A poll conducted by the U.K.’s Campaign against Anti-Semitism finds 90% of the British Jewish community believe Labour Party is inherently anti-Semitic.
• European Jewish Association appeals to EU political parties to classify BDS movements as anti-Semitic.
By Dan Lavie
A new survey has found that British Jews are growing increasingly concerned over anti-Semitism in the country.
According to data presented by Gideon Falter, chairman of the Campaign against Anti-Semitism NGO, 90% of British Jews believe the Labour Party is anti-Semitic and 40% are considering leaving the U.K. over the rise in anti-Semitism.
Jeremy Corbyn seen here leading a pro-Gaza/Hamas demonstration in the summer of 2014 also later attended a ceremony at the grave of a terrorist behind the Munich Olympics massacre.- Photo: Social Media screenshot
Falter presented the data Tuesday at a European Jewish Association conference in Brussels, during a session on the challenges facing British Jews. Continue Reading »
Speaking at the annual Labour Party, Corbyn said: “The Palestinian tragedy continues while the outside world stands by….We [Britain] will recognize a Palestinian state as soon as we take office.”
• Labour Party passes motion to end UK weapons sales to Israel.
By Eldad Beck, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday said his party would recognize a Palestinian state as soon as it takes office.
Speaking at an annual party conference in Liverpool, Corbyn said: “A quarter of a century on from the Oslo Accords, we are no closer to justice or peace and the Palestinian tragedy continues while the outside world stands by. Continue Reading »
REPORT: Margaret Hodge, a Jewish Labour party MP, is said to have attacked her party leader Jeremy Corbyn, saying, “You’re a f***ing anti-Semite and a racist,” following his party’s refusal to accept the widely supported IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.
– UK Labour Party’s decision was condemned, even within the party.
Margaret Hodge, a veteran Jewish Labour Party MP, called opposition and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn a “f***ing anti-Semite” on Tuesday, after the party leadership refused to accept the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, according to The Huffington Post.
Hodge, a former British minister, confronted Corbyn in the House of Representatives after a vote on Brexit. Continue Reading »
Suspended Ilyas Aziz, who promoted charity linked to Gaza show in which children (View Video) reenacted Palestinians stabbing Jews, is the third in a string of suspensions that followed revelations about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s ties with a radical Islamic cleric, who called for Israel’s destruction.
Labour councilor Ilyas Aziz is the latest member of the British Labour Party to be suspended in an ongoing row over anti-Semitism that has already seen former London Mayor Ken Livingstone and MP Naz Shah suspended over the last few days.
Suspended for antisemitic behavior, Labour Councilor for Nottingham City Ilyas Aziz – Facebook
Aziz, who is the councilor for Nottingham City, wrote a Facebook post in July 2014 suggesting that Israel be relocated to the US, the same proposal for which Shah was suspended, the Press Association reports. Continue Reading »
The trade union, which claims a national membership of about 1.3 million, easily passed 2 pro-Palestinian resolutions.
By JERRY LEWIS
LONDON – UNITE, Britain’s largest Trades Union – which last week confirmed it will be financially backing Labor Party leader Ed Miliband’s bid for the premiership next May – has defied his recent call to not support the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment campaign against Israel.
British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband – Photo: REUTERS
At their annual conference held in the south coast resort of Brighton last week, they voted to support two hostile- to-Israel resolutions, including one that actively supports the BDS policy promoted by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Continue Reading »