From Campaign Against Antisemitism <[email protected]>
Subject Weekly update from Campaign Against Antisemitism
Date September 19, 2021 4:03 PM
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This week’s updates from Campaign Against Antisemitism

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** CAA launches new antisemitism teachers’ guide for non-denominational schools, in addition to existing guides endorsed by BBC Teach
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Friday, 17th September, 17:59

Campaign Against Antisemitism has published a new teachers’ guide on antisemitism for non-denominational schools, to complement our existing guides designed for Church of England and Catholic Schools which have been endorsed by BBC Teach. The new guide, Love Your Neighbour, is, like the other two guides, intended for use with an accompanying student-friendly PowerPoint presentation, which is also available on our website and through […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Green Party leadership candidates elaborate on their views on tackling antisemitism in the Party
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Friday, 17th September, 17:55

The candidates for the leadership of the Green Party have elaborated on their views on tackling antisemitism in the Party. Jewish Greens, a Jewish faction within the Green Party of England and Wales, provided each of the five candidate teams (three pairs and two individuals) with a questionnaire to survey their views. Candidates were asked whether they agree to the following pledges, and […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Jeremy Corbyn’s controversial liaison to Jewish community under investigation by Labour over alleged antisemitism denial, while JVL plans fringe event after spate of expulsion threats
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Friday, 17th September, 11:19

Jeremy Corbyn’s controversial liaison to the Jewish community is under investigation by the Labour Party in connection with alleged antisemitism-denial. Heather Mendick’s appointment to the role by Mr Corbyn in 2019 was criticised by Jewish groups due to her views, which included that antisemitism claims had been “weaponised” and opposition to Labour’s adoption of the International Definition of Antisemitism. She also […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** More auction houses continue to sell Nazi daggers, coins, medals, and clothing
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Friday, 17th September, 09:46

For the second time in two weeks, Campaign Against Antisemitism will be writing to an auction house over the selling of Nazi memorabilia. Earlier this month, Campaign Against Antisemitism wrote to Tennants auctioneers expressing dismay and outrage at the sale, which they have readily agreed not to replicate in future. However, Easy Live Auction continues to sell […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Trial date given for man accused of creating antisemitic and racist podcasts
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Friday, 17th September, 08:56

A trial date has been given for a man accused of creating the website “Radio Aryan” in order to upload antisemitic and racist podcasts. James Allchurch, 49 from Pembrokeshire, appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court last month where he denied all fifteen counts of distributing a sound recording stirring up racial hatred. Mr Allchurch reportedly wore a […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Labour councillor reported to the Party after joining antisemitic “from the river to the sea” chant at Liverpool rally populated by controversial figures
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Wednesday, 15th September, 13:56

A Labour Party councillor has been reported to the Party after video footage emerged that seemingly showed him partaking in the antisemitic “from the river to the sea” chant at an anti-arms rally in Liverpool. Sam Gorst, Labour councillor for Liverpool’s Cressington ward, is believed to have been one of the protesters leading the crowd […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Chelsea assists in getting man charged for antisemitic tweets
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Wednesday, 15th September, 13:18

A man has been charged after a series of antisemitic, hateful, and racist tweets were identified by Chelsea Football Club. After an investigation by the Metropolitan Police, Nathan Blagg, 21, of Retford in Nottinghamshire has been charged with seven counts of sending by public communication network an offensive/indecent/obscene/menacing message/matter which violate the Malicious Communications Act. […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Salma Yaqoob, Lowkey and staffers at CAGE and MEND claim Bristol’s David Miller is being censored from criticising Israel
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Wednesday, 15th September, 12:07

700 Muslims from around the world, led by the divisive British politician Salma Yaqoob, rapper Lowkey and leaders of the controversial CAGE activist group, have signed an open letter claiming that Prof. David Miller is being censored from criticising Israel. The letter states that “as British Muslims” the supposed “orchestrated pile-on by pro-Israel groups, politicians […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** “Hitler, Kill you Jews, F**k Jews”: Man arrested in connection with alleged hate crime and possession of cocaine in East London
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Tuesday, 14th September, 15:16

It was reported that a man who is alleged to have verbally abused Jewish people attending a synagogue was arrested for a hate crime and possession of cocaine in East London. The suspect is alleged to have subjected members of the Jewish community to a “torrent of racist abuse” which included “Kill you Jews, F**k […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Concerns over Holocaust ignorance amongst teachers, leading to “real-life consequences”
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Tuesday, 14th September, 14:44

Concerns have been raised over ignorance surrounding the Holocaust amongst teachers in England, including those charged with educating schoolchildren on the subject. Although researchers from University College London’s (UCL) Centre for Holocaust Education said that there have been improvements since a similar study was conducted in 2009, nevertheless there remain significant causes of concern. The research found that […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Tennants auctioneers pledges not to sell Nazi items in future after contact from CAA
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Tuesday, 14th September, 12:52

Tennants has assured Campaign Against Antisemitism that they will not put Nazi items up for auction again in future, after we contacted the auction house in connection with an auction of Third Reich items last week. In a message, Tennants auctioneers replied to us to say that “As a family business, our deep-rooted friendships with […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Man convicted of repeatedly punching pregnant Jewish woman is sectioned
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Monday, 13th September, 17:52

A man convicted of repeatedly punching a pregnant Jewish woman has been sectioned. Keith Gowers, 59, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Friday where he admitted one count of assault by beating. On 18th March, Mr Gowers followed Beilla Reis down Manor Road in Stamford Hill at approximately 18:30 before placing a black pillowcase over her […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Former Chairman of parish council under investigation over alleged antisemitic and discriminatory remarks
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Monday, 13th September, 14:59

A former Chairman of a parish council has come under investigation over alleged antisemitic and discriminatory remarks. Dr Chris Clews is accused of having made antisemitic, racist, homophobic, and sexist remarks in emails to former council colleague Philip Bond. It was also alleged that he insulted parishioners and held views that amounted to Holocaust denial, […] Continue reading ([link removed])




** Nicola Sturgeon under growing pressure over SNP deal with Scottish Greens, who oppose International Definition of Antisemitism, after CAA revelations
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Monday, 13th September, 14:58

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is under growing pressure over the SNP’s deal with the Scottish Greens due to the Party’s opposition to the International Definition of Antisemitism and other controversial policies revealed by Campaign Against Antisemitism and others. In 2015, the Scottish Greens adopted a motion, which has never been rescinded, condemning “Israel’s claim to be ‘the Jewish State’” and “Zionism […] Continue reading ([link removed])


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