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TalkRADIO fined £75,000 over George Galloway’s lack of partiality in discussion of Labour antisemitism, days after the former MP spread false story of murder of Arab child

The radio channel, TalkRADIO, has been fined £75,000 for breaching rules on impartiality in three programmes hosted by the controversial former MP, George Galloway. Two of the programmes concerned antisemitism in the Labour Party. In assessing the breaches, Ofcom concluded that the programmes, one of which covered the poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal, had […]

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Labour leadership hustings for Jewish community sheds light on candidates’ records and positions on antisemitism

The issue of antisemitism dominated the Labour leadership hustings in London yesterday, which was organised by the Party’s Jewish affiliate and moderated by the Jewish journalist Robert Peston. In her introductory remarks, Dame Margaret Hodge MP, who is Jewish, said that antisemitism “hasn’t just penetrated the Labour Party but has chronically infected our Labour Party,” […]

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“You did nothing” on antisemitism, says former MP Ruth Smeeth to Labour’s deputy leadership candidates in blistering attack at hustings

The Jewish former Labour MP, Ruth Smeeth, delivered a blistering rebuke to candidates for the Party’s deputy leadership post at a hustings, telling them that when it came to antisemitism, “you did nothing”. In fact, she even claimed that some of the candidates “shouted at me for raising” the scandal of antisemitism in the Party, […]

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Labour councillor suspended for claiming George Michael’s music career was damaged by his opposition to “illegal wars by the Zionists”

A Labour councillor has reportedly been suspended for claiming on social media that George Michael’s music career was damaged by his opposition to “illegal wars by the Zionists”. Lyn Boyd, who serves on the Durham County Council and is the cabinet support member for finance, was accused of promoting a “wide range of antisemitic tropes […]

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CAA writes to John Bercow about his experiences of antisemitism in the Conservative Party

Campaign Against Antisemitism has written to John Bercow seeking further information about his account of antisemitism in the Conservative Party. Mr Bercow, a longtime MP who left the Conservative Party when he became Speaker of the House of Commons in 2009, revealed in an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine in the course of promoting […]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Chief of Staff Karie Murphy deemed “completely unfit” for peerage, but over allegations of bullying rather than Labour antisemitism

Jeremy Corbyn’s Chief of Staff, Karie Murphy, has been deemed “completely unfit” for a peerage by the House of Lords Appointments Commission, which considers appointments to the upper chamber, after Mr Corbyn nominated her. However, the Commission’s conclusion was reportedly based on accusations of bullying rather than Labour antisemitism. Ms Murphy is accused by staff […]

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Labour suspends councillor who said “Jewish leaders are worse than Nazis” and referenced “Zionists’ attempts to influence our political processes”

The Labour Party has suspended a councillor who said that “Jewish leaders are worse than Nazis” and referenced “Zionists’ attempts to influence our political processes”, adding for good measure that those supposed efforts were “racist”. Andy Kay, who had been serving as a cabinet member for finance and governance on Darwen Council in Lancashire, has […]

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Labour’s Afzal Khan claimed he was “mortified” for “accidentally” sharing antisemitic social media post but didn’t remove it for six months after apologising

The Labour MP, Afzal Khan, who claimed that he was “mortified” for “accidentally” sharing an antisemitic social media post, nonetheless did not remove the post for six months after apologising. Mr Khan, who serves as the Shadow Immigration Minister, said that he was “sincerely sorry about this genuine accident” when it was revealed last year […]

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Emily Thornberry tells Holocaust Memorial Day audience that Jeremy Corbyn “will always call out” racism, after Labour leader appears to back Rebecca Long-Bailey as successor

Labour leadership hopeful Emily Thornberry has praised Jeremy Corbyn for “always calling out those people who play the race card” at a Holocaust Memorial Day event. Speaking at an event at Islington Assembly Hall to an audience that included fellow local MP Mr Corbyn, Ms Thornberry advised that it was not just the pupils present […]

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All MPs sign up to International Definition of Antisemitism, except Labour’s Graham Stringer, Tahir Ali, Andy McDonald and Grahame Morris

All Members of Parliament have reportedly signed up to the International Definition of Antisemitism, with the exception of Labour’s Graham Stringer, Tahir Ali, Andy McDonald and Grahame Morris, apparently “despite repeated attempts to contact them,” according to the All Party Group Against Antisemitism, which organised the campaign. Sinn Fein’s seven MPs, who do not take […]

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Andrew Percy, leader of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Antisemitism, faults both major parties for “disgusting rise in antisemitic tropes”

Andrew Percy, the MP who leads the All Party Parliamentary Group on Antisemitism, has criticised both major parties for tolerating a “disgusting rise in antisemitism tropes”. Speaking last week during the Holocaust Memorial Day debate in the House of Commons, Mr Percy warned the Conservatives, of which he is a member, against engaging in conspiracies involving the […]

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Scandal erupts at pro-Corbyn MP Sam Tarry’s local branch, where senior JVL members who originally nominated him as Labour candidate submit an antisemitic motion which he fails to condemn

A scandal has erupted at the Party branch of the new pro-Corbyn MP, Sam Tarry. Last week, at the Cranbrook and Valentines branch of the Labour Party in Mr Tarry’s Ilford South constituency, a motion was carried declaring that there was “no antisemitism in the Labour Party” and attacking the Board of Deputies of British […]

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Controversial new Labour MP Zarah Sultana embroiled in yet another scandal about Jews

A controversial new Labour MP with a history of unseemly comments, including about Jews, is embroiled in yet another such scandal. Zarah Sultana, newly elected to represent Coventry South (albeit with a drastically reduced majority), reportedly told a Jewish student that it was “privilege” that allowed them to argue for peace in the Middle East, […]

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Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy pledges to implement all EHRC recommendations and calls for suspension of activist Rachael Cousins

Lisa Nandy, a candidate for the Labour leadership, has pledged to implement any and all recommendations made in due course by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in its full statutory investigation into the antisemitism in the Labour Party. The EHRC launched the investigation on 28th May 2019, following a formal referral and detailed […]

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Labour leadership contender Jess Phillips suspends staffer accused of saying Israel “inflicting Holocaust conditions”

Labour leadership contender, Jess Phillips, has reportedly suspended her constituency office manager and key aide, Salma Hamid, for posting offensive tweets, including one accusing Israel of “inflicting Holocaust conditions on Palestinians.” Problematic tweets have been uncovered which Ms Hamid reportedly posted 2014 and 2016, before she joined Ms Phillips’ office. In one exchange, Ms Hamid […]

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Local Labour branch accused of bullying Luciana Berger will now debate affiliation to the antisemitism-denial group, Jewish Voice for Labour

The local Labour branch in Liverpool Wavertree, which has been accused of bullying its former Jewish MP, Luciana Berger, is to debate affiliating to Jewish Voice for Labour. The motion to be debated reads: “Wavertree CLP [Constituency Labour Party] agrees to affiliate to the socialist and anti-racist organisation Jewish Voice For Labour at the earliest […]

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Former DPP Lord MacDonald QC describes Labour arrest cases, prompted by CAA and LBC, as “very extreme stuff” and “well capable of comprising a criminal offence”, as the Met awaits decision from CPS

Lord MacDonald QC, the former Director of Public Prosecutions, has revealed that he believes not only that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has had sufficient time to review the cases of the arrested Labour members and should announce its conclusions, but that the evidence suggests that crimes have indeed been committed. Lord MacDonald, who headed […]

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Former MP Anna Turley says Northern working-class voted to reject Labour antisemitism

The former MP for Redcar has revealed that working-class voters in her constituency were outraged by Labour’s antisemitism crisis, even though the area has no Jewish community. Anna Turley, Labour’s former MP who was defeated in her bid for reelection in the North Yorkshire constituency, disclosed that “[Jeremy] Corbyn was an issue on almost every […]

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Watch Met Commissioner tell LBC she’s waiting for CPS to charge Labour members arrested by police after CAA reported them, as she also concedes “we have seen more” antisemitic crime

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has disclosed that six arrests have been made over antisemitism in the Labour Party in connection with a dossier referred to the Met by Campaign Against Antisemitism. Cressida Dick, the UK’s most senior police officer, told LBC this morning that six arrests were made in early 2019 and five […]

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Conservative Party investigating Councillor Mohammad Aslam over Facebook post claiming Jewish MP was “funded by Israel lobby”

The Conservative Party is reportedly investigating Councillor Mohammad Aslam over posts he allegedly shared on Facebook, including a claim that Jewish Labour MP, Ruth Smeeth, who lost her seat in the recent election, was “funded by [the] Israel lobby.” Under the International Definition of Antisemitism adopted by the British Government, “Making mendacious, dehumanising, demonising, or […]

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Prime Minister uses Chanukah message to tell Jews “you have every decent person in this country fighting by your side” but Jeremy Corbyn fails to even mention Labour’s antisemitism and turns his message political

The contrast could not be starker in the Chanukah messages from Britain’s political leaders. Countering antisemitism was central in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s video message. He said: “Today as Britain’s Jews seek to drive back the darkness of resurgent antisemitism, you have every decent person in this country fighting by your side. Britain would not […]

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Over fifty Jewish Cambridge professors and students pen article describing the “social cost of speaking out” against antisemitism after Jewish students inundated with Labour leaflets

Fifty Jewish professors and students at the University of Cambridge have written an article protesting the political Left’s belittling of antisemitism and dismissal of their concerns. The endorsers of the article include Prof. Simon Sebag Montefiore, Prof. David Abulafia and Daniel Janner QC. The intervention was prompted by a campaign event featuring the (successful) Labour […]

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France’s leading left-wing politician, Jean-Luc Melenchon, calls Labour antisemitism claims “baseless” and suggests “Likud networks” were behind Jeremy Corbyn’s election defeat

France’s leading left-wing politician, Jean-Luc Melenchon, has weighed in on the UK’s general election, claiming that one of the reasons that Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn lost the election was “baseless accusations of antisemitism” and “the various influence networks of the Likud”, Israel’s ruling party. Mr Melenchon published his analysis in French on Facebook, where it caused […]

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Poll says 16% of 2017 Labour voters wavered this time because of antisemitism as another poll claims Labour’s leadership was the main issue driving ‘defection’

A Deltapoll commissioned shortly before the election found that 16 percent of 2017 Labour voters were wavering about voting for the Labour Party again because of antisemitism. The fieldwork, with a very large sample size of 12,147 in England, Scotland and Wales, was carried out by Deltapoll from 29th November to 2nd December. Among all […]

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“Let’s annihilate them all”: Leaked documents show rampant antisemitism in Labour and disciplinary processes unfit for purpose

Leaked documents show that antisemitism is rampant in the Labour Party and that its disciplinary processes are unfit for purpose. Notwithstanding Jeremy Corbyn’s claims to the contrary, many cases have resulted in lenient sanctions, if any. Several newspapers have highlighted a handful of alarming cases, a selection of which are summarised below. One Labour Party […]

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CAA investigators unearth shocking social media posts by former Labour candidate Jann Oliver who claimed to have stepped down “for personal reasons”

Jann Oliver, until recently a Labour candidate in the general election, was deselected by the Party’s ruling body in November for what her constituency branch called “personal reasons”. However, Campaign Against Antisemitism can reveal that Ms Oliver also had a history of antisemitic social media activity. In June, Ms Oliver was selected to represent the […]

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Ewa Jasiewicz, who vandalised the Warsaw Ghetto, now campaigns for Labour

A woman who was roundly condemned for vandalising the Warsaw Ghetto to advance her political opinions about Israel is now campaigning for the Labour Party. Activist Ewa Jasiewicz sprayed political “Free Gaza and Palestine” on the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto in 2010, the largest and most well-known of the ghettos designated by the Nazis […]

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Watch as Matt Hancock heckled at hustings for raising Labour antisemitism

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, was heckled at a general election hustings for raising Labour’s institutional antisemitism in the debate. The event, in his constituency of West Suffolk, elicited cries of “shame on you” and “racist” when Mr Hancock said that he was passionate about ridding antisemitism from our politics. The audience’s outburst comes as […]

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Corbyn shares platform with Labour candidates with troubling records on anti-Jewish racism as Labour launches race manifesto

The launch of Labour’s controversial Race and Faith manifesto today was mired with controversy, as Mr Corbyn shared a platform with Labour candidates with troubling records on anti-Jewish racism. The event was delayed and already overshadowed by the Chief Rabbi’s unprecedented intervention criticising the Labour Party over its institutional antisemitism and the manifesto’s sinister pledge […]

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Labour’s race manifesto calls for reform of Equality and Human Rights Commission, despite being subject to investigation by EHRC after complaint by CAA

The Labour Party is due to launch its Race and Faith Manifesto tomorrow. The manifesto includes a pledge to “Enhance the powers and functions of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, making it truly independent, to ensure it can support people to effectively challenge any discrimination they may face.” Gideon Falter, Chief Executive of Campaign […]

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University of Warwick backs lecturer Dr Goldie Osuri who told students Labour antisemitism claims are “an Israeli lobby kind of idea”

The University of Warwick has backed a lecturer who dismissed concerns over Labour’s ongoing antisemitism crisis by saying such concerns are “an Israeli lobby kind of idea.” In a lecture on 11th November, Dr Goldie Osuri posited in a recording obtained by Campaign Against Antisemitism that “the next time they say that the Labour Party […]

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One Labour candidate and one member of Labour’s NEC administered Facebook group assisting members accused of Holocaust denial

It has emerged that two senior Labour figures — one a general election candidate and the other a member of Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) — were administrators of a Facebook group reportedly set up in order to assist Party members subject to internal disciplinary investigations, including over antisemitism. One candidate involved in the Facebook […]

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JVL produces guide to deceive voters that Labour “has done nothing wrong”

Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL), an antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation, has produced a guide for canvassers advising that they tell voters worried about antisemitism that “the party has done nothing wrong” and that “any Jew who leaves the UK after the election of a Labour Government will be making the mistake of […]

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Labour candidate Laura McAlpine heckled for defending Corbyn’s record on Hamas and terrorists, and her own campaign staff

Labour’s Harlow general election candidate was heckled at a hustings for defending Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s relationship with the genocidal antisemitic group Hamas and other terrorists. Laura McAlpine, who is fighting to unseat the Conservative MP in the marginal seat, described Mr Corbyn as “a man of peace”, and dismissed a questioner asking about Mr […]

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Labour deselects candidate Ed Murphy after it emerges he described the IDF as “international pirates” secretly backed by the Conservatives

Ed Murphy, the Labour Party general election candidate for North West Cambridgeshire, has reportedly been deselected by the Party after it emerged that he accused the Israel Defence Forces of being “international pirates” secretly backed by the Conservatives on Peterborough City Council. Mr Murphy, who is a councillor on Peterborough City Council, reportedly deleted a […]

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Labour claims 24 public figures who denounced Corbyn and Labour over antisemitism are actually just racists and misogynists

The Labour Party has vehemently rejected criticism from the 24 public figures who denounced Jeremy Corbyn and Labour over antisemitism and accused several of them of antisemitism, Islamophobia and misogyny. Twenty-four non-Jewish authors, actors, television and radio presenters, human rights campaigners and technologists wrote to The Guardian denouncing Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party over […]

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Top non-Jewish authors, actors, television and radio presenters, human rights campaigners and technologists unite to denounce Corbyn and Labour over antisemitism

Twenty-four non-Jewish authors, actors, television and radio presenters, human rights campaigners and technologists have written to The Guardian denouncing Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party over antisemitism. Noting that the Party is now under statutory investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission following legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant, the […]

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Labour candidate after candidate embroiled in antisemitism or Jew-baiting scandals in ongoing betrayal of Labour values and British Jews

In Liverpool Walton, Labour frontbencher Dan Carden has been accused of having sung The Beatles’ song “Hey Jude”, substituting the lyrics with “Hey Jews” during a private bus journey last year. Mr Carden has denied the claim, and Jeremy Corbyn has said that he is “looking into it”. In Coventry South, Labour candidate Zarah Sultana, […]

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Labour frontbencher, Laura Pidcock, reportedly uses words from Jesus Christ’s crucifixion to describe critics of Jeremy Corbyn at her campaign launch

Laura Pidcock, the Labour Party’s Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights, who is tipped to become Labour’s new Deputy Leader, reportedly used words from Jesus Christ’s crucifixion to describe critics of Jeremy Corbyn at her campaign launch. Ms Pidcock, who was elected the MP for North West Durham in 2017, said: “I know we […]

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Claudia Webbe, who defended Ken Livingstone after he compared a Jewish journalist to a concentration camp guard, reportedly selected as Labour’s candidate in safe seat

Claudia Webbe, who defended Ken Livingstone after he compared a Jewish journalist to a concentration camp guard, has reportedly been selected as the Labour Party candidate for the safe Labour seat of Leicester East. Ms Webbe was appointed as the candidate by a selection panel that included two representatives of the party’s governing body, the […]

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John McDonnell falsely claims Ian Austin’s criticism of Labour antisemitism and Jeremy Corbyn was because he’s “employed by the Tories”

Campaign Against Antisemitism is disgusted at suggestions by Labour frontbencher John McDonnell that Ian Austin, who quit the Labour Party over antisemitism and recently gave a series of interviews criticising the Labour leader over antisemitism and extremism, did so because he is “employed by the Tories”. Mr Austin, who is the adopted son of a […]

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Rebecca Jenkins, Labour’s candidate in Redditch, reportedly shared Facebook post supporting antisemitic Tower Hamlets mural

Rebecca Jenkins, Labour’s candidate in Redditch near Birmingham, reportedly shared a Facebook post supporting the large antisemitic public mural in Towers Hamlet. According to the political website Guido Fawkes, Ms Jenkins shared and commented on a post showing the infamous mural, using a now-deleted Facebook account. She reportedly wrote “Hear hear!” to a post with […]

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BBC Panorama investigation into Labour antisemitism shortlisted for British Journalism Award, as is maker John Ware

BBC Panorama is a finalist in the British Journalism Awards in the category of ‘Investigation’ for its programme titled “Is Labour Anti-Semitic?”, which explored antisemitism in the Labour Party. The episode’s creators, John Ware, Leo Telling, Neil Grant and Rachel Jupp, have also been shortlisted in the ‘Politics Journalism’ category. The programme, which was televised […]

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Gideon Bull withdraws candidacy after CAA publicises past ‘Shylock’ comment, but Labour candidates who have said and done worse remain

Gideon Bull, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate in Clacton, has withdrawn his candidacy after Campaign Against Antisemitism publicised a past comment he made referring to a Jewish fellow Labour councillor as “Shylock” earlier this year, in an apparent reference to the villainous Shakespearean Jewish moneylender. Cllr Bull reportedly made the comment when he was a Labour […]

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Ian Austin is a “hero of the Jewish community” as he declares “Labour is poisoned with anti-Jewish racism” and announces he will not seek re-election

The former Labour MP Ian Austin, who resigned from the Party over antisemitism, has given a series of powerful interviews this morning condemning antisemitism in the Labour Party and announcing that he will not be seeking re-election. Speaking on Sky News, Mr Austin, who is an honorary patron of Campaign Against Antisemitism, was asked if […]

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Gavin Shuker accuses erstwhile Labour colleagues of “chucking the Jews under the bus”

Gavin Shuker, a former Labour MP who quit the Party over antisemitism, has accused his former colleagues who remained in Labour of “chucking the Jews under the bus.” Reacting to the news that Labour’s Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, will not stand for re-election, Mr Shuker declared on BBC’s Newsnight that “the moderates in the Labour […]

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Chris Williamson’s letter of resignation from Labour reads like manifesto against Jews

The disgraced MP, Chris Williamson, has submitted an extraordinary letter of resignation from the Labour Party that reads like a manifesto against Jews, replete with references to a “witch hunt”, “smears”, outsized Israeli power and opposition to Labour’s adoption of the International Definition of Antisemitism. He also suggests that the General Secretary of the Labour […]

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Another rabbi calls for tactical voting against Labour

It is being reported that a second rabbi has written to his congregants urging them to vote for the party most likely to defeat Labour in their constituency. Rabbi Yuval Keren of Southgate Progressive Synagogue wrote that “the problem lies with Jeremy Corbyn and the present Labour leadership who tolerate and allow antisemitism to rise […]

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John McDonnell says Labour’s approach to antisemitism is an example to other parties

The Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell, has audaciously claimed that on antisemitism the Labour Party will “come out of this I think as an example of how you do address these issues within a political party and I think other political parties need to learn from that.” Mr McDonnell made the extraordinary remark […]

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Labour candidate advocates “violent resistance” against Israelis, using language of antisemitic genocidal terrorist groups

Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Coventry South, Zarah Sultana, has reportedly endorsed “violent resistance” against Israelis, in language typically used by antisemitic genocidal terrorist groups as such Hamas and Hizballah. In a Facebook post, Ms Sultana corrected a previous post saying “I wrote ‘right to non violent resistance’. Best believe that was an error and I […]

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Momentum’s Laura Parker defends Jeremy Corbyn and Labour on antisemitism

Laura Parker, Momentum’s National Coordinator, was challenged on LBC on Labour’s antisemitism crisis and the role of Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn. Ms Parker recognised that the antisemitism crisis “has troubled people” but insisted that Momentum “has been clear there is no place for antisemitism in the Labour Party or in wider society,” claiming that “Labour […]

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Labour’s John McDonnell insists “we’re doing everything we can” on antisemitism

John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, has insisted that Labour is doing “everything we can” to eradicate antisemitism from the Labour Party. Appearing on yesterday’s The Andrew Marr Show, Mr McDonnell was confronted with three Jewish headlines expressing horror at the prospect of Mr Corbyn becoming Prime Minister. He responded by saying: “I’m […]

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Tory Party Chairman: “Jews will leave if Corbyn wins”

The Sunday Telegraph has run a front page story quoting James Cleverly, the Chairman of the Conservative Party, saying: “A number of Jewish friends of mine…have just said that if he [Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn] got anywhere near the levers of power they would be out of here. I never thought in my lifetime that […]

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Senior Reform Rabbi Jonathan Romain urges congregants to shun Labour

Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, a prominent rabbi and former chair of the Movement for Reform Judaism, has taken the unprecedented step of writing to all of his congregants urging them to vote tactically against Labour. Rabbi Romain, who is usually considered to be on the left-wing of the liberal Reform denomination, reportedly sent the letter […]

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History will judge Labour MPs who campaign to put an antisemite in charge of our country

It is no secret that Labour’s Parliamentary Party has always been at odds with its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and his inner circle. Their differences have been numerous and varied, but over time it was clear that his cultivation of antisemitism in the Labour Party was prominent among them. At first, Labour MPs tolerated these differences […]

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Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Siobhan Benita says Sadiq Khan in “increasingly difficult place” over Labour antisemitism

The Liberal Democrats’ candidate for the London Mayoralty says Mayor Sadiq Kahn is finding himself in an “increasingly difficult place” trying to balance solidarity with the Jewish community while remaining in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. Siobhan Benita, who hopes to defeat Mr Khan in the mayoral election next year, added that: “Whether he likes it […]

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Labour’s “ultimate insult” to Jewish community as JVL councillor suspended after “Jew Process” remark is now being pushed to replace Louise Ellman

A Labour councillor who was briefly suspended for dubbing the Party’s disciplinary process as “Jew process” is being pushed to stand in Dame Louise Ellman’s Liverpool Riverside seat. Dame Louise resigned from the Labour Party over its antisemitism scandal and local activists are now reportedly promoting Jo Bird, who was suspended from the Labour Party […]

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Just seven percent of Jews would consider voting for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour

A new poll suggests that as little as seven percent of the Jewish community would consider supporting the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership in the next general election. This was an even lower figure than the thirteen percent support that the Party registered in a previous poll ahead of the 2017 general election. The […]

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Secretary of Labour branch in Redditch resigns after sharing antisemitic posts on social media

Alan Mason, the Redditch Constituency Labour Party Secretary, resigned on 14th October after revelations that he had posted antisemitic material online. Mr Mason had shared comments on Facebook suggesting that Jewish Labour MP Ruth Smeeth was funded by an “Israel lobby”; the Rothschilds funded the Nazis; Hillary Clinton’s “Zio Mafia strillionaire [sic] friends in London […]

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Ken Loach calls Panorama programme on Labour antisemitism “disgusting”

The controversial filmmaker Ken Loach has described the BBC Panorama programme on antisemitism in the Labour Party as “probably the most disgusting programme I’ve ever seen on the BBC.” The episode of the BBC’s flagship investigative documentary series was titled “Is Labour Anti-Semitic?” and was televised in July. Over the course of the programme, former […]

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Co-founder of Extinction Rebellion reportedly shared social media posts dismissing Labour antisemitism and defending Ken Livingstone

Gail Bradbrook, a former biophysicist and co-founder of the climate protest group, Extinction Rebellion, reportedly shared social media posts dismissing Labour antisemitism as a “smear” and defended offensive comments by Ken Livingstone. According to The Sun Dr Bradbrook shared a post in 2016 that described claims that certain comments made by Mr Livingstone were antisemitic […]

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Jewish Voice for Labour member Stephen Marks, who defended Jackie Walker, is re-elected to Labour’s disciplinary body

Stephen Marks, a member of the antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation, Jewish Voice for Labour, has been re-elected to Labour’s National Constitutional Committee, the Party’s disciplinary body. Mr Marks signed a 2017 petition in support of Jackie Walker, a former vice-chair of Momentum and one of those exemplifying the institutionalisation of antisemitism in […]

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Jewish Labour MP Dame Louise Ellman to face no confidence motion on Yom Kippur

Dame Louise Ellman, the veteran Jewish Labour MP and chair of Labour Friends of Israel (LFI), is expected to face a no confidence motion in the St Michael’s ward Labour branch of her Liverpool Riverside constituency on the evening of Yom Kippur, during the Kol Nidrei service. Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) is the […]

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Emergency motion against Labour’s proposed changes to disciplinary rules on antisemitism was put forward by member previously suspended over antisemitism allegations

It has emerged that the figure behind an emergency motion at the Labour Party Conference against controversial new disciplinary rules on antisemitism previously said that Jewish organisations are “in the gutter” and “part of the problem” and was himself suspended from the Party. Glyn Secker, the Secretary of the antisemitism-denial group and sham organisation, Jewish […]

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Debate on Labour’s controversial new disciplinary rules on antisemitism timed for Jewish sabbath when observant Jews cannot participate

The Labour Party has timed a debate on proposed new disciplinary procedures for antisemitism complaints at its annual conference for the Jewish sabbath, Shabbat, when religiously observant Jews will be unable to participate. The Party has also failed to consult the Jewish community or even its own Jewish affiliate over the proposals. Under the proposed […]