Mar 252016
 

A Labour shadow cabinet member listed as being “hostile” to Jeremy Corbyn on a leaked party memo is being targeted “because she is Jewish”, MPs have claimed.

It comes amid claims the Labour leader has failed to tackle antisemitism within the party.

Luciana Berger,

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the shadow minister for mental health, is one of just two members of Mr Corbyn’s top team listed as being unsupportive of the leader.

A senior Labour MP told the Telegraph: “I think she is on there because she is Jewish, it is a concern for a number of MPs who have been looking closely at where Jewish Labour MPs are on that list.”

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Mar 242016
 

Labour has suspended a former Lord Mayor of Bradford in the latest row over anti-Semitism to hit Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

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Khadim Hussain, a Labour councillor, is under investigation for sharing a Facebook post that complained that the deaths of millions of Africans are not taught in schools but “your school education system only tells you about Anne Frank and the six million Zionists that were killed by Hitler”.

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Mar 212016
 

A Labour peer and ally of Tony Blair has threatened to resign from the party unless Jeremy Corbyn makes it “absolutely clear” that anti-Semitism will not be tolerated among its members.

Lord Levy,

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who served as the former Prime Minister’s Middle East envoy and is one of the party’s leading Jewish figures, said that he had been “shocked and horrified” by the comments of two party members, one of whom was expelled and one suspended, following anti-Semitism allegations. He also expressed concern over the recent resignation of the co-chair of Oxford University’s Labour club, Alex Chalmers, who expressed concerns that some fellow members had “some kind of problem with Jews” following allegations of anti-Semitic bullying within the club.

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Mar 192016
 

The MBTA is back to a regular schedule after an earlier trolley derailment left severe delays on the Green Line.

A trolley derailed near the Copley station Saturday afternoon, affecting the Copley, Hynes Convention Center and Kenmore stations. Commuters on the derailed train were forced to get off the train and walk on the train tracks to the station after service was halted.

Crowds of people lined up at Kenmore Square and Boylston Street for shuttle buses to travel between Kenmore and Copley as crews worked on repairs.

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Mar 182016
 

Dozens of rabbis are planning to boycott a scheduled speech by Donald Trump to the nation’s largest pro-Israeli lobbying group to protest what they feel is divisive rhetoric by the Republican presidential front-runner.

The rabbis plan to hand out fliers requesting that hundreds of attendees at the annual gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington either skip Trump’s speech on Monday or stand up as Trump starts speaking and silently walk out.

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Mar 162016
 

President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that he has chosen Merrick Garland, chief justice for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as his Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacant seat left by the death of Antonin Scalia.

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Garland was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was raised in the Chicago area,[2] in the northern suburb of Lincolnwood.[3]

His mother, Shirley (née Horwitz), was a director of volunteer services….

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