As a Jewish Labour Party member, they are stories that should have me alarmed.I know from experience just how dangerous anti-Semitism can really be: vast swathes of my ancestors were lost to the murderous hands of the Nazis, and observant Jewish friends of mine have been harassed and attacked on British streets.Zelda de Groen, 24, said she was subjected to a 'humiliating' interview by bosses at Gan Menachem nursery in Hendon, north London.
For years now I’ve travelled across the UK to report from far-right, fascist and neo-Nazi rallies.
I’ve seen the real threat that faces Jews in the country, those who wear swastikas as badges of honour. It’s become an all too regular occurrence, waking up to headlines reporting that anti-Semitism in the Labour party is now an endemic problem, and that bad feeling against Jewish people in the party is on an upward trajectory.
The tribunal heard she was hauled out of classes for the 'chat' after some parents at the Gan Menachem nursery complained about her living with her boyfriend Oz Waknin.
When she asked for an apology over the hour-long dressing down she had received, she was disciplined and sacked.
Ms de Groen, now 24 and married to Mr Waknin, successfully sued the nursery for direct and indirect religious discrimination, direct sex discrimination and harassment.
In their ruling, the tribunal panel said: 'She was dealing with senior managers who were behaving rather like an overbearing mother and elder sister.'The effect was undoubtedly humiliating, degrading and offensive.
Therefore, the same set of people could at times be referred to as Germans, Jews, or German Jews alike.
A teacher at an orthodox Jewish nursery who was sacked for 'living in sin' with her boyfriend has won her case of religious and sexual discrimination.
Since Corbyn’s election as Labour leader, unsupportive MPs, campaigning groups and journalists have been desperate to paint him and the movement who support him as anti-Semitic fanatics, despite knowing it’s really not the case.
I could tell you about my own experiences, how I’ve never experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism inside the party – but that’s just what I’ve seen, non-Jewish defenders of my religion will claim.
It undermines real hatred, and waters down the impact of calling out anti-Semitism when it rears its ugly head.