Jeremy Corbyn condemns antisemitism report for focus on Labour as communal bodies praise findings

By Josh Jackman, October 16, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party leader, has criticised a parliamentary committee’s report on antisemitism in Britain for its “disproportionate emphasis on Labour”.

The Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee, which had been investigating antisemitism in Britain since April, said Mr Corbyn does not fully appreciate “the distinct nature of contemporary antisemitism”.


Bank Leumi chief says London is still financial capital despite Brexit

By Lianne Kolirin, October 3, 2016

London remains a “significant global financial centre” even after Brexit, according to the UK arm of the Israeli financial institution Bank Leumi.

At a Rosh Hashanah party for the bank’s clients, partners and associates on Wednesday night, Eli Katzav, CEO of Bank Leumi (UK), underlined the continued importance of the British capital as a financial centre in the world.


Inside the Momentum echo-chamber

By Marcus Dysch, September 27, 2016

The gothic Black-E building in the centre of Liverpool may have been impressive, but the welcome inside could hardly have been less so.

This was the home of The World Transformed, the pseudo-conference run by the hard-left, pro-Jeremy Corbyn Momentum group.

Just a 10-minute walk away from the main Labour conference, it was billed as the place to be this week.


It’s game over for Labour under Corbyn’s ‘quasi-Marxists’, says Jewish peer who quit party

By Marcus Dysch, September 26, 2016

You can hear the pain in Parry Mitchell’s voice. But it is matched with a sense of indignation at what has happened to his party.

The peer, who resigned from Labour on Sunday following the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn, believes he is witnessing a complete re-drawing of the British political scene.


Alienated by Corbyn? Come home to the Lib Dems, says leader

By Marcus Dysch, September 16, 2016

The Liberal Democrats will be a "warm home" for Jews who have been alienated by Labour's antisemitism crisis, according to Tim Farron.

Describing his "very sincere" desire to offer the community a centre-left alternative, the Lib Dem leader is promoting his party as the only option for Jewish Labour activists who feel they cannot support Jeremy Corbyn.


Boundary changes may impact constituencies with large Jewish communities

By Daniel Sugarman, September 13, 2016

Proposed changes to the boundaries of Parliamentary constituencies may significantly affect areas with large Jewish populations.

The Boundary Commission for England published its boundary recommendations this morning. The proposals, due to take effect in 2018, include suggestions to create new constituencies, abolish others, and redraw the borders of many more.


Government’s support for Israel remains constant amid ‘seismic’ political changes, says Amber Rudd

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2016

Amber Rudd, the new Home Secretary, has pledged to combat antisemitism and said she understood British Jews’ feelings of fear and vulnerability.

Ms Rudd said Theresa May’s government would stand “steadfastly alongside Israel”.


Jeremy Corbyn 'misinformed' over Bernie Sanders 'support'

By Josh Jackman, August 24, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders has denied that he sent a message of support to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr Corbyn told supporters at a phone bank event on Monday that the Jewish senator, who lost out to Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic Party nomination, had favourably compared the two politicians.

A spokesman for Mr Corbyn later admitted that this was a mistake.


'Israel is creating terrorists with a justified grudge', Baroness Tonge claims

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2016

Baroness Tonge has accused Israel of being responsible for the rise of Islamist terrorism and Daesh.

The life peer told the House of Lords that Israel was provoking a generation of violent extremists who would have “a justified grudge” against Israel and Britain.


I was 'ignorant and stupid' for making antisemitic comments, says Naz Shah

By Marcus Dysch, July 18, 2016

Naz Shah, the Labour MP was who suspended from her party for antisemitic social media posts, has said she was “ignorant” and “stupid” when she published the offensive messages.

Ms Shah apologised earlier this year for the series of comments she made about Jews and Israel, and was readmitted to the party following a disciplinary process earlier this month.