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 […]

Exposed: Bitterite plans to sabotage conference

With the start of Labour’s annual conference in Liverpool just over a week away, most Labour members and delegates are excited and expectant about the anticipated Democracy Review recommendations and ‘open selection’ moves that will put the party firmly into the hands of its members. But at the same time – and for the same […]

Jewish Voice for Labour statement on Manchester ‘Enough’ rally

Today a further ‘Enough is Enough’ rally took place in Manchester. Jewish Voice for Labour has issued a statement about the event and its context: The event itself was well attended but, according to observers, a ‘mixed bag’ – a number of anti-Corbyn speakers who seemed barely to mention antisemitism in their eagerness to oust […]

Excl video: Mann’s ‘unequivocal vote of confidence’ was ‘underhand’ CLP meeting with protest walk-out

John Mann’s face during his CLP’s ‘unequivocal vote of confidence’ The tweet On Sunday, Bassetlaw MP John Mann tweeted smugly about the ‘unequivocal vote of confidence‘ he had received from his local members: The protest If it seems odd that his CLP (constituency Labour party) was meeting on a Sunday, that’s because it is – […]

Barnet tragedy unravels. String of suicide attempts in council offices, failed security, alarms not working

Emergency vehicles at Barnet House last Wednesday Last Wednesday in the North London borough of Barnet, a woman apparently driven to desperation by her situation set herself alight in the housing office of Tory-run Barnet council. She was last reported in critical but stable condition in hospital and an update on her condition is awaited […]

The lovely folks at Sussex Friends of Israel might not want this to go viral

The ‘Sussex Friends of Israel’ Twitter account is full of bile against Jeremy Corbyn. You have to scroll a long way down its Twitter feed as of this moment to find a tweet that isn’t directly about the Labour leader – and even then, it looks indirectly about him. The politics of its comments are not hard […]