It took 10 months for the party to dismiss a staff member who said “Jews represent a viral infection that needs to be completely eliminated.”
By World Israel News Staff
With just four days left until Britain’s general election, a series of leaked documents is shining light on how Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn tolerates his party’s anti-Semitic behavior, reports the Sunday Times.
The leaked documents belong to the Quality and Human Rights Commission, a non-departmental public body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of equality and non-discrimination laws in England. It was tasked in May to investigate mounting allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour party.
According to the London-based newspaper, scores of anti-Semitic incidents have been unchecked for years despite Corbyn’s multiple assurances of “zero tolerance.”
Many instances of anti-Semitism took place at local party meetings, the report said.
In one such instance, a member was called “a Tory Jew,” a “child killer” and “Zio scum.”
In another case, a party member overheard a conversation between two others who “quickly agreed that Jews were ‘subhuman’, ‘didn’t deserve to be allowed to define what anti-Semitism is, and should ‘be grateful we don’t make them eat bacon for breakfast every day.’”
In over half of the cases reported, either no disciplinary action was taken or only a warning was given, the report said.
For example, it took 10 months for the party to dismiss a staff member who said, “Jews represent a viral infection that needs to be completely eliminated.”
The member had posted on his Facebook account, “I call for the complete annihilation and extermination of every Jew on the planet.”
It also took eight months to dismiss a member who said that the Jews should be drowned in the Dead Sea because “gas is so expensive and we need it in England.”
In a BBC interview with Corbyn in November, the Labour party leader was asked four times if he would like to apologize for anti-Semitism in Labour. He rejected each opportunity.
Corbyn later did apologize on Dec. 3, when pressed to do so by British TV morning show host Phillip Schofield. The Labour leader said: “Obviously I’m very sorry for what has happened.”