Labour adopts IHRA antisemitism definition in full

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Accompanying clarification put forward by Jeremy Corbyn is not accepted

Keith Kahn-Harris: After Labour’s antisemitism U-turn, Jewish people should stick with the party

Labour’s ruling body has agreed to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism in full after a tense meeting in which an accompanying clarification put forward by Jeremy Corbyn was not accepted.

The party leader withdrew his additional statement when it was clear it could not be agreed upon and instead, after a discussion that overran its allotted time by several hours, the national executive committee (NEC) approved the release of brief remarks emphasising freedom of expression on Israel and the rights of Palestinians.

Related: Antisemitism: Labour’s tussle with definition

Two steps forward and one step back. Why dilute the welcome adoption IN FULL of the #IHRA definition of #Antisemitism with an unnecessary qualification?

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