You'll notice the article links to that interview you cite.
You might as well say the thing I quote is Corbyn's "real position". Part of the problem is that he says different things or at least puts a very different emphasis in different places.
So to people on the left who are soft on Islamism he says "Hamas is an organisation dedicated to social justice. They are like the ANC. It's an honour and pleasure to host them."
To the mainstream media he says "Peace requires negotiating with people you don't agree with". (Still using lots of soft phrases like "may disagree with"...)
The left should be more consistent, and much sharper and harder about such reactionary political movements - and louder about solidarity with our real friends in the Middle East, who Hamas and Hesbollah repress and murder.