Corbyn allegedly called Dame Louise Ellman 'the Honourable Member for Tel Aviv'

Mail Online | 8/5/2018 | Simon Walters;Brendan Carlin;Jonathan Petre for The Mail on Sunday
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Jeremy Corbyn faced a new anti-Semitism storm last night after it was claimed he mocked a leading Jewish Labour MP behind her back by calling her 'the MP for Tel Aviv'.

The 'spiteful' jibe by the Labour leader was reportedly aimed at Louise Ellman, awarded a damehood by the Queen two months ago for her distinguished 30-year political career.

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Mr Corbyn's alleged slur was revealed 24 hours after he tried to heal a rift with the Jewish community and admitted Labour had a 'real problem' with anti-Semitism.

Labour's troubles deepened last night when deputy leader Tom Watson warned the party would 'disappear into a vortex of eternal shame and embarrassment' and be unfit for government unless it resolved the anti-Semitism row.

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In an newspaper interview, he also called on Mr Corbyn to drop without delay internal inquiries into Labour MPs Margaret Hodge and Ian Austin, who now face possible disciplinary charges after furious outbursts over the party's stance on anti-Semitism.

Mr Corbyn's claim that Labour was 'no threat to Jewish life in Britain' was undermined by claims that he and his aides have made sneering comments about Dame Louise.

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A Labour spokesman last night strongly denied Mr Corbyn had privately called her the 'MP for Tel Aviv'.

In a separate development, fresh evidence emerged that Mr Corbyn repeatedly shared platforms with activists who likened Israel to Nazi Germany.

Mail - Sunday - Video - Palestine - Meeting

The Mail on Sunday has unearthed a previously unpublicised video showing him speaking at a pro- Palestine meeting in 2012 which included the reading of a poem that said the 'victims of Auschwitz' were now the 'torturers'.

Jewish campaigners said 'outrageous' verses of the poem read out at the rally breached part of the internationally recognised definition of anti-Semitism – the key section that Labour controversially left out of its watered-down version.

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Dame Louise has frequently criticised Mr Corbyn for failing to...
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