Why Labour’s Conference Offered Some Light For Relations With Jewish Community After A Bleak Few Months

But within 90 minutes, elsewhere in the city, an event organised by the Jewish Labour Movement made such views appear part of a loony fringe. One by one, figures from the hard left to moderates, leading lights in Friends of Israel and Friends of Palestine, shadow cabinet members and those who can no longer stomach that badge, took to the stage to acknowledge the problem within, express shame and call for action. It’s been an “appalling year” for Labour Jews, said shadow defence secretary Clive Lewis, a close ally of Corbyn. His appearance, alongside Louise Ellman, Luciana Berger and Momentum-backed NEC member Rhea Wolfson was a striking display of unity and could not have been a more powerful retort to Walker and her supporters.

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