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    Antisemitism Motion at Cardiff University Falls – Fortunately

    Respect to all the students who voted against a particularly ugly motion proposed at Cardiff University SU AGM. The Jewish Chronicle wrote: The Union of Jewish Students and the Cardiff Jsoc have condemned a motion by the students’ union calling for a boycott of Israeli institutions while claiming to “protect… Jewish Students”. The UJS and Jsoc said the motion, which will be debated at Cardiff University Students’ Union’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, was “appalling” and deployed “a skin-deep mention of combatting antisemitism in an attempt to ‘kosher’ BDS”. In a joint statement, the Jewish groups said it paid “merely lip service to antisemitism”, noting only four out of its 24 bullet points related…

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    Corbyn attended tiny rally in his constituency with antisemitism on display

    This morning I am publishing a thread that will briefly demonstrate why there was/continues to be such deep mistrust towards @jeremycorbyn from the Jewish community. I could give several examples, however I am going to use one event that Corbyn attended in 2014. — The Golem (@TheGolem_) 27 April 2018 I don't actually think that anyone has publicly highlighted this event. It is also worth noting that it took place only a year before Corbyn was elected as @UKLabour leader. — The Golem (@TheGolem_) 27 April 2018 The event in question is called "Freedom for Palestine – Islington rally & BDS activity". It took place on the 16th of August…

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    Labour Party Political Broadcast includes individual who has posted antisemitic content

    See below a thread posted earlier today detailing an individual who has appeared in a Labour Party Political Broadcast and who has posted antisemitic content. Would you be surprised if I was to tell you that an individual who appeared in an official @UKLabour Party Political Broadcast had posted antisemitic content on his Facebook? — The Golem (@TheGolem_) 19 April 2018 This is Lassaad Laouini. Lassaad is the manager of Leeds Grand Mosque and appeared in the Labour Party Political Broadcast “This is what the Tory housing crisis looks like” https://t.co/Au0PTnkDzm. It was broadcast on ITV and BBC last Tuesday (10.04.18). pic.twitter.com/XRGJRUY36d — The Golem (@TheGolem_) 19 April 2018 In…

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    Democracy dead at NUS as BDS passes without vote

    Speaking at a pro-Palestine rally opposite Downing Street, NUS representative Ilyas Nagdee said: “My name is Ilyas Nagdee and I am here today representing a union that has seven million members, seven million members who have decided to stand on the side of justice. Two weeks ago at our National Conference our students voted to continue adopting Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions on the state of Israel for the continuous occupation of Palestine. We voted to stand on the side of justice“ NUS’s BDS policy was set to lapse at this year’s National Conference. There were no motions put forward to reaffirm this policy and therefore the policy lapsed. So why…

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    Tariq Ali – Israel encourages antisemitism

    Tariq Ali has accused Israel of  encouraging antisemitism. The veteran activist made the comments whilst addressing a pro-Palestinian rally opposite Downing Street on Saturday. He said that Israel was a purveyor of antisemitism and to blame for producing a ‘crude form of antisemitism‘. Without any hint of irony,  in the same speech Ali stated his belief that allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party are made up. Its the full double whammy – the Jews are to blame for antisemitism and it is also all made up. Work that one out. Here is the comment in full: “That the purveyors of antisemitism today, those who have encouraged antisemitism are the…

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    The Socialist Workers Party stand against antisemitism…..yeah right!

    As the cases of antisemitism continue to emerge from the Labour party and the Jewish community continues to battle against the tide of hate, our friends over at the Socialist Workers Party will be hosting a number of events across the country about how they can defend Jeremy Corbyn against these “attacks”, and why “such suggestions” of antisemitism are really about “undermining the left’s support for Palestinians“. Because remember folks, allegations of antisemitism against the left can never be done in good faith. Its all about Palestine and those free-speech hating, colonialist loving Zionists. Well, that is what the SWP are saying anyway. The events will be taking place this…

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    I hope you are proud Mr Corbyn

    A lot  has been written about the current antisemitism crisis that has engulfed the labour party, in fact, probably too much. And before you ask, yes, I do see the irony in writing this piece. But the thing is, I’m tired. I’m tired of the constant stream of antisemitism stories when I wake up and when I go to bed, I’m tired of being told that antisemitism is nothing more than a right-wing smear, and I’m tired of fighting a losing battle. For years now, the Jewish community and their allies have been raising their concerns about the antisemitism that has been coming from the Labour Party. The stories ebb…

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    Antisemitism, homophobia and the NUS’s National Executive Council

    This is Ayo Olatunji. Ayo is running to sit on the National Union of Students (NUS) National Executive Council (NEC) at this week’s NUS conference in Glasgow. Ayo is best known for his role in the Hen Mazzig protest at UCL in November 2016 where Jewish students were trapped in a room by a mob of anti-Israel protestors. Unsatisfied with his initial attempts, Ayo was this year once again front and centre at the Dan Meridor protest at KCL where  Jewish students were again surrounded in a room by a baying crowd of their fellow students. Ayo believes that Israel is “one of the principal funders of genocides of Africans”.…