Jeremy Corbyn to meet Board leaders in 'acid test' talks

By Josh Jackman, December 13, 2015

Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush has announced he will meet Jeremy Corbyn.

Speaking at the Board plenary meeting on Sunday, Mr Arkush revealed that he and chief executive Gillian Merron had accepted an invitation for a face-to-face meeting with the Labour Party leader in the second week of February.


When the Left fought fascists

By Colin Shindler, December 10, 2015

Hilary Benn's remarkable speech during the Syria debate in parliament last week did not please everyone. It did however align voting to bomb Daesh installations with past traditions of the Labour party which are rarely mentioned today.


Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn to visit Israel

By Marcus Dysch, December 9, 2015

Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn is to visit Israel and the West Bank next week, it has been announced.

He is expected to meet Israeli politicians during time in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv before travelling to Ramallah.


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.