Former UK Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn launched a new human rights group on Sunday – but apparently forgot to register the domain name for the Peace and Justice Project.
The projectforpeaceandjustice.com website was acquired by Corbyn’s critics, who are using it to ridicule him for his strong criticism of Israel and claim that soft pedaling against Semitism has been carried out in ranks Labor. Corbyn’s announcement of the new group came after he withdrew his Labor parliamentary membership last month following a report on anti-Semitism in the opposition party, and his response to the report, although challenging him to be removed.
In a play on the group’s mission statement, the message greets visitors to the website, “Bringing people together for social and economic justice peace and human rights in the UK and across the world but not Israel. ”
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A brief blur about the history of the project mocks that it was founded by Brits who was laid off because “the trip to Hamas Headquarters was not covered by expenses.”
Corbyn opposed criticism for calling Hamas and Hezbollah “friends” in a speech in 2009 and for participating in a panel with the leaders of the Palestinian terrorist group in 2012, among other acts seen as sympathy for those sworn to the destruction of Israel.
A description of the Corbyn group’s mission needles about infiltrating Labor at the hands of the Conservatives in last year’s parliamentary elections – the party’s worst performance since 1935 – states that they are promising change to achieve “how to bring in a majority of the Conservatives [sic]. ”
The website also makes fun of Corbyn for his outreach work during his time as head of labor, including sharing welcome with pictures for Easter which included a loaf of bread. Bread and other melted foods are strictly prohibited during Jewish holidays.
“I’m sitting here now with Naomi breaking chunkah [sic] ham donuts with her, I am reminded at this time of year that we should open our homes to everyone no matter what their opinions … don’t wait you are not piers piss off we agreed that you keep your pace for a while until things die if she paid your fines, ”mocks Hanukkah welcoming the site. That seems to refer to Corbyn’s brother, who was fined for breaking locking violations by engaging in a complaint.
At the bottom of the webpage, the copyright states “this project does not accept the working definition of antisemitism by the IHRA,” commenting on how Labor has adopted a more restrictive definition of some of the allied languages left criticism of Israel.After a revolution, the party accepted the full definition but added a “free speech” caveat, leading to further criticism.
In addition, the website includes photos of Corbyn laying a wreath at a ceremony in 2014 honoring the terrorists behind the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre, which was denied wide when the images appeared in 2018.
Corbyn’s new body was launched following a report by the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) which found Labor under its leadership had broken the law in an “inaccessible” way. of protests against Semitism.
The watchdog’s investigation found that Labor under Corbyn was “responsible for illegal acts of harassment and discrimination. He identified two cases, involving former London mayor Ken Livingstone and a local councilor, in which Labor violated an Equality Act “by committing unlawful harassment” against the Jewish people.
But in defiance of the party’s new leadership under Keir Starmer, Corbyn refused to accept his findings and questioned the reasons for the two-year independent investigation.
He maintained that the scale of the problem “had been largely overshadowed for political reasons by our opponents both inside and outside the party, as well as many of the media. “
That forced him to suspend his pending internal investigation, and the whip was removed, meaning he was unable to sit alongside other Labor MPs in the House of Commons. Then, in an unusually fast-paced process, his party’s membership was renewed by a party’s control panel following a more conciliatory statement from the former leader.
But Starmer, who was elected leader in April, refused to allow Corbyn to return to the parliamentary party after a vote to overthrow anti-Semitism in Labor that saw Jewish members and lawmakers crack down on leave in droves.
Organizations contributed to this report.