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MP Shah ‘Stands Aside’ From Committee Pending Israel Probe

The BBC reports: Ex-Labour MP Naz Shah has “stood aside” from the Commons Home Affairs select committee “until further notice”.

The MP was suspended by Labour last week and apologised to the Commons for endorsing calls in 2014 for Israel to be moved to the United States.

The comments triggered a wider row over alleged anti-Semitism within the party, with an inquiry now under way.

Keith Vaz, the chair of the committee, said Ms Shah would not take part in its meetings for the time being.

The committee is beginning an inquiry into the extent of anti-Semitism in the UK and will call Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London who was suspended from Labour for suggesting Adolf Hitler was a Zionist, among its witnesses.

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