A poll conducted by the U.K.’s Campaign against Anti-Semitism finds 90% of the British Jewish community believe Labour Party is inherently anti-Semitic.
• European Jewish Association appeals to EU political parties to classify BDS movements as anti-Semitic.
By Dan Lavie
A new survey has found that British Jews are growing increasingly concerned over anti-Semitism in the country.
According to data presented by Gideon Falter, chairman of the Campaign against Anti-Semitism NGO, 90% of British Jews believe the Labour Party is anti-Semitic and 40% are considering leaving the U.K. over the rise in anti-Semitism.
Falter presented the data Tuesday at a European Jewish Association conference in Brussels, during a session on the challenges facing British Jews.
The British police on Friday launched an official investigation into alleged anti-Semitic hate crimes in Labour, whose leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has faced growing criticism about his tolerance of racism and anti-Semitism in the party.
The conference is expected to dedicate Wednesday’s session to a proposal by EJA Chairman Rabbi Menachem Margolin detailing Jewish communities’ “red lines” with respect to various agenda items Jewish candidates wish to promote as part of their political activities in Europe.
This includes, among other things, ensuring freedom of religion and worship across Europe, fully adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism, a commitment to exclude anti-Semitic parties from coalitions, and calling on all political parties to designate the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement as anti-Semitic.
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