Sacks paints grim prospect of Jewish exodus from Europe

By Daniel Sugarman, September 27, 2016

Lord Rabbi Sacks has warned of the prospect of Europe becoming “judenrein” – “free of Jews” - pleading for European leaders to “stop it now while there is still time”.

The Emeritus Chief Rabbi said that “in every single country of Europe, without exception, Jews are fearful for their or their children’s future”.


It’s game over for Labour under Corbyn’s ‘quasi-Marxists’, says Jewish peer who quit party

By Marcus Dysch, September 26, 2016

You can hear the pain in Parry Mitchell’s voice. But it is matched with a sense of indignation at what has happened to his party.

The peer, who resigned from Labour on Sunday following the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn, believes he is witnessing a complete re-drawing of the British political scene.


Lib Dems suspend former Tory MP over antisemitic rant

By JC Reporter, September 25, 2016

The Liberal Democrat party has suspended a former MP who posted a series of antisemitic tweets.

Matthew Gordon Banks, who served as a Conservative MP for Southport before joining the Lib Dems after he lost his seat, wrote on Twitter: “What fascinates me is that Farron's leadership campaign was organised and funded by London Jews.”


Investigation launched after 'unacceptable' Holocaust t-shirt seen at university event

By Josh Jackman, September 23, 2016

University students wearing t-shirts with racist phrases including “The Holocaust was a good time” at an official freshers’ event have prompted an investigation.

The t-shirt was worn during Exeter University Snowsports Club’s white t-shirt event on Tuesday. Another student was emblazoned with the words: “Don’t speak to me if you’re not white”.


Bouattia comments 'abhorrent'

By Daniel Sugarman, September 22, 2016

New comments on antisemitism from Malia Bouattia, the National Union of Students president, have sparked an angry response from Jewish students.

In an interview with the Guardian, Ms Bouattia appeared to suggest a row earlier this year over her views on Zionism had raised the NUS's profile.


Poison that has leaked into public debate

By Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, September 22, 2016

No one enjoys being on the receiving end of an insult. Yet it is a sad indictment of our times that insults of a certain mode can become the norm. In politics and the celebrity world they are widespread and likely to be considered the "price of doing business".

Prime Minister's Questions offers a useful illustration of this phenomenon.


Ruth Smeeth astounded at claim by Labour activist who verbally abused her that he was ‘smeared’

By Daniel Sugarman, September 16, 2016

Ruth Smeeth, the Jewish Labour MP, has said she is astonished at reported comments by the Labour activist who left her in tears at a high-profile party event earlier this year.

Mrs Smeeth was so upset when Marc Wadsworth verbally abused her at the launch of the Chakrabarti report on Labour antisemitism in June that she was forced to flee the room.


Jewish MP calls for immediate action after leaked document reveals activists targeted her

By Daniel Sugarman, September 15, 2016

Louise Ellman, Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside, has said she is “deeply concerned” after a document investigating the alleged behaviour of Liverpool Momentum activists was leaked.

The report highlighted the targeting of the Jewish MP and appeared to suggest the hard-left activists were intent on having the veteran politician deselected ahead of the next election.


UN hosts first-ever antisemitism conference

By Daniel Sugarman, September 15, 2016

The UN last week held a "High-level Forum on Antisemitism" for the first time in its seven-decade history.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon told participants via video-link: "Antisemitism is one of the world's oldest and most pernicious and deadly forms of hatred."


Government’s support for Israel remains constant amid ‘seismic’ political changes, says Amber Rudd

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2016

Amber Rudd, the new Home Secretary, has pledged to combat antisemitism and said she understood British Jews’ feelings of fear and vulnerability.

Ms Rudd said Theresa May’s government would stand “steadfastly alongside Israel”.