Jeremy Corbyn’s personal secretary told pro-Palestinian supporters to read the Jewish media to work out which MPs not to vote for in 2010, it has emerged.
The story, which appeared in The Sun this week, related to a pamphlet in which Nicolette Peterson, 61, contributed for Palestinian News, part of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC).
Discussing MPs who were “friends of Israel,” she wrote: “Read the Jewish Chronicle on line and look at websites that will show you who not to vote for.”
Peterson has worked for Corbyn since 1994 but, in response to the story, a Labour spokesperson said: “We don’t respond to staffing matters.”
Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard said: “This isn’t about helping Palestinians. It’s about attacking Jews. The recommendation that activists who want to rid Parliament of Zionists use the Jewish Chronicle for a hit-list of targets exposes the truth: that they use the word Zionist as a euphemism for Jew.”