‘Independent’ chair of Labour’s anti-Semitism inquiry is a party member

The independence of Labour’s  inquiry into anti-Semitism has been questioned after its chairman revealed that she joined the party last month. Shami Chakrabarti, the former head of Liberty, disclosed that she became the member of the party on April 29th, just hours before her role in the inquiry was announced. She said: “It was my judgement … Continue reading ‘Independent’ chair of Labour’s anti-Semitism inquiry is a party member

Jewish Labour activist seeking to replace Livingstone target of vile anti-Semitic trolls

A Labour activist standing for the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has faced “vile” anti-Semitic abuse by online trolls. One of the senior Scottish trade unions, GMB Scotland,  has waded in by condemning the attacks on Rhea Wolfson, a Jewish Scottish Labour activist and the trade union’s Glasgow branch secretary. Ms Wolfson recently announced her … Continue reading Jewish Labour activist seeking to replace Livingstone target of vile anti-Semitic trolls

Bravo to young members of the Jewish Labour Movement

A version of this letter was first posted on the Jewish Labour Movement opinion section, and can be read here We write as young members of the Labour Party and of the Jewish Labour Movement who are appalled by the recent trends of antisemitism in the Labour Party. To see a Member of Parliament and … Continue reading Bravo to young members of the Jewish Labour Movement

Sadiq Kahn’s visit to Yom Hashoah event sparks anti-Semitic vitriol and Holocaust denial – Perhaps Labour may start to understand now

The decision by the newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan, to attend a Yom Hashoah commemoration event as his first public engagement was met with anger by some Twitter users, who responded with virulently anti-Israel and anti-Semitic comments as well as Holocaust denial. After the event, Khan tweeted, “So important to reflect, remember and educate … Continue reading Sadiq Kahn’s visit to Yom Hashoah event sparks anti-Semitic vitriol and Holocaust denial – Perhaps Labour may start to understand now

Labour anti-Semitism storm now encompasses party in Scotland

A Scottish Labour councillor has been suspended from the party after a series of “anti-Semitic” rants on his blog – including one in which he describes Israel as “a war criminal state”. Councillor Terry Kelly – who represents Paisley North West on Renfrewshire Council – has been removed from the party pending an investigation. The … Continue reading Labour anti-Semitism storm now encompasses party in Scotland

Labour councillor resigns because of ‘spineless response’ to anti-Semitism

A Labour councillor in Portsmouth has resigned from the party because of the “spineless response” to anti-Semitism. Deputy Group Leader Aiden Gray says anti-Semitism ‘should not be tolerated’ within the Labour party and that Jeremy Corbyn’s slow response has been “appalling”. The councillor representing Cosham said that he could no longer be part of a … Continue reading Labour councillor resigns because of ‘spineless response’ to anti-Semitism

Our offer to Labour and Corbyn – A five point plan to tackle their anti-Semitism crisis

AntiSemitismWatch is perhaps uniquely placed to offer the UK Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn a considered solution to the anti-Semitic crisis currently engulfing them. We were the first to identify the clear source of the problem in our article entitled, ‘The inconvenient truth for the left and why Labour is in such a mess‘. … Continue reading Our offer to Labour and Corbyn – A five point plan to tackle their anti-Semitism crisis

UPDATE: Labour’s Naz Shah suspended following revelation – full coverage

UPDATE: Following yesterday’s comprehensive coverage of the fallout over Labour’s Naz Shah and her Facebook posts, the party’s leader Jeremy Corbyn has finally bowed to pressure and suspended her from the party. Yet the decision came just hours after he appeared to have accepted an apology without imposing a punishment. Ms Shah had a second … Continue reading UPDATE: Labour’s Naz Shah suspended following revelation – full coverage

Labour ‘suspends’ another member as crisis continues

As Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis staggers on, it has been announced that the party membership of a columnist from Ireland who apparently said Israel was using the Holocaust to receive money has been suspended. However, the individual in question disputes the claim. John McAuliffe, an international member of the British party, columnist at Digital Journal and … Continue reading Labour ‘suspends’ another member as crisis continues

Labour council’s obsession with BDS proven as meaningless

If ever proof were needed of just how meaningless the BDS movement is, Leicester City Council’s controversial decision to boycott goods from Israeli settlements in the West Bank has had “no impact” on the things it has bought, officials have revealed. Yet the council has already had to pay out £7,355 plus VAT on legal … Continue reading Labour council’s obsession with BDS proven as meaningless