British Labour Party Examining Hundreds Antisemitism Complaints
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn apologised for organising a debate eight years ago on Holocaust Day that compared Israel’s actions in occupied territories with the Holocaust.
The excuse comes at a time when accusations of anti-Semitism once again plague the opposition party.
Last week, driver Peter Willsman was discredited by a tirade in which he made opponents of Corbyn for “Jewish Trump fanatics”. Corbyn was present but did not intervene.
Corbyn’s mea culpa comes after the unveiling of The Times that he, as a member of the House of Commons, had booked a room of parliament for a debate entitled The Misuse of the Holocaust for Political Purposes.
Holocaust survivor Hajo Meyer compared Israel with the Third Reich, and Palestinian activist Haidar Eid said that “the world is wrong if it thinks Nazism had come to an end in 1945”.