Jewish agency chief cheers UK Labour for suspending ex-leader Corbyn

Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog, who formerly headed the Labor Party, cheers the decision by the UK Labour Party to suspend former leader Jeremy Corbyn following the release of a report on anti-Semitism in the British opposition party’s ranks.

Herzog says that while serving as Labor chief, he invited Corbyn to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.

“He never responded to me just like he didn’t respond to my request as chairman of the [Jewish] agency to eradicate anti-Semitism in his party. The disregard and unreceptiveness were apparent,” Herzog writes on Twitter.

He adds: “The decision by the Labour Party today is an important milestone in eradicating the affliction of hatred and anti-Semitism in a historic and very important party in Britain. This is an important milestone for the entire world in removing anti-Semitism from the political game.”