Joan Ryan MP, Chair of Labour Friends of Israel said:
“We condemn any comparisons between Israel and ISIS. ISIS brutally murders Muslims who do not conform to its twisted ideology, enslaves women and is committing genocide against the Yazidi people. Last month while 200,000 people celebrated Tel Aviv Pride, ISIS continued to throw gay people off of buildings. No responsible politician should even allude to such a comparison.
That a Jewish Labour MP, Ruth Smeeth, should be subjected to anti-Semitic tropes by a member of Momentum at the launch of a report on anti-Semitism while the leader of the Labour party stands by is equally unacceptable.
Jeremy Corbyn should immediately apologise for the offence he has caused today and take responsibility for the behaviour of his supporters.”