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Labour is 'aggressively extreme' under Jeremy Corbyn, warns Tory London mayor hopeful Zac Goldsmith

By Marcus Dysch, January 22, 2016

Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate for the London mayoral election, has launched a wide-ranging attack on Labour, describing it as “aggressively extreme”.

Jeremy Corbyn represented a “real danger” to both the country and the Jewish community, he suggested.


Zac Goldsmith: I’ve been the victim of anti-Jewish abuse

By Sandy Rashty, December 7, 2015

Tory mayor of London candidate Zac Goldsmith has revealed he has received antisemitic abuse on Twitter.

Speaking at the annual Conservative Friends of Israel lunch on Monday, Mr Goldsmith, whose father Sir James was Jewish, said: “I was brought up by my father to identify very strongly as Jewish.


Yes, I have regrets but I am still proud to be a Tatler Tory

By Jeremy Brier, November 26, 2015

Do Jews read Tatler? I expect so, if only to see what parties we're not invited to. But generally I doubt it's furnishing the coffee tables of many homes across North London so perhaps Tatler should think about expanding more into our market. What about Britain's Hottest Rabbis? Meet the Jewish Princesses Taking New York By Storm? Or, maybe, the Top 10 Finest Jewish Stately Homes?


No security threat from new arrivals, says minister

By Marcus Dysch, November 19, 2015

The House of Commons’ members’ tea room overlooking the Thames feels a long way from the horrors of Raqqa, Aleppo and Damascus.

But as Richard Harrington eats a slice of cake in the refined surroundings of Westminster, the desperate situation in Syria is foremost in his mind.


Communal groups urge Labour to take action against Gerald Kaufman over ‘Jewish money’ remarks

By Josh Jackman, November 2, 2015

Leading communal bodies have asked the Labour Party to censure Sir Gerald Kaufman after the veteran MP accused Israel of fabricating attacks and claimed the Conservative Party has been influenced by “Jewish money”.


Luciana Berger joins MPs and community leaders to highlight importance of poverty charity’s work in Israel conflict

By Sandy Rashty, October 20, 2015

Shadow Mental Health Minister Luciana Berger spoke movingly at a reception for Israel poverty charity Manna Meir Panim, which was held in Parliament on Monday evening.


Sir Eric Pickles: Foreign Office is ignoring Palestinian incitement in 'pathological' desire to be balanced

By Marcus Dysch, October 16, 2015

Conservative Friends of Israel chairman Sir Eric Pickles has accused the Foreign Office of “turning a blind eye” to Palestinian incitement as violence flares in Israel.

The former cabinet minister said Palestinian society had been “harmed by a widespread culture of hate” and “glorification of terror and violence against Jews and Israel”.


Baroness Williams stresses importance of Jewish-Muslim interfaith initiatives

By Sandy Rashty, October 14, 2015

Baroness Williams stressed the importance of Jewish-Muslim interfaith initiatives in Britain in the wake of the increasing violence in Israel.


Philip Hammond mocks Jeremy Corbyn over Israel speech

By Marcus Dysch, October 7, 2015

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has moved to reassure supporters of Israel of the government’s “unshakeable commitment" to the country.


Government acts to stop local councils boycotting Israel

By Marcus Dysch, October 3, 2015

The government has announced plans to amend legislation in order to stop local councils launching politically-motivated boycotts of Israel.

Communities and Local Government Secretary Greg Clark said the move would be a challenge to “the politics of division”.

It will aim to stop councils running divesting campaigns against UK defence companies and Israeli interests.