Well before Jeremy Corbyn became leader of Britain’s Labour Party in September 2015, worrying symptoms of a contagious antisemitism had begun to manifest themselves within its left wing.
Starmer has made clear his commitment to fighting antisemitism within the party and rebuilding trust with the Jewish community.
"Owing to a campaign by the right wing media my position has become untenable," he said in a statement.
You can be proud of being Jewish without being a Zionist, Lloyd Russell-Moyle said.
Banning settlement products is a “major step,” foreign secretary Lisa Nandy added, but said that “such a blatant breach of international law must have consequences.”
“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.
The three lawmakers serve in the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the British Parliament. They stayed on as independents after leaving Labour.
The banner was hung on a home facing the Novo Beth Chaim Cemetery, one of only two exclusively Sephardic Jewish cemeteries remaining in London.
A UK Labour party spokesperson said: “The NEC has today agreed the terms of reference for the independent investigation into the circumstances, contents and release of an internal report."