The former chairman of a charity that oversees official Holocaust commemorations has filed a complaint against her local Labour Party over a claim it has become a “hostile environment” for Jews who challenge Holocaust denial. As Labour gathered for its party conference in Liverpool today, Cathy Ashley, a former Labour councillor who chaired the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, claims she was jeered and then censured for confronting a member who spoke in support of Ken Livingstone, the former London mayor who was suspended from the party over allegations of anti-Semitism. The disclosure is made in a book that also reveals a prominent supporter of Jeremy Corbyn resigned from a campaign group of which... Register or log in to view this and other Politics articles. It's free and easy to do. Join regular debates with our journalists by commenting on articles Sign up to exclusive newsletters that give you the inside track on Westminster and Brexit Register Log in … [Read more...] about Holocaust campaigner files complaint claiming Labour Party is hostile to Jews
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0 Have your say Jeremy Corbyn’s apology for sharing a platform with people who reportedly compared Israel to the Nazis has intensified calls for Labour to take a tougher stance on anti-Semitism. Mr Corbyn issued the apology after it emerged he had hosted a Holocaust Memorial Day event in 2010 at which speakers are said to have likened the actions of Israel in Gaza to Hitler’s regime.The Labour leader acknowledged that he had appeared alongside people “whose views I completely reject” and apologised for the “concerns and anxiety” that caused.He said: “The main speaker at this Holocaust Memorial Day meeting, part of a tour entitled ‘never again - for anyone’, was a Jewish Auschwitz survivor. Views were expressed at the meeting which I do not accept or condone.“In the past, in pursuit of justice for the Palestinian people and peace in Israel/Palestine, I have on occasion appeared on platforms with people … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn apologises for hosting 2010 Holocaust event
LABOUR’S spiralling anti-Semitism crisis has hit a new low after Jeremy Corbyn hosted an event comparing Israel with Nazis on Holocaust Memorial Day. The party leader has since issued an extraordinary apology when it was revealed he organised an event in parliament called “Never Again for Anyone — Auschwitz to Gaza”. Mr Corbyn, who was a backbencher at the time in 2010, admitted that by being pro-Palestine he has “on occasion appeared on platforms with people whose views I completely reject”. He added that he “apologises for the concerns and anxiety that this has caused” following the revelations by The Times. But Labour MP John Mann said the event puts him in breach of the party’s code on anti-Semitism, and in breach of “any form of normal decency”. The veteran campaigner on the issue told the BBC after this latest incident: “The Labour Party is seen by most members of the Jewish community to have declared war on … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn hosted event comparing Israel with Nazis on Holocaust Memorial Day
It's greeted thousands upon thousands of visitors to the city centre, standing proudly at the entrance to the Belgrade Plaza car park. But how many people know why it's there and what exactly the story is of the large perspex box full of shoes in the foyer? The box was the idea of Coventry City Council's director of events Lee House. The box was an installation to mark the commemorations for Holocaust Memorial Day in 2009, inspired by similar markers, such as the shoes by the Danube in Budapest. That year, Coventry was selected as the foremost city to host the commemorations for Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK. Its role as one of Britain's Cities of Peace and Reconciliation has made Coventry renowned for its civic ability to overcome the enmity of the Second World War. Public call for donations Months ahead of the memorial, House worked with the set designers at the Belgrade to build a large box and then put a call out for public donations of shoes to fill it. Coventrians … [Read more...] about This is why there’s a large case of shoes at Belgrade Plaza
Middle East By Raffi Berg BBC News, Jerusalem 24 April 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39062221 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsThe Holocaust Giselle Cycowicz (born Friedman) remembers her father, Wolf, as a warm, kind and religious man. "He was a scholar," she says, "he always had a book … [Read more...] about The Holocaust: Who are the missing million?