In 2018, Corbyn had been the fourth worst, up six spots from 10th in 2017.
By World Israel News Staff
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has named Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as the worst anti-Semite of the year, reports the Daily Mail.
“No one has done more to mainstream anti-Semitism into the political and social life of a democracy than the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party,” said the human rights organization in a statement on Sunday as cited by the British newspaper.
“Members and staff who have dared to speak out against the hate were purged, but not those who declared ‘Heil Hitler’ and ‘F*** the Jews,” the statement added.
Rabbi Marvin Hier, the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told the Daily Mail about the dangers Corbyn poses to the world.
“If Mr. Corbyn wins he will make Britain a pariah on the world stage. It will be a disaster for democracy,” Hier said.
“Britain was at the forefront of defeating Hitler and now, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the person who wants to sit in Winston Churchill’s chair at No 10 is fostering anti-Semitism,” he added.
In response, the Labour party released a statement calling the designation grossly offensive.
“This ranking is ridiculous and grossly offensive. Putting Jeremy Corbyn at the head of a list containing neo-Nazi synagogue shooters is a transparent political attack and has nothing to do with tackling anti-Semitism,” the statement said.
In 2018, Corbyn was named by the Simon Wiesenthal Center as the fourth-worst anti-Semite of the year, up six spots from being named 10th in 2017.
Yesterday, the Sunday Times reported on leaked documents from Britain’s Quality and Human Rights Commission that exposed the vicious cycle of anti-Semitic behavior in the Corbyn-led party.
The report revealed disturbing incidents of anti-Semitism that went unchecked for months on end.
In one such incident, it took eight months to dismiss a party member who said that the Jews should be drowned in the Dead Sea because “gas is so expensive and we need it in England.”
In another incident a party member said “Jews represent a viral infection that needs to be completely eliminated.”
In a BBC interview with Corbyn in November, the Labour party leader was asked four times if he would like to apologize for anti-Semitism in Labour. He rejected each opportunity.