Shocked! Jeremy Corbyn Declines Invite to Balfour Declaration Event
File this under No Sh*t Sherlock:
Jonathan Goldstein, chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council, said today it was “deeply unfortunate” Mr Corbyn was not going to the event.
“I do think it will not have been amiss for Mr Corbyn to understand that the Jewish community will have taken great heart and great comfort for seeing him attend such an event because it recognises the right of Israel to exist,” Mr Goldstein said.
He noted Mr Corbyn had also not attended a reception for Labour Friends of Israel during the party conference last month.
Apparently, this was Corbyn’s reaction when receiving the invite:
Some events Corbyn has attended:
- A ceremony in Tunisia honoring one of Munich massacre terrorists
- Al Quds Day terror rally
- Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) founder Dr. Hatam Bazian‘s book signing in London