Labour still hasn't sorted out its anti-semitism problem, says Jewish body

'Everyone must note the contents of the new anti-Semitism definition carefully', says Board of Deputies of British Jews

Theresa May will announce the new definition of anti-Semitism

Monday, December 12, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn still hasn't sorted out Labour's problem with Israel and this means a new definition of anti-semitism is vital, according to the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

The Government is planning to adopt a new definition of anti-Semitism which is internationally recognised, in order to tackle hatred towards Jews. Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush told Julia Hartley-Brewer that we not must "make sure that everybody notes [the definition's] contents carefully."

Arkush said the announcement that Labour will support the new definition is a good thing. However he is troubled by the fact that "people like Ken Livingstone" continue to cause offence with their references to zionism and that Jeremy Corbyn recently attended a book launch by the Islamic Human Rights Commission, whose members "openly call for the destruction of Israel and Jews."

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