Tuesday, May 3, 2016

UK Labour politician says Israelis 'drink Gaza's blood' - Ari Soffer

by Ari Soffer

Yet another Labour Party politician's virulent anti-Semitism exposed; Ilyas Aziz also echoed calls to ethnically-cleanse Israeli Jews.

Yet another UK Labour Party politician has been exposed as having posted virulently anti-Semitic material online, in the latest of a series of anti-Semitism scandals to rock Britain's leading left-wing opposition party.
Ilyas Aziz is a Labour councilor in Nottingham, northern England, and is a die-hard supporter of party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

While his most recent posts on his Facebook account have concentrated on denying any anti-Semitism within his party, in earlier posts Aziz ironically echoes many of the very hateful messages several fellow Labour members have been suspended for in recent days and weeks.

In one post in particular he issues a near-identical message to that of MP Naz Shah, who was suspended from Labour after calling to forcibly deport Israeli Jews to America. Aziz's own posts were exposed by the Guido Fawkes political blog:

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Aziz's Facebook post - published at around the same time as Shah's in 2014 - suggested: "Perhaps it would have been wiser to create Israel in America it's big enough. They could relocate even now."
In another post, from August of that year, he appeared to echo the notorious anti-Semitic blood libels, implying that Israelis were "drinking the blood" of Arabs in Gaza:

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The above posts are just a few of the anti-Semitic statuses posted by Aziz during the summer of 2014 - when anti-Semitism peaked as anti-Israel groups rallied in support of Hamas during its war with Israel that year.

Unsurprisingly given those views, Arutz Sheva found Aziz also is a strong supporter of the extremist Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which has a long history of hosting anti-Semites and homophobes at its events, as well as the anti-Israel BDS boycott movement.

Arutz Sheva also found evidence that Aziz had attended an event by the Hamas fundraising charity Interpal, which is also supported by Jeremy Corbyn.

In October of 2014 - and again in November - he advertised an Interpal event hosting Islamist Taliban-supporter Yvonne Ridley.

The Labour Party has yet to respond to this latest exposure of anti-Semitism among its ranks, which will further up the pressure on embattled leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Ari Soffer

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/211637#.VydNMnqzdds

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