A new survey has found that British Jews are growing increasingly concerned over anti-Semitism in the country.
According to data presented by Gideon Falter, chairman of the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism NGO, an incredible 90 percent of British Jews believe that the Labour Party is anti-Semitic, and 40 percent are considering leaving the United Kingdom because of the spike in anti-Semitism.
Falter presented the data on Tuesday at a European Jewish Association conference in Brussels, during a session on the challenges facing British Jews.
The British police on Friday launched an official investigation into alleged anti-Semitic hate crimes in Labour, whose leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has faced growing criticism about his tolerance of racism and anti-Semitism in the party.
The conference is expected to dedicate Wednesday’s session to a proposal by EJA chairman Rabbi Menachem Margolin detailing Jewish communities’ “red lines” with respect to various agenda items Jewish candidates wish to promote as part of their political activities in Europe.
This includes, among other things, ensuring the freedom of religion and worship across Europe; fully adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism; a commitment to exclude anti-Semitic parties from coalitions; and calling on all political parties to designate the BDS movement as anti-Semitic.
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