Israel Condemnation Of Jeremy Cobryn Wreath Laying

Posted on August 14, 2018

Benjamin Netanyahu said Mr Corbyn deserved “unequivocal condemnation” for laying a wreath on the grave of one of those behind the atrocity. Mr Corbyn said Mr Netanyahu’s claims about his “actions… are false”. The Labour leader said he had attended the event in Tunis in 2014 as part of a wider event about the search for peace. Mr Netanyahu made the comments after the Daily Mail said Mr Corbyn was pictured with a wreath near memorials of the group behind the attack. He also accused Mr Corbyn of comparing Israel to the Nazis – but a Labour statement reiterated a previous denial of that claim.  In response to the newspaper story, the Labour leader said that while at a conference, he had attended a memorial for victims of the bombing of Palestine Liberation Organisation headquarters by Israel in 1985. Marie van der Zyl, the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said Mr Corbyn “needs to recognise he can’t cavort with terrorists”. She called on him to apologise to the widows and children of those killed in the Munich terror attack.

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