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Why is Momentum supporting the compromise NEC rule change?

Mike Cushman reacts to the news that Momentum is supporting the rule change on disciplinary procedures. He argues strongly that this decision is misjudged, the threat to free speech that it poses all too real.. […]

The NEC amendment to the disciplinary rules – JVL view

“Contrary to the spin, the NEC amendment agreed this week is NOT the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) amendment” writes Jenny Manson, chair of JVL in an article for LabourList – which for reasons unclear to us they have failed to publish. […]

Rule changes – a guide for the perplexed

The JLM has claimed a total victory in getting the NEC to accept their proposed rule change in its totality, claiming it is “the precise text that JLM promoted and asked for”. This is simply not true, as Jonathan Rosenhead explains in a careful dissection of a complicated set of amendments. […]

100 Years since Balfour: a PSC fringe meeting at the Party conference, Sunday 24 September

There will be a Palestine Solidarity Campaign meeting at the Labour Party Conference on “100 years since Balfour: An ethical foreign policy for Labour in the Middle East”. Speakers include Issa Amro from Youth Against Settlements, Hebron, Helen Goodman MP Shadow Foreign Office Minister and others. All welcome

Time: 7.00-8.30pm, Sunday 24 September
Venue: Renaissance Suite, Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel, Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2GS […]

Labour NEC’s proposed rule change on antisemitism etc

Rumours have abounded in the last couple of days as to what rule change the Labour Party NEC would be proposing. Here, from Skwawkbox, would appear to be the definitive answer to that question. […]

JVL Labour Conference Fringe Meeting

If you are in Brighton for the Labour Conference please don’t miss our fringe meeting:

Jewish Socialism Past and Present: Antisemitism, Israel and the Labour Party Monday 25 September 6.00-8.00pm The Ballroom, Mercure, on the sea front, 149 King’s Rd, Brighton BN1 2PP

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Back Hastings & Rye Labour Party rule change

Hastings once stood solid behind a shield wall. Let’s keep solid and ensure we are not defeated this time around Cross-posted from Free Speech on Israel

There are two radically different rule changes on the agenda for Labour Party Conference later in September dealing with alleged antisemitism in the Party. One from the Jewish […]

Report of the Jewish Labour Movement conference

Shlomo Anker gives a mixed report on the annual conference of the Jewish Labour Movement on 3 September. “[Y]ou won’t be surprised to hear that being a Momentum member I felt quite uncomfortable. However there were some positive sessions and overall it was worth going to… […]

JVL defends Derby MP who criticised “politically motivated antisemitism smears”

Jewish Voice for Labour has expressed its support for Chris Williamson MP, the latest leading Labour Leftwinger who supports justice for Palestine to face attacks from the pro-Israel lobby. The Derby North MP has been attacked by Marie van der Zyl, vice-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, for suggesting that many people in the Jewish community are appalled at the misuse of antisemitism allegations for political ends. People, Williamson said, “have stopped listening to the smears and lies and dirty tricks.” […]

Letter to the Guardian

Jonathan Rosenhead is concerned by what he sees as a shift in Labour’s stated position on Israel […]