Friday, July 1st | 2 Tammuz 5782

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020


Keir Starmer

Leadership, British Labour Party

Sir Keir Starmer inherited a disaster when he became leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party in April. Having been resoundingly defeated in the 2019 general election, Labour remained mired in the antisemitism scandals that mushroomed under Starmer’s far-left predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn. When an official report deemed that Labour had broken British race relations laws in its treatment of the Jewish community, Starmer declared it a “day of shame” for the party. “I made it clear the Labour Party I lead will not tolerate antisemitism, neither will it tolerate the argument that denies or minimizes antisemitism in the Labour Party on the basis that it’s exaggerated or a factional row,” Starmer declared – but the continued persistence of Corbyn’s supporters means that his battle to eradicate antisemitism from the party’s ranks is far from over. (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)


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