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The far Left Labour leader has shared previously shared a platform with terrorists from the Islamic extremist groups Hezbollah and Hamas which want to destroy Israel.

And he has decided to turn down an invitation to a dinner marking the centenary of the Balfour Declaration which led to the creation of the State of Israel.

The ceremonial dinner with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Theresa May is scheduled for 2 November 2 to commemorate exactly 100 years since Britain officially backed the creation of a Jewish homeland.

Instead, Mr Corbyn is sending his shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry and is boycotting it himself.

The Balfour Declaration was made by the then Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour to create a homeland for Jews in their former land in the Middle East almost 2,000 years after it was destroyed by the Roman Empire.

Mr Johnson called it “one of the great achievements of the 20th century” and told MPs it was a response to anti-Semitism across Europe..

YesterdayMON, after a statement on the Balfour declaration, Mr Johnson was asked by Gordon MP Colin Clark whether he was “disappointed” that Mr Corbyn would not attend the dinner.

The Foreign Secretary said: “It is deeply disappointing. This is an occasion which is of huge importance for the world in which our country played an enormous part and in which we still have a large part to play.

“You would have thought that the Leader of the Opposition would at least be interested in trying to achieve a solution to this problem which has bedevilled the world for so long and would not by his absence so blatantly be appearing to side with one party and not the other.”

The row has come as Labour continued to be plagued with accusation of anti-Semitism by hard Left supporters of Mr Corbyn with attempts to ban the Jewish Labour Movement, Labour Friends of Israel and Jewish Labour MPs receiving personal threats.

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