Board condemns SA Government and inclusion of Jeremy Corbyn in ICJ delegation

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Board of Deputies condemns the South African Government’s position on the Israel/Palestinian conflict and the inclusion of Jeremy Corbyn as part of their delegation.

STATEMENT:

“The South African Government’s position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been perfectly summed up by their inclusion of Jeremy Corbyn as part of their delegation to the ICJ.

“Mr Corbyn notoriously once described Hamas as his ‘friends’, as well as ‘an organisation dedicated towards the good of the Palestinian people and bringing about long-term peace and social justice and political justice in the whole region’. The grotesque nature of this description was fully apparent at the time he made it but was proven to the world on October 7th – apart from in South Africa, it would appear, where Hamas officials visited Cape Town just last month.

“We would urge people to read the statement made by the South African Jewish Board of Deputies in response to the South African Government’s actions.”

Read the SAJBD statement.

"The South African Government’s position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been perfectly summed up by their inclusion of Jeremy Corbyn as part of their delegation to the ICJ. "Mr Corbyn notoriously once described Hamas as his 'friends', as well as 'an organisation dedicated towards the good of the Palestinian people and bringing about long-term peace and social justice and political justice in the whole region'. The grotesque nature of this description was fully apparent at the time he made it but was proven to the world on October 7th - apart from in South Africa, it would appear, where Hamas officials visited Cape Town just last month. "We would urge people to read the statement made by the South African Jewish Board of Deputies in response to the South African Government’s actions - https://bod.org.uk/sajbd

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