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Momentum criticised for holding antisemitism debate on a Friday night

By Sandy Rashty, May 25, 2016

Momentum, a hard-left group loyal to Jeremy Corbyn, has been labelled “insensitive” for hosting an antisemitism debate on a Friday night.

Jeremy Newmark, head of the Jewish Labour Movement, has criticised the group’s Haringey branch for hosting the event this Friday – arguing that observant Jews will be unable to attend because of Shabbat.

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LL Camps co founder Ben Lewis pleads guilty over indecent images of children charge

By JC Reporter, May 25, 2016

Naked pictures of three-and four-year-old girls were found on the mobile phone of one of the owners of a children’s summer camp, a jury heard this week.

The indecent images on Ben Lewis’s iPhone were discovered by a member of staff at LL Camps in Bushey, Hertfordshire, who said the sight of them had “polluted” her brain.

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Suspended Labour MP Naz Shah to answer questions from Leeds Jewish Community

By Josh Jackman, May 25, 2016

Naz Shah, the Labour MP who was suspended after a series of inflammatory posts on social media about Jews and Israel, is set to meet the Jewish community.

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Ex-Labour Enterprise Tsar Lord Sugar to do the same job for the Tory government

By JC Reporter, May 25, 2016

Lord Alan Sugar has been appointed the government’s Enterprise Tsar – for the second time.

The Apprentice presenter and Amstrad founder, who held the post in Gordon Brown’s Labour government in 2009, will now fulfil the same role for the Conservative administration.

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Jeremy Corbyn ‘sponsored conference that denounced Zionism as racist’

By Josh Jackman, May 25, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn sponsored a conference which called on the Labour Party to disaffiliate from its Jewish arm and denounced “the Zionist state as racist”, it has been claimed.

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Ponzi fraudsters jailed for total of 20 years

By JC Reporter, May 24, 2016

Three Ponzi fraudsters who fleeced investors out of £79.5milion and blew the cash on 'Bentleys, yachts and million pound houses' were jailed for a total of 20 years today.

Spencer Steinberg, 46, Michael Strubel, 54, and Jolan Saunders, 40, claimed they had won a contract to supply electrical goods to the Olympic Village ahead of the 2012 London games.

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Emotional evening at JW3 as film of wounded IDF soldiers trekking through India premieres

By Lianne Kolirin, May 24, 2016

There was not a dry eye in the house after First Lieutenant Ohad Roisblatt shared his moving life story at JW3 on Monday .

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Antisemitism inquiry is 'the Labour party looking at itself in the mirror', says chair Shami Chakrabarti

By Sandy Rashty, May 24, 2016

Shami Chakrabarti, chair of the Labour party’s inquiry into antisemitism, has described the investigation as “the Labour party, looking at itself in the mirror”.

Ms Chakrabarti, a lawyer and the former director of human rights group Liberty, also said she decided to join Labour because she did not want to be accused of being “out to make trouble”.

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John Mann pledges to confront Ken Livingstone again over 'Hitler backed Zionism' comment

By Sandy Rashty, May 24, 2016

John Mann, the Labour MP for Bassetlaw, has vowed to name and shame people who sent him abusive messages after he publicly called Ken Livingstone “a Nazi apologist” for claiming that Hitler backed Zionism.

Speaking at an Israel charity event on Monday night, Mr Mann said he had been accused of being part of a “conspiracy” for standing up against antisemitism.

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JFS headteacher resigns after leave of absence

By Rosa Doherty, May 24, 2016

Jonathan Miller has resigned as headteacher of JFS, it has been announced.

In an email to parents today, chair of governors Steven Woolf said: “I regret to inform you that the school has accepted Mr Miller’s resignation which will take effect at the end of the school year and his leave of absence will continue until that time.”

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