Netanyahu reprimands Corbyn for honouring terrorists; Corbyn then accuses Israel of killing ‘dozens of children’

British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the National Transport Design Centre in Coventry, England, Feb. 26, 2018. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)
British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the National Transport Design Centre in Coventry, England, Feb. 26, 2018. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the National Transport Design Centre in Coventry, England, Feb. 26, 2018. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

(JTA) – British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn issued a scathing critique of Israel after being publicly reprimanded by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his apparent participation in a commemoration ceremony in memory of members of the Black September terrorist organization who took part in the 1972 massacre of 11 Israelis during the Munich Olympics.

Pictures of the event, which seemed to show Corbyn laying a wreath near the terrorists’ graves in a Tunisian cemetery four years ago, were published in the Daily Mail last Friday and immediately led to a political firestorm. [Read more…]

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Paper claims photos show Jeremy Corbyn honouring Munich massacre terrorists

Jeremy Corbyn at a Labour event in Stretford, England, March 22, 2018. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Jeremy Corbyn at a Labour event in Stretford, England, March 22, 2018. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

(JTA) – A newspaper published photos of British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn holding a wreath in a Tunisian cemetery, saying it was near the graves of Black September terrorists who in 1972 killed 11 Israeli athletes during the Munich Olympics.

The pictures published in the Daily Mail on Friday were reportedly taken in 2014. Corbyn, a far-left politician, was elected in 2015 to lead Britain’s Labour party amid allegations that he is encouraging anti-Semitism in its ranks. [Read more…]

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Jeremy Corbyn again acknowledges anti-Semitism in Labour Party, this time in a video

Jeremy Corbyn at a Labour event in Stretford, England, March 22, 2018. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Jeremy Corbyn at a Labour event in Stretford, England, March 22, 2018. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

(JTA) – British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn acknowledged that anti-Semitism has surfaced in the party and sincerely apologized for “the hurt that has been caused to many Jewish people.”

Corbyn made the statements in a three-minute video posted on social media on Sunday. [Read more…]

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Jeremy Corbyn says he respects Jewish affection for Israel

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves the stage after delivering an address at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 24, 2018. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves the stage after delivering an address at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 24, 2018. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

(JTA) – Jeremy Corbyn said he respects the affinity that many Jews feel for Israel and appealed to critics to resolve differences over his Labour Party’s policy on anti-Semitism that has drawn fire.

Critics of the policy say it downplays hostility to Jews expressed as criticism of Israel. [Read more…]

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Jeremy Corbyn apologizes for hosting event comparing Israel in Gaza to Nazi treatment of Jews

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves the stage after delivering an address at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 24, 2018. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves the stage after delivering an address at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 24, 2018. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

(JTA) – Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party, which is under fire for harbouring anti-Semites among its members, apologized for hosting a 2010 event in parliament on Holocaust Memorial Day where speakers compared Israel’s treatment of Gaza to the Nazis’ treatment of Jews.

The event, which was covered at the time by the London-based Jewish Chronicle, was reported on Tuesday by the major British daily newspaper The Times. [Read more…]

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British town councillor suspended by Labour Party admits saying Jews drink blood

(JTA) – A British town councillor suspended from the Labour Party for sharing a post on Facebook that said it is a Jewish ritual to drink blood admitted to publishing the articles after initially denying it.

Damien Enticott, a councillor in Bognor Regis, a town on England’s southern coast, told the Jewish Chronicle last week that he had not published the post. Enticott said he lives in a shared house and has a computer that does not have passwords, suggesting that someone else made the post in his name. [Read more…]

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British Labour Party looking into 250 complaints of anti-Semitic abuse

Jeremy Corbyn at a Labour event in Stretford, England, March 22, 2018. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has referred to terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah as “friends,” at a Labour event in Stretford, England, March 22, 2018. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

(JTA) – The British Labour Party is investigating more than 250 complaints of anti-Semitic abuse.

The Jewish Labour Movement turned over the complaints to the party, many of them appearing on social media and related to Margaret Hodge. [Read more…]

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Councilwoman for Scottish Labour Party accuses three British newspapers of working for the Mossad

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(JTA) – A councilwoman for the Scottish Labour Party accused three British Jewish newspapers of working on behalf of the Mossad after they posted a joint front page article warning that anti-Semitism had eroded the Labour party and posed an “existential” threat to British Jewry.

“If the purpose is to generate opposition to anti-Semitism, it has backfired spectacularly. If it is to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Leader, it is unlikely to succeed, and is a shameless piece of cynical opportunism.

“And if it is a Mossad assisted campaign to prevent the election of a Labour government pledged to recognize Palestine as a state, it is unacceptable interference in the democracy of Britain,” Mary Bain Lockhart wrote on Facebook. [Read more…]

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Britain’s Labour Party suspends town councillor for Facebook post saying Jews drink blood

(JTA) – Britain’s Labour Party suspended a town councillor for sharing a post saying that it is a Jewish ritual to drink blood.

The post appeared Friday on the Facebook page of Damien Enticott, a councillor in Bognor Regis, a town on England’s southern coast. He removed the post and told the Jewish Chronicle that he had not posted it, and that he lived in a shared house and has a computer that does not have passwords. [Read more…]

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