Anti-Semitism stokes fear, election angst in UK's 'bagel belt'

Jewish Labour candidate says British Jews 'frightened' as UK heads to new elections, with Labour dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism.James Pheby, AFP, 12/9/2019, 7:57 AM

Corbyn 'sorry' for anti-Semitism in Labour party

British Labour party leader apologizes for anti-Semitic incidents within party a week after refusing to apologize in BBC interview.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 12/3/2019, 5:56 PM

Jewish Labour candidate bombarded with death threats

Ruth Smeeth, candidate for British Labour party, says half of the many death threats she receives are anti-Semitic.Marcy Oster/JTA, 11/27/2019, 3:26 PM

UK election: Conservatives maintain wide lead over Labour

Conservatives projected to win 80-seat majority in December elections, as Brexit Party drops out of key Tory districts.David Rosenberg, 11/25/2019, 8:40 AM

UK: Labour shadow minister denies singing anti-Semitic lyric

Member of Labour's shadow cabinet has denied singing "Hey Jews" to The Beatles' song 'Hey Jude'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2019, 10:37 AM

UK Labour candidate said she would 'celebrate' Netanyahu's death

Zarah Sultana, candidate for Coventry South district, wrote in 2015 she would celebrate if Netanyahu, Bush, or Blair died.Josefin Dolsten/JTA, 11/4/2019, 10:07 PM

Jewish Labour Movement won’t campaign for lawmakers

100-year-old organization will not support Labour candidates in upcoming elections over Corbyn's failure to deal with anti-Semitism.Marcy Oster/JTA, 10/31/2019, 3:23 PM

UK Labour MP resigns over 'anti-Jewish racism'

Louise Ellman, 73, resigns, accusing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of allowing anti-Semitism to flourish in the party.AFP, 10/17/2019, 10:03 AM

Observing Labour antisemites in Brighton

The Labour party's annual conference at the end of September was the best place to see antisemitism in action.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 10/4/2019, 1:52 AM

Taking the UK University College Union to court for antisemitism

Interview with Ronnie Fraser, Director of the Academic Friends of Israel, who brought a claim against the UK University College Union for antisemitism that was a precursor of what is now rampant in the Labour Party. What was the verdict?Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 8/14/2019, 6:45 PM

The most anti-Semitic party in Europe

Why do British Jews feel worried about the Labour party and the growing extremism?Walter Bingham, 7/19/2019, 7:10 PM

67 Labour MPs blast Corbyn over anti-Semitism crisis

One third of all Labour MPs sign public letter accusing Jeremy Corbyn of 'failing to defend anti-racist values' amid anti-Semitism scandals.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 7/17/2019, 1:49 PM

Corbyn rejects expose on Labour anti-Semitism as 'inaccurate'

Labour UK chief Jeremy Corbyn plays down BBC expose on anti-Semitism in the Labour party, claiming it has many 'inaccuracies'.Marcy Oster, JTA, 7/14/2019, 8:54 PM

Is Labour anti-Semitic? Probably yes

Political commentator Keith Rowe talks about Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to address the claims of anti-Semitism within his own party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/11/2019, 9:27 AM

3 lawmakers leave British Labour Party over anti-Semitism

Exodus of Labour lawmakers under Jeremy Corbyn continues.Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA, 7/9/2019, 7:06 PM

Exposing UK Labour Party MP cowardice

For the second time in history a British party is being investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The previous case concerned an enquiry into the crypto-fascist British National party in 2010.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 7/9/2019, 4:36 PM

British government to probe Labour party anti-Semitism

UK's racism monitor launches official investigation into anti-Semitism in Labour party.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 5/28/2019, 2:52 PM

London Mayor Sadiq Khan joins Jewish Labour movement

Calls on Labour Party colleagues to follow suit; says took action to demonstrate 'support and appreciation' for British Jews.Marcy Oster - JTA, 4/22/2019, 9:57 PM

Ex PM Gordon Brown: Labour party has let British Jews down

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announces that he has joined the Jewish Labour Movement, laments tolerance for anti-Semitism.Marcy Oster/JTA, 4/2/2019, 5:41 PM

Key Corbyn supporter kicked out of Labour over anti-Semitism

Following two-year review, UK Labour Party expels Jackie Walker over her repeated negative statements about Jews.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/27/2019, 10:12 PM

US: Labour Party's record on anti-Semitism a national disgrace

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasts Britain's Labour Party over its anti-Semitism record, calling it a 'national disgrace'.AFP, 3/26/2019, 10:05 AM

British MP: I'd never have knowingly shared anti-Semitic tropes

British Labour lawmaker Mike Amesbury apologizes for posting anti-Semitic caricature.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/17/2019, 3:42 PM

Ex-Scottish MP blasted over anti-Israel cartoon

Ex-Labour MP caught in scandal after sharing cartoon portraying Israel as a dog, just days after local leaders vowed to fight anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2019, 8:58 AM

Lament Berlin Wall, support rockets on Israel: Corbyn's inner circle

The State of Israel is criticized and condemned not for what it does, but for what it is. Giulio Meotti, 3/8/2019, 9:29 AM

Labour MP: We're too apologetic about anti-Semitism

British MP close to Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn says his party has has 'given up too much ground, been too apologetic' about anti-Semitism.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 2/27/2019, 2:56 PM

British Labour party against Hezbollah terrorism designation

Labour party demands British Home secretary provide more evidence Hezbollah is a terrorist organization after government blacklists group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2019, 10:04 PM

How Labour anti-Semitism has impacted British Jews

The UK Jewish community has traditionally tried to advance its interests through contacts with the authorities and the Government of the day rather than through public debate and confrontation. Not any more.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 2/26/2019, 7:55 AM

UK Labour MP apologizes for blaming Israel for party split

After Labour MP suggested it was 'possible' Israel was behind departure of 8 MPs from the party, lawmaker walks back comments.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 2/20/2019, 2:37 PM

Eighth British Labour MP resigns over anti-Semitism

Joan Ryan quits Labour Party, citing a "culture of anti-Jewish racism".Elad Benari, 2/20/2019, 1:45 AM

Watch: 7 Labour MPs resign over anti-Semitism

7 centrist MPs resign from Labour party over growing anti-Semitism in party under leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 2/18/2019, 5:45 PM

Labour MPs demand data on anti-Semitism within the party

Labour lawmakers pass motion demanding leaders reveal data regarding complaints of anti-Semitism within the party.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 2/5/2019, 7:52 AM

Jeremy Corbyn to team up with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Labour chief reaches out to freshman Democrat, proposes trans-Atlantic socialist alliance.David Rosenberg, 2/4/2019, 6:32 PM

Senior Labour lawmaker quits over inaction on anti-Semitism

Veteran Labour MP bolts from party, citing failure to combat anti-Semitism.Cnaan Liphshiz, 12/20/2018, 10:30 PM

Labour UK official: Jews responsible for all wars in the world

Regional organizer for Labour party suspended after he accused Jews of being 'responsible for all wars in the world.'David Rosenberg, 12/17/2018, 12:23 PM

Labour UK threatens anti-Semitism whistle-blowers

'Labour leadership intimidating those trying to fight anti-Semitism', group affiliated with Labour claims.David Rosenberg, 12/3/2018, 2:13 PM

A UK Corbyn government will be a major existential threat to Israel

Corbyn projects Israel as being a brutal oppressive regime carrying out racist policies by stealing the land of the deprived Palestinian Arabs. Barry Shaw, 11/19/2018, 11:43 PM

JVL: Jewish whitewashers of Labour anti-Semitism

The JVL's primary mode of attacking the IHRA definition was the release of an alternative definition of antisemitism. Their text stated that comparing Israel’s actions to those of the Nazis should not automatically be seen as antisemitic. Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 11/18/2018, 7:43 AM

British Labour politician said Jews imagining threats

National Assembly for Wales lawmaker Jenny Rathbone says security threats to Jews might be "in their own heads."JTA, 11/14/2018, 6:50 PM

UK Labour party branch refuses to condemn synagogue shooting

Northern English branch of UK Labour Party votes down measure to condemn massacre in Pittsburgh synagogue which left 11 dead.David Rosenberg, 11/5/2018, 8:44 AM

Another powerful enemy of Israel in the UK Labour Party

John McDonnell is Corbyn’s powerful terror-supporting associate.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 10/24/2018, 9:59 AM

Jewish woman assaulted while protesting Labour anti-Semitism

Anti-Israel Labour backers assault Jewish woman, steal her phone during London event.JTA, 10/17/2018, 7:22 AM

UK to ban Hezbollah, despite Labour opposition

British Home Secretary expected to announce full ban on Hezbollah terror group, despite objections of Labour Party.David Rosenberg, 9/28/2018, 8:54 AM

UK union leader: Anti-Semitism scandals invented by Israel

Leader of one of UK's largest trade unions says anti-Semitism 'doesn't exist' in Labour Party, suggests Israel invented scandals.David Rosenberg, 9/17/2018, 12:24 PM

86% of UK Jews say Jeremy Corbyn is anti-Semitic

Overwhelming majority of British Jews believe chief of UK Labour Party is an anti-Semite, new poll shows.David Rosenberg, 9/16/2018, 9:54 PM

Dutch Labour ‘worried’ by UK Labour's anti-Semitism problem

Labour party in the Netherlands says Jeremy Corbyn's actions 'worrisome'.JTA, 9/13/2018, 4:29 PM

Warsaw Ghetto vandal guest of honor at Labour party conference

Ewa Jasiewicz, who defaced wall of the Warsaw Ghetto and called for murder of Israeli Knesset members, to address Labour conference.Gary Willig, 9/11/2018, 8:41 PM

Anti-Israel posters in London after Labour anti-Semitism vote

Posters accusing Israel of racism appear on London bus stops day after Labour Party adopts definition of anti-Semitism.JTA, 9/6/2018, 3:11 PM

Rabbi Sacks: Labour anti-Semitism an existential threat to Jews

Former Chief Rabbi of Britain says UK Jews may leave country if Labour's Jeremy Corbyn becomes PM, says anti-Semitism 'existential threat'.David Rosenberg, 9/2/2018, 6:26 PM

Veteran UK Labour MP resigns over anti-Semitism scandals

'Labour's leadership has become a force for anti-Semitism', says party tolerates anti-Jewish bigotry.David Rosenberg, 8/30/2018, 9:14 PM

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks calls Corbyn an anti-Semite

Former British Chief Rabbi says British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gave "most offensive" speech since Enoch Powell.Gary Willig, 8/28/2018, 8:35 PM

'Oppose candidates who appeared in Jewish newspapers'

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s longtime secretary urges supporters to oppose candidates who appeared in Jewish media.JTA, 8/21/2018, 5:55 PM

Labour group says leaders censored material on anti-Semitism

Jewish group affiliated with Labour accuses leaders of censoring material regarding link between anti-Israel radicalism and anti-Semitism.JTA, 8/19/2018, 10:19 PM

Patrick Stewart leaves Labour over Corbyn

British actor famous for playing Captain Picard on Star Trek breaks with party he has supported for over 70 years over current leader.Gary Willig, 8/17/2018, 11:09 AM

Who said the Labour Party has a problem with anti-Semitism?

"No, Labour does NOT have a problem with anti-Semitism. We have a problem with Jews." Speech not given at a recent Labour Party Conference. A sad satire. Daniel Pinner, 8/15/2018, 4:35 PM

Corbyn would speak to Jewish audience in London

British Labour party, facing accusations of anti-Semitism, seeks to have leader Jeremy Corbyn speak at Jewish Museum.JTA, 8/2/2018, 10:48 PM

Labour official admits to Facebook post saying Jews drink blood

British lawmaker admits to sharing post saying it is a Jewish ritual to drink blood after suspension from Labour partyJTA, 7/31/2018, 8:36 PM

Over 250 complaints of anti-Semitism turned over to Labour party

British Labour Party looking into 250 complaints of anti-Semitic abuse.JTA, 7/30/2018, 10:47 PM