Former UK Labour Party leader MP Jeremy Corbyn lamented "powerful forces" which branded him as antisemitic for his anti-Zionist stance in an interview given to Beirut-based Al Mayadeen earlier this week.
"I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that my clearly stated support for the right of Palestinian people to be able to live in peace free from occupation...played a factor in all this," Corbyn told the pro-Hezbollah Lebanese news outlet.
Corbyn was barred from serving as a member of parliament as part of the Labour Party in January following more and more allegations of antisemitism made against him, including by former UK chief rabbi, the late Jonathan Sacks, and former British prime minister David Cameron.
He was initially suspended during a party-wide review of antisemitic practices, including 23 complaints of inappropriate involvement in antisemitism by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
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