Jeremy Corbyn is involved in a fresh row over antisemitism in the Labour party following the discovery of a 2013 speech in which he claimed that Zionists do not understand “English irony”. The Labour leader was speaking at a conference endorsed and advertised online by Hamas’ military wing and which featured speakers who had advocated boycotting[…]
Jeremy Corbyn’s past links with Hamas have come under intense scrutiny this week, as the fallout from Labour’s failure to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-semitism continues. On Monday, it was revealed that the Labour leader had chaired a panel at a conference in Doha in 2012 which was also attended[…]
LFI chair Joan Ryan MP welcomed the announcement of a new UK aid programme to support Palestinian economic development in Gaza and the West Bank. She said “the humanitarian situation for the people of Gaza is particularly desperate and deeply concerning, with electricity supplies highly restricted; water and sewage facilities under strain; and rising unemployment[…]
LFI chair Joan Ryan wrote this week to Jeremy Corbyn asking him to explain his apparent decision to honour the terrorists behind the Munich massacre during a 2014 visit to Tunisia. Ms Ryan also called upon the Labour leader to apologise to the bereaved families of the 11 Israeli athletes who were brutally murdered by the Palestinian[…]
LFI chair Joan Ryan MP has written to Jeremy Corbyn MP regarding the images in this weekend’s newspapers which appear to show Mr Corbyn taking part in a ceremony in Tunisia in 2014 honouring Black September terrorists who were responsible for the 1972 Munich massacre. Ms Ryan calls for Mr Corbyn to apologise to the[…]
Following Labour’s decision not to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism last month, a further wave of reports concerning antisemitic and anti-Zionist incidents in Labour have rocked the party. In response to Mr Corbyn’s role in many of these incidents, Labour Friends of Israel chair Joan Ryan has called for an investigation into[…]
LFI chair Joan Ryan MP has written to Labour’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, to request that the party launches an investigation into comments made by Jeremy Corbyn MP on PressTV in 2012. Click here to read the full letter.