Oct 012016
 

Momentum vice-chairwoman Jackie Walker has been suspended from Labour over controversial comments she made at a party training event.

Leaked footage showed the outspoken campaigner saying she had not found a definition of anti-Semitism she could work with.

The footage also showed her questioning why Holocaust Memorial Day was not more wide-ranging to include other genocides.

Labour said it did not comment on individual party memberships but it is understood Ms Walker has now been suspended.

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Sep 292016
 

A Brooklyn jury convicted a Queens man of assaulting a Jewish community leader outside the Barclays Center after a preseason basketball game against an Israeli team.

Shawn Schraeder was acquitted of hate crime charges for punching Leonard Petlakh

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in the face in front of his two kids after the Oct. 7, 2014 game.

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Sep 282016
 

The popular Internet meme Pepe the Frog has been officially designated a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.

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The anti-bigotry organisation added the meme its database of hate symbols on Tuesday, noting that it did not always have connections to white supremacist organisations, but has gained traction with the emergence of the Alt-Right movement.

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Sep 282016
 

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s most senior allies is facing calls to resign after suggesting that it would be “wonderful” if Holocaust Memorial Day was not just about the genocide of Jews.

Jackie Walker,

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vice-chair of Momentum, who has previously been suspended over alleged anti-Semitic remarks, also questioned the party’s definition of anti-Semitism during the training session, prompting party members to shout and heckle in disbelief.

The chair of Jewish Labour has demanded Ms Walker resign over the “provocative and insensitive” remarks, the second time this week that members have called for her to be suspended from the party.

In a secret recording obtained by The Telegraph, she can be heard arguing that Holocaust Memorial Day, one of the most significant dates of remembrance of the persecution of the Jews, is not inclusive enough.

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