“I’m not asking for sympathy, I just feel like I need to put down a marker to say this is not normal and it is not acceptable.”
The party has launched an educational website about anti-Semitism.
“You have failed to defend our party’s anti-racist values. You have therefore failed the test of leadership,” the critics charged.
Lisa Forbes, who also said she “enjoyed reading” an anti-Israel conspiracy theory in 2014, claimed she liked a video on Facebook without reading it.
Ivan Lewis, who is Jewish, was suspended in 2017 over sexual harassment charges, that he denies.
“How much of it is for real and how much of it is in their own heads is really hard to judge — but I think siege mentalities are also part of this.”
Party members allegedly said there was too much focus on “anti-Semitism this, anti-Semitism that.”
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been criticized for years for allegedly allowing anti-Semitism to fester in his party.
Calling someone an anti-Semite is an awfully potent defamation of character. It should be used only with severe caution.
Two of the five featured panelists are Jewish.