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'Unprecedented' demand from Conservatives for Israel tours

By Daniel Sugarman, August 23, 2016

A group of Conservative MPs and peers are visiting Israel this week, in the ninth trip of its type since the general election last year.

The visit, organised by Conservative Friends of Israel, will see UK parliamentarians meet both Israeli MKs and David Quarrey, the British Ambassador. They will receive strategic briefings and tour the country’s northern borders with Lebanon and Syria.


What Prime Minister Theresa May could mean for British Jews

By Marcus Dysch, July 11, 2016

When Theresa May attended a Board of Deputies meeting and held a sign declaring “Je Suis Juif” a week after the atrocity at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris, some thought it was merely an opportunistic photo opportunity.


The hopefuls who could fight to be next Prime Minister

By Marcus Dysch, June 29, 2016

Theresa May
Home Secretary, MP

As the longest-serving Home Secretary for more than a century, Mrs May is perhaps better placed than any other politician to understand British Jews’ concerns on extremism and rising antisemitism.


Tory mayor candidate Zac Goldsmith samples falafel in Golders Green

By Sandy Rashty, April 17, 2016

The Conservative candidate for London mayor Zac Goldsmith said he had “lots of delicious food” during a tour across north-west London with lobby-group Conservative Friends of Israel today.

Mr Goldsmith, who is hoping to succeed Boris Johnson at next month’s election, started the sunny Sunday morning in Edgware before heading to Golders Green.


Senior Conservative suspended amid 'antisemitism speech' allegations

By Marcus Dysch, April 12, 2016

A senior Conservative Party member has been suspended by the party after a Labour MP claimed he made antisemitic remarks at the launch of a local election campaign.

Abdul Zaman was said to have made inappropriate comments about Jews and women while speaking at a Bradford Conservative Association event.


Mayor of London candidates outline plans for capital at Jewish hustings

By Marcus Dysch, April 5, 2016

The leading candidates in the race to be the next mayor of London have outlined their views on issues including rising antisemitism and faith schools during the only Jewish hustings of the campaign.

Front-runners Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate, and Labour's Sadiq Khan were on the five-strong panel at the JW3 centre in north-west London.


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”.


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.


Zac Goldsmith asked to apologise over comparing pig farms to Auschwitz

By Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2016

The Conservative candidate to be London Mayor, Zac Goldsmith, has been criticised by a Labour MP for past remarks in which he compared the conditions on pig farms to Auschwitz.

Mr Goldsmith, said he would only eat organic meat and remarked on the state of slaughtered pigs which he said were “riddled with tumours”.


London mayor candidates meet Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

By Sandy Rashty, March 1, 2016

London Mayor candidates Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith took it in turns to visit Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at his home in north-west London this afternoon.

The respective Labour and Tory MPs, who are vying for the mayoral position, met Rabbi Mirvis to discuss issues facing the Jewish community.