Solicitors acting on behalf of Jewish Human Rights Watch have made a formal complaint to the Labour Party about Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of “modern anti-Semitism.”
Corbyn compared Israel to ISIS in his speech at the launch of a report into anti-Semitism within the Labour Party on Thursday. At the launch of the Chakrabati Inquiry Corbyn said:
“Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or the Netanyahu government than our Muslim friends are for those various self-styled Islamic states or organisations.”
The Chief Rabbi has already condemned Corbyn’s comments, calling them “offensive”, and on Friday rights group Jewish Human Rights Watch (JHRW) lodged a formal complaint with the Labour Party about the comments.