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Judge who ruled in Labour membership appeal challenged over being a "Zionist"

By JC Reporter, August 13, 2016

Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn have suggested that the judge in the Labour membership case may have been influenced by his "Zionist" background.

Lord Justice Jack Beatson ruled in the Court of Appeal on Friday that Labour had the right to block new members from voting in the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith.

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TK Maxx withdraws ‘Nazi-style’ t-shirt from sale

By Rosa Doherty, August 12, 2016

Leading retailer TK Maxx has apologised for selling a t-shirt with lightning bolts resembling the Nazi SS symbol.

TK Maxx removed the t-shirts – featuring the symbols on top of a circle – today.

The tops had been on sale in UK stores.

A spokesman said: “At TK Maxx we take product matters very seriously and appreciate that this t-shirt was brought to our attention.

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Leading UK kosher store issues warning after Israeli salmonella fear

By Daniel Sugarman, August 12, 2016

One of London’s biggest kosher supermarkets has announced that customers should return certain hummus and tehina products to the store, amid concerns that they may contain salmonella.

Kosher Kingdom in Golders Green, north-west London, emailed customers on Thursday night, warning them that there was “a very slight chance of salmonella” in Shamir Salads products which contain tehina.

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The woman with the 'best job in the world'

By Simon Rocker, August 11, 2016

The head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the body which is charged with advancing equality and countering discrimination knows first-hand the problems women face in trying to get to the top.

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Snake prank teens sent home from Israel tour

By Daniel Sugarman, August 11, 2016

More than half the boys in a Bnei Akiva Israel tour group were sent home after a dead snake was draped over the door of a female leader and tour members urinated outside her room.

Nine members of the group were expelled from the programme two days before it was due to end. One of those sent home has claimed that many of the nine were not involved in the snake incident.

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She rowed back from the brink

By Darren Witcoop, August 11, 2016

Four years ago, rowing cox Zoe de Toledo's confidence was in tatters after a disastrous performance at the Oxford and Cambridge boat race.

Ms De Toledo blamed herself after the Oxford crew lost an oar and, with it, the race. But that nightmare will surely be erased in Rio on Saturday when she coxes Team GB's female crew in the rowing eights final.

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Fury at peerage for Chakrabarti

By Marcus Dysch, August 11, 2016

Jewish Groups have reacted furiously to the announcement that Shami Chakrabarti is to be elevated to the House of Lords.

Ms Chakrabarti, who led the investigation into allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party earlier this summer, was awarded a peerage by Jeremy Corbyn in last week's resignation honours, following David Cameron's departure as Prime Minister.

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Now spotlight turns on Milne

By Marcus Dysch, August 11, 2016

The lanky man weaving between tables of coffee-drinking MPs goes largely unnoticed, but as Jeremy Corbyn's chief spin doctor, Seumas Milne is a man of real significance.

As executive director of strategy and communications, he is widely seen as the leading general in Mr Corbyn's team.

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Academic's Shoah 'industry' claim

August 11, 2016

Norman Finkelstein, the Jewish anti-Zionist academic, has described the Labour Party's antisemitism crisis as "pseudo-contrived strife" and "hysterias orchestrated by Israel supporters".

Professor Finkelstein made the comments at a week-long summer school organised by the British Communist Party and hosted by Westminster University in London.

The American political scientist was giving the f

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Don't carry on with this slogan, says EHRC

August 11, 2016

One case taken up recently by the Equality and Human Rights Commission concerned a website, keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk, through which customers can create their own variations on the slogan "Keep Calm and Carry On".

When the commission was alerted to examples such as "Keep Calm and Burn Jews", it wrote to the company to ask for their removal.

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