Archbishop of Canterbury Says Britain's Jews Feel "Fear"

(AP-Washington Post) Gregory Katz - The archbishop of Canterbury has said an unusual electoral intervention by Britain's chief rabbi should alert the country to the unease felt by many Jews. Justin Welby tweeted Tuesday after Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis wrote in The Times of London that Britain's Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn have been deeply tarnished by anti-Semitism. Welby said Mirvis' statement "ought to alert us to the deep sense of insecurity and fear felt by many British Jews." It is very rare for the chief rabbi to express his thoughts on party politics during an election campaign. Mirvis wrote, "The way in which the (Labour) leadership has dealt with anti-Jewish racism is incompatible with the British values of which we are so proud."

2019-11-27 00:00:00

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