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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.

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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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Labour MP calls on Jeremy Corbyn to act against antisemitism in party

By Marcus Dysch, April 4, 2016

Veteran Jewish Labour MP Louise Ellman has repeated her criticism of the party’s failure to tackle antisemitism among its members.

She said some activists were being allowed to “get away” with Jew-hate comments online, and called on leader Jeremy Corbyn to take action.

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Ex-Lord Mayor quits Labour Party over probe into Facebook posts

By Sandy Rashty, April 1, 2016

Bradford’s former Lord Mayor has quit the Labour party after an investigation was launched over a series of offensive posts on his Facebook page.

Khadim Hussain was suspended by Labour after complaints were lodged over the comments on social media – included a suggestion that Israel was secretly arming terrorist group Daesh.

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More Labour suspensions

March 31, 2016

Three more figures were this week suspended from Labour over allegations of antisemitism. The party acted against Bradford's former Lord Mayor Khadim Hussain, and activists Bob Campbell and Scott Nelson.

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Suspended Labour councillor speaks out over anti-Israel remarks

By Sandy Rashty, March 29, 2016

Bradford's former Lord Mayor Khadim Hussain has spoken out after he was suspended from the Labour party over a series of offensive comments on social media – including a remark that implied Israel was secretly arming terrorist-group Daesh.

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Expel Labour's enemy within

By Geoffrey Alderman, March 24, 2016

What is the Labour party's best course of action following the resurgence of anti-Jewish racism in its ranks? I propose to provide a partial answer to this question. But, before I do, let me say that the recent alarums triggered by the public antics of left-wing "activists" will have done some good if it forces Labour's political elite to confront this question.

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Arkush criticised for comments about trust

By Simon Rocker, March 23, 2016

The president of the Board of Deputies Jonathan Arkush has been criticised by Jewish Labour activists for saying that most Jews cannot trust the party.

In an interview with the London Evening Standard Mr Arkush said that the relationship between the Jewish community and the party under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership had been under "deep strain".

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Confusion as Labour deny lifting suspension on councillor who said Jews were behind Daesh

By Josh Jackman and Sandy Rashty, March 23, 2016
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