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Corbyn apologises for 'hurt' caused by anti-Semitism in Labour

Jeremy Corbyn is seeking an "urgent meeting" with Jewish leaders to discuss their concerns about the rise of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

Jewish groups have accused the Labour leader of not doing enough to tackle it and in a strongly-worded open letter told him "enough is enough".
Protesters have gathered outside Parliament demanding action.
MP Luciana Berger told the crowd anti-Semitism had become "more commonplace, conspicuous and corrosive".
And her colleague Wes Streeting said the time was over for "mealy-mouthed words" from Mr Corbyn and action was needed to drain the "cesspit" of anti-Semitism.
Mr Corbyn repeated his apology to Jewish people in a letter to Jewish leaders ahead of the protest.
In it, he says: "I recognise that anti-Semitism has surfaced within the Labour Party, and has too often been dismissed as simply a matter of a few bad apples.
"This has caused pain and hurt to Jewish members of our party and to the wider Jewish community in Britain. I am sincerely sorry for the pain which has been caused, and pledge to redouble my efforts to bring this anxiety to an end."

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