• Thursday, October 06, 2022

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Corbyn and hate speech – Labour Leader’s comments equated to ‘rivers of blood’

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by Amit Roy. LORD JONATHAN SACKS, chief rabbi from 1991 to 2013, is an eminent scholar – which makes it difficult to understand why he saw fit to compare Jeremy Corbyn’s comments on the alleged lack of humour among some British Zionists with Enoch Powell’s 1968 ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech. It is worth comparing and contrasting the two speeches. In remarks made at the Palestinian Return Centre in London in 2013, Corbyn said of a group of British Zionists”: “They 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.” The Labour…

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