Marcus Dysch


Marcus Dysch
Registered: 10 July 2008
Location: Edgware
Reporter for the JC




David Cameron worried over Labour’s ‘wrong’ direction on Israel

By Marcus Dysch, May 5, 2015


David Cameron has spoken of his concern about Labour’s approach to Israel and Hamas as he begins his final tour of Britain before election day.

Campaigning in the Hendon constituency in north-west London, the Prime Minister said he understood the fears of the Jewish community in the face of the terror threat and attacks on Israel.


Ukip candidate sends abusive tweets to Jewish politicians

By Marcus Dysch, May 1, 2015

A Ukip election candidate has been suspended by the party for sending abusive tweets to Jewish MPs.

Posts from the account of Jack Sen, who is standing for the party in the seat of West Lancashire, targeted Labour’s Luciana Berger and Conservative chairman Grant Shapps.

The messages appeared to accuse the Jewish politicians of dual loyalty.


Ed Miliband: ‘I value my relationship with the community’

By Marcus Dysch, April 30, 2015

Ed Miliband’s relationship with the Jewish community has been sorely tested in the year since the Labour leader claimed he felt closer to British Jews than ever before.

But as the election campaign reaches its climax, the man fighting to be Prime Minister this week offered a robust defence of his criticisms of Israel and sent a clear message to Anglo-Jewry.


Ed Miliband: I’m a strong friend of Israel but I was right over Gaza

By Marcus Dysch, April 29, 2015

Ed Miliband has defended his criticism of Israel during last summer’s Gaza conflict, saying he was right to describe the military action as “wrong and unjustifiable”.

In an interview with the JC to be published on Thursday, Mr Miliband said he was committed to obtaining “security for Israel and a viable and secure Palestinian state”.


Fury over Tory candidate’s Miliband ‘the Jew’ Facebook post

By Marcus Dysch, April 27, 2015

A Conservative council candidate has been suspended by the party after she referred to Labour leader Ed Miliband as “the Jew”.

Gulzabeen Afsar is due to stand for the Tories in Derby’s local authority election next week.

In a Facebook status praising David Cameron’s leadership she told a friend she would never “drop that low and support the Al Yahud! Lol”.


Theresa May's Bnei Akiva Yom Ha'atzmaut speech

By Marcus Dysch, April 24, 2015

Home Secretary Theresa May gave the keynote speech at Bnei Akiva's Yom Ha'aztmaut event.

The Conservative minister spoke about Israel's technological successes and the country's relationship with Britain.

She told an audience at Finchley United Synagogue about her hopes for peace in the Middle East.


Board of Deputies want more election candidates to back its manifesto

By Marcus Dysch, April 23, 2015

The Board of Deputies has secured the support of dozens of parliamentary candidates for its policy document which backs issues of interest to the Jewish community.

The representative organisation launched its Jewish Manifesto earlier this year and has been encouraging those standing for election next month to sign up to what it called its Ten Commitments.


Fury grows as Janner avoids trial

By Marcus Dysch, April 23, 2015

Lord Janner will not face charges after the Crown Prosecution Service concluded an investigation into "extremely serious" allegations of historic child abuse.

Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, said the 86-year-old was not well enough to stand trial as he is suffering from severe dementia.


5,000 join a tribute to Shoah victims

By Marcus Dysch, April 23, 2015

The Allianz Park stadium in Hendon is more accustomed to noisy crowds cheering on the Saracens rugby union team. But amid grey clouds and blustery winds on Sunday, it was transformed into a place of solemn tribute.


Winners in 2010, now they’re hoping to do it again

By Marcus Dysch, April 17, 2015

A string of Jewish politicians are fighting to be re-eleceted. What are their chances?

Luciana Berger
Constituency: Liverpool Wavertree
Majority in 2010: 7,167



UK envoy predicts 'difficult issues' in Israel job

By Marcus Dysch, April 16, 2015

Britain's next ambassador to Israel has praised the relationship between the countries as he prepares to move to Tel Aviv.

David Quarrey, who will replace current envoy Matthew Gould in July, predicted "difficult issues" to be overcome during his time in Israel, but said the joint work being done was fuelling his excitement for taking on the role.


For what they’re worth, you can take comfort from these paper promises

By Marcus Dysch, April 16, 2015

Election manifestos rarely throw up great surprises. Almost every detail is stage-managed, policy-advised, and leaked to the media.

But pro-Palestinian voices in Labour could be forgiven for thinking they had been short-changed when they read their party’s policy document on Monday morning.


Lord Janner ‘unfit’ to stand trial over child abuse allegations

By Marcus Dysch, April 16, 2015

Lord Janner will not face charges after an investigation into “extremely serious” allegations of historic child abuse, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, said the Jewish peer was not well enough to stand trial.


Charedi boy feared drowned in Hampstead Heath pond

By Marcus Dysch, April 15, 2015

A strictly Orthodox boy was believed to have drowned while swimming in a pond on Wednesday.

Thought to be in his mid-to-late teens, the Charedi boy had been swimming at Hampstead Heath in north London during the spell of hot weather.


Jews around world suffered ‘explosion of hatred’ in 2014

By Marcus Dysch, April 15, 2015

There was a substantial increase in attacks on Jews worldwide last year, Israeli researchers have found.

“An explosion of hatred” had been felt by Jewish communities, with the rise attributed partly to the response to last summer’s Gaza conflict.