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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2019


Luciana Berger

British member of Parliament

After courageously confronting the antisemitism that has swelled throughout the British Labour Party’s ranks since Jeremy Corbyn became its leader in 2015, Jewish parliamentarian Luciana Berger finally resigned from the party earlier this year, along with several other Labour members of Parliament. By taking Corbyn on, Berger became the target of horrific antisemitic abuse on social media, much of it from Corbyn supporters. “The values I hold really dear, and which led me to join the Labour Party as a student almost 20 years ago, remain who I am,” Berger wrote in her resignation letter. Yet she added, “I cannot remain in a party that I have today come to the sickening conclusion is institutionally antisemitic.” In September 2019, Berger joined the center-left Liberal Democratic Party because of its clear opposition to Brexit, the UK’s planned departure from the European Union. (Photo: Emma Baum / CC BY-SA 3.0)


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