Ken Livingstone to challenge EHRC in court

14 January 2021 — The Electronic Intifada

Asa Winstanley

Ken Livingstone – Left Legal Fighting Fund

Ken Livingstone is going to court in the UK to challenge anti-Semitism allegations.

The former mayor of London is contesting the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s controversial report that in October claimed he was guilty of “unlawful harassment” against Jews.

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Israel lobby slaughters Corbyn again

31 October 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

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Jeremy Corbyn arriving home the night he was purged from Labour. Victoria Jones ZUMA Press

After a five-year campaign of smears, Labour’s former leader Jeremy Corbyn was suspended by party bosses on Thursday.

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Racist to deny us right to oppose Zionism, British Palestinians tell Labour

18 September 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

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British Palestinians condemn the “shrinking space” in Labour for their rights. PSC

A group of leading British Palestinians have condemned what they say is a shrinking space in Labour to criticize Zionism and oppose Israeli policies.

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This is the bogus anti-Semitism report that sank Jeremy Corbyn

25 August 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

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Michael Rubin at Labour’s annual conference in 2016.

Al Jazeera

The road to Jeremy Corbyn’s political downfall began at Oxford University Labour Club in February 2016.

A rogue inquiry by a Labour staffer with close ties to the Israeli embassy included fabricated allegations of anti-Semitism.

It destroyed the lives of several pro-Corbyn students sympathetic to the Palestinian cause.

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Has the UK’s “Labour anti-Semitism” probe been rigged?

14 July 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

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The Jewish Labour Movement’s lawyer James Libson belongs to a firm that has represented the Israeli prime minister and embassy in the UK. – Lisi Niesner Reuters

The UK’s official equality watchdog is facing questions over its impartiality after it was revealed that one of its commissioners failed to declare financial links to the ruling Conservative Party.

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Israel lobbyist funded Labour’s new leader

23 April 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

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Trevor Chinn (left) at an event he co-hosted in 2018 with Israeli ambassador Mark Regev (second left). Chinn for years funded anti-Corbyn efforts. (UJIA)

A multi-millionaire pro-Israel lobbyist donated $62,000 to help Keir Starmer win the UK Labour Party’s leadership election, it was revealed last week.

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Jewish Chronicle to pay damages over anti-Semitism libel

21 February 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

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Liverpool Labour activist Audrey White.

The Jewish Chronicle on Thursday apologized to a Labour activist for libeling her over “anti-Semitism.”

The UK newspaper admitted on its website it had published “allegations about Mrs Audrey White” which were “untrue.”

It said it had agreed to pay White a sum in damages plus her legal costs.

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“Ally” Jon Lansman wanted Jeremy Corbyn removed

6 September 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

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Jon Lansman addressing the Jewish Labour Movement at Labour conference 2018. Joel Goodman ZUMA Press

Jon Lansman, a prominent figure in the UK Labour Party, advocated that Jeremy Corbyn be removed as party leader three years ago.

The revelation challenges Lansman’s reputation as a key Corbyn supporter.

In 2016, Lansman told Labour activist Graham Bash that the left would be much better served if Corbyn was replaced by John McDonnell, the shadow finance minister.

Bash recounted his conversation with Lansman to The Electronic Intifada.

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Jewish Chronicle pays libel damages to Palestine charity By Asa Winstanley

2 September 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

The British charity operates in Palestine and in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. (Interpal)

Interpal, a British charity which aids Palestinians, has won $60,000 in libel damages from The Jewish Chronicle.

The newspaper’s editors published an apology in August stating that they “accept that neither Interpal, nor its trustees, have ever been involved with or provided support for terrorist activity of any kind.”

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Labour’s poor excuses for revoking Asa Winstanley’s press pass By Ali Abunimah

20 August 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

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Britain’s opposition Labour Party is offering excuses for its arbitrary revocation of the press pass approved for The Electronic Intifada’s Asa Winstanley to cover its upcoming annual conference.

Its explanations fail to justify a blatantly undemocratic act.

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Labour’s Necrotising Fasciitis A response to the BBC’s Panorama “Is Labour Antisemitic?” By W Stephen Gilbert

21 July 2019 — Off Guardian

Image source: The Canary

In the long history of party politics, coordinated and systematic attacks on one political party are always initiated and perpetuated by a rival party or parties. Not least of the ways in which the increasingly murderous row about alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party is unprecedented is that, although it was quietly seeded by Lynton Crosby’s propaganda unit in the Conservative Party back in 2016, it has been swollen into a life-threatening confrontation by elements both within Labour and with supposedly supportive links to Labour.

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The Campaign To Stop Corbyn – Smears, Racism And Censorship

22 July 2019 — Media Lens

The greatest fear of those holding the most power and wealth is that they will lose their exalted position in the world. They will resist any changes to the grossly unequal and unjust class structure that causes grievous damage to so many people; and to the planet itself. Even the threat of real change must be crushed. This, in a nutshell, underpins the astonishing and relentless campaign to stop Jeremy Corbyn, a moderate leftist, from ever becoming Prime Minister.

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