Ex-Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020, he has been reinstated to the United Kingdom opposition party after a three-week suspension - a decision that touched off fury from Jewish leaders angry about anti-Semitism in Labour that flourished during his tenure.
Board of Deputies of British Jews president Marie van der Zyl called on Labour to reject Mr Corbyn's "pathetic non-apology".
This comes as it has been suggested that Labor's NEC Dispute Committee may meet to review Mr Corbyn's suspension.
A panel met to discuss his case, looking at recommendations from party officials of how to go forward.
The Islington North MP was suspended from the party after 54 years of membership and almost five years as Labour leader.
The Labour leader tried to walk a tightrope on Brexit in the run-up to the snap December 2019 general election, insisting he would seek new terms on European Union membership, but refusing to say which option he would back in a subsequent referendum.
Labour declined to comment on whether Mr Corbyn's case was being heard on Tuesday, with a spokeswoman saying the party could not give "a running commentary on an individual case".
The party-affiliated organisation has criticised the decision on the basis that it was "expedited" by the party and taken by a "factionally-aligned political committee".
Mr Corbyn said he was pleased to have been readmitted, but while the move will heal splits within some fringes of the party, it will reignite tensions in others.
The former opposition leader said he was "pleased" to have been reinstated in the party and thanked "members, trade unionists and all who have offered solidarity".
Jeremy Corbyn was suspended from Labor
He said the report's release "should have been a moment for the Labour Party to come together in a determination to address the shortcomings of the past and work as one to root out anti-Semitism in our own ranks and wider society". And that was not my intention in anything I said this week.
"To be clear, concerns about antisemitism are neither "exaggerated" nor "overstated", he wrote.
Newly-elected National Executive Committee member Gemma Bolton, who was backed by left wing group Momentum, has been placed under investigation by the party for tweeting in 2018: "If I run the risk of getting suspended for calling Israel an apartheid state then so be it. Suspend me".
A Labour spokesman said Mr Corbyn had been suspended "for a failure to retract" his words.
Labour has been plagued by allegations of anti-Jewish racism by some of its supporters since 2016, mostly on social media.
The report by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) found the party, under his leadership was "responsible for unlawful acts" of anti-Semitic discrimination and harassment.
Mr Corbyn said he supported the current leadership's acceptance of the EHRC report in full.
But Labour said it was his reaction to the report that led to his suspension, rather its findings.
The Jewish Labour Movement has described the decision to lift the suspension as "extraordinary" and said the move would "embolden those who agreed with him" when he "downplayed the reality of antisemitism in the Labour Party".
But his allies in the Commons, including former shadow chancellor John McDonnell, called for the decision to be reversed.