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Pro-Jewish demonstrators harassed at Dutch Labour event hosting Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn was the main speaker at a “Fair Tax Event” organised by PvdA (the Dutch Labour Party) in The Hague on Thursday 6th of July, the last day before the Dutch parliament went into its summer recess.

The event was a clear attempt by PvdA to regain some leftist credentials and kudos, after most Labour voters and supported have concluded that PvdA, in its “two big parties” coalition (2012-’17) with Mark Rutte’s VVD (NatLib; car-owner liberals), had abandoned those credentials and all its anti-VVD election rhetoric, in order to overcome the EMU Greek crisis and the EU migration crisis …

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Andrew Stunnell writes … The fight against antisemitism isn’t over yet

antisemitismThe findings of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism, launched today, make very sober reading.

MPs and Lords from across the political spectrum, including Navnit Dholakia and me, have spent six months following last summer’s Israeli- Palestinian conflict in Gaza assessing the evidence of the hate and discrimination it has triggered directed at Jewish institutions and people across Europe, and making recommendations about how to tackle its upsurge here in the UK.

Our recommendations cover key areas including work to reassure the UK’s Jewish community, which from the evidence we have received appears to be in a considerable state of anxiety and discomfort. The fundamental safety and security of our British Jewish (and indeed any other minority) community is critically important. Non-Jewish readers probably don’t know that every Jewish school in England already has high security fencing and (unarmed) security guards, supported by the Government. Unfortunately we now think it is time to enhance and improve measures to safeguard synagogues and other Jewish institutions, too. And we want to see clearer guidance for police, prosecutors and judges to make sure our response to antisemitism is as strong as it can be.

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