UK: Labour Party spent hours criticizing the only Jewish state at the party’s annual conference
Britain’s main opposition Labour Party spent hours criticizing the only Jewish state, as a senior lawmaker warns the party must root out anti-Semitism.
Delegates at the party’s conference voted Tuesday to criticize Israel’s use of force against Muslim terrorists in Gaza, urge more U.K. funding for the U.N. agency for the great-grandchildren of so-called Palestinian refugees and back a freeze on British arms sales to the state of Israel.
The vote came after a heated debate that saw PLO terror group flags waved in the convention hall.
Foreign-affairs spokeswoman Emily Thornberry said Labour must kick out “sickening individuals … who use our legitimate support for Palestine as a cloak and a cover for their despicable hatred of Jewish people.”
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been pictured at Labour conference with a terror-fan who suggested it was ‘free speech’ to question whether the Holocaust happened.
The pro-Palestinian terrorism sympathizer also praised Corbyn as ‘courageous, gracious and generous’ as he posted the photo on social media.
In recent months, Corbyn has come under increasing pressure over a number of issues linked to terrorism and anti-Semitism.