In response to the Labour Party appointing Heather Mendick as a liaison to the Jewish community, JLC Chair Jonathan Goldstein said:
“It is beyond parody that the Labour Party has hired JVL’s Heather Mendick to attempt to build the relationship with the Jewish community.
“From her dismissal of the IHRA definition of antisemitism, to her support for Chris Williamson, to her accusation that antisemitism was being “weaponised against the Left”, makes her appointment pitiful.
“When we met with Jeremy Corbyn last year we made it perfectly clear what was needed to rebuild trust. He has proven that he is incapable of doing those things. This is a sinister move and we will not be engaging with Ms Mendick.”