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Margaret Hodge: A Jew has lodged a complain of anti-Semitism against her.

Margaret Hodge, a leading figure in the Labour anti-Semitism witch-hunt, has been accused of having a history of anti-Semitism herself – and the media are silent.

Shraga Stern has submitted a complaint including a long list of incidents dating from the Dame’s time as leader of Islington Council that he claims show a negative attitude to Orthodox Jews.

He has taken this step after the MP took a photograph of him meeting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and tweeted that he was an anti-LGBT campaigner who does not represent mainstream Jewish groups.

Mr Stern says the claim that he is anti-LGBT rights arises from the fact that he wants Orthodox Jewish communities to be able to continue to teach sex education to their children at home, in accordance with their tradition.

And he said he was offended at her description of him as a “second-class Jew”.

His complaint to the Labour Party states: “I am very offended being in the Labour Party since 2015 and this being my first antisemitic attack in broad daylight.

“This is pure religious antisemitism against me my religion and my Rabbis.”

In a letter notifying the MP of his complaint, he asked: “Is it ok, to be hurt and assaulted simply for living in the UK as a Charedi Jew?

“Is it ok for a party member to suffer from stress due to antisemitic assaults for being a Charedi Jews?

“Is it ok for a member of Parliament to assault a fellow Jew just for the reason that his external appearances are different?”

He stated: “The evidence proves that the intention of this attack was for maintaining Jewish traditions.”

This is an important complaint for two reasons.

Firstly, it will test Labour’s disputes team, who historically defend party representatives like Margaret Hodge against any and all complaints against them.

Will Labour officers try to sweep this alleged anti-Semitic attack – apparently the latest in a series going back decades – under the carpet like all the others?

Secondly, it demonstrates the partisan nature of the mass news media, in that this has not been reported widely in the national press. Why not?

Instead, one has to look to the social media for leadership on this matter. Consider:

Quite right: “The mainstream media have proven they don’t really care about racism. It’s just a weapon to smear their opponents.

“Absolutely disgusting.”

Source: Hodge subject of formal antisemitism complaint by Orthodox Jewish Labour member | The SKWAWKBOX

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