Pro-Israel British Labour MP slams Corbyn over rift with Israeli counterpart

A top pro-Israel British Labour Party lawmaker takes the party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to task after Israel’s Labor Party severed ties with him earlier today.

Noting Corbyn’s “failure to deal with antisemitism in the Labour party and your hostility to the state of Israel,” Joan Ryan, an MP and chair of the Labour Friends of Israel, writes to Corbyn that she understands Israeli Labor’s decision.

“I fully understand why Mr. [Avi] Gabbay has taken this course of action and I am ashamed that one of our sister parties has no option but to take this unprecedented step.”

Ryan notes that Corbyn never took up the offer from former Israeli Labor leader Isaac Herzog to visit Israel in 2016.

“I would now urge you to consider why it is that Israeli Labor feels it cannot have a relationship you.”

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