'Offensive' Jewish remarks AM Jenny Rathbone re-admitted to party group

Category : UK News
Updated On : January 10, 2019 02:45 AM
By Indian Times Daily

A Labour AM accused of anti-Semitism has been allowed back into the party's group in the assembly while an investigation continues. Jenny Rathbone was suspended after suggesting the security fears of Jewish people at a Cardiff synagogue could be "in their own heads". The decision to re-admit her was taken last year despite objections from some party AMs. Ms Rathbone had previously apologised for the comments.

UK Labour said her comments were still under investigation. In a recording, obtained by the Jewish Chronicle, of a meeting in her constituency in 2017 the Cardiff Central AM was asked about increased security measures at the synagogue.

She had said: "The fact that the Jewish synagogue in Cyncoed is, is become one of these, you know, fortress is really uncomfortable. "How much of it is for real and how much of it is in their own heads is really hard for an outsider to judge, but I think siege mentalities are also part of it."

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