Fifty times Jeremy Corbyn stood with Jewish people

JVL Introduction

Skwawkbox has just published an extensive list of solidarity actions by Jeremy Corbyn over the years with various groups within the Jewish communities in Britain.

If these are the actions of an antisemite, the term has lost all meaning.

This article was originally published by Skwawkbox on Tue 9 Jul 2019. Read the original here.

A list of fifty occasions on which Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stood with Jewish people in the UK and other countries has been published by his supporters.

Photo above: Jeremy Corbyn with Charedi Rabbi Gluck. Gluck rushed to show support for Corbyn after the Labour leader was assaulted by a right-wing thug during a visit to Finsbury Park Mosque

The list published today lays out some of Corbyn’s recorded solidarity with Jewish people over a period of more than four decades:

It reads:

  • Corbyn organised the Apr. 1977 defence of Jewish populated Wood Green from a Neo-Nazi march
  • EDM3933 7 Nov. 1990: Corbyn signs motion condemning the rise of antisemitism
  • EDM634, 11 Apr. 2000: Jeremy Corbyn signs motion condemning David Irving for being a Holocaust Denier
  • EDM1124, 6 Nov. 2000: Jeremy Corbyn praised the ‘British Schindler’, Bill Barazetti, for his WW2 kindertransport
  • EDM742, 28 Jan. 2002: Jeremy Corbyn signs motion praising football clubs for commemorating Holocaust Day
  • EDM1233 30 Apr. 2002: Corbyn was a primary sponsor on a motion condemning antisemitism
  • 11 May 2002: Jeremy led a clean up of Finsbury Park Synagogue after an anti-Semitic attack
  • EDM1691, 23 July 2002: Corbyn condemned attacks on a synagogue in Swansea
  • EDM123 26 Nov. 2003: Corbyn officially condemns attacks on 2 Istanbul synagogues
  • EDM298, 16 Dec. 2003: Jeremy Corbyn signs motion commemorating International Holocaust Day
  • 2004: Jeremy condemned news that anti-Semitic hate crimes had risen for yet another year
  • EDM461, 21 Jan. 2004: Jeremy Corbyn condemned the French government’s moves to ban the Jewish Kippa in French Schools
  • EDM717, 26 Feb. 2004: Jeremy signed a motion praising Simon Wiesenthal for bringing Nazi perpetrators of the Holocaust to justice
  • EDM1613, 8 Sept. 2004: Corbyn co-sponsored a bill expressing fears for the future of the United Synagogue Pension Scheme
  • EDM1699, 11 Oct. 2004: Jeremy Corbyn condemned arbitrary attacks on civilians in Israel and Palestine
  • EDM482, 12 Jan. 2005: Jeremy Corbyn signs a motion commemorating International Holocaust Day
  • EDM343, 16 June 2005: Jeremy condemned the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in east London
  • EDM1343, 11 Jan. 2006: Jeremy Corbyn signs a motion commemorating International Holocaust Day
  • EDM1774, 8 Mar. 2006: Jeremy Corbyn led condemnations of an Iranian Magazine soliciting cartoons about the Holocaust
  • EDM1267, 16 Apr. 2006: Jeremy Corbyn condemned Bryan Ferry for anti-Semitic remarks
  • EDM2414, 26 June 2006: Jeremy Corbyn praised British war veterans for their efforts to combat the Holocaust
  • EDM2705, 10 Oct. 2006: Jeremy signed a motion marking the 70th anniversary of Cable Street
  • EDM271, 14 Nov. 2007: Jeremy co-sponsored a motion lamenting the poverty and social exclusion East London Jews suffered
  • EDM153, 12 May 2008: Corbyn praised the efforts of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto during the uprising of 1944
  • EDM2350, 27 Oct 2008: Jeremy Corbyn signs a motion marking the 70th anniversary of the horrors of the holocaust
  • EDM173, 8 Dec. 2008: Jeremy condemned the Press Complaints Commission for refusing to sanction The Times for antisemitism
  • EDM461, 14 Jan. 2009: Jeremy Corbyn condemned a wave of recent anti-Semitic incidents targeted
  • EDM605, 27 Jan. 2009: Corbyn signed John Mann’s motion condemning antisemitism on university campuses
  • EDM917 26 Feb. 2009: Jeremy signs a motion condemning antisemitism on the internet
  • EDM1175 24 Mar. 2009: Corbyn signs a motion praising the heroism of British Jews during Holocaust
  • EDM337, 2 Dec. 2009: Jeremy Condemned Iran’s treatment of Jewish minorities in Iran
  • EDM850 9 Feb. 2010: Jeremy joins in calls for Facebook to do more to fight antisemitism
  • EDM891: 22 Feb 2010: Corbyn co-sponsors a motion calling for Yemen’s Jews to be given refugee status to the UK
  • EDM908 27 Oct. 2010: Corbyn praises work of late Israeli PM in his pursuit of a 2 state solution
  • EDM1360, 27 Jan. 2011: Corbyn co-sponsored a motion praising the ‘never again for anyone initiative’
  • EDM1527, 3 Mar. 2011: Corbyn backed Ian Paisley’s motion condemning the anti-Semitic remarks of Dior’s lead fashion designer
  • EDM2870, 14 Mar. 2012: Jeremy Corbyn condemned the sale of Nazi memorabilia at an auction in Bristol
  • EDM2866, 14 Mar 2012: Jeremy Corbyn co-sponsored a bill condemning the rise of antisemitism in Lithuania
  • EDM2899, 20 Mar. 2012, Jeremy Corbyn condemned a terrorist attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse
  • EDM168, 12 June 2012, Jeremy co-sponsored a motion condemning anti-Semitic attacks during EURO 2012 in Poland
  • EDM 195 13 June 2012: Jeremy attacks BBC for cutting Jewish programmes from Its schedule
  • EDM 1133 1 Mar 2013: Corbyn joins a chorus of calls condemning antisemitism In sport
  • 1 Oct. 2013: Corbyn was one of the few MPs who defended Ralph Miliband from Daily Mail antisemitism
  • EDM 932 9 Jan 2014: Jeremy praises Holocaust Memorial’s work on antisemitism education
  • EDM 165 22 June 2015: Jeremy condemns a Neo-Nazi rally planned for a Jewish area of London
  • Sat 4 July 2015: Jeremy co-planned a counter-fascist demo in defence of Jewish residents at Golders Green. The march was re-routed
  • 18 Nov. 2015, Corbyn used one of his first PMQs to challenge Cameron to do more on antisemiUsm
  • 9 Oct 2016: Corbyn, close to tears, leads commemoration of the Battle of Cable Street
  • 3 Dec. 2016: Corbyn visits Terezin Concentration Camp to commemorate Holocaust victims
  • In 2017-19 Jeremy introduced 20 new measures to combat antisemitism in the Labour Party

Corbyn has already received extensive support from Orthodox Jewish leaders. Thirty-four leading rabbis signed a letter praising Labour’s “respected leader” and describing attacks on him as “irresponsible”. The letter was attacked as a fake by Corbyn’s critics, who were later forced to withdraw the claim when evidence was revealed by the SKWAWKBOX that they were aware of its authenticity.

A letter by Jewish citizens published by the Sunday Times was similarly attacked.

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Comments (7)

  • Ann Lewis says:

    I am just sickened by the continual attacks on Jeremy Corbyn, especially as a significant number of his attackers are certainly quite cynical.Sadly many people believe these allegations.I have not watched Panorama suspecting that it would be just more of the same.Jeremy is a man for i have the have the utmost respect.This witch hunt is shameful

  • Liberty says:

    Jeremy Corbyn is not a RACIST it’s last thing in the world he would ever be. Here is the evidence. The stupid conspiracy by the media who won’t report the real facts, the terrible Israeli regime and Blairite mugs have used this sick slur to brainwash the people who have been praying for a Labour Government to save them from the real Nasty tory toff party.

  • Dr Brian Robinson says:

    That Panorama hatchet job was certainly the worst piece of tawdry journalism I’ve ever had the misfortune to watch. No impartial examination of evidence, just a protracted trial by television, emotive interviews based on leading questions, matters relating to Israel raised in such ways as to vitiate the very question. Statements from the LP read aloud in an odd tone of voice that seemed to suggest skepticism amounting to dismissal. Several misrepresentations of material such as to seriously mislead. I came away with a bizarre, but unsuppressable feeling that, not in intent, but in potential consequence, the programme is itself antisemitic. Who, which group, according to Ware with the imprimatur of the “authoritative” BBC, will have helped destroy the Corbyn project, the hopes and dreams of the young, the Labour Party itself? With false accusations, the bearing of false witness, smears, attributing guilt by association, innuendo? And no examination as to WHY a campaigner for justice might unwittingly and in all innocence be misled by Jewish leadership statements into holding all Jews accountable for Israel’s crimes. All that and some sinister music to boost the toxicity of the rhetoric. Another Pyrrhic victory for the triumphalist pseudo-victims.

  • Jeremy Corbyn is one of the best chances we will have of having a honest prime minister. A man who will look after the people and not the money grabbing big businesses and banks
    He is a man that can not be bought.and who they have nothing on So they make it up especially when they accuse him of being antisemetic When they know quite well he hasn’t a racist bone in his body

  • Paul says:

    The only person that should be running this country

  • Jean says:

    We Labour members fully support our Jewish members and all of the Jewish communities.

  • Steve Chappell says:

    It is heartening whenever anyone stands up for JC and against the establishment who have appeared to gang up against him. Tom Watson is major problem with his funding from sources that justify his attempts to destroy the progressive policies of Labour. The BBC is now so anti-Labour it is surreal. Please check out and promote the alJazeera Youtube videos called ‘The Lobby’ which show the very same actors being coordinated by Israeli activists before their starring roles in the recent Panorama hatchet job. It makes your blood boil!

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