World Jewish Congress applauds British Labour Party suspension of Jeremy Corbyn

29 Oct 2020

NEW YORK – In response to the British Labour Party suspending Jeremy Corbyn after a report found that the party under his leadership engaged in antisemitic behavior, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder said:

“Over the course of Mr. Corbyn’s leadership, the Labour Party became known for its antisemitism and its cynical approach to the Jewish community of Great Britain. Today’s findings, as well as the party’s decision to suspend Mr. Corbyn from its ranks, are a much needed and welcome step in ridding the British political system of his brand of hatred and contempt. We commend Labour’s new leader, Keir Starmer, for his proactive approach to combating antisemitism within the UK’s political leadership.”

Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie van der Zyl also welcomed Corbyn’s suspension. 

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