Reported by Gilad Atzmon
A new Jewish Chronicle poll just ahead of Sabbath reveals that “almost seven in 10 British Jews are concerned about the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn becoming leader of the Labour Party.”
The polling, conducted earlier this week, reveals the depth of anxiety within the Jewish community about Labour’s future direction.
Asked how they feel about Mr Corbyn becoming leader, 67 per cent say they are “concerned”, with only 13 per cent responding “unconcerned”.
Eighty-three per cent of British Jews say they are concerned by comments — which were presented in full to respondents — in which Mr Corbyn referred to the democratically elected Hamas and Lebanese resistance Hizbollah as “our friends”.
Asked about Mr Corbyn’s links to Jewish truth seeker Paul Eisen, 80 per cent are concerned.
That may mean that Paul Eisen is well ahead of Corbyn in upsetting Jews. I would actually expect Corbyn to accept defeat, resign from the Labour leadership contest and invite Paul Eisen to take his place.