Excl: police confirm report of death-threat against pro-Corbyn rabbi

Antwerp police confirm complaint and investigation

Last week, the SKWAWKBOX reported that Rabbi Mayer Weinberger – who signed a letter in support of Jeremy Corbyn on behalf of the Union of European Jews (UEJ), a pan-European Orthodox Jewish group – had been forced to go to police after threats were made against him and his family if he did not withdraw and repudiate the letter.

The SKWAWKBOX can now report that police in the city of Antwerp, where the Rabbi lives, have confirmed that they are investigating the threat:

“I can confirm that a complaint has been made. The police is pursuing the case further.”

Since the UEJ published its letter, numerous attempts have been made by anti-Corbyn activists to discredit the letter. The threats to Rabbi Weinberger, however, appear all too real.

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