The former President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, has accused the British Labour leader of anti-Semitism in his party. "The Labour Party (...) has developed, chaired by Jeremy Corbyn in the past few years, one of the most glaring problems of Europe in terms of political anti-Semitism," said Knobloch on Wednesday at the Holocaust commemoration in the European Parliament. Under Corbyns leadership of the Labour left "of the political center far behind".
Already in the past week, Knobloch had criticized the AfD in the case of a memorial event for the victims of national socialism in the Bavarian Parliament for the trivialization of the Holocaust. Members of the right-wing populist party came pointedly of the chamber.
critics Corbyn, a one-sided support of the Palestinians in the middle East conflict. Last August he admitted in a Video to the public that his opposition party had a Problem with anti-Semitism. Disciplinary proceedings against anti-Semitic party members, had been slow and timid establishments.
In the European Parliament in Brussels, warned Knobloch, the hatred of the Jews rise, in all social strata and the political spectrum to be "ugly head". "Forces such as the AfD, the representatives of the anti-Semitic BDS campaign and radical Muslims may have little in common with each other - only the anti-Semitism unites them all." BDS stands for "Boycott, Disinvestment and sanctions" against Israel.More about
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The Chairman of the Israelite's religious community Munich and upper Bavaria appealed to the members of the European Parliament, as well as present members of the EU Commission, from any Form of Jew-hatred. "The freedom and the democracy we enjoy today, are only as strong as the use of democracy for you. And the willingness of the majority to defend you against an energetic, hatred of minorities was fulfilled.“ (dpa)