Former UK PM joins Jewish Labour Movement in protest to antisemitism

Brown pointed out that while he shares the party's legitimate criticism of the current Israeli government, Labour allowed that criticism to act as a cover for the demonization of the Jewish people.

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April 1, 2019 22:05
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Britain's ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown appears on the Marr Show on BBC television in London, Brita

Britain's ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown appears on the Marr Show on BBC television in London, Britain, June 10, 2018. (photo credit: JEFF OVERS/BBC/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS)

 
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Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has joined the Jewish Labour Movement as an affiliated member in protest of the Labour Party's prevalent antisemitism.

In a moving video released on Monday by Hope not Hate, a UK advocacy group battling racism and fascism, Brown said that "in the last two years the Labour Party let the Jewish community and itself down."

Brown pointed out that while he shares the party's legitimate criticism of the current Israeli government, Labour allowed that criticism to act as a cover for the demonization of the Jewish people.

Brown was the last serving prime minister stemming from the Labour Party, heading the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010.




"The Labour party has a long, proud and noble tradition of standing up against prejudice, bigotry, discrimination, antisemitism and racism from Apartheid to Islamophobia," Brown said.

The former PM explained that he is joining the Labour Jewish Movement as an affiliated member because "solidarity means standing up with those who are under attack," adding that he urged all his colleagues to do the same.

"We will never allow evil to triumph over good, and neither will the British people," Brown vowed.

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