UK news

Jewish journalist criticises Twitter after becoming victim to the 'yellow Jewish star of the digital age'

By Lianne Kolirin, June 8, 2016

A Jewish journalist has called on Twitter to crack down on trolling, after he became the victim of antisemitic and homophobic abuse online.


Charedi teenagers rescued after getting caught by rising tide on coastal walk

By Lianne Kolirin, June 7, 2016

A large group of Charedi schoolchildren has been rescued after getting lost on a coastal walk in Kent.

The group of 34 teenagers and two adults from Stamford Hill, north London reported themselves lost, while walking along a beach near St Margaret’s Bay and Dover Harbour – an area prone to rock fall.


Labour has a ‘genuine problem’ with antisemitism at every level, says George Osborne

By Sandy Rashty, June 7, 2016

George Osborne has described antisemitism in the Labour Party as a “cancer”.

Speaking at a charity dinner in central London last night, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said that under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the Labour Party had lost its way.


Momentum activist suspended by Labour over 'Zionist criminals' blog supporting Ken Livingstone

By JC Reporter, June 6, 2016

Momentum activist Marlene Ellis has been suspended from the Labour Party over a blog which accused Jeremy Corbyn of playing “right into the hands of Zionist criminals” by suspending Ken Livingstone.


Award-winning playwright Sir Peter Shaffer dies, aged 90

By JC Reporter, June 6, 2016

Sir Peter Shaffer, the Oscar-winning playwright whose work included Equus and Amadeus, has died aged 90.

In a statement, his agent, Rupert Lord, said he was travelling in Ireland when he fell seriously ill and died with his niece Cressida by his side.


A second prayer for the Queen on her second 90th birthday

By Josh Jackman, June 6, 2016

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has released a one-off version of the Prayer for the Royal Family, in honour of the Queen’s official 90th birthday.

The monarch will celebrate her second 90th birthday of the year on Saturday, when the new prayer will be said for the first and last time at United Synagogue shuls around Britain.


London coroner rapped for publicising letter alleging bullying from Charedi community

By Simon Rocker, June 6, 2016

A London coroner has been formally reprimanded for publicising a letter in which she alleged that she was being bullied by the Orthodox Jewish community.


Hovis is now certified kosher

By Rosa Doherty, June 6, 2016

Hovis breads have been certified by the Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din for the first time in the brand’s 130-year history, it has been announced.


Tom Watson pulls out of community discussion on antisemitism at last minute citing 'childcare commitments'

By Josh Jackman, June 6, 2016

Tom Watson, Labour deputy leader, pulled out of a communal event addressing antisemitism in his party at the last minute.

The main attraction of yesterday's panel discussion, Mr Watson cited "childcare commitments" for cancelling his appearance at 'Antisemitism of the Left: a Labour Party problem?' five and a half hours before the doors opened.


Jacqueline Walker claims her suspension from Labour was part of a conspiracy

By Sandy Rashty, June 2, 2016

Jacqueline Walker, the vice-chair of the hard-left Momentum group loyal to Jeremy Corbyn, has claimed she has been the victim of a conspiracy.

Ms Walker, who was readmitted to the party after being suspended over allegations of making antisemitic comments, said: “There is a little bit of a conspiracy going on”.