Following their comprehensive defeat at the general election earlier in May the UK’s Labour party is now trying to select a new leader. The front runner is a Mr Jeremy Corbyn. You may remember the anti Israel Liberal party was almost destroyed in that election: and now it seems the Labour party is rushing to top them in the anti-Israel stakes by electing this guy.
From the blog Guido Fawkes (a very influential political blog with hoards of inside sources):
Jeremy Corbyn has run the risk of appearing to shun the Jewish community by pulling out of an interview with the Jewish Chronicle, Britain’s most widely read Jewish newspaper.
Guido understands that Corbyn’s people approached the JC offering them a clear-the-air interview, realising he was not exactly JC readers’ number one choice given his ‘friendship‘ with Hamas and his support for the anti-Semitic Islamist Raed Salah.
The JC agreed, proposing that Corbyn be interviewed by Oliver Kamm, the neo-Con Times journalist, a Labour supporter but a friend of Israel. Upon being told Kamm would conduct the interview, Corbyn’s team informed the JC he was no longer interested in speaking to them.
Next week’s Labour Friends of Israel hustings, which Corbyn is attending and which is co-hosted by the JC, will certainly be punchy…
The link from ‘friendship‘ with Hamas leads to this video:
As Guido adds:
Read more about Corbyn’s links to various terror organisations here. Explosive…
Good luck to the Labour Friends of Israel if your party chooses this chap.