Jeremy Corbyn’s antisemite crisis worsens as a shocking dossier brings his past back to haunt him
Jeremy Corbyn sinks deeper into the antisemitism crisis as we reveal a damning diary of his meetings with hate preachers and other racists.
The Labour leader is now in danger of being overwhelmed by allegations spanning two decades.
His past has come back to haunt him in the shape of our 16-year dossier, which you can read about below.
Mr Corbyn’s woes had already deepened when pictures surfaced of him standing near the graves of terrorists who murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
He insisted he was at a service for Palestinian “martyrs” on a visit to Tunisia in 2014.
But he was pictured holding a giant wreath just feet from the burial plot of Black September members behind the massacre.
In other photos, he is seen close to the grave of Atef Bseiso, the former Palestine Liberation Organisation intelligence chief also linked to the slaughter.
A video also surfaced on Saturday showing him apparently making a direct link between the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Nazi occupation of Europe.
Our dossier includes him writing to defend a vicar who suggested the 9/11 Twin Towers attack was an inside job by Jews.
Mr Corbyn also invited Hamas and Hezbollah to Parliament and called them his “friends”.
Labour Friends of Israel director Jennifer Gerber said on Saturday night: “This pattern of behaviour, associating with terrorists, antisemites and Israel-haters, is truly appalling.
“It shows yet again that, despite his claims to be promoting peace, Mr Corbyn has repeatedly shared the company of apologists for those who hate and murder Jews.”
Tory MP Andrew Percy said: “He clearly cannot claim to be entirely against this form of racism and is not fit to hold the office of Prime Minister.”
Labour on Saturday said it had responded to the events when details were first made public.
A spokesman declared it to be a “mishmash of old allegations” in an attempt to smear him. He added: “Jeremy has campaigned for peace and justice in the Middle East all his political life.”
Corbyn’s diary of hate
MAY 2002: ISRAEL DEMO
Spoke at anti-Israel demo attended by ex-terrorists, Hezbollah supporters plus members of the now banned Al-Muhajiroun.
Some chanted “Scud, scud Israel”, in reference to the missiles, reports at the time say.
MAY 2002: BOYCOTT CALL
Shared a platform with antisemite and convicted terrorist Leila Kahled at a pro-Palestine demo in London. Mr Corbyn called for a full trade boycott of Israel, while Khaled was quoted as claiming Zionism had “exceeded Nazism”.
2009: FANATICS’ FRIEND
Described terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah as “friends” at a meeting in Parliament. In 2016, he told MPs he now regretted using the word.
APRIL 2009: HAMAS AIM
Called for Hamas to be removed from UK’s list of banned terror groups.
2009: HOLOCAUST SHAME
Shared a platform with Holocaust denier Dyab Abou Jahjah, who has been quoted describing gay people as “Aids-spreading faggots” and denying the Nazi use of gas to slaughter Jews.
JAN 2010: NAZI CLAIMS
Hosted event in Parliament comparing Israel to Nazis on Holocaust Memorial Day. Protesters claim he asked police to remove them from the meeting called “Never Again for Anyone — Auschwitz to Gaza.”
2011: JEWISH STATE SLUR
Questioned Israel’s right to exist in an attack on media bias.
2011: INVITE OUTRAGE
Invited hate preacher Raed Salah into Parliament. Jailed for racial incitement, Salah has suggested Israel carried out the 9/11 attacks.
2012: HATE PREACHER PAL
Described Salah as “a very honoured citizen” whose “voice must be heard”.
The Labour leader has described hate preacher Raed Salah as a ‘very honoured citizen’2012: GRAFFITI BACKER
Defended a graffiti artist whose mural showed several apparently Jewish bankers playing Monopoly on a table resting on the bowed naked backs of several workers.
2012: ‘GUILT’ OUTBURSTBacked disgraced pro-Palestinian politician Baroness Jenny Tonge as she was heckled at an event for claiming “Holocaust guilt” was used to stop criticism of Israel.
2013: DENIER SUPPORT
Holocaust denier Paul Eisen says Corbyn attended every event held by his group Deir Yassin Remembered, which mainstream Palestinian activists see as existing to generate antisemitic conspiracy theories.
FEB 2013: BOMBERS BID
It was revealed he had spent a decade campaigning for two prisoners convicted over a 1996 car bombing of Israel’s London embassy and a Jewish charity building. The convictions were upheld by the Appeal Court and European Court of Human Rights.
FEB 2015: 9/11 LETTER
Wrote a letter of support for a vicar who suggested Israel was to blame for the 9/11 Twin Towers attack. Rev Stephen Sizer used his internet accounts to spread ideas which were “clearly antisemitic”, the Church of England said.
JULY 2016: JIHADIST JIBE
Compared Israel to IS jihadists at the launch of a report into antisemitism in the Labour Party.
APRIL 2018: JEWDAS MEAL
Attends a controversial Passover meal alongside members of the radical anti-Israel group Jewdas.
JAN 2018: BIRTHDAY BASH
Attends birthday party of friend David Rosenberg, who accused Jewish Labour MPDame Margaret Hodge of using her family’s Holocaust experience as a “weapon” in her battle with the Labour leader.
AUGUST 2018: SNEAKY
After days of silence on antisemitism row, he speaks out during Jewish day of prayer when most community leaders were unavailable for comment.