A group of prominent Jewish writers and artists expressed their "dismay and disgust" at Labor's handling of the anti-Semitism crisis that overwhelmed the party.
The letter – signed by Howard Jacobson, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Sir Simon Schama, Neil Blair, Tracy Ann Oberman and Rabbi Julia Neuberger – states that anti-Semitism has been "protected, sanctioned and propagated by the ruling faction".
The group argues that the survey on the work done by the Commission for Equality and Human Rights regarding the handling of antisemitism complaints within the party has shamed the party Labor in the same way as the British National Party, which had been the subject of a similar survey in 2010.
"The very fact that Labor, like the BNP before it, is subject to a statutory investigation by the Commission for Equality and Human Rights for Racism is not a matter of management, but a taint of international and historical shame, "reads the letter. "It's clear that it's not just a question of [Labour leader] Jeremy Corbyn, but the pernicious worldview of a faction that – temporarily, hopefully – has taken control of the Labor Party.
"The trust between Corbyn's Labor Party and most Jews in Britain seems to be irretrievably broken."
The letter comes after Wednesday Panorama The program alleged that high-ranking party members were interfering in the complaint process for allegations of anti-Semitism. This included allegations that officials of the Secretary General of Labor, Jennie Formby, interfered in disciplinary proceedings by canceling and demoting anti-Semitism suspensions of party members.
However, the Labor Party denied these accusations and declared that it was taking decisive action against anti-Semitism. He says that since Formby became general secretary, the number of cases of antisemitism treated has more than quadrupled. He described anti-Semitism as a "form of disgusting racism".
Eight former Labor employees participated in the program, including former conflict leader Sam Matthews.
Matthews said that he was considering killing himself because of working conditions under the leadership of the party. Labor officially responded to the program by saying that the whistleblowers were not truthful and that they "had a political objective to settle".
The letter published today indicated that the Labor Party's response to the whistleblowers went against the Labor Party tradition. "Whistleblowers would be heroes for any other Labor Party; to this Labor Party, they are traitors, "we read. "After Panorama, damage limitation should not be the first priority of the work.
"Drain antisemitism that is like a puddle of poison in the party's soul."
Heavy work criticized the program in a statement yesterday, saying that she "had no political balance between the respondents, had invented quotes and modified emails to change the meaning." The statement added: "The program has completely failed to interview balanced interlocutors able to provide a more comprehensive view of unilateral political views on this important issue."
Formby said she was "very worried" to hear about the plight of some former staff members, adding that she had not been informed of these problems at the time. ;time.
It is expected that more than 30 whistleblowers, including current union staff, will submit evidence to the EHRC's anti-Semitism investigation.