- Well, as antisemitismis spreading in Europe,
controversy surrounding the head
of Britain's Labour Party,and his views, is growing.
The widow of an Israeli athlete
murdered by Palestinian terrorists
says Jeremy Corbynshouldn't have laid a wreath
at the grave of her husband's killers,
and that he should apologize.
CBN's Senior Editor JohnWaage has that story.
- It was an attack that stunned the world.
Palestinian terroristsstormed the living quarters
of the Israeli team atthe 1972 Munich Olympics.
In the end, a group callingitself Black September
had murdered 11 Israeliathletes and coaches,
including Anke Spitzer's husband, Andre.
Fast forward to a 2014 photo
of British Labour Partyleader John Corbyn in Tunisia.
He's standing at thegraves of those terrorists
with a wreath in his hands.
- Imagine when a Israeli politician
would go and put flowers on the graves
of those murderers that killed people
in London or in Englandin a terror attack.
How would the British people accept that?
They would not accept that.
- [John] Labeled by many for a long time
as an anti-Semite, Corbynadmitted he was at the gravesite.
- I was there when the wreaths were laid.
That's pretty obvious.
There were many others therewho were witness to that.
I witnessed many otherpeople laying many wreaths.
- [Female interviewer]Did you lay the wreath?
- (sighing) I laid one wreathalong with many other people
in memory, as I've said,of all those who died.
- [John] The photo drewwidespread criticism
in both the UK and Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister BenjaminNetanyahu blasted Corbyn.
"The laying of a wreath by Jeremy Corbyn
"on the graves of the terrorist
"who perpetrated the Munich massacre,
"and his comparison of Israel to the Nazis
"deserves unequivocal condemnation
"from everyone, left, right,and everything in between."
Corbyn fired back in a tweet.
"Netanyahu's claims about myactions and words are false.
"What deserves unequivocal condemnation
"is the killing of over 160Palestinian protesters in Gaza
"by Israeli forces since March,
"including dozens of children."
The 1972 Munich Olympicswere the first time the games
were held in Germanysince they were hosted
by Adolf Hitler in 1936.
- Israel, which was foundedin '48 as, among many things,
as an attempt for the Jews tobe able to defend themselves,
was once again powerless
while Jews were being killed in Germany.
The historic resonance of that is clear.
- [John] Spitzer saidthe apology she wants
isn't just for her.
- He said, "I wanted tohonor the victims of terror."
Where were you?
Did you ever come to thegraves of my husband,
or to other terror victims here?
We never saw you, Mr. Corbyn.
- [John] John Waage, CBN News, Jerusalem.
- Thanks, John.
Pat, back to you.
- It's my understanding thatthe Israeli Secret Service
has gone after some of the perpetrators
and taking their lives away from them
in retaliation for that terrible massacre.
I don't know the extent of it, but it was,
I think it's happened.
But the idea of payinghomage to those perpetrators
is just outrageous, and Jeremy Corbyn
should know better, course he.
But he's covering it up,and it all sounds as such
high-toned British language,
it sounds like, oh, of course,everybody who was doing that,
it was just a little gesture.
Well, yeah, sure.
He should know better, andI think he does know better,
and he's probably a noted anti-Semite,
and I think our friends in England
outta get rid of 'im.
I mean, the time is going to come,
they can't allow people like that
to be running their government.