As Britain’s youngest female Jewish MP, and the parliamentary chair of the Jewish Labour Movement, Luciana Berger has been subjected to a torrential amount of antisemitic abuse.
In her speech in the House of Commons yesterday, she described her “18-year experience of contending with antisemitism”, since receiving her first piece of antisemitic hate mail at age 19, when she was described as a “dirty Zionist pig”.
She told the Commons she made no apology for holding her own party to a higher standard, and said she had “no words for the people that purport to be both members and supporters of our party, who use that hashtag #JC4PM, who attacked me for speaking at the rally against antisemitism… who say I should be deselected or have called it a smear.
“There are people who have accused me of having two masters, that have said that I am Tel Aviv’s servant, that have called me a paid up Israeli operative, and in antisemitism of the worst kind have suggested that I am a traitor to our country. They have called me Judas, a ZioNazi, an absolute parasite, telling me to get out of this country and to go back to Israel.”