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Saturday 17th March – UN Day of Action Against Racism

Join the Jewish Bloc on Saturday 17th March – the UN Day of Action Against Racism.

There will be marches and rallies in several European cities on that day, expressing opposition to racism and the growing threat of Euro-Fascism.

The march in London assembles in Portland Place from 12 noon and moving off at 1pm. […]

The Jeremy Newmark saga

This story was originally broken by the Jewish Chronicle and has rocked the institutions of the Jewish community. Here Asa Winstanley of Lobby Watch embarks on an investigtion of his own, bringing the story up to date. […]

Massive protest against deportations in Tel Aviv – 20,000 on the streets

An evening in which the streets of South Tel Aviv filled with people who stood together – veteran residents of its neighborhoods along with asylum seekers, Jews alongside Arabs, the center with the periphery, Mizrahim together with Ashkenazim – in a huge protest attended by 20,000 people.

Support the organisation Standing Alone as it spearheads resistance against deportation and displacement! […]

An exceptional opportunity

JVL Statement on the Resignation of Iain McNicol

JVL sees the choice of a new General Secretary as an exceptional opportunity to develop a new, positive and collegiate relationship between the party’s staff, its leadership, the NEC and the mass of members. […]

Opposition is growing to the use of the IHRA definition of antisemtism

Ben White writes: “Pro-Israel groups in Britain are facing resistance in their attempts to use a controversial definition of antisemitism to stifle Palestine solidarity activism.

Concerns over free speech are being heeded by universities and local authorities, in what is a boost for Palestine rights activists currently holding, or preparing to hold, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) events on campuses nationwide. […]

A call to revoke the 2017 Del Singh award

On Wednesday 21 February 2018, Hampstead & Kilburn CLP voed to revoke Labour’s award of the Del Singh prize to the JLM which “defended the illegal blockade of Gaza and the consecutive wars against the trapped population which Del categorically believed to be nothing short of collective punishment and war crimes.” […]

Become an Ecumenical Accompanier in Palestine and Israel

“We believe that everyone can take action to help end the occupation and bring about a just peace for both Palestinians and Israelis. We need a movement of people who can take action for peace. Will you join us? ” […]

Democracy Review – Jewish Voice for Labour submission to Momentum

Momentum has invited submissions by members for the Democracy Review. A proposal by Jonathan Rosehead puts forward ideas developed by JVL on the subject of democracy and accountability in Socialist Societies.

Members of Momentum are entitled to nominate this proposal for Momentum to take forward and to comment on it at https://my.peoplesmomentum.com/

We urge you to do so as soon as you can. […]

The political-cultural struggle

Lane Silberstein, a Jewish member of Democratic Socialists of America, looks at the threat of facism on the horizon and argues: “A Jewish community that does not respect the diaspora as a place of legitimate struggle, that does not stand in solidarity with others, is in fact a companion to the rise of fascism… We no longer have leaders who can present a vision for a better future, much less the tools to get there.” […]

Israeli Apartheid Week 2018 – a call to Jewish students

Robert A.H.Cohen writes:

If you think we have an obligation to remember our homeland while Palestinians should be encouraged to forget theirs – that’s racism.

If you think our Jewish ‘right of return’, after two thousand years’ absence is sacred and undeniable, but the right of return for Palestinians, and their descendants, who fled their homes in 1948 is illegitimate – that’s racism.

If you memorialise atrocities carried out against the Jewish people throughout our history but downplay or dismiss the Palestinian Nakba – that’s racism.

If you think Jewish national self-determination is an incontestable right but Palestinian national self-determination must be negotiated and offered only as a ‘reward for good behaviour’– that’s racism. […]