Sandy Rashty

Time to end Arab brainwashing: 'I will take Iraqi tribal leaders to see the real Israel'

By Sandy Rashty, June 9, 2016

Hamid Al-Sharifi has a plan to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Arab world.

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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.

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‘Jew-marking’ app removed by Google

By Sandy Rashty, June 3, 2016

An app that marks out Jewish people and organisations by putting brackets around their names, has been withdrawn by its provider.

Coincidence Detector, which could be found on the Google Chrome app store, enabled its users to identify Jewish people and institutions by putting triple brackets around their names.

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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”.

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Parent relives horror as LL Camps trial reveals abuse

By Sandy Rashty, June 2, 2016

Sarah still feels sick to her stomach.

For the past 10 months, the 35-year-old mother has closely followed events surrounding LL Camps, the children's camp formerly run by directors Ben Lewis and Tal Landsman.

Sarah, who asked not to give her surname, had sent her five-year-old son Josh to the camp over the past two years.

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Community support raised for Israel tour boy

By Sandy Rashty, June 2, 2016

Members of the community have rallied to support a mother-of-three who launched a fundraising campaign to allow her son, who has Asperger syndrome, to go on an Israel tour.

Single mother Janine Greyman, 42, launched the online campaign to pay for a support worker to join her son Ryan Isaacs on tour with youth movement FZY.

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Rhea Wolfson blocked in attempt to win seat on Labour NEC after Ken Livingstone’s suspension

By Sandy Rashty, June 1, 2016

Rhea Wolfson’s attempt to replace Ken Livingstone on Labour’s National Executive Committee has been blocked.

Ms Wolfson was the only Jewish candidate standing for election to the NEC.

The vacancy came about after Mr Livingstone was suspended from the party after he claimed Hitler backed Zionism.

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Labour activist suspended for claiming Jews financed the slave trade allowed back in the party

By Sandy Rashty, May 28, 2016

Jackie Walker, the Labour activist who was suspended for claiming that Jews were “chief financiers of the sugar and slave trade” has been readmitted to the party.

Ms Walker, vice-chair of Momentum, a hard-left group loyal to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, was suspended after her comments were brought to the party’s attention by the JC.

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Ken Livingstone's LBC radio show axed

By Sandy Rashty, May 28, 2016

Ken Livingstone's show on LBC has been dropped in the wake of the controversy surrounding his comment that Hitler backed Zionism.

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Tal Landsman tells of relief and delight at not guilty verdict in LL Camps cruelty trial

By Sandy Rashty, May 27, 2016

Tal Landsman – the co-founder of LL Camps – has spoken out after he was found “not guilty” of cruelty at St Albans Crown Court today.

In his first ever interview, Mr Landsman, 26, has told the JC he was “delighted” with the verdict. He described the case as “a traumatising experience” – but said it had not discouraged him from working with children in the future.

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Over 900 sign petition to save jobs of four JFS staff

By Sandy Rashty, May 27, 2016

The jobs of four “likeable” JFS staff members are in jeopardy after the resignation of the school’s former headteacher Jonathan Miller was announced this week.

An online petition, which was launched by a JFS student on Thursday, has claimed that the school’s four community officers were asked to leave after Mr Miller quit.

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Church group that sends volunteers to the West Bank to "witness life under occupation"

By Sandy Rashty, May 27, 2016

In a meek, gentle voice, young Hannah Griffiths informs the crowd that she has an important story to tell.

The largely female, 40-strong audience that has come to hear her speak at a south London bookshop await her story with stern, concerned looks.

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Wizo is thanked by Regev for its key contribution

By Sandy Rashty, May 27, 2016

Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev hailed the contribution of British women to his country when he addressed Wizo's annual dinner in central London on Monday.

He told the 300 guests - who raised a record £350,000 - that having established Wizo in 1920, British women have continued to make an impact by backing its 800 Israeli educational and welfare centres for people of all faiths.

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Mother's anger as son set to miss Israel tour

By Sandy Rashty, May 26, 2016

A single mother has launched a campaign to raise money for a support worker to accompany her autistic son on Israel tour this summer.

Janine Greyman said that without specialist help, her 15-year-old son Ryan Isaacs, who has Asperger's Syndrome, will not be able to go on the trip with the FZY youth movement in July.

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British Yeshiva students injured in car crash in Hungary being treated in London hospital

By Sandy Rashty, May 25, 2016

A British yeshiva student, who was seriously injured in a car crash in Hungary this month, underwent intensive surgery on Tuesday.

A source close to the family said Yehuda Roittenbarg underwent surgery at the Royal London Hospital after he was injured in the car crash with friend Binyamin Cohen a fortnight ago.

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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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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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Young Jews ‘more engaged’ in EU vote than other ethnic minorities

By Sandy Rashty, May 20, 2016

Young Jews are more likely to register to vote in the EU referendum than young people from other ethnic minority communities, according to a leading campaigner.

A YouGov poll of 1,300 young adults aged 18 to 30 found that young people from black and ethnic minority communities (BME) were less likely to vote than people from a white background.

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Debating the Middle East - without a fight

By Sandy Rashty, May 19, 2016

The secret to hosting Israel-related events without attracting "megaphone wars" lies in promoting balanced criticism and not tolerating antisemitism, according to a leading expert.

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