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Corbyn receives award for ‘remarkable efforts’ to support Palestinians against oppression

Former Labour leader honoured by Palestinian Forum

Labour’s last real leader Jeremy Corbyn has received an award from the Palestinian Forum:

in recognition of your remarkable efforts in supporting the Palestinian issue and the Palestinian community in the UK.

Speaking to the Forum as the keynote speaker of its event, Corbyn said that ‘the Palestinian people have suffered like no other, in that they’ve been under occupation now for many decades and many are living in refugee camps now since 1948’ – and reminded his audience of the importance of unconditional recognition of the state of Palestine and that Labour’s conference had called for such recognition, and for sanctions on Israel until it ends the apartheid it imposes on Palestinians, just in September.

And Corbyn pointed out that the injustice and landgrab perpetrated on the Palestinians is an ongoing issue, not merely a historical one:

Shamefully, Corbyn’s notional successor Keir Starmer and his cronies immediately discarded Labour’s rules, which make conference the sovereign policy-making body of the party, to dismiss the Palestine motion out of hand.

Congratulations to Jeremy Corbyn on his award for a lifetime of service and solidarity with all oppressed peoples.

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