He also thanked the Jewish community for the opportunity to repair ties after "the stain of antisemitism" on his party.
Starmer reiterated his criticism of how Jeremy Corbyn handled the proliferation of anti-Semitic hate speech in the party’s ranks under his four years as Labour leader.
The party will "change the way complaints of antisemitism and all other forms of racism are handled."
“Withholding the whip from Jeremy Corbyn is offering the Jewish community crumbs," wrote Campaign Against Antisemitism CEO Gideon Falter.
Starmer has made clear his commitment to fighting antisemitism within the party and rebuilding trust with the Jewish community.
“I’ve made it my first priority to tackle antisemitism, and rebuilding trust with the Jewish community is a No. 1 priority for me,” Starmer said.
The article in question was an interview that claimed Israel had played a role in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
"We are beginning to wash clean the stain of antisemitism from our party."
Starmer believes there is still a massive problem with antisemites within Labour. “They have to be dealt with robustly and swiftly,” he said.