British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire again for defending the decision of schools to send students to a festival which featured a campaigner who vandalized the Warsaw Ghetto.
According to investigative journalist Iggy Ostanin, Corbyn slammed the British Board of Deputies for considering banning eight schools from attending the Tottenham Palestine Literary Festival in 2011, where one of the speakers was Ewa Jasciewicz, an activist who spray-painted “Free Gaza and Palestine” on the wall of the Warsaw Ghetto in 2011.
“The Board of Deputies are hardly objective in this matter. Their record of denunciation of all things Palestinian is well known,” Corbyn told the Islington Tribune at the time.
“It’s a great opportunity for children to understand the wealth and joy of Palestinian literature and a little of the history of the region,” Corbyn said, adding that he planned to attend the festival himself.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.