Antisemitism

Councillor suspended from Labour Party after claims she called Hitler 'greatest man in history'

By JC Reporter, April 10, 2016

A local councillor has been suspended from the Labour Party over a series of antisemitic tweets.

Aysegul Gurbuz is alleged to have praised Adolf Hitler, calling him the “greatest man in history”, and said she hoped Israel would be wiped out by an Iranian nuclear bomb.

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Board of Deputies attacks Jeremy Corbyn’s response to ‘clear-cut antisemitism’ in Labour

By JC Reporter, April 7, 2016

The Board of Deputies has described as “deeply disturbing” Jeremy Corbyn’s defence of his brother’s criticism of a Jewish Labour MP’s fears about antisemitism in the party.

Earlier this week Piers Corbyn tweeted that it was “absurd” for Louise Ellman, MP for Liverpool Riverside, to say the some activists were allowed to “get away” with Jew-hate comments online.

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The loyalists standing their ground against Labour's tide of hate

By Marcus Dysch, April 7, 2016

It is not an easy time to be a Jewish supporter of the Labour Party.

What with activists being suspended over allegations of antisemitism, a more hostile approach to Israel, and the damage done to the relationship with British Jewry by Ed Miliband's leadership and Jeremy Corbyn's election as his successor, many long-standing Jewish supporters are deserting the party.

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'France is losing a generation to hate'

By Shirli Sitbon, April 7, 2016

Experts on radicalisation in France have warned that an entire generation is being lost to extremists who peddle hatred of Jews.

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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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