The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Labour Party has responded to the Jewish community and its own MPs’ demands that it accept the International Definition of Antisemitism by adopting its own rewritten definition of antisemitism.
The Jewish community has been consistent and clear in demanding that the Labour Party follow the Government, police, other political parties and even its own MPs in adopting the International Definition of Antisemitism. Now the NEC has crossed the Rubicon and defiantly adopted its own deeply inadequate definition.
We have long stated that the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn is institutionally antisemitic and unsafe for Jews. We have watched as brave activists fought from within Labour to save their political home from the clutches of antisemitism. The anti-racist Labour Party of old is now dead and gone.
Labour’s leaders now want to “consult” on their handling of antisemitism.
Let’s tell them how we feel.
We will demonstrate on Thursday 19th July in Parliament Square at 18:30.