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Following contact from CAA, BBC Sounds agrees to add context to Lady Mosley interview containing Holocaust denial

BBC Sounds, an online streaming platform that contains live and archived radio broadcasts, has agreed to include additional background information about the content of an interview containing Holocaust denial, after contact from Campaign Against Antisemitism. The interview in question is between interviewee, Lady Diana Mosley, and interviewer, Sue Lawley, and was first broadcast in November 1989 as […]

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BBC Sounds reportedly features Lady Mosley interview containing Holocaust denial without context or content warning

BBC Sounds, an online streaming platform that contains live and archived radio broadcasts, reportedly features an interview containing Holocaust denial without providing context or a content warning. The conversation in question is between interviewee, Lady Diana Mosley, and interviewer, Sue Lawley, and was first broadcast in November 1989 as part of the BBC’s Desert Island […]

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CAA visits Broadcasting House to tell BBC to switch off the Jew-hate

On Wednesday night, Campaign Against Antisemitism visited Broadcasting House, the BBC’s headquarters in London, to tell the Corporation to “switch off the Jew-hate”. The video can be viewed below. We projected selected instances from just the past eighteen months of the BBC’s bias against Jews or antisemitism onto the broadcaster’s iconic building. The intervention comes […]

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“Justice denied” as BBC defends its abominable reportage of antisemitic Oxford Street incident, prompting Ofcom to announce its own investigation

The BBC’s Executive Complaints Unit (ECU) has responded to complaints by Campaign Against Antisemitism and other Jewish communal groups over its coverage of the antisemitic Oxford Street incident late last year. On the first night of the Jewish festival of Chanukah, Jewish teenagers who were celebrating on Oxford Street were attacked by a group of […]

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Prime Minister calls for “swift” action by BBC over its biased coverage of antisemitic Oxford Street incident

The Prime Minister has called for “swift” action by the BBC over its biased coverage of antisemitic Oxford Street incident. A spokesperson for the Prime Minister confirmed that Boris Johnson agrees with Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’ letter to BBC Director General Tim Davie urging the BBC urgently to get a grip on the issue. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, […]

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CAA to write to BBC after Rachel Burden insists on BBC 5 Live there is “absolutely no evidence” that Jeremy Corbyn is antisemitic

Campaign Against Antisemitism shall be writing to the BBC after a presenter claimed on BBC 5 Live Breakfast this morning that there is “absolutely no evidence” that Jeremy Corbyn is antisemitic. Rachel Burden said towards the end of the programme, referring to her interview earlier with the businessman John Caudwell, who described the former Labour Party leader as “a Marxist and […]

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Culture Secretary writes to BBC over Oxford Street fiasco while Corporation becomes embroiled in two further scandals relating to antisemitism

The Culture Secretary has written to the BBC’s Director General over the broadcaster’s coverage of the antisemitic Oxford Street incident, while the Corporation has become embroiled in two further scandals relating to antisemitism. Nadine Dorries wrote to Tim Davie explaining that the BBC’s outrageous coverage of the Oxford Street incident was “not only distressing for those involved but also […]

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Lord Grade tells Podcast Against Antisemitism BBC’s reportage of Oxford Street incident is “shoddy journalism”

Lord Grade, a former Chairman of the BBC, has described the BBC’s rapportage as “shoddy journalism” in today’s episode of Podcast Against Antisemitism. In the podcast, Lord Grade described the BBC’s coverage of the recent antisemitic Oxford Street incident, which has come under fire, as a “very poor piece of journalism”. In response to why he thought […]

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Tory MP compares NHS COVID Pass to Nazi Germany during BBC Radio 5 interview

Marcus Fysh, the Conservative Party MP for Yeovil, compared the NHS COVID Pass to Nazi Germany during a BBC Radio 5 interview earlier this week. During the interview, Mr Fysh told interviewer Rachel Burden that if people don’t feel safe and secure going to a pub or a restaurant without COVID restrictions, then they should […]

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BBC interviews YouTuber who filmed himself harassing Jewish community in Golders Green over “child-killing” for antisemitism documentary

In a recent documentary intended to shine a light on British antisemitism, the BBC chose to interview Mohammed Hijab, a YouTuber who proudly filmed himself harassing members of the Jewish community in Golders Green over “child-killing” for a YouTube video. The premise of the YouTube video in question, released in May, was initially outlined by […]

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CAA’s “BBC News: Stop Blaming Jews!” protest outside Broadcasting House, backed by Lord Grade and Dame Maureen Lipman, draws hundreds, irate at BBC’s coverage of antisemitic incident on Oxford Street

This evening, hundreds of protestors attended our “BBC News: Stop Blaming Jews!” rally outside Broadcasting House in London, which was endorsed by Lord Grade and Dame Maureen Lipman. The rally was prompted by the BBC’s appalling coverage of an antisemitic incident on Oxford Street over Chanukah, when a group of Jewish teenagers celebrating the festival were accosted by racist […]

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CAA understands that police have found no evidence of supposedly “clear” anti-Muslim slur from the victims of antisemitic attack, as alleged by BBC

Campaign Against Antisemitism has come to understand that the police who were tasked with investigating the antisemitic attack on Jewish teenagers celebrating Chanukah on Oxford Street have found no evidence of BBC London News’ supposedly “clear” anti-Muslim slur from the victims. The attack occurred on a bus that travelled down Oxford Street on 30th November […]

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CAA to hold “BBC News: Stop Blaming Jews!” protest outside Broadcasting House on Monday 13th December following outrageous coverage of antisemitic incident on Oxford Street

Campaign Against Antisemitism has announced a “BBC News: Stop Blaming Jews!” protest outside the BBC’s headquarters at Broadcasting House this Monday 13th December. We are demanding explanations over the BBC’s outrageous coverage of the recent antisemitic incident on Oxford Street during the Jewish festival of Chanukah, when the BBC’s reports victim-blamed Jewish teenagers for being attacked. This incident is one of […]

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CAA writes to BBC demanding explanations over its outrageous coverage of Oxford Street antisemitic incident

Campaign Against Antisemitism has written to the BBC demanding explanations over its outrageous coverage of the antisemitic incident on Oxford Street last week. The Metropolitan Police Service is investigating as a hate crime an attack on a bus that travelled down Oxford Street on 30th November carrying a group of visibly Jewish teenagers celebrating the Jewish festival of Chanukah. Videos taken […]

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BBC presenter alleged to have repeatedly compared Israel to Nazis and called for “Death to you Zionist scum”

A BBC presenter has been accused of repeatedly comparing Israel to Nazis and calling for “Death to you Zionist scum.” According to media watchdog HonestReporting, Nasima Begum, an occasional presenter for BBC Radio Manchester, reportedly tweeted “whats sad is that the Jewish population faced genocide themselves in Hitlers Germany but theyve implemented the same on Palestine for years […]

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CAA launches new antisemitism teachers’ guide for non-denominational schools, in addition to existing guides endorsed by BBC Teach

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 […]

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BBC Bargain Hunt expert apologises for sale of Nazi memorabilia at his auction house

BBC Bargain Hunt expert Tim Weeks has apologised after it was revealed that Nazi memorabilia was due to be sold at his auction house. Some of the items that were listed in Mr Weeks’ Wessex Auction Rooms auction included a £2,000 Third Reich banner, a £300 swastika and a collection of badges. The items have since […]

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“Hitler was Right” journalist reveals she was fired by BBC in supposedly “heartfelt apology” in which she blames “industrial scale pro-Israel censorship” for her termination

A journalist who tweeted “Hitler was right” and other antisemitic comments and images has revealed that she was fired from the BBC in a supposedly “heartfelt apology” in which she blames “industrial scale pro-Israel censorship” for her termination. Tala Halawa, until recently a Palestine Affairs Specialist at the BBC Monitoring Service, posted a series of antisemitic tweets in […]

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“Hitler was right” journalist “no longer works for the BBC”, but Corporation won’t say whether she was fired

A journalist who tweeted “Hitler was right” and other antisemitic comments and images “no longer works for the BBC”. Tala Halawa, until recently a Palestine Affairs Specialist at the BBC Monitoring Service, posted a series of antisemitic tweets in 2014, including one that read: “#Israel Is more #Nazi than #Hitler! Oh, #HitlerWasRight #IDF go to hell. #PrayForGaza”. […]

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Conservative MP Dr Matthew Offord to write to BBC’s Director-General requesting BBC not broadcast Alexei Sayle Desert Island Discs episode after comedian claimed allegations of antisemitism “amongst supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are a complete fabrication”

Matthew Offord, the Conservative MP for the heavily-Jewish constituency of Hendon in North London, has written to the BBC’s Director-General, Tim Davie, to request that the BBC not broadcast the upcoming episode of Desert Island Discs, which is set to feature Alexei Sayle this Sunday.   Mr Sayle has previously claimed that allegations of antisemitism […]

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BBC’s Jeremy Bowen must be dismissed over tweet instructing “every Jew” to read article claiming “Racism, hate and violence are Jewish values too”

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, […]

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CAA writes to BBC Director-General demanding proper response after BBC Arabic journalist who blamed “Israel lobbyists” for wanting Prof. David Miller fired is let off with mere reminder of social media guidelines

Campaign Against Antisemitism will be writing to Tim Davie, the BBC’s Director-General, after our concerns over a BBC journalist’s social media activity were dismissed by BBC Arabic’s Head of Daily Output. Last month, Nour Eddine Zorgui shared an article titled “Who are the Israel lobbyists that want David Miller fired?” that referred to Zionism as […]

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Success for CAA after BBC forced to amend website to confirm that Jews are an ethnic minority after airing offensive “Should Jews count as an ethnic minority?” segment

The BBC has been forced to amend its website to confirm that Jews are indeed considered an ethnic minority, after Campaign Against Antisemitism demanded an apology in response to the BBC’s airing of an offensive segment last month titled “Should Jews count as an ethnic minority?” In addition to having launched a petition, signed by […]

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CAA calls for disciplinary action against BBC Arabic journalist who shared article calling controversial Prof. David Miller’s accusers “Israel lobbyists”

A BBC journalist has shared an article on Twitter which has defended Prof. David Miller over recent inflammatory comments that he has made. The article shared by Nour Eddine Zorgui, titled “Who are the Israel lobbyists that want David Miller fired?” referred to Zionism as “Israel’s racist ideology”. The article was published by The Electronic […]

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CAA launches petition demanding BBC apologise for asking “should Jews count as an ethnic minority?” in response to Labour Deputy Leader Angela Rayner ignoring past Jewish political leaders

Campaign Against Antisemitism has launched a petition calling on the BBC to apologise after airing a segment on its Politics Live show titled “Should Jews count as an ethnic minority?”, a question that the BBC would never presume to ask about any other British minority community. The segment featured four panellists and a guest, Ben Cohen, the (Jewish) Editor […]

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Antisemitic conspiracy theory goes unchallenged on BBC World Service

The BBC World Service has been accused of failing to ensure its foreign-language content meets BBC editorial guidelines after a presenter on the BBC World Service failed to challenge an antisemitic conspiracy theory advanced on air by a Somali politician. The BBC Somali Service is part of the London-based BBC World Service. In an edition […]

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CAA teachers’ guide on antisemitism launched as resource by BBC Teach

Campaign Against Antisemitism is proud that our teachers’ guide on antisemitism for Years 5-13 is now also available through BBC Teach. The guide is available in two versions: Love Thy Neighbour, designed specifically for Church of England schools, and Love Your Neighbour, for Catholic schools. Both versions are also suitable for all other schools, and versions for other faiths and non-denominational […]

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CAA’s latest Antisemitism Barometer study shows Jewish community regaining confidence after the Corbyn era but scars remain, with Labour, CPS and BBC coming in for opprobrium

Today, Campaign Against Antisemitism publishes its latest Antisemitism Barometer, comprising a survey of the British public’s views toward Jews and a poll of the Jewish community. The Barometer’s poll of the British public’s views towards Jews is the first survey to use the Generalised Antisemitism Scale, devised by Dr Daniel Allington of King’s College, Louise Katz […]

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BBC denied request by father of teenage victim of antisemitic terrorist attack to address the staff who broadcast a sympathetic interview with her murderer

The BBC has reportedly denied a request by the father of a teenage victim of an antisemitic terrorist attack to address the staff who broadcast a sympathetic interview with her murderer. Arnold Roth, whose daughter Malki was murdered in the 2001 Sbarro Pizza terrorist attack in Jerusalem by the unrepentant antisemitic terrorist Ahlam Al-Tamimi, met with […]

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Head of BBC World Service apologises for sympathetic coverage for antisemitic mass murderer

The Head of the BBC World Service has personally apologised after the Corporation gave sympathetic coverage to an antisemitic mass murderer. Jamie Angus, the Director of BBC World Service, described the sympathetic treatment of Ahlam Al-Tamimi, the terrorist mastermind of the 2001 Sbarro Pizza Restaurant attack in Jerusalem, a “lapse in our editorial standards”. Ms Al-Tamimi is a […]

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BBC tells CAA it cannot disclose how it has dealt with employee embroiled in antisemitism controversy, but today it has emerged that he has resigned, leaving questions about Corporation’s handling of the controversy

Campaign Against Antisemitism contacted the BBC this week for an update on how it has dealt with an employee caught in a controversy over antisemitic and trolling tweets, but the BBC refused to disclose whether it has taken any action beyond launching an investigation. Today, however, The Times has learned that the journalist, Nimesh Thaker, has resigned, leaving questions about how […]

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CAA reveals that BBC journalist Nimesh Thaker, now under investigation by the BBC, shared antisemitic posts and trolled BBC colleagues in his own name

Campaign Against Antisemitism can reveal that the BBC journalist, Nimesh Thaker, who has recently been criticised for antisemitic comments on his anonymous Twitter account, also had another – now-deleted – Twitter account in his own name, which he used to post antisemitic material and criticise other BBC journalists. Using the handle, @thaker_nimesh, Mr Thaker, who has […]

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High Court rejects claim for judicial review of Ofcom’s decision not to sanction BBC over Panorama’s Labour antisemitism investigation, leaving JVL member with £10,000 in legal costs

The High Court has rejected a challenge to Ofcom’s decision not to sanction the BBC over the Panorama investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party. The challenge was brought by Justin Schlosberg, a senior lecturer in journalism at Birkbeck University and Jeremy Corbyn enthusiast who is reportedly a member of Jewish Voice for Labour, the antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation. After […]

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BBC orders presenters not to wear Black Lives Matter badges on air after CAA confronts antisemitism in the movement and other extreme views emerge

The BBC has reportedly ordered its television presenters not to wear Black Lives Matter (BLM) badges on air after Campaign Against Antisemitism exposed worrying antisemitism in the movement and its other extreme views emerged. Executives at the public broadcaster declared that “visual symbols of support” for BLM should not be worn on screen after leaders […]

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Prof. John “time for Jews to reflect” Ashton claims scandal of his antisemitism is a “political” conspiracy against him, while thousands sign CAA petition to take him off BBC, ITV and Sky News

Prof. John Ashton has claimed that the scandal of his antisemitism recently unearthed is a “political” conspiracy, while the number of signatories to Campaign Against Antisemitism’s petition urging broadcasters to stop featuring the public health pundit has grown into the thousands. Prof. Ashton has a long history of antisemitic and inflammatory comments, including comparing Israel to the Nazis and holding […]

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BBC Panorama investigation into Labour antisemitism nominated for BAFTA TV award

BBC Panorama has been nominated for a BAFTA Television Award in the category of ‘current affairs’ for its programme titled “Is Labour Antisemitic?”, which explored antisemitism in the Labour Party. The programme, which was televised in July 2019, showed former Labour Party employees speaking out publicly to reveal Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s personal meddling in […]

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CAA investigation reveals even more racist tweets by Prof. John Ashton as well as his trolling of the BBC to include Gaza in a Holocaust commemoration, while hundreds sign our petition to take him off air

An investigation by Campaign Against Antisemitism has revealed that Prof. John Ashton’s racism toward Jews goes even deeper than previously realised. In one instance, Prof. Ashton trolled the BBC on Twitter urging it to include the “ghetto” in Gaza in a Holocaust commemoration. Among several other ugly breaches of the International Definition of Antisemitism, he […]

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Sign our petition calling on BBC, ITV and Sky News to get Prof. John “time for Jews to reflect” Ashton off our televisions

Campaign Against Antisemitism has launched a petition calling on the BBC, ITV and SkyNews to stop featuring Prof. John Ashton, who has a long history of making antisemitic statements, in their programming. The petition can be signed here:  https://www.change.org/p/bbc-bbc-itv-sky-news-get-prof-john-time-for-jews-to-reflect-ashton-off-our-televisions?recruiter=330393351&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition  The text of the petition is as follows: We call on the BBC, ITV, Sky News […]

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BBC and Sky News demonstrate their willingness to tolerate antisemitism by defending antisemitic remarks by Prof. John Ashton as just “political views.”

The BBC and Sky News have demonstrated their apparent willingness to tolerate antisemitism by defending antisemitic remarks by Prof. John Ashton as just “political views.” Last week, Campaign Against Antisemitism called on the BBC, Sky News and other channels to ban appearances of the public health expert John Ashton, after the JC published his tweets comparing […]

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CAA calls for BBC, Sky News and others to ban appearances of public health expert John Ashton after antisemitic tweets revealed comparing “Zionists” to Nazis

Campaign Against Antisemitism is calling for the BBC, Sky News and other channels to ban appearances of the public health expert John Ashton, after the JC published his tweets comparing Zionists to Nazis and appearing to minimise Jewish suffering in the Holocaust. Prof. Ashton has become a regular fixture on national television, known for his […]

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BBC compares Israel to Nazis again, after trying to dismiss our ongoing complaint about Orla Guerin’s coverage that did the same thing

The BBC has compared the policies of Israel’s Government to that of the Nazis yet again, even as it tries to dismiss Campaign Against Antisemitism’s ongoing complaint about controversial journalist Orla Guerin’s Holocaust Memorial Day coverage, which did the same thing. On this occasion, the comparison features in a travel article on the BBC website […]

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BBC defends Orla Guerin’s desecration of the Holocaust as former executives call it “unjustifiably offensive” and CAA awaits response from the BBC to its complaint

The BBC stands by the desecration of the Holocaust by its International Correspondent, Orla Guerin, as former Corporation executives describe it as “unjustifiably offensive”. Ms Guerin appallingly used a primetime segment on the BBC’s flagship News at Ten programme to link the murder of six million Jews in the Holocaust to Israel’s treatment of the […]

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BBC Panorama investigation into Labour antisemitism shortlisted for British Journalism Award, as is maker John Ware

BBC Panorama is a finalist in the British Journalism Awards in the category of ‘Investigation’ for its programme titled “Is Labour Anti-Semitic?”, which explored antisemitism in the Labour Party. The episode’s creators, John Ware, Leo Telling, Neil Grant and Rachel Jupp, have also been shortlisted in the ‘Politics Journalism’ category. The programme, which was televised […]

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BBC to dismiss Labour complaint over Panorama programme on Party’s antisemitism

The BBC is expected to dismiss a complaint by the Labour Party claiming that the Panorama investigation into Labour antisemitism was a “one-sided authored polemic”. In the episode, which was titled “Is Labour Anti-Semitic?” and televised in July, former Labour Party employees spoke out publicly to reveal Jeremy Corbyn’s personal meddling in disciplinary cases relating […]

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Nick Robinson says BBC questioned if he should speak at Holocaust dinner

The BBC’s Nick Robinson has revealed that a decade ago a boss at the corporation asked, in respect of a Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) dinner to which Mr Robinson had been invited to speak, whether it was “wise” for him to accept. Mr Robinson said: “I replied that I hadn’t got my BBC guidelines in […]

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Libel claims to be brought against Labour by former staffers over Party’s response to BBC Panorama investigation

Five of the whistleblowers who appeared on the BBC’s Panorama investigation into the handling of antisemitism complaints by the Labour Party are intending to bring libel cases against the Party, it is understood. The claims relate to an episode of Panorama, the BBC’s flagship investigative documentary programme, titled “Is Labour Anti-Semitic?”, which was televised in […]

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BBC Panorama’s exposé of Jeremy Corbyn’s meddling in antisemitism cases is further evidence that he is racist and unfit for office

Former Labour Party employees have spoken out publicly on the BBC’s flagship investigative documentary programme, Panorama, to reveal Jeremy Corbyn’s personal meddling in disciplinary cases relating to antisemitism. The documentary lays bare the scale of the interference by agents of Mr Corbyn in the process. The programme is peppered with unconvincing denials from Labour’s press […]

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Success for CAA as Reggie Yates resigns from hosting Top of the Pops and BBC admits it must “take these issues very seriously”, but his future may be saved

The BBC’s fallen star, Reggie Yates, has resigned from hosting special editions of the BBC’s flagship music programme, Top of the Pops, on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Mr Yates resigned following following pressure from Campaign Against Antisemitism and others after he remarked that it is “great” that the young generation is not “managed by […]

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CAA contributes to BBC Radio 4 documentary exposing the rise of the far-right in Britain

Campaign Against Antisemitism has contributed to a BBC documentary exposing the rise of the far-right in Britain. The documentary examines new data and interviews experts and witnesses on how the far-right has become re-energised, latching onto topical political issues, such as rising Islamism, and assisted by the perception that the far-right was a spent force. […]

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BBC star Reggie Yates apologises after saying music artists should not be managed by “some random fat Jewish guy from north west London”

The BBC’s rising star, Reggie Yates, has apologised after remarking that it is “great” that the young generation is not “managed by some random fat Jewish guy from north west London, they’re managed by their brethren”, adding that they were “idiots”, “dickheads” and not “your people”. Mr Yates was talking about grime music artists when he […]

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BBC must apologise for claiming “The Holocaust is a sensitive topic for many Muslims because Jewish survivors settled in British-mandate Palestine”

The BBC must immediately and unequivocally apologise for stating that “The Holocaust is a sensitive topic for many Muslims because Jewish survivors settled in British-mandate Palestine, on land which later became the State of Israel.” The line appeared in a BBC News article about German Muslim schoolgirls who went on a visit to concentration camps in […]

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Labour suspends blogger who allegedly demanded to know if BBC interviewer was a “Zionist” after Corbyn’s performance is ridiculed

Labour member Phillip Jones has reportedly been suspended by the Labour Party pending investigation over a tweet in which he allegedly demanded to know whether a BBC interviewer was a “Zionist”. BBC journalist Emma Barnett had just interviewed Jeremy Corbyn on Woman’s Hour, during which she repeatedly asked him to give the costs of the Labour Party’s childcare […]

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Melanie Melvin leaves Labour after claiming “Sarin gassing was filmed by the BBC at Pinewood on the orders of Mrs May and the Israeli lobby”

Labour activist, Melanie Melvin, who was elected Women’s Officer of the Brighton Kemptown Constituency Labour Party earlier this year, has reportedly left the Labour Party after antisemitic tweets allegedly appeared on her Twitter account. According to a report in the JC, “Labour has confirmed that an activist who sent anti-Israel and anti-Jewish tweets is no […]

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Charity Commission investigating BDS in students’ unions after BBC exposé which was extensively assisted by CAA

The Charity Commission for England and Wales is investigating the lawfulness of efforts by students’ unions to force a boycott of Israel. The Charity Commission investigation was opened following an exposé by the BBC, which was extensively assisted by Campaign Against Antisemitism. The BBC spent months interviewing students about the effects of the so-called Boycott, Divestment and […]

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CAA marks Holocaust Memorial Day at police ceremony and with BBC programme

Campaign Against Antisemitism has marked Holocaust Memorial Day at the Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony held by the Metropolitan Police Service. Stephen Silverman, our Director of Investigations and Enforcement was invited to light a memorial candle at the ceremony, where he also discussed resurgent antisemitism with Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey. CAA’s Stephen Silverman discusses resurgent #antisemitism with @MetPoliceUK […]

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BBC claims Hypercacher attack on Jews was less “indiscriminate” than Nice attack

The BBC has published an analysis of the terrorist atrocity in Nice, claiming that the attach was somehow worse than the murder of Jews at the Hypercacher kosher supermarket last January because in Nice, “the people at large” were targeted despite doing nothing “provocative”. Through the last 18 months of jihadist terror in France, a simple pattern is […]

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BBC exonerates newsreader after year long battle with CAA

The BBC has cleared newsreader Tim Willcox over allegations of antisemitism brought by Campaign Against Antisemitism. Giving its final ruling, the BBC Trust decided that Willcox had not made antisemitic comments during two broadcasts in November 2014 and January 2015. In the first broadcast, Willcox was presenting a review of the next day’s newspapers which included […]

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Remove “institutionally antisemitic” BBC’s right to self-regulate, says CAA, as independent review criticises “flawed” BBC Trust

Sir David Clementi has concluded his government-backed independent review of the BBC by calling for “fundamental reform of the system of governance and regulation,” suggesting that the BBC Trust be relieved of its regulatory duties, with Ofcom taking over instead. In the past year, the BBC has rejected several complaints from Campaign Against Antisemitism including about: The […]

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BBC includes gratuitous antisemitism in Christmas and New Year dramas

Whilst there are legitimate artistic reasons to use antisemitism as part of a drama, if antisemitism is gratuitous and irrelevant to the story or art it should not be included. This is supposed to be elementary, but we are very concerned by the BBC’s unjustifiable references to Jews in some of its broadcasts. The first example […]

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BBC uses antisemitic caricature in Proms programme

The official programme for the BBC’s flagship Proms summer music festival contained an antisemitic caricature. Leopold Auer was a famous Hungarian Jewish violinist to who numerous pieces of music were dedicated, including a piece by Tchaikovsky. The BBC Proms programme included Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and to illustrate it, the BBC used a caricature of Auer […]

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Former Labour MP Lisa Forbes, who liked Facebook post claiming Theresa May has a “Zionist slave master’s agenda”, blames rejected candidate bid on Party “factionalism”

The former Labour Party MP Lisa Forbes, who once liked a Facebook post claiming that Theresa May has a “Zionist slave master’s agenda”, has said that her candidate bid was rejected due to Party “factionalism”. Ms Forbes’ remarks, reported earlier today, came after she was asked the reason why she thought that Labour were not […]

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Labour councillor apologises for past comments as other repeat offenders undermine Sir Keir Starmer’s renewed claim that Party’s victory in Barnet shows growing Jewish trust

A Labour Party councillor in Birmingham has apologised after past comments on social media emerged in which she apparently accused the sanitation management company, Veolia, of being a “Zionist supporter” and making her “feel guilty”. Cllr Shabino Bano, who represents the Small Heath ward, posted on Facebook in 2014, apparently about the company: “Even our rubbish is given to […]

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Neo-Nazi terror cell jailed for total of 31 years

Four members of a neo-Nazi gang who shared antisemitic material with each other via the social media platform Telegram have been jailed for a total of 31 years. The group was convicted under anti-terrorism and firearms legislation in March following a two-month trial. Concerns had previously been raised over the alleged increase in neo-Nazi content on Telegram. Last year, the far-right […]

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French police reportedly arrest neo-Nazis who took part in “Jew hunt”

Police in the Alsace region of France have reportedly arrested four neo-Nazis on weapons charges. The haul reportedly included forty-one guns, twenty-three of which were illegal. Also found was the equivalent of at least 120,000 bullet cartridges. Approximately 200 police officers were involved in the arrest of the four men, aged 45 to 53. French […]

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Alex Davies jailed for over eight years after being convicted of membership of neo-Nazi terrorist group, National Action

Alex Davies, 27, has been sentenced today to eight and-a-half years after he was convicted last month of membership of the neo-Nazi terrorist group, National Action. Mr Davies, of Swansea, was found guilty last month by a jury at Winchester Crown Court of being a member of the proscribed group, which he founded in 2013, between 17th December 2016 and 27th September […]

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Concerns raised over presence of inflammatory Hungarian journalist at CPAC

Concerns have been raised about a controversial Hungarian media figure invited to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Budapest on 20th May. Hungarian journalist Zsolt Bayer has a history of making inflammatory remarks.  The journalist, whose political views have variously been described as “ultra-conservative” and “far-right”, is reported to have said that the Hungarian […]

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CAA to write to Honours Forfeiture Committee and House of Lords Appointments Commission over Naz Shah’s “dear friend” Shaista Gohir OBE

Last week, the disgraced Labour Party MP, Naz Shah, congratulated her “dear friend” Shaista Gohir OBE on her appointment to the House of Lords as a non-party political peer. Regrettably, Ms Gohir, the founding co-Chair of the Muslim Women’s Network, has her own history of inflammatory social media activity, which we can now reveal. Judging […]

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Antisemitism on display at thousands-strong anti-Israel march through London, but support drops to low ebb

A slew of controversial and antisemitic signs and chants were present on the streets of London yesterday during an anti-Israel rally that was organised by the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC), but numbers seem to have declined considerably since the last large-scale mobilisation of protesters. An evidence gathering team from Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Demonstration and Event […]

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Expelled Labour member and controversial filmmaker Ken Loach reportedly set to headline Unite union event for political recruits

Ken Loach has reportedly been advertised as the keynote speaker at an event organised by a leading union for its top political recruits. The controversial filmmaker, who was expelled by the Labour Party last year, has been invited to headline the Unite Political School, an annual event in Durham in July. Mr Loach is billed as a “great socialist filmmaker” […]

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Labour candidate for Camden council reveals she was subjected to “levels of antisemitism I’ve never had before” during recent local election campaign

It has been reported that a Jewish candidate standing for the Labour Party in the London Borough of Camden was the target of antisemitic intimidation in the run-up to the recent local elections. Izzy Lenga, who successfully stood for Labour in Camden’s South Hampstead ward, has revealed that she faced “levels of antisemitism I’ve never […]