Antisemitism

It's More Important Than Ever To Confront The Growing, Insidious Scourge Of Antisemitism

Andrew Neil | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK
Andrew Neil

You might think the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust would have become less important, that we have never been more aware of the dangers of racism and discrimination, of the need for people to be treated properly and yet I will argue with you tonight, that it is now more important than ever, that it is actually needed more than it has been before, because the scourge of antisemitism, which is always with us, is changing. We need to meet it now on a broader front and it is growing not just more dangerous but more insidious. And if you accept that, you will accept that the Trust's work is far from done.

Labour Moderates: Corbynites Must Be Allowed To Crash The Bus Before Anything Will Change

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 23.09.2017 | UK Politics

With conference season upon us, many Labour activists who were once at the heart of their party are finding themselves pushed to the fringes. The bat...

Could Nazism Get A Following In The UK

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Politics
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia have shocked not just the US but the world. For many, particularly those who do not use social media, it was a rude awakening to the rise of White Supremacy and to a growing subculture who identify with Fascist and Neo Nazi beliefs.

Hezbollah Is A Terror Group - Those Flying Their Flag Are Laughing In The Face Of Our Laws

Justin Cohen | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Justin Cohen

Hezbollah's record is as clear as groups who've visited their terror on the UK. It was responsible for some one of the worst terrorist outrages against Jews; killing 85 civilians at a community centre in Argentina 23 years ago and another six in the bombing of a bus filled with Israeli tourists in Bulgaria in 2012. As the group's leader Hassan Nasrallah put it: "If Jews gather on Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide."

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

Easter Outrage, Sabre-Rattling, And Antisemitism? Britain, Stop Acting Like America

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Politics
Skylar Baker-Jordan

An old white man saying something bigoted. The sound of outraged reactionaries complaining about an assault on Christian holidays. A nation on the verge of declaring war because of a minor diplomatic scuffle. There is nothing like America at Christmastime.

The Power Of The Internet

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

When media changes, the world changes. We live in a world where the Pope and the President are on Twitter and Rabbis communicate on Facebook. We live today in a time, which some call the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A period which is distinct in the speed, scale and force at which it transforms production, distribution and consumption.

This Holocaust Memorial Day, Life Must Go On

Izzy Lenga | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Izzy Lenga

This Holocaust Memorial Day, think about what you can do on your campuses and communities to ensure that life can continue for those who are confronted with hate, discrimination, and intolerance. We are still within living memory of the most inhumane actions of the 21st Century, but the chance to hear from those who learnt to live again is slowly becoming more and more difficult.

Threat Towards Jews As High Today As At Any Point Since Second World War

Dr Moshe Kantor | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Moshe Kantor

We must be able to count on the whole of Europe to continue to uphold the commitments it made to the Jewish community after the Holocaust. To ignore the warning signs is not just a grave threat to Jews, and to minority ethnic and religious groups.

When It Comes To Antisemitism, The NUS Just Doesn't Get It

Elliot Miller | Posted 21.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Elliot Miller

There is an age-old cliché that students are the leaders of tomorrow, yet too many student leaders are now part of a problem which has left thousands of Jewish students without any trust in the organisation which is supposed to represent them on a national level. When the seriousness of antisemitism is trivialised in this way by those at the top of a movement, we should worry about the direction in which our society is heading.

Corbyn Has Lost The British Indian Vote

Harjeet Johal | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Politics
Harjeet Johal

Where do my family, and many like us, put our cross on polling day? The Liberal Democrats are now nothing more than a grumble in the gut of democracy and the Tories still smell a bit iffy. Whatever Jeremy Corbyn may now say about migrants, workers-rights or the economy, a thick, fibrous umbilical between British Indians and the Labour Party has been severed.

Watch: Fury At Anti-Semitism Event As Momentum Vice Chair Jackie Walker Criticises Holocaust Memorial Day

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics

A leading Labour activist was heckled at an anti-Semitism meeting on Monday after she wrongly criticised Holocaust Memorial Day for not including non-...

Israeli Labour MP Condemns Jeremy Corbyn For "Skirting Round" Antisemitism At Friends Of Israel Meeting

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics

Michal Biran criticised Jeremy Corbyn for failing to admit to Labour antisemitism at a Friends Of Israel meeting last night. “He should have condemn...

Labour Under Corbyn Is Not The Labour I Joined - I've Submitted My Resignation

Lord Mitchell | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Politics
Lord Mitchell

After a gut-wrenching summer my choice is now clear. How can I, a Jew and a Zionist, remain in a party where the leadership is so clearly hostile to Israel (even to its very existence) and which also flirts with antisemitism? In the end it was an easy decision, but that makes it none the less painful.

Owen Smith: Jeremy Corbyn Supporters Causing Anti-semites to "Flood Into Labour"

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Politics

Owen Smith has said supporters of Jeremy Corbyn were “encouraging” antisemitic groups to “flood into Labour”. Speaking on BBC’s Question Tim...

Top Corbyn Ally Had A Blistering Response To Labour Donor's 'Nazi' Comparison

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

Labour’s battle against claims of a problem with antisemitism were aggrovated again today, when a senior ally of Jeremy Corbyn criticised comments b...

Ten Most Controversial Acts at Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Jay Islaam | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jay Islaam

Comedy on TV and in the clubs is safe and inoffensive. Comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe is no different, because most of the shows don't exist for your ...

Rise in Hate Crimes Shows Importance of Maintaining Security in Europe - Brexit or No Brexit

Dr Moshe Kantor | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Moshe Kantor

Most importantly we need strong leaders in every country who can enforce these limits, encourage their citizens to live by our European values and be a united force against the hatred and intolerance that is infecting our society.

Labour Faces a Decisive Test in Its Battle Against Antisemitism - We Must Hope It Is Equal to the Challenge

Simon Johnson | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Johnson

If the Labour Party genuinely wants to retain the confidence of the Jewish community that it is willing to tackle antisemitism it needs to implement some visible confidence building measures immediately. The NEC should respond to the many calls to publish the Royall report.

Meeting the Shadow Head-on: Stories to Live By

Roberta Verdant | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK
Roberta Verdant

My grandmother tells this story from the years before the Nazi invasion of Hungary. It takes place in the small Hungarian town in which she and her fa...

Why Sadiq Khan Is the Perfect Tonic After a Week of Torrid Headlines

Justin Cohen | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Politics
Justin Cohen

For so many reasons, it was good this story dominated the headlines over the weekend; showing positive tales of cooperation can occasionally grab headlines alongside the usual media diet of conflict and tension of religion-related stories. His appointment won't be a miracle cure to ingrained prejudice but he now has an awesome opportunity to enhance interfaith understanding from his City Hall pulpit.

An Apology to the Jewish Community

Naz Shah | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Politics
Naz Shah

I am sorry. For someone who knows the scourge of oppression and racism all too well it is important that I make an unequivocal apology for statements and ideas that I have foolishly endorsed in the past.

Royal Ramblings: Antisemitism and Racism in Wrestling

Danny Stone | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Antisemitism is on the rise across Europe and here in Britain too. As with so many of society's ills, wrestling is not immune to it...

Labour Thinks It'll Always Be The 'Nice' Party, Which Makes It More Likely To Be Nasty

Jack Sommers | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics
Jack Sommers

I've not heard any Labour figure suggest Kirby's comments aren't anti-semitic or defend the system that let her be suspended, re-admitted and elected vice-chair of a local party branch. Members have cut up their membership cards over this. MPs spent another fraught Parliamentary Labour Party meeting last night demanding to know how this was allowed to happen. But Labour's crime isn't that it defends this behaviour, it's that it tolerates it.

Let's Stop Being Surprised by Antisemitism

Russell Langer | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Russell Langer

Those who respond by asking about other forms of racism identify the next issue. There is a serious problem with those who struggle to recognise that antisemitism is a serious problem. Why can we not see a case of antisemitism and call it out for what it is? Why must people always diminish it relation to other forms of racism?