A Jewish organization has called British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn a “figurehead” for anti-Semitism because of his strong criticism of Israel for its oppressive policies against Palestinians.
The Jewish Leadership Council on Monday also said there were “no safe spaces” in the Labour Party for Jews, as the group prepares to stage an extraordinary demonstration outside Parliament against Corbyn.
“Rightly or wrong, Jeremy Corbyn is now the figurehead for an anti-Semitic political culture, based upon an obsessive hatred of Israel, conspiracy theories and fake news,” said Jonathan Goldstein, chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council.
“And that is doing great harm, not just to the Labour party, but to Britain in a wider sense,” he said.
“The reality is there are no safe spaces online, or in meetings, for Jewish people within the Labour Party,” Goldstein continued.
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