Amid anti-Semitism scandal, UK's Corbyn criticized over Seder with far-left group

Screen capture from video of UK Labour party National Executive Committee member Christine Shawcroft

Screen capture from video of UK Labour party National Executive Committee member Christine Shawcroft

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been attacked by his own MPs for "irresponsible and dangerous" behavior, after he attended a Passover event hosted by a far-Left Jewish group, which called for the destruction of Israel and dismissed the anti-Semitism crisis engulfing the party as "faux-outrage", the BBC reported Tuesday.

Jewdas has also hosted a fringe-left alternative to the popular Birthright Trips to Israel, dubbing its trips to Spain "Birthwrong".

"I don't think this is as significant as it's being made out", he said, but he conceded that "it's certainly not helpful to Jeremy or the cause of opposing anti-Semitism in the Labour Party as it happens... and I think the important thing is that Jeremy is seeking to meet with mainstream Jewish organizations".

The two groups recently wrote to Mr Corbyn to call on him to take "personal responsibility" for tackling anti-Semitism within Labour and to publicly condemn those who claim the row is a "smear" and who vilify individuals or groups raising concerns about anti-Semitism.

According to them, Corbyn's attendance shows that he has aligned himself with a group that is unconcerned by anti-Semitism.

Members of the Jewish community hold a protest against Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism in the Labour party, outside the British Houses of Parliament in central London on March 26, 2018.

John Woodcock, a prominent critic of Corbyn, said the meeting gave the message that "extreme views are OK".

Another Labour MP, Angela Smith, said Mr Corbyn's attendance at the Jewdas Seder "reads as a blatant dismissal of the case made for tackling anti-Semitism in Labour".

Jewdas responded to the criticism on Twitter, posting: "This has been a hard week to be a lefty Jew".

'Jeremy was invited to a Passover Seder with Jewish members of his local community, ' said the spokesman.

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His comments came as Labour's new general secretary, Jennie Formby, used her first day in the job to tell members "the stain of anti-Semitic attitudes must be completely eradicated" within the party. It has also opened other divisions with one of the groups that campaigned for Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, Leave E.U., arguing that Labour was uninterested in combating anti-Semitism because it relied on votes from Muslims.

"We are proud to be Jews and proud of everyone who attended, whether they were Jewish or not".

Some Labour lawmakers criticized Corbyn's decision to attend the event on Monday.

Mr Corbyn says one thing and yet his support for the now notorious East End mural by a graffiti artist that portrayed Jewish bankers playing Monopoly on the back of naked slaves suggests that for all his warm words expressed in the Black Country yesterday his political convictions on the issue are relatively new found. "The party must consider the message that is sent to British Jews and other minorities by him remaining as leader", Mr Falter added.

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