UK news

Ken Livingstone defends Hitler row comments and attacks ‘media lies’

By Sandy Rashty, May 6, 2016

Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London, has accused the media and “Blairite” MPs of distorting his claim that Hitler was a “Zionist”.


Livingstone says creation of Israel was ‘great catastrophe’

By Sandy Rashty, May 6, 2016

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone described the creation of Israel as “a great catastrophe”, it has been revealed - a week after he was being suspended from the Labour party for claiming Hitler was a “Zionist”.


Labour loses seats in Jewish districts of England and Scotland

By Sandy Rashty, May 6, 2016

Local election results across the country have revealed the apparent extent of disaffection with the Labour Party.

While Labour retained overall control of Bury Council, its support collapsed in Prestwich – at the heart of Manchester's Jewish community.


David Beckham to star at JW3

By Josh Jackman, May 6, 2016

David Beckham will speak at JW3 community centre next month.

The former England captain is to be interviewed by BBC Radio 4 presenter Kirsty Young on June 14 about his football career and ‘7: The David Beckham Unicef Fund,’ a charity which helps children around the globe.


Lord Weidenfeld Fund offers to fund settlement of refugee children in UK

By Rosa Doherty, May 6, 2016

The Lord Weidenfeld fund has welcomed David Cameron’s decision to accept unaccompanied child refugees from Europe, and has offered to help finance them.


Rubbish skip is daubed with Star of David graffiti

By Sandy Rashty, May 5, 2016

Council officials are investigating the vandalism of a skip, after a resident spotted a Star of David daubed on its side.

A Jewish man, who did not want to be named, said he was shocked after he spotted the graffiti in south Essex this afternoon.

He took a picture of the vandalism as evidence.


'Inspirational' Liora mourned

By Rosa Doherty, May 5, 2016

Tributes have been paid to a 20-year-old teaching assistant whose battle for survival was supported by communities around the world.

Liora Rosenberg died last Saturday night after more than a week on life support. She had contracted pneumonia and suffered a bleed to the brain.


Chief Rabbi among hundreds of voters turned away amid polling chaos in Barnet

By Sandy Rashty and Josh Jackman, May 5, 2016

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and his wife Valerie were among hundreds of Barnet residents who were turned away from polling stations today.

The couple, who attempted to vote at around 8:30am this morning, were turned away as a result of administrative errors.


Labour support among British Jews collapses to 8.5 per cent

By Marcus Dysch, May 4, 2016

Just 8.5 per cent of British Jews would vote Labour if there was an election tomorrow, an exclusive JC poll has revealed.

And 38.5 per cent of Jews give Labour the worst possible mark – 5 out of 5 – for antisemitism among party members and elected representatives.

The poll results come as Jeremy Corbyn's party is engulfed by an antisemitism crisis now entering its fourth month.


SNP bar activist over hate posts

By Marcus Dysch, May 4, 2016

The Scottish National Party has barred a party activist from taking part in campaigns after his antisemitic Facebook posts were revealed.

Amjed Hussain, who campaigned alongside First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during her manifesto launch for this week’s election, has shared a video which alleged that Mossad carried out the 9/11 terrorist hijackings.