Charedi Jewish protest organiser receiving threats

Shraga Stern is a Charedi (Orthodox) Jewish activist who helped to coordinate a letter signed by thirty-four leading rabbis of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations in London in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and condemning ‘irresponsible’ smears against him. The letter was immediately attacked as fake, but media were forced to first row […]

Excl: Board of Deputies emergency meeting agrees to pressure UOHC to abandon protest

Charedim at a protest in Israel As the SKWAWKBOX broke exclusively last week, forcing the Jewish Chronicle to follow, Charedi (Orthodox) Jews are planning to protest at the annual dinner of the Board of Deputies (BoD) in November. The aim of the Charedi protest is to express their anger that the BoD claims to represent all the […]

Signatories to leading Orthodox rabbis’ pro-Corbyn letter rise to 34

Last week, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that the Jewish Chronicle (JC) had quietly amended its claim that a letter supporting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and signed by twenty-nine leading Orthodox rabbis, which had been published on this blog, was fake. This blog then revealed that conclusive evidence of the letter’s authenticity had been in the JC’s possession days before it […]

Jewish Chronicle forced to follow again after SKWAWKBOX reveals Orthodox protest plan

At the beginning of this week, the SKWAWKBOX contacted the Jewish Chronicle (JC) to ask why it hadn’t published a text from an Orthodox Jewish group confirming that a Corbyn-supporting letter by leading Charedi (Orthodox) rabbis was genuine and that this blog would be publishing it shortly. The JC had quietly rowed back from claims […]

Orthodox Jews to protest at Board of Deputies annual dinner

BoD president Marie van der Zyl and guest of honour Sadiq Khan Representatives of London’s Orthodox Jewish community plan to stage a protest at the Board of Deputies’ (BoD’s) annual dinner in early November. Earlier this month, leading Charedi (Orthodox) rabbis published an open letter in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that was immediately […]

Bannon’s revealing off-mic outburst

Steve Bannon (image DaTechGuyBlog creative commons) Hard-right former Trump aide Steve Bannon has been interviewed a number of times this weekend by friendly faces such as his old pal Nigel Farage. But his composure cracked when he faced even the modest challenge of being ‘called out’ for supporting far-right law-breaker Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson). […]

Video: the full Corbyn speech the BBC wouldn’t broadcast

Yesterday, a huge crowd – police told Labour personnel they estimated a quarter of a million people – marched in London to protest against the visit of Donald Trump to the UK and in favour of decency, tolerance and solidarity. Jeremy Corbyn was the headline speaker to the mass audience assembled in Trafalgar Square, but […]

Video: Trafalgar erupts for Corbyn as BBC again exposes bias

Anti-Trump protesters gather in Trafalgar Square This afternoon in London, crowds estimated at well over 100,000 have taken to the streets to protest the visit of Donald Trump to the UK. This evening, as huge numbers of people gathered in Trafalgar Square, the BBC News channel was broadcasting an interview as cameras covered the crowds. […]

Live feed of London anti-Trump march – vast before it’s even scheduled to start

Live feed of today’s anti-Trump march can be seen below – and it’s enormous, with half an hour to go before it’s even scheduled to begin: The BBC has shown a few desultory images and clips so far that focus on the ‘Trump baby’ balloon and don’t portray a hundredth of the scale, so share […]

Video: ‘gangster’ Ian Austin’s surgery picketed by pro-Palestine protesters

Dudley North MP Ian Austin Right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin is one of the most abrasive of the so-called ‘moderates’ – and one of the most intransigent supporters of Israel regardless of its actions. When the Israeli army massacred around sixty unarmed Palestinians and maimed thousands of others, including journalists, during the recent ‘Nakba’ protests, […]