Labour

Naz Shah quits committee investigating antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, May 3, 2016

Naz Shah, the Labour MP suspended by the party for a series of antisemitic social media posts, has said she will temporarily step down from a Commons committee investigating Jew-hatred.

Ms Shah, Bradford West MP, will not be involved in the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into rising antisemitism in Britain.

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Professor leading Labour inquiry defends links with IJV

By JC Reporter, May 3, 2016

The academic helping to lead Labour’s inquiry into antisemitism in its ranks, has responded to concerns over his links to a group that has claimed allegations of Jew-hatred in the party are “baseless and disingenuous”.

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Herzog sharply criticises British Labour Party

By JC Reporter, May 3, 2016

The head of Israel’s Labour Party, Isaac Herzog, has expressed his outrage at the allegations of antisemitism within its UK counterpart.

In a letter to UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, he said: "As someone whose father served in the British army and risked his life fighting against Hitler and the Nazis, the views expressed by Ken Livingstone... were particularly horrific."

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Labour inquiry professor has links to group that says antisemitism claims are "baseless"

By JC Reporter, May 2, 2016

The man helping to lead Labour’s inquiry into antisemitism is a named supporter of a group which has dismissed allegations of Jew-hatred in the party as “baseless and disingenuous”.

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Labour councillor called for the relocation of Jews

By Rosa Doherty, May 2, 2016

Labour Councillor, Ilyas Aziz, called for Jews to be “relocated” to America.

According to the website Guido Fawkes, Mr Aziz, who backed Jeremy Corbyn for leader, shared a post arguing that Israeli Jews should “relocate” to America “now”.

The Nottingham councillor wrote on Facebook in July 2014: “Jews and Muslims lived together in the Middle East in peace pre 1948.

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Antisemitism row used to undermine Corbyn, says Len McCluskey

By Rosa Doherty, May 2, 2016

Unite chief Len McCluskey has said the row about antisemitism is being used to undermine Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr McCluskey’s comments, came as the months-long row over antisemitism allegations in the party reached new heights in recent days.

Ex-mayor Ken Livingstone and MP Naz Shah were both suspended from the party for comments they made.

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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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