No place for Anti-Semitism!

There’s no place for anti-Semitism – not in the Labour Party, not in Birmingham, not anywhere.

Growing up in Birmingham, having the chance to serve all communities of our city, I’ve always advocated for tolerance and the building of strong relationships between faiths and those of non-faiths.

I have been appalled by many of the actions of the Israeli government, but I am not opposed to a Jewish homeland. I believe in a two-state solution: a Jewish homeland and a Palestinian homeland.

I reject the anti-semitism of organisations like Hamas and Hezbollah.

I have stood up to the far right and extremists who have sought divide us. I value my relationship with Jewish leaders in the city, who have helped develop my resolve to tackle all forms of hate.

I was privileged to be invited to a Synagogue when the far right EDL held a march in our city and more recently when Jewish leaders accepted my invitation to attend a Mosque in protest of Pegida marching in the region.

I support all efforts being made by the Labour Party Leadership in eradicating anti-Semitism, not just in the Labour Party, but in society as a whole.

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