The leader of a major Jewish organization in the UK has called on Labour to take responsibility for a stream of anti-Semitic remarks Thursday, after multiple incidents with MPs and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
“In the last few weeks we have witnessed a stream of clear cut cases of anti-Semitism in the Labour party, which can’t just be fobbed off as differences over Israel," Jonathan Arkush, president of the Board of Deputies, stated late Thursday night.
“Most of the Jewish community, numerous Labour MPs, Labour peers, and Labour’s London mayoral candidate are crying out for the leader to take action on anti-Semitism," he continued.
"It would be incomprehensible for Mr. Corbyn to remain inert and refuse to take this form of racism in his party seriously.”
A spokesman for Labour denied Corbyn is at fault.
"It is Jeremy Corbyn who is taking action on anti-Semitism," the spokesman, who remained unnamed, stated to the Daily Mail. "He has consistently condemned anti-Semitism and all forms of racism and, under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, Labour is clamping down on anti-Semitism and taking clear action against offenders."
Jeremy Corbyn is infamous for being a Hamas and Hezbollah sympathizer, calling both terror groups his “friends." Since his election as party leader, the Labour party in Britain has come under continuous criticism due to anti-Semitic comments by its members.
In March, Vicki Kirby, a party organizer banned for calling Hitler “a Zionist god” and ridiculing Jews for having “big noses," was readmitted into the party.
More recently, Bob Campbell, a party activist, was criticized for suggesting that Israel was behind the ISIS terror organization. And earlier this week, a former mayor of Bradford and Labour member, Khadim Hussain, posted comments on Facebook decrying Holocaust education and alleging that Israel had armed ISIS.