Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says Corbyn deserves ‘unequivocal condemnation’ for attending Munich terrorist memorial

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attacked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for attending a memorial service for the Munich massacre terrorists.

Netanyahu said Corbyn deserves "unequivocal condemnation."

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The left-wing British politician shot back, attacking Netanyahu over Israel's human rights record.

Benjamin Netanyahu has waded into the row over Jeremy Corbyn's record on antisemitism, saying the Labour leader deserves "unequivocal condemnation" for attending a memorial service for the Munich massacre terrorists.

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The Israeli prime minister took the unusual step of criticising a foreign politician, as Mr Corbyn faced questions over whether he had paid tribute to those behind the 1972 attack that killed 11 Israeli athletes.

The latest row escalated after pictures emerged of Mr Corbyn attending a 2014 event in Tunisia at which wreaths were laid for the Munich terrorists.

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He has admitted being "present" at the event but said he did not "think" he had laid a wreath himself.

However, Mr Netanyahu criticised the Labour leader, writing on Twitter: "The laying of a wreath by Jeremy Corbyn on the graves of the terrorist who perpetrated the Munich massacre and his comparison of Israel to the Nazis deserves unequivocal condemnation from everyone - left, right and everything in between."

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But Mr Corbyn immediately hit back, saying the Israeli prime minister's "claims about my action and words are false".

He added: "What deserves condemnation is the killing of over 160 Palestinian protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces since March, including dozens of children.

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"The nation state law sponsored by Netanyahu's government discriminates against Israel's Palestinian minority.

"I stand with the tens of thousands of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel demonstrating for equal rights at the weekend in Tel Aviv."

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The row comes as Mr Corbyn was forced to deny having laid a wreath at the graves of the Munich attackers, after images published in the Daily Mail showed him holding a floral...
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