‘DEEP SENSE OF FEAR’ Archbishop backs Chief Rabbi claims ‘majority of British Jews’ live in terror of Jeremy Corbyn winning election
That the Chief Rabbi should be compelled to make such an unprecedented statement at this time ought to alert us to the deep sense of insecurity and fear felt by many British Jews: pic.twitter.com/DNxr0Qxht5— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) November 26, 2019
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has today backed the Chief Rabbi’s claims that the ‘majority of British Jews’ live in terror of Jeremy Corbyn winning the election.
Ephraim Mirvis says “the overwhelming majority of British Jews are gripped by anxiety” ahead of the poll.
Writing in The Times, he states the “Jewish community has watched with incredulity as supporters of the Labour leadership have hounded parliamentarians, members and even staff out of the party for challenging anti-Jewish racism”.
He adds: “The way in which the leadership has dealt with anti-Jewish racism is incompatible with the British values of which we are so proud — of dignity and respect for all people.”
He urges every person to vote “with their conscience”.
He then adds: “Be in no doubt, the very soul of our nation is at stake.”
The Jewish leader was then bombarded with abuse from Twitter accounts claiming to support Corbyn, accusing him of being paid and of dual loyalty.
The Archbishop labelled his claims”unprecedented”.
Justin Welby said this morning: “That the Chief Rabbi should be compelled to make such an unprecedented statement at this time ought to alert us to the deep sense of insecurity and fear felt by many British Jews.
“Voicing words that commit to a stand against antisemitism requires a corresponding effort in visible action.”