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Jewish Labour member’s formal complaint of ‘original antisemitism’ vs Streeting

“[O]riginal antisemitism via inciting hate against religious Jews and has caused to the killing of millions of Jews throughout the years.”
Wes Streeting

A Jewish member of the Labour Party has made a formal complaint to the party concerning comments made by Ilford North MP Wes Streeting.

The Orthodox Jewish member, who asked not to be named, has made the complaint with regard to tweets and retweets by Streeting labelling Charedi Jewish member Shraga Stern as ‘homophobic’ and ‘anti-LGBT’ for his campaign to maintain sex education as a matter for the parents of Orthodox children, as well as his assertion that Orthodox Jewish values are not Labour values. The complaint includes copies of a number of social media posts.

Stern was attacked by Jewish Chronicle reporter Lee Harpin:

Stern maintains that his campaign is not anti-LGBT, but rather that all sex education for Orthodox children to be at home. In response to Harpin’s comment, Streeting chipped in:

Streeting also retweeted similar comments by Murdoch journalist Henry Zeffman, as well as his own comments indicating that Stern’s values are incompatible with those of the Labour Party:

The complaint states:

Below and attached are five antisemitic attacks,  smearing me for the one and only reason for being an Orthdox Jew and wanting to uphold Jewish tradition…

Attacks… are clearly for the reason that I intend to hold on to my Jewish traditions.

The above is original antisemitism via inciting hate against religious Jews and has caused to the killing of millions of Jews throughout the years.

I am anxious about this hostile environment and racist attacks by some individuals within the Labour party… This is extremely dangerous and needs to be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

I am hurt by all this and wonder if Labour is the neutral home for visible Jewish People.

Being attacked by an official elected Labour MP for being Jewish needs to be taken as a wake-up call and rooted out of the Labour party. Every Jew has the rights to be a Jew and all need to be treated the same at the Labour Party.

I urge the Labour Party to suspend him until the investigation is over.

Similar complaints have been made recently regarding Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson and Barking MP Margaret Hodge.

Mr Streeting was contacted for comment.

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