Politics

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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Jew hate and today’s Left

By David Hirsh, March 17, 2016

Last summer, Jeremy Corbyn swept to power in the Labour Party — in spite of his political support for the anti-peace and antisemitic Hamas and Hezbollah. And it did him no damage when it emerged that he had leapt to the defence of Raed Salah, the blood libeller, and Steven Sizer, the 9/11 conspiracist.

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Labour challenged over readmitting party member whose website carries antisemitic articles

By Marcus Dysch, March 9, 2016

A Labour Party member who was readmitted by its national executive committee runs a website which carries a number of antisemitic articles.

Gerry Downing runs the Socialist Fight group, which has defended Daesh and posted an article which stated: "Why Marxists must address the Jewish Question".

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MPs urge TFL to review procedures after unauthorised anti-Israel adverts appeared on tube trains

By Marcus Dysch, February 26, 2016

Transport for London has been urged to outline the measures it will take to stop unauthorised anti-Israel posters appearing on the tube network in future.

Labour MPs Tulip Siddiq and Wes Streeting have today written to the transport group’s managing director to ask for a clearer response to this week’s spate of “subvertisements” on trains in the capital.

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Veteran Labour MP Ivan Lewis in bid to be Manchester mayor

By Sandy Rashty, February 19, 2016

Ivan Lewis has announced his bid to become the first elected mayor of Greater Manchester.

The Labour MP for Bury South, who is Jewish, confirmed he will put himself forward for the position - a week after Manchester’s police and crime commissioner Tony Lloyd said he would also be seeking the Labour candidacy.

Mr Lloyd has served as Greater Manchester’s interim mayor since June 2015.

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Jewish Society makes new allegations in Oxford Labour antisemitism row

By Naomi Firsht, February 17, 2016

Labour-supporting students backed Hamas terrorists’ efforts to kill Jews, sang about rockets over Tel Aviv, and discussed “an international Jewish conspiracy,” it has been claimed.

Jewish students at Oxford University revealed a list of what they say are examples of antisemitism within the university’s Labour club.

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Government's plan to battle Israel boycott set to be launched

By Marcus Dysch, February 14, 2016

A senior minister is due to announce more details this week of the government’s intention to stop local authorities boycotting Israeli goods.

Cabinet Office Minister Matt Hancock is expected to visit Israel to issue guidance which will be applied to councils, NHS trusts, universities and other British public bodies.

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Jeremy Corbyn 'must do more' to address concerns, says Board of Deputies after meeting

By Marcus Dysch, February 9, 2016

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has met senior Jewish community chiefs for the first time since he was elected last year.

The Board said the session had "resulted in significant clarifications" of Mr Corbyn's views, but called on him to do more to address "profound and real concerns" about his past meetings with extremists and antisemites.

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Police chief to apologise to Lord Brittan's family over handling of false rape claim

By Naomi Firsht, February 7, 2016

The Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will meet Lord Brittan’s widow later this month to apologise for their handling of a false rape allegation.

Sir Bernard will meet Diana Brittan to apologise for Scotland Yard’s failure to confirm Lord Brittan’s innocence before his death last year.

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Parliamentary event cancelled after complaint over anti-Israel speaker

By Marcus Dysch, February 2, 2016

A Parliamentary event due to be hosted by a controversial Palestinian journalist has been cancelled after a pro-Israel group complained to the organisers.

Abdul Bari Atwan, former editor of the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, had been expected to chair a session in Portcullis House on Tuesday night featuring Palestinian students speaking on Skype from Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon.

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