Labour

Jeremy Corbyn pulls out of conference at which antisemitic cartoonist is due to appear

By Josh Jackman, August 13, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has pulled out of a conference where he was due to appear alongside antisemitic cartoonist Carlos Latuff.

The Islington North MP, who is the frontrunner in the race to become Labour leader, confirmed his withdrawal from the event after the JC queried his attendance among seven key questions representing communal fears over his potential leadership.

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Don't vote for Jeremy Corbyn, urges new Labour Friends of Israel chair Joan Ryan

By Marcus Dysch, August 10, 2015

The new chairman of Labour Friends of Israel has acknowledged the “deep concerns” around Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign and urged supporters to instead back a figure who could play a key role in the Middle East peace process.

Joan Ryan was appointed to lead LFI in Parliament on Monday, replacing Anne McGuire who stood down at the general election.

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MP attacks Miliband over abuse: Interview with Labour's John Mann

By Marcus Dysch, August 6, 2015

Ed Miliband failed his fellow Jewish MP Luciana Berger when she was targeted by neo-Nazi internet trolls, according to Parliament's leading campaigner against antisemitism.

Labour MP John Mann said the response of his former party leader to the attacks had been a "moral and ethical failure of profound implications".

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Labour has abandoned its Friends in a lurch left

By Josh Glancy, July 30, 2015

Can you still be Jewish on the British left? A few months ago, just before the General Election, I wrote a piece about British Jews and their decaying relationship with the Labour party with this question as the headline.

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Corbyn win could have benefit

By Geoffrey Alderman, July 30, 2015

Although a lifelong trade-unionist, I have never been wealthy enough to afford the luxury of indulging in a socialist mindset. Neither am I a member of the Labour party. But the present kerfuffle over the party leadership interests me a great deal. At the July 20 "hustings", the four leadership contenders addressed a Jewish audience.

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Confessional couples promise to be good

By Rosa Doherty, July 23, 2015

It is not often that a hustings can seriously be described as "the hottest ticket in town", but Monday's event with the four Labour leadership contenders certainly attracted the crowds.

The 270-seat hall at JW3 was filled to capacity, and other rooms had to be made available to accommodate the ticketless who turned up and followed proceedings on a video link.

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Delay in care costs cap is 'a blow to elderly'

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

A four-year delay in capping care costs and increasing the level of assets those in residential care can retain has been condemned as "a real blow to many older people and their families".

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Jeremy Corbyn clarifies Balfour Declaration remark after hustings confusion

By Rosa Doherty, July 21, 2015

Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has ended confusion over remarks he made during a hustings event with the Jewish community.

He appeared alongside fellow MPs Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall at the JW3 community centre in north-west London on Monday at an event organised by Labour Friends of Israel, the Jewish Labour Movement and the JC.

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Who is prepared to point Labour in the right direction on Israel?

By Robert Philpot, July 16, 2015

Liz Kendall, the plucky leadership candidate who is trying to reconnect Labour to political reality after five years of Ed Miliband, is right about much that ails her party.

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WATCH: Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn: Why I called Hamas our friends

July 14, 2015

MP Jeremy Corbyn has explained why he described Hamas and Hezbollah as “friends” during a parliamentary meeting on the Middle East.

Read the full story here.

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