UK Labour Party

Winning back Britain’s Jews – Sir Keir Starmer makes a start

Well before Jeremy Corbyn became leader of Britain’s Labour Party in September 2015, worrying symptoms of a contagious antisemitism had begun to manifest themselves within its left wing.

New Labour Party leader Keir Starmer
UK Labour leader Keir Starmer vows to visit Israel 'as soon as possible'

Starmer has made clear his commitment to fighting antisemitism within the party and rebuilding trust with the Jewish community.

23/07/2020
Labour Party candidate Lloyd Russell-Moyle after he is announced as the winner for the constituency
UK Labour shadow minister steps down after apologizing for antisemitism

"Owing to a campaign by the right wing media my position has become untenable," he said in a statement.

Labour Party candidate Lloyd Russell-Moyle speaks after he is announced as the MP for Brighton Kempt
British Labour MP forced to apologize for calling Israel a terrorist state

You can be proud of being Jewish without being a Zionist, Lloyd Russell-Moyle said.

THE WEST BANK town of Efrat, with Bethlehem in the background.
UK Labour calls to ban settlement imports in response to annexation

Banning settlement products is a “major step,” foreign secretary Lisa Nandy added, but said that “such a blatant breach of international law must have consequences.”

Rebecca Long-Bailey
UK Labour leader demotes senior MP over sharing antisemitic article

“I’ve made it my first priority to tackle antisemitism, and rebuilding trust with the Jewish community is a No. 1 priority for me,” Starmer said.

Rebecca Long-Bailey
UK Labour education spokeswoman fired for sharing antisemitic conspiracy

The article in question was an interview that claimed Israel had played a role in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

25/06/2020
Jewish lawmakers who left Corbyn-led Labour over antisemitism return

The three lawmakers serve in the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the British Parliament. They stayed on as independents after leaving Labour.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/06/2020
Novo Cemetery in London
Antisemitic banner hung on home facing London Sephardi Jewish cemetery

The banner was hung on a home facing the Novo Beth Chaim Cemetery, one of only two exclusively Sephardic Jewish cemeteries remaining in London.

26/05/2020
UK Labour launch inquiry into findings of antisemitism probe

A UK Labour party spokesperson said: “The NEC has today agreed the terms of reference for the independent investigation into the circumstances, contents and release of an internal report."

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