Antisemitism in Local Authorities

London Borough of Haringey

International Definition of Antisemitism

The Council has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in full, including all of its examples.

The Definition was adopted on 24th July 2017.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 19th July 2021, to which the Council responded on 24th August 2021.

As part of its response, the Council provided minutes of a Council meeting on 24th July 2017, which show that the Definition was adopted.


The following are recent incidents relating to the Council’s officials or councillors that have been reported to us, however we recognise that antisemitism is chronically underreported and it is possible that there are incidents that have not been reported. To report an incident, please contact us.

Counsillor Ali who was suspended by the Labour Party pending an investigation  for allegedly making inflammatory social media posts about Jews, has now returned from suspension after the Party reportedly cleared him of any wrongdoing.

Labour Councillor Joy Wallace was reportedly suspended by the Labour Party after allegedly accusing a rabbi of being “paid handsomely” for criticising Jeremy Corbyn on Radio 4, among other inflammatory remarks. The Labour leader on the Council, Councillor Peray Ahmet, called on councillors to disclose any controversies or latent scandals in an apparent effort to pre-empt further revelations.

Labour Councillor and member of the board of London Labour Momentum, Emine Ibrahim, who reportedly defended antisemites Jeremy Corbyn and Jackie Walker, was elected to chair the National Constitutional Committee, the Labour Party’s highest disciplinary body.

Labour’s disciplinary process was in chaos once again as Labour Councillor Noah Tucker, was reportedly re-suspended just days after being controversially readmitted.

Serious questions were raised over the Labour Party’s commitment to fighting antisemitism after two local councillors, Noah Tucker and Preston Tabois, with histories of inflammatory comments, were readmitted to the Party

Labour Councillors Preston Tabois and Noah Tucker, were suspended by the Party in connection with antisemitism.

Labour Councillor Noah Tucker, told Tottenham’s Constituency Labour Party to drop a “zero-tolerance” clause from an antisemitism motion it was debating.

Councillor Gideon Bull, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate in Clacton, withdrew his candidacy after Campaign Against Antisemitism publicised a past comment he made referring to a Jewish fellow Labour councillor as “Shylock”, in an apparent reference to the villainous Shakespearean Jewish moneylender.

Jewish Labour party Councillors, Joe Goldberg and Natan Doron, revealed how it had “become impossible to operate as a Jewish councillor in the Haringey party without having your views and actions prejudged or dismissed in terms that relate to your ethnicity.”

The Labour leader of Haringey Council, Councillor Claire Kober, announced her decision to stand down over rampant antisemitism and sexism in the local party.

Haringey Council adopts International Definition of Antisemitism amid threats and heckling from “Labour Party members”.