Labour deletes Passover message featuring loaf of bread

Labour has deleted a Passover message on social media after it came under fire for featuring a loaf of bread.

The message read: “As Jewish people prepare for Passover, we’re wishing everyone in the Jewish community chag sameach #Passover.”

Leavened bread is not eaten during the Jewish holiday, and the inclusion of the image in an official tweet by Jeremy Corbyn’s party – alongside a Star of David and a goblet – led to a barrage of criticism.

A screengrab of Labour's tweet (PA)
A screengrab of Labour’s tweet (PA)

One Twitter user responded: “Astonishing (but sadly unsurprising) basic religious illiteracy from @UKLabour.”

Another said: “Is this a joke? You know we don’t eat bread during Pesach.”

And one wrote: “Got to laugh. @ukLabour trying to inclusive to Jews celebrating #Passover. The one thing observant Jews specifically avoid at passover is bread.”

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