Jeremy Corbyn’s latest calls for “negotiations for peace” and “a political settlement” in response to Assad gassing to death his own people are part of a pattern whereby the UK Labour Party leader calls for “dialogue” with murderers he likes, as when he called the Hezbollah terrorist group his “friends” with whom the UK should promote “peace, understanding and dialogue.”
In marked contrast, however, when Israel has taken military action to defend itself against Hamas terrorist attacks and rockets fired at civilian population centers, Corbyn’s response is not to call for negotiations, but rather to demands sanctions and “justice” against Israel. As shown below, he has never called for sanctions or justice in regard to Syria.
For Assad and Hezbollah: “negotiations,” “diplomatic efforts,” “dialogue”
The horrific deaths and injuries in Douma point to a chemical attack which must be fully investigated by the UN and those responsible held to account. The need to restart real negotiations for peace and a political settlement in Syria could not be more urgent.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) April 8, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have already been killed and millions displaced. The Government must take a diplomatic lead to negotiate a ceasefire in the conflict.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) April 14, 2018
.@jeremycorbyn: "Tomorrow evening it will be my pleasure and my honour to host an event in parliament where our friends from Hezbollah will be speaking. I have also invited friends from Hamas to come and speak as well…" pic.twitter.com/FOlRCmcnBX
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) April 11, 2018
On Israel: “sanctions”
Israel 3km buffer zone around Gaza foces Palestinians into areas bombed by Israel. When will UK Government sanction Israel for war crimes?
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 29, 2014
Interviewed on Russia Today & Sky Arabic services on why Israel should face sanctions for building settlements in Palestine. Justice needed
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) December 4, 2012
Israeli settlers have demolished Shepherd Hotel in East Jerusalem. When will the west invoke sanctions for the illegal settlements?
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) January 9, 2011
Operation Cast Lead, Dubai assasination and now the Flotilla. Time for sanctions against Israel. Join demo 1.30 Sat. Whitehall then march.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 2, 2010
Utterly disgusted at Israeli actions; where are the protests from the UK Government?: Where are the sanctions on Israel?
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) May 31, 2010
Meanwhile, Corbyn vehemently opposed sanctions on Iran, from whose state-sponsored PressTV he accepted 20,000 British pounds:
Merkel – Sarkozy – Cameron took another step towards war with Iran with EU sanctions and naval exercises. VERY DANGEROUS
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) January 24, 2012
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) January 4, 2012
Over 7000 Palestinians in prison by Israel – welcome the Palestine Human Rights Conference in Geneva to campaign for justice.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) March 12, 2011
Historic opportunity to show recognition of the rights, justice and needs of Palestinian people. US, Quartet and UK out of step with history
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) September 24, 2011
The killing and wounding by Israeli forces of civilians demonstrating for Palestinian rights in Gaza is appalling.
The UK Government must make its voice heard on the urgency of a genuine settlement for peace and justice.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) March 31, 2018