2019-11-29 12:12:11 UTC
Jeremy Corbyn tells Iranian television that the BBC is biased 'towards
Israel having a right to exist' in a chilling video clip that reignites
the anti-Semitism row engulfing the Labour leader. In an interview with
Tehran-backed channel Press TV - since banned from operating in the UK -
he attacks the British broadcaster's coverage of issues in the Middle East.
In [a] clip that is circulating online today, filmed in 2011 when Mr
Corbyn was a backbench MP, he also claims that the then director general
Mark Thompson had 'an agenda'. He said: 'I think there is a bias [in the
BBC] towards saying that Israel has a democracy in the Middle East, that
Israel has a right to exist, Israel has its security concerns.'
It comes days after he sparked fury after refusing to apologise to
British Jews over the anti-Semitism row and clashed with the Chief Rabbi
ahead of December's election. ... In a bruising prime time pre-election
interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil, Mr Corbyn refused four times to
apologise to British Jews.