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Watchdog Plans Mass London Rally Against Labour Party Antisemitism; Lodges Complaint Against Leader Corbyn

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Jeremy Corbyn leads a pro-Palestinian demonstration in London in 2014, one year before becoming Labour Party leader. Photo: File.

A leading British antisemitism watchdog is planning a major rally to be held in London in opposition to the rise in Jew-hatred in the Labour party.

Since Jeremy Corbyn and his far-Left Momentum movement took over leadership of Labour, the party has been beset with antisemitism scandals. Most recently, it emerged that Corbyn himself had supported a mural replete with antisemitic imagery. He later apologized.

Corbyn also ran into trouble when it was revealed that he was a member of a Facebook group called Palestine Live whose members regularly trafficked in antisemitic and anti-Israel rhetoric.

Prominent Labour members Jackie Walker and former London mayor Ken Livingstone were suspended from the party after making antisemitic remarks.

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Gideon Falter, Chairman of the UK’s Campaign Against Antisemitism group, told The Algemeiner, “Under Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party has been seized by racists. Jeremy Corbyn is at home amongst them, having spent his political career seeking out and giving his backing to Holocaust deniers, genocidal antisemitic terrorist groups, wild antisemitic conspiracy theorists and a litany of Jew-haters.

“This is the point of no return: Britain must stand up for its Jewish community against the racists in control of the Labour Party. Future generations are watching: To be silent is to condone. On 8th April at 2pm, the British public will take a national stand against antisemitism in London. We are calling on a broad coalition of those who oppose racism to join us.”

The CAA is expecting a large turnout. A previous rally held by the CAA in 2014 was attended by 4,500 people.

The group has also registered a general complaint against Corbyn with the Labour party itself. It said in a statement that the complaint,

Restates our previous, ignored disciplinary complaint from 2016, which charged him with bringing the Labour Party into disrepute for dismissing antisemitism and endorsing the views of his brother;

Denounces Mr. Corbyn over his membership of, participation in, and lies about the antisemitic “Palestine Live” Facebook group;

Reports Mr. Corbyn for his alleged continued membership of the antisemitic “History of Palestine” Facebook group;

Calls out Mr. Corbyn’s lies about a second inquiry into Ken Livingstone’s comments about Hitler supporting Zionists;

Denounces Mr. Corbyn’s defense of a mural that even he now admits was antisemitic; and

Includes complaints about various other Labour Party figures.

The Head of Political and Government Investigations at the CAA, Joseph D. Glassman, stated, “We accuse the Labour Party, its MPs and institutions, of complicity with and promotion of antisemitic racism. In particular, most Labour MPs, with heroic exceptions, have merely wrung their hands and spoken fine words without at any point acting or putting themselves at risk.

“We are at an historic moment: there is no hiding place for them any longer. The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn is now a racist party and to be silent now is to condone. We call on all Labour MPs and members to act and support our disciplinary complaint against Jeremy Corbyn. This is the point of no return: future generations are watching.”

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