This article originally appeared in jpost.com:
Long seen as a figure staunchly opposed to Israel, British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn held his first meeting with the senior leadership of organized British Jewry on Tuesday in what appeared to be an effort to mend fences.
Corbyn replaced Ed Miliband, who is Jewish, as the opposition party’s leader last September, worrying supporters of the Jewish state who objected to his characterization of the Palestinian terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah as “friends” and his public defense of an Anglican minister who posted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories online.
The politician, who has also has publicly endorsed a blanket arms embargo on Israel and the boycott of Israeli universities involved in weapons research, had previously made waves in 2003 with the publication of an article claiming that Osama bin Laden was framed for 9/11.
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