UK Anti Semitism

Labour Must Follow Through On Its Rhetoric Of Zero Tolerance On Anti-Semitism

Justin Cohen | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
Justin Cohen

In the end only Labour can make sure it's disciplinary procedures follow through on the rhetoric of zero tolerance. Until then those who've decided to remain are involved in an important but decidedly unglamorous battle. We shouldn't have a go at them any more than we should those who've, understandably, decided enough is enough

Saying Anti-Semitism Has No Place In Labour Is Not Enough - We Have To Stand Up And Make It True

Yvette Cooper | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Politics
Yvette Cooper

The decision yesterday, and to be frank this ongoing issue over the past weeks and months, have hurt and damaged a fine Labour party reputation of tackling racism. These problems are not confined to Labour, but if this is left to fester in our party, if we turn a blind eye, how on earth can we expect others to do differently - and how can we continue to be the force for change and standing up for what is right - the reason so many joined our party in the first place. Anti-Semitism truly has no place in Labour. It's not enough to say the words. For the sake of our values members, our party and our country, we have to stand up and make it true.

Livingstone: I'll Sue Labour If I'm Expelled For Anti-Semitism

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Politics

Ken Livingstone has warned he will take Labour to court if it expels him over alleged anti-Semitism. The former Mayor of London told HuffPost UK that ...

Hate Speech Is Not Free Speech

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

The right to free speech has become a contested and contentious issue in the arena of anti-hate activism. The pro free speech argument rests on the fa...

Nazis Do Not Belong In Modern Times

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

We have learned our history. We do not have the excuse that we are uneducated or uninformed. We have learned the dangers of an extremist far right ideology, we have learned the consequences of Nazism, of radical expansionist Nationalism. We have learned what happens when human beings are dehumanised and abused.

Women Came Away From Our Event With Hope... Now We Need Action

Laura Marks OBE | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Laura Marks OBE

Last weekend, as I co-chaired Britain's first ever Jewish/Muslim conference with my 'Muslim sister' Julie Siddiqi, I saw the efforts of so many of us ...

Trump And Anti-Semitism Go Hand In (Tiny) Hand

Sophie Levin | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Sophie Levin

In an administration in which racism has gone mainstream, it should be no surprise that Jewish minorities would be no exception. The last week of February saw 21 bomb threats to Jewish schools and community centres, alongside vandalism across the country, including the desecrations of Jewish cemeteries in St Louis, Philadelphia and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Student Behind Letter Accusing Lecturer Of Anti-Semitism Leads Calls AGAINST Her Sacking

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A student who wrote an impassioned open letter accusing his lecturer of anti-Semitism has now criticised calls from campaigners for her dismissal. Br...

YouTube And Disney Are Right To Punish PewDiePie For Anti-Semitic "Prank"

Philip Ellis | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Philip Ellis

The consequences of YouTuber PewDiePie's odious anti-Semitic prank continue to reverberate, with YouTube dropping him from their premium ad programme,...

Fight Trump's Hate And Keep Fighting It

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

As well as protesting we also need to focus on putting good into the world. We need to build bridges between communities. We need to make minority groups feel they do belong in the countries they live in, despite what the hate press and divisive politicians say. This doesn't have to be on a grand scale, even eye contact and a smile can help eradicate the invisible barriers that the far right hate has erected.

Why Denouncing Holocaust Deniers Is More Important Than Ever In A 'Post-Truth' World

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK

“Today, we have people in the highest, most powerful offices of the world who say ‘facts don’t matter’,” says Professor Deborah Lipstadt, no...

13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

13th is a documentary film produced by Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, exploring the history of racial inequality in the US, that has manifested itself in dif...

Jewish Students Vote Against Cutting Ties With The NUS Over Anti-Semitism Claims

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Jewish students have voted against cutting all ties with the National Union of Students over the alleged “anti-Semitic” behaviour of its president...

Cambridge University Denies Allegations It Covered Up Anti-Semitic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A Cambridge University college has denied allegations that it covered up anti-Semitic abuse after Jewish students claimed they were attacked at a part...

Everything You Need To Know About The Frightening Rise And Rise Of The Alt-Right

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

Back in August, Hillary Clinton warned of a “radical fringe” taking over Republican Party politics in the United States. Just a few months later, ...

Jeremy Corbyn Accused By Israeli Politician Of 'Having A Problem With Jews'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

A leading Israeli politician has revived questions about anti-Semitism in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party after he claimed the opposition leader “has...

NUS President Slammed For 'Outright Racism' Outlines Plan To Tackle Anti-Semitism

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A plan by the president of the National Union of Students (NUS) to tackle anti-Semitism at universities has been slammed by Jewish students for not go...

No Place for Hate. No Place for Antisemitism.

Malia Bouattia | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Malia Bouattia

I am listening to the concerns of Jewish students and the Jewish community and want to offer reassurances that I will do all I can to combat antisemitism. As I've said before, I regret that my choice of words in the past has been interpreted as otherwise.

Wikileaks Is Embroiled In Yet Another Anti-Semitism Storm

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

Wikileaks has been embroiled in a further anti-Semitism storm by suggesting a Jewish minority owner of The Economist “controls” the magazine’s c...

How The Home Affairs Select Committee Have Got It Wrong On Malia Bouattia

Rohan Natashka Kon | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rohan Natashka Kon

As a Jewish student who has experienced online anti-Semitic abuse, the urgency of the report initially seemed comforting, a call for all those fighting against racism to stand united. Reading the report however, I was dismayed to detect severe shortcomings and underlying bias.

NUS Leaders Claim MPs Anti-Semitism Report Is Attempt To ‘Discredit Malia Bouattia’

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

More than 175 NUS officers, student leaders and academics have signed an open letter slamming a report from MPs into anti-Semitism as an attempt to ...

Jackie Walker Removed By Momentum As Vice-Chair After Anti-Semitism Complaints

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

The left-wing pressure group Momentum has voted to remove Jackie Walker as vice-chair of its most senior committee after complaints against her of ant...

Momentum Vice Chair Suspended From Labour In Anti-Semitism Storm

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK

Momentum vice-chairwoman Jackie Walker has been suspended from Labour over controversial comments she made at a party training event. Leaked footage...

Cathy Newman Fights Off 'Anti-Semitic' Slave Trade Rant From Labour Activist

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

Cathy Newman has slapped down an “anti-Semitic rant” directed at her by a Labour activist - by pointing out she’s not even Jewish. The Channel 4...

Anti-Semitism Row Escalates As Union Leader Calls For Pro-Corbyn Activist To Leave Party

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK

The vice chair of the pro-Jeremy Corbyn Momentum group, who is accused of making anti-Semitic remarks, must stand down from Labour, a union leader has...