‘Real problem’ of anti-Semitism in UK Labour party

Maureen Lipman and Holocaust Survivor Agnes Grunwald Spier seen during protest against the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn

A protester blows through a shofar during a demonstration in Parliament Square against anti-Semitism in Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party on March 26, 2018, in London.

They were Rabbi Hershel Rader, of the Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation, Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah, of the Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue, and Rabbi Dr Andrea Zanardo, Brighton and Hove Reform Synagogue.

The Labour Club at Oxford University (OULC) in England called on Monday for disciplinary action against a parliamentarian who appeared to blame accusations of antisemitism within the opposition party on "right-wing trolls".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted people who "dish out anti-Semitic poison" do not do it in his name.

"But I acknowledge that most of the Jewish community, including many Labour supporters, take a different view".

Claiming that the party's definition protects "free speech" in relation to talking about Israel, the far-leftist, who called Islamist terror groups Hezbollah and Hamas "friends", wrote in The Guardian this one example "has sometimes been used by those wanting to restrict criticism of Israel that is not antisemitic" and went on to say that "assert [ing] that "anti-Zionism is racism" now is wrong too".

Labour's latest anti-Semitism crisis came after the party refused to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

He acknowledged the party had a problem with anti-Semitism and accepted the Jewish community should have been consulted earlier on the code of conduct.

But his attempts to reassure the Jewish community has failed to impress his critics.

FILE - British parliamentary Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge speaks in London, May 16, 2013.

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"It is as if they have never gone to a political meeting before and heard someone rant about a subject, "I listened to that recording of Willsman".

The Sunday Telegraph reported that the group, of which Mr McDonnell is president, said it was "factually true" to describe Jewish critics as "Trump fanatics making up duff information without any evidence at all", highlighting comments made by former Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush in support of the US President.

Mr Corbyn, a long-standing supporter of the rights of Palestinians, defended Labour's decision not to include one of the examples - which warns against "claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavour".

She has published letters on social media between her lawyers and Labour's general secretary, Jennie Formby.

"He has tried to shift attention to the far-right".

"The onus is now on Labour to take the lead against these reactionary forces by calling them out and placing a transformative programme before the electorate - that offers hope to people on job creation, tackling low pay, providing affordable housing and driving up living standards".

The party launched an investigation into the veteran Labour MP after a confrontation she had with Mr Corbyn.

Gideon Falter, the chairman of Campaign Against Antisemitism said: "There is no apology for his anti-Semitic activity in the past, but he has hypocritically condemned as anti-Semitic behaviour that he himself has been guilty of".

A spokesman said: "There is no trust left".

We are still trying to work out what (Mr Corbyn's office) is asking from us, whether it is a discussion, a statement or a speech.

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