Friday, May 11, 2018

UK: Hatred of Jews is taking root in British society, Tony Blair warns

Via The Jewish Chronicle:
Former Labour leader Tony Blair has attacked the party’s failure to tackle antisemitism — days after the local elections saw voters desert the party in wards with above average Jewish populations.

Writing exclusively in the JC, Mr Blair makes a thinly-veiled reference to Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to take serious action against antisemitism in the Labour Party.

He writes that, “too often, we have seen how anti-Zionism trends easily into antisemitism. The scourge we fought to eradicate in the 20th century has been allowed to make a comeback.

“We must once again stamp it out, by progressive political forces ensuring that antisemitism is not allowed to take root in any space in our national life.”
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