Skip to main content

tv   Al Jazeera Investigations The Labour Files - The Crisis  Al Jazeera  September 26, 2022 3:00pm-4:00pm AST

3:00 pm
ah ah save that. mm hm. and then international anti corruption excellence award boat. now for your hero. ah, on tell mccrae in doha, these are the top stories on al jazeera, at least to 13 people have been killed in a school shooting in the russian city of is hisco among them
3:01 pm
a 7 children as well as teachers and security guards, bahama val has more details from moscow. the detail now that we have is that the shooter was wearing a naz. he fest with nancy symbols a vest with nasty symbols and a balaclava. not much explanation has been given about that he has been described in the statement of this committee as a criminal, committed a criminal, murderous act against innocent civilians. and the investigation is, of course, going on in the town of the city of jeff skin morcia, which is about a 1000 kilometers east of moscow. and an east in russia, a men open fire and a military draft office in siberia, wounding, and official. he's alleged to have been upset by his best friend being called up widespread protest being held against prison. vladimir putin decree to mobilize reservists to reinforce fresh troops and eastern ukraine. influential muslim
3:02 pm
scholar use if alex haddaway has died edge 96. the guitar base cleric was a founding member of the international union of muslim scholars. he was sentenced to death and frontier in his native egypt in 2015, a military cause they accused him and several others of involvement in the prison break of former egyptian presidents mohammed morsi. he's written 170 books and publications on islamic jurisprudence. italy appears to be on course for its 1st far right, prime minister since the 2nd world war. a ride to coalition lead by georgia, maloney is projected to take a majority of seats in parliament. and living on protest to being held near the parliament were public fission is to be held on the countries budget for the next year. that the banks to partially reopen after being shot for a week due to security concerns was that he was at the protest.
3:03 pm
i like this one has become more frequent as the countries the economy has been in free fall since late 2000 and 19th. the protesters behind me are retired soldiers. they came here, they tried to storm the. 5 elements they managed to break through the security chord on briefly before they were pushed back. and now negotiations are underway with the number of m. p. 's. they are saying that they are receiving guarantees that their retirement salary as it is known will be increased by $33.00 times. and that retired soldiers will be exempted from income tax. and they're also saying that these guarantees will most likely be accepted by the people and then they will go home. but this is just an example about the dire economic conditions in this country. civil servants across the board, whether retired soldiers, whether army soldiers, security forces, people who work in and ministries there have. there has been a public sector strike for weeks now. they're demanding better wages because the
3:04 pm
currency has them all, but collapses lost. 90 percent of its value, so people salaries are worthless, they use the earned $800.00. that was the equivalent rate of their salary. now it's $30.00, so they're receiving guarantees. they may silence retired soldiers for now, but it's, it's this, these measures that the politicians have been taking stopgap measures are not enough to resolve the economic crisis. the pound has fallen to a record low against the u. s. dollar following a government announcement on friday of the largest tax counts in the u. k. in 50 years, the last 5 percent of its value on monday, the head of around euclid agency says allegations his country has breached international agreements of fabrications by israel mohammed. slummy was speaking at a meeting of the u ins. nuclear watchdog in vienna. the around nuclear deal known as the j. c. p o. a is one of the main issues being discussed. at least 5 people
3:05 pm
have been killed in the philippines. off to typhoon north hits the north, causing widespread flooding. thousands of people have fled their hans. those are the headlines. the news continues here on al jazeera after al jazeera investigations. ah ah, out is era has obtained the largest league of documents in british political history . my goal and this is unbelievable, is absolutely shocking. they tell the inside story of how sir can't darma, who could be britain's next prime minister overseas, a lawless party. i've wiped it separately. bob threw
3:06 pm
a pair in front of you in this hole as leave are all right. ha. hundreds of thousands of internal communications exposed how secretive operatives took control of britain's labor party, is a qu by 2 people to take over one of the major political parties in britain that free speech was shot down in the life of parting. it looked like somebody is course, currently monitoring fear i'm going and where my car is park to live with children is going, it just stinks to high heaven. what that even in the background and the fowls reveal how a hierarchy of racism exists under storm. his leadership, i faced more racism in the labor party and i have in the rest of my life combined in episode to the true story behind the labor parties, anti semitism crisis. i feel so ashamed right now, but it's come to this. i have been speaking for may we reveal how truth was
3:07 pm
subverted? oh, and reality turned on its head. the media was not interested in the reality of the thought. i jacoby who yeah. i'm. i'm from sky new from sky because by the school, what are you going to do about the perceived anti semitism in your part? mr. coleman. if you got any comment on, jeremy corbin devoted his political career fighting racism. suddenly he becomes labor lead up and the media can bawling this to tell the wo, but this man is not an anti racist. he is actually a racist. ah, mister corbett was yours with
3:08 pm
it. disabled him as a politician, as a potential prime minister. instead of being able to set out his social democratic vision of social justice, he was obliged to find dolph one allegation after another, but he was actually a noxious racist, orderly right, enabled, noxious racists. the i unit investigation draws on voices that have been sidelined, choose who support jeremy corbin but don't support israel and the british palestinians it was painful as palestinians. they had he to enter the debates and that's how it is designs designed to pay. it draws to on the entire
3:09 pm
contents of the parties disciplinary folders since before jeremy corbin became leader in 2015. we have really detailed data and information that one doesn't normally see about a political party ah, a veteran and he raised his campaigner, analyzes the documents. my mother was a holocaust survivor. he lost dozens of her own family, primarily in auschwitz and to raise youngster. i am a former and he member of parliament from south africa where i served under nelson mandela and i have written and lectured including and outfits on genocide prevention. hundreds of party activists are suspended and expelled on the basis of evidence in these files. it consists largely of social media posts
3:10 pm
that are examples of genuine clear anti semitism. you know, here is an example that says the enemy is not muslims of christians of judaism. the real enemy is rough child zionism. the rock child family holds about 80 percent of the world's total wealth rothschild the nasty. this is a fairly standard anti semitic trope. here is another one who killed jeff kay, who killed lincoln, who attacked the u. s. s. liberty. who is attacking our liberty. i'll tell you who jews we can see real anti semitism and there is also a lot of information in these disciplinary files where there is clearly no anti
3:11 pm
semitism whatsoever. there's one post. it breeds in memory of for little football is rest in peace. and i'm sure many people will recall em. these 4 young kids, 9 to 11 years old, playing football on the beach, who was shot dead by israeli forces. another example, we demand that international criminal court and the un charged benjamin netanyahu. and israel, for war crimes against humanity. very similar. put israel on trial for war crimes. to suggest that this is somehow anti semitic, is simply trying to avoid israel in cold, out for its appalling abuses in the occupied turret. ah, many of those investigated by the labor party believe that israel is in apartheid
3:12 pm
state. israel was created in 1948 by forming a jewish homeland with in historic palestine. the combination of the zionist dream . in 1967, israel invaded and occupied the remaining palestinian land. israel has since isolated garza while building illegal settlements in the west bank. slowly diminishing the size of a potential palestinian state. ah, palestinians effectively live on the israeli military control and do not have equal rights. it's 90 submissive, to call israel in apartheid state. it's simply a fact. we have the amnesty international report, the human rights watch report. we have israel zone one of those major. she writes organizations, but selim have also come to this conclusion. wow.
3:13 pm
oh, it's really pissy understood that there are things you can't say. so one of them is you can't talk about your experiences in harrowing her. oh, you have to keep it sort of cool. and, and you can't talk about israel in the way that it shouldn't be talked about. oh wow. oil. when i started having a bit more active about anti semitism, i was just confused because you don't. policy has never chose who the wreck of occupy of all i think she is. he forced them on the house. thank shoes, which for legend, they were going to say they asked in the name off. there was no choice in that
3:14 pm
i do apologize with accusations of anti semitism in the labor party emerge after former london mayor ken livingstone is attacked. a claiming that hitler had been a supporter of zionism. you're a law racist. i apologize, hecky has some nasty apologies. you dare say you sent him a whole exam if you're on the roster. i think you me a say is at stake. every re says i'm to say mouths out for the labor part. say it's time for jeremy kobus criticism of the labor party mounts. but not all british jews oppose the labor leader. the route of anti semitism exposes divisions within the jewish community.
3:15 pm
with lots of jewish people were among the enthusiasts for jeremy corbin, when the attack started to really ratchet up against jeremy and his supporters who were being absolutely demonized, vilified in the media. we talked to others in the party and decided that there was a need for a group which expressed an alternative. jewish view pro corbin, jews, formed jewish boys for labor j, b, l is critical of israel and zionism. unlike its large arrivals, the jewish labor movement and labor, friends of israel, both of which are supportive of israel. ah. for the 1st time ever, the labor party has walked into the disagreement between jews, overs on his and said one sort of tooth, ugh. and not only wrong, but the guilt of anti semitic fates, a phenomenon her. the idea that jew equals ernest and the and he's on is an
3:16 pm
equals anti semitism, is, is dangerous. it's reprehensible. it's an abomination to me. ah, jewish voice for labor is supported by palestinians in the party who believe they are the victims of racism. anybody who knows anything about the history knows very well that israel was created on the basis of a state whose population would be of one community and not others. ah, this is exemplified in my own story. i mean, why should i and my family have left our homes? ah,
3:17 pm
we felt we had to leave because there had been a dreadful massacre in a village. whole day. i see in policy and village in which jewish are malicious, assaulted the village, and shot dead over a 100 people. mm. after that terrible massacre, a big jeep went round the streets of jerusalem with the malicious, with these jewish militias in it. leaders are shouting out, your turn is next and i have never been allowed to return. no member of my family has returned. no palestinians, i know has been allowed to return for the same racist reason. they are of the wrong race. so you keep them out. well, if that isn't racism,
3:18 pm
i don't know what is o. 2 of corbin's opponents confronted pro palestinian protested a most anti semitism campaign as belong to the political mainstream. but some, a more militant i with to what we have here. oh, militant scientists. the people who campaigned for the state of israel, paul scott, is a pro palestinian activist. i get to know the faces. it's actually only a very small corps of people. they are always there. in many cases,
3:19 pm
the people who they perceive to be going to see might of merely people who criticize the state of israel. oh, jonathan huffman is a former vice chair of the zionist federation. mm. with him is damon lens. now another pro israel activist. following this incident, both men are convicted of aggressive bullying behavior. the aim is to provoke to i call. and in jonathan hoffman's case, it's usually to disrupt. i want that kill jose. i unit has discovered links between huffman and the far right organisation. members of the racist english defense league o e d. l attended a demonstration that huffman helped organize his photographed alongside robert to
3:20 pm
more the founder of the e. d. l. 's jewish division. she will later express her admiration for and us brevity, the neo nazi who murdered 77 people in norway. from around june 2010, the english to french league started coming to demonstrations, supporting the pro israel counter demonstrators to they were dressed in camouflage care. they also had balaclava as dogs with them. so george is flags near the whole thing. huffman is not the only pro israel activist who had links to the fall, right. he worked closely with blogger, richard mallet. mallets blog regularly provided a platform from about to mow and other e d l supporters. there's lots of examples about roy racism in regard to moore's comments on richard minutes blog for example. she refers to
3:21 pm
book her clad dragons and filthy bearded vermin. arabs have been eating campbell for years. the cult of islam has the power to turn normal human beings into beasts . huffman and melody distance themselves from the e. d l in 2011. but they will play a key role in labels anti semitism crisis. ah, the majority of cubans, critics do not embrace all right, politics, but they blame corbin for allowing anti semitism to flourish. so i know when you said certain that he ah, but corbin has a problem. one that is ignored in the media coverage as leader of the opposition coban has his own office,
3:22 pm
often known as latte. it's the parties general secretary in mcnichol. he was in charge of potty headquarters and is the dispute unit at party headquarters that handles anti semitism complaint. co been inherited the party bureaucracy from previous less radical party leaders. for the 1st 2 and a half years of beastly ship, jeremy colbert was obliged to work with a general secretary, who was hostile to him and ran a posse machinery which was hostile to him. i've never worked in a i in environment that was so. so talk to can and i talked to can i'm friendly. i remember for example, the 1st time i went to walk to round h k. and we were just walking around one of the floors and it just goes deathly silent. ah,
3:23 pm
the neighbor falls container. what's that conversation between 3 senior officials, clare francis villa, the head of internal governance, tracy ellen, manager of the general secretary's office. and mike crighton, the director of audit risk and property. the messages refer to jeremy colbin. ah, i am just about to stop him. that might be a disciplinary worth it know nothing in the rules about stabbing o phone though. he's got some great knives, but an ice pick would have a certain irony. this is a reference to the general secretary ain't mcnichol and to the matter of leon trotsky would killing your leader with an ice pick or knife not come under, bringing the party into disrepute not in this case. reading this is about
3:24 pm
a dozen people in this watch at the most senior officials in the labor party. they obviously have total confidence in one another. this conversation is not going to be late. they not say he orders from mister colbin quite the opposite. they obviously hold the coffee, me to ship him in content. so after a year, as leader coven is forced to stand for a 2nd time following an attempted coup. while the party establishment challenges call them, he inspires hundreds of thousands of new members to join staff at party headquarters launch. what is known as the validation process. they scour the social media of new members. it's claimed. the goal is to weed out those who hold offensive views. the labor files reveal the methodology used by
3:25 pm
party staff. they drop a list of labor m p 's and such from abuse directed at them. and only at those m p . 's. if you look at the name of the m p 's, my good list of 57. and the very old thing is as far as i can see, the scarce the single supporter of jeremy colbin on this list. it kind of loads it a very significant way, but it's only gonna pick up but as hostile to the right wing of the party. i. carbonite supporters with more than $11000.00 members are identified as needing to be investigated. it creates a backlog in the disciplinary unit, and i that start from tackling antisemitism. factionalism within the labor party
3:26 pm
was stone endemic and so pronounced that he was disrupting the labor parties ability to deal with. for example, anti semitism cases. the validation process is run by sam matthews, who soon becomes head of the disputes team handling anti semitism. the lawyer is not an option. cation is not an option being a bystander, he turns the head. the other way is not an option. the time action is now by the spring of 2018. carbon is as frustrated as his critics the labor fall, show that in february that year corbin right to the parties, general secretary in mechanical angry that the disputes team on the sam matthews is so ineffective in tackling anti semitism. it is clear that the current processes are far too slow to meet the volume of disciplinary cases. the party has to deal with in
3:27 pm
a draw response mechanical claims. the scale of anti semitism in the party is exaggerated. over half of the complaints made relate to non members and therefore not a matter for the complaints team. he urges colbin to remind colleagues in the shadow cabinet and the parliamentary labor party. the misguided comments attacking the unit undermined the work they do and serve only those in the right wing press in april 2018. coban puts close ally jenny form be in charge of the party bureaucracy form be replaced as mcnichol as general secretary at party headquarters . finally, giving the leadership authority over the dispute department, staff brought in by form b to walk on disputes a report of what they find. there was no record keeping. so a number of members had been suspended or investigated. however, we couldn't find the evidence for what,
3:28 pm
what caused the suspension all the investigation. so it was clear to me that cases just hadn't been worked on. so for me to start in 2019 and have 1st eyes on cases from 2016 was quite absurd. once corbin is in control of the party bureaucracy, the disciplinary process improves. this graph shows the number of suspensions, investigations and expulsions from the labor party on grounds of anti semitism. all through the corbin era. a vase is the moment when jenny form b becomes general. secretary of the labor party, enabling darby colby him to take control of a bureaucracy of how labor works offset they took control the number of investigations, suspensions and expulsions went up exponentially. this graph on its own
3:29 pm
does a great deal to raise deep questions about the dominant media narrative on the kobinie era in part to how the parties desperation to end. the anti semitism crisis pushed stuff to the brink. there was an individual who i had expelled, has she had a stroke which led to a death is something that deeply, deeply impacted community ah, ah, ah, ah.
3:30 pm
award winning documentary from around the world on al jazeera talk to al jazeera. we ask for the rebound, you speak off is clearly coming, get a high cost for airlines and the industry. what's going wrong? we listen. you were your heart of the, i'm struggling in the 19 seventy's if you have any regrets. no, we meet with global news makers. i'm talk about the stories that matter on al jazeera, ah, until mccray in doha. these are the top stories on al jazeera, at least 13 people have been killed in a school shooting in the russian city of his hips. the victims include 7 children
3:31 pm
as well as teachers and security guards. mohammed val has more details from moscow . the detail now that we have is that the shooter was where rank a noisy vest, with massey symbols a vest with nasty symbols and a balaclava, or not. much explanation has been given about that he has been described in the statement of this committee as a criminal, committed a criminal, mad that us act against innocent civilians and investigation is of course going on in the town of the or the city of is jeff skin it more ciao, which is about a 1000 kilometers east of moscow. and in easton, russia, a man opened fire and a military draft office in siberia, wounding an official. he was allegedly upset by his best friend being cold up. there had been widespread protests against president vladimir putin's decree to mobilize reservists to reinforce russian troops in easton,
3:32 pm
ukraine influential muslims, scholar use of alcohol. he has died age 90. 6. the cut are based cleric was a founding member of the international union of muslim scholars. he was sentenced to death, an absent tear in his native egypt, and 2015 a military court. they accused him and several others of involvement and the prison break of former egyptian prisons. mohammed morsey, he wrote 170 books and publications on islamic jurisprudence. italy appears to be on course for its 1st far right, prime minister since the 2nd world war. a right wing coalition made by georgia, maloney is projected to take a majority of seats in parliament in lebanon. protests as have gathered near parliament, which is said to hold public session on the countries budget for the next year. that's his bank start to partially re open. after closing, due to security concerns, the pound has fallen to a record low against the us dollar. the british currency took a knock after the u. k. government announced on friday that it would impose tax
3:33 pm
cuts. at least 6 people have been killed in the philippines after typhon. nora had the north. thousands of people have fled their homes and power is out in large parts of the country. those are the headlines. the news continues here on al jazeera, after al jazeera investigations up next ah, having gained control of the party bureaucracy, the corbin leadership made tackling anti semitism a priority. there were many instances where i did feel quite uncomfortable in terms of how far they were pursuing individuals for anti semitism. we were instructed to scour through facebook pages and social media pages of individuals who we were looking for and summative material for the word. palestine was included as such tone, which was the thing that alarmed me the most. we would act almost immediately to
3:34 pm
any inquiries that would come in from the jewish chronicle or jewish news. and even if it was, you know, at close of play, we would often get instructed by the directors to just stay behind so we can take action on those. those individuals the labor funds reveal that anti semitism campaigners are scurrying social media accounts, evidence to center labor headquarters. one has to understand that this was a social media crisis that it involved. people screaming through extraordinary numbers of social media comes to fine examples. the could be interpreted as anti semitism. so what we have here is the anti semitism cases lugs which logs every single
3:35 pm
complaint of anti semitism made during the corbin yes. and after the kobinie as 23 percent of all complaints in the corban era involved one single individual complainant, 23 percent 12 percent came from the organization. they were against anti semitism. ah, labor against anti semitism is a collective of party activists. it regularly makes accusations against jewish party members, but it's spokesman, you and phillips is not jewish. ah, the labour files show that phillips rights to the parties, disputes unit using a pseudonym that appears jewish, david goldstein,
3:36 pm
on one occasion he uses his real name. thank you. you and he hastily corrects himself. i meant thank you. david labor against anti semitism does have a jewish adviser. whether jamica is not you seem, i don't, i just as to an anxious to make association to many terrorist associations to be able to be trusted in downing street. jonathan hoffman at one time demonstrated alongside the english defense league. now he's on mainstream tv news from jewish voice for labor and johnson hoffman, who is a consultant to the labor against anti semitism group. thank you both for joining as absolutely not satisfactory. i'm the issues with the between the jewish community and between labor $97.00 which i represent, i'm labor party will go on after to day. the block run by richard millet becomes the source for a number of stories about corbin's alleged anti semitism. they include
3:37 pm
a 2013 incident when corbin accused a group of zionists, of lacking a sense of english irony, the zionists present at the meeting. he was describing what millet an huffman with. i am just dumbstruck these people and salt it with known right wing extremists with known racists with a span of hopes when they have a story about what a perceived to be anti semitism. they're taken seriously in at face value by the mainstream media. we don't seem to conduct any kind of research into their background all their associates. i'm just amazed with a policy at labor headquarters. the pressure of anti semitism takes a tone. there was an individual who i had expelled out of the
3:38 pm
labor posse and finally semitism. and she was an elderly lady and she passed away soon after her expulsion and people were blaming the pots his expulsion leading to death. as she had a stroke which led to her death. 2 we had a chang maintain, and in the meeting a senior officer had laughed and said look where and he said might kill us now. and the whole room broke. i laughed that at that stage i just broke down because, you know, i'd, i just didn't know how to deal with something. so horrendous. i blamed myself is something that deeply, deeply impacted me, anything ah,
3:39 pm
take care of everything at least discovered this answer. phone threat has been left by a jewish man. persia. very, very shaky. i mean it, such kind of absolutely uncontrollable, rage and fury. i mean, the idea that you should be talking to other jews in this vile way. jewish supporters of jeremy corbin find themselves in an increasingly hostile environment and i have had phone calls. i had some phone calls from somebody who said that he was outside my door and he knew me and he knew my home anywhere. and as i lifted,
3:40 pm
he was going to put me in a wheelchair. and i last thing. yeah. i met what to me was utterly cool, nastiness from local labor party. and what was so cool was that i've been a member of the parties that i was young, socialist, 15 or something. i used to love the labor party. i had some friends here. people turned against me people. i knew people whose my children baby sat for their children this. they don't go don't call 7. talk to jenny manson anyway. i kind of thing. it's been horrible. oh, with me again. this is my turn to helping. i'm standing here. i'm a try to raise a different view. i
3:41 pm
my pro corbin juice find themselves shouted down palestinian voices are silenced almost entirely. the crisis in the labor party and 2018 coincides with the great march of britain. in the gaza strip. a group of unarmed people marched to the barrier that israel had erected between garza and the rest of the country and demanding that they should return to their homes and lands. the israelis responded with fire.
3:42 pm
in 8 months over a $150.00 palestinians are killed. it was inspiring in one way to see the strength and resilience of the palestinian people. i'm with by the same time it was actually devastating. ah, a shot, a journalist yasemin a member of address fest on a shot, a nurse with her hands off. i mean, these were both crimes being committed but at the same time everything in the labor party was a different was it wasn't talked about, it was an ad and for at the forefront. and they, they were the bass line spawn anti semitism. as i feel like
3:43 pm
a lot of people when it came to palestine, feel like they had to walk an egg shells in order to get the terminology. exactly right. ah. people from mom or facebook speaking up for the policy and people have because it's easier not to i and dues. yes, the campaign is increasingly focused that efforts on compelling the labor party to adopt a new definition of anti semitism. i be very clear that any the full adoption of the international follicles, remember it's alike working. deputy about the semitism is good enough, but it's my back to the caveat. feet any see has got to adopt internationally. green coat, lock, stock, and barrel. palestinians opposed the new definition. the i h r a definition was eagerly taken off by western government and,
3:44 pm
and western institutions. and, and it was bertram play, blatantly pro israeli and, and t and therefore anti palestinian. the controversy around the definition concerns the examples that accompany it. these are the 11 illustrative examples that b i h r a definition of anti semitism. 7 of these and read refer to israel. it conflicts criticism of israel with anti semitism. 71 denying the jewish people their right to self determination. for instance, by claiming that the existence of the state of israel is a racist endeavor is particularly problematic. because by acknowledging the right to self determination of the jewish people,
3:45 pm
you are by definition removing the right of self determination from the palestinian people. there was a law off attempts to push back truthfully i think at that time periods there was very many. mm hm. success in pushing the policy narrative into the media around as a shape to me when i remember is that basically being there to non i lay was ruling national executive committee is gathering to discuss whether to adopt the i h r, a definition outside of familiar pro israel activists inside the any see pauses,
3:46 pm
the international holocaust remembrance alliance definition including the examples that link anti semitism to criticism of israel. we don't tid the i h hall ray because it was politically impossible to hold up why you know, why you wouldn't dale to day on the media. there are jewish voices who want the i h r. i definition the count of pressure, frogs and palestinian voices in the media and so on was absent. ah, i wasn't surprised that the past they created the climate where i think many people thought that the only way the attack stop is if this definition was passed. by wish i just wish that jeremy corbin, i don't know what he truly believed in that time. ah, our exit poll is suggesting that there will be
3:47 pm
a conservative majority. the labor party suffers one of its west electoral defeat. december 20 jeremy corbin is replaced as labor leader by focus tama is the order of the privilege of my life. be elected as leader of the labor party day. the new leader has a very different view of the relationship between israel and the palestinians. i'm a senior national recently ration report, whether it's use as well as being a part of state that was embraced and supported by many members of the party, particularly on the on the line. do you agree with them? no, i've been very clear about lots of that is not willing to position staff in the parties dispute department, feel a change i believe the criteria for and some it isn't changed quite dramatically within kids leadership, it was quite clear that anti semitism was going to be used as
3:48 pm
a tool under the new leadership to essentially strike out as many left wing members as possible. many jews are among those targeted by the new leadership at least 56 jewish people that we know of have at some point during this completely insane period lay before the history been either investigated, suspended, or actually expelled from the party for something to do with anti semitism, jewish members of the labor party, we've calculated a $6.00 times more likely to be investigated by the labor party for allegation of anti semitism. the non jews in the labor party. people have written about the false allegations. renters, emerson, people have written about their experience of m a. there are increasing angry with israel post recall learned and you see much we what we're all old. our parents were holocaust victims effect. didn't my mother skipped upon them?
3:49 pm
how dare they tell us, anticipate they can, how dare they challenges that we don't know what anti semitism is, the leaders of jewish groups that support israel hold a zoom call with the labor party spokesman on communities and local government. steve read the plan is to discuss anti semitism. wow. what the conversation quickly turns to beady as the campaign to boycott israeli goods and divest from the country in order to pressure israel to end its occupation of palestinian land. israel is deeply concerned about b d. s. and the british conservative party has agreed to introduce legislation making it illegal for public bodies to boycott israel. the labor files contained the minutes of the meeting. amanda bowman is vice president of the influential board of deputies of british jews. according to the minutes she introduced the topic of b
3:50 pm
d. s. legislation. she understands that while labor might hesitate to support tories on an abs legislation, she advised that labor would be unwise to do anything to oppose. this bowman went on the board of deputies a keen to count as suppositions from labor and pays that because that nominally committed to combating anti semitism that he gives them cop blush to say what they like about israel. read assured her he would never accept attempts to exceptional eyes, and d, legitimize israel reading that document and seeing it like, laid out quite clearly this mix up of anti semitism opposing racism towards the jewish community and opposing beattie as policy
3:51 pm
in one. and one meeting is quite shocking to say b, b s for palestinians is a way of pressuring as well to comply of international o. 2 and the illegal occupation of palestine and 0 at hey, and give palestinians equal rights. it shows basically, it is not enough to combine 2 sentences, m as to how it said any attempts to show solidarity effective solidarity with the policy and people after 6 years of rigorous investigations, the labor party found sufficient evidence to open anti semitism related investigations into less than half of one percent of its membership
3:52 pm
that figure includes many of the interviewees in this film. day has created an incredibly hostile environment. for anybody including any jew who is in any way critical of israel to be accused of racism, to be accused of anti semitism is frankly terrify. ah, most important of all it is silenced palestinians,
3:53 pm
the victims of israeli, a party, the victims of occupation, the victims of oppression. and it is silenced. those who wished to support the ah, i was invited to speak to the constituency about palestine. and i was very glad to do it now that considerate north hackney north is known to be a left wing pro palace generally pro palestinian constituency. so i felt really i was among friends that i remember seeing something like there are 2 palestine, it's now there's palestine over there, which is the of she, the conflict with israel occupied territories, et cetera. and the palestine over here, which is the one where we are being silenced, where this i h r a definition is being used. that's what i wanted to talk about. well,
3:54 pm
i didn't get a chance. the chair person of the meeting stopped me just like that. somebody and said, no, we can't go on with this. we can't go on with this. thank you very much. and i was cut off just like that. it did. so i can't describe the way i felt it was like a slap in the phase. it was like being elbowed out physically over meeting the door, opening and being thrown out into the corridor. it felt just like that in with hold with
3:55 pm
blue, with
3:56 pm
o, an episode, 3 at the labor files. how can tom allowed a culture of racism to develop in the labor party. ready at that point at which the people involved, ines have stopped regarding people, have african heritage is human. they really don't like people who love black brown and on the left.
3:57 pm
ah and with stories of hope and inspiration, short documentary from around the world. that celebrate curries and resilience in times of time with our disease select oh, now does it of the full world carp is on its way to castle travel package to the
3:58 pm
head low. they will start in central america and the caribbean, where ian is undergoing rapid intensification as it moves towards a western cuba. now we have had hurricane warnings out for the very west evacuations underway. it is expected to be a very powerful storm. possibly even a major hurricane. by the time it makes landfall on tuesday with damaging winds and we are expecting life threatening flooding with the potential for mudslides. that storm said stretching up to 4 meters. now it moves its way further, north, re strengthening, possibly, once again in the warmer waters of the gulf of mexico. the model differ on where it's going to go. but regardless of that, florida is preparing for the worst. we are expecting some catastrophic coastal flooding from the storm surge. and as we move to south america, we've seen the worst of the wet weather effect. the east coast of brazil and mass
3:59 pm
of storms rolling their wave to the north east, get wetter as while across more sensual areas. ecuador, still seeing some of those torrential downpours that have caused flooding. further south of this, it does get cooler for places like chilly with some destructive snow on the andes, and it's going to get cooler as well for the north east of argentina. rio seeing some of that rain coming in at 25 degrees celsius on tuesday to weather official airline pitcher ah ah
4:00 pm
sake that he'd been home and then international anti corruption excellence award. vote now for your hero. unprompted and uninterrupted discussions. from a london broadcast center on al jazeera ah, this is al, just.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on