Israel's Labor Party cuts ties with Britain's Jeremy Corbyn amid anti-Semitism row

Maureen Lipman

Avi Gabbay said in a video posted online that he wrote to Corbyn, informing him of the "temporary suspension of all formal relations".

A letter sent to Corbyn, who is avowedly pro-Palestinian, also stated that his "public hatred" of Israel's state policies acted as a deterrent to any constructive relations.

It comes after Mr Corbyn has faced protests and widespread criticism for turning a blind eye to anti-Semitism among his supporters.

British Labour and Israeli Labor are sister parties and as Gabbay explains in his letter "have a long history of friendship", citing positive past relations with Prime Minister's Harold Wilson, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

There are some areas where the two parties will continue to work together, he added, but "we can not retain relations with you, Leader of Labour Party UK".

Labour Friends of Israel's Director Jennifer Gerber said today: "We fully understand why the Israeli Labor Party has made a decision to suspend relations with Jeremy Corbyn".

The Israeli Labour party said Tuesday it was suspending ties with Jeremy Corbyn because of the "hostility" he had shown to the Jewish community and the "anti-Semitic statements and actions" allowed during his time as Labour leader.

Chair of Labour Friends of Israel, Joan Ryan MP, wrote urgently to the Labour leader today demanding he visit Israel, saying she was "ashamed at the news".

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Ahead of Israel's Holocaust Memorial Day which begins on Wednesday night, Israeli Labour leader Avi Gabbay wrote to Jeremy Corbyn telling him of the suspension. In the past it has tweeted that "Israel is a steaming pile of sewage which needs to be properly disposed of".

The British Campaign Against Antisemitism denounced Corbyn to the Labour Party in a comprehensive disciplinary complaint that accuses Corbyn of bringing his party into disrepute for dismissing antisemitism and flags his membership in several social media groups used as platforms for antisemitic posts.

HUNDREDS of people gathered outside Labour's headquarters in central London yesterday to protest against anti-Semitism in the party.

"And what that implies [is] what political changes we need to make in order to really be in control of our lives".

The Jewish leadership council declined to comment on the breach of ties between Israel's Labor Party and Corbyn.

The protest was called after the Board of Deputies took the unprecedented step of organising a demonstration outside Parliament a fortnight before in a protest at Mr Corbyn's inaction.

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