Scottish Labour MP Accused British Jewish Journalists of Working for Israel's Mossad

(The Courier-Scotland) Gareth McPherson - Scottish Labour MP Mary Lockhart has returned to the party fold after she was suspended by leader Richard Leonard in July for a widely-condemned social media post. At the height of the anti-Semitism row in Labour last summer, three Jewish newspapers in the UK published a joint front page warning that a Corbyn-led government would pose an "existential threat to Jewish life in this country." Lockhart suggested the editorials were part of "a Mossad [Israeli intelligence agency] assisted campaign to prevent the election of a Labour government pledged to recognize Palestine as a state." Thomas Docherty, the former Labour MP in Fife who made the official complaint, said, "She accused, without any evidence whatsoever, Jewish journalists of acting on behalf of a foreign government. It's a classic anti-Semitic trope."

2019-01-11 00:00:00

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