UK Labour Promotes Lawmaker who Made Holocaust Reference on Gaza

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses an audience at the People's History Museum and sets out the reasons why Labour is voting remain, in the referendum on June 21, 2016 in Manchester, England. In the final few days of the EU referendum Jeremy Corbyn, Kate …
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Arutz Sheva reports: The Labour party in Britain continues to make headlines, with its leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) promoting a lawmaker who seemingly compared Israel’s treatment of Palestinian Arabs to the Holocaust.

According to JTA, Corbyn made Yasmin Qureshi, who has apologized for causing any offense with her remark in 2014, shadow justice minister, a position that makes her Labour’s point person on the subject.

Qureshi, speaking in England’s Westminster Hall a week after International Holocaust Memorial Day in 2014, made the surprising accusation that Israel is conducting a “holocaust” against Arabs in Gaza.

In her subsequent apology, the Pakistani-born MP denied that she had meant to draw parallels between modern-day Israel and Nazi Germany.

“The debate was about the plight of the Palestinian people and in no way did I mean to equate events in Gaza with the Holocaust. I apologize for any offense caused,” she said. “I am also personally hurt if people thought I meant this.”

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