‘Netanyahu, War Criminals Not Welcome In UK,’ Suspended Labour Member Warns

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a press conference together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery following the 6th German-Israeli government consultations on February 16, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Another three Labour Party members were suspended Monday after posting anti-Israel messages on social media, continuing a rash of damning revelations that has placed Jeremy Corbyn’s movement under scrutiny for widespread anti-Semitism.

The British party suspended city councilman Ilyas Aziz on Monday after a British political watchdog produced Facebook posts in which he said Israel should have been created in the United States and it was not too late to move Israeli Jews there. Hours later it suspended a second city councilman for anti-Israel posts.

Aziz, a lawmaker in Nottingham in north-central England, was suspended hours after the Guido Fawkes website posted screenshots of his Facebook posts, including the one in July 2014 during the Israel-Hamas war calling for the relocation of Israeli Jews.

 Other of Aziz’s posts shown on Guido Fawkes included one comparing Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians to the Nazis’ treatment of Jews, and another perpetuating the blood libel myth that reads “Stop drinking Gaza’s blood.”
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