Jewish event at Labour conference abandoned after bomb scare | Politics

A fringe event at the Labour party conference hosted by the Jewish Voice for Labour group was abandoned because of a bomb threat on Tuesday evening, organisers have said. The building hosting the event in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter was evacuated after a phone call from a man specifically mentioning Jews and saying that two devices …

The Corbyn wreath ‘scandal’ is just an exercise in hypocrisy | Owen Jones | Opinion

In November 2004, Britain’s foreign secretary Jack Straw laid a wreath at the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. How might this have been framed with the current Labour leader? Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon saw Arafat as a “Jew murderer”. According to the Israeli minister of parliamentary affairs at the time, Danny …

Labour MP labels Corbyn an ‘antisemite’ over party’s refusal to drop code | Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of being an antisemite by a senior Labour MP during an angry public confrontation in parliament on Tuesday, after the party’s ruling national executive committee (NEC) refused to ditch a controversial new code of conduct on antisemitism. The decision infuriated Jewish leaders and many of the party’s MPs, who had …