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In Britain’s Labour Party, Jewish Women Endure the Worst Abuse

Posted on March 18th, 2019
By Jenni Frazer for Hadassah Magazine

 

British politician Ruth Smeeth is a gutsy campaigner, not prone to emotional breakdowns. Yet the 39-year-old Jewish parliamentarian was in tears when she left a news conference unveiling a 2016 report on anti-Semitism in her own Labour Party. Why? Because while a fellow party member shouted abusive remarks at her—accusing her of conspiring with a right-wing newspaper to undermine the party leadership—Jeremy Corbyn, the relatively new Labour leader at the time, said and did nothing.

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Israel's NanoLock Security Wins 'Startup of the Year' at MWC in Barcelona

Posted on March 11th, 2019
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The producer of the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), GMSA, named Israeli startup NanoLock Security “Startup of the Year” at the 2019 4YFN (Four Years From Now) Barcelona Awards running alongside the MWC 2019 event in the Spanish city last week.

Founded in 2016, NanoLock Security provides lightweight, virtual, low-cost security and management solution for connected edge devices (IoT).

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In Japan, 'Jewish domination' is a good thing, says prof.

Posted on March 4th, 2019
Yaniv Pohoryles for YnetNews

 

Japanese history expert says while Germans believed the solution to the anti-Semitic cannard that 'Jews rule the world' was expulsion and annihilation, in Japan, people concluded that they must learn from the Jewish community, turning anti-Semitism into philo-Semitism.

 

Traits ascribed to Jews that are seen as negative in the West, such as a disproportionate control over world events and finances, are welcomed and valued in Japan, claims a Japanese history professor from Jerusalem.
 
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Seven MPs leave Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

Posted on February 25th, 2019
From BBC

 

Seven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism.

 

They are: Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey.

Ms Berger said Labour had become institutionally anti-Semitic and she was "embarrassed and ashamed" to stay.

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Jews Of Uganda Are Torn Apart Over A Bitter Sibling Rivalry

Posted on February 18th, 2019
Tonny Onyulo for The Forward 

 

During a recent Shabbat service here, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu led dozens of worshippers in a prayer for unity. Women sang psalms. Children clapped. Men wearing yarmulkes played drums and guitars.

Locally known in Uganda as Abayudaya or “the people of Judah,” they practice Conservative Judaism with an African flair — and right now, need exactly that prayer. A conflict is now splitting the community, which is almost a century old.

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