UK Labour Chief Corbyn Faces Fresh Criticism Over Antisemitism After Photos Reveal Him Laying Wreath at Memorial for Palestinian Terrorists
UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn — longed dogged by antisemitism accusations — is facing a fresh round of criticism and calls for his resignation following the publication this weekend of photos of him laying a wreath at a memorial in Tunisia for Palestinian terrorists who perpetrated the 1972 Munich Massacre.
“If this was the leader of any other major political party, he or she would be gone by now,” Home Secretary Sajid Javid — of the ruling Conservative Party — tweeted in response to the Daily Mail report.
If this was the leader of any other major political party, he or she would be gone by now https://t.co/q1oa07Rngd
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) August 12, 2018
Jewish Leadership Council Chairman Jonathan Goldstein called Corbyn’s action “despicable,” The Jewish Chronicle reported.
“It is reprehensible that the man who wishes to be our prime minister honored ruthless terrorists who committed an act described by the late King Hussein of Jordan as ‘a savage crime against humanity,’” Goldstein was quoted as saying. “This man is not fit to be a member of parliament, let alone a national leader. He has spent his entire political career cavorting with conspiracy theorists, terrorists and revolutionaries who seek to undo all the good for which our ancestors have given their lives.”
“In so many ways, ‘Enough is Enough,’” Goldstein concluded.
This is not the first time Corbyn’s Tunisia 2014 visit has been put under a spotlight. Last year, as reported by The Algemeiner, top UK Jewish officials expressed concern over a Sunday Times report that Jeremy Corbyn took part in an event at a Tunisian cemetery during which dead Palestinian terrorists were honored.
In July of this year, three British Jewish newspapers, after a spate of new antisemitism scandals linked to Corbyn, said that there would be an “existential threat to Jewish life in this country” if the Labour leader became prime minister.