Israeli lawmaker: Corbyn is an anti-semite and a racist

December 10, 2019 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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Member of Knesset (MK) Yair Lapid accused the United Kingdom’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of being an anti-Semite and racist, just days before he is up for election in the Kingdom.

MK Yair Lapid of Blue and White party, speaks at the assembly concluding the election campaign of Blue and White party for the 22nd Knesset. The assembly takes place in the Urban Garden hall in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv, Sep 15, 2019. Photo by Kobi Richter/TPS

“Usually you’re not supposed to interfere with elections in other countries but in this case, I’ll make an exception,” Lapid told some 25 parliamentarians from around the world at the Chairman’s Conference of the Israel Allies Foundation on Monday.

“Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite. The experts on antisemitism are Jews, we can tell an Anti-Semite when we see one. This isn’t even a new form of antisemitism. This is old school, plain antisemitism, just using new excuses,” he stated.

He cautioned that “everyone should take this into account going into the voting booth because racists are racists and Jeremy Corbyn is a racist.”

The majority of the UK’s Jews have stated in a recent poll that they will seriously consider leaving the country if Corbyn is elected prime minister.

However, the latest polls show that his rival, Conservative leader Boris Johnson, has a 14-point lead over Corbyn and is enjoying the support of 45% of the voters.

The international delegation Lapid addressed includes Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza, Population Minister of Estonia Riina Solman, US Congressman Alan Clemmons from South Carolina, a Foreign Affairs Committee member from Macedonia, outgoing Romanian Minister of Defense Gabriel-Beniamin Leș, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs from Croatia and Guatemala’s President-Elect Alejandro Giammattei.

Israel Allies Caucuses worldwide focus on legislation against antisemitism, anti-Zionism and the de-legitimization of Israel.

The Israel Allies Foundation, which was established in 2007, is the umbrella organization overseeing the activity of more than 40 pro-Israel parliamentary caucuses around the world.

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