When I saw Jeremy Corbyns comparison of Israel to ISIS at his press conference about the Labour Party's report into anti-Semitism I was shocked.
Then I got angry.
Corbyn has no idea of what he is doing, that is so clear from his remarks. I don't that he himself is an anti-Semite but he plays into their hands.
Also shocked was Labour MP Ruth Smeeth (Stoke Trent North & Kidsgrove) who encountered a little more. She writes:
"This morning, at the launch of the Chakrabarti Inquiry into antisemitism, I was verbally attacked by a Momentum activist and Jeremy Corbyn supporter who used traditional antisemitic slurs to attack me for being part of a 'media conspiracy'. It is beyond belief that someone could come to the launch of a report on antisemitism in the Labour Party and espouse such vile conspiracy theories about Jewish people, which were ironically highlighted as such in Ms Chakrabarti's report, while the leader of my own party stood by and did absolutely nothing."
"People like this have no place in our party or our movement and must be opposed. Until today I had made no public comment about Jeremy’s ability to lead our party, but the fact that he failed to intervene is final proof for me that he is unfit to lead, and that a Labour Party under his stewardship cannot be a safe space for British Jews. I have written to the General Secretary of the Labour Party and the Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party to formally complain about this morning’s events."
"No-one from the Leader’s office has contacted me since the event, which is itself a catastrophic failure of leadership. I call on Jeremy Corbyn to resign immediately and make way for someone with the backbone to confront racism and antisemitism in our party and in the country."
On Sunday Corbyn will be leading the annual al-Quds march, sponsored by the Iranian clerical fascist government and attended by some of the worst elements in British politics including supporters of both Hamas and Hezbollah who would inflict genocide on the Jewish people.
Corbyn should not be attending this hate march which is an affront to civilised political discourse in this country. He should go home and reconsider his position.