Jewish member of British Parliament under police protection following anti-Semitic death threat

By JTA
September 6, 2016 13:33

A Jewish member of the British Parliament was put under police protection after receiving an anti-Semitic death threat on Facebook.

Ruth Smeeth, 37, a member of the Labour Party, told British media that she holds party leader Jeremy Corbyn personally responsible for the actions of his supporters.

The Facebook message repeatedly called Smeeth a “Yid” and said that “the gallows would be a fine and fitting place” for Smeeth to “swing from,” the Jewish Chronicle reported.

Smeeth reportedly has received 25,000 abusive or anti-Semitic posts. She had panic buttons and CCTV surveillance cameras installed in her home, the Chronicle reported

Corbyn, who has called Hezbollah and Hamas “friends,” has been accused of fostering an atmosphere of anti-Semitism in the party.


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