UK Anti Semitism

Journalist Laments Being Suspended From Labour Over Comments On Muslims

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

Rod Liddle has criticised Labour for being too "politically expedient" after he was suspended from the party for claiming anti-Semitism was an "ingrai...

The Waugh Zone May 18, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday May 18, 2016… 1) HER MAJESTY’S PLEASURE Ah, Queen’s Speech day. Are you ready to Humble? Wil...

Labour Accused Of Suppressing Anti-Semitism Report

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Politics

Labour is facing a fresh row over anti-semitism after the party failed to publish a full report into claims of misconduct by Oxford University student...

Documentary Films, Mass Killing and the Urgent Need to Remember

Julia Wagner | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK
Julia Wagner

We urgently need documentary films about events that took place in the 1940s, 50s and 60s globally and locally, now because of the threat to living memory. Soon we will only be able to document new information from the sons and daughters of the era. And if I can't even recall my actions or find my notebook from three years ago, what hope do we have on a national or international scale of remembering the past?

Chakrabarti Hits Out At Tory 'Islamophobia'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Politics

Shami Chakrabarti has vowed to fast-track Labour’s inquiry into anti-semitism - and hit out at the Tories for not staging their own investigation in...

The Waugh Zone May 16, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday May 16, 2016… 1) I’M WITH STUPID Guilt by association is a terrible thing, but No.10 are deligh...

Tyson Fury's Hour-Long Rant On Beastiality And Anti-Semitism Sparks Utter Uproar

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK

Tyson Fury has sparked outrage after making homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic comments in an hour-long video rant. In his latest outburst, the boxer...

Young Jewish Labour Members Speak Out About 'Deeply Troubling' Anti-Semitism

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Young Jewish Labour Party members regularly face anti-Semitic abuse from fellow members and are frustrated their views aren't being heard, a group of ...

Tackle Anti-Semitism Because It Is Racism, Not to Avoid Difficult Questions About Israel and Palestine

Richard Burden | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Jeremy Corbyn has been right to set up the inquiry led by Shami Chakrabarti. But if the inquiry is going to chart how we more effectively tackle anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other racism, it is likely that it is going to have to try to define these things. That is not going to be easy.

Chief Rabbi Makes Explosive Intervention Over Anti-Semitism Claims At Universities

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Britain's Chief Rabbi has slammed universities for a lack of urgency in dealing with a growing trend of anti-Semitism on campuses. Rabbi Ephraim Mirvi...

Tory 'Dog Whistle Racism' Inquiry Call

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics

Britain's race equalities watchdog should formally investigate Tory "dog whistle" tactics, Unite the union has urged. The country's biggest trade unio...

How UK Labour Moderates Played the Jewish Card, and Why They Used Us to Do It

Alex Benjamin | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Benjamin

Ask any British Jew what they want most, and most will tell you to live peacefully, quietly, and to live a Jewish life without fuss and attention. That's why it sits so badly with me that we have been manipulated like this. Used and I would say, abused in this inter-Labour warfare.

Jeremy Corbyn Set For Clash With John Mann At Anti-Semitism Group Meeting

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is set for a showdown meeting with the Labour MP who accused Ken Livingstone of being a “Nazi apologist”, the HuffPost UK has learne...

Tony Blair Says No Place For 'Poison' Of Anti-Semitism In Labour Party

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has said there is no place for the "poison" of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, as Jeremy Corbyn fights accusations the party has a probl...

Naz Shah Steps Aside From Anti-Semitism Inquiry

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn, David Cameron and Ken Livingstone have been called to give evidence to the Commons home affairs committee inquiry into anti-Semitism. I...

The Waugh Zone May 3, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday May 3, 2016… 1) COUNTDOWN CONUNDRUM The papers are full of Leicester City’s remarkable Premier...

Defining Racism: What I Say Doesn't Go

Gabriel Webber | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
Gabriel Webber

As the scandal of anti-semitism on the British left rumbles on - and in Ken Livingstone's case it's been rumbling for quite some time - we are hearing more and more of the notion that minority groups should have the final say in defining what does and does not constitute a racist attack on them. In other words, this means that if X is a member of racial group Y, and they think that comment Z is a racist attack on racial group Y, it is a racist attack on racial group Y and that's the end of the matter.

The Labour Party Needs to Stop Being a Platform for Anti-Semitism

Henry Wilkinson | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Henry Wilkinson

I voted for Corbyn in the leadership election and I would have not done so if I believed him to be anti-semitic. However, I do believe he needs to denounce some of the platforms he has once shared to help repair a broken Labour party.

A Note to Ken: Nick Griffin Said Hitler Was a "Zionist" Too

Colin Cortbus | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

Unfortunately, calling Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler a "Zionist" is also the official position of Nick Griffin, the former leader of the anti-Semitic, neo-fascist British National Party.

Anti-Semitism Has No Place in the Labour Party

Grace Thompson | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Grace Thompson

In the past few weeks, I have felt little pride in being a Labour member and supporter. Rather, I have felt ashamed. Anti-Semitism is not the kind of issue you would expect to have to tackle in 21st century British politics. It is so far beneath us and, indeed, so morally inexcusable that members of the Labour party expressing anti-Semitic views should never even be a possibility.... It's upsetting to me that I am even sat here writing a blog about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. The two don't go together. Socialism is one of the key foundations on which the Labour Party was built. Labour has 99 problems, not least our current lack of credibility and leadership issues, but anti-Semitism doesn't have to be one of those problems.

Labour's Anti-Semitism Row 'Disgraceful' Attempt To Challenge Corbyn's Leadership

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK

The row over anti-Semitism within the Labour Party is nothing more than a "cynical attempt" to challenge Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, Unite chief Len M...

Jeremy Corbyn Tells Thousands At May Day Protest That Labour Stands Against Anti-Semitism

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK

Thousands of people joined a May Day rally in London on Sunday where Jeremy Corbyn sought to placate concerns that the Labour Party has an anti-Semiti...

'It Is A Smear To Say Labour Has A Problem With Anti-Semitism' Says Diane Abbott

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott today claimed it is a “smear” to suggest Labour has a problem with anti-Semitism – despite the party this week suspending an MP and...

Ken Livingstone 'Regrets' Hitler Comments - But He's Not Sorry

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.04.2016 | UK Politics

Ken Livingstone has refused repeatedly to apologise for his comments about Hitler but said that he does regret the uproar they have caused so close to...

Jeremy Corbyn Launches Labour Anti-Semitism Action Plan

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has launched an action plan to address anti-Semitism and other forms of racism within the Labour Party. He will launch an independent in...