Monday, 6 August 2018

Corbyn's office 'ignored advice' not to publish antisemitism article on Friday, claim Board and JLC per The Jewish Chronicle

'The Board and JLC suggest the Labour leader 'deliberately' picked time 'mainstream Jewish organisations were closed for our holy day' to release message

Jeremy Corbyn's office ignored advice from the two leading Jewish communal organisations not to release his article on antisemitism last Friday afternoon, it has been claimed.

In an article written jointly by Jewish Leadership Council chair Jonathan Goldstein and Board of Deputies president Marie van der Zyl on Sunday it was claimed the Labour leader's office "asked us whether it would be insensitive to release a statement on Friday afternoon, before the Jewish Sabbath. We said it would be an act of tremendous bad faith. He clearly ignored us."

The article for the New Statesman added:"He deliberately picked a time that he knew all the mainstream Jewish organisations were closed for our holy day. 

"This tells you as much as you need to know about him and the contempt with which many of those around him regard the Jewish community."'

The Labour Party are setting up a special day-long meeting so as to discuss the problem of anti-Semitism with Jews, both Labour Party members and others. They request that anyone who wants to attend should send their request to Jeremy Corbyn. The date set for the meeting is Wednesday 19th September... <\sarcasm>

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