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Labour antisemitism crisis has crossed red line, says Israeli ambassador Mark Regev

By Marcus Dysch, May 1, 2016

Mark Regev, Israel’s ambassador to Britain, has said the antisemitism crisis engulfing the Labour party has “crossed a red line”.

In his first television interview since arriving in London, Mr Regev told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that modern antisemites were targeting “the collective Jew”.

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Labour launches racism inquiry - the inside story revealed

By Stephen Pollard, April 29, 2016

The JC can reveal that the Labour Party inquiry announced this evening into racism – including antisemitism – was set up after a serious dispute between the offices of John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor and Jeremy Corbyn.

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The Livingstone Formulation finally fails to rescue Ken Livingstone

By David Hirsh, April 28, 2016

Ken Livingstone was suspended from the Labour Party today.He has been a significant figure as leader of the Greater London Council, a Member of Parliament, and the Mayor of London, for decades.

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Suspend Ken Livingstone from Labour over ‘Hitler supported Zionism’ comment, say MPs

By Marcus Dysch, April 28, 2016

Labour MPs have called for former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone to be suspended from the party after he claimed “Hitler was supporting Zionism” in the 1930s.

During an interview to discuss the suspension of Naz Shah over her antisemitic social media posts, Mr Livingstone claimed the Nazi dictator had initially backed moving Jews to Israel “before he went mad”.

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Jewish peer attacks Labour for having a "very particular problem" with antisemitism

By JC Reporter, April 28, 2016

A Jewish peer has accused Labour of having a “very particular problem” with antisemitism.

Baroness Neuberger said that the case of Naz Shah MP, who was suspended from the party on Wednesday over controversial social media posts, illustrated the extent of anti-Jewish feeling among the hard-left.

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Labour MP Naz Shah suspended by party following antisemitic posts

By Marcus Dysch, April 27, 2016

Labour MP Naz Shah has been suspended by the party following her Commons apology for a series of antisemitic social media posts.

The decision was taken this afternoon following a second meeting between Ms Shah and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Naz Shah says sorry for ‘hurtful, inexcusable’ posts and pledges to win back trust of Jewish community

By Marcus Dysch, April 27, 2016

Labour MP Naz Shah has apologised for the series of social media posts she made about Jews and Israel which led to her resigning as a parliamentary secretary to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

Ms Shah, the Bradford West MP, said the “manner and tone” of her posts was “not excusable”.

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Labour MP Naz Shah hired ‘Zio tweet’ councillor as parliamentary aide

By Marcus Dysch, April 27, 2016

Labour MP Naz Shah employed as an aide a councillor who posted antisemitic remarks on Twitter.

The Bradford West MP employed Mohammed Shabbir as a member of her staff and gave him a parliamentary email address, it has been claimed.

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Naz Shah steps down as private secretary after Facebook posts about Israel and Jews

By Marcus Dysch, April 26, 2016

Labour MP Naz Shah has stepped down as private secretary to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell after a series of social media posts she made about Jews and Israel were revealed.

The Bradford West MP, who defeated George Galloway in last year’s general election, backed the spending of “transportation costs” to move Israelis out of the Middle East.

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Labour MP Naz Shah backed plan to 'relocate Israelis to America'

By Rosa Doherty and Marcus Dysch, April 26, 2016

Labour MP Naz Shah claimed Israeli Jews should be “relocated” to America in a series of social media posts and posted an article which likened Zionism to Al Qaeda.

The Bradford West MP, who defeated George Galloway in last year’s general election, backed the spending of “transportation costs” to move Israelis out of the Middle East.

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