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UK chief rabbi raps Corbyn for ‘offensive’ comments on Israel

Britain’s chief rabbi condemns comments by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the launch of a report on anti-Semitism in the party, in which he appeared to compare Israel to the Islamic State.

Ephraim Mirvis says the remarks were “offensive” and likely to cause more concern about Labour’s stance.

“The comments by the leader of the Labour Party at the launch, however they were intended, are themselves offensive, and rather than rebuilding trust among the Jewish community, are likely to cause even greater concern,” Mirvis says.

Corbyn denies making the comparison.

— AFP

 

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