New UK Labor leader Starmer apologizes for party anti-Semitism

In his victory speech on Tuesday, the newly elected British Labor leader Keir Starmer, 57, apologized for the anti-Semitism in the party under his predecessor Corbyn. Promising change, he pledged to Jewish leaders in a conference call “to address the disgrace of anti-Semitism in our party as soon as possible.” Starmer asked for a report on all outstanding cases to be in his hands by the end of the week and promised to set up an independent complaints process on anti-Semitism in the Labor party.

In the December general election Labor under Corbyn recorded its worst performance since 1935.

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