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Jewish group secretary branded an anti-semite

LABOUR Party officials have suspended a leading Jewish member for alleged anti-semitic remarks.

The allegations, from an unnamed source, have been levelled against Glyn Secker, secretary of Jewish Voices for Labour (JVL).

He was notified of the suspension by the party’s head of disputes Sam Mathews.

The JVL, which is supporting Mr Secker, said: “This is an absurd, politically motivated attack on our secretary and our organisation. We call on our supporters to move motions of censure in their branches and CLPs.

"To use allegations of anti-semitism in this way is an abuse of power, and a degrading of the seriousness of actual anti-semitism and other forms of racism.

“While anti-semitism is monstrous — and, like all forms of racism, should be vigorously dealt with — false accusations of anti-semitism are monstrous too. We call for the immediate lifting of these charges.”

Mr Secker, who strongly denies the allegation, has criticised Israel’s government.

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