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    Labor Party Donor Exits Amid Anti-Semitic Scandal, Twitter Says 'Bon Voyage'

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    The resignation comes amid allegations over rising anti-Semitism among the party’s ranks and escalating protests, organized by Jewish groups. Some party members have even been accused of denying the holocaust.

    Sir David Garrard, who is considered one of the largest donors to the Labor party, has announced he will leave its ranks due to the rampant anti-Semitism that allegedly plagues the party. Garrard donated roughly £1.5 million ($2.1 million as of today) before Corbyn became leader of the party.

    READ MORE: Jewish Labour Members: Anti-Semitism Claims Against Corbyn Based on Fabrications

    He claims that he "watched with dismay and foreboding" how the Labor party endorsed "acts of anti-Semitism." He also complained that the party had failed to expel those involved in the "grossest derogatory fantasies about Jewish/Zionist conspiracies."

    Twitter users, however, didn't shed any tears over his departure, noting that he wouldn't be remembered for his good deeds, but rather for his missteps.

    READ MORE: Corbyn Ally Christine Shawcroft Resigns Over Labour Party Anti-Semitism Scandal

    Protests broke out on March 26 as information surfaced that Labor party leader Jeremy Corbyn had purportedly spoken approvingly of an allegedly anti-Semitic mural back in 2012. His opponents also pointed out his inability to tackle anti-Semitism within the party. His supporters, on the other side of the aisle, are confident that these allegations are being orchestrated by Corbyn's enemies from inside and outside the Labor party in order to gain points using the scandal around him.


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