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Both right and left are to blame for Europe's growing antisemitism

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31.05.2019

For all the talk of a Brexit Party revolution, a Green emergence, and the sweeping rise of populists across Europe, one story seems to have dipped very slightly under the radar. In Germany, Jewish men and boys have been instructed by a government official not to wear a traditional kippah, or skullcap, in public, to reduce the chance of falling victim to abuse or attack.

In the UK, meanwhile, the expulsion from the Labour Party of Alistair Campbell for declaring he had voted Liberal Democrat in the EU elections clouded over the news that the party will be formally investigated by the UK Equalities and Human Rights Commission. The equalities watchdog will investigate whether the party has unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish.

Earlier today, Pete Willsman, a member of Labour’s National Executive Council, was suspended for suggesting that the accusations against the party were being spread by people working for the Israeli government.

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