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Watch: Luciana Berger MP outlines years of antisemitic abuse in stirring Commons speech

Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree describes the attacks she has received, both from the far-right and 'those who purport to be members of our party'

 

    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.”

     

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