Jeremy Corbyn’s speech was a missed opportunity to address antisemitism

Responding to Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the Labour Party Conference, Board of Deputies Chief Executive Gillian Merron said: “After disgraceful anti-Jewish incidents at the conference, and the opportunity provided by Labour’s adoption of more specific rules on antisemitism, Jeremy Corbyn’s speech was a missed opportunity to address specifically the issue of antisemitism. It was also troubling that Jeremy Corbyn made reference to what he called the ‘oppression of the Palestinian people’ without mentioning terrorist attacks, like the recent cold blooded murder of three Israelis.”

Keep Informed

Sign up for our weekly briefing, delivered to your inbox every Thursday, giving you up to date news on events and activists of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, as well as the activities of member organisations and partners. 
Subscribe to Community Briefing


The Board of Deputies relies on the generous support of the Jewish community through individual contributions and donations. Help us be the voice of the British Jewish community by donating today. All funds received go to our core charitable mission.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews
tel: +44 (0)20 7543 5400

Registered Office
2nd Floor
55 Ludgate Hill

Press Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7543 5437
mobile: +44 (0)7957 962 080

Join Us

Is your synagogue or organisation thinking of joining the Board of Deputies?

Contact: for further information about what is involved, the election timetable and procedures.

Charitable activities with which the Board are identified are funded by The Board of Deputies Charitable Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1058107), a company limited by guarantee and registered in England (No. 3239086). © Board of Deputies of British Jews, 2023.