Labour anti-Semitism report: Party not overrun by racism

An internal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitism in Britain’s Labour party finds that while there is an “occasionally toxic atmosphere,” the opposition party is not overrun by racism of any form.

The BBC reports that the inquiry, which was headed by veteran human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti, made 20 recommendations on combating racism and anti-Semitism. The recommendations include avoiding terms such as “Zio” and refraining from making comparisons to the Holocaust, Hitler or Nazis during discussions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

There was “too much clear evidence… of ignorant attitudes,” Chakrabarti says.

The inquiry, which was launched following a spate of suspensions of Labour members for anti-Israel and anti-Semitic remarks, also advocates against lifetime bans on members.

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