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Old 02.05.2016, 15:52
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Re: Jeremy Corbyn refuses to denounce terrorist 'friends' Hamas and Hezbollah

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Regarding the threadís headline, it refers to Jeremy Corbynís response to a challenge from the Israeli government spokesman Marc Regev.

Mr Corbyn's spokesman issued a statement which read: "Jeremy Corbyn has been a longstanding supporter of Palestinian rights and the pursuit of peace and justice in the Middle East through dialogue and negotiation.
"He has met many people with whom he profoundly disagrees in order to promote peace and reconciliation processes, including in South Africa, Latin American, Ireland and the Middle East.
"He believes it is essential to speak to people with whom there is disagreement, particularly when they have large-scale support or democratic mandates.
"Simply talking to people who agree with you wonít help achieve justice or peace."
That is all fine; but why does he claim terrorists as "friends"?

Lots of politicians speak and negotiate with people they disagree with but they do not label them as friends! At best I would label them as partners (in the cooperative sense not the loving pair!)?
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