UK Labour leader Keir Starmer hosts official from Israeli Labor party

Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
According to the report, nine officials have been hosted, including the deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, Chen Arieli, the party's chief executive, Nir Rosen, and senior staffers from the Israeli leader's office

The Guardian reported that the shadow health secretary, Wes Streeting, hosted the delegation for dinner and the group also met the shadow foreign secretary, David Lammy, and discussed campaign tactics with senior figures in Labour HQ including the general secretary, David Evans, and campaign director Morgan McSweeney.

When Corbyn was Labour leader, he faced ongoing accusations of antisemitism, both over his history of hostility towards Israel and support for anti-Israel terrorist groups, as well as the rise in anti-Jewish rhetoric within the party.

Dozens of Labour members have been suspended over their antisemitic statements in recent years, while the party has been criticized for its failure to deal with the antisemitism within it.

In the most recent British parliamentary election, Labour recorded its worst performance, in terms of seats, since 1935.

Corbyn eventually stepped down and was later suspended from Labour following the publication of a report which found numerous cases where the party leadership under Corbyn underplayed, belittled or ignored complaints by Jewish members, and sometimes actively interfered to support political allies.

He was reinstated to Labour after appearing to apologize for belittling the report.

The former leader of the Israeli Labor party, Avi Gabbay, cut ties with Corbyn in 2018 over the handling of antisemitism within the Labour...

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