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Why I won’t be leaving Labour over anti-semitism

We all need to fight prejudice—whether in the Labour Party or elsewhere. Nothing is achieved by walking away from the fight

By Miriam Mirwitch  

Labour MP Luciana Berger speaks during a protest against anti-Semitism in the Labour party in Parliament Square. Photo: PA

It’s not been easy to be a Jewish member of the Labour Party over the past few days. As anti-semitic messages proliferate online—while their existence is simultaneously denied—some non-Jewish commentators loudly claim that it’s impossible to remain a Labour member and claim to stand against antisemitism.

These claims are accompanied by threats posted on social media to cut up membership cards and leave the Labour Party. While their sentiment is…

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