Israeli Labor Party Suspends Ties With Corbyn, Claims He Sanctions Anti-Semitism

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Writing to the leaders of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD) and of the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), Jonathan Arkush and Jonathan Goldstein respectively, Corbyn said he accepted the organizations' agenda for a meeting.

In a highly-critical letter, Avi Gabby, chair of the Labor Party of Israel, said the party would have no further relations with Corbyn's office while the issues of anti-Semitism in UK Labour fail to be "adequately" tackled.

"It is my responsibility as head of the Israeli Labor party to acknowledge the hostility that Mr. Corbyn has shown to the Jewish community and the anti-Semitic statements and actions he has allowed as leader of the Labour party", Gabbay said.

In a letter to Mr Corbyn, leader Avi Gabbay claims he has allowed "anti-Semitic statements and actions".

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking after he retained his parliamentary seat in Islington north London, June 9, 2017.


He tweeted yesterday: "IF he sticks to his guns then for first time in my life I will vote Labour".

James Sorene, CEO of Israel and Middle East think tank BICOM said: "The Israeli Labour Party has been close to its United Kingdom sister party for decades".

The film director said the Labour party would be able to implement a more "coherent society" after the European Union divorce. As such, I write to inform you of the temporary suspension of all formal relations between the Israel Labor Party and the Leader of the Labor Party UK.

Israel's Labor Party announced on April 10 that it has suspended ties with UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of "sanctioning anti-Semitism".

"He has failed to respond to their repeated offers of dialogue, including invitations to host him at Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust Museum. LFI's relationship with the Israeli Labour party remains unaffected and we will continue our close cooperation".


In an apologetic video message for the Jewish holy holiday of Passover following the incident, Corbyn said, "we in the Labour movement will never be complacent about antisemitism".

Some 250 demonstrators gathered in Westminster today to criticise the Labour leader's approach to tackling anti-Semitism in the party.

Over the weekend, the Campaign Against Antisemitism held their own rally outside the Labour Party's London HQ.

The UK Government must support the United Nations secretary-general's call for an independent global inquiry into the killing of protesters in Gaza and review the sale of arms that could be used in violation of worldwide law.


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