JLM Statement on Naz Shah MP

Earlier today, JLM National Chair Jeremy Newmark made the following statement about events following the revelation that Naz Shah MP had posted antisemitic statements on Facebook some time before her election as an MP:

“Naz Shah is a politician who is clearly on a political journey, from a Respect firebrand in the choppy waters of local Bradford politics to the Labour Party. She courageously stood up to George Galloway’s bigotry at the General Election. However, her historic remarks and posting were repugnant and completely unacceptable.

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JLM Rulebook changes to tackle antisemitism proposed

The Jewish Labour Movement, with help from supporters in the Labour Party will be proposing a change to the Labour Party rulebook calling for stricter rules and sanctions to be placed upon members who have made racist, antisemitic or islamophobic statements.

BBC News covered the proposed change today.

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JLM Chair on Antisemitism - BBC Today Programme 16 March 2016 (07:19)

JLM National Chair, Jeremy Newmark was interviewed by Sarah Montagu on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme on 16 March 2016. The interview covered the question of antisemitism within the Labour Party.

A transcript of the full interview follows here:

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Statement on Woking CLP

Yesterday evening, the Jewish Labour Movement wrote to the Woking Constituency Labour Party informing them of our intention to affiliate to the CLP under the provisions within the Labour Party Rule Book, with the specific intention of bringing forward a vote of no confidence in the CLP Vice-Chair at the earliest possible opportunity.

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JLM Meets With Israeli Labor Party General Secretary/Deputy Speaker of Knesset MK Hilik Bar

Earlier today member of the JLM NEC met with Member of Knesset Hilik Bar.  

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JLM NEC Meeting with Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson MP

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JLM NEC Members with Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson MP
29 February 2016
House of Commons, London

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Response to Resignation of Oxford University Labour Club Co-Chair, Alex Chalmers

Following the resignation of Alex Chalmers as Co-Chair of the Oxford University Labour Club, JLM has raised the matter with our colleagues at Labour Students and issued the following statement this morning:
"JLM is a strong advocate of robust debate about the Middle East on Campus and beyond.  That support extends to discourse that is critical of Israel's Government and its policies.  However, this development, in this context, crosses the red line between legitimate discourse and incitement against Jewish students.  JLM has raised this with our colleagues at Labour Students and we are glad to see the swift condemnation of the events at OULC. They have assured us that they share our concerns and will be working very closely with UJS to tackle this problem."
Liron Velleman, JLM NEC (Youth and Student Officer)
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JLM Elects New National Executive Committee

At last night’s AGM of the Jewish Labour Movement unanimously to adopt a new structure which will enable the Movement to increase its engagement inside Labour Party structures on a local, regional and national basis.

A hundred JLM members attended the AGM, reflecting the substantial growth in our membership that has occurred since the 2015 General Election. 

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