(September 18, 2018 / JNS) British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Monday to eliminate the “scourge of anti-Semitism,” apparently referencing Jeremy Corbyn, who has been accused of fomenting anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment in the Labour Party, which he leads.
May also promised to remain an outspoken ally of Israel.
“I stand with the UJIA. I stand with Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people,” May said at the United Jewish Israel Appeal Dinner. “And I stand with the entire Jewish community in Britain.”
Although she said anti-Semitic voices don’t represent the “overwhelming majority of people in [the] country,” she asserted that “I do not believe that those voices will ever win.”
“Together, we will defeat the scourge of anti-Semitism and hatred in all its forms,” she continued. “And together, we will proudly support Israel as the homeland for the Jewish people.”