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  • UK Jewish audience challenges Jeremy Corbyn on anti-Semitism charges

    September 19, 2016 | 2:53 pm

    Facing questions from a Jewish audience about his party’s anti-Semitism problem, U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to say whether the movement will kick out one of its most often accused offenders, former London Mayor Ken Livingstone.

    Corbyn spoke about Livingstone and...

  • Ex-London Mayor Ken Livingstone accuses Israel of ethnic cleansing, but not Nazism

    June 28, 2016 | 1:55 pm

    Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone told a Parliament committee that he does not believe Zionism or the policies of the Israeli government are at all analogous to Nazism.

    Livingstone also reiterated that he regretted saying Adolf Hitler supported Zionism because of the...

  • Ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone says he may have Jewish roots

    June 20, 2016 | 9:02 am

    Former London mayor Ken Livingstone, who was recently suspended from the Labour Party for saying that Adolf Hitler supported Zionism, said he may have Jewish roots.

    Livingstone told the London-based Jewish Chronicle newspaper that his maternal grandmother had what he was told was...

  • Ex-London Mayor Ken Livingstone remains firm in claim Hitler supported Zionism

    June 14, 2016 | 3:17 pm

    Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone told a Parliament committee hearing that he regretted saying Adolf Hitler supported Zionism because of the furor it sparked but did not back down from the claim.

    Livingstone testified Tuesday before the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee...

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  • Ex-London mayor: Jews vote Conservative because they are rich

    May 7, 2014 | 2:52 pm

    British Jews increasingly support the country’s Conservative Party because they are richer than they used to be, the former mayor of London said.

    Ken Livingstone made the comment Monday on the BBC’s Newsnight program, during a discussion about how ethnic minorities vote.

    He...

  • British politician slammed London ex-mayor for ‘rich Jews’ quote

    October 2, 2012 | 12:02 pm

    Douglas Alexander, a former British government minister, has criticized former London mayor Ken Livingstone for allegedly saying Jews won't vote for Britain's Labor Party because they are rich.

    “It’s not our politics to try and divide voters into blocs," Alexander told London's...

  • Livingstone trailing in London mayoral election, final poll shows

    May 4, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who stirred controversy with remarks called anti-Semitic by the city’s Jewish leaders, was trailing in a bid to reclaim his post, a final poll showed.

    As voters went to the polls on Thursday, incumbent Boris Johnson, Livingstone’s successor, had...

  • May 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 4, 2012 | 5:25 am

    Iran: Why This Time Is Different

    Both sides of the Iran nuclear negotiations have a new vested interest in making the ‎talks work, writes Richard Javad Heydarian of Foreign Policy in Focus.‎

    The Iranian leadership is aware that both the short-term and long-term costs of...

  • May 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 3, 2012 | 3:31 am

    What the Evangelicals Give the Jews

    Jewish tradition has more in common with modern Christian values than it has with ‎the liberal attitudes espoused by many Jews today, argues Michael Medved in ‎Commentary Magazine.‎

    In which areas, exactly, can committed Jews identify...

  • April 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 30, 2012 | 3:29 am

    Benzion Netanyahu, historian, Israeli Prime Minister’s father, dies at ‎‎102

    Alan Abbey of the JTA rounds up the eulogies to Benzion Netanyahu, the historian ‎and Zionist activist who, along with two of his sons, has formed an integral part of ‎Israel’s history. ‎

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