UK Labor party leader Corbyn fails to mention Israel's name at 'Labor for Israel' dinner

Newly minted Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn attended a "Labor for Israel" dinner in London last night.  The pal of terrorists gave a pro forma ten-minute speech while never mentioning the name of the country that was being honored.

One brave soul shouted at Corbyn when he was walking off the stage.  "Say the word 'Israel'!" the man yelled. 

Jerusalem Post:

After concluding a ten-minute speech given at a pro-Israel reception in London Tuesday night, new UK Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was heckled by an audience member after he failed to mention Israel by name in his comments.

"Say the word Israel" a man yelled inside the packed auditorium where the Labor Friends of Israel event was being held before being ushered out by security guards, British daily The Telegraph reported.  The man, whose identity remains unknown, was not allowed back inside. 

The Labor leader looked in shock after the outburst was made, according to The Telegraph, which followed a speech on the importance of the two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. 

The 66-year-old has held a pro-Palestinian stance since entering Parliament, specializing in delivering fierce and often very direct criticism of Israeli policies. One of the popular leaders of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, his contribution to foreign affairs debates include diatribes about the behavior of Israeli troops or abuses of Palestinian human rights.

During his speech, however, Corbyn struck a more moderate tone, stressing the need for dialogue among supporters on both sides of the divide, The Telegraph added.  

"The issue of the recognition of Palestine was very important," Corbyn said. "I hope we can promote and encourage that peace process and that dialogue. I hope that that means we are able to ensure the siege of Gaza or restrictions on Gaza are lifted; I hope that we can make progress on that way.”

Corbyn in the past has called terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah "friends." The far-leftist has also been dogged by allegations of anti-Semitism.

Meanwhile, other Labor MKs spoke out against UK Labor’s new leader and his professed friendship with Hamas and Hezbollah at the UK Labor conference in Brighton on Tuesday and at an adjacent Labor Friends of Israel event.

What a tool.  To talk ten minutes about Israel and not name the country is about as petty and vindictive as it gets.

Corbyn is a little man in way over his head, and pulling stunts like this proves he is not ready to lead a marching band, much less a political party.  The half of labor that didn't vote for him are aghast at his policy positions, which hearken back to the 1970s, when Labor governments directly controlled vast swaths of the British economy.  But even back then, Labor leaders like Neil Kinnock were friendly to Israel, if not strong allies.  But Corbyn has made it clear in his career that he supports the Palestinians at the expense of Israeli security.  That makes him a very dangerous man who should never be elevated to prime minister.

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