Top Rabbi: Jews Could FLEE Britain Under Corbyn Government
A top Rabbi in the Jewish community has claimed that Jews could potentially leave Britain from fear of experiencing anti-Semitism in the country.
Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt argued that disturbing parallels can be drawn between the level of anti-Semitism seen in the Labour party and that of the French National Front.
He said: “If the Jewish community feel they can only be assured of their future and feel safe if one party is in government, and the other party will make them feel less safe and secure, this is a problem and puts the Jewish community in a new situation where, before every election, everything is to be questioned.
“Let’s assume, for example, that Marine Le Pen became president of France. I’m sure that thousands of Jews would decide at this point to leave France.
“I don’t want to make a parallel between British Labour and the French National Front, but if Jews feel there’s a certain party which they feel very concerned about, which does not respect its presence within Great Britain and does not seek its security and its future, then you might have something very similar.”
He went on to describe a ‘red line’ of anti-Semitism which Mr Corbyn must be careful not to cross.
He said: “I don’t know if by words Mr Corbyn crosses this red line, but by deeds, by joining these Jewdas groups and by not doing enough in terms of fighting those antisemitic pockets within his party, he is bound to cross this red line.”
Goldschmidt’s comments follow weeks of headlines of anti-Semitism within the Labour party at all levels; from the grassroots members right up to the cabinet and Mr Corbyn himself – which the Labour has described as “a matter of a few bad apples”.
In a recent statement, Mr Corbyn admitted that the party had not done enough in the past to root out anti-Semitism but that more would be done, though he has faced increasing criticism for not being firm enough.