New British Labour Party Leader Apologizes for "Poison" of Anti-Jewish Hate

(Jewish Chronicle-UK) Lee Harpin - New Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to "tear out the poison" of anti-Semitism within his party "by its roots." Sir Keir, a former director of public prosecutions, also said that anti-Jewish racism had "been a stain on our party. I have seen the grief it's brought to so many Jewish communities. On behalf of the Labour Party, I am sorry." Sir Keir was elected on the first ballot with 56.2% of the vote. Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie van der Zyl said: "History will not look kindly on Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party, where anti-Jewish racism has been allowed to run amok and some at the highest levels of the party have appeared to collude to protect - rather than discipline - anti-Semites." She added that the Board would now work with the party to "repair its relationship with the Jewish community."

2020-04-06 00:00:00

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