JEREMY Corbyn’s office confirmed late last night that the Labour leader attended an event in his Islington North constituency organised by a group called ‘Jewdas’ to mark Easter Monday.
Jez attended the event last night hosted by the far-left group that has called for the destruction of Israel, has dismissed the Labour anti-Semitism scandal as a “cynical manipulation” and labelled Corbyn’s Jewish critics “non-Jews”.
“Jeremy was invited to a Passover Seder with Jewish members of his local community,” said a Labour spokesman.
“He wrote to the Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council last week to ask for an urgent formal meeting to discuss tackling anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and in society.”
The group claimed Corbyn’s anti-Semitism row was “the work of cynical manipulations by people whose express loyalty is to the Conservative Party and the right wing of the Labour Party”.
The Jewdas event was attacked by Labour MPs following Labour’s ongoing anti-Semitic row.
John Woodcock MP tweeted: “This is deliberately baiting the mainstream Jewish community days after they pleaded with him to tackle anti-Semitism.
“he must know that meeting them now will give his members the message that the group’s extreme views are OK. Irresponsible and dangerous.”
Another, Angela Smith MP, tweeted: “Corbyn’s attendance at the Jewdas Seder reads as a blatant dismissal of the case made for tackling anti-Semitism in Labour. #Enoughis Enough.”
Mr Corbyn was also criticised by the Campaign Against Antisemitism.
Its chairman Gideon Falter said: “Given the anti-Semitism crisis engulfing the Labour Party, there is absolutely no way that Mr Corbyn can claim that this too was an oversight.
“Following the events of the past few weeks and indeed the past three years, this is a very clear two fingered salute at mainstream British Jewry.”