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UK Labour Party is accused of being anti-semitic

Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by one of his own MPs of having an “ostrich strategy” to anti-Semitism as Israel was compared to Nazi Germany at a party conference fringe meeting.
Wes Streeting, the Labour MP for Ilford North made the comments after Labour activists discussed expelling Jewish groups from the party in what was described as a “thinly veiled call to purge Jews from the Labour Party”.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party admitted he had seen anti-Semitic tweets from party members “that would make your hair stand on end” that he said were “redolent of the Thirties”.

Mr Corbyn has faced persistent accusations that his party has an institutional problem with anti-Semitism and that he has not done enough to tackle it.
Ken Livingstone, the former Labour mayor of London, is currently suspended from the party over comments he had about Hitler and Zionism, but the party refused to expel him. Other members have been suspended for expressing similar views.
[What Ken Livingstone said: “Let’s remember when Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism – this before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews.
“The simple fact in all of this is that Naz Shah made these comments at a time when there was another brutal Israeli attack on the Palestinians. “As I’ve said, I’ve never heard anybody say anything anti-Semitic, but there’s been a very well-orchestrated campaign by the Israel lobby to smear anybody who criticises Israeli policy as anti-Semitic. I had to put up with 35 years of this.”]

John Mann, a Labour MP who campaigns against anti-Semitic in the party, said he knew of more than 200 Labour members had sent him links to US white suprematicist sites  to justify claims  about Jewish people made by former Labour mayor Ken Livingstone.
Mr Mann challenged Mr Corbyn to make a "big public speech on anti-Semitism to demonstrate that there has been a problem, there is problem and we don't tolerate it."
Chris Williamson, the shadow fire minister, publicly backed another Labour activist who was suspended from the party twice for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks.
He said the way Jackie Walker had been treated was "dreadful" and praised her "courage", according to a tweet posted by Ms Walker with a picture of the pair together at the conference.
It comes as analysis of social media use among national and local election candidates suggested 61 per cent of allegedly anti-Semitic posts were sent by Labour officials – eight times higher than the second-placed parties
Researchers for the charity Campaign Against Antisemitism looked at four million social media posts by more than two thousand parliamentary candidates.
Meanwhile a senior Labour MP warned that the party must stop "preaching" to voters or risk losing them forever.
Steve McCabe told a fringe event at the party's annual conference in Brighton that Labour must get real and start listening to criticism rather than seeing things as the party wants them to be.
And Lucy Powell, a former shadow minister, claimed she had been told by Labour members that critics of Jeremy Corbyn did not like him because "they read The Sun, they're all a bit ignorant".
Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow health secretary, told ITV's Good Morning Britain on Tuesday that Labour members who make anti-Semitic remarks should be expelled from the party.
He said: "We should have absolute zero tolerance when it comes to the quite disgusting and pitiful anti-Semitism that sadly we're sometimes seeing on social media these days, and indeed, as I believe if you look at the newspapers, I wasn't there … was at an event in Brighton last night."
Asked whether the remarks had given those at the top of the party a lot of concern, he replied: "Yes, yes it has.
"And I think party members who make anti-Semitic remarks, who make some of these disgusting Holocaust denial statements, they shouldn't be in the party, they should be expelled."
Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/25/jeremy-corbyn-accused-having-ostrich-strategy-anti-semitism/

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