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CAA congratulates Ian Austin on winning “Backbencher of the Year” award

The former Labour MP Ian Austin, who resigned from the Party over antisemitism, has won a “Backbencher of the Year award” at The Spectator’s annual Parliamentarian of the Year awards last night. As the son of a Holocaust refugee whose entire family was slaughtered by the Nazis in the Treblinka extermination camp, Mr Austin’s upbringing […]

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Further to CAA’s previous efforts to have Hizballah entirely proscribed as a terrorist group, HM Treasury to freeze all of its assets under terrorist financing rules

HM Treasury has today announced that it is designating the entirety of Hizballah as a terrorist organisation under the UK’s terrorism and terrorist financing rules. Last year, following a gruelling effort over several years by Campaign Against Antisemitism and our allies, Hizballah was finally proscribed completely by the then-Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, with the support […]

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Lord Mann praises British electorate for rejecting “the extremism of antisemitism” in debut speech in House of Lords

Lord Mann, the Government’s independent advisor on antisemitism, has praised the innate decency of the British people after they rejected “the extremism of antisemitism” in the general election. He observed that the “true face of this country and the true story of the election is this: in Derby North, Christopher Williamson [the disgraced former Labour […]

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Rebecca Long Bailey showed “very little awareness” of issues important to Jewish community and defended Jeremy Corbyn over antisemitism claims

It has emerged that the Labour frontbencher and leadership hopeful Rebecca Long Bailey addressed an event in Manchester just months after her election as an MP in 2015 in which she showed “very little awareness” of issues important to the Jewish community, dismissed claims that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is an antisemite and promised to […]

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Actor from ‘The Office’ shares post saying “some rich Jews play the ‘antisemitism’ card to protect themselves”

An actor from the hit television series, The Office, shared a social media post claiming that “some rich Jews play the ‘antisemitism’ card to protect themselves”. Ewen Macintosh, who played Keith Bishop in the programme, shared a statement on Facebook discussing Labour’s election defeat with a Jewish comedian. The post said that “our hypersensitivity leads […]

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Chris Williamson says “manufactured antisemitism allegations” are part of “assault on our democracy” by a “hostile foreign government” to “normalise Zionism”

The disgraced former Labour MP, Chris Williamson, described his erstwhile Party’s institutional antisemitism as “manufactured” and part of an “assault on our democracy” by a “hostile foreign government” to “normalise Zionism in the Labour Party”. Mr Williamson made the comments in a video explaining the outcome of his legal case regarding his three suspensions from […]

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Ken Loach says claims about Jeremy Corbyn’s antisemitism are “lies” and defers to apparent JVL claim that antisemitism was “weaponised”

The controversial filmmaker, Ken Loach, has suggested that Jeremy Corbyn was subjected to a “torrent of abuse” and that regardless of what he did, the “campaign” of antisemitism accusations was “going to run and run”. Mr Loach made the remarks in an interview on the BBC in the wake of Labour’s election defeat. Asked how […]

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Conservative MPs Tom Tugendhat and Robert Largan reveal they faced antisemitic abuse during their successful general election campaigns

Two successful Conservative election candidates have separately disclosed that they faced antisemitic abuse during their general election campaigns. Tom Tugenhat, the returned MP for Tonbridge and Malling in Kent and a prominent Tory backbencher, has said that he suffered “very un-Tonbridge” antisemitism during his campaign, lamenting that it had not been “as clean as previous […]

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Now is not the time to rest on our laurels — CAA prepares ambitious plans for 2020

Since we first exposed Jeremy Corbyn’s past, we have been at the forefront of putting antisemitism in the Labour Party under the spotlight and holding the antisemites to account. We have heard from so many British Jews that as voting took place on Thursday, they felt a knot in their stomachs, wondering whether their countrymen […]

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Watch Michael Gove tell Jewish community “You should never have to live in fear again” as Britain rejects of politics of hate

Relief in the Jewish community is palpable after the country resoundingly rejected the politics of hate. Conservative frontbencher Michael Gove gave a powerful reassurance to the Jewish community this morning, declaring that Britain has “comprehensively rejected Jeremy Corbyn’s politics of division, extremism and antisemitism”, adding that “I also want to say something to a very […]

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CAA statement as British public resoundingly decides to stand with its Jewish community and reject antisemites

Over the past several years, the Jewish community has watched the descent of the Labour Party into abject racism with horror. The Party twice elected an antisemitic leader and subjected the nation to a racist Leader of the Opposition. Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, Labour has become institutionally antisemitic, defending antisemites and victimising those who stood […]

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Diehard supporters of Jeremy Corbyn turn their attention to the world’s oldest scapegoat

Britain has resoundingly rejected the politics of hate, albeit that millions still backed an institutionally antisemitic political party. However, the Jewish community must now brace itself for a potential backlash. Campaign Against Antisemitism has urged the Jewish community to be vigilant in case, as has happened so often in Jewish history and as the last […]

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Barnet branch of National Education Union adopts International Definition of Antisemitism

The Barnet District of the National Education Union (NEU) has resolved to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism. The NEU is the largest education union in the UK, and was formed following the merger of the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers in 2017. On 7th November its Barnet District […]

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New Statesman declines to endorse Jeremy Corbyn over antisemitism

The leading left-wing political journal, the New Statesman, has, unusually, declined to endorse the leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn over antisemitism. In an editorial the magazine read: “the essential judgement that must be made is on Mr Corbyn himself. His reluctance to apologise for the antisemitism in Labour and to take a stance […]

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Lord Dyson says there is a “powerful case” that Jeremy Corbyn is an antisemite

Lord Dyson, the former Master of the Rolls and Supreme Court judge, has said that there is a “powerful case” that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is an antisemite. Lord Dyson, who is Jewish, made the remarks in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph. He said that he was “disturbed” by elements within the Labour Party, […]

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Simon Wiesenthal Centre labels Jeremy Corbyn worst antisemite on the planet

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has reportedly declared that the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is the worst antisemite in the world. The U.S.-based group, which is the leading Nazi-hunting organisation in the world, said: “No one has done more to mainstream antisemitism into the political and social life of a democracy than the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour […]

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CAA releases case files showing Jeremy Corbyn personally responsible for 24 antisemitic incidents, four times more than all candidates for other major parties combined

Campaign Against Antisemitism is today publishing the 29 case files from our database of more than 300 entries. The research, which is available now on our website examines involvement in antisemitic discourse by all parliamentary candidates and party leaders. The research shows that Jeremy Corbyn is personally responsible for 24 incidents, which is equal to […]

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SNP official tasked with investigating candidate who was suspended over antisemitism now resigns herself after calling Israel a “Nazi state”

An SNP official tasked with investigating an SNP candidate recently suspended by the Party over antisemitism has herself been forced to resign after she described Israel as a “Nazi state”. Denise Findlay has resigned from the SNP’s Conduct Committee after it was revealed that she had written on social media: “Israel with its treatment of […]

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CAA and KCL study finds far-left Jew-hatred has now overtaken far-right in Britain and two-thirds of Corbyn’s vanguard of strongest supporters hold antisemitic views

Today, Campaign Against Antisemitism is releasing the results of our Antisemitism Barometer research, a multiyear study by Campaign Against Antisemitism which was designed and analysed by one of the foremost academics in his field from King’s College London. The study makes shocking findings about antisemitism in the Labour Party and British society, and how Jews […]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s tea companion Raed Salah convicted of incitement to terrorism

The firebrand Islamic cleric, Sheikh Raed Salah, has been convicted in a court in Israel for incitement to terrorism. Sheikh Salah is best known in the UK as an object of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s warm praise. Sheikh Salah is a prolific antisemite who claims that Israel planned 9/11 and who has, according to the […]

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Leader of Britain’s Sephardi Jewish community backs Chief Rabbi over Jeremy Corbyn

The Senior Rabbi of Britain’s Sephardi Jewish community has issued a statement fulsomely backing the Chief Rabbi over his unprecedented intervention, in which he warned that Jeremy Corbyn was “unfit for office” and that “the very soul of our nation is at stake.” Rabbi Joseph Dweck wrote: “As a rule we as rabbis are careful to […]

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Chief Rabbi attacks Corbyn and calls on Britons to “vote with their conscience” in unprecedented intervention, saying “soul of our nation is at stake”

In an unprecedented intervention, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Ephraim Mirvis, has asked in The Times how far Jeremy Corbyn would have to go to be considered “unfit for office”, rhetorically asking readers: “What will the result of this election say about the moral compass of our country? When […]

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Usual suspects sign disgraceful letter saying Jeremy Corbyn “is being smeared as an antisemite by people who should know better”

A number of actors and academics have endorsed a disgraceful letter describing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as “a life-long committed anti-racist” who “is being smeared as an antisemite by people who should know better.” While conceding that antisemitism is present within society and all political parties, including Labour, the signatories insist that “no political party […]

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CAA urges Birkbeck University to stop Ilan Pappé lecture on why “anti-Zionism is not antisemitism”

Birkbeck, University of London is set to host the controversial Socialist Workers Party (SWP) this weekend for an event entitled “The Big Socialist Weekender”. Ilan Pappé will address the event on the topic: “Anti-Zionism is not antisemitism.” Zionism is the movement supporting the right of Jews to self-determination. Self-determination is guaranteed to all peoples under […]

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Diane Abbott is “totally out of touch with reality” for claiming Stamford Hill Jews don’t believe Jeremy Corbyn is an antisemite

Community leaders in Stamford Hill have challenged their local MP, Diane Abbott, over her claim that “not every element of the Jewish community says Jeremy Corbyn is an antisemite” and that, in contrast to other communal bodies and newspapers, the “Jewish community in Stamford Hill doesn’t say that.” When pressed on Labour’s response to its […]

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CAA applauds St Columba’s Church for cancelling event with Stephen Sizer, Gilad Atzmon, Miko Peled and Mick Napier, and urges new venue to follow suit

St Columba’s Church in Chester has cancelled an event titled “Palestine: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow”, which was set to feature disgraced conspiracy theorist Rev. Dr Stephen Sizer, the antisemite Gilad Atzmon, and the activists Miko Peled and Mick Napier. The event, organised by the group Interfaith for Palestine, was due to be held at the […]

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John Mann enters House of Lords as new independent antisemitism advisor

John Mann, the former MP who quit the Labour Party earlier this year as he accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of “giving a green light to the antisemites”, has been inducted into the House of Lords as a crossbench peer. Lord Mann, who was formerly the Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, was […]

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Antisemitism features in Dame Margaret Hodge re-selection debate

Dame Margaret Hodge MP won re-selection as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Barking on Monday in a local constituency meeting that featured troubling tropes and discussion of antisemitism. Among the grievances against Dame Margeret were that she was not sufficiently behind “our leader” Jeremy Corbyn, in whom she has previously moved a vote of no confidence. […]

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CAA analysis proves Corbyn’s supporters are trying to place cast of Jew-haters, antisemitism-deniers and Jew-baiters in dozens of constituencies ahead of general election

As political parties gear up for a general election that may imminently be called, selections of candidates are underway across the country. However, numerous figures with very troubling records are being lined up as candidates for the Labour Party. In the election for Mayor of the West Midlands metropolitan area, former Respect Party leader Salma […]

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CAA commends church for cancelling Chris Williamson event

Downham Market Methodist Church cancelled an event reportedly set to feature disgraced MP Chris Williamson discussing “the challenges facing Labour”. The event at the Norfolk church, which was an external booking, had caused upset in the local Jewish community and was cancelled amid concerns it “could be detrimental” to the church and community. Mr Williamson […]

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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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CAA condemns University of Nottingham for inviting suspended MP Chris Williamson to speak

The University of Nottingham has defended a decision to invite Chris Williamson MP to speak on its campus.  Mr Williamson was suspended from Labour and then readmitted, only to be resuspended following a public outcry after claiming that Labour has been “too apologetic” over antisemitism. The disgraced MP is scheduled to speak on 11th October […]

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John Mann warns against risk of understating problem of antisemitism

The Government’s new antisemitism adviser has warned that between overstatement and understatement of antisemitism, “the biggest danger is that we will understate the problem.” Speaking after his first public engagement in his new job, John Mann MP, who has resigned from the Labour Party and will become a crossbench peer in the House of Lords, […]

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Looking back on five years of Campaign Against Antisemitism — and looking forward

With the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, approaching, it is a season for reflection. We at Campaign Against Antisemitism are also now marking our five years of existence and how far we have come. We say ‘marking’ because our anniversary is not a moment of celebration: we would prefer that our work were not necessary. […]

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Rachel Riley cites Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Corbyn petition on Peston

The TV personality and activist, Rachel Riley, appeared on ITV’s Peston on Thursday and observed that over 55,000 people have signed Campaign Against Antisemitism’s petition denouncing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.” Ms Riley was discussing her campaign to encourage users of social media not […]

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Chuka Umunna blasts Corbyn on antisemitism and failing to support the ban on Hizballah

In a barnstorming speech at the Liberal Democrats’ party conference, Chuka Umunna, an MP who left Labour for reasons including antisemitism and recently joined the Liberal Democrats, shared his thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn. “The Labour Party likes to think of itself as a champion of liberal values at home and abroad,” Mr Umunna said, before […]

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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson says it’s “impossible” for her to work with Corbyn “in any sort of arrangement” due to antisemitism

The leader of the Liberal Democrats has assured her party’s newest MP that it would be “impossible” for her to work with the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, “in any sort of arrangement.” Jo Swinson reportedly made the pledge to Luciana Berger, saying she “would not enter any coalition with Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister” or […]

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Ian Austin MP launches blistering attack on “extremist” Corbyn for “working with and defending antisemites”, joined by Ivan Lewis MP

Ian Austin MP, who resigned from Labour in protest at antisemitism within the Party earlier this year, delivered a passionate indictment of the Labour leadership in a speech in Parliament yesterday, branding Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party’s leadership “extremists”. Standing amongst Labour MPs on the opposition benches, Mr Austin said: “I left the Labour […]

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University of Bristol fails Jewish students again, refusing to act against lecturer who claimed “ultra Zionist funders” bankroll hatred of Muslims

The University of Bristol has rebuffed Jewish students’ concerns over a lecture course titled “Harms of the Powerful”, in which a conspiracy theorist sociology professor suggested that the “Zionist movement” is one of the “five pillars” of hatred of Muslims (redolent of the five pillars of Islam) and is bankrolled by “ultra Zionist funders”. One […]

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Line-up for “People’s Assembly” rally in Parliament Square features speakers with disturbing history as councillor withdraws citing “antisemitic people”

A rally organised by “People’s Assembly” scheduled for this afternoon in Parliament Square in London features speakers who have made antisemitic comments in the past, downplayed the institutional antisemitism of the current Labour Party or claimed that concerns over antisemitism are merely a smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn. In particular: Richard Burgon MP, the Shadow […]

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The emperor has no clothes: more hand-wringing and statements from the Shadow Cabinet will not count as action

Tomorrow, Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet will meet in “emergency” session, more than a week after the BBC’s excellent Panorama documentary was broadcast into Britain’s homes, telling the heartbreaking insiders’ account of antisemitism in the Labour Party. For those who have been paying close attention to the antisemitism crisis in Labour that has been unfolding since […]

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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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Pro-Corbyn activists post near-identical mocking tweets claiming they are the child of a Holocaust survivor and that Jeremy Corbyn is not antisemitic

Pro-Corbyn activists have reportedly posted near-identical mocking tweets claiming that they are the child of a Holocaust survivor and that Jeremy Corbyn is not antisemitic. The tweets from several accounts, which appear to be cut and pasted, have made the same claims: that their mother “lost 39 members of her family in the camps” and […]

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Comedian Rachel Creeger harassed by antisemitic men on tube

The comedian Rachel Creeger has reported to Campaign Against Antisemitism that on a recent evening out in London she was harassed by a group of four men chanting antisemitic slogans at her and her husband, who was wearing a skullcap. The men chanted “Yid army” as Ms. Creeger and her husband were in the lift to […]