The declaration of support comes as more reports emerge in the British press that claim the Labour Party leader has associated himself with known terrorists, including at a 2012 conference in Qatar, attended by a senior officer from the Islamist Hamas’ military wing.
An alliance of four largely Arab parties in the Israeli parliament has declared their support for beleaguered UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, amidst ongoing accusations of anti-Semitism against him and senior members of his party.
In an open letter to the UK’s Guardian newspaper, the members of Israel’s parliament, or Knesset, championed Mr Corbyn for what they called his “long-standing solidarity with all oppressed peoples around the world, including his unflinching support for the Palestinian people.”
“We stand in solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn and we recognise him as a principled leftist leader who aspires for peace and justice and is opposed to all forms of racism, whether directed at Jews, Palestinians, or any other group,” they wrote.
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The MPs also said that Palestinian citizens of Israel — which number at about 1.8 million — “have yet to experience a single day of equality,” and say that millions of them are under “military occupation in the West Bank, and under siege in the Gaza Strip,” simply because of their identity as minorities.