Tag Archives: UK

Guest Post: The view from the UK – it could be worse

This is another guest post by frequent contributor Brian Goldfarb.  After the Brexit vote, and against the background of continuing Labour antisemitism scandals, I asked him if he could bring us “the view from over there”, particularly from the viewpoint of … Continue reading

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Labour investigates its own antisemitism, finds nothing, insults Israel and Jews

True to his promise earlier this year, following several instances of antisemitism in his party, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn commissioned an inquiry into antisemitism in the party, chaired by Shami Chakrabarti.  Sadly the investigation descended from farce into outrage and … Continue reading

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Brexit Indeed! They’re out!

After a nail-biting sleepless night, the results are in – and Britain is out! By a slim majority of 52-48% the British public voted to leave the EU. Following this result, David Cameron announced his resignation, to take place in … Continue reading

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Brexit – is it good for the Jews or bad?

Voting in the referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union or break away (i.e. “Brexit”) is well under way in Britain as I write these words, though the results won’t be known until much later tonight or … Continue reading

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Slandering Israel – who cares about the inconvenient truth?

Last week the UK’s Independent ran an extremely nasty hit-piece on Israel, claiming that Israel deliberately cut off water supplies to a Palestinian town during Ramadan, purely for the sheer sadistic pleasure in it.  The Israellycool blog was all over … Continue reading

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Ken Livingstone unapologetic at Parliamentary hearing on antisemitism

In the wake of the Labour Party antisemitism scandal, on Tuesday the House of Commons held an inquiry into antisemitism, at which witnesses appeared both from the Jewish Community and Ken Livingstone himself, the former Mayor of London who was … Continue reading

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