From Campaign Against Antisemitism <[email protected]>
Subject Weekly update from Campaign Against Antisemitism
Date August 29, 2021 4:03 PM
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This week’s updates from Campaign Against Antisemitism

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** Green Party leadership hustings reveals differences between candidates on antisemitism
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Thursday, 26th August, 18:41

The Green Party held a hustings for leadership candidates earlier this week, which revealed differences of opinion on whether and how the Party should tackle antisemitism within its ranks. As Campaign Against Antisemitism has recently reported, antisemitism is a very real and serious issue in the Green Party, which has consistently failed thus far to address it. The hustings on […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** JVL’s Leah Levane and Jackie Walker’s partner Graham Bash threatened with automatic expulsion from Labour Party
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Thursday, 26th August, 15:58

Leah Levane and Graham Bash have both reportedly received Notices of Possible Auto-exclusion from the Labour Party. Ms Levane is a co-Chair of Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL), an antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation. She is also a councillor at Hastings Borough Council, where she was reportedly the only councillor present at a vote to adopt […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Twitter makes it more difficult for its antisemitism partners like CAA to report racist tweets
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Wednesday, 25th August, 17:04

Twitter has made it more difficult for its partners, including Campaign Against Antisemitism, to report racist hate on its platform. Last summer, Twitter invited Campaign Against Antisemitism to become a ‘Twitter partner’, allowing us to report problematic material directly through the company’s ‘partner portal’ to Twitter personnel (rather than machines) for review. Following our experience […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Prominent Grenfell Tower volunteer aid worker appears in court charged with publishing written material in order to stir up racial hatred, following report by CAA
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Wednesday, 25th August, 12:01

A Grenfell Tower volunteer coordinator has today appeared in court charged with two counts of publishing written material in order to stir up racial hatred, which was reported to police by Campaign Against Antisemitism. Tahra Ahmed, who was running a volunteer network to assist victims of the fire, is alleged to have made inflammatory comments about supposed […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Video footage shows yet another assault on religious Jew in North London from suspect believed to be involved in previous attacks
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Wednesday, 25th August, 11:56

Video footage released yesterday shows yet another attack on a religious Jew in North London. The suspect can be seen walking towards an Orthodox Jewish man and then striking him in the face with what appears to be a bottle. The incident took place at 18:40 last Wednesday and was reported yesterday by Stamford Hill […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Man jailed for nine months after daubing swastika and racist slogans on side of hairdressers in Wales
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Monday, 23rd August, 15:57

It was reported on Thursday that a man in Wales has been jailed for nine months after daubing swastikas and racist slogans on the side of a hairdressers. David Elwyn Richards, 52, admitted to shouting abuse and racially harassing Reece Nash in Johnstown, Wrexham on 14th December. Mr Richards also admitted to racially aggravated damage […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Chief Executive of MEND warns that anyone who says his comparison of Israel to “Hitler” in 2014 Facebook post was intentionally antisemitic will be “challenged”
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Monday, 23rd August, 15:17

It has been reported that the Chief Executive of the controversial organisation Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) compared Israel to Hitler in a Facebook post. MEND claims to seek to “encourage British Muslims within local communities to be more actively involved in British media and politics.” In a 2014 Facebook post, Azhar Qayum, MEND’s Chief […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Police investigate after video released showing spate of physical attacks by one assailant against religious Jews, including a child
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Monday, 23rd August, 15:05

Police are investigating after a spate of physical attacks against religious Jews in North London, all apparently at the hands of one assailant. At least two of the attacks against religious Jews in the heavily Jewish neighbourhood of Stamford Hill have been caught on video. One incident took place at 19:10 on 18th August on Holmdale Terrace, where […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is “committed to tackling” antisemitism
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Monday, 23rd August, 14:05

Scottish First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) Leader Nicola Sturgeon has reportedly said that she is “committed to tackling” antisemitism. It was reported last week that Ms Sturgeon met with The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities and Glasgow Jewish Representative Council to discuss the rise in antisemitism, where it was said that she “understood the […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Jewish graves in Blackpool toppled, smashed, and filled with litter
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Monday, 23rd August, 13:15

It was reported yesterday that multiple Jewish graves have been toppled over in Layton, Blackpool. Photographs posted on Twitter showed the graves lying on their sides and smashed. The graves are believed to belong in the Jewish section of Layton cemetery. The Twitter user wrote that one of the graves was “destroyed and filled with […] Continue reading ([link removed])


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