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August 18, 2015 10:10 am

UK Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Anti-Israel Track Record

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UK Parliament. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

UK Parliament. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

British Jews are living in surreal times. We watched with dismay as the anti-Israel SNP won a landslide in Scotland at this May’s general election. Now anti-Israel Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn seems certain to become leader of the UK’s main opposition party, according to all the polls – and George Galloway is back on the airwaves of a national radio station.

And a Labour MP who heads up the All-Party ­Parliamentary Group Against Anti-Semitism is reportedly receiving anti-Semitic abuse from Corbyn supporters including tweets calling him “utter filth” and a “Zionist stooge.” John Mann isn’t even Jewish.

There’s no let up on Britain’s radio phone-in shows. A Corbyn supporter speaking on LBC Radio recently wanted to discuss the assassinations of Lord Moyne and Count Bernadotte and the blowing up of the King David Hotel, events carried out by Jews, but which took place in the 1940s.

And another caller described Corbyn as “refreshing.” This despite Corbyn’s unanswered questions, outlined by this week’s Jewish Chronicle, relating to Corbyn’s perceived support for Hamas and Hezbollah, for Holocaust denier Paul Eisen, for Reverend Stephen Sizer who has posted anti-Semitic links to Facebook, and for homophobic preacher Raed Salah who has been accused of the blood libel against Jews.

The Jewish Chronicle also questioned the banners at the Stop The War Coalition sponsored Al Quds Day rallies where Corbyn regularly speaks. Corbyn is also chair of the Stop The War Coalition. I have been to these racist rallies where Hezbollah flags are proudly waved and banners, which I have photographed, state: “Israel is a disease we are the cure” and “For world peace Israel must be destroyed,” “Israel your days are numbered,” “Death to Israel,” and “The world stopped Nazism and Apartheid the world must stop Zionism.”

At the 2012 rally Corbyn called for the demographic destruction of Israel by demanding that all Palestinians should be allowed to return to Israel. In the same year I filmed him at a Palestine Solidarity Campaign conference at which he said: “(The Palestinians) intend, expect and are determined and will have the right of return to the land they were driven from in the first place.”

And last week’s Daily Mail covered my report of a meeting Corbyn sponsored at Parliament, which I attended last year. While Max Blumenthal, the main speaker, was running late audience members were invited to the platform to speak. James Thring was one of those. Thring, amongst other things, likes to compare “Palestine” to Auschwitz and Dachau.

According to the Daily Mail Corbyn said of Thring: “From what I’ve recently discovered, he is not someone I would choose to have on a platform.”

One has to ask Corbyn why is Thring so objectionable to him but Hamas and Hezbollah, who he describes as “friends” and whose whole raison d’etre is to murder Jews, aren’t?

One also has to ask why does Corbyn wish to destroy Israel via the so-called Palestinian “right of return” which would mean the end of the only Jewish-majority state?

Like the JC, we won’t be holding our breath waiting for answers.

Let’s just hope that with Labour and the SNP so gripped by anti-Israel hysteria that they don’t forget that they’re elected to represent Britons and not the Palestinians.

This article was originally cross-posted from UK Media Watch.

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  • It’s amazing how those who say they stand for freedom and democracy support the theocratic, autocratic regimes. They are the same people who supported the repressive Soviet regime. There is no logic in politics and hatred.

  • Ian

    Maybe its time to throw the “dual loyalty” allegation at British leaders who put the interests of Palestinians ahead of those of the British public?

  • marta mikey frid

    “…that they are elected to represent Britons and not Palestinians” Could someone please tell me how is the Palestinian cause different from the British cause, when it comes to Israel and the Jewish people?

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    Corbyn and his cronies are vermin of the lowest kind!

  • Anthony Dayton

    the last sentence may well turn out to be prophetic. Already the signs are evident for anyone who would care to look at them. So if GB gets rid of its Jewish population (for the third time ?) what will a government under Corbyn look like? Life under Hitler might have looked good to some Germans, but not for too long.

  • enufizenuf

    One can only hope that before England and France are completely controlled by the forces of islam, somebody has had the presence of mind to remove their nuclear stockpiles to the USA, assuming there still is a USA at that point.

  • Judith Benattar

    So true Richard, so true. These people really are caught up in a kind of hysteria – anti-Israel/anti-Jewish – call it by either name – it is obvious at this point that it is the same thing – and yes, you comically have pointed out that somewhere along the way, they forgot what they are in office to do, and for whom…

  • Ephraim

    The only way to remind them of this is to vote them out. I am not holding my breath.

  • Fred

    What has changed in the UK. One has to be blind not to see anti democratic far left extremist hoisting the banners for Arabs extremism. The Labour party that embraces the would be destroyers should read about Hitler’s Labour party. UK seem to slide into dark corners, intimidated by Islamist lakeys such as Corbyn & Co.

  • Eric R.

    It’s actually pretty sad when the leader of the UK (Cameron) supports Israel more than a US President. That actually says more about Obama than it does Cameron, whose support is lukewarm compared to most American politicians.

  • Eric R.

    Actually, when it comes to frothing, psychotic, Nazi Jew-hatred, Labour is just catching up to the Liberal Democrats.

    Who needs Nick Griffin and the BNP when you have not one, but two major parties that outdo even his hatred of Jews?