Labour social media releases Passover greeting – with bread

British Labour sends out a Passover greeting with Chala bread before realizing their mistake.

April 19, 2019 19:08
Hala bread

Hala bread. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


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The British Labour party sent out Passover greetings on Twitter on Friday with the icons of a cup of wine, a Star of David, and Hala bread – unwittingly offending Jewish people as Passover is when observant Jews refrain from eating leavened bread and eat matza instead. 
The mistake was corrected in a matter of hours, but not before causing much merriment online with users pointing out that 'this is what happens when all the Jews left your party.' 

Labour wishing a happy Passover with bread icon / Twitter screenshot
British Labour, and its current head Jeremy Corbyn, have been facing accusations of antisemitism and a biased view of the Jewish state in recent times. These accusations are strongly denied by the party leaders.    

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