Seeing Labour’s defeat a ‘milestone in the fight against hatred,’ Israel’s Foreign Minister applauds ‘British values’ as they voted against a leadership accused of facilitating systemic antisemitism.
By Arutz Sheva and AFP
Israel Friday hailed the election defeat of Britain’s Labour Party as a “milestone in the fight against hatred” after its leadership was accused of inaction against anti-Semitism in its ranks.
Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz – Photo GPO
“I congratulate British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the UK Conservative Party on a decisive victory,” Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said.
“This is not just a political victory, it is first and foremost a victory of values.” Continue Reading »
In her resignation letter, Jewish Labour MP Dame Louise Ellman, who has been a devoted member of the British Labour Party for 55 years and parliamentarian for more than two decades, says Labour ‘is no longer a safe place for Jews and Jeremy Corbyn must bear the responsibility for this.’
By Ynet and Agencies
British Jewish Labour MP Dame Louise Ellman has announced her departure from the Labour Party after 55 years as a member and more than 20 years as a lawmaker, citing rising anti-Semitism within the party since Jeremy Corbyn was elected as leader.
“Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, anti-Semitism has become mainstream in the Labour Party. Continue Reading »
Jeremy Corbyn’s office actively interfered, delayed or outright ignored most of the 863 reported cases of hate-filled antisemitism within his party, rendering only 30 suspensions, less than 3.5%.
– Examples include posts of “Heil Hitler,” Jewish MPs being accused of being “Zionist infiltrators,” and blaming Israeli Jews for the 9/11 attacks.
By URI BOLLAG
The extent of antisemitism raging in the British Labour party was displayed once more on Sunday morning, when The Sunday Times published an article exposing shocking messages Labour members shared online without being sanctioned.
The report titled “Labour’s hate files expose Jeremy Corbyn’s anti‑semite army” revealed how Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s office actively interfered, delayed and disrupted the inquiry into the hate-filled and conspiratorial posts by many Labour members. Continue Reading »
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.
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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.-
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 »