Fringe won’t act over musician’s quenelle gesture

By Rosa Doherty, August 19, 2015

An artist performing at the Edinburgh Fringe festival has been criticised for performing a quenelle salute outside Edinburgh Castle.

Alison Chabloz, whose solo acoustic show at the festival is called Autumn’s Here, has posted pictures of the inverted Nazi salute in response to Israel supporters.


Why Jeremy Corbyn’s radical 'friend' Abou Jahjah blamed the JC for being banned from Britain

By Marcus Dysch, August 19, 2015

An extremist who claims he is a friend of Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn once blamed the JC for being banned from Britain.

Dyab Abou Jahjah, a former Hizbollah fighter and leader of a radical Muslim group, had addressed two meetings in London in March 2009 – one while sitting alongside Mr Corbyn in Parliament.


Revealed: Jeremy Corbyn attended event hosted by Holocaust denier's group in 2013

By Marcus Dysch, August 18, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn attended an event run by Holocaust denier Paul Eisen’s charity in 2013, despite his claim not to have had any contact with the group in recent years.

The Labour leadership frontrunner attended a Deir Yassin Remembered commemoration in St John’s Wood Church, north west London, in April 2013.

The group was founded by Mr Eisen.


Anti-Israel activists attack JC for challenging Jeremy Corbyn

By Marcus Dysch, August 18, 2015

Dozens of prominent anti-Israel activists have signed an open letter attacking the JC for highlighting of Jeremy Corbyn’s links to antisemites and Holocaust deniers.


Jewish school daubed with swastika

By Rosa Doherty, August 17, 2015

A Jewish school in east London has been targeted by vandals in the last 24 hours.

Shomrim, the volunteer security group in Stamford, announced via Twitter that graffiti of a swastika with the words “Yids” and “s**t” had been painted across the gate of a school in Woodberry Down, Hackney.


Scottish police launch campaign against hate

By Josh Jackman, August 17, 2015

Police Scotland has launched a campaign to combat rising antisemitism in the country.

A police spokesperson said that the campaign, entitled “Scotland: No place for prejudice,” would seek to “encourage more people to come forward and speak out and report hate crimes.”


Labour to investigate after MP called ‘Zionist scumbag’ for opposing Jeremy Corbyn

By Marcus Dysch, August 17, 2015

Labour will investigate after dozens of antisemitic messages were sent to non-Jewish MPs who have criticised party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn.

John Mann, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, said he had received more than 40 abusive emails and tweets in the past six weeks.

They referred to him as “utter filth” and a “Zionist stooge”.


Jewish group appeals for judicial review of council’s Israel boycott

By Josh Jackman, August 13, 2015

A Jewish activist group has said it will issue legal proceedings against Leicester City Council over the local authority’s boycott of Israeli products.


MP attacks Miliband over abuse: Interview with Labour's John Mann

By Marcus Dysch, August 6, 2015

Ed Miliband failed his fellow Jewish MP Luciana Berger when she was targeted by neo-Nazi internet trolls, according to Parliament's leading campaigner against antisemitism.

Labour MP John Mann said the response of his former party leader to the attacks had been a "moral and ethical failure of profound implications".


Boris Johnson rejects criticism of planned hate-crime hotline

By Marcus Dysch, August 4, 2015

London mayor Boris Johnson has denied that a planned hotline for reporting hate crime in the capital will have a detrimental impact on existing services.

Opposition was voiced to the proposal earlier this week after internal emails from the mayor’s office revealed a new phone number would be launched for Jewish, Muslim and LGBT Londoners to report abuse.