Ayelet Shaked Poland
Ayelet Shaked speaks at Nuremberg Symposium in Krakow, Poland . (photo credit:YOSSI ZELIGER,MOSHE MILNER)


KRAKOW, POLAND – Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked called Wednesday on UK Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn to take a loud and clear stand and end the political career of any member of his party guilty of anti-Semitism, which she said was alive and well in Europe today.

“I call on the United Kingdom Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn to state clearly Labor’s commitment to fighting anti-Semitism.  Mr. Corbyn must clarify that anti-Semitic comments are not within legitimate political debate, and that anti-Semitic views should end a politician’s career and disqualify him from any future public office,” Shaked said, referencing the recent scandal in the Labor Party over anti-Israel comments made by former London mayor Ken Livingstone, MK Naz Shah and others.

She also called on European leaders to “heed the British lesson and affirm that anti-Semitism is unacceptable.”

The justice minister was speaking at a symposium marking 80 years since the Nuremberg race laws and 70 years since the Nuremberg trial that was organized by the March of the Living International Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights and Krakow’s Jgiellonian University, the same university she noted where her husband’s grandfather had studied law before leaving for Palestine in the 1930s. He was, she said, the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust.

Anti-Semitism continues unabated in Europe, Shaked charged. “We can witness anti-Semitism today, in fact the anti-Semitic voices seem to get louder and stronger still,” she said. “There are Holocaust deniers, and others wish to slander Israel and blame it for all the world’s travails. We witness anti-Semitic attacks in the heart of Europe. We hear anti-Semitic slander in European media. We feel anti-Semitic hatred in the continent that should have learned the lesson.”

As reported by The Jerusalem Post