Ex-chief rabbi Sacks says Corbyn’s remarks on Zionists most offensive in 50 years

The former chief rabbi of Britain Jonathan Sacks says that recent comments made by Labour party chairman Jeremy Corbyn about Zionists were “the most offensive statement made by a senior British politician since Enoch Powell’s 1968 ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech.”

Sacks was referencing an address given by a former cabinet member that was widely condemned for its racist rhetoric on immigration.

““Now, within living memory of the Holocaust, and while Jews are being murdered elsewhere in Europe for being Jews, we have an antisemite as the leader of the Labour party and Her Majesty’s opposition. That is why Jews feel so threatened by Mr. Corbyn and those who support him,” Sacks tells the New Statesman.

Sacks is referring to recently uncovered remarks made by Corbyn from 2013 in which the Labour leader claimed “Zionists” have “no sense of irony” despite “having lived in this country for a very long time.”

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