Sunday, August 7, 2016

UK: Jews slam Labour’s ‘reward’ for author of ‘whitewash’ anti-Semitism report

Via JTA:

British Jews accused the head of the United Kingdom’s Labour party of rewarding the author of a “whitewashed” report about the party’s anti-Semitism problem by appointing her a lawmaker.

Shami Chakrabarti, a human rights activist and Labour member, was recommended by Labour for peerage – a term that means being appointed to the House of Lords — on Thursday, less than two months after she submitted a report asserting that, while there is “occasionally toxic atmosphere” against Jews in Labour, anti-Semitism is not prevalent in the party’s ranks. Peerage is ultimately given by the Royal House.

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