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Neo-Nazis “urged followers to deliberately infect Muslims and Jews”

Neo-Nazi groups have encouraged followers to "deliberately infect" Jews and Muslims with coronavirus as extremists seek to "fully exploit" the pandemic, a report has warned.

Jewish groups and MPs condemn Nigel Farage over antisemitic ‘dog whistles’

Nigel Farage has been condemned by the UK’s main Jewish groups including the Board of Deputies and MPs for repeatedly using language and themes associated with far-right antisemitic conspiracy theories, something for which he has been previously criticised.

Shadow secretary removed after tweeting antisemitic conspiracy theory

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey as shadow education secretary after she tweeted praise for analleging that the US police tactic of kneeling on someone’s neck was taught by the Israeli secret service.

BOD welcomes rule change on weddings and reopening of religious buildings, but urges caution

Marie van der Zyl, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, has welcomed permission for weddings and reopening of religious buildings, but urged a cautious approach to prevent a second spike in cases.

Urgent preservation work on the Synagogue of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

The Foundation for Jewish Heritage has obtained funding for the urgent preservation work to restore and repurpose into the a Welsh Jewish Heritage Center the long-derelict Gothic revival synagogue in Merthyr Tydfil.

Three Jewish lawmakers who left Corbyn-led Labour over antisemitism return to the party

Three Jewish lawmakers who left Labour over its antisemitism problem under Jeremy Corbyn said they are rejoining the party because its new leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has spoken out on the issue.

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