Long festering charges of anti-Semitism hit Labour’s Corbyn

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GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The long-festering issue of anti-Semitism in Labour Party ranks is coming back to haunt Jeremy Corbyn in the first days of his election campaign to unseat Prime Minister Boris Johnson and take up residence at 10 Downing Street. Corbyn's bid for Britain's top job was sidetracked Thursday by renewed claims that he is not fit to be prime minister because of his perceived tolerance of anti-Semitic attitudes, an allegation Corbyn strongly denied. The criticism came from a former member of the Labour Party's inner circle who took the extraordinary step of urging British voters to choose Johnson, and from an influential Jewish newspaper that urged Britons to shun Corbyn in the country's Dec. 12 general election. Ian Austin, a close aide to Gordo
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