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(1) Zionist complaints get Equalities and HR Commission to investigate anti-Semitism within UK Labour(2) Pompeo assured Jewish leaders in Britain US govt would "push back" against Corbyn becoming PM(3) Mike Pompeo tells Jewish leaders he would try to stop Corbyn becoming PM(4) Jeremy Corbyn and Ilhan Omar survive repeated  accusations of anti-Semitism(5) Corbyn opposes extradition of Assange(6) Corbyn likened Israel's West Bank actions to the Nazi occupation of Europe(1) Zionist complaints get Equalities and Human Rights Commission to investigate anti-Semitism within UK Labour Call Up Heavy Artillery to Blast Disobedient UK Labour But could it backfire?JUNE 04 ,2019BY STUART LITTLEWOODZionist pressure groups are crowing with delight at the decision by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission's to investigate anti-Semitism within the Labour Party.Board of Deputies president Marie van der Zyl welcomed it. "In the past four years we have seen a large number of cases of anti-Semitism throughout the party from bottom to top. Despite the Jewish community demonstrating in their thousands outside Parliament, this has still not been addressed seriously by the party leadership."The Jewish leadership Council issued a statement on what it called the Labour Party's unlawful discrimination against Jewish people. "We have drawn public attention over the last year to the leadership of the Party’s failure to address the anti-Jewish racism in the party. The fact that they have obfuscated, denied the problem and we have been accused of smears should be countered by today’s announcement by the EHRC. This is a very serious development."The EHRC for its part says it took the decision to investigate after receiving a number of complaints about allegations of anti-Semitism in the Party. The investigation will seek to determine:whether unlawful acts have been committed by the Party and/or its employees and/or its agents, and whether the Party has responded to complaints of unlawful acts in a lawful, efficient and effective manner The terms of reference also state that the investigation will focus on "the Party’s response to a sample of complaints of alleged unlawful acts".In the course of the investigation, the Commission says it may have regard to the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s) working definition of anti-Semitism and associated examples "while recognizing it is a non-legally binding definition".So perhaps the complainers shouldn't celebrate too soon.Two 'sample' cases that I doubt will be investigatedSome readers may remember that I conducted my own investigation last year into a small sample of anti-Semitic cases that turned out to be utterly bogus. Two Scottish Labour politicians, both regional councilors, had been accused of anti-Semitic remarks and were languishing, paralyzed, under the cosh of the party's blundering, slow-motion disciplinary regime.In the first case Constituency party officials declared the councilor guilty and issued a press statement to that effect without waiting for him to be heard, hugely prejudicing any inquiry. His Council leader publicly called on him to resign as a councilor, saying his thinking belonged to the Dark Ages: "To smear an entire community both past and present, to say he has lost ‘all empathy’ for them is utterly deplorable," he told the press.What was the ‘crime’? The councilor had tweeted: "For almost all my adult life I have had the utmost respect and empathy for the Jewish community and their historic suffering. No longer, due to what they and their Blairite plotters are doing to my party and the long-suffering people of Britain…"The other councilor was accused of anti-Semitism by a former Labour MP who, in 2015, wrote to the Culture Secretary urging a debate to ban Hitler’s Mein Kampf, a best seller, and claiming many would argue that it is "too offensive to be made available". He suggested there was "a compelling case for a national debate on whether there should be limits on the freedom of expression".A Tory MP then put the boot in, telling the media it was clear to the vast majority of people that the councilor in question was no longer fit to hold office and suspension didn’t go far enough.What exactly was this councilors‘ crime’? She'd had the audacity to voice suspicion on social media that Israeli spies might be plotting to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader after three Jewish newspapers ganged up to publish a joint front page warning that a Corbyn-led government would pose an "existential threat to Jewish life in this country".She added that if it was a Mossad assisted campaign to prevent the election of a Labour Government (which would be pledged to recognize Palestine) it amounted to an unwarranted interference in our democracy. For good measure she said Israel was a racist State and since the Palestinians are also Semites, an anti-Semitic State too.Everyone and his dog, including the entire Labour Party and the Zionist movement, surely knew that in January 2017 a senior political officer at the Israeli embassy in London, Shai Masot, had plotted with stooges among British MPs and other maggots in the political woodwork to "take down" senior government figures including Boris Johnson’s deputy at the Foreign Office, Sir Alan Duncan. And that Mark Regev, Netanyahu’s former chief spokesman and the mastermind behind Israel’s hasbara program of disinformation and dirty tricks, had recently arrived in London as the new ambassador.Masot was almost certainly a Mossad asset. His hostile activities were revealed not by Britain’s own security services and media, as one would have wished, but an Al Jazeera undercover news team. Her Majesty's Government's response? "The UK has a strong relationship with Israel and we consider the matter closed." But not everyone considered it closed and at a Labour Party conference fringe meeting Israel insider Miko Peled warned that "they are going to pull all the stops, they are going to smear, they are going to try anything they can to stop Corbyn…. the reason anti-Semitism is used is because they [the Israelis] have no argument…."As for the councilor's claim that Israel is a racist State, its discriminatory laws, ethnic cleansing and other brutal policies over 70 years make it obvious. And its new Nation State laws reinforce the fact. The councilor's point about Semitism is also fair comment. DNA research shows that only a tiny proportion of Jews are Semitic (see for example the Johns Hopkins University study published by Oxford University Press) whereas most indigenous Arabs in the Holy Land, especially Palestinians, are Semites. ‘Anti-Semitism’, although meant to describe hatred of Jews, is a term that’s misused.And what happens to the false accusers?Remember the Tory MP who said the councillor wasn't fit to hold office and suspension wasn't good enough?  It turned out that he was chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews which is funded, supported and administered by the Board of Deputies who were, and still are, a major player in the campaign to humiliate Jeremy Corbyn and weaken the Labour Party. I don't suppose the Conservative Party took disciplinary action against him.Both Scottish Labour councilors were suspended for months without a hearing and the accusations against them paraded in public, seriously disrupting performance of their duties and their work on behalf of their constituents. One of them had to wait 16 weeks 'under sentence' and posted on Facebook: "I can’t make any decisions about my personal, political, or professional future whilst this hangs over me. I am constantly tired and anxious, and feel I am making mistakes. I have lost paid work because of what has happened."In these two cases a simple, informal assessment at the outset would have shown no need for formal action. Councilors don’t ‘belong’ to the Labour Party or any other party; if they belong to anybody it's the public who elect them as their representative. Their right to free expression is guaranteed by international convention and domestic law. Labour (and the other parties) ought to heed the warnings by top legal opinion (for example Hugh Tomlinson QC and Sir Stephen Sedley) that the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism is "most unsatisfactory" and has no legal force, and using it to punish could be unlawful.When a suspension is lifted the Labour Party rarely issues a statement exonerating the wrongly accused. They are left struggling to re-establish their good name. The accuser, often motivated by political or racial malice or plain ignorance, gets off scot-free after causing untold damage and isn't even disciplined.Why, in the first place, take allegations of anti-Semitism seriously from bully-boys who themselves practice or support racism? And why suspend someone without first checking whether the allegations, on the face of it, are remotely valid?There are within Labour’s ranks some who say idiotic things about Jews, gratuitously insulting them to the detriment of the campaign for justice in the Holy Land. Their remarks are so stupidly provocative that one suspects those making them are Zionist plants. OK, anti-semitic feeling is often brought on by Israel's endless crimes and brutality. But what is the point of bringing up Hitler and the Holocaust when Israel is the perpetrator of more war crimes and other breaches of international law and human decency than you can shake a stick at?The investigation needs to happen. I don't suppose the two cases I looked at will be included in the EHRC's 'sample'. Nevertheless, the Labour Party must get its act together if only to protect the free-thinking innocent. This investigation may force it to.A piece of good news - maybe - for those under Zionist bombardment is the launch of a new campaign group, Labour Against Zionist Islamophobic Racism (LAZIR), which aims to build a network of Labour activists who will work to "kick Zionism out of the British Labour Party" and to "stop the creeping Zionism that pollutes politics in the UK".While insisting they are not anti-Jewish they intend working against "the toxic Jewish Labour Movement" in a campaign to allow anyone to decry apartheid in Israel without being branded anti-Semites.They set out 7 policies which, at this early stage, are perhaps best regarded as work in progress.(2) Pompeo assured Jewish leaders in Britain US govt would "push back" against Corbyn becoming PMFrom: "Come Carpentier [shamireaders]" election meddling extends to BritainIn a recording leaked to the Washington Post, Pompeo assured a group of Jewish leaders in Britain yesterday that the U.S. government would "push back" against Corbyn becoming prime minister.

 Dave Lindorff / This Can't Be Happening! / Op-Ed - June 11, 2019So now we have pompous Mike Pompeo, America’s current Secretary of State, on a visit to the U.K., assuring a group of British Jewish leaders in a closed-door meeting that the US would work to prevent Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister if his party were to win enough votes in the next national parliamentary election to get the opportunity to try and form a new British government.In a recording leaked to the Washington Post, Pompeo assured a group of Jewish leaders in Britain yesterday that the U.S. government would "push back" against Corbyn becoming prime minister in such a case, working behind the scenes to prevent a victorious Labor party from voting in Corbyn as Prime Minister.In the British parliamentary system, the party with the most votes after an election, if it wins an outright majority, or, as the Conservatives did in the last election, a plurality of votes and then is able to successfully cobble together a majority by bringing in other parties, then can use that majority to elect a new prime minister. Normally the new PM is the leader of the party that won the most votes, but that need not be the case.A questioner on the tape is heard asking Pompeo, "Would you be willing to work with us to take on actions if life becomes very difficult for Jews in the UK?" — an obvious reference to a rabid ongoing campaign in the largely conservative U.K. media and among zionist groups in the U.K. to tar Corbyn as an anti-semite because of his outspoken defense of Palestinians under Israeli occupation.Pompeo, obviously not aware he is being taped, appears to suggest in his answer on the leaked recording that the U.S. would seek to prevent Corbyn from becoming PM. "It could be that Mr Corbyn manages to run the gauntlet and get elected," he says. "It’s possible. You should know, we won’t wait for him to do those things [presumably making life ‘difficult for the Jews in the UK’] to begin to push back. We will do our level best. It’s too risky and too important and too hard once it’s already happened."This — an acknowledgment that the U.S. would try to influence the selection of Britain’s parliamentary leader — is truly an astonishing statement coming from a top U.S. government official, and particularly a secretary of state. I mean we all know that the US routinely messes with elections all over the third world, and even in European countries, but our leaders don’t normally admit it, even in private, preferring to tout the U.S. as a paragon of "democratic values."Imagine if Corbyn were Prime Minister in 2020, and his foreign minister were caught on tape in the U.S. telling a group of black leaders or Muslim leaders that his government would try mightily to prevent Donald Trump from winning re-election?Oh, I know, he or she would immediately be given a ticker-tape parade in San Francisco, New York and Boston! But seriously, much of the nation, and the media, would go ballistic.Of course, AIPAC, Israel’s lobbying organization in the U.S. does exactly that kind of thing every election year, but still, as a matter of decorum and at least the pretense of respect for other nations’ sovereignty, one doesn’t expect to hear a secretary of state talking about such crude interference in the democratic process in another country, particularly in a nation which is America’s closest ally aside from perhaps outright dependencies like Taiwan or Dubai.Not surprisingly, the response in the U.K. has been mostly outrage.A Labour Party official told the British Guardian newspaper, "President Trump and his officials’ attempts to decide who will be Britain’s next prime minister are an entirely unacceptable interference in the U.K.’s democracy."The dust-up over Pompeo’s leaked remarks should be recalled as one contemplates the absurd obsession among Democrats here about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election continues apace. ...Pompeo may think he has to "save" the Jews of Britain from Corbyn and Britain from the anti-Brexiters in the Labor Party, but at the rate things are going here in the U.S., nobody is going to have to come in from the outside to "save" America from a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress in 2020. The Democrats, with their continuing whining about Russiagate, look like they’ll manage that all by themselves.Dave Lindorff is an American investigative reporter, a columnist for CounterPunch, and a contributor to Businessweek, The Nation, Extra! and His work was highlighted by Project Censored 2004, 2011 and 2012. Wikipedia(3) Mike Pompeo tells Jewish leaders he would try to stop Corbyn becoming PM Pompeo tells Jewish leaders he would 'push back' against CorbynUS secretary of state made comments in recording leaked to Washington PostRowena Mason and Heather StewartMon 10 Jun 2019 02.30 AESTLast modified on Mon 10 Jun 2019 05.55 AESTLabour has accused Donald Trump’s top official, Mike Pompeo, of trying to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister, after he was caught on tape telling Jewish leaders that he would "push back" against the party’s leadership.In a recording leaked to the Washington Post, the US secretary of state was asked what he would do if Corbyn were to be elected as prime minister, after sustained criticism over Labour’s handling of accusations of antisemitism within the party.The questioner said: "Would you be willing to work with us to take on actions if life becomes very difficult for Jews in the UK?" In response, Pompeo appeared to suggest that he would seek to intervene in the debate before Corbyn had a chance to become prime minister."It could be that Mr Corbyn manages to run the gauntlet and get elected," he said on the recording. "It’s possible. You should know, we won’t wait for him to do those things to begin to push back. We will do our level best. It’s too risky and too important and too hard once it’s already happened."A Labour spokesman said: "President Trump and his officials’ attempts to decide who will be Britain’s next prime minister are an entirely unacceptable interference in the UK’s democracy." He added that the party was "fully committed to the support, defence and celebration of the Jewish community and is implacably opposed to antisemitism in any form".Pompeo’s comments emerged after Trump turned down Corbyn’s request for a meeting during his state visit to the UK last week, saying the leader was "somewhat of a negative force". Corbyn joined protests outside Trump’s press conference with Theresa May, where he pledged to oppose the US president’s drive for greater access for US health companies to NHS contracts.The comments come at a time when Corbyn’s team are nervous about the latest attempts to oust him from within the party over the issues of antisemitism and Brexit, after several senior figures came out in support of a second referendum.Shadow cabinet sources said the leadership was preparing to take on Tom Watson and his supporters after his vocal campaign to soften Corbyn’s Brexit position, with moves under way to generate momentum in favour of a new deputy leadership election.There is growing talk about the possibility of the party’s rules being changed to create a second deputy leader, alongside Watson, but also the possibility of a new deputy leadership contest altogether. Some Corbyn supporters are circulating motions against Watson around local constituency Labour parties and a grassroots petition against the deputy leader has got about 26,000 signatures so far.One shadow cabinet minister said they believed the leadership wanted to make the shadow cabinet less in favour of a second referendum. As part of this, Corbyn’s team considered swapping Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary, with Diane Abbott, the home secretary, over her support for a second referendum and wider foreign policy issues.However, it is understood that Thornberry has more recently been assured that she will not be moved and that Abbott was opposed to such a plan anyway, which would make the move difficult to carry out without a public battle.A Labour source said there were no plans at all for a reshuffle and dismissed speculation about moves within the top team as mischief-making.Talk of a reshuffle was sparked when Thornberry was dropped as Corbyn’s usual stand-in for prime minister’s questions this week after speaking out about Labour’s strategy for the European elections. On polling day last month, Thornberry said Labour was "not clear on the one single thing that people wanted to hear". She was replaced at the dispatch box by Rebecca Long-Bailey, a rising star on the left of the party and a staunch Corbyn loyalist.(4) Jeremy Corbyn and Ilhan Omar survive repeated accusations of anti-Semitism with Hyper-Privilege: Jews Are Losing their Status as Persecuted VictimsMay 11, 2019by Tobias LangdonJonathan Portes is a Jewish economist and a big fan of mass immigration. In collaboration with the Jewish immigration minister Barbara Roche, he was central to New Labour’s successful conspiracy to open Britain’s borders to Eastern Europe and the Third World. The conspiracy was very bad for Labour’s traditional supporters in the White working-class, but very good for the rich Jewish businessmen who funded Tony Blair and dictated New Labour’s policies.But while Portes (pronounced "Port-iz") believes in open borders, he also believes in closed mouths. In other words, he’s a big fan of censorship and doesn’t like Whites discussing racial differences and the effects of mass immigration. When the conservative philosopher Roger Scruton was sacked from a government committee for alleged anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism, Portes welcomed his departure and condemned him for peddling "inflammatory nonsense," "tabloid-level ignorance and straightforward falsity." He then went on to peddle some inflammatory nonsense of his own when he praised the heavily Jewish "Race Relations Act of 1968," claiming that the Act "outlawed direct discrimination in housing or employment, as exemplified by signs saying ‘No blacks, no dogs, no Irish’."That’s how hate-filled the White English were in the 1950s and ’60s, you see: when they were offering houses or rooms for rent, they put up signs saying "No blacks, no dogs, no Irish." Thousands of signs up and down the land. Well, hundreds, anyway. Well, they were a common sight. So common, in fact, that there’s no solid proof that they ever existed. The Irish Studies Centre (ISC) at London Metropolitan University (LMU) has a single photograph of "somewhat uncertain" "provenance" donated in the 1980s. And when the academic Steve Bruce was researching the topic in the 1990s, he "tried without success to find one and had to fake one for a book cover." Writing in 2015, Bruce issued a "plea to Guardian readers. If "No Irish" signs were as common as is asserted, there should be plenty of them remaining in private collections, local archives and the like. … Can we please see some?" No, we can’t. Instead, we need to have faith. Dr Tony Murray, Director of the ISC at LMU, says that: "Ample evidence exists in numerous oral history interviews with both Caribbean and Irish migrants that such signs existed well into the 60s."No, that’s not "ample evidence": it’s anecdotage. I don’t believe that such signs ever existed. [...]Non-Whites are over-represented at the BBC, but this is not a problem. Nor is it proof that Whites are being discriminated against. Rather it’s cause for celebration. The egalitarian cult really seeks power, not equality. And it wants to harm Whites, especially White men, not to help non-Whites and women. As Steve Sailer puts it, there’s a "coalition of the fringes" who define themselves by their difference from, and hatred of, the heterosexual and historically Christian Whites who have formed the core of societies like the United States and Britain.The coalition is crackingJews have been at the centre of this coalition across the West, and at this point it’s doubtful it can be called a coalition of the fringes give their power in the media and the culture generally. Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi, said in 2007 that Jews began "identity politics" and "the process" whereby "minorities and aggrieved groups jockeyed first for rights, then for special treatment." Jews promote minority worship, or the sacralization of racial and other minorities, because they see themselves as the archetypal persecuted minority. That’s why, for example, Jewish egalitarians like Dr Richard Stone claim that "Jews and Muslims are natural allies." Against whom? Against the hate-filled White Christian majority, of course.But there are interesting signs that the coalition of fringes overseen by Jews is beginning to crack. In the New York Times, the Jewish journalist Bari Weiss has described the Somali Congresswoman Ilhan Omar as "exactly the kind of politician a vast majority of American Jews, who overwhelmingly vote Democratic and who have long aligned themselves with liberal causes, want to celebrate." After all, Omar is "a refugee, a mother, a Muslim and a woman of color — the first woman of color to represent Minnesota in Congress." In other words, she’s the very opposite of a stale pale Christian male. But alas! She has turned out to be an "anti-Semite" for, among other offenses, noting the power of Jewish money behind the Israel Lobby. Jonathan Goldstein, "chair of the Jewish Leadership Council" in Britain, has condemned Omar in the Jewish Chronicle:The Jewish community’s position is simple. We want — and as a minority community are entitled to expect — zero tolerance towards anti-Jewish racism. If you are a political leader who cannot live up to that standard, then your words are meaningless to us. Ilhan Omar can’t propagate old fashioned tropes about Jewish power and money and then claim to be an ally on racism directed towards Jews. She is part of the problem not part of the solution and her crocodile tears are plain offensive. (I am tired of Labour MPs who condemn antisemitism one day and campaign for Corbyn’s party the next, The Jewish Chronicle, 1st May 2019)Unfortunately, most progressives will laugh to see a stale pale male like Jonathan Goldstein condemning a hijab-wearing Black Muslim woman like Ilhan Omar. But that isn’t the only problem Goldstein faces, because Jews can’t even rely on their favourite accusation of "anti-Semitism" any more. Back in March 2019 another member of the Jewish Leadership Council, the "leading Holocaust educator" Dame Helen Hyde, "suggested dropping the use of ‘antisemitism’ because students do not understand what it means." In his condemnation of Omar, Goldstein was using Hyde’s new alternative, "anti-Jewish racism." He hammered away at this concept in his article, referring again and again to "racism directed towards Jews" rather than to "anti-Semitism."The concept of "anti-Jewish racism" is certainly easier to understand than "anti-Semitism," but it’s also easier to question. How can a Black Muslim woman like Ilhan Omar be "racist" against a privileged White male like Jonathan Goldstein? Jews are so successful and so prominent in world affairs that, according to the Jewish Chronicle, "One in seven people polled" in a recent survey "thought Jews made up more than 20 per cent of the world’s population — which would amount to 1.44 billion people.""One in seven" is 14 percent and "Only 7 percent of [the] survey respondents correctly" said that Jews were "less than 1 per cent of the global population." But would it be good for Jews for the tiny size of their community to be more generally known? I don’t think it would, because it would raise questions about why Jews are so successful when much larger groups like Blacks and Muslims are so unsuccessful. More and more progressives see Jews not as a persecuted ethnic minority, but as hyper-Whites with hyper-privilege. That’s why Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour party, has been able to survive repeated accusations of "anti-Semitism" and retain his popularity with ordinary Labour members and non-White voters.If Jews switch to accusations of "anti-Jewish racism" against Corbyn, they will fare no better. After all, his Shadow Foreign Secretary is the Black Jamaican Diane Abbott and his Shadow Attorney-General is the brown Bengali Shami Chakrabarti. How could two non-White women like Abbott and Chakrabarti be such close allies and associates of Corbyn if he’s racist? One possible answer is that Abbott and Chakrabarti are racist against Jews too.But it’s presently impossible for Jews in Britain to openly say that these two vibrant women are racist, although it follows logically from Goldstein’s accusation that Labour is an "institutionally racist party." There are signs, however, that Jews and their allies may be making attempts to extend the concept of "hate" so that non-Whites can be guilty of it too. When I visited a webpage run by Victim Support UK about the "Scottish Government Consultation on Hate Crime," I was very surprised to see how it illustrated the theme of "Islamophobia." There was a large photo of a Black youth gleefully pouring beer over the hijab-clad head of a pale-skinned Muslim girl:(5) Corbyn opposes extradition of Assange for ‘exposing evidence of US atrocities’: Corbyn opposes extradition of AssangePublished time: 11 Apr, 2019 20:25 Edited time: 12 Apr, 2019 09:16Leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has publicly opposed UK’s possible extradition of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to the US, saying he exposed evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan.Hours following Assange’s arrest in London on Thursday, Corbyn tweeted a video statement of Labour MP Diane Abbott, who argued in Parliament that WikiLeaks had "lifted the veil on US military operations in a variety of theaters, none of which have produced a favourable outcome for the people of those countries."@jeremycorbyn The extradition of Julian Assange to the US for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan should be opposed by the British government."Julian Assange is not being pursued to protect US national security, he is being pursued because he has exposed wrongdoing by US administrations and their military forces," said Abbott.The US has charged Assange with "conspiracy to commit computer intrusion," over the 2010 publication of classified US documents provided to WikiLeaks by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning.Fearing extradition to the US on spurious charges raised against him in Sweden, Assange sought refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012. He remained inside the embassy for almost seven years, with the UK denying him passage out, until his asylum was revoked by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno.(6) Corbyn likened Israel's West Bank actions to the Nazi occupation of Europe likened Israel's West Bank actions to the Nazi occupation of EuropeThe Labour leader, as a backbench MP, said many would recognise the state of affairs Palestinians were under in the West Bank as being similar to those "who suffered occupation during the Second World War" The Labour leader, as a backbench MP, said many would recognise the state of affairs Palestinians were under in the West Bank as being similar to those "who suffered occupation during the Second World War" Kate McCann, senior political correspondent10 AUGUST 2018 o 10:58PMJeremy Corbyn has likened Israel’s actions in the West Bank to the Second World War Nazi occupation of Europe, a comparison that breaches the international definition of anti-Semitism.Speaking at the Palestinian Return Centre in 2013, the Labour leader, then a backbench MP, said many would recognise the state of affairs Palestinians were under in the West Bank as being similar to those "who suffered occupation during the Second World War".His comments represent a breach of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance [IHRA] definition of anti-Semitism that states that "Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis" is racist. It is the section that the Labour Party has refused to adopt.Labour Friends of Israel, which campaigns for a two-state solution, called his comments "appalling". But Labour insisted Mr Corbyn was not comparing the Israeli state with the Nazis.The emergence of the video, posted on Twitter yesterday by an anonymous account called The Golem, came as Dave Prentis, the Unison general secretary, called for the party to urgently adopt the official IHRA definition.EXCLUSIVE – In 2013 @JeremyCorbyn spoke at an event hosted by the Palestinian Return Centre in which he made a direct comparison between Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and the Nazi occupation of Europe during WW2. Watch until the end…— The Golem (@TheGolem_) August 10, 2018He directed thinly veiled criticism of the leader’s failure to act, writing in the New Statesman: "This should never have become such a divisive issue, an unnecessary schism in a party that on so many issues is genuinely united."It came as photos emerged of Mr Corbyn in Tunisia in 2014 holding a wreath by memorials to Palestinian terrorist group Black September, who carried out the 1972 Munich massacre where 11 Israeli athletes were killed.However, sources close to Mr Corbyn insisted he was at a service there to commemorate 47 Palestinians killed in an Israeli air strike in Tunisia in 1985.Jim Murphy, the former Scottish Labour leader, also took out a full page advert in the Jewish Telegraph to apologise for the behaviour of the party’s senior team. In it he wrote that Labour "appears to have turned its back on the British Jewry", accusing Mr Corbyn of failing to stop anti-Semitic slurs.It follows weeks of anger and frustration in the party over the leader’s refusal to adopt the full internationally recognised definition despite pleas from a large number of Labour MPs.In the video, Mr Corbyn said the conflict between Israel and Palestine was portrayed as one between equal powers when it was not, adding: "The Palestinian people are generally very poor and in the case of Gaza, virtually imprisoned within that very small area… And in the West Bank, under occupation of the very sort that would be recognised by many people in Europe who suffered occupation during the Second World War, with the endless roadblocks, imprisonment, irrational behaviour by the military and the police."A Labour spokesman said: "Jeremy was describing conditions of occupations in World War Two in Europe, of which there are multiple examples, not comparing the Israeli state to Nazis."