Two Labour MPs also broke ranks to show their support for the MP Liverpool Wavertree, who is a fierce critic of anti-Semitism.
MP for Newcastle North Catherine McKinnell said she was ‘standing right with’ Berger and MP for Sedgefield Phil Wilson tweeted ‘Right beside you’.
Berger wrote on Twitter in response to the footage: ‘The video released today of the leader of @UKLabour making inexcusable comments – defended by a party spokesman – makes me as a proud British Jew feel unwelcome in my own party. I’ve lived in Britain all my life and I don’t need any lessons in history/irony.’
Jewish families ‘ready to leave the UK’
Jewish families are considering quitting the UK if Jeremy Corbyn becomes PM, senior figures warned today.
Former Tory chairman Andrew Feldman said people were reluctantly making ‘contingency plans’.
Writing in the Evening Standard, Lord Feldman, who is Jewish, said: ‘Mr Corbyn, I want you to know that many Jewish people in the United Kingdom are seriously contemplating their future here in the event of you becoming prime minister.
‘This is because they can see that Labour, a party with a proud tradition of tolerance and inclusiveness, is now a hotbed of feelings against Israel and therefore the Jewish people.
‘Quietly, discreetly and extremely reluctantly they are making their contingency plans. And this would be a tragedy.’
Her post attracted thousands of comments, with many aggressively telling her to leave the party.
‘Resign then.. good riddance if you do.. see yer,’ wrote one person. Another said: ‘Oh stop with this emotive BS woman’.