Israel today hailed Jeremy Corbyn‘s crushing defeat as a ‘milestone in the fight against hatred … and the spectre of anti-Semitism.’
Boris Johnson‘s Conservative party wiped Labour off the map on Thursday night after a campaign dominated by accusations of anti-Semitism within Corbyn’s party.
‘I congratulate British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the UK Conservative Party on a decisive victory,’ Foreign Minister Israel Katz said.
‘This is not just a political victory, it is first and foremost a victory of values.
‘The spectre of anti-Semitism loomed large over this campaign, and the British public overwhelmingly voted against it, in what is, in our opinion, a testament to British history and values.
‘It serves as an important milestone in the fight against hatred.’
A veteran left-winger, first elected to parliament in 1983, Corbyn has been plagued by allegations of anti-Semitism and they featured prominently in the campaign.