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Embattled Jeremy Corbyn faces further controversy today over his failure to act against anti-Semitism after it emerged white supremacist David Duke endorsed his leadership back in 2015.

Duke, who led a branch of the KKK based in Louisiana in the 1970s, told listeners to his radio show in 2015: “It’s a really good kind of evolutionary thing, isn’t it, when people are beginning to recognise Zionist power and ultimately the Jewish establishment power in Britain and in the western world.”

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His comments were discovered by the Harry’s Place blog in a promotion for Duke’s show on his website, according to The Times, amid the heated Labour anti-semitism row.

They read: “Corbyn was elected over the weekend despite a massive smear campaign by Britain’s Zio-establishment over his association with anti-Zionist activists. 

“Corbyn’s landslide victory in the leadership election can be viewed as a positive sign that understanding of the harm being done to the world by Zionism is spreading.”

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Duke’s comments came as he spoke to anti-Israel activist James Thring, who was once at a meeting in parliament organised by Mr Corbyn. 

Mr Thring said that although Mr Corbyn did not “mention Jewish power” it was “obviously behind in his mind”.

But a Labour Party spokesman defended Mr Corbyn saying: “Of course Jeremy completely rejects David Duke’s racist hatred.” 

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