An overwhelming majority of British Jews believe the Labour Party is anti-Semitic and that its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is an anti-Semite, according to a new poll.
By: Benjamin Kerstein, The Algemeiner
A huge majority — 85.9% — of British Jews believe Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is an antisemite, a poll conducted by The Jewish Chronicle revealed.
This marked a massive rise from the previous such survey, in which only 39% of Jews believed Corbyn was antisemitic.
British Jews also expressed an extremely low opinion of the Labour Party in general. The poll showed that 85.6% believed Labour suffered from “very high” levels of antisemitism.
Corbyn and his party have been beset with a series of high-profile antisemitism scandals for several years, which has resulted in the resignation and suspension of several prominent officials. Corbyn himself was recently caught on video saying that “Zionists” did not understand “English irony” despite “having lived in this country for a very long time.”
Former UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks blasted this statement, comparing it to politician Enoch Powell’s infamous “Rivers of Blood” speech from the 1960s which led to a surge in racist invective and violence in England.
Corbyn was also caught endorsing the Palestinian “right of return” to Israel, which would destroy the Jewish state by weight of demography, as well as taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of the terrorists who committed the 1972 massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.