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Jewish Chronicle urges Britons not to vote for Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn 

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With just over a month to go until the British public cast their vote in what is expected to be a close race in the country’s most important General Election in recent history, a pro-Israel Jewish community newspaper with a worrying track record of making libellous allegations has urged the British electorate not to vote for Jeremy Corbyn.

The sensational article published yesterday on the front page of the Jewish Chronicle, warned the British public that a win for the Labour leader in the 12 December election would be interpreted by its mainly Jewish readers as Britain’s resounding endorsement of anti-Semitism and would prompt large-scale emigration of British Jews. According to the JC, 87 per cent of Jews in Britain believe that Corbyn is an anti-Semite. It cited an unreferenced “recent poll” to paint a dark future for British Jews under a Labour government. The same poll is used to suggest that half of British Jews would “seriously consider” emigrating if Corbyn wins next month.

The right-wing community newspaper criticised the Labour leader for befriending members of the Jewish community of which it didn’t approve. After accusing Corbyn of “not listening” and “learning” from groups which the JC described as “mainstream Jewish bodies such as the Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council” and treating their recommendations with alleged “contempt”, it denounced him for giving support to “fringe organisations” within the Jewish community. According to the newspaper, Jewish groups which support Corbyn were “set up solely to deny the........

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