Nada Al-Sanjari — apology


In a number of articles last year, the Jewish Chronicle published a series of allegations concerning Nada al-Sanjari, including that she was one of a number of Momentum activists responsible for inviting an antisemitic activist to a Labour Party event and turned a blind eye to antisemitic statements published by a fellow activist. We also alleged that she had launched a vicious protest against Luciana Berger MP in terms suggestive of antisemitism, and that she tried improperly to interfere with a democratic vote at a regional Labour Party meeting.

In fact, Ms Al-Sanjari had nothing to do with the two activists referred to and she has never been a member of Momentum. Although Ms Al-Sanjari was, with others, strongly critical of Luciana Berger in an online local ‘Disabled People Against Cuts’ members forum, she did not ‘launch’ or ‘orchestrate’ any campaign nor attend any protest against Ms Berger. Ms Al-Sanjari has assured us that she is strongly opposed to antisemitism and racism of all types. Further, we accept that her attendance and conduct at the Labour Party meeting was entirely proper.

We apologise to Ms Al-Sanjari for any distress caused and have agreed to pay her damages for libel.

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