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Apr 12, 2018, 2:49 PM
Israeli Labour Leader in no position to lecture Jeremy Corbyn on racism
Yesterday, the leader of Israel’s main opposition party, Labor chair Avi Gabbay, wrote a scathing letter to Jeremy Corbyn informing him of a ‘temporary suspension of all formal relations’ between the Israel Labor Party and the Leader of the Labour Party UK. What many may...
Mar 4, 2018, 9:32 PM
Open letter to the Left: Ditch Ken Livingstone and his supporters
Last month, the Community Security Trust (CST) published the results of its anti-Semitic incident report for 2017. The incidents report found a 34 percent increase in the number of violent anti-Semitic assaults and the highest total for overall incidents CST has ever recorded in a single...
Feb 11, 2018, 8:25 PM
The left must take responsibility for tackling anti-Semitism in our own ranks
Two weeks ago, on BBC One’s faith and ethics television show ‘The Big Questions’, I took part in what was an approximately twenty-three minute slot debating the question: Does the left have a problem with anti-Semitism? As is often the case, with the understandable time...
Nov 5, 2017, 6:56 PM
Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary is wrong on Israel’s ‘right to exist’
Last week, in a high profile speech marking the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, the Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry stated that there is “no place in the Labour Party” for anyone who holds the “abhorrent view” that Israel has no right to exist. Such...
Gary Spedding is a cross-party advocate and lobbyist on the Israel-Palestine conflict in the UK, Irish and European Parliaments and an applied peace and conflict researcher. He is a member of the UK’s Labour Party.