JEREMY Corbyn's son was not involved in a play which sparked an antisemitism row at the University of York, it has been claimed.

Tommy Corbyn, a first year engineering student at the university, is part of an organisation responsible for staging the Seven Jewish Children play on campus.

The Labour leader's son is events manager for the Palestine Solidarity Society, which staged the play on campus between February 22 and 28 as part of Israel Apartheid Week.

A Sunday newspaper reported Mr Corbyn was at the centre of the row, but the organisation has moved to distance him from the spat.

Caryl Churchill's ten minute play depicts the history of Israel and ends with the bombing of Gaza.

It has been labelled as "blatant antisemitism" by Jewish students.

The Union of Jewish Students said: "The decision of York Palestine Solidarity Society to host the anti-Semitic play Seven Jewish Children takes them well beyond criticism of Israel and deep into the territory of blatant antisemitism.

"It is also deeply worrying to see the lack of support the local J-Soc has received from their students' union.

"Regardless of the free speech policy of York University Student Union, you would expect them to have the decency to even recognise the concerns of antisemitism by their Jewish members. They unfortunately instead seem to offer them no support at all."

Eran Cohen, who organised the play, said: "Our support of an occupied, oppressed people is often mistakenly perceived, particularly by those Jews who identify as Zionist, as anti-Semitic sentiment.

"To equate criticism of Zionism with anti-Semitism is not only dishonest, it also has an adverse effect for those Jews who do suffer actual intolerant, anti-Semitic abuse which should be taken seriously. Moreover, this misplaced accusation calls into question our own Jewishness, which we find an offensive gesture.

"Finally, we would like to make it clear that Tommy Corbyn, son of the leader of the Labour Party, had nothing to do with organising, producing or even promoting the play."

A spokesman for the University of York said: "The procedure for staging the play at the university went through the normal procedures and protocols.

"As an institution we are committed to the principles of free speech and freedom of expression."