Jeremy Corbyn Supports BDS

Appearing on a panel in August 2015, Jeremy Corbyn was asked:

“Can the panel give hope to the people of Palestine by supporting the movement for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions against Israel?”

Corbyn answered as follows:

“I think the boycott campaign, divestment campaign, is part and parcel of a legal process that has to be adopted.” [6.55]

Corbyn also says

“I believe that sanctions against Israel, because of its breach of the trade agreement, are the appropriate way of promoting [the] peace process. ”  [9.42]

3 Responses to “Jeremy Corbyn Supports BDS”

  1. Brian Goldfarb Says:

    I’m finding it difficult to persuade people that Corbyn is bad news: “but he made a good speech today” (to the labour party Annual Conference). And I’m sure that, when he put his mind to it, Stalin also sounded reasonable.

    I have a good friend who (re-)introduced me to the telling phrase “by their friends shall you know them”. Corbyn has failed to repudiate his “friends” in Hamas, Hezbollah and the Palestine Solidarity Committee. And when I tried to tell my significant other what he had said to that August meeting in Northern Ireland, she didn’t want to know – he had made that speech today (29th September), and she didn’t want to talk about it.

    And now, according to yesterday’s (28th September) Times, he has re-admitted Dave Nellist to the Party (de-selected Militant Tendency [aka Trotskyite] MP) and others of that ilk to the Party. Truly, the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

    If the “progressives” (hat-tip Nick Cohen) don’t implode (and/or fail in their infiltration of local constituency parties), then the next election in 2020 will be a disaster for Labour. It might even make 1983 look quite good by comparison.

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