Jew hate and today’s Left

By David Hirsh, March 17, 2016

Last summer, Jeremy Corbyn swept to power in the Labour Party — in spite of his political support for the anti-peace and antisemitic Hamas and Hezbollah. And it did him no damage when it emerged that he had leapt to the defence of Raed Salah, the blood libeller, and Steven Sizer, the 9/11 conspiracist.


More Labour pains

March 17, 2016

In any democracy it is important that there is a serious, credible opposition. Just as many Conservatives genuinely rue the collapse of Labour as a serious party of government, so those who care about Israeli democracy should rue the fact that its Israeli sister party is also now light years away from power (albeit for very different reasons).


Labour’s shame

March 17, 2016

Last summer, as Jeremy Corbyn was gliding serenely towards victory in the Labour leadership election, this newspaper asked him a series of questions about his associations with various antisemites.


British MPs unveil guide to tackling antisemitism at major Berlin conference

By Marcus Dysch, March 15, 2016

A large delegation of British Parliamentarians, including Justice Secretary Michael Gove, has attended the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) conference in Berlin.


Jewish students and York University agree over way forward in tackling antisemitism on campus

By Naomi Firsht, March 14, 2016

Jewish students and York University have pledged to tackle antisemitism together.

Members of the university’s Jewish society met university officials last week to discuss their complaints over the performance at York of the play Seven Jewish Children, which has been described as antisemitic.


Antisemites who hide behind anti-Zionism are guilty of hate speech, says Angela Merkel

By Toby Axelrod, March 14, 2016

Antisemitism masquerading as criticism of Israel must be recognised as pure hate speech, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told an international gathering of more than 100 parliamentarians.


Labour candidate dumped over ‘Hitler is Zionist God’ comment is elected as local party vice-chair

By Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2016

A former Labour parliamentary candidate who claimed Hitler might be a “Zionist God” and claimed Daesh should attack Israel appears to have been reappointed to a leading position in her local party.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to address a major conference on antisemitism in Berlin

By Toby Axelrod and Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2016

More than 100 parliamentarians from nearly 40 countries will meet in Berlin today for a major conference on antisemitism.

Participants, who include German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leading British politicians, will discuss issues such as Internet hate, community relations and antisemitism in sport, as well as legal, parliamentary and governmental responses to antisemitism.


Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams urges government to combat campus antisemitism

By JC Reporter, March 13, 2016

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has called on the government to act over the rise of antisemitism at British universities.

Lord Williams, who is now master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, revealed that he had written to Jo Johnson, the universities ministers, because of what he called the “muted” official response to Jew-hatred on campuses.


Small comfort

March 9, 2016

It was, of course, important and right that Gerry Downing should have been expelled from the Labour Party. But it is simply bizarre that he should ever have been readmitted in the first place — and that says much about the party under Jeremy Corbyn.