Statement of Principles

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.. […]

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 […]

JVL letter to councillors in Newham

Another London borough council, Newham this time, is coming under pressure to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism. JVL has written to all councillors arguing why this would be a retrograde move. […]

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 […]

Statement on the National Policy Forum Report

JVL (Jewish Voice for Labour) notes with concern that the National Policy Forum report to be presented to Brighton conference departs significantly from the Party’s Manifesto commitments to a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Here is our full statement. […]