Gwynne -Anti Semitism has no place in the Labour Party

Meanwhile, the BNP's Nick Griffin said today he would back vote for the party because of Mr Corbyn's stance on Syria.

"Protesters in Downing Street called on the government to take a stand against Israel's killing of Palestinian civilians, who were demanding the right to return to their homes".

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

He says there will be a "temporary suspension of all formal relations" between the two parties, saying they can not continue "while you fail to adequately address the anti-Semitism in the Labour Party".

British Labour and Israeli Labor are sister parties and as Gabbay explains in his letter "have a long history of friendship", citing positive past relations with Prime Minister's Harold Wilson, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

In his letter to the BoD and JLC leaders, Corbyn said, "I appreciate and understand the anger you express and reiterate my determination to fight anti-Semitism within the Labour party and society at large ..."

"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 Labour Party UK", Gabbay wrote.

Gabbay criticised Corbyn for the "very public hatred" he had shown towards Israeli policies and for his failure to stamp out anti-Semitism in the Labour party.

In a message read out at a demonstration outside Downing Street on Saturday, Mr. Corbyn demanded that Prime Minister Theresa May support the United Nation's call for an independent worldwide inquiry. In the past it has tweeted that "Israel is a steaming pile of sewage which needs to be properly disposed of".

In an open letter published after the march, Corbyn apologized for "pockets" of anti-Semitism inside of Labour.

Labour's new general secretary Jennie Formby was accused of recruiting a party member suspended for saying Hitler was a Zionist god. "We all need to do better".

"Anti-Semitic statements and actions you have allowed as Leader of the Labour Party UK".

This comes amid several recent revelations involving party members, including Corbyn's own apparent support of a mural with anti-Semitic undertones, have led to protests against his leadership from sections of the Jewish community. "He has failed to respond to their repeated offers of dialogue, including invitations to host him at Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust museum".


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