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Jewish Chronicle to pay damages over anti-Semitism libel

By Asa Winstanley | 21 February 2020

THE ELECTRONIC INFITADA — The Jewish Chronicle on Thursday apologized to a Labour activist for libeling her over “anti-Semitism.”

The UK newspaper admitted on its website it had published “allegations about Mrs Audrey White” which were “untrue.”

It said it had agreed to pay White a sum in damages plus her legal costs. …

Asked to comment on the amount of damages, she would only say it was a substantial sum. …

Lies about “Labour anti-Semitism”

White told The Electronic Intifada that the Independent Press Standards Organisation, the regulator, had told her it was their longest ever adjudication process with a newspaper.

She said she had fought the case not for herself but for the wider left, who have been constantly attacked over the last five years by unsubstantiated allegations of anti-Semitism. […]

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