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Senior Religious 'Leader Interferes In UK Election

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November 27, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis took an unprecedented stand against the Labour party ahead of next month’s election, urging voters to see the “new poison” that has taken root in the party, and expressing fear for the fate of Jews in the country should Jeremy Corbyn become prime minister.

"The way in which the leadership of the Labour Party has dealt with anti-Jewish racism is incompatible with the British values of which we are so proud - of dignity and respect for all people. It has left many decent Labour members and parliamentarians, both Jewish and non-Jewish, ashamed of what has transpired." Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis  said.


Labour responded, rejecting the chief rabbi’s claims and insisting: "Jeremy Corbyn is a lifelong campaigner against anti-semitism and has made absolutely clear it has no place in our party and society and that no one who engages in it, does so in his name."

Corbyn compared plight of Gaza with 'siege of Leningrad and Stalingrad' in 2010 speech


Are Corybn and the labor party considered a danger to the apartheid state of Israel because of statements highlighting the continuing torture and imprisonment of  the Palestinian people?  An example from 2010 speech. 'I was in Gaza three months ago. I saw ... the psychological damage to a whole generation, who’ve been imprisoned for as long as the siege of Leningrad and Stalingrad took place.'

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Perhaps the accusations of anti-Semitism against Corbyn, arises out of fear that the Zionism will be held to account for it's crimes against the Palestinian people.


Perhaps the lies and propaganda are a result of Corbyn's refusal to cower under the onslaught of abuse that try's to paint him as a person of vile character, for that is surely a definition of anyone who would condemn others, because of their  beliefs or accident of birth.

Perhaps its because of these words from Corbyn:  'We will recognize a Palestinian state when we take office'. Can you imagine what effect those few words have on racist, Zionism.


Is being pro-Palestinian, anti-Semitic?

The idea of a pro-Palestinian, pro-justice British Prime Minister is anathema to certain groups of people, Israel and it's supporter's most prominently


Jewish leaders who call national self-determination a universal right are quite comfortable denying it to Palestinians. When we strip away the propaganda, lies and distortions, most will agree that all people are equally entitled to respect, dignity and justice, regardless of their place of birth, religion, color or political views. 

Who is the chief rabbi and who does he represent?

Ephraim Mirvis’ full title is chief rabbi of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.

He heads, for starters, the United Synagogue (US), which represents 64 currently active congregations. It’s the biggest Jewish denominational body in the UK and the biggest organisation of its kind in Europe.

The US is part of the wider modern or “central” orthodox branch of Judaism, to which 52% of all UK synagogue members adhere.

According to the US’ annual accounts for 2018, membership of this organisation is about 38,660 – a significant proportion of the hundreds of thousands of Jewish people in the UK (estimates are around the 290,000 mark).

Nonetheless, not all Jews recognize the chief rabbi as their spiritual leader. The chief rabbi does not represent those who identify as Jewish but do not belong to a synagogue. According to the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the centuries-old national advocacy group, approximately half of all Jews in the UK fall under this category.


Perhaps Benjamin Franklin was correct when he said,   “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” If you want peace, treat others with respect.

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==See Also==

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WitchHunt explores the connections between the attacks on Labour, the ongoing tragedy of Palestine


WitchHunt (60 mins, 2019) from WitchHuntTheFilm on Vimeo.

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