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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 11:12 PM

UK Labour party accused by Rabbi of failing to wipe out anti-Semitism from party [View all]

Britain's Chief Rabbi has lashed the opposition Labour Party, accusing it of sanctioning anti-Semitism "from the top" and warning that Jewish people have a right to feel anxious about their future if Labour wins the upcoming election.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran campaigner for Palestinian rights, has been dogged by criticism from members, politicians and Jewish leaders that he has failed to tackle anti-Semitism in the party despite a promise to do so.

"The question I am now most frequently asked is: what will become of Jews and Judaism in Britain if the Labour Party forms the next government? This anxiety is justified," Rabbi Mirvis wrote.

He said the response of the party's leadership as their supporters drove politicians, members and staff out of the party for challenging anti-Jewish racism had been "utterly inadequate", and claimed the party was doing everything it could and had investigated every case were "mendacious fiction".



https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-26/anti-semitism-has-taken-root-in-uk-labour-says-chief-rabbi/11738652

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