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.


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.


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.


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

By Josh Jackman and Sandy Rashty, March 23, 2016

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.


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.


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.


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".


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.


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.