Antisemitism

Far right still flies the flag of hate

By Mark Gardner, May 5, 2016

When I meet people who need antisemitism explained, I usually begin by showing them three items from the old Jewish defence archives.

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SNP bar activist over hate posts

By Marcus Dysch, May 4, 2016

The Scottish National Party has barred a party activist from taking part in campaigns after his antisemitic Facebook posts were revealed.

Amjed Hussain, who campaigned alongside First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during her manifesto launch for this week’s election, has shared a video which alleged that Mossad carried out the 9/11 terrorist hijackings.

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Antisemitic tweets aimed at Spurs fans reported to police

By Josh Jackman, May 4, 2016

Vitriolic antisemitic tweets aimed at Tottenham Hotspur fans following the team’s match against Chelsea on Monday have been reported to the police.

The stream of abuse, which came from many separate users and included references to Auschwitz and “bastard Jews,” followed the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge that marked the end of Spurs’ Premier League title challenge.

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Chief Rabbi Mirvis warns Labour antisemitism inquiry must not be a ‘sticking plaster’

By Marcus Dysch, May 4, 2016

There is a “severe” antisemitism problem within Labour, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has claimed in his first public comments on the crisis engulfing the party.

In a wide-ranging article explaining his concerns about the allegations and comments of recent weeks, Rabbi Mirvis attacked those who, he said, had tried to separate Zionism and Judaism.

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Naz Shah quits committee investigating antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, May 3, 2016

Naz Shah, the Labour MP suspended by the party for a series of antisemitic social media posts, has said she will temporarily step down from a Commons committee investigating Jew-hatred.

Ms Shah, Bradford West MP, will not be involved in the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into rising antisemitism in Britain.

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Professor leading Labour inquiry defends links with IJV

By JC Reporter, May 3, 2016

The academic helping to lead Labour’s inquiry into antisemitism in its ranks, has responded to concerns over his links to a group that has claimed allegations of Jew-hatred in the party are “baseless and disingenuous”.

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Labour inquiry professor has links to group that says antisemitism claims are "baseless"

By JC Reporter, May 2, 2016

The man helping to lead Labour’s inquiry into antisemitism is a named supporter of a group which has dismissed allegations of Jew-hatred in the party as “baseless and disingenuous”.

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Labour councillor called for the relocation of Jews

By Rosa Doherty, May 2, 2016

Labour Councillor, Ilyas Aziz, called for Jews to be “relocated” to America.

According to the website Guido Fawkes, Mr Aziz, who backed Jeremy Corbyn for leader, shared a post arguing that Israeli Jews should “relocate” to America “now”.

The Nottingham councillor wrote on Facebook in July 2014: “Jews and Muslims lived together in the Middle East in peace pre 1948.

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Antisemitism row used to undermine Corbyn, says Len McCluskey

By Rosa Doherty, May 2, 2016

Unite chief Len McCluskey has said the row about antisemitism is being used to undermine Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr McCluskey’s comments, came as the months-long row over antisemitism allegations in the party reached new heights in recent days.

Ex-mayor Ken Livingstone and MP Naz Shah were both suspended from the party for comments they made.

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Jeremy Corbyn: 'We stand against antisemitism in any form'

By Marcus Dysch, May 1, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn has made a renewed effort to outline his opposition to antisemitism.

Speaking at a May Day rally in central London, Mr Corbyn said Labour stood “absolutely” against Jew-hatred in any form.

His comments came as the months-long row over antisemitism allegations in the party reached new heights in recent days.

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