UK Labour Deputy Tom Watson in Israel to Ease Tensions Following Anti-Semitism Charges


The Guardian reports: Tom Watson (pictured), Labour’s deputy leader, is in Israel in an effort to build bridges after allegations of antisemitism within the party.

He and a group of MPs, including the former chief whip Rosie Winterton, have accepted an invitation from Israel’s Labor party. It follows Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to turn down a similar invitation in April because of “diary commitments”.

The delegation, which also includes Ruth Smeeth, Gloria De Piero and Michael Dugher, toured the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum on Tuesday, and will also visit the Palestinian territories.

Corbyn received a furious letter from Isaac Herzog, leader of the Israeli Labor party, in April, after the former London mayor Ken Livingstone made controversial remarks about Adolf Hitler and Zionism.

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