Politics

Labour MP Naz Shah backed plan to 'relocate Israelis to America'

By Rosa Doherty and Marcus Dysch, April 26, 2016

Labour MP Naz Shah claimed Israeli Jews should be “relocated” to America in a series of social media posts and posted an article which likened Zionism to Al Qaeda.

The Bradford West MP, who defeated George Galloway in last year’s general election, backed the spending of “transportation costs” to move Israelis out of the Middle East.

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Labour activist suspended for saying Israel uses Holocaust as ‘a political tool’

By Marcus Dysch, April 25, 2016

Labour has suspended a party member who posted a Facebook status claiming the Holocaust was “a political tool” used by Israel.

John McAuliffe, who writes for online publications and says he is a foreign affairs specialist, claimed Israel had established “a financial racket in the West”.

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Ukrainian parliament votes in Jewish prime minister

By Josh Jackman, April 14, 2016

Ukraine has its first Jewish prime minister after the parliament gave its approval for speaker Volodymyr Groysman to take the post.

Mr Groysman, 38, was voted in by a margin of 257 to 50 after MPs formally accepted the resignation of former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

The former leader announced on Sunday that he intended to step down after two years in office.

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New plan to tackle antisemitism in the Labour Party

By Marcus Dysch, April 13, 2016

The Jewish Labour Movement has unveiled a plan to tackle antisemitism within the Labour Party.

Working with MPs and activists around the country, the JLM wants to change party rules to ensure members who commit acts of Jew-hate are dealt with quickly and potentially banned for life.

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Parliamentary committee to investigate growth of antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, April 12, 2016

An inquiry into the rise of antisemitism has been launched by a leading Parliamentary committee.

The Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee announced this afternoon that it would carry out a “short inquiry” into Jew-hatred.

The probe will consider whether prejudice against the Jewish community has increased, and whether the dangers facing Jews have emerged from terrorism.

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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.

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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.

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Confusion as Labour deny lifting suspension on councillor who said Jews were behind Daesh

By Josh Jackman and Sandy Rashty, March 23, 2016
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Jeremy Corbyn ‘disappointed’ by Lord Levy over Labour peer’s party quit threat

By Sandy Rashty, March 22, 2016

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he is “disappointed” with Lord Levy after the Jewish peer threatened to would quit the party if it did not address allegations of rising antisemitism within its ranks.

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Donald Trump’s Jewish adviser attacks rabbis over Aipac boycott

By JC Reporter, March 18, 2016

Donald Trump’s Jewish lawyer, Michael Cohen, has said rabbis who plan on boycotting the Republican candidate should be “ashamed”.

Mr Trump will give a speech to around 18,000 attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington DC on Sunday.

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