No room for anti-Semitism in the halls of power: Israeli President Rivlin meets UK chief rabbi who denounced Labour’s Corbyn

President Reuven Rivlin
President Reuven Rivlin meets with British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis in London, a day after the rabbi publicly denounced Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for allowing the “poison” of anti-Semitism to take root in the opposition party.

Rabbi Mirvis said  the opposition party’s leader, Corbyn, was “unfit for office.”

He said Britain’s soul was at stake in next month’s election. “The way in which the leadership has dealt with anti-Jewish racism is incompatible with the British values of which we are so proud — of dignity and respect for all people,” he wrote.

“Zero tolerance for anti-Semitism means providing security for Jewish communities, and countering religious extremism,” Rivlin says during the meeting.

“It means insisting that there is no room for anti-Semitism in the halls of power, and no room for incitement on social media,” the president adds. “It means effective legislation and effective Holocaust education.”

Meeting @ChiefRabbi Ephraim Mirvis this morning, I offered my support for his inspiring work against rising #anti-Semitism and #racism. His clear voice and leadership, particularly in the last few days, fills us all with pride.
— Reuven Rivlin (@PresidentRuvi) November 27, 2019

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