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Purple reign! FEMAIL picks out the best buys for embracing fashion’s new favourite hue this season

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The High Street is spilling over with electric shades of plum — and, with this trend, there is no room for shrinking violets. 

Thanks to the lilac knits and lavender jackets seen on the catwalks of brands such as Victoria Beckham and Dries van Noten, the ‘Cadbury’s chocolate wrapper’ trend is going nowhere.

In fact, there is more purple to pick from than ever before, and a shade for every occasion.

Heading to work? Pair pretty earrings with a bright violet silk blouse.

Looking for a party outfit? Match mules with a deep indigo velvet blazer. 

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Lucy Boynton at the 91st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles

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Taylor Swift cleared to perform own songs despite ban claims

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Taylor Swift has been cleared to perform many of her earlier hits at the American Music Awards this Sunday.

The 29-year-old pop megastar has been given the green light by both Big Machine and Dick Clark productions to perform Shake It Off among other signature tracks according to a statement released on Monday.

It read: ‘The Big Machine Label Group and Dick Clark Productions announce that they have come to terms on a licensing agreement that approves their artists’ performances to stream post show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms.

‘This includes the upcoming American Music Awards performances for Thomas Rhett and former Big Machine Records recording artist Taylor Swift.’

Interesting turn: Taylor Swift (pictured in concert in July) has been cleared to perform many of her earlier hits at the American Music Awards this Sunday according to a statement released on Monday

Interesting turn: Taylor Swift (pictured in concert in July) has been cleared to perform many of her earlier hits at the American Music Awards this Sunday according to a statement released on Monday

Interesting turn: Taylor Swift (pictured in concert in July) has been cleared to perform many of her earlier hits at the American Music Awards this Sunday according to a statement released on Monday

It has always been made clear that Taylor could perform the songs during a live broadcast but the real issue would come after it aired on television.

It was all cleared up in the statement as it continued: ‘It should be noted that recording artists do not need label approval for live performances on television or any other live media.

‘Record label approval is only needed for contracted artists’ audio and visual recordings and in determining how those works are distributed.’

'Recording artists do not need label approval': It has always been made clear that Taylor (seen in March) could perform the songs during a live broadcast but the real issue would come after it aired on television

'Recording artists do not need label approval': It has always been made clear that Taylor (seen in March) could perform the songs during a live broadcast but the real issue would come after it aired on television

‘Recording artists do not need label approval’: It has always been made clear that Taylor (seen in March) could perform the songs during a live broadcast but the real issue would come after it aired on television

This comes just a day after it was reported that Scooter Braun ‘is frustrated’ with the way he’s coming off amid the latest ongoing controversy involving Swift, who said he and Scott Borchetta are blocking her from performing her hits unless she stays silent about them.

The 38-year-old music manager ‘is frustrated because his name is being dragged in the mud,’ a source told E! News Sunday, and he’s displeased with how Borchetta has handled the issue with Swift, 29.

Braun, whose clients include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato, ‘hasn’t taken part in these negotiations,’ the source told the outlet.

The latest: Scooter Braun, 38, 'is frustrated' with the way he's coming off amid the latest ongoing controversy involving Swift who said he and Scott Borchetta, 57, are blocking her from performing her hits unless she stays silent about them

The latest: Scooter Braun, 38, 'is frustrated' with the way he's coming off amid the latest ongoing controversy involving Swift who said he and Scott Borchetta, 57, are blocking her from performing her hits unless she stays silent about them

Annoyed: Braun 'is frustrated because his name is being dragged in the mud,' a source said. He was snapped in LA last year

Annoyed: Braun 'is frustrated because his name is being dragged in the mud,' a source said. He was snapped in LA last year

The latest: Scooter Braun, 38, ‘is frustrated’ with the way he’s coming off amid the latest ongoing controversy involving Swift who said he and Scott Borchetta, 57, are blocking her from performing her hits unless she stays silent about them 

The source added that Braun ‘doesn’t run Big Machine or have operational control of’ the company, and is hoping Borchetta will ‘calm down’ in the contentious business affair. 

‘This fight with Taylor is not something Scooter agrees with,’ the source said, adding that Braun has reached out to Swift but she won’t return his calls.  

Swift last week said she will be unable to perform a planned medley of her greatest hits at the American Music Awards next Sunday where she is due to receive Artist of the Decade; and has also allegedly denied permission to use her old songs on a Netflix documentary that has been two years in the making.  

Borchetta, who owns Swift’s original label Big Machine Label Group, sold the rights to her previous material to Braun this past summer. The music manager acquired rights to Swift’s old music in what she described as her ‘worst-case scenario.’ 

Tension rising? Braun is displeased with how Borchetta has handled the issue. They were snapped in June upon making their deal

Tension rising? Braun is displeased with how Borchetta has handled the issue. They were snapped in June upon making their deal

Tension rising? Braun is displeased with how Borchetta has handled the issue. They were snapped in June upon making their deal 

Wishful: Braun is hoping Borchetta will 'calm down' in the contentious business affair

Wishful: Braun is hoping Borchetta will 'calm down' in the contentious business affair

Wishful: Braun is hoping Borchetta will ‘calm down’ in the contentious business affair 

The feedback came after Swift took to social media with a post captioned, ‘Don’t know what else to do.’

In it, she said: ‘Guys – It’s been announced recently that the American Music Awards will be honoring me with the Artist of the Decade Award at this year’s ceremony. 

She continued: ‘I’ve been planning to perform a medley of my hits throughout the decade on the show. Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year. 

‘Additionally – and this isn’t the way I had planned on telling you this news – Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the past few years. Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project, even though there is no mention of either of them or Big Machine Records anywhere in the film.’

Beauty: Taylor pictured at the MTV VMAs in New Jersey back in August

Beauty: Taylor pictured at the MTV VMAs in New Jersey back in August

Beauty: Taylor pictured at the MTV VMAs in New Jersey back in August

Swift said about a forthcoming Netflix documentary that she announced Thursday: 'Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project'

Swift said about a forthcoming Netflix documentary that she announced Thursday: 'Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project'

Swift said about a forthcoming Netflix documentary that she announced Thursday: ‘Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project’

On Thursday, she shared that she has faced obstacles since then.

‘Scott Borchetta told my team that they’ll allow me to use my music only if I do these things: If I agree to not re-record copycat versions of my songs next year (which is something I’m both legally allowed to do and looking forward to) and also told my team that I need to stop talking about him and Scooter Braun,’ Swift continued Thursday.

‘I feel very strongly that sharing what is happening to me could change the awareness level for other artists and potentially help them avoid a similar fate,’ she said. ‘The message being sent to me is very clear. Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished.’ 

‘This is WRONG. Neither of these men had a hand in the writing of those songs. They did nothing to create the relationship I have with my fans. So this is where I’m asking for your help,’ she wrote.

Swift continued: ‘Please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this. Scooter also manages several artists who I really believe care about other artists and their work. 

‘Please ask them for help with this – I’m hoping that maybe they can talk some sense into the men who are exercising tyrannical control over someone who just wants to play the music she wrote.’

In a post captioned, 'Don't know what else to do', Swift, 29, said: 'Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I'm not allowed to perform my old songs on television'

In a post captioned, 'Don't know what else to do', Swift, 29, said: 'Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I'm not allowed to perform my old songs on television'

In a post captioned, ‘Don’t know what else to do’, Swift, 29, said: ‘Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television’

The artist said re-recording next year is something she is 'legally allowed to do'

The artist said re-recording next year is something she is 'legally allowed to do'

She summarized the spat as them telling her: 'Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you'll be punished'

She summarized the spat as them telling her: 'Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you'll be punished'

Swift said re-recording next year is something she is ‘legally allowed to do’. She summarized the spat as them telling her: ‘Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished’

Swift added: 'Right now my performance at the AMA's, the Netflix documentary and any other recorded events I am planning to play until November of 2020 are a question mark'

Swift added: 'Right now my performance at the AMA's, the Netflix documentary and any other recorded events I am planning to play until November of 2020 are a question mark'

Swift added: ‘Right now my performance at the AMA’s, the Netflix documentary and any other recorded events I am planning to play until November of 2020 are a question mark’

With the rights to masters from Swift and other artists on their roster, the Big Machine Records catalog is estimated to be worth around $1 billion. Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett and Rascal Flatts are some of the artists on the label.

‘I’m especially asking for help from The Carlyle Group, who put up money for the sale of my music to these two men,’ the Love Story singer added. ‘I just want to be able to perform MY OWN music. That’s it.

‘I’ve tried to work this out privately through my team but have not been able to resolve anything.’

She then dropped the bombshell that she may not perform at the November 24 awards show at all and the documentary about her may never stream.

‘Right now my performance at the AMA’s, the Netflix documentary and any other recorded events I am planning to play until November of 2020 are a question mark,’ she said. 

Confidantes: Model Gigi Hadid was among the high-profile stars to publicly side with the Shake It Off songstress

Confidantes: Model Gigi Hadid was among the high-profile stars to publicly side with the Shake It Off songstress

Keen eye: Halsey pointed out the imbalance of power in the situation between the artist and executives

Keen eye: Halsey pointed out the imbalance of power in the situation between the artist and executives

Confidantes: Model Gigi Hadid and singer Halsey were among the high-profile stars to publicly side with the Shake It Off songstress 

Tribute: Halsey also sang Swift's Mean on Instagram Stories

Tribute: Halsey also sang Swift's Mean on Instagram Stories

Tribute: Halsey also sang Swift’s Mean on Instagram Stories 

A number of the singer’s fans also rallied behind the cause as the hashtag #IStandWithTaylor began trending Thursday, while celebs including Gigi Hadid and Halsey were among those to speak in support of Swift.

‘Scott and Scooter, you know what the right thing to do is,’ Hadid tweeted Thursday. ‘Taylor and her fans deserve to celebrate the music!!’ 

On her Instagram Stories page, Halsey wrote a detailed piece about why she disagreed with the business tactics Swift described.

‘Not only are we looking at an awful business move (because one would be incentivized to allow Taylor to perform her songs seeing as it would be direct to rediscovery of a catalog they currently profit off of???) but this is just mean.’ Halsey said. ‘This is punishment. This is helping to silence her from speaking about things by dangling this over her head.’

The Without Me singer, who also sang Taylor’s Mean on her Instagram Stories account, pointed out the imbalance of power in the situation between the artist and executives.

‘These people are protected because they inspire complicity with fear,’ she said. ‘Banking on the illusion that people will not stand up for her. That the world will say she’s overreacting. You’re barking up the wrong tree.

‘It is her grace and patience in this moment make her the Artist of the Decade.’

Mad: Selena Gomez – who used to date Scooter’s client Justin – said, ‘My heart is so heavy right now. ‘It makes me sick and extremely angry. (I don’t mind if there may be retaliation) this is my opinion’

Her side: Camila Cabello also shared a long note. She said that 'I can't wrap my head around how this could happen. A record label can't be allowed to do this to an artist... whatever needs to happen to get this situation fixed, needs to happen'

Her side: Camila Cabello also shared a long note. She said that 'I can't wrap my head around how this could happen. A record label can't be allowed to do this to an artist... whatever needs to happen to get this situation fixed, needs to happen'

Her side: Camila Cabello also shared a long note. She said that ‘I can’t wrap my head around how this could happen. A record label can’t be allowed to do this to an artist… whatever needs to happen to get this situation fixed, needs to happen’

Selena Gomez said, ‘My heart is so heavy right now.

‘It makes me sick and extremely angry. (I don’t mind if there may be retaliation) this is my opinion.’

She went on to say ‘this is greed, manipulation, power.’ 

Camila Cabello also shared a long note. She said that ‘I can’t wrap my head around how this could happen. A record label can’t be allowed to do this to an artist… whatever needs to happen to get this situation fixed, needs to happen.’ 

Tinashe, in response to Swift’s post, wrote, ‘F*** that. We’re with you,’ adding of the situation: It genuinely genuinely makes me sick to my stomach.’  

Making it clear: Tinashe did not waste words pledging her support for Swift

Making it clear: Tinashe did not waste words pledging her support for Swift

Making it clear: Tinashe did not waste words pledging her support for Swift 

Singer Lily Allen posted: 'Solidarity with Taylor here, this sounds awful, and people wonder why music hasn¿t had its #MeToo moment?'

Singer Lily Allen posted: 'Solidarity with Taylor here, this sounds awful, and people wonder why music hasn¿t had its #MeToo moment?'

Singer Lily Allen posted: ‘Solidarity with Taylor here, this sounds awful, and people wonder why music hasn’t had its #MeToo moment?’

A closer look: Singer Jordan Pruitt also chimed in on the dispute, questioning the legality of the business tactics the men purportedly employed to hush the outspoken artist

A closer look: Singer Jordan Pruitt also chimed in on the dispute, questioning the legality of the business tactics the men purportedly employed to hush the outspoken artist

A closer look: Singer Jordan Pruitt also chimed in on the dispute, questioning the legality of the business tactics the men purportedly employed to hush the outspoken artist 

Politics: The Hills star Spencer Pratt seemingly referred to the lack of more artists decrying the purported actions of Braun and Borchetta

Politics: The Hills star Spencer Pratt seemingly referred to the lack of more artists decrying the purported actions of Braun and Borchetta

Politics: The Hills star Spencer Pratt seemingly referred to the lack of more artists decrying the purported actions of Braun and Borchetta

Speaking out: Grammy-winning songwriter Joel Little went public with his support for Swift

Speaking out: Grammy-winning songwriter Joel Little went public with his support for Swift

Speaking out: Grammy-winning songwriter Joel Little went public with his support for Swift 

Singer Lily Allen posted: ‘Solidarity with Taylor here, this sounds awful, and people wonder why music hasn’t had its #MeToo moment?’   

Singer Jordan Pruitt also chimed in on the dispute, questioning the legality of the business tactics the men purportedly employed to hush the outspoken artist.

‘The things that @scottborchetta + Scooter Braun are continuing to do to @taylorswift13 are not only wrong, they should be illegal!’ she wrote. ‘You “men” should focus your sights on things other than bullying the Artist of this CENTURY. LEAVE TAYLOR ALONE. PERIODT.’ 

The Hills star Spencer Pratt seemingly referred to the lack of more artists decrying the purported actions of Braun and Borchetta: ‘Sorry I’m not a pop superstar @taylorswift13 cause i def wouldn’t be quiet like all these lames.’

The group Echosmith, actor Alan Cumming, actress Rachel Zegler and YouTuber Ricky Dillon were among those supporting the singer amid the professional battle.   

Squad: The group Echosmith, actor Alan Cumming, actress Rachel Zegler and YouTuber Ricky Dillon were among those supporting the singer amid the professional battle

Squad: The group Echosmith, actor Alan Cumming, actress Rachel Zegler and YouTuber Ricky Dillon were among those supporting the singer amid the professional battle

Squad: The group Echosmith, actor Alan Cumming, actress Rachel Zegler and YouTuber Ricky Dillon were among those supporting the singer amid the professional battle 

The Big Machine Label Group issued a statement Friday denying they blocked Swift from performing her work, and that she owes them ‘millions of dollars.

‘At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special, the company said, adding that Swift ‘made a unilateral decision last night to enlist her fanbase in a calculated manner that greatly affects the safety of our employees and their families.’  

The organization said that Swift created a narrative that ‘does not exist,’ and has been unwilling to work with them.

In August, Swift revealed plans to re-record albums 1-5 in a chat on Good Morning America.

‘Something that’s very special to me about this album is it’s the first one that I will own,’ she began about her new release Lover. ‘My contract says starting from November 2020 I can start re-recording albums 1-5. 

‘I think artists deserve to own their own work. It’s next year, I’m gonna be busy.’

She had previously fumed to CBS Sunday Morning that she couldn’t believe who Borchetta sold her music to because they had had ‘numerous conversations about Braun.’ 

Swift was signed to Big Machine in 2006 for her first six albums but she went to Universal Music for her seventh release, Lover. 

In a June blog post, she said for years she pleaded for a chance to own her work but was only given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, ‘one for every new one I turned in.’

She claimed she ‘walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future’. 

Reaction: Fans swarmed Braun's social media with angry sentiments amid Taylor's statement

Reaction: Fans swarmed Braun's social media with angry sentiments amid Taylor's statement

Reaction: Fans swarmed Braun’s social media with angry sentiments amid Taylor’s statement 

Time to act: Others openly wondered why more artists weren't speaking out amid the controversy

Time to act: Others openly wondered why more artists weren't speaking out amid the controversy

Time to act: Others openly wondered why more artists weren’t speaking out amid the controversy

Music executive Scooter Braun rose to prominence managing Justin Bieber (pictured 2016)

Music executive Scooter Braun rose to prominence managing Justin Bieber (pictured 2016)

Music executive Scooter Braun rose to prominence managing Justin Bieber (pictured 2016)

In a June blog post, she said for years she pleaded for a chance to own her work. Pictured she accuses Bieber's manager Braun of bullying her

In a June blog post, she said for years she pleaded for a chance to own her work. Pictured she accuses Bieber's manager Braun of bullying her

In a June blog post, she said for years she pleaded for a chance to own her work. Pictured she accuses Bieber’s manager Braun of bullying her

Taylor Swift and Borchette during 2006 CMT Music Awards

Taylor Swift and Borchette during 2006 CMT Music Awards

She had previously fumed to CBS Sunday Morning that she couldn't believe who Borchetta (right in 2013) sold her music to because they had had 'numerous conversations about Braun'

She had previously fumed to CBS Sunday Morning that she couldn't believe who Borchetta (right in 2013) sold her music to because they had had 'numerous conversations about Braun'

She had previously fumed to CBS Sunday Morning that she couldn’t believe who Borchetta (left at the Country Music Awards in 2006 and right in 2013) sold her music to because they had had ‘numerous conversations about Braun’ 

TMZ reported Thursday that Big Machine sources said Scott and Scooter have ‘extended an olive branch to Taylor, asking her to sit down with them and try to bury the hatchet.’

The source claimed ‘she flatly refused, threatening if they didn’t give her exactly what she wanted she’d go public and tell people to attack Big Machine as well as Scott and Scooter’.

The insider added that Swift ‘has admitted she owes the label more than $7 million and hasn’t paid for more than a year’. 

They also reportedly claimed she owes the label masters and video content. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to reps for Braun and Borchetta but did not immediately get a response. 

BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP’S STATEMENT ON SWIFT’S CLAIMS 

The Big Machine Label Group, which is run by Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, released a statement Friday morning hitting back at Taylor Swift following her Thursday claims that the company has banned her from singing her own music on television. 

Big Machine’s statement is below:  

‘As Taylor Swift’s partner for over a decade, we were shocked to see her tumblr statements yesterday based on false information. At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special.

‘In fact, we do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere. Since Taylor’s decision to leave Big Machine last fall, we have continued to honor all of her requests to license her catalog to third parties as she promotes her current record in which we do not financially participate. 

‘The truth is, Taylor has admitted to contractually owing millions of dollars and multiple assets to our company, which is responsible for 120 hardworking employees who helped build her career. 

‘We have worked diligently to have a conversation about these matters with Taylor and her team to productively move forward. We started to see progress over the past two weeks and were optimistic as recently as yesterday that this may get resolved.

‘However, despite our persistent efforts to find a private and mutually satisfactory solution, Taylor made a unilateral decision last night to enlist her fanbase in a calculated manner that greatly affects the safety of our employees and their families.

‘Taylor, the narrative you have created does not exist. All we ask is to have a direct and honest conversation. When that happens, you will see there is nothing but respect, kindness and support waiting for you on the other side. To date, not one of the invitations to speak with us and work through this has been accepted.

‘Rumors fester in the absence of communication. Let’s not have that continue here. We share the collective goal of giving your fans the entertainment they both want and deserve.’

Source: Big Machine Label Group  

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The United States has effectively backed Israel’s right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade position that they were “inconsistent with international law”.

The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a victory for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is struggling to remain in power after two inconclusive Israeli elections this year, and a defeat for the Palestinians.

Pompeo said US statements about the settlements on the West Bank – which Israel captured during a 1967 war – had been inconsistent, saying Democrat president Jimmy Carter in 1978 found they were not consistent with international law and Republican president Ronald Reagan in 1981 said he did not view them as inherently illegal.

“The establishment of Israeli civilian settlements is not, per se, inconsistent with international law,” Pompeo told reporters at the State Department on Monday, drawing criticism from a senior Palestinian figure even before his announcement.

“Another blow to international law, justice & peace,” Hanan Ashrawi, a veteran Palestinian negotiator and member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s executive committee, said on Twitter ahead of Pompeo’s statement.

A spokesman for Palestinian President Abbas said the move “contradicts totally with international law” while Jordan’s foreign minister warned of “dangerous consequences”.

The announcement marked the third major instance in which the Trump administration has sided with Israel and against stances taken by the Palestinians and Arab states even before unveiling its long-delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

In 2017 Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and, in 2018, the US formally opened an embassy in the city. US policy had previously been that the status of Jerusalem was to be decided by the parties to the conflict.

And in March, Trump recognised Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights in a boost for Netanyahu that prompted a sharp response from Syria, which once held the strategic land.

Trump’s move might have been designed to help Netanyahu as he struggles to stay in power.

Israeli politics is deadlocked after two inconclusive elections this year. Former military chief Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party emerged neck and neck with Netanyahu following a September vote, and both leaders have struggled to put together a ruling coalition.

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Jeremy Corbyn filmed watching as ‘immoral’ Jews are accused of ‘celebrating’ Palestinian deaths

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Jeremy Corbyn stood by and did nothing as a pro-Palestinian activists branded Jews ‘immoral’ and accused them of ‘celebrating’ the death of innocents, newly unearthed footage reveals today.

The Labour leader was by the side of the stage at a London rally as Ishmail Patel spoke just feet away.

The footage raises fresh questions for Mr Corbyn, who was today questioned over his personal role in the fight against anti-Semitism. 

Mr Patel has previously praised Hamas for ‘standing up to Israel’ and insisted it is ‘no terrorist organisation’.

As Mr Corbyn looked on he tore into Jews over the situation in the Middle East, saying: ‘We see the impact of Zionism on Palestinians. 

‘But it has had a devastating effect on the Jewish community itself: it has made them immoral in justice. 

The Labour leader (far right) was by the side of the stage at a London rally as Ishmail Patel spoke just feet away

The Labour leader (far right) was by the side of the stage at a London rally as Ishmail Patel spoke just feet away

The Labour leader (far right) was by the side of the stage at a London rally as Ishmail Patel spoke just feet away

As Mr Corbyn looked on he tore into Jews over the situation in the Middle East, saying: 'It has had a devastating effect on the Jewish community itself: it has made them immoral in justice'

As Mr Corbyn looked on he tore into Jews over the situation in the Middle East, saying: 'It has had a devastating effect on the Jewish community itself: it has made them immoral in justice'

As Mr Corbyn looked on he tore into Jews over the situation in the Middle East, saying: ‘It has had a devastating effect on the Jewish community itself: it has made them immoral in justice’

Jeremy Corbyn was grilled over his personal role in tackling Labour's anti-Semitism crisis at the CBI conference in London today.

Jeremy Corbyn was grilled over his personal role in tackling Labour's anti-Semitism crisis at the CBI conference in London today.

Jeremy Corbyn was grilled over his personal role in tackling Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis at the CBI conference in London today.

‘How can you have a community that can celebrate 60 years of intimidation?

‘How can you have a community that can celebrate 60 years of dispossession? 

‘How can you have a community that celebrates the killing of innocent Palestinian people? 

‘This is what Zionism has done to Judaic faith ‘ 

The footage, obtained by the Red Roar website, was filmed at a Palestine Solidarity Campaign event in 2008. Mr Corbyn was a long-term patron of the organisation.

A Labour Party spokeswoman said: ‘Jeremy Corbyn has a long and principled record of solidarity with the Palestinian people and engaging with actors in the conflict to support peace and justice, with a secure Israel alongside a secure and viable Palestinian state.

‘Jeremy is a staunch opponent of all forms of antisemitism and is committed to tackling it, which is why he launched an education programme to deepen understanding in our movement of antisemitic tropes and narratives.’ 

Mr Patel is chairman of the  Friends of Al-Asqa, based in Leicester. In 2016 Jeremy Corbyn’s team came under fire for allegedly taking thousands of pounds from the group.

It was said to have given a cheque for £10,000 to Mr Corbyn when he was bidding to become Labour leader in 2015.

The money came from the proceeds of a fundraising dinner held for Mr Corbyn’s campaign. 

While a Labour spokesman said the cheque had been ‘made out to the wrong person’, it has not been made clear what happened to the funds.

Jeremy Corbyn was grilled over his personal role in tackling Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis today.

The opposition leader was directly asked about the crisis that has overshadowed his party leadership after he addressed the Confederation of British Industry in London.

After a speech in which he attempted to placate business leaders’ fears about his nationalisation plans he took questions from the audience. 

The opposition leader was directly asked about the crisis that has overshadowed his party leadership after he addressed the Confederation of British Industry in London .

The opposition leader was directly asked about the crisis that has overshadowed his party leadership after he addressed the Confederation of British Industry in London .

The opposition leader was directly asked about the crisis that has overshadowed his party leadership after he addressed the Confederation of British Industry in London .

One was from a woman who called herself Hannah from the Patchwork Foundation, who wanted to know about his plans for workplace diversity.

She bluntly asked him: ‘What are you going to be doing, personally, to demonstrate you care about racism and anti-Semitism in society and show that Labour isn’t just for the many and not the Jew?’

The Labour leader replied saying anti-Semitism has ‘no place whatsoever in a civilised society’.

But he widened his answer to discuss other forms of racism, including Islamophobia.

 He continued: ‘I’ve spent my life opposing racism in any form. Be it done by the far-right or by the random attacks on individuals, or against a man that was murdered outside my house because he happened to be a Muslim and there happened to be a racist person driving a vehicle that thought it was OK to drive in a crowd of worshippers.

‘Just as much as those people that attack synagogues, daub fascist graffiti over them, or attack Jewish people in this country, the USA or anywhere else, have no place whatsoever in a civilised society.’

He added: ‘The history of the Jewish people has been one of the most unbelievable and egregious – (with) attacks on them in central Europe throughout the early part of the 20th century, which of course ended with the Holocaust and all the horrors that went with that.

‘That is where racism leads you to if you don’t challenge it in the first place. But it’s also about ensuring that every young person in our society is guaranteed a place of safety free from oppression and free from racism in any form.’

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