“It is clear that antisemitic attacks are on the rise,” said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor, “There is talk of emigration in places like the U.K., France and Sweden, and we have actually seen signs of it. In France, many are moving internally in the country to places they will be more safe.”
“Now that the Labour Party has adopted the IHRA definition in full, it must be used to root out antisemitism because its adoption is only a first relatively small step and not an end in itself,” said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.
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In a statement, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor remarked that the Labour Party’s “initial refusal to adopt the full IHRA definition demonstrated a profound failure to respect and understand the Jewish community and its challenges with hate crimes.”
Dr Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, also claimed many Jews feel they have no future in Britain because the Labour leadership had failed to take a stronger line on anti-Semitism, but added that he thought the UK “remains a safe and welcoming place to be Jewish”.
"Trying to smear the Jewish people who have undergone such persecution in Europe and the Middle East, it would behoove the caricaturist and editorial staff to understand which nations have rid themselves of their Jews, and which is the only nation in the Middle East to provide full equality for its minorities regardless or religion, race or gender,” said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.
"Disregarding the IHRA definition shows a baffling disdain for British Jews on the part of the party leadership," said EJC President Dr Moshe Kantor in a statement.