Corbyn accused of comparing Israel, Islamic State

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn comes under fire for what critics say is a comparison between Israel and the Islamic State.

“Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or the Netanyahu government than our Muslim friends are for those of various self-styled Islamic states or organizations,” says Corbyn in response to the findings of the party’s inquiry into anti-Semitism. He rejects claims that he is drawing a parallel between the two, saying “Of course I’m not.”

The inquiry finds that while there is an “occasionally toxic atmosphere” in the party, Labour is not overrun by racism of any form.

Labour councillor Sam Stopp, who represents the London district of Wembley, calls for Corbyn to resign over the comment.

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