G4S in dark over Labour plan to boycott security firm over Israel ties

By Marcus Dysch, November 24, 2015

Global security giant G4S has told the JC it would be “disappointed” if Labour ended its deal to secure the party’s annual conference over the firm’s links to Israel.

But a company executive said it had not had a formal clarification of last week’s decision by Labour’s national executive committee to boycott G4S over its work in Israel and the Palestinian territories.


Labour Party votes to boycott G4S over links to Israel

By JC Reporter, November 21, 2015

The Labour Party’s national executive committee has voted to boycott security company G4S, over its links to Israel.


London mayor hopeful Sadiq Khan says he’s met 'countless people' who think 9/11 was a Mossad plot

By Marcus Dysch, November 19, 2015

Labour’s London mayor candidate Sadiq Khan has described his experience of meeting extremists who claim the September 11 terror attacks were a “Mossad conspiracy”.

Mr Khan said he had come across people who believed Jewish workers in New York had been “tipped off” to stay away from the Twin Towers before the planes hit the buildings.


'Challenge those who delegitimise Israel', Hilary Benn tells Friends group

By Marcus Dysch, November 17, 2015

Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary has urged the party to combat delegitimisation of Israel, but did not spell out opposition to boycotts of the country.

Hilary Benn told supporters of Labour Friends of Israel that the bonds between his party and the country were “strong and run deep”.


Did Jeremy Corbyn back artist whose mural was condemned as antisemitic?

By Marcus Dysch, November 6, 2015

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn apparently backed the painting of a mural which was condemned as having antisemitic undertones.

The graphic, Freedom for Humanity, was painted on a property near Brick Lane in London’s East End by renowned international graffiti artist Kalen Ockerman, known as Mear One, in 2012.


Foolishness of Kaufman

By Daniel Finkelstein, November 5, 2015

Sir Gerald Kaufman has a poor grasp of statistical theory. This may seem an odd response to his outrageous remarks about fellow Jews but I think apposite. Last week, Sir Gerald made another of his extraordinary interventions on the subject of Israel.


Labour urged to act on Kaufman

By Josh Jackman and Marcus Dysch, November 5, 2015

Labour must take "firm" disciplinary action against veteran MP Sir Gerald Kaufman following his allegations about "Jewish money" influencing Conservative policy, communal leaders have said.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called Sir Gerald's remarks "unacceptable and deeply regrettable" on Tuesday, but no further action has been taken by the party.


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”.


Boycotts are misguided

By Michael Dugher, October 29, 2015

Last week, I joined over 150 British artists and authors, including JK Rowling, Tom Holland and Simon Schama, in backing a new network promoting co-existence and dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians.


Labour veteran Sir Gerald Kaufman claims 'Jewish money' has influenced Conservatives

By Josh Jackman and Sandy Rashty, October 28, 2015

Veteran Labour MP Sir Gerald Kaufman has accused Israel of fabricating the recent knife attacks in the country and claimed the Conservative Party has been influenced by “Jewish money”.

Speaking at a Palestine Return Centre event in Parliament on Tuesday, Sir Gerald said that the British government had become more pro-Israel in recent years.