Concerning Corbyn Is Creeping Closer

As the Brexit deal begins to fall apart, Jeremy Corbyn inches closer and closer to taking control of the British government as the new Prime Minister. Theresa May survived the “no-confidence vote,” but Mr. Corbyn becoming Prime Minister is not out of the question, and this is concerning for many reasons.

Firstly, Mr. Corbyn has called Hamas and Hezbollah his “friends” (in fairness, he said that he regretted his choice of words). Secondly, he attended an event in Tunisia that honored the perpetrators of the 1972 terrorist attack at the Olympic games in Munich which left 11 Israeli Olympic members dead (no regrets here). Thirdly, Corbyn called for Holocaust Memorial Day to be renamed ‘Genocide Memorial Day.’ Fourthly, and the icing on the cake for many, was the surfacing of a video of him talking at a conference on Britain’s legacy in Palestine (sponsored by Hamas) where he said: “Zionists … clearly have two problems. One is they don’t want to study history, and secondly, having lived in this country for a very long time, probably all their lives, they don’t understand English irony either. They needed two lessons, which we could perhaps help them with.”

First off, Mr. Corbyn, maybe these Zionists are getting their information and history from a place other than the Hamas Charter and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Second of all, accusing Jews of not completely fitting into your society and of being “foreign” is a very bad look.

What will a man with this sort of disdain for Israel do as Prime Minister? There have been speculations, but whatever is in fact done, I think that given his track record it will not be anything positive for the state of Israel, nor will it be anything positive for this region. Consider me concerned at the prospect of a Corbyn Prime Ministership.

About the Author
Ezra is a recent graduate of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a former Fulbright scholar in Israel. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Policy with a focus on conflict resolution and mediation at Tel Aviv University. Ezra is the founder of, and co-host of the podcast “Israel-Palestine: Beyond the Headlines with Alec and Ezra."
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