Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie van der Zyl has reacted to a report that Jeremy Corbyn’s office had prevented a Labour Party member from being suspended for antisemitism.
Marie said: “It is intensely disturbing to hear reports that the Labour leader’s office has intervened to stop the suspension of a member who defended an antisemitic mural in East London. Labour has long told us that complaints are expedited independently. This case would indicate that there is something less than ‘zero tolerance’ for antisemitism in the leader’s office and shows contempt for the concerns of the Jewish community. ”