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Jewish community deeply disappointed at Labour’s decision not to expel Livingstone

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Click to watch JLC Chief Executive Simon Johnson react to the Livingstone decision

Given that Ken Livingstone has been found guilty, we are deeply disappointed at the decision not to expel him from the Labour Party. A temporary suspension is no more than a slap on the wrist.  Mr Livingstone’s inaccurate and antagonistic comments including over the past 40 years have had a huge impact on the Jewish community. We feel that the Labour Party should have had the courage to address this deeply offensive behaviour with a firmer penalty. 

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Official definition of antisemitism adopted by Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Following extensive consultation with the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has agreed to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

At a Board meeting of the GMCA, a report on Challenging Hate and Building Cohesion was presented and accepted and the proposal to adopt the definition was overwhelmingly agreed, meaning it will be applied in the area. 

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On 2nd November 2017, Jewish communities around the world, and in particular, the British Jewish community will come together to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration; the 67 words that led to the creation of the State of Israel.

100 years since the Balfour Declaration