A leading art school has apologised after a swastika was hung from its central hall.
Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London said a student had displayed a large red banner with the Nazi symbol, as part of an installation, despite being forbidden to do so by his tutor and by Professor Jeremy Till, the principal of the university.
One Jewish student was shocked to see the Nazi symbol as she made her way to class.
There was nothing around it that explains that it is part of any sort of installation. It looks so isolated and shocking. It is disgusting. It isnt art.
The majority of people around were not even taking on board that this was horrific. People were laughing and joking, she said.
Anti-Semitism is so entrenched in many of Britain's universities that the swastika is now seen on campus as a 'casual symbol of fun', MPs heard last night.
Parliament heard a litany of 'horrifying' examples of anti-Jewish hatred at universities, including the distribution of Holocaust denial literature.
At one university, police had to be called to protect Jewish students from the 'animalistic behaviour' of anti-Israel activists.
Student officers have also used the Twitter hashtag #Jew while discussing wealth, while swastikas have been drawn on people's cars, on the walls of student halls and even at student parties.
The appalling stories were recounted at a meeting of the all-party parliamentary group on anti-Semitism.
During the session shadow education secretary Angela Rayner admitted that Labour had not done enough to tackle hatred of Jews in its ranks.
And she said she would be challenging Jeremy Corbyn to explain why he had caused such 'upset' by attending the book launch of an anti-Semitic author last year.
'We need to prove we are not anti-Semitic as a party,' she said.
Today, the FBI released its annual report on hate crimes for the previous calendar year. As has been the case since the bureau began collecting these figures in 1992, Jews were again found to be the chief target of religiously motivated hate crimes. Despite constituting just two percent of the American population, Jews were subject to 54.4 percent of such attacks.
At the same time, as the Anti-Defamation League noted, the greatest increase in religious-based crimes was those against Muslims; they increased 19 percent from 2015 to 2016. In total, Muslims were the victims of 24.5 percent of religiously-motivated crimes, the next highest total after Jews, though this figure does not take into account the 1.3 percent of anti-Arab crimes which may also have been Islamophobic in nature.
As can be seen in the chart below, the above two trendsthe depressingly consistent targeting of Jews above all and the spike in anti-Muslim hatehave been constant for decades:
A letter penned by Prince Charles in 1986 blamed the "influx of foreign Jews" for tension in the Middle East, and asked the U.S. president to stand up to the "Jewish lobby," reported the Daily Mail.
Prince Charles has come under fire for the letter, with some calling the usage of the phrase "Jewish lobby" anti-Semitic. Stephen Pollard, editor of the British Jewish Chronicle, wrote that the term has been used by anti-Semites for centuries and called the letter "jaw-droppingly shocking."
The letter's text reads, "I now appreciate that Arabs and Jews were all a Semitic people originally and it is the influx of foreign, European Jews (especially from Poland, they say) which has helped to cause great problems. I know there are so many complex issues, but how can there ever be an end to terrorism unless the causes are eliminated? Surely some U.S. president has to have the courage to stand up and take on the Jewish lobby in U.S.? I must be naive, I suppose!"
The letter, which surfaced in a public archive on Sunday, was written to Afrikaner explorer Laurens van der Post and discussed Prince Charles' understanding of the Middle East
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post in a televised address from the Saudi capital Saturday, accusing Hezbollah of taking the country hostage, in a surprise move that plunged the nation into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions.
In his resignation speech, Hariri fired a vicious tirade against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah group for what he said was their meddling in Arab affairs and said that Irans arms in the region will be cut off.
The evil that Iran spreads in the region will backfire on it, Hariri said, accusing Tehran of spreading chaos, strife and destruction throughout the region.
Hariri was appointed prime minister in late 2016 and headed a 30-member coalition government that included members of the Shiite militant Hezbollah. But its been an uneasy partnership between Hariri, who heads a Sunni-led camp loyal to Saudi Arabia, and Hezbollah, which represents a camp loyal to Shiite Iran. President Michel Aoun, who was elected in October 2016 after more than a two-year presidential vacuum, is a close ally of Hezbollah.
Background: Saad's father Rafic, was Prime Minister of Lebanon in the 90's and 2000-4. He resigned and was assassinated soon thereafter.
Muhammed Nawshad Kamal, 32, is likely to lose his sight after the vicious attack in Walthamstow, east London.
The teenagers, who were riding their own moped, tried to steal his £2,500 scooter before carrying out an almost identical acid attack 30 minutes later.
Last night police were interviewing a 14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
Mr Kamal, who has lived in Britain for eight years after moving here from Bangladesh, had just dropped off a pizza when he was approached by two teenagers who demanded the keys to his scooter at 6pm on Thursday.
When he refused, he was sprayed with acid. Screaming in agony, Mr Kamal desperately banged on the door of the house he had just delivered to. But his customers refused to open the door while his attackers continued to drench him in acid on their doorstep.
They need to be tried as adults and be jailed for life. There is no reforming anyone this evil.
BBC presenter Andrew Neil has said that antisemitism on the far-left is now a "more dangerous" trend in the UK than the extremism of the "knuckle dragging" far-right.
Delivering the keynote speech at the annual Holocaust Educational Trust dinner in central London, the Daily Politics show host also launched a scathing attack on Ken Livingstone for "intentionally" attempting to link Zionism with Nazi Germany.
The former Sunday Times editor told the audience, which included Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid and former Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls, that there had always been "a strain of antisemitism" which ran through "parts of the British intellectual left."
But turning his attention to the Mr Livingstone he said: "We have the former Labour Mayor of this city intentionally linking Zionism and Germany in the 1930s based on the ramblings of an obscure Trotskyite historian.
"There can be no bigger insult to link Zionism with Nazi Germany. We know what he was doing, it is clear as night follows day. But he is still regarded a respectable politician in this country."
Mr Neil cited the recent Labour Party conference in Brighton as example of where antisemitism was allowed to enter mainstream politics.
He said: "One person demanded the right to debate -" Holocaust, yes or no?"
"Why ask "yes or no" at a mainstream political party on the Holocaust?"
The Labour veteran was shut down as she tried to make the joke, claiming that BBC's Andrew Neil would find it was "perfectly alright" - with the host immediately telling her to "be quiet".
The panel had been locked in a debate on Neil's late night politics show This Week, about whether making jokes about Adolf Hitler was acceptable.
Ms Harman then jumped in, saying she had been criticised as a "humourless feminist".
She said: "I'll give you two examples that I protested about because they were offensive and hurtful.
"This was a Guy's Hospital rag magazine back in the day and people like Andrew say that these things are perfectly alright."Two jokes - one was how do you get 100 Jews into a Mini - one in the driving seat, 99 in the ash tray.
"And that is not funny."
But Neil immediately stopped her, saying they would not continue with the second example - saying: "We won't bother with a minute's silence that you would dare to think what I would think about that because you have no knowledge of that at all."
When Ms Harman tried to again speak, Neil again shut her down, telling her: "be quiet".
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