Data of Labour anti-Semitism released

Jewish Labour MPs say party's admission of 673 complaints of anti-Semitism in the last 10 months 'incomplete,'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn
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The storm of anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party is not subsiding, and the Jews in the party are furious.

Party Secretary Jenny Formby said the party had received 673 complaints of anti-Semitic acts by its members in the past 10 months alone, revealing the figure after pressure from party MPs.

According to her, 96 party members were suspended immediately from the party because of their behavior between April 2018 and January 2019, and 12 were expelled from the Labour ranks.

But Jewish Labour MPs claimed that this information is incomplete. During the weekly parliamentary session of the Labour Party, there were demands to know how many people were being interrogated, how many letters had been sent to the defendants demanding that they stop their actions, and what punitive actions had been taken beyond what Formby had stated.

Jewish MPs Ruth Smith and Dade Margaret Hodge suggested that thousands of cases of Jew-hatred were omitted from the data. "It's not over," Smith said. "No one will take me out of this party to prevent me from conducting this struggle."

"We know of thousands more cases [of complaints] in which nothing was done, as far as we know," she added. "Believe me, we will continue to fight this, the PLP is united on this issue."

Hodge said that she alone reported to the party's administration about more than 200 cases of anti-Semitism directed against her.

Jewish Member of Parliament Luciana Berger brought to their attention anti-Semitic messages made by a party member who had not yet been removed from the Labour ranks. MP John Mann spoke of the hatred directed against him and his family by certain party members, who said he sensed the power of anti-Semitic hatred even though he was not Jewish.

Party chairman Jeremy Corbyn was not present at the faction meeting.