UK Chief Rabbi Says Corbyn's Labour Is Poisoned Against Jews

UK Chief Rabbi Says Corbyn's Labour Is Poisoned Against Jews

UK Chief Rabbi Says Corbyn's Labour Is Poisoned Against Jews

"But Jeremy Corbyn and his team have expelled the Jews by allowing anti-Semitism to flourish and spread throughout the Labour party and supporting Jew-baiters".

Mr Mirvis said people of the Jewish faith have expressed "justified" concern about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

The chief rabbi criticized Jeremy Corbyn, saying "the soul of the nation is at stake" within the subsequent normal election.

The launch has been overshadowed by Britain's Chief Rabbi's criticism of Mr Corbyn's leadership, who said his handling of antisemitism was "incompatible" with British values.

Rabbi Mirvis also challenged a claim from Mr Corbyn last week that the party has "investigated every single case" of anti-semitism brought to its attention as a "mendacious fiction".

It is a highly unusual intervention in an election campaign from such a senior faith leader, who would normally remain neutral in the sensitive period leading up to a vote.

In a speech at the presentation of Labour's "race and faith" manifesto, Corbyn strongly condemned anti-Semitism in any form.

Instead it was left to the Labour peer Lord Dubs - who came to Britain in the 1930s as a child refugee fleeing the Nazis - to say he believed the attack had been "unjustified and unfair".

The Labour leadership and the party's structures have been accused of failing to tackle complaints of anti-Semitism quickly enough since Mr Corbyn took charge and several MPs have quit the party over the issue.

"There is no place whatsoever for anti-Semitism in any shape or form or in any place whatsoever in modern Britain, and under a Labour government it will not be tolerated in any form whatsoever", he said.

The most senior clergyman in the Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the country must take Mirvis's words seriously.

In an article for The Times, Ephraim Mirvis criticised Jeremy Corbyn for being "complicit in prejudice" and "unfit for office". "What starts with the Jews never ends with the Jews".

In December of past year, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organisation that researches the Holocaust and contemporary anti-Semitism, added Corbyn's lack of response on anti-Semitism to their annual list of top ten worst incidents.

'When December 12 arrives, I ask every person to vote with their judgment of appropriate and unsuitable.

"Two out of our current four Labour MPs for Leeds are Jewish: the MP for North East Leeds, Fabian Hamilton, is the shadow minister for peace and global relations and the MP for North West Leeds, Alex Sobel, has a proud record of promoting of co-operative relationships and enterprise".

Asked if the Chief Rabbi's comments would undermine this, Mr McDonnell replied: "No, I don't think so".

"It's an unprecedented intervention in a general election", Conservative Cabinet minister Michael Gove told Talk Radio on Tuesday.

Laurence Kahn said Labour was once the natural home for the Jewish community but claimed the leadership team had allowed anti-Semitism to "flourish".

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