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Subject Weekly update from Campaign Against Antisemitism
Date June 13, 2021 4:02 PM
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** Jeremy Corbyn addresses another antisemitism-infested rally, organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, as second ‘Free Palestine’ convoy passes without incident thanks to heavy policing
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Sunday, 13th June, 10:51

Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn addressed another antisemitism-infested demonstration in central London. An evidence gathering team from Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Demonstration and Event Monitoring Unit was present at the rally in Whitehall and observed countless antisemitic placards, especially ones equating Israel with Nazism, in breach of the International Definition of Antisemitism. Pamphlets were also distributed at the demonstration explaining, in […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Neo-Nazi Andrew Dymock found guilty on twelve terrorism charges
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Friday, 11th June, 16:18

Andrew Dymock, a 24-year-old politics graduate from Aberystwyth University who was accused of creating and running the website of the neo-Nazi System Resistance Network group, has been found guilty on twelve terrorism charges. 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 was being […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** CAA deeply concerned after Met Police confirm that second ‘Free Palestine’ convoy can go ahead this weekend despite horrendous antisemitism of last convoy
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Friday, 11th June, 15:50

The Metropolitan Police Service has confirmed to Campaign Against Antisemitism that, notwithstanding our representations, another ‘Free Palestine’ convoy will be permitted to drive across the country and through the capital tomorrow. Campaign Against Antisemitism took legal advice which we provided to the police and Home Office setting out the legal basis for prohibiting the returning convoy […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** YouTube allows creators of virulently antisemitic videos that refer to the “Jewish lobby” and describe Hitler as “an angel” to remain on its platform
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Friday, 11th June, 13:59

YouTube has allowed the creators of virulently antisemitic videos that refer to the “Jewish lobby” and describe Hitler as “an angel” to remain on its platform. The JC reported on the antisemitic videos last week, hosted by Urdu-speaking YouTubers, and the hosts have now hit back at the newspaper for shining a light on their […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** CAA reiterates call to expel Jeremy Corbyn after he again plays down antisemitism in the Labour Party and remains unrepentant
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Friday, 11th June, 12:19

Jeremy Corbyn has again played down antisemitism during his tenure as Leader of the Labour Party. In an interview at the Cambridge Union, when asked about Luciana Berger being “hounded out” of the Labour Party due to antisemitism, he insisted that “Luciana was not hounded out of the Party; she unfortunately decided to resign from the Party”. Ms Berger […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** London Assembly unanimously passes motion calling on Mayor Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police to commission strategy for tackling antisemitism in London
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Friday, 11th June, 11:25

The London Assembly has unanimously passed a motion calling on the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and the Metropolitan Police to commission and publish a strategy for tackling antisemitism in London. The motion comes following numerous antisemitic incidents in the capital, including the beating of patrons of a kosher restaurant and an assault on a rabbi, harassment of Jews on the street, the hacking of the […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Controversial Warwick lecturer Dr Goldie Osuri reportedly claims International Definition of Antisemitism is “part of a broader gamut of Tory moves to legitimate racist speech”
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Thursday, 10th June, 16:25

A controversial Warwick lecturer has reportedly claimed that the International Definition of Antisemitism is part of a Conservative plot to “legitimate racist speech and de-legitimate anti-racist and anti-colonial research, teaching and activism”. Goldie Osuri, a sociology lecturer at the University of Warwick, made the comments at an event in April organised by the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) called ‘Resisting […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** CAA submits complaint to Sky News over Mark Stone’s tweet giving credence to excuses for antisemitism
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Wednesday, 9th June, 17:27

Campaign Against Antisemitism has written to Sky News over a tweet posted by its Middle East Correspondent, Mark Stone. In response to a tweet stating that “unbalanced reporting” in the media “is resulting in such Jew hatred in the UK. My children have to hide who they are”, Mr Stone yesterday tweeted: “I am so sorry your […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Jewish passers-by report that police stood by as demonstrator outside Israeli ambassador’s residence shouts “F””” the Jews”
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Wednesday, 9th June, 16:41

Jewish passers-by have reported to Campaign Against Antisemitism that police stood by as a demonstrator shouted “F””” the Jews” outside the residence of the Israeli ambassador in London. The witnesses did not see the demonstrator but described the voice as being that of a woman. The incident took place at around 19:10 at a protest […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Police call for witnesses after Carlisle Castle daubed with antisemitic graffiti
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Wednesday, 9th June, 16:16

Carlisle Castle has been daubed with antisemitic graffiti. Cumbria Police are reportedly investigating the vandalism at the 900-year-old landmark near the border between England and Scotland as racially aggravated criminal damage. The graffiti was discovered on 2nd June and the police are currently appealing for witnesses. A police spokesman said: “Hate related incidents can have a serious […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Ofsted warns schools over antisemitism days after Education Secretary writes to headteachers as reports grow of anti-Jewish victimisation in the sector
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Wednesday, 9th June, 16:13

Schools have been warned by their regulator, Ofsted, that they risk failing inspections if they do not act over antisemitism. Following a meeting with representatives from the Jewish education sector and reports of anti-Jewish bullying at schools – including one teacher whose pupils competed to stick ‘Free Palestine’ stickers in their hair – Ofsted said that there was no place for […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** GMB union elects new boss with history of speaking out against antisemitism
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Wednesday, 9th June, 15:32

A new GMB union General Secretary, with a history of speaking out against antisemtism, was elected last Thursday. Gary Smith has previously said: “No political party has clean hands on the issue of antisemitism but nobody should need any reminders that antisemitism is on the rise and we in GMB are clear that it is […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Labour General Secretary’s invitation to Party members to attend antisemitism training met with revolt, racist tropes and calls for boycott
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Wednesday, 9th June, 15:05

Labour’s General Secretary’s invitation to Party members to antisemitism training in line with the Action Plan agreed with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been met with a revolt and antisemitic conspiracy theories. David Evans, who has undertaken antisemitism training himself, wrote: “When I first became General Secretary of the Labour Party, I […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** CAA asks police to use Public Order Act powers to address threatened repeat of “Free Palestine” convoy after previous convoy involved in “Rape their daughters” incitement and car ramming
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Tuesday, 8th June, 20:42

Campaign Against Antisemitism is asking the Metropolitan Police Service to use its powers under the Public Order Act 1986 to address the threat of the returning “Free Palestine” convoy, after the previous convoy drove through a Jewish neighbourhood shouting “F*** the Jews…rape their daughters” through megaphones. Four men were arrested and bailed over that incident […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Cardiff University refuses to adopt International Definition of Antisemitism in order to avoid “potentially divisive situation”
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Tuesday, 8th June, 17:28

Cardiff University has refused to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism in order to avoid a “potentially divisive situation.” Campaign Against Antisemitism has seen a response by the University to a letter that was sent from the Cardiff University Conservative Association requesting that the University adopts the Definition, in which the University Council refused, stating […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** After CAA investigation Graham Hart pleads guilty to eight charges of producing a programme with intent or likely to stir up racial hatred
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Monday, 7th June, 17:49

A Cornish man has pleaded guilty to eight charges under the Public Order Act 1986 after investigations by Campaign Against Antisemitism prompted action by Devon and Cornwall Police. Graham Hart, 69, of Penponds, Camborne, was charged earlier this year with five counts of using offending words or behaviour in a programme involving threatening, abusive or insulting visual […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Writer for HuffPost and Al Jazeera defends harassment of Jewish people, tweeting that British Jews are “either dual-nationals of Israel, serve in the army and/or have homes and lands there”
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Monday, 7th June, 17:03

A writer for HuffPost and Al Jazeera has defended the harassment of Jewish people, tweeting that British Jews are “either dual-nationals of Israel, serve in the army and/or have homes and lands there.” Dilly Hussain’s Twitter thread sought to justify the three anti-Israel YouTubers who filmed themselves harassing members of the Jewish community in Golders […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Bingham Town councillor apologises for shouting “Heil Hitler” during council meeting
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Monday, 7th June, 15:07

A councillor for Bingham Town Council has apologised for shouting out “Heil Hitler” during a council meeting on 25th May. Councillor Viv Leach shouted the remark after the councillors voted on a motion, seemingly comparing their raised arms to Nazi salutes. A Bingham Town Council spokesperson said: “During the Town Council’s meeting on Tuesday May […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Switzerland adopts International Definition of Antisemitism
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Monday, 7th June, 12:45

Switzerland has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism. At a meeting on 4th June, the Federal Council, which is the seven-member executive council that constitutes the federal government of the Swiss confederation, adopted a report incorporating the Definition to assist the Government in identifying antisemitic incidents. The report also makes recommendations for developing further measures to combat antisemitism […] Continue reading ([link removed])


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