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Poll: 40 Percent of British Jews Considering Leaving UK ‎Over Antisemitism

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British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Garry Knight via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – A new survey has found that British Jews are growing ‎increasingly concerned over antisemitism in the ‎country. ‎

According to data presented by Gideon Falter, ‎chairman of the Campaign against Anti-Semitism NGO, ‎‎90 percent of British Jews believe the Labour Party is ‎antisemitic and 40 percent are considering leaving the UK ‎over the rise in antisemitism.‎

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 antisemitic hate crimes ‎in Labour, whose leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has faced ‎growing criticism about his tolerance of racism and ‎antisemitism in the party. ‎

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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 antisemitism, a commitment ‎to exclude antisemitic parties from coalitions, and ‎calling on all political parties to designate the ‎boycott, divestment and sanctions movement as antisemitic. ‎

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