Jeremy Corbyn's 'Anti-Semitic' Statements Build More Support For His Resignation

Jon Mark

Since Jeremy Corbyn became the minority leader for the Labour party in the British parliament, he has been under fire for his far left views, often from within his own party members in the house.

"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."

As a matter of fact, it's been widely reported that even the relationship between the U.S. president Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been tense since the beginning of his presidency, which Frontline also made a special about, claiming the PM's concerns with Obama's Muslim roots.

According to a report by CNN, Jeremy Corbyn made the comments when he was responding to a report on an investigation of antisemitism within his party.

The CNN article also refers to the outrage of his remarks around the same time that news of a 13-year-old Jewish girl being stabbed to death by a Palestinian teenager was circulating.

Jeremy Corbyn has often been seen as being attacked by the British press with talk about his own party forcing him to resign.

Recently, with the Brexit vote, because of his unsure views to leave the European Union, it's been reported that his party is trying to force him to resign and even some have been fired by Corbyn or have resigned in protest from his party in protest.

The latest news about his remarks are only creating more sentiment around the idea that he should resign.

In response to his latest comments, Jeremy Corbyn said that he was not, in fact, comparing Israel to the Islamic State.

"The point is that you shouldn't say to someone that just because they're Jewish you must have an opinion on Israel, any more that you say to anyone who's a Muslim you must have an opinion on the vile actions being taken by people misquoting the good name of Islam in what they do."

The article also covers Jeremy Corbyn's admitting that it's been a torrid few weeks and details those involved in the investigation and how they should go about with suspending members if necessary.

What some sources, including The Guardian, have mentioned in relation to this Jeremy Corbyn controversy, is that the report is dedicated to the memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

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