Shaked Weighs in on Labour Anti-Semitism


Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked added her voice to those calling on U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to rid his party of anti-Semites.

Speaking during a visit to Krakow, Poland, Shaked said that Corbyn should “state clearly the Labour’s commitment to fighting anti-Semitism. Mr. Corbyn must clarify that anti-Semitic comments are not within legitimate political debate, and that anti-Semitic views should end a politician’s career and disqualify from any future public office.”

Shaked was in Krakow for a symposium marking 80 years since the Nuremberg laws and 70 years since the Nuremberg trials.

The gathering was organized by the March of the Living International and the Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights and Krakow’s Jagiellonian University.

Shaked mentioned that this was the same university where her husband’s grandfather studied law before leaving for Palestine in the 1930s.

“There are Holocaust deniers, and others wish to slander Israel and blame it for all the world’s travails. We witness anti-Semitic attacks in the heart of Europe. We hear anti-Semitic slanders in European media. We feel anti-Semitic hatred in the continent that should have learned.”

She also called on European leaders to “heed the British lesson and affirm that anti-Semitism is unacceptable.”