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Herzog considering breaking ties with UK Labour Party

Israeli Labor leader and chair of the opposition Isaac Herzog says he is considering breaking ties with the UK Labour Party following a string of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic comments from members in recent days.

“These are disgraceful statements worthy of contempt,” he says. “I am considering suspending ties and it seems that there will be no other option.”

Labour UK is a sister party of the Israeli Labor Party.

Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog speaks at a party convention in Tel Aviv on Sunday, February 7, 2016 (Flash90)
Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog speaks at a party convention in Tel Aviv on Sunday, February 7, 2016 (Flash90)

 

Three local councilors were suspended by the Labour Party today for past comments. Last week former London Mayor Ken Livingstone said that Hitler was a Zionist in his defense of MP Naz Shah who promoted a plan to transfer Israel from the Middle East.

Herzog, however, adds, “despite this, it is clear that the majority of the party are friends of Israel and these comments represent only a small minority within it.”

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