Britain’s youngest Jewish MP has explained her decision to take a role in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet despite his links to antisemites and Holocaust deniers.
Luciana Berger said she had a “full and frank discussion” with the new Labour leader before agreeing to become Shadow Mental Health Secretary.
Jeremy Corbyn has won a landslide victory to become the new leader of the Labour Party.
The Islington North MP won 59.5 per cent of the vote in the first round.
Andy Burham was a distant second with 19 per cent. Yvette Cooper gained 17 per cent while Liz Kendall trailed on 4.5 per cent.
A total of 422,664 votes were cast, with the new leader picking up 251,417.
So what happens now?
What was not so long ago unthinkable has come to pass. Now the hard work really begins – both for the Labour Party and British Jews.
Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader will raise tough questions about the future of the relationship.
Sadiq Khan has won the race to be Labour’s candidate in next year’s London mayor election.
He will fight to succeed current Conservative mayor Boris Johnson after beating closest rival Tessa Jowell.
The former Communities Minister, who has supported Jeremy Corbyn in the party’s leadership contest, said he was “humbled” to
have been selected.
After months of campaigning, hustings and controversy, the Labour leadership contest reached its climax this week, with the winner due to be announced tomorrow.
Frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn remained favourite to become leader of the opposition, despite a slight loss of momentum since his high point of support last month.
Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush has called on Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn publicly to reject Hamas and Hizbollah if he is to gain the trust of British Jews.
Mr Arkush said Mr Corbyn’s comments about the terrorist groups were one of the causes of the community’s concerns about the likelihood of him becoming leader.
Jeremy Corbyn was a leading activist in the campaign for the release of two people who were jailed for their involvement in the bombing of a Jewish charity building and the Israeli embassy in London.
Jawad Botmeh and Samar Alami were convicted of conspiracy to cause the bombings of the embassy and Balfour House after both buildings were targeted by car bombs in 1994.
Further doubts about Jeremy Corbyn's credibility as a potential Labour leader were raised after he was forced into an embarrassing u-turn over his links to a former Hizbollah fighter.
Mr Corbyn said in 2009 that he would lead a campaign against the Home Office's decision to ban Dyab Abou Jahjah from entering Britain.
Almost seven in 10 British Jews are concerned about the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn becoming leader of the Labour Party, an exclusive JC poll has revealed.
The frontrunner’s views on Hamas and Hizbollah, and association with Holocaust denier Paul Eisen, have also caused extreme worry — with over 80 per cent saying they are concerned about his positions.
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Dyab Abou Jahjah, a former Hizbollah fighter and leader of a radical Muslim group, had addressed two meetings in London in March 2009 – one while sitting alongside Mr Corbyn in Parliament.