British TV personality Rachel Riley called for stronger efforts to combat antisemitism in a speech on Tuesday at the UK Parliament.
Speaking at a reception hosted by the Holocaust Education Trust, Riley, whose mother is Jewish, said, “This needs a bigger spotlight. This should be a national scandal. We need action rather than words. I call on all people, the media and politicians from every side to stand with us and be louder against antisemitism. Enough is enough.”
The 33-year-old co-host of the British television game show “Countdown” has been the target of antisemitic attacks on social media since speaking out against Jew hatred in the UK’s Labour Party in September.
In her speech on Tuesday, the Oxford University graduate explained that she had researched the Holocaust to be able to fight the haters and spent six hours on Christmas Day watching educational videos on the history of antisemitism and the Holocaust.