We cannot relent over Labour

By Leader, April 6, 2016

In recent months, we have reported a seemingly endless stream of stories about antisemitism and the Labour Party. Every week has brought a new example, meaning that a certain weariness is inevitable as the weeks — and stories — roll on.

A similar pattern follows each such report, with accusations that the JC is engaged in a witch-hunt against Jeremy Corbyn or even Labour itself.


Hard-left activists target Jewish MP in 'terrifying' campaign of abuse

By Marcus Dysch, April 6, 2016

A veteran Labour MP has been targeted by activists who are “hell-bent” on attacking her at meetings of her constituency party — reportedly because she is Jewish.


Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell ‘posted link to website honouring suicide bombers’

By Sandy Rashty, April 6, 2016

Labour’s Shadow Chancellor has been accused of promoting a website that pays “tributes to suicide bombers”.

A report in the Evening Standard claimed that John McDonnell used his own MP website to link to a webpage which paid tribute to terrorists in 2014.

It comes amid a rise of allegations of antisemitism within Labour party ranks.


Jeremy Corbyn says his brother was 'not wrong' to condemn Jewish MP’s antisemitism fears

By Marcus Dysch, April 6, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn has defended his brother for tweeting that it was “absurd” for a Jewish MP to call on the Labour leader to do more to tackle antisemitism.

Mr Corbyn said his sibling, Piers, was “not wrong” to claim that it was preposterous to question the leader’s efforts.


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.


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.


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”.


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.


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.


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.