Via Mail on Sunday
The row over anti-Semitism in Labour took a new twist last night after it emerged that one of Jeremy Corbyn’s MPs suggested a Labour Government could make a historical apology for the creation of Israel in 1948.
In comments made last year to a meeting of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, Ealing MP Rupa Huq said that a Labour Government ‘could probably get that through’.
[…] Answering a question about whether an apology should be made, Ms Huq said: ‘1948, that happened under a British government. To my mind, an apology – yes. You could do one. A Labour Government could probably get that through.’
Rupa Huq was on a panel at a PSC event, ‘Palestine is Still the Issue – Pre-election public meeting‘ in February 2015. Also on the panel were Jon Ball – Lib Dem candidate for Ealing Central & Acton, and Tom Sharman – Green Party candidate for Ealing Central & Acton.
When contacted by The Mail on Sunday, Huq was quick to row back on her comments, and establish her support for Israel. She told the MOS that the remarks she made did not reflect her actual views: Continue reading “This is what the Mail on Sunday reports as evidence of antisemitism”