JEREMY Corbyn has been drawn into a fresh anti-Semitism row for going on a protest march that likened Israel to Nazi Germany.
Footage emerged of the Labour leader at the rally where vile signs and posters accused the Jewish state of following in Hitler’s footsteps.
One banner turned the Star of David into a swastika while another showed leading Israeli figures next to senior Nazis with the message: “History repeats itself – stop the genocide”.
The Palestinian territory of Gaza was called a “concentration camp” and Israel was accused of being “thirsty for blood” and “child killers”.
Mr Corbyn, then a backbench MP, even gave a speech at the 2009 event in Birmingham that was branded an “anti-Semitic hate rally” by a Twitter user known as The Golem who found the pictures.
It will revive allegations that anti-Semitism has become rife in Labour since Mr Corbyn became leader.
Senior Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge told The Sun: “It’s appalling. You have got to question why Jeremy chooses to spend his time with people who have such a twisted world view and who are grossly anti-Semitic.”
He has previously called Islamist militant group Hamas “friends” and was condemned last year for saying British Zionists had “no sense of English irony”.
He also laid a wreath at the grave of one the terrorists behind the 1972 massacre of Israeli athletes, and backed the creator of a mural that portrayed caricatures of Jewish bankers playing Monopoly on the backs of workers.
EXCLUSIVE – In January 2009, @JeremyCorbyn attended an anti-Israel demo in Birmingham which was, for all intents and purposes, an antisemitic hate rally. Notably, he marched at the front of the demo behind an antisemitic banner that read “Gaza-21st Century Concentration Camp”… pic.twitter.com/CoDEkiejoM
— The Golem (@TheGolem_) July 31, 2019
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Labour Against Anti-Semitism said the images from the protest were “shocking”.
A Labour Party spokesman said: “Jeremy has a long and principled record of support for Palestinian rights and human rights, and that is the right thing to do.
“Like other politicians, he has attended many demonstrations, and is obviously not responsible for the banners that other people bring along.”
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JEREMY Corbyn has been drawn into a fresh anti-Semitism row for going on a protest march that likened Israel to Nazi Germany. Footage emerged of the Labour leader at the rally where vile signs and posters accused the Jewish state of following in Hitler’s footsteps. One banner turned the Star of David into a swastika […]Read More