Citing anti-Semitism in British Labour, Israel’s Labor cuts ties with Corbyn

Avi Gabbay, head of Israel’s Labor Party, announces he is suspending the party’s ties with his British counterpart Jeremy Corbyn, head of the UK Labour Party.

In a letter to the Labour leader, Gabbay explains the move: “It is my responsibility to acknowledge the hostility that you have shown to the [UK] Jewish community and the anti-Semitic statements and actions you have allowed as Leader of the Labour Party UK. This is in addition to your very public hatred of the policies of the Government of the State of Israel, many of which regard the security of our citizens and actions of our soldiers — policies where the opposition and coalition in Israel are aligned.”

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