Board of Deputies has not deleted video calling for Corbyn to be sacrificed or apologised to him

BOD has not removed video, uploaded in May, from Facebook page
Lionel Kopelowitz talking to the BOD

Earlier this year Lionel Kopelowitz, ‘senior past president’ of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BOD), appeared at a BOD meeting to congratulate departing president Jonathan Arkush on a letter he had written about antisemitism in the Labour Party – and to call for Corbyn to be ‘sacrificed’.

Kopelowitz noted the similarity of Corbyn’s name to the Hebrew word for sacrifice ‘korban’, before calling for Corbyn to be sacrificed:

New BOD president Marie van der Zyl reminded Kopelowitz that he was being live-streamed, but did not censure him for the comment.

The video caused widespread outrage among Labour supporters when it first emerged. However, as of the time of writing the video has not been deleted from the BOD’s Facebook page and the Kopelowitz comments have not been edited out.

The SKWAWKBOX understands from Labour sources that the Board of Deputies has not apologised to Corbyn. The UK mainstream media ignored the incident almost entirely.

The BOD has been asked why the video is still online and whether a Board apology will be issued.

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