British Jewish Leaders Agree To Meet With Labour Party Head Jeremy Corbyn

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Anti-Semitism is present throughout society at a certain level because we're all human, we're flawed, we're misinformed, a certain cohort of the population will seize on to conspiracy theories and all of that, but it's certainly not prevalent in the Labour Party, it exists, but it's not prevalent, and certainly anyone who has studied Corbyn's past, his consistent past, will know that he doesn't harbor any anti-Jewish sentiment, at least it has never been discerned.

In a letter sent Wednesday to Corbyn, Jonathan Arkush, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and Jonathan Goldstein, chair of the Jewish Leadership Council, thanked Corbyn "for the commitment you have made to addressing the anguish amongst many people in the Jewish community over the issue of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party".

They said recent events had not been "reassuring" and urged him to drive change.

The Guido Fawkes website reported that Mr Corbyn attended a meeting of a radical left-wing group called Jewdas, which has criticised mainstream Jewish organisations for their protests over alleged Labour anti-Semitism.

Tom Stokes: I think it is, and it's sustained, there has never been a month since Corbyn assumed the leadership of the Labour Party when he hasn't been under attack.

"Jeremy was invited to a Passover Seder with Jewish members of his local community", said the spokesman.

He added that it was "deliberately baiting the mainstream Jewish community days after they pleaded with him to tackle anti-Semitism".

The cross-party letter to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick highlights "unambiguous" examples of hate speech on Facebook groups set up to back the Labour leader.

Writer David Schneider tweeted: "Boo!"

This year Mr Corbyn attended Mr Rosenberg's 60th birthday party. He is facing demands to speed up the investigations into a backlog of around 70 complaints, including one against his close ally Ken Livingstone.

Miss Formby used her first day in the job this week to tell members "the stain of anti-Semitic attitudes must be completely eradicated" within the party.

Barnet has the largest Jewish population of any local authority area in the United Kingdom, and we know from experience the level of concern Jewish residents have about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

His comments came as the influential Momentum movement issued a statement accepting that anti-Semitism was more widespread in Labour ranks than previously thought.

Speaking to Channel 4 News on Monday, Mr Corbyn said: "There is genuine concern and we are dealing with that concern..."

The letter says the messages on some pro-Corbyn Facebook pages "go well beyond what can reasonably be considered as free speech, and we believe those which incite violence should urgently be investigated to establish whether they were made with serious intent".

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