Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn called for Britain to reject Israel’s existence on a march where crowds waved Hitler posters and chanted “jihad”, in 2002 according to a report by The Sun newspaper this week.
Mr Corbyn demanded that Israel be cut off by the “the rest of the world” with “no recognition and no support” in an incendiary speech at the 2002 march.
The Sun report reveals that Jeremy Corbyn addressed a crowd in Trafalgar Square where Star of David flags were burned and an angry mob brandished Nazi swastikas and pictures of Hitler. The BBC reported at the time that the crowd had chanted “Jihad” and burned flags — but the protest organisers later tried to distance themselves from this.In a speech reported by the news agency Reuters in 2002, Corbyn declared: “We must now say to the rest of the world, no arms, no money, no recognition and no support for Israel”.
CFI Parliamentary Chairman, Rt. Hon. Sir Eric Pickles MP said the revelations showed that “Labour’s problem with anti-Semitism runs deep”.
He told The Sun: “They currently have a leader who is happy to endorse terrorists and adopts the most extreme position in regard to the only working democracy in the Middle East and our ally”.
Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden said: “While Labour’s sister party in Israel is considering breaking off all ties because of its anti-Semitism problem, Jeremy Corbyn is attracting plaudits from Hamas for the way he has dealt with it.”
Mr Corbyn’s spokesman refused to comment on “historic matters”, but Labour sources insisted that he supported a two state solution in the Middle East and recognised Israel.