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London Mayor Sadiq Khan joins Jewish Labour movement

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Sadiq Khan attends the press preview of "Harry Potter & The Cursed Child" at Palace Theatre on July 30, 2016 in London, England. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a two-part West End stage play written by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by Thorne, J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

The Muslim mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, joined the Jewish Labour Movement as an associate member in solidarity with British Jews.

In a statement last week, Khan called on his colleagues in the Labour Party to follow suit and said he took the action to demonstrate “support and appreciation” for British Jews.

“There’s no question, in my mind, that the Labour Party has been far too slow at stamping out appalling antisemitism by some party members and supporters,” Khan said.

Khan has spoken out against antisemitism in the party in recent years, and condemned the party’s lack of action, according to the London-based Jewish Chronicle.

“I know it’s been an extremely difficult time for members of the Jewish Labour Movement. Like me, the vast majority of those within the party are devastated by how let down the Jewish community and Jewish Labour members are feeling,” Kahn said. “That’s why it’s so important that we come together across the Labour movement to do whatever we can to make Jewish people feel at home in our party once again.”