by: Kate Norman
Friday, 13 December 2019 | The decisive triumph of Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party in the British election is a substantial victory for Brexit supporters. For the Jewish community in the United Kingdom and for Israel, it’s an even bigger victory seeing the defeat of anti-Semitic Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Corbyn, who consistently delegitimizes Israel and supports anti-Israel/pro-Palestinian causes, has been accused of poisoning his party with extreme anti-Semitism, provoking some members to leave the party behind. Israel and allied Western nations avoided losing the UK—a historical military ally—in cooperation of military forces and intelligence under an anti-Western Corbyn government.
What Corbyn described as a “very disappointing night” brought “palpable” relief to Britain’s Jewish community, according to the editor of the Jewish Chronicle in the UK, Stephen Pollard.
“The relief among the Jewish community is palpable,” he wrote in a Twitter post. “And the gratitude. But as the days and weeks move on, there is something on which we will reflect: the willingness of so many of our so-called allies to campaign for and embrace Jeremy Corbyn.”
Reportedly 50% of Britain’s Jews said they would emigrate if the anti-Semitic leader won the election.
Pollard later added: “Just told my kids we don’t have to leave the country. Relief and gratitude all around. But this isn’t over. The new Labour leader will have to change the culture of the party—because although it was the leadership that enabled Jew hate, it emanated from members.”
Speaking of Jew hate emanating from party members, a former Labour member who denied the accusation of anti-Semitism within the party as “lies and smears,” according to the Times of Israel, took the opportunity to blame Corbyn’s defeat on “the Jewish vote.”
Yet many of the Labour members who had campaigned for Corbyn were quick to turn on him, blaming him for the defeat.
“This is an appalling, heartbreaking night for the Labour Party,” Jewish Labour member Ruth Smeeth told Sky News. “He should have gone many, many, many months ago.”
“Jeremy Corbyn’s actions on anti-Semitism have made us the nasty party,” she added. “We are the racist party.”
Most people know that Corbyn has described violent anti-Israel terror organizations Hamas and Hezbollah as “friends,” but his support for the radical jihadists was more than that.
“The idea that an organization [Hamas] that is dedicated towards the good of the Palestinian people and bringing about long-term peace and social justice and political justice in the whole region should be labeled as a terrorist organization by the British government is really a big, big historical mistake and I would invite the government to reconsider their position on this matter and start talking directly to Hamas and Hezbollah,” the Labour leader once said.
The fact that the destruction of the Jewish state—including the indiscriminate killing of Israeli men, woman and children—is the self-described goal of Hamas matters little to Corbyn. Even though the people living under the rule of Hamas and Hezbollah have opened their eyes to the corruption of the terror organizations and have begun to protest, Corbyn swept the Jewish and even Palestinian blood on their hands under the rug in attempts to legitimize their violently anti-Israel endeavors.
Corbyn has been photographed laying wreaths at the graves of terrorists and attended a memorial ceremony to honor the terrorists who killed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Now that the British voters have spoken and Corbyn himself said he will not lead Labour into another election, it seems he will have to lay a wreath on his political career.
Posted on December 13, 2019
Source: (Bridges for Peace, December 13, 2019)
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