A prominent speaker at Sunday’s Al Quds Day march has been reported to the police over comments made during the demonstration, Jewish News understands. It’s believed the Community Security Trust (CST) has complained to authorities about the Islamic Human Rights Commission leader Nazim Ali, over remarks made throughout the march. The police told Jewish News they “Can confirm that we have received two allegations in relation to the Al Quds march on Sunday, 18 June. The allegations relate to flags displayed during the march and alleged anti-Semitic comments. Detectives from Westminster CID are investigating. There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.” Ali, who introduced speakers during the Al Quds Day March, appeared to blame Grenfell Tower fire on Israel supporters.  Addressing the 1,000 crowd at Grosvenor Square, he said: “Many innocents were murdered by Theresa May’s cronies – many of which are supporters of Zionist ideologies. Some of the biggest corporations who are supporting the Conservative Party are Zionists. They are responsible for the murder in Grenfell. The Zionist supporters of the Tory Party.”

During a briefing with the UN Security Council on Tuesday, a senior Algerian diplomat said too little had been done by the international community to bring about the establishment of a viable Palestinian state, and lamented Palestinian “suffering” under years of Israeli rule, going so far as to quote a Palestinian who likened the Gaza Strip to a “concentration camp.”Lakhdar Brahimi, who previously served as a special UN envoy on Syria, said in his address that over the past 50 years, since the Six Day War in 1967, Palestinians have endured “grave acts of oppression, violence and collective punishment” and “desperately” needed protection while quoting a Gazan woman whom he said told him that “Israel has put us in a concentration camp.” Brahimi gave his briefing as a member of the “Elders,” a global group made up of retired world leaders founded by former US president Jimmy Carter who in 2015 led a delegation of The Elders to Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank.

Canadians who refuse to endorse transsexualism could be charged with a hate crime, fined or even jailed under a controversial new law. Critics say Bill C-16 may compel citizens to use the terms ‘ze’ and ‘zir’ when asked, instead of ‘he’ and ‘she’. It was passed in the Canadian Senate by a vote of 67 to 11, and welcomed as “great news” by the country’s Prime Minister Justin TrudeaThe Bill adds “gender expression” and “gender identity” to Canada’s Human Rights Code and to existing hate crime legislation. Dr Jordan Peterson, of the University of Toronto, previously warned that C-16 could result in him being charged with a hate crime for refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns. 

A date has been set for the consecration of a new bishop who will serve disaffected Anglicans throughout the UK and across Europe. The service will be held next Friday morning by GAFCON at Edman Chapel on the campus of Wheaton College, near Chicago. The group of conservative Anglicans created the post in reaction to a move by the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) last June towards allowing same-sex marriage. The Church officially approved the step earlier this month. GAFCON accused the SEC of joining the Episcopal Church (USA) and the Anglican Church of Canada in "rejecting the authority of the Bible".