JLC CEO Calls for apology from Sir Gerald Kaufman

Simon Johnson, the chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council called today for an apology from Sir Gerald Kaufman for disgraceful remarks made at a meeting of the Palestine Return Centre.

“For the Father of the House to make comments that refer to all the old-fashioned anti-Semitic tropes is nothing short of disgraceful,” he said. “I am personally offended that an MP representing the city where I was born should articulate such views as this. Sir Gerald owes the Jewish community a significant apology.”

Asked whether the Commons or the Labour Party should take action against Kaufman, Johnson said: “He holds the title ‘Father of the House,’ therefore this should be a matter for the whole House.”