes to Jewish passers-by at Manor House Station (CAD 7253 09/05/21). On Saturday morning at 01:45, two Jewish men walking on Cazenove Road were approached by a man threatening […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Court hears student ran neo-Nazi website that called for the “eradication of Jewish people” after he is charged with encouraging terrorism and stirring up racial hatred
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Thursday, 13th May, 14:34

Andrew Dymock, a politics graduate from Aberystwyth University, has been accused of creating and running the website of the neo-Nazi System Resistance Network (SRN) group. During the trial at the Old Bailey, the court heard that Mr Dymock wrote and shared several antisemitic and hate-motivated articles through the website. He is being prosecuted for fifteen […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Ruth George in, David Ward and Leanne Wood out: mixed results for controversial candidates in local elections, but questions remain for all parties who allowed them to stand in the first place
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Thursday, 13th May, 12:56

There have been mixed results for candidates with controversial histories relating to the Jewish community and antisemitism in last week’s local elections. The candidates hail from all political parties and ran in races across the UK. ENGLAND In England, the Conservatives’ Darran Davies, who used an antisemitic “Jew Boy” slur online before apologising with a slap on the […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** CAA mobilises volunteers as Jewish children told “#HitlerWasRight”, media blames “Jewish lobbies” and protestors target Jewish institutions
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Wednesday, 12th May, 18:10

Campaign Against Antisemitism is mobilising volunteers following a significant increase in reports by members of the Jewish community of antisemitism on our streets, on social media and in traditional media in the wake of fighting between terrorist organisations and Israel. We have been contacted by a growing number of British Jews reporting antisemitic harassment on […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Protesters compare Israel to Nazis in breach of International Definition of Antisemitism at rally outside Downing Street
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Wednesday, 12th May, 15:15

A rally was held outside Downing Street yesterday that protested the ongoing events in the Middle East and featured several antisemitic themes. Around 1,500 people attended Tuesday’s “Emergency Rally for Palestine – Save Sheikh Jarrah.” Volunteers from our Demonstration and Event Monitoring Unit gathered material which we are now reviewing for possible legal action. We photographed several […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** St Anne’s College, Oxford deletes without apology its JCR statement offering support to Muslim members but not to Jews
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Wednesday, 12th May, 12:42

St Anne’s College at the University of Oxford has removed a statement issued by the President of the College’s JCR and its MCR BAME representatives offering “support to the Muslim and Palestinian members of our community” but not to its Jewish members. The statement related to ongoing violence in Jerusalem and said: “We want to […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Queen’s Speech introduces legislation banning Britain’s public bodies from joining in with BDS campaign because it “may legitimise antisemitism”
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Tuesday, 11th May, 17:25

It was announced today in the Queen’s Speech, in which Her Majesty announces the Government’s legislative agenda, that a new law will be passed banning public bodies from joining in with the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, on the grounds that it “may legitimise antisemitism”. According to the Government’s official documentation, the purpose of […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Van Morrison faces fresh controversy after releasing new song entitled “They Own the Media”
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Tuesday, 11th May, 11:45

Singer Van Morrison has faced fresh allegations of antisemitism after releasing a new song entitled “They Own the Media.” The song alludes to a powerful elite who control the media and have influence over societal behaviours and beliefs. Some of the lyrics read: “They tell us that ignorance is blissI guess by those that control […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Tory councillor previously suspended over antisemitic Facebook posts diminishing impact of Holocaust is now party leader in Aberdeen
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Tuesday, 11th May, 10:58

Ryan Houghton, a Tory councillor who was previously suspended over antisemitic Facebook posts which diminished the Holocaust, has now been made the Leader of the Aberdeen Conservatives. In a post on a martial arts forum eight years ago, Mr Houghton wrote under the username, Razgriz, that there was “no credible evidence to suggest the Holocaust […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Police intervene after anti-vaccination candidate in Glasgow wears yellow star and performs Nazi salute in pathetic attempt at “satire”
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Monday, 10th May, 16:57

Derek Jackson, an anti-vaccination local election candidate for the Liberal Party (no connection to the Liberal Democrats), arrived at the Emirates Arena during the election count wearing sunglasses, a black suit, and a yellow star whilst performing a Nazi salute. Mr Jackson, who was running for Glasgow’s Southside seat, was accompanied by several Liberal Party […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Conservative candidate who used “Jew Boy” slur on Facebook wins seat in Hillingdon Council election
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Monday, 10th May, 14:34

Darran Davies, the Conservative candidate who used an antisemitic slur on Facebook has won a seat in the Hillingdon Council election. Mr Davies won with 2,098 votes while Labour candidate Steve Garelick finished a close second with 1,799. Mr Davies, who expressed “deep regret” for his actions, shared an image of a man on Facebook […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** CAA calls on British Government to follow United States in boycotting controversial “Durban IV” event to mark anniversary of notorious 2001 conference
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Monday, 10th May, 13:04

Campaign Against Antisemitism has called on the British Government to boycott this year’s “Durban IV” event, following a similar decision by the United States, Australia and Canada. The Durban conferences, while presented under the guise of combatting racism, have previously provided a stage for antisemitic hate speech and actions. At the original 2001 conference in […] Continue reading ([link removed])


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