Antisemitism

Towards a helpful definition

By Geoffrey Alderman, April 7, 2016

On March 30 last year, without any fanfare, a British government minister made probably the most important statement on anti-Jewish prejudice that any British government spokesperson has made. Yet that statement - an official expression of government policy - went almost totally unreported in the media.

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Hard-left activists target Jewish MP in 'terrifying' campaign of abuse

By Marcus Dysch, April 6, 2016

A veteran Labour MP has been targeted by activists who are “hell-bent” on attacking her at meetings of her constituency party — reportedly because she is Jewish.

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Jeremy Corbyn says his brother was 'not wrong' to condemn Jewish MP’s antisemitism fears

By Marcus Dysch, April 6, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn has defended his brother for tweeting that it was “absurd” for a Jewish MP to call on the Labour leader to do more to tackle antisemitism.

Mr Corbyn said his sibling, Piers, was “not wrong” to claim that it was preposterous to question the leader’s efforts.

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Activists 'hell-bent' on attacking Jewish Labour MP at constituency meetings

By Marcus Dysch, April 5, 2016

A veteran Jewish Labour MP has been targeted by activists who are “hell-bent” on attacking her at meetings of her constituency party.

The orchestrated campaign against Louise Ellman, MP for Liverpool Riverside, from within her own local branch has created an “intimidating and hostile” atmosphere for Jewish members, a councillor said this week.

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Chris Grayling accuses Labour of "an undercurrent of racism and bigotry"

By JC Reporter, April 5, 2016

A Conservative cabinet minister has launched a stinging attack on Labour over antisemitism in the party.

Chris Grayling, Leader of the House of Commons, said the apparent rise of Jew-hatred within Labour’s ranks was “striking and alarming”.

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Zac Goldsmith promises to keep London’s Jews secure if elected mayor

By Marcus Dysch, April 4, 2016

Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate to be the next mayor of London, has pledged to protect the capital’s Jewish community if he is elected next month.

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Labour MP calls on Jeremy Corbyn to act against antisemitism in party

By Marcus Dysch, April 4, 2016

Veteran Jewish Labour MP Louise Ellman has repeated her criticism of the party’s failure to tackle antisemitism among its members.

She said some activists were being allowed to “get away” with Jew-hate comments online, and called on leader Jeremy Corbyn to take action.

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Report points to concern over speakers on campus

By Marcus Dysch, April 1, 2016

London universities hosted a series of controversial speakers in the first months of the current academic year, including one who had tweeted that “Jews are evil”, a counter-extremism group has revealed.

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Ukip expels senior official over 'antisemitic abuse' at Christmas party

By Sandy Rashty, April 1, 2016

Ukip’s London chairman has been kicked out of the party after he allegedly shouted antisemitic slurs at a fellow member, the JC can reveal.

John Hellings is understood to have called one-time parliamentary candidate Nigel Sussman a “north London Jewish c***” at a Ukip Christmas party last December.

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Government investigates Islamic school over antisemitic leaflet

By JC Reporter, April 1, 2016

The Department of Education is investigating a school accused of promoting antisemitism and Islamic extremism.

The Islamic Tarbiyah Academy in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, is said to have used a leaflet quoting the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the antisemitic forgery which claims Jews are involved in a global conspiracy.

An investigation by Sky News uncovered the leaflet at the school.

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