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Labour antisemitism allegations: How Corbyn and Starmer are judged by different standards

Now we know that Corbyn’s antisemitism code is being used by Starmer, where is the outrage from Jewish groups? Does Starmer’s adoption of the code not prove there is still a sickness at the heart of Labour? Is a Starmer government not also an existential threat to Jews?

Labour disclosure ‘shows antisemitism was weaponised against Corbyn’, activists say

Disclosure by Starmer officials under pressure from courts provides proof that antisemitism was weaponised against Jeremy Corbyn, say Labour party members under investigation.

Starmer isn’t ‘too cautious’ – he is ruthlessly tearing Labour apart

Starmer is recrafting Labour not as a real opposition to the Conservative’s increasingly extreme, crony capitalism, but as a responsible, more moderate alternative to it. He is offering voters a Labour party that feels more like the Tory party of old, which prioritised tradition, patriotism and family values.

Israel elections: Itamar Ben Gvir, the Jewish supremacist on the rise

Itamar Ben Gvir, a leading disciple of Kahane, the rabbi-politician who wanted to turn Palestinians into the slaves of Jews, now has a seat in the Israeli parliament – and may soon be appointed a government minister.

Israel election: The far-right is triumphant. The only obstacle left is Netanyahu

Extreme religious and settler parties are a firm majority in Israel’s new parliament. But they cannot properly wield power so long as Netanyahu is more invested in his own political and personal survival than in their Jewish supremacist cause.

Five lessons from Israel’s election

Netanyahu emerged as the only serious candidate for prime minister, and the Jewish version of the Ku Klux Klan won a seat in parliament – and very possibly a place in the next cabinet.

Why Netanyahu’s makeover made him an improbable ‘Arab lover’

After years of inciting against Israel’s Palestinian citizens, Benjamin Netanyahu is running as ‘Abu Yair’ and keen to be seen sipping coffee with Bedouin elders. Has Israel’s prime minister really changed his spots?

‘Finished with the bluffing’: Jewish National Fund goes public with its aid to settlers

For the first time, the JNF has approved publicly allocating its funds to expand Israel’s illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, risking making overseas donors directly complicit in war crimes.

Israel’s KKK on the way to government?

An electoral pact overseen by Benjamin Netanyahu means Israel’s version of the Ku Klux Klan is almost certain to enter the Israeli parliament on March 23 – and could even end up in the next government.

Israel is hiding the truth about the killing of Ahmad Erekat

Yet again, the official story of a Palestinian ‘terror attack’ crumbles upon closer inspection of video footage.

Picnic video exposes both faces of Israeli apartheid

A short video of settlers disrupting a family picnic may be the best field guide yet to Israel’s complex apartheid system of state-sponsored Jewish supremacy.

Politics, not law, will decide whether Israel faces war crimes charges

Politics, not international law, will decide whether Israelis are ever put in the dock by the ICC for war crimes. And already western states are rallying to Israel’s side to ensure it continues to act with impunity

How Israel’s Netanyahu helped break apart the Joint List

The break-up of the Joint List means Netanyahu has succeeded dividing Israel’s Palestinian minority into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Arabs – and in setting them against each other.

Why Israel is joining the Pentagon’s ‘Arab Nato’

After political and economic ‘normalisation’ with Arab states, Israel is now moving on to military normalisation – and could soon be the linchpin of efforts to build and train armies in the Gulf.

Former Israeli army spy recruited by Labour should feel right at home

Assaf Kaplan’s work in a notorious Israeli cyber unit surveilling and extorting Palestinians fits with Labour’s new ethos under Keir Starmer

Israel is losing the fight to obscure its apartheid character

A new report by human rights group B’Tselem calling Israel an apartheid state will make it harder to smear Israel’s critics as antisemites for arguing that the Jewish state is a racist endeavour.

Is the UAE plotting with Israel against Palestinian refugees?

A report that the Gulf state is considering a plan to help eliminate the UN agency caring for millions of Palestinian refugees should be taken seriously.

Former general who called for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians picked to head Israel’s Holocaust museum

Netanyahu picks an ex-army general who has regularly called for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians as the next head of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, as he seeks to forge even closer ties to ultra-nationalist world leaders.

How Gulf states became business partners in Israel’s occupation

The story of the Gulf’s Abraham Accords is not simply one of turning a blind eye to Israel’s decades-long oppression of Palestinians, but of actively becoming partners with Israel and the settlers in carrying out that oppression.

Pompeo spells out the new normal: All criticism of Israel is ‘antisemitic’

Mike Pompeo’s statements equating both criticism of Israel and peaceful boycotts of its settlements as ‘antisemitic’ marks the logical endpoint of a new foreign policy consensus that is rapidly taking shape in the US and Europe.

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