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Feb 5, 2019, 1:34 PM
Jeremy, Jennie, you’re not the victims of Labour’s antisemitism crisis
In the 1993 film Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s character relives February 2nd over and over again. For Labour MPs, the Parliamentary Labour Party meeting of February 4th felt like our own version of Groundhog Day: reliving our own nightmare of the Labour Party’s abject failure...
Jul 6, 2018, 3:55 PM
Labour’s failure to adopt full IHRA definition is an extraordinary act of bad faith
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism is internationally recognised and widely used. It provides a clear framework that helps us to identify and tackle antisemitism. It carries the confidence of the representative bodies of British Jewry – the Board of Deputies and the...
May 22, 2018, 1:39 PM
Ken Livingstone’s demise was a tragedy of his own making
Ken Livingstone’s exit from the Labour Party is welcome, but he should have been expelled. We must now make it clear that he will never be welcome to return. For his long political career to have ended in this way is, in many respects, tragic....
Jan 24, 2017, 1:03 PM
UK’s pitiful support for crucial co-existence projects
One thing Israelis and Palestinians have in common is poor political leadership. Recent international efforts to resurrect a meaningful peace process toward a two-state solution will amount to nothing so long as Israeli and Palestinian politicians lack the courage and strength to lead their people...
Dec 8, 2016, 1:42 PM
The vital role of JLGB in the high-tech revolution
The industrial revolution that is currently sweeping the world at an unprecedented pace and scale offers limitless opportunities if we’re prepared to reach out and grasp them. The story of one of my young constituents, 16-year-old Zachary Igielman, exemplifies the powerful role that Jewish education...
Oct 25, 2016, 12:49 PM
Losing our successful Jewish school would be a travesty
Faith schools are an important – and growing –part of the educational landscape in Redbridge. The increasing diversity of our community has seen Hindu, Sikh and Muslim schools open alongside their longer-standing Christian and Jewish counterparts. So it will be of concern to many Jewish...
Sep 29, 2016, 4:33 PM
We can win this battle – in our party and society
In 2020, the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) will have been affiliated to the Labour Party for 100 years, making it almost as old as the Labour Party itself. Throughout the past century, Jews have played a leading role in my party’s quest for social justice,...
Aug 24, 2016, 6:48 PM
Toxic Labour leadership fight has emboldened anti-Semites
Sadiq Khan ought to be the most popular Labour politician in the UK. He has the largest personal mandate of any elected politician in British history. His victory in May wasn’t just a great triumph for Labour, it was a triumph for hope and decency...
Aug 5, 2016, 2:09 PM
Everything about the nature of Corbyn’s appointment of Chakrabarti stinks
David Cameron’s appointments to the House of Lords have more than a whiff of cronyism about them. The numbers have swollen to such an extent that our unelected second chamber is one of the largest legislative chambers in the world. The argument for its existence...
Jul 26, 2016, 12:29 PM
NUS treatment of Jewish students puts reputation in tatters
I found myself in the rather unusual, and uncomfortable, position of agreeing with new backbencher Michael Gove during our last week in Parliament before the summer recess. In the debate on the government’s Higher Education Bill, Mr Gove described the National Union of Students as...
Wes Streeting is Labour MP for Ilford North.