Jeremy Corbyn's 10-year association with group which denies the Holocaust

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Jeremy Corbyn's 10-year association with group which denies the Holocaust

Post by Guest on Sun May 21, 2017 4:52 am

The astonishing decade-long ­association between Jeremy Corbyn and a cabal of Holocaust deniers can be revealed today. An investigation by The Telegraph shows Mr Corbyn was considered to be a “stalwart” supporter of an anti-Israel campaign group Deir Yassin Remembered (DYR) for several years after its organisers were exposed publicly for their extreme anti-Semitic views.

While there is no suggestion Mr Corbyn shares their views, his association raises serious questions about his judgement.

A Telegraph investigation shows DYR was riddled with prominent Holocaust deniers that included its founder Paul Eisen as well as Gill Kaffash, a former Labour councillor, who knew Corbyn for many years; Gilad Atzmon, a notorious Holocaust revisionist; and Francis Clarke-Lowe, who was chairman of a pro-Palestinian group of which Mr Corbyn is patron.

In a 2005 essay, Mr Eisen detailed his support for a jailed German ­Holocaust denier; “rehumanised” ­Adolf ­Hitler; and insisted being a ­Holocaust denier was an “entirely ­honourable thing”.

His claims prompted a number of DYR directors to withdraw from the group. In 2007, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) cut its links with DYR over its anti-Semitism although Mr Corbyn, himself a patron of PSC, attended at least one further event in 2013 organised by Mr Eisen and Mrs Kaffash.


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